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A Powerful Picture
December 19, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 22:

A Powerful Picture

December 19, 2021 / Genesis 22:

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction – Romans 15:4 (NASU)

Abraham recognizes He is acting out

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED IN YOU.” – Galatians 3:8 (NASB)

I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets. – Hosea 12:10 (KJV)

Abraham knows the

He believed that if Isaac died God would bring him back to life again; and that is just about what happened, for as far as Abraham was concerned, Isaac was doomed to death, but he came back again alive – Hebrews 11:19

Isaac is a picture of

Abraham is a picture of

Abraham has been growing in his faith for over (v.1)

First time the word appears in the Bible (v.2)

(v.2) Offer: ‘alah – to ascend, (be high). lift (self) up, offer, raise (Strong’s)

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself. This He said, signifying by what death He would die. – John 12:32-33

Notice: day journey (vv.3-4)

Abraham declares his (v.5)

First mention of in the Bible

Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the young men (na’ar) “The boy (na’ar) and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back. – Genesis 22:5 (NIV)

(v.6) The Father and Son walked together in

Together: yakh-ad – from OT:3161; properly, a unit, i.e. (adverb) unitedly, -alike, (al-) together

OT:3161 yaw-khad – a primitive root; to be (or become) one

(v.8) And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. – Genesis 22:8 (KJV)

(v.9) Isaac, like Jesus, is

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. – Philippians 2:8 (NKJV)

(v.13) A ram to show the fulfillment was not

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! – John 1:29 (NKJV)

Both were delivered from death on the

He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures – 1 Corinthians 15:4 (NASU)

“The Lord Will Provide” speaks of a (v.14)

Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh – Genesis 22:14 (KJV)

Notice: is missing (v.19)

The sacrifice comes before we meet (v.23)

Like Jesus, Isaac won’t be seen again until he is

Genesis 24:62-67

Rebekah: Her name is usually explained from the Arabic, rabqat, “a tie-rope for animals,” or, rather, “a noose” in such a rope; its application would then by figure suggest the beauty (?) of her that bears it, by means of which men are snared or bound (ISBE)

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. – John 3:16 (NASB95)


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