The Gospel Foretold part II

But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;

and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Genesis 22:1-19
1) And it came to pass after these things, that God did test Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, [here] I [am].
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

  • Isaac is a type of Jesus
  • Land of Moriah is made up of the area the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • “one of the mountains which I will tell thee of,” most likely where the crucifixion of Christ Jesus took place

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood [ the Cross] for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

  • Then on the third day [ressurection] Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid [it] upon Isaac his son [Jesus carrying His cross to be crucified]; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here [am] I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where [is] the lamb for a burnt offering?
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. (God provides Himself, God incarnate, Jesus as the Lamb)
And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here [am] I.
And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son] from me.
And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind [him] a ram caught in a thicket by his horns:[Crown of Thorns] and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. [substitutionary death, Christ Jesus in the place of man]
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah jireh [God Provides]: as it is said [to] this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

The beautiful picture in Genesis 22 emphasizes the thoughts of provision and substitution; for the ram caught in the thicket is offered instead of Isaac. This is another instance of the double types; for both Isaac and the ram are types of CHRIST on Calvary – Isaac the well-beloved son, whom the father spared not; and the ram the substitute which GOD had Himself provided, and on account of which He gained the glorious title, “Jehovah Jireh, the Lord will provide.”

This is often quoted in connection with the supply of temporal needs; but though these are included in the greater gift, the name, Jehovah Jireh, was first used at the time when Abraham said, “My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering.” It is because He “spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all” that He can “with Him also freely give us all things.” 


 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.


John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, All Scripture is King James Version

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