TEXT: GENESIS 26:7. And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, she is my sister: for he feared to say, she is my wife.......because she was fair to look upon.
Being a Christian does not call for laziness and negligence. So many Christians believe that being a Christian exempt them from pattern and the scripture they use to defend this ascertion is "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things are new. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Many people do not believe in pattern, your believing or not believing does not escape you from it, except you pray and cancel it and exempt yourself from such pattern.
In Exodus 20:5....visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and forth generation of them that hate me.
Meaning the pattern will continue until there be any generation that will call upon the Lord for intervention. There are some negative pattern in the lives of people, that has lingered for years waiting for a generation of those that will call upon the Lord, not a generation of christians, but they that will call Him in handling the pattern. For there are christians that are comfortable with the pattern in their family.
Isaac did something that he never knew was a pattern running through his loins and linage. In Genesis 12:13 "say i pray thee, thou art my sister..... This happened when Abraham went to egypt, then when he journeyed and dwelt in Gerar in Genesis 20:2. "And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, she is my sister....
All this took place when Isaac was not yet conceived. Here comes Isaac, marrying a fair lady Rebekah and telling her in Genesis 26:7 "And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, she is my sister......
Sarah was fair and Rebekah was fair, Sarah was barren and Rebekah too was barren. Abraham lied and Isaac lied about their wives. Isaac operated in a pattern he never knew about despite he was operating under convenant.
What does that tells us, its time to arise and examine your family and linage and ascertain if there is any known negative pattern that has been operational in your life and start crying unto the Lord to exempt you and your family.
It's time to break out from negative pattern, pray until something happens.
?? PRAYER POINT
Oh Lord, every negative pattern operating in my life, father i exempt myself in Jesus name.
? AUTHOR: JOHN .C. JOSEPH