Genesis 14:18-22 (feel free to read the whole chapter)
Melchizedek king of Salem [later called Jerusalem] brought out bread and wine for their nourishment; he was the priest of God Most High,
And he blessed him and said, Blessed (favored with blessings, made blissful, joyful) be Abram by God Most High, Possessor and Maker of heaven and earth,
And blessed, praised, and glorified be God Most High, Who has given your foes into your hand! And [Abram] gave him a tenth of all he had taken.
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons and keep the goods for yourself.
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand and sworn to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor and Maker of heaven and earth.
OK…let’s get the technical stuff out of the way! In this text God Most High comes from the following two Hebrew words;
‘el (ale) – strength, mighty, power, strong. And, ‘ayil (ah’yil) – an oak.
Also, the word Possessor comes from the Hebrew word quanah (kah-naw’) – to create, to own, to take care or, surely redeem and possess.
Look at verse 20…Who has given your foes into your hand! He has already won ALL of our battles. He has ALREADY giving us the victory. For Abram it was then and there. For us it was an all in one deal with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
God Most High is Mighty and Strong…He has ALL the power…and guess what? He’s got your back!! And guess what else? THE BATTLE HAS ALREADY BEEN WON!!! We need to stop focusing on the immediate “issues,” and start focusing on the knowledge given to us through God’s Word. The knowledge that the victory is ours!
Trust me, I KNOW hard…I KNOW pain…I KNOW trials…and I know life can throw some MAJOR curve balls. However, when I read this…when I really open my eyes to see WHO my Daddy really is, and His Character…I KNOW it will all be OK. I KNOW that God Most High has me covered…even in the darkest of darkness!!
I also remember that ALL things work for the good to those who love the Lord and are called according to HIS purpose. Hold onto that when the enemy comes knocking with trials and struggles!
In closing, we must realize that the ball is in our court. God has made His strength, position and authority clear. He has shown us who we are in Him. He has outlined the path for each of us in His Word. He has already given us the victory….now, all we have to do is RECEIVE it and WALK IN IT!
Daddy God, My God Most High, You are an awesome and wonderful God. Thank You for caring for me. Thank You for giving me victory in every circumstance. Help me to remember this and walk in it. Help me to REALLY receive this Word from You. I love You, Lord. And I want to WALK in the victory that you have given to me. Thank You, my God Most High! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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