A man from the other side…
Often we say about ourselves that we are who we are, because….
Our parents treat us badly
We come from a broken home environment
We have a foul temperament rising up from our own dad or mom
And we can never change! Really? NO
Your life depends on your choice! You don’t have to be temperamental even if your father is, you don’t have to be spoiled child even if you came from a wealthy family. Stop making excuses and be brave enough to be “a man from beyond”. What does it mean? A man from beyond literally means a man comes from the other side, right? But it actually is! Maybe most of people in your community speak bad words, or performing some tricks to get promoted with using others as their stepping stones, but YOU? No, even you live in a community like that, you have different qualities, you are different from the rest, you don’t get in the flow and just do as people around you would behave. You have those special qualities, so that even though you came from a broken home family, you have no attitude of bitterness, and you have no attitude of hatred.
Abraham is one of the “a man from beyond”. Even he has been “cheated” by his nephew, Lot, but when his nephew got in trouble (read Genesis), Abram was ready to save him, and finally he won the battle! After he won the battle, 2 kings came to him in the King’s Valley
17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine.He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram,saying,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
20 And praise be to God Most High,
who delivered your enemies into your hand.”
Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.”
22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, 23 that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’
We also face battle every single day in our life. Do you know who our enemies are? Yes first of course is the devil, and second is our flesh. Whenever we face battle and then win, one of two choices should be made (just like Abram)
what are those choices? (go to part 2)