Then On The Third Day…
The coming of the lamb, our Savior Jesus Christ, is described many times in the Torah, the Old Testament, but none are as clear as in Genesis. The conception of Isaac, Sarah being barren and Abraham being one hundred years of age, followed by, the offering of Isaac as a sacrifice.
And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. ~ Genesis 21:1-3 KJB
The journey of Abraham and Isaac to make a burnt offering to God, on the mountain, is another great description of suffering before release. Abraham is walking by faith, with his son that God has delivered to him and now he is taking him as an offering to God.
As we walk by faith, in our own suffering, we look for the lamb, we look to Jesus Christ as our Savior from the pain. Jesus lives in the pain and in keeping our eyes upon Him the pain becomes tolerable and we take another step. If our eyes are fixed upon Jesus our faith will grow the closer to the altar we move.
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. ~ Genesis 22:4 KJB
When the altar is in view, so too, we can see the Messiah. We have let go of everything and we are no longer ourself, we are His and He is ours. God, through Jesus Christ, has come to us as our faith in Him is no longer in question it is what we have become.
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. ~ Genesis 22:7-8 KJB
As the pain of suffering increases the Light of the Lord burns brighter. The clarity of our journey is laid out before us, we no longer see, we simply take another step in the knowledge of His presence. The presence of the Lord is all around us, in us and through us, He is in us and we are in Him and we are as one.
There is no need for tears, no need for fear and no need for question.
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: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. ~ Genesis 22:11-13
We now know of the blessings that were showered upon Abraham, and all humanity, for the blessings are to this day and will be forevermore. These blessings fall upon us every single day. We are showered in blessings when we give all the glory to God, when we sing praise unto Him for all that He does for us and when we give God all the honor for every breath in our lungs.
Heavenly Father, God Almighty we humbly come before You and lift the name of Jesus Christ over our lives for all to see. We are grateful for the renewal of our mercies every morning and sing Your praise, give You, Father God, all the glory and walk in Your honor. We boldly ask for the Holy Spirit to fall upon us, in this moment, to guide and direct our thoughts and activities in this day and all the days to come. Father, search our heart and our mind and rebuke any and all unclean spirits, phrases, thoughts and images that are not from You, rebuke them all in the name of Jesus Christ. Bind our mind to the Mind of Christ that we may know Your wisdom. That we may better serve You and Your children. Allow the Light of Love to illuminate all those we encounter in this day. We seek full restoration of health for my Mom, Linda, our friend Fred and Tracey. Heal them in this day, Father God.
In Jesus Christ loving name we pray. Amen
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.