Doing the Works of Abraham

Most of us want to partake of Abraham’s blessings but how much are we willing to do the works of Abraham. Christ said if he were Abraham’s children, he would do the works of Abraham (John 8:39)
What are the works of Abraham?

1. Intercession

In the book of Genesis chapter 18 from verse 17 through 33 we read a very interesting story, where God revealed to Abraham His intention to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah and all the inhabitants because their sin was very grievous.

Abraham approached God and interceded for the righteous ones living in the two Cities. He pleaded with God that the righteous ones should not perish with the wicked ones. He petitioned God that His is a Judge of all the earth and that He had to act justly. As a result God hearkened to Abraham and saved Lot when He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.

And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. (Genesis 19:29 KJVR)

Another incidence is in Chapter 20 of Genesis when Abimelech took Sarah Abraham’s wife. Consequently, the Lord kept all the women of the house of Abimelech from having children, because of Sarah. However when Abimelech restored Sarah to Abraham, Abraham interceded for Abimelech’s house and healed them.

So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham’s wife. (Genesis 20:17-18 KJVR)

2. Interception

When Abram heard that his nephew (LOT) had been captured, he called together all the fighting men in his camp, 318 in all, and pursued the four kings all the way to Dan. (Genesis 14:14 GNB)

Again Lot was caught in the midst of trouble. This time he is found in the midst of a battle between The Kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and four other kings. The four kings defeated the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and possessed their goods and the people including Lot. When Abraham heard it he armed his trained servants and intercepted the four kings. Abraham won the battle and rescued Lot and all the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah.

3. Intervention

Intervention means to become involved in a situation. Now what I mean here is, to involve yourself for the benefit of others, acting like the United Nations. This means possessing a selfless attitude.

When Abraham was called by God, the instruction was for him to leave his country, his kindred, and his father’s house, to a land that God would show him. (Genesis 12:1). However, Abraham selflessly invited Lot and others with him to be partakers of the promised blessings. He knew by faith that God would lead him to a better place than that his nephew Lot and the others he invited where leaving in. He intervened in their affairs.

Abraham as a King

The works of Abraham depict a picture of a king who intercedes on behalf of his people to God, who intercepts all satanic attacks aimed at his people, and who intervenes when his people are needy.

Only a king who loves his people will intercede, intercept, and intervene in his people’s matters. Remember Christ has made us kings and priests. (Revelation 1:5-6). By being a king as Abraham was will unlock the windows of heaven and pour a blessing upon you without measure.

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