Coming Out of Egypt
By Dr. Kiwi S. Kalloo
Establishing people in the Heart of God in Principles of the Kingdom in Sonship, Worship and Maturity.
27 Now these are the generations of Terah: (H8646 teh’·rakh means – Station. A station of Israel in the wilderness) (a stopping place for trains or other land conveyances, for the transfer of freight or passengers, a trading place) Terah begat Abram, (H87 av-raham, Exalted Father) (raised or elevated as in rank or character) Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. (H3826 lōte which means “covering”) (something laid over or wrapped around a thing, especially for concealment, protection, or warmth. )
Terah, the Father of Abraham was a station in his life, the one who gave Abraham purpose and vision, taught Abraham to be a diligent business man and trader.
28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; (H8297 sä·rah’·ē which means “princess”) (a non reigning member of a royal family) and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
Sarah, the wife of Abraham was indeed royalty but laid dormant in her status quo.
like Sarah, we often times get caught up in our situation and circumstances and lose sight of who we really are, see, the Word of God declares that we are sons and daughters of Almighty God, we are heirs and joint heirs with Christ, we are citizens of the Kingdom of God, we are more than conquerors in Christ, whatever we ask for in prayer we will have, whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven, we are Kings and Priests unto God, we are royalty because we belong to the Kingdom of God, see, we are directly in line to receive the promised inheritance of our Father. Sarah in this instance represents the church of Jesus Christ, who has been chosen to be a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people. But we often lose sight of who we are and the promises that belongs to us, so we end up living in defeat and poverty. When we lose faith, or lose heart, we become barren, sterile even, limiting ourselves to reproduce or to bear fruit.
1 Peter 2:9
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
30 But Sarai was barren; (H6135 ä·kär’ which means “barren or sterile”) (incapable of producing offspring) she had no child.
Like Sarah, the modern church of today has become incapable of bearing fruit, incapable of producing an offspring, unable to bring forth a son. The church of today has become barren because she has become faithless and unbelieving. See, the promise that God made to Abraham was by faith, this promise was not intended to be seen via the natural eyes. Sarah, the church has been looking for a sign, she has grown old and does not believe that God is able to restore her youth and cause her to be able to bear fruit and bring forth a man child. The word of God declares that with God all things are possible. When we focus on the negative, we are forced to conform to what we meditate on. Joshua learned a valuable secret in Joshua 1:7-8
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
The law that is mentioned here is not legalism, but the perfect law of liberty whereby Christ has set us free.
See, if we meditate on the word of God we will become what the word says, and based on that principle, we will have good success and our way will become prosperous, But we must take hold of that promise and allow that word to come alive in us and it will make the promise a reality.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur (H218 ür which means “flame”) (combustible, explosive consuming fire with the ability to destroy) of the Chaldees, (H3778 kas·dē’ which means “clod breaker”) (stupid, of no dignity, a mass of earth, carnal and fleshly) to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
Terah, in this instant represent the Holy Spirit, knowing that Abraham was to be the Father of this great nation, knowing that Abraham was at a crucial place in his life where he could be destroyed and consumed, a place of foolishness, a place that lacked character, integrity and holiness, a place of carnality and pleasures of the flesh only. Terah took him, his wife and nephew who at the time was a cover and support to Abraham, and led them out of that place of destruction. How many times have we ever come to that “clod breaker” in our lives, don’t know where we are going and can’t remember where we have been, then suddenly we find that we are at a cross road, a junction, a place of crossing, a place of change and discomfort that causes us to leave the clod behind and press on to a place of something better. To say it another way, God wants us to press on to a place of growth and maturity.
Lot, the nephew acted as a prop to his uncle Abraham. In our quest and journey to the other side we often bring along what we refer to as a tag along, a middle man, a buffer, someone that can keep us distracted, a chosen distraction, someone who we can relate to, a familiar face, a secret habit or even a best friend. Someone or something that we hold dear to our heart, a distraction that at some point will need to be cut out of our lives.
Many of us have chosen to take with us a “Lot” in our journey, and what happens is that Lot often times end up taking the place of God. For he said in Revelations “you have forsaken me and left your first love and given your love to another.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.