Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The believer’s need to recall the faithfulness of God in times of pressure and the divine solution rather than the human solution.

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

(1) Stars = the Lord has the ability to solve Abram’s problems; also one of the ways God communicated His message before the OT was written.

(2) The promise of salvation, verse 6. aman – perfect tense = to believe, trust, have faith = a past completed action from many years ago.

ROM 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

(3) Faithfulness, verse 7. LUK 12:27-31

Prior to the different stages of spiritual growth, we must all pass through different forms of suffering for blessing that the Lord brings in our life.

HEB 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

2TI 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.

HEB 11:11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised;

COL 1:16-17 – God the Son is the One who created and holds the universe together.

The second cure for Abram’s doubts and fears is the doctrine of the word of God, vs. 8-11.

MAT 17:20 “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.”

MAT 19:26 “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

ROM 14:23 whatever is not from faith is sin.

Before the scriptural record there was the Stellar record, the record or the witness of the stars.

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The 1st goat paid the penalty of the people’s sin; the 2nd goat took the sin away. The ancient Jews considered the two goats to be two halves of a single sacrifice.

HEB 13:12 “Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.

GEN 15:9 Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

GEN 1:14 – God created the stars for signs. PSA 19:1 The stars are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

PSA 19:4 Their line [message] has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun,

PSA 147:4 He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.

The Bear = `Ayish or the constellation of the Great Bear from its migration through the heavens.

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PSA 45:7 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee With the oil of joy above Thy fellows.

PSA 100:3 Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; {We are} His people and the sheep of His pasture.

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