It’s All In The Name.

I  want to continue to look at Jehovah Jireh a little bit more. If you read Genesis 22 you’ll notice the phrase ‘the place’ 3 times, vss 3, 9 and 14!

The place was Mount Moriah, later the site of the Temple of Solomon and Herod! However, Mt Moriah was not a single peak but a range of many peaks, one of which was Golgotha (Calvary). Jesus couldn’t be crucified in the Temple, so He was taken outside the camp; however, Jesus was sacrificed by His Heavenly Father only a very short distance from where Abraham intended to sacrifice his only begotten son! Jehovah not only provided a substitute for Abraham’s son Isaac, but He provided HIS only begotten son as a substitute for all the son’s (inc women, children, etc) of mankind if they put their trust in Him!

Below is a chart os some similarities of Genesis 22 and Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice on the cross.

Type (Model) Antitype (Fulfillment)
Abraham offered his only son (Gen. 22:2, 12). God offered his only Son (John 3:16).
Isaac carried the wood for the sacrifice (Gen. 22:5). Jesus carried the cross for the sacrifice (John 19:17).
Isaac cried out to his father (Gen. 22:7). Jesus cried out to His Father (Mtt. 27:46; Mark 15:34).
Isaac escaped death after three days (Gen. 22:4). Jesus rose from the dead on the third day (Mtt. 16:21; Mark 16:2-4; Luke 9:22).
Abraham indicated God will provide a lamb for the sacrifice (Gen. 22:8). God provided Jesus as The Lamb for the sacrifice (Isa. 53:7; John 1:29, 36; Rev. 5:6+; 7:17+).
God provided a ram, a male sheep, as a substitutionary sacrifice (Gen. 22:13). God provided a male, Jesus, as a substitutionary sacrifice.
The ram was caught by its horns (head) in a thicket (thorns) (Gen. 22:13). Jesus wore a crown of thorns on his head (Mtt. 27:29), a symbol of the sin He bore (Gen. 3:18).
Sacrifice offered at specific location on Mount Moriah (Gen. 22:2, 9). For hundreds of years, sacrifices would be offered from the same spot inside Solomon’s Temple and the Second Temple (2Chr. 3:1). When Jesus is crucified outside the city walls on the same mountain, the veil within the Temple is rent in two (Mark 15:38).
The ram was God’s provision (Gen. 22:13-14). Abraham prophetically named the place pointing to the crucifixion where God made the ultimate provision: the sacrifice of His Son for sin (Heb. 9:26-28).

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Let's make a start. I am a Christian but I guess that's pretty obvious. I am a gardener, builder by trade. I live in the Black country. I love 50s 60s 70s and 80s music. I play guitar and sing. I do open mic nights, I love growing veg and flowers, but I don't eat the flowers. Well I eat cauliflowers but that's not the same. If you need a good Gardener/bricklayer/landscaper and plasterer, not all in one go of course then contact me. My business is Dedicated In Gardens or D.I.G. Do you get it! Or do you dig it?
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2 Responses to It’s All In The Name.

  1. beverley says:

    Excellent to draw out parallels between ram and Lamb of God, and show how the OT points to the truths of the NT. Thanks John.

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