ABRAHAM PART 32
THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON – LESSON 2
If you missed yesterday’s message on this subject, please go back and read it now (click here) as this is building upon that one.
Isaac was his Father Abraham’s “begotten” son of his own seed. God also called Isaac as Abram’s “only” son since it was only him who was the seed of promise to Abraham and to the line of Messiah.
Isaac was Father Abram’s only begotten son. Jesus was Father God’s only begotten son, the seed of His Spirit.
Abraham was willing to offer Isaac’s blood as a sacrifice. Our Heavenly Father willingly offered up His Son’s blood as a sacrifice. Even though God stayed Abraham’s hand from sacrificing Isaac, God saw the willing heart to sacrifice a beloved son. God then affirmed a promise (Genesis 22:18) NKJV), God told Abraham, “…in your seed (offspring) all the nations of the earth shall be blessed…”
Likewise, after Jesus was sacrificed, arose, then ascended to heaven’s throne, it is through his seed that all the nations of the earth are blessed. The parallel is clear; this was a prophetic messianic act that God had instructed to be done. They had no understanding of that at the time, but it became clear to believers 2,000 years later and now at 4,000 years later.
But there is something even more remarkable about this. God had told Abraham to go to a mountain in Moriah, a three-day journey, in order to do this sacrifice. Where is Moriah? It is in Jerusalem. Jewish tradition claims it to be so. Also, it is confirmed in II Chronicles 3:1 where it states that King Solomon began to build the “house of the LORD, the Temple, in Mount Moriah. The Temple was in Jerusalem.
The sacrifice of Isaac was to be in the future site of Jerusalem, the same city where Jesus was also sacrificed on a mount. Abraham could not possibly have had a clue about that, but God knew. It is also the same place where the High Priest Melchisedek, the pre-incarnate form of Christ, dwelt. It is the holy city revered by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. It is the holy city from where Christ will rule the earth in His future coming kingdom.
Abraham’s prophetic act took place in (the future) Jerusalem. Jesus’ prophetic fulfillment took place in Jerusalem.
Yes, God knows it all from beginning to end. We have to wait to see it, but we must not be weary in the waiting. We must find His glory in our present moment. Do not fret about what may occur in the future. Trust Him in the present. “God’s got this.”