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).