Ishmael Persecuted Isaac

Genesis 21:8-9
World English Bible (WEB)

The child grew, and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

Galatians 4:21-31
World English Bible (WEB)

21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, don’t you listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the servant, and one by the free woman. 23 However, the son by the servant was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman was born through promise. 24 These things contain an allegory, for these are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children to bondage, which is Hagar. 25 For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to the Jerusalem that exists now, for she is in bondage with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27 For it is written,

“Rejoice, you barren who don’t bear.
    Break out and shout, you that don’t travail.
    For more are the children of the desolate than of her who has a husband.” [a]

28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29 But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 However what does the Scripture say? “Throw out the servant and her son, for the son of the servant will not inherit with the son of the free woman.”[b] 31 So then, brothers, we are not children of a servant, but of the free woman.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 4:27 Isaiah 54:1
  2. Galatians 4:30 Genesis 21:10

How you come out of tribulation?

About Tribulation

  • Pray: Lead us not in to trial
  • Trial / Tribulations is to remove self righteousness

Coming out of Tribulation

Psalm 66:12

King James Version (KJV)

12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

12 You made men ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water,
Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.

Abundance in Hebrew

  • Revayah : More than enough
  • Reva : Intoxication

Only other time Revayah is used

Psalm 23:5
New King James Version (NKJV)

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.

  • During the time of Holy Communion
  • Take Holy Communion in front of your enemy

Runs over in Hebrew

  • Revayah : More than enough
  • Reva : Intoxication

Peter was Self Confident (Example)

Luke 22:31-34
New King James Version (NKJV)

31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

33 But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.

34 Then He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.”

  • Jesus prayed for Peter that faith should not fail ( NOT Peter should not fail ) : some time God might allow you through testings.
  • Jesus prophesied that Peter will return : “when you have returned”

Before devil attacks he has to think twice

  • Because if you respond in faith
  • He has to give up and you have the spoils of war
  • You will have much more ( Healing, Health , provision )
  • You will have abundance
  • You will have wealthy place

Tribulation to Hope

Romans 5:3-5
New King James Version (NKJV)

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.