Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
pi·o·neer| ˌpīəˈnir | noun –a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.
Abram (later named Abraham) is a special man. Not because he is wealthy (Genesis 13:2), but because he is chosen by God to change the world, and become the Pioneer of Faith. One of the first things we notice about Abram, is his call to action. Abram lived in a culture that worshipped MANY gods. Yet he is the first to hear from a God that has no graven image and no physical representation.
Faith Pioneers: You have got to be able to hear what no one else is hearing, and see what no one else can see!
In a world of “trendy” prophets, and copycat ministries, you have to be able to hear what God is saying that is different. I totally understand confirmation, and spiritual agreement as it pertains to ‘thus saith the Lord,” however, today’s prophetic climate is tainted. Tainted by gainsayers, division, and personal ambitions. It’s sad 😞 because a huge number of God’s people are being manipulated by an “emotional word.”
Ward-ism: What’s an “emotional word?”
A “prophecy” designed to validate a person’s emotional feelings, ambitions, and personal agenda. It appeals to the person’s desires instead of pointing them in the direction of God’s Will for their life. Does this mean God won’t confirm some things happening in your personal life? No. It simply means that God’s WILL is not the motive, but man’s desires.
1.)Abram is tapped on his shoulder by a God he can not see. (No graven image)
2.)Abram is asked to go to a land that he has never lived. (No GPS, no brochures, no website).
3.)He is commanded to LEAVE everything he knows for the unknown! (Family, birthplace, lineage)
This is what makes Abram (later named Abraham) our Faith Pioneer. Faith Pioneers always end up with uncommon instructions, for an uncommon purpose.
>>>>>>>>The hard question: What is God asking you to do that is uncommon? Can you hear Him drawing you out of the “ordinary” into the realm of faith that leads to uncommon purpose?
***Part 2 we will dig deeper into this call of Abram and how his example of faith, is our point of reference for our faith in God for an amazing purpose!***
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