HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. Genesis 17:1
God precedes His commands with such revelations of Himself, that obedience is rendered easily possible. Before calling Abram to perfection, He described Himself as El Shaddai, the Almighty. What may we not do if we learn to avail ourselves of the all-might of God? Oh to know the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe! Our lack is that we do not know our God, and therefore fail to perform exploits. “Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me.” Lie on thy face, and let God talk with thee, and tell thee the conditions on which He will make thee exceeding fruitful.
- First – Walk before Me:
- Second – Be thou whole-hearted.
There must be wholeness in our surrender. No part of our nature is barred or curtained off from God. Every chamber must be freely placed at His disposal; every relationship placed under His direction; every power devoted to His service. All we have and are must be entirely His. This must be a total surrender of your whole life including your finances. It is a handing over to God for Him to perfect His ways in you.
There must be wholeness in our intention. The one aim of our Lord was to bring glory to His Father, and we should never be satisfied till we are so absolutely eager for the glory of Christ that we would seek it though at the cost of infamy to ourselves; and be as glad for another to bring it to Him, as we should be in bringing it ourselves.
There must be wholeness in our obedience. It was clearly so with Abram. As soon as God left talking with His servant, he took Isaac and performed the rite which had just been enjoined.
So many times we are conjoined to others and God cannot use or take us to that place He intends for us. Note, the day we break off or let go of the weight that binds us to the earth, see the hand of God on our lives? He wants total separation to perform His work in you. That’s why some things are done in secret and are kept a secret.