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
Hallelujah, Praise the Lord, because the word of the Lord yesterday is the same word for us today and it will be the same tomorrow. So as children of the Truth God has a message for us today. “walk before me, and be thou perfect”
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 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. Every office, title and all that we have are His for His disposal. Nothing shall be without His direction and all in His service. I am encouraging you to make a complete surrender to His will and power.
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.
To my brothers and sisters, there cannot be anything short when coming to the walk with God. You have to take Him at every word and walk accordingly to fulfil His purpose and will. Behold I have set before the obedience of Abram and his son Isaac who walked in the fear of the Lord and His obedience. Go and offer up your son as a sacrifice to the Lord. The son I promised you and is now an adult. Go to the mountain, take a walk before me and make this sacrifice. You have a sacrifice to make to the Lord also and it is not your child but your heart. Lay yourself on the altar and make that self-sacrifice and see God in action today and hereafter in your life. That your light will shine so all the world can see Christ in you the hope of glory.