HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: Genesis 13:14
Abram’s life was one of an ever-perfecting separation. But out of these experiences sprang his rarest joys. The separate and obedient soul may reckon on:-
Fresh Revelation. Whenever Abram dared to step out in obedience, the Lord spake freshly to him. But in Egypt, we find no trace of the Divine voice. If God spake there, it would be in warning and rebuke. Has the voice of God long been silent to thee – no fresh command, no deeper insight into truth? See to it that thou art, not in Egypt. Separate thyself, not only from Haran but from Lot; not only from what is clearly wrong but from all that is questionable; and the Lord will speak to thee things it is not possible for men to utter. The command of God to Abram called for total separation from Egypt and some known people he had an association within Egypt. Sometimes when we see things not going in the right direction we tend to lay the blame on others, but God is asking that you separate so He can take you to the next level of your life. I need to speak to you but I cannit because of the company you are keeping, some places you are going and some things you are doing. I have a new opening for you and I want to discuss it with you saith the Lord, but you have to separate yourself before I can confide in you.
Further Vision. Lot lifted up his eyes to espy what would make for his advantage and well-being and beheld only the plain of Sodom, which indeed was well-watered, but the seat of exceeding sin. But when Abram lifted up his eyes, not to search out ought for himself, but to see what God had prepared, he looked northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward-words which remind us of the length, and breadth, and depth, and height of the love of Christ. The single eye is full of light; the far climber gets the widest horizon; if thou wilt do His will, thou shalt know.so here Abram allowed Lot to choose and when he saw the glamour, and d the bright lights he had no other choice but to take what his eyes behold. So that was the vision of natural things. Hallelujah. When the eyes of Abram were opened now he was alone and in obedience to God’s word and command, God showed him the vision. Yes, the separation caused joy to the heart of Abram. He had a 360 view of the vision.
Hundredfold old Compensation. Whatever Abram renounced, when he left his home or gave Lot the right to choose, he received back in the usual measure of God, with an overflowing overpass. God gave him the entire land, including Lot’s -portion. We can never give up for God, without receiving in this life more than we gave. Here Lot thought he beat Abram to the prize but he had no vision nor did he understand what was taking place. If we can wait on the Lord and be of good cheers we will reap of the land as promised. So here Abram obeyed the Lord and every inch of the land that he saw God gave it to him and Lot didn’t know that the portion he chooses was also given to Abram. Talk about God and His work. Just listen for His voice and obey at His command and see if He will not open the windows of heaven and take you into the overflow.