Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. (Gen 12:1-6)
Here he is still Abram, for GOD has not yet changed his name. GOD has called him out of his idolatrous country, and his family with him. They stop in Haran, in the country of Aram, and some of the family stay there. The rest join Abraham and journey to the land of Canaan as GOD had directed. GOD has great plans for this man, his descendants, and the nation that they would become. Not only were they the nation that GOD chose to bring the Messiah from, but they were to be His messengers in this lost and dying world and to be His agents for the preservation and proliferation of His Word.
Today we, in the Church, are His ambassadors and we are, as they were, to spread the Gospel and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to everyone we meet. The Church does not replace Israel in the Scriptures, for GOD is not done with His chosen people, but in this church age, and the time of the Gentiles, we, both Jew and Gentile, in the Church are called to minister to the hurting, disciple one another in love and His Word, and as we go, share His message of grace and love to all who will hear that they might believe, and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with Him that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. He calls you, just as He did with Abraham, to trust Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, for forgiveness and Salvation. Believe His Word and receive Him by faith in what He has already done for you today.