The Bible Series: Drawing Close To God : Genesis 14

“Breaking Free From Being A Coward”

In the Bible there are so many stories of wars and the triumphant victories that came through Jesus. What many people do not know is that Abram , along with David, was indeed a warrior… I mean it makes sense.. I think this is where David got his crazy from.


In our Christian walk The Book of Revelation says,

Revelation 21:7-8 New Living Translation (NLT)

All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.

“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

So it is very apparent that as you draw close to God HE IS GOING to deliver you from being a coward. So here are some notes from the study of Genesis 14.


  • Point 1 : Genesis 14:1-8 NLT In this chapter we learn the circumstance of ABRAM before he goes out and fights for his nephew LOT. As I was doing this study and asking God what was the revelation behind this God said, “Do not be afraid of earthly kings.”

The Bible says in Daniel ,

Daniel 3:16-28 New Living Translation (NLT)

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. 18 But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”

The Blazing Furnace

19 Nebuchadnezzar was so furious with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego that his face became distorted with rage. He commanded that the furnace be heated seven times hotter than usual. 20 Then he ordered some of the strongest men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. 21 So they tied them up and threw them into the furnace, fully dressed in their pants, turbans, robes, and other garments. 22 And because the king, in his anger, had demanded such a hot fire in the furnace, the flames killed the soldiers as they threw the three men in. 23 So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, securely tied, fell into the roaring flames.

24 But suddenly, Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in amazement and exclaimed to his advisers, “Didn’t we tie up three men and throw them into the furnace?”

“Yes, Your Majesty, we certainly did,” they replied.

25 “Look!” Nebuchadnezzar shouted. “I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a god[a]!”

26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came as close as he could to the door of the flaming furnace and shouted: “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!”

So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stepped out of the fire. 27 Then the high officers, officials, governors, and advisers crowded around them and saw that the fire had not touched them. Not a hair on their heads was singed, and their clothing was not scorched. They didn’t even smell of smoke!

28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! He sent his angel to rescue his servants who trusted in him. They defied the king’s command and were willing to die rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.

Before a major promotion from GOD there will always be a major persecution and fire. It will ALWAYS happen. A lot of times people want the promotion but don’t want the fire… but the Bible says that to much is given much is required.

  • Point 2 : As you study the verses Genesis 14:15-16 you will see that God will allow something of value to be taken from you to awaken the WARRIOR in You. A lot of times we have experienced abusive situations that demoralize us, but it is a attack of the enemy to make you a coward. Through Jesus, God will restore you to the place of Peace and Christ Like strength (Philippians 4:13) through HIS name.
  • Point 3: What people fail to realize is that there is a blessing after the war. In Genesis 14 you see what Abram has to go through to gather LOT .. but in that same chapter you see Melchizedek bless Abram. In your hard times, as you press forward and draw close to God you have to trust HIM that your blessing is after the war. Trust Him according to HIS WORD.


Scriptures To Remember To Make Your New Year Strong in God and Faith

1.  Psalm 20:7 New King James Version (NKJV)

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

2.  Proverbs 3:5-6 New King James Version (NKJV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall [a]direct your paths.

3.  Galatians 5:19-21 New Living Translation (NLT)

19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

4.  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 New Living Translation (NLT)

Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.

5.  Revelation 21:7-8 New Living Translation (NLT)

All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.

“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

6.  Revelation 22:15 New Living Translation (NLT)

15 Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.

  • Isaiah 54:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.

New King James Version (NKJV


Be determined to end the year with God and start 2020 with HIM ! God bless you !

Pray Fervently,

Diamond ❤

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