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« Reply #328 on: December 06, 2021, 01:17:29 PM »
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  And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. And Isaac said to his father Abraham, ?My father!? And he said, ?Here I am, my son.? He said, ?Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?? Abraham said, ?God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.? So they went both of them together.
Genesis 22:6-‬8 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.22.6-8.ESV         


This is so reminiscent of the crucifixion the wood on Isaac back reminds of Christs cross the fire reminds of God who is a consuming fire the knife the spear of the Roman soldier.
The lamb God would provide would be his only begotten son Jesus Christ our Lord

     Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world       

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Dave
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« Reply #329 on: December 07, 2021, 01:36:25 PM »
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      When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son.
Genesis 22:9-‬10 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.22.9-10.ESV       


This is an horrific scene one wonders what was going through Abraham?s mind the only thing he knew was he had to obey God and trust him.
We get the impression that Isaac was a willing participant on signs of any resistance reminds us of our Lord going to the cross willingly.

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https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.22.9-10.ESV

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« Reply #330 on: December 08, 2021, 11:49:27 AM »
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     But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, ?Abraham, Abraham!? And he said, ?Here I am.? He said, ?Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.?
Genesis 22:11-‬12 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.22.11-12.ESV   


Here we see Abraham with knive poised over Isaac ready to strike when the angel of the Lord intervenes and stops the slaughter of Isaac Abraham had past the test of obedience he had done everything God had commanded him and past the test with flying colours.
The question is could we pass the test are we obedient to Gods word I think most of us fail the test but thank God we have forgiveness through the blood of Christ the lamb of God.

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Dave
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.22.11-12.ESV

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« Reply #331 on: December 12, 2021, 01:11:53 PM »
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         And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place, ?The Lord will provide?; as it is said to this day, ?On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.?
Genesis 22:13-‬14 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.22.13-14.ESV   


When Abraham arrived on the mount there was no lamb so the one he saw was provided by God and would replace Isaac and this is a mirror image of things which would happen thousands of years when God would provide his lamb for the sins of the world Jesus Christ our Lord

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« Reply #332 on: December 15, 2021, 11:45:39 AM »
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And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, ?By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.?
Genesis 22:15-‬18 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.22.15-18.ESV         


Here we see God blessing Abraham because he had obeyed God in not withholding his son in the first instance it is Israel who is blessed and through Israel we recieved our Lord Jesus Christ and through him all the nations of the earth are blessed.
Isn't it wonderful how the prophecies of God always come true we need to have faith and patience that everything God has prophesied will come true.

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Dave
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.22.15-18.ESV

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« Reply #333 on: December 17, 2021, 11:30:48 AM »


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      So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba. And Abraham lived at Beersheba. Now after these things it was told to Abraham, ?Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor: Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram, (Bethuel fathered Rebekah.) These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham?s brother. Moreover, his concubine, whose name was Reumah, bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.
Genesis 22:19-‬21, ‬23-‬24 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.22.19-24.ESV       


Here Abraham returns to his men and goes  to Beersheba to live were he is told his brother Nahor has had 12 children its interesting in respect of Jakob would have 12 sons and Christ would have 12 Apostles its like I have said before things in God's creation of man in his image  keep growing and expanding until the end which of course is Jesus Christ in all his glory and all those that are his.

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Dave

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« Reply #334 on: December 18, 2021, 01:12:29 PM »
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       Sarah lived 127 years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. And Abraham rose up from before his dead and said to the Hittites, ?I am a sojourner and foreigner among you; give me property among you for a burying place, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.? The Hittites answered Abraham, ?Hear us, my Lord; you are a prince of God among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will withhold from you his tomb to hinder you from burying your dead.? Abraham rose and bowed to the Hittites, the people of the land. And he said to them, ?If you are willing that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me and entreat for me Ephron the son of Zohar, that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he owns; it is at the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me in your presence as property for a burying place.? Now Ephron was sitting among the Hittites, and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the Hittites, of all who went in at the gate of his city, ?No, my Lord, hear me: I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the sight of the sons of my people I give it to you. Bury your dead.? Then Abraham bowed down before the people of the land. And he said to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, ?But if you will, hear me: I give the price of the field. Accept it from me, that I may bury my dead there.? Ephron answered Abraham, ?My Lord, listen to me: a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between you and me? Bury your dead.? Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the Hittites, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weights current among the merchants. So the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was to the east of Mamre, the field with the cave that was in it and all the trees that were in the field, throughout its whole area, was made over to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the Hittites, before all who went in at the gate of his city. After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah east of Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan. The field and the cave that is in it were made over to Abraham as property for a burying place by the Hittites.
Genesis 23:1-‬20 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.23.1-20.ESV         


Rather a large section but mostly self explanatory here we have Abraham buying a foothold in the promised land primarily as a burying place for Sarah who had recently Died.
So this field and cave became Abrahams possession a little plot of land that eventually would become the promised land Israel its marvellous following the promises of God when they start small and grow and expand and will eventually encompass the entire world.

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Dave
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« Reply #335 on: December 23, 2021, 01:21:01 PM »
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    Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, ?Put your hand under my thigh, that I may make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.?
Genesis 24:1-‬4 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.24.1-4.ESV       


Here we see Abraham getting on in years and making arrangements to get a wife for his son Isaac but she had to come from Abraham?s home country this was essential no one else would do.
I think we can see the same thing with Christ he did not go to the gentiles for his bride the church but back to Israel to choose his apostles his bride.

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Dave
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.24.1-4.ESV

 

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