I originally wrote this prayer and accompanying writing to YAHUAH with no intentions of publishing this. If this revelation is truly of YAH, then I know this word will edify whoever reads this writing. The incident mention happened just last week.
As always, I do take the time to insert the Scriptures that I only alluded to at the time of the original writing. The title again is, A New (to me) Revelation of the Blessing of Abraham. Here is the prayer and writing:
Abba YAHUAH, I thank you this day for Your mighty hand and delivering power! You are the sovereign Elohim! Thank you, YAHUAH! All things work together for the good of those who love you and are the called according to your purpose. When I was at work, my car was targeted (back passenger window was busted out). I stand on the Truth that You are more than willing and able to make up for the loss incurred because of this incident.
Abba, I am also truly glad that the individuals involved (whoever they are) targeted my car and not another. I am glad because I have gotten the opportunity to pray for them. I would not otherwise have had any awareness of the individual(s) involved. I am continuing to pray for them. Had they busted someone else’s window out, that person may or may not have prayed for them to turn from their wicked ways before it is too late for them.
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Master YAHUAH: and not that he should return from his ways, and live? Ezekiel 18:23
After writing the prayer above, I began to write the following reflections and observations based on Scripture.
To the world or worldly, it may seem strange that I wrote that I was glad that my car was targeted. I wrote those words sincerely from the perspective of these scriptures:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.John 16:33
YAHUAH is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.2 Peter 3:9
Lately, I have been praying for the blessing of righteous Abraham in and over my life. I have been praying from a different perspective and understanding than that of traditional religion which mostly covets the blessing of wealth and prosperity that Abraham had. This is indeed a part of the blessing of Abraham. It takes currency to live (and fix busted windows). However, there is another very important aspect of the blessing of Abraham that I never heard of when I was in traditional religion.
I choose to see this situation with my car as an opportunity to walk in this blessing of Abraham of which I write. I do not believe that Abba specifically told the wicked to target my car (Jam. 1:13). However, I believe that nothing, absolutely nothing happens to His redeemed people that He does not allow.
The roaring lion of John 10:10 came seeking to devour me by means of anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, fear, perplexity, and any other applicable negative emotion/work of the flesh. Yet, through Truth that makes us free, I choose to walk in the blessing of Abraham with this situation. What aspect of the blessing of Abraham am I writing about?
I begin to answer this by looking at Abraham’s actions and attitudes. Scripture does not indicate that Abraham wallowed in negative feelings when Pharaoh and Abimelech took Sarah from him on two separate occasions.
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. Genesis 12:14
The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. Genesis 12:15
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. Genesis 20:2
Through his trial with these two rulers, Abraham looked to his Elohim—his (and ours—if we choose His ways) mighty deliverer.
I cannot picture righteous Abraham bombarding YAHUAH with accusatory “Why?” questions after Sarah was taken from him. More than likely, he actively waited (not an oxymoron) on the delivering hand of his Elohim as he prayed and even praised him. I do not believe that Abraham wished harm on Pharaoh and Abimelech by praying “send back to sender” prayers against them.
Instead, Abraham more than likely kept his heart clean as he kept his eyes upon his Elohim. Because of his unsevered connection to YAHUAH, Abraham was able to leave Pharaoh and Egypt financially blessed, with no animosity in his heart, and he readily prayed for Abimelech.
So Abraham prayed unto Elohim: and Elohim healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. Genesis 20:17
For a few years now, I have pondered how Abraham was able to thrive (not just survive) in Canaan among its inhabitants who were suspect in their DNA. The Canaanites were wicked and steeped in sorcery. The Abimelech that Abraham dealt with was apparently an exception in that culture. Their purported wickedness caused Abraham to fear for his life.
And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? Genesis 20:10
And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of Elohim is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife’s sake. Genesis 20:11
Despite all his ordeals with the Egyptians and the Canaanites, Abraham, the righteous father of the redeemed, overcame and even thrived among them. This was so much so that their leaders (and the people) came to fear Abraham and his Elohim. This, Beloved, is the blessing of Abraham that I seek.
Though not directly pronounced over him as with David, we can see that Abraham was a man after YAH’s own heart. Only a man (not perfect, but being perfected through trials) after YAH’s own heart could pray for the one who took his wife. Only a man after YAH’s own heart own heart could say to his nephew, Lot, “let there be no strife among us” and then give Lot first choice of the best of the land (Gen. 13:8-9). Only a man after YAH’s own heart could intercede for the wicked inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. Only a man after YAH’s own heart could give up his only son, Isaac, to YAH.
Hannah was a woman after YAH’s own heart for she also did the same with Samuel. I want to be a woman after YAH’s own heart. This is the blessing of Abraham that I am praying for. Only a man or woman after YAH’s own heart is called a friend of YAHUAH.
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed Elohim, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of Elohim. James 2:23
We need this aspect of the blessing of Abraham in these last of the last evil days. The days ahead will only get darker and more supernaturally bizarre. This is no surprise to those who read and believe the written Word of YAH. Therefore, the time will come when only the friends of YAH will be able to survive and yes, even thrive (in ways that matter the most).
Singing Israel Houghton’s song, declaring our own selves to be friends of Elohim, will not do. He is the one who pronounces His friendship on whom He will. His Word shows that his friends exhibited the characteristics of righteousness.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15:14
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. John 15:15
Like Abraham, I want to be YAH’s friend. He gives EXTRA to His friends. Can you see an example of YAH’s extra that he gave to His friend, Abraham, when he empowered him to defeat five giant kings with only 318 men from his household (Genesis 14)?
We need this level of YAH’s EXTRA as the wicked one is becoming extra bold to show his hand. He knows his time is short (Rev. 12:12).
YAH’s friends are representatives of His heart on earth. YAH protects His friends even as He protected Abraham. YAH provides for His friends even as He provided for Abraham. YAH leads and guides His friends on the path of righteousness even as He led and guided Abraham. YAH reveals His secrets to His friends even as he showed Abraham things to come (Jn. 8:56).
YAHUAH’s friends have the same heart as He does. He loves His creation and His created. Even when He loves from a distance (He’s holy), His mercy (an expression of His infinite love) is ever present (Psa. 57:10). Extending His mercy to others by praying for those who despitefully use us (Matt. 5:43-48), puts us on the path of pronouncement that YAH gave to righteous Abraham—friend of Elohim.