Emanna for 09/28/2019

The Possessor of Heaven and Earth

Bible Verses

Gen 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out breadand wine. Now he was priest of God the Most High. (19) And he blessed him and said, Blessed be Abram of God the Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; (21) And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the people, and take the possessions for yourself. (22) But Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to Jehovah, God the Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth, (23) That I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, lest you say, I have made Abram rich.

Words of Ministry

After Abraham brought back all the goods, including his nephew Lot and his goods and the women and the people, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the valley of Shaveh. Abraham had learned the lesson. He did not consider the goods as trophies of his hard-fought battle and that he deserved them. He took a certain stand and showed others that, other than Jehovah, no one could give him anything. Abraham called God "the possessor of heaven and earth"! We should not think lightly of this title. This means that because of Abraham's stand for the Lord, heaven became the Lord's, and the earth became the Lord's. God was no longer the Lord of heaven only, but the possessor of heaven and earth! Abraham did not invent the title "the possessor of heaven and earth"; he learned this from Melchizedek. After he slaughtered Chedorlaomer and the other kings, he met Melchizedek at the valley of Shaveh, which was the king's dale. Melchizedek came to him with bread and wine and blessed him... Because a man stood on earth for God, Melchizedek was able to proclaim God as the possessor of heaven and earth. This is the first time in the Bible that God was called the possessor of heaven and earth. After Abraham won the victory on earth, God was called the possessor of heaven and earth!

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 1993, pp. 42-43. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 7/17/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.