January 2002


Part 27


Chapter 21:

Verse 5. "And Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born unto him."

Verse 9. "And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking."

Verse 10. "Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac."

 In other words there is no way the psychic can live (be equal) with the spiritual. It has to drop away, you have to walk through it, leave it behind. If you are going to stay in the spiritual, you cannot keep playing around with the psychic. 

That is the meaning for Hagar having to leave. 

After God promising to make a nation of both Abraham's sons he goes on:

Verse 14. "And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered the wilderness of Beersheba."

Verse 15. "And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs."

Verse 16. "And she went, and sat down over against him a way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept."

Verse 17. "And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her. What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is."

Verse 18. "Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation."

Verse 19. "And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went; and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink."

Verse 20. "And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer."

Verse 21. "And he dwelt in the winderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt."

Verse 22. "And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham saying. God is with thee in al that thou doest:"

God did not destroy the psychic - he just put it in it's place, the desert, where it has been ever since. 

Abraham then makes a pact with Abimelech (will) and the leader of his host Phichol (senses) to retain a well he had dug for his use. 

Remember that water is the spiritual, especially if it is running. He then called it Beersheba (well of the oath). Abimelech and his host returned to Philistine and Abraham remained at Beersheba for many days. 

He has dropped the psychic at last and now starts a new spiritual life. This is indicated by the name of his son, Isaac, meaning joy. 

Abraham now has joy in his new relationship with God. 

It is still a somewhat material life because Isaac never really does anything to raise the spiritual life of Abraham, for this is indicated by daughters which Abraham never had, even with his second wife. 

That is another story!


 April 2002