Genesis 17:4-6 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.
INSIGHT: -In Hebrew, nation is written as goy & it means commonwealth, folk, community, populace, people, gentile, folk, race, household, kindred, clan. -Gal 3:29, And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. -The name Abraham means father of many nations, in whose lineage we were born & justified son’s of God (we belong to Christ) according to the promise.
PRAYER: We thank You Father, for the gift of life & Your graces in our lives. Thank You for justifying us, Your son’s according to the promise. May our sonship be made manifest always & may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen
Exodus 33:13-14 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.” And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
INSIGHT: -The Lord spoke Moses face to face like a man speaks to his friend outside the tabernacle of meeting. -Ps 16:11, You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
PRAYER: Lord our Father we pray, that if we have found grace in Your sight, show us Your way, that we may know You & that we may find grace in Your sight. Guide our country; Kenya that we find peace, love, joy, rest & unity in Your presence for we belong to You. Amen
Revelation 2:26-28 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations— ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’— as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star.
INSIGHT: -Rom 8:17, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. -We are reminded to hold fast good conscience & works of love, service, faith, patience so that we can share in Christs’ glory when He comes again.
PRAYER: Lord Our Father, all the praise, wisdom & power belong to You. Always dwell in our hearts & may we be instructed by You in all things. Amen
1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
INSIGHT: -A kingdom of priests & a holy nation is originated from Exod 19:6, which was an address to the children of Israel. In Rev 1:5-6, we learn that Jesus loved us & washed our sins by His blood making us kings & priests to God & has united us a people through His merciful love.
PRAYER: We give You thanks Lord our Father, for Your everlasting consolation & merciful love upon us. May You continue to establish us in every good work & word as a chosen priesthood & a holy nation. Amen
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
INSIGHT: -After Jesus resurrected, He instructed the eleven disciples to go make more disciples in all the nation’s for He will come to judge the nation’s (Mat 25:31-33).
SUMMARY: -The name Abraham means father of many nations/ Nation refers to a people/ he who overcomes & keeps God’s works until the end he will be given power over the nations/ we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation by the love & mercy of Christ.
PRAYER: Lord our Father, we give You all the glory, honor & praise. You are the King of kings & Lord of lords. We pray for our nation, Kenya & all the nation’s all over the world. Grant us leaders who will lead Your people in Your wisdom & truth; as we are keen to observe all things that You have commanded us. Have mercy on us all & cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Amen