One of my 2007 Writings, that is at a couple other another sites....
What season are we in?...And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.
GOD has a plan....GOD Is In Total Control.
God keeps HIS promises. God is All Powerful, HE Knows All Things, Sees ALL Things.
9-23-07 Sunday School Lesson: Genesis 21:9-21
Sharing my sunday school notes (Read Genesis 21:9-21)
9-30-07 Lesson (Next Week) "Issac & Rebekah" Genesis 24:34-40, 42-45, 48
Genesis 21:12-13 "God said unto Abraham....also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed."
I want you to keep your mind on this but this was not in my sunday school book for some reason my mind went to this --- Acts 2:8-11, 16, 20, 38, 41, 42 - The Pentecostal Beginning, Realized. What season are we in? Now I have never been to seminary nor theology school but this is my thought.
Verses 9, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21 --- OTHER Nations, Offshoots of The Abrahamic Stock, Ishmaelites
(My understanding the Arabs are from Ishmael & Abraham)
And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian (Genesis 16:1) which she had born unto Abraham(Genesis 16:15)
Abraham was a man of faith. Abraham was a father of two sons at this time by two different women and they were all living in the same dwelling place - home.
Was it and is it possible for two women that have had a child by the same man to dwell - live in peace all under the same roof with one man? Abraham was grievous when he had to send his son, Ishmael away.
Verse 14 -- THE FAMILY, Polygamy (more than one wife or husband at the same time) & Concubinage (to dwell or live together) Practised Trouble From It
And Abraham rose up ...... early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: (John 8:35) and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness in Beer-sheba.
Abraham was kind for he prepared water and bread for Hagar and his son before sending them away from his dwelling place. This is how men should care for their child(children) making preparations for them.
Beer-shea .......... Genesis 21:14 Hagar was relieved there, I Kings 19:3 Elijah flees there
Verses 15, 16 -- THE FAMILY, Family Affections, Parent & Children, Love to Children
And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast her child under the shrubs.
And she went, and sat her down over against him.....a good way off, as it were a bowshoot, for she said, Let me not see the death of the child.....And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.
Food for thought -- Was she praying for her child? What mother, what good mother would not have been praying for their child hoping that they would be heard? Was her cry heard?
Verse 17 -- Angels, The Angel of The LORD, OR, OF God, Instances of HIS Appearing
And God heard the voice of the lad; (Exodus 3:7) and the angel of God....called to Hagar....out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not, for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
God ask Hagar what aileth thee...God called her by name. God told her not to fear for he had heard the lad -- the lad was her son.
Food for thought -- What was Moses? Do you remember what Moses calling was?
Exodus 3:7 --- The Hebrews, ISRAEL in Egypt, God Remembers HIS Covenant
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.
Verse 18 -- Angels, The ANGEL Of The LORD, OR, OF God, Utters Predictions
Arise,.....lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation (Genesis 21:13)
him - Ishmael
Verse 19 -- MIRACLES, Supernatural Bodily Gifts, Gifts of Bodily Vision
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad a drink.
Food for thought --- Pray, Pray seriously, Believe, ACTION "ASK, SEEK, KNOCK"
Verses 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 --- Descendants of Ishmael
Verse 16 -- 12 princes according to their nations
Verse 17 -- Other Nations, Ishmaelites, Ishmael lived 137 years
Scripture reference taken from KJV, Topical Bible, Crusade Bible Publishers, Mt. Juliet, TN
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