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? johnkarlw@gmail.com
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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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