“Not Knowing”…is Ok in part (Part 3 of 3)

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, “not knowing” whither he went.

To best explain why Abraham and Issac appeared in a dream as a voice was saying “in Issac shall thy seed be called”; was a sign, a witness that the son of promise was coming to pass in me. I had recently shared my dream experience with my church weekly bible study group by email. One replied with a question like, what do you think it meant? Another wrote back with, “did your spiritual life change because of this event?

To me, it was a confirmation that I did hear a message/word from God and was following it (rather believing it) although I did not yet understand (in the Abram heart/stage) and that seed had not yet been called (seed of God, was being raised up) yet was not made fully known (not yet quickened/revealed to me). To me this is what the Abram is, when God is giving a word of promise, when we’ve not yet seen its manifestation (the son of promise). I also see this as the Word in us, being quickened and is changed into the image of God, from faith to faith, from glory to glory.

Some references:
Galatians Chapter 3:
5. He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
6. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
16. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
17. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot dis-annul, that it should make the promise of
none effect.

Genesis 21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. Hebrews 11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

Romans Chapter 4
1. What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
2. For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
3. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
4. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
5. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
10. How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they
be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
12. And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
13. For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
14. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
15. Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
16. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of
Abraham; who is the father of us all,
17. (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
20. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21. And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
22. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
23. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
24. But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
25. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

Romans Chapter 9
6. Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
7. Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
8. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
9. For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.

Through this spiritual experience I began re-reviewing the epistles of the apostles and their gospels (their testimony of Jesus Christ), such phrases spoken like “inward”, “in you”, “in us”, kingdom of God is within us, began to jump out of the pages and became personal.

Luke Chapter 17
20. And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation
21. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

The scriptures of the prophet and the epistles of the apostles, were starting to become a spiritual place and no longer historical books of past places, characters and events.
Was it hard to began making that perception shift you may ask? Absolutely it was! However, as I began to let go of my perception of the books of the bible, to see them more as Gods’ Christ being formed and quicken within, the witness that Gods’ truth was working manifested to bear witness of the truth. This explains seeing (perceiving) Abraham (fully clothed and standing). An Abram heart is one that has been called by God (Spirit) and is obedient, although the heart doesn’t yet know, nor yet understand how the Christ body will be formed and created within (following after the truth, in its beginning, even though one can’t see the end-as of yet).

Hebrews Chapter 11:
8. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, “not knowing” whither he went.

Gods will is to bear the witness of the truth in each and everyone of us! Abraham who, by Sarah, brings forth Issac, whom Spirit calls up HIS Seed (thought/word) of promise (the work of the Holy Ghost (prophesy, dreams and visions). AMEN and AMEN!

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