Yesterday we talked about the need to place a demand on our Heavenly Father to Hallow His Holy Name. We said God’s name is Hallowed or Honoured when God honours His covenant with Abraham. I thought that I would do justice to yesterday’s subject if I elucidate God’s covenant with Abraham.
God’s covenant with Abraham is a covenant particularly of Ownership.
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 (OWNERSHIP) that I will shew thee: (Genesis 12:1 KJV)
We said that God swore against His name, hence His name is at stake concerning the fulfilment of the promise. Nonetheless God will do everything possible to protect the integrity of His Holy Name. Therefore His sees to it that the covenant of ownership is always satisfied by those who are called by His name.
The covenant of ownership is still at work today
The promise of ownership is still at work today through the righteousness of faith. The bible says that if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29 KJV). And in the light of Romans 4:13 we understand that we are heirs of the world through the righteousness of faith. This actually means that as a Christian you should own property, businesses, etc. This honour is upon all those that call upon the name of Christ.
The features of your Ownership
To have a clear picture of the features that your ownership should possess, you need look at the features of the Garden in Eden our first parent’s property.
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. (Genesis 2:8 KJV)
From the verse above I have derived three (3) features from Adam’s ownership:
1. It was a Garden which means in Hebrew a protected area. Hence your property should be protected by title deeds and trademarks.
2. The Garden was eastward in Eden which means it saw the light first, that is, the sun rises from the east to the west. Hence your property should be the first in technology, design, financial value, etc.
3. The Garden was in Eden. Eden means a place of pleasure and satisfaction. Hence your possessions should be a source of delight and through them you should be wholly satisfied.