Unblocking the Wells in your life
God’s Promise to Isaac
Genesis 26:1 NIV Now there was a famine in the land besides the earlier famine of Abraham’s time–and Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines in Gerar.
Genesis 26:2 NIV The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live.
Genesis 26:3 NIV Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham.
Genesis 26:4 NIV I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,
Genesis 26:5 NIV because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws.”
– Isaac was a child of promise
– He was a child that lived under the covenant that God had made to Abraham of blessing and prosperity
Gen 12:2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.
Gen 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
- God not only promised great blessing to Abraham but to his family
- The blessing of God are always manifest in five ways
– Victory over your enemies
– Favour with God
Genesis 26:12 NIV Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.
Genesis 26:13 NIV The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.
- God can cause you to flourish and be blessed in every situation
- As believers we have the favour factor, God’s blessing will cause us to prosper despite whatever might be going on in the world
Gen 26:13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;
Gen 26:14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him.
Gen 26:15 Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth.
- The wells were life giving streams of water
AMP Psa 1:1 BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
- How many believe that where God guides there God provides
Proverbs 29:18 AMP Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]–blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. [I Sam. 3:1; Amos 8:11, 12.]
- God had given him very clear instruction
Gen 26:2 Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.
- The greatest news you can know is that if this is where God has put you this is where you will prosper, despite the circumstances
Most of all the enemy does not want you to prosper
- The enemy hates it when God’s people start living in the blessing of God
Gal 3:9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
- God desires every believe to walk in the blessing and favour of God
Genesis 26:16 NIV Then Abimelech said to Isaac, “Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us.”
Genesis 26:17 NIV So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there.
Genesis 26:18 NIV Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them.
Genesis 26:19 NIV Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.
Genesis 26:20 NIV But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek, because they disputed with him.
Genesis 26:21 NIV Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.
Genesis 26:22 NIV He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”.
Rehoboth: “Now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”.