When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” Genesis 17:1.
Then Jacob said to Joseph: “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.’” Genesis 48:3-4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Today I would like to talk with you about that I am Almighty God and what that means in your life. I told Abraham I am El Shaddai, that is, God Almighty– your source. The only One who can do all things.
Being God Almighty for you means that I use various means and channels to provide for you and to show you favor but that your ultimate source for everything good is Me. Ultimately your eyes should be fixed on Me and not on a human being. You are not dependent on anyone except Me when you reach the end of the day. If I do not uphold the universe by My Word of power it will totally fly apart and nothing will remain in its place. I see to it that the sun shines on your world and that crops grow. I sustain your breath. If I am with you, what can man do against you? If you have entered the shield of My good will, you authorize Me to make all things work out for your good, no matter what comes against you.
Look at the first book of the Bible, Genesis. In the beginning there was Me. And I created. So you first meet Me as Creator, Elohim. And Who is there with Me? The Holy Spirit hovering over the waters to perform My Word. And I made all things by, through, and for My Word, and My Son is the Word made flesh, present with Me, one God with Me and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and all came to be through Him by the power of My Spirit.
Look at the last book of the Bible. In the end there is Me. Dwelling among you. Heaven and earth joined. And there is My Son, the Aleph and the Tav (Alpha and the Omega), the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. And who is it at the very end of the Bible appealing to you to come and join My Kingdom? The Holy Spirit. The Spirit and the Bride (the Church, My Son’s Body, so there is My Son again) inviting you to come to the living water. So the Spirit over the water at the beginning and the Spirit inviting you to the life-giving water at the end of this age, ushering in the new age of eternity with Me. The Holy Spirit ushered in the age of the creation of the heavens and the earth, He opened the Church age, the age of Grace, with a mighty entrance, and He will usher in and invite you to the age of eternity with the new heavens and the new earth. Come!
And what happens in between? Wonderful things if you are filled with and working with My Holy Spirit. And above all, if you are walking with Me. And we walk together in My Word.
That is what I told Abram on the day I changed his name to Abraham. I told him that I am God Almighty, El Shaddai, and to walk before me and be blameless. And I told him what the result would be of walking with El Shaddai, I would confirm My covenant and greatly increase him. Genesis 17:1. I then told him that I would make him very fruitful. Genesis 17:6. Fruitful. That is what I blessed and empowered Adam and Eve to be at the beginning and continue to do for each of you down the ages. Grace upon grace. I do not change.
This is the result of joining with Me, God Almighty, your source: increase in your life and fruitfulness. I have good plans for you prepared in advance– plans of peace and prosperity and not of disaster and woe, a full, satisfying, productive life that blesses the whole world. Jeremiah 29:11; Genesis 12:2-3.
My Son also tells you this. Let My Word be established by at least two witnesses. He tells you to attach to Him as a branch to a vine and bear much fruit. The vine is the source of life for the branch. I am the source of your life and that life, eternal life, is in My Son, the Vine.
How is it that you attach to Me and draw your life from Me? Look at what I told Abraham first and then at what Jesus told you and you will see exactly how this works out so that your life can increase and be fruitful, that is, be wonderful and victorious.
I told Abraham to walk before Me and be blameless. And how can two walk together unless they agree? Amos 3:3. How do you show agreement with Me? By keeping My Word. How are you blameless? By taking Christ as your Lord and living My Word.
How do you attach to and abide in the Vine? Jesus tells you: by keeping My Word, by obeying My commands, by remaining in My Word and letting it remain in you. Like Joshua, meditating in My Word day and night. Renewing your mind to operate as I do b My Word. Then you remain in My love and you ask what you will and I shall do it. We agree.
And the result? Increase and fruitfulness. A life that blesses you and the whole world. A life full of fruit– fruit that remains to enrich future generations. The fruit of the Spirit.
This is all about a life of Covenant between you and Me. My everlasting Covenant of love. It is like a marriage union between us of our spirits and it will last forever. We both must do our part for the Covenant to work. Your part is to believe in the One whom I sent, Jesus Christ, and to keep My Word. My part is to protect you, bless you, defend you, prosper you, heal you, provide for you, and reveal Myself to you by My Word.
Renew your Covenant with Me today by renewing your commitment to My Son as LORD. In Him you are in covenant with Me. And that covenant cannot be broken because it is solely dependent on His performance as your representative and substitute, not yours. Be aware of My Spirit within you and follow Him as He leads you. He will lead you in the ways of truth, love and faithfulness, that is, in following My Word.
Be God inside minded. Jesus died to reconcile us in this way so I could be in you and you in Me. Now My Kingdom is within you. Spirit to spirit. I am not far away. I am as close as your heart. The spirit realm is infinite and surrounds you and is accessed through your inner man. It is another dimension. But it is there.
I love you. I am God Almighty. Nothing is too hard for Me.