HOW TO BE GREAT LIKE ABRAHAM

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2017 truly is your year of greatness. You are going to be great in the sight of God this new year. Now I have been sharing with you all about greatness! Some time ago, I would have thought that when someone spoke about greatness, it would have been in relation to pride, arrogance or something of that nature. However, I have come to realize that greatness is truly something biblical. God spoke to many people telling them that they would be great and we are privileged to be related to these people.

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb” (Luke 1:15). Now these words were spoken about John the Baptist before his birth. However, Jesus also spoke saying that we would be greater than John the Baptist (Matthew 11:11). So by these words, you are great! It is difficult to believe how great you are but accept it. Remember that as many as received and as many as believed, to them he gave power to become the sons of God. So today, I am prophesying to you because through prophesies, many great things will happen to you.  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David” (Luke 1:32). This was spoken about Jesus and in Hebrews 2:11, we are told that Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers. The brother of a goat is a goat and the brother of a lizard is a lizard. In the same way, the brother of a great person is a great person. You are becoming great this year. I am prophesying greatness unto you as I have been commanded!

Today, I would like to continue speaking on how to be great like Abraham. Genesis 12:2 says “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.” Now we are clearly shown how to become a blessing in this scripture. Blessings make you great. Declarations from God make people great. Everyone must seek to be blessed and avoid things that bring about curses. What made Abraham’s blessings multiply and make him such a blessed person? If you read Genesis 12:1-2, Abraham was told to go forth to the land that God has showed him. “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 that I will shew thee” (Genesis 12:1). The first thing to notice is that God’s calling makes a person great. God never called somebody to demote them. So, do not reject the call of God. The genuine call of God at first looks like nothing. People who are always looking for something before believing are the people that never get anywhere with God. To please God, you must have faith! All of you who are still telling God to show you something before you move on His behalf must change. When God calls you, go! It is a sign that He really wants to bless you. You are prospering and becoming great through the prophesies in your life! (Ezra 6:14).

Blessings!

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