HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: Genesis 14:19
It was to Melchizedek, the lonely king-priest living outside the busy rush of the world, that this new name of God was given. There are some to whom God gives these direct revelations of Himself, that they may communicate them to others. These are our seers. This title for God, which Abram immediately appropriated, was the source:-
Of Humility. – To think of God as the Maker and Possessor of heaven and earth induces the profoundest humility of heaven. “They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou didst create all things.” How great God is! His greatness is unsearchable. Earth and heaven are His handiwork. Take time to think of this, but never forget that He is Love; then, with the familiarity of the child, thou wilt combines the lowly reverence of the creature.
Of Steadfastness in the hour of temptation. – When the king of Sodom desired Abram to share in the spoils of the kings, setting before him a most subtle temptation, and one which might have dragged him from the life and walk of faith, Abram fell back on the revelation of God just vouchsafed to him, and said in effect: “What need is there that I should do this thing, or receive of thy gold? All God is mine; in God, all things are mine also. What I need He will assuredly give. So, What He withholds I will receive from no other source.” There is no need for us to get wealth wrongly; God can supply all we need.
So brethren in this day and hour what do we need that God cannot provide? Is there something that is available that God has no knowledge? Why are we so conceited in our own way seeking the power of the adversary to fight against the oracles of our God?
May I warn you brethren that God is not slack concerning His promises as we do, take care that we come up short before the Lord when we are called to answer before the throne. Keep watching unto prayer and ay Almighty God bless and keep us.