Abraham The Man who believed God
God Called Abraham, the righteous man From the East and set nations before Abraham and Abraham would have seed as the stars of the sky and sand on the sea shore. Abraham is and was the Father, not after the flesh as many Jews believe. Although Abraham was indeed that to Israel, today it is Abraham and his belief that the Lord was to be believed in all he promised. Thus Abraham is the Father after the spirit, through faith and belief in the Son of God. A spiritual circumcision by the Spirit of God performed on those who have believed and received Yeshua, Jesus.
Before being known as Abraham there was Abram, a call, and a promise:
Gen 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:
Gen 12:2- And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Abram believed the LORD and it was counted to him for righteousness. Later the LORD made a covenant with Abraham and told him he would be father of many nations. His name would no longer be called Abram, or high father; but now it would be Abraham, father of many nations.
Abram believed God, before he became known as Abraham
Gen 15:5- And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Gen 15:6- And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Abram, high Father becomes Abraham Father of many nations
Gen 17:4- As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Gen 17:5- Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
Name changed from Abram:H87; ‘abra^m; ab-rawm’
Contracted from H48; high father; Abram, the original name of Abraham: – Abram
Name change to Abraham: H85; ‘abra^ha^m; ab-raw-hawm’
Contracted from H1 and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous); father of a multitude; Abraham, the later name of Abram: – Abraham.
Gen 12:1-17:27 Is 40:27-41:16
Warn Radio Shabbat Service 11-04-11