Genesis 26:1,12 & 13
There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;
Here we are living through a modern day expression of "famine".
Interestingly, one of the word picture meanings behind famine is: trembling inside the house (body).
This trembling inside, at its zenith, manifests in verbal and physical violence towards others.
Isaac found himself in the a famine and in the midst of it God caused him to prosper, continue prospering until he became very prosperous.
The word picture behind prosper, which in Hebrew is gadal, is: to lift up a way of life that teaches heart knowledge.
Whilst Isaac was blessed materially in the midst of famine, I believe God's agenda was more focussed on lifting up Isaac as an example of a life that teaches heart knowledge.
The first occurrence of this word gadal in Scripture is in Genesis 12:2 where God announces His blessing over Abraham, Isaac's father:
I will make you a great (gadal) nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great (gadal) ;
And you shall be a blessing.
Given that Abraham is our father in the faith, could it be that God is calling us to step into this "generational" blessing in the midst of this worldwide famine (trembling inside the house) to be a people who are an example of a life that teaches heart knowledge?
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
I was stunned when I looked at the Greek rendering of the above verses. Here is the more literal rendering in the Greek:
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men incapable, but with God all powerful."
And He said, “Abba, Father, all powerful. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
The word picture understanding of this word(s) possible/powerful is: to experience the pull towards support.
As Yeshua faced the prospect of the cross, in Mark 14:36, He experienced the desire of the Father to give Yeshua His full and powerful support.
We see the full blown evidence of this "powerful support" in the reality of the empty tomb.
Our world is going through a death experience in which there is a very real sense of our being "incapable" of dealing with it. There has never been a more poignant moment for us to experience the desire of Abba to give us His full and powerful support.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
2 Corinthians 1:19-20
For the Son of God, Jesus (Yeshua) Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes.
For all the promises of God in Him (Yeshua) are Yes, and in Him (Yeshua) Amen, to the glory of God through us.
Yeshua (yes You Are) my Love
Yeshua (yes You Are) my Joy
Yeshua (yes You Are) my Peace
Yeshua (yes You Are) my Patience
Yeshua (yes You Are) my Kindness
Yeshua (yes You Are) my Goodness
Yeshua (yes You Are) my Faithfulness
Yeshua (yes You Are) my Gentleness
Yeshua (yes You Are) my Self Control