Isaac Is Coming
I know that I've been posting a bunch of junk lately, I get afraid those who read will think I'm just a religious nut, and don't want to be preachy all the time. I am addicted to American Idol, even though I don't see it every week, I always find out the results...even from afar. But today I've got something jumping in my spirit and wanted to share. Several weeks ago I was preaching in Illinois and the phrase "Isaac Is Coming" got into my spirit. For some reason I thought I had read those words but could not find where I read them. Then the Lord began to speak to me about this phrase, I began to search the scripture concerning God's promise to Abraham to give him a son, of Abraham's impatience and Sarah's willingness to substitute herself with a handmaid and the arrival of Ishmael. It is a reoccuring word in my spirit that Isaac-the Promise-is coming. Ishmael was the product of the flesh, a substitute that would satisfy the impatience of two people that had been given a promise...it was Abraham and Sarah settling for less than what God promised them. Ishmael looked like the promise, acted like the promise, could be invested in and obtain the inheritance of the father...but he wasn't the promise. He was the production of the flesh that was paraded in the eyes of those that had heard the prophetic word...man's attempt to fulfill what only God can create. Today I went to the mail box and took out the latest issue of Ministries Today, as I'm scanning the pages I come to a article by R.T. Kendall entitled, "Isaac Is Coming!" I can't tell you what happened in my spirit, it was a confirmation that I am hearing the Lord. Don't understand all the implications, I just know there is an Isaac coming to the body of Christ, this promise has all the blessings and benefits of the covenant and will produce in our lives those things God has always desired to be a part of who and what we are...Don't Laugh...Isaac Is Coming!