TEST OF FAITH

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GENESIS 22:1-3**AND IT CAME TO PASS AFTER THESE THINGS, THAT GOD DID TEMPT (TEST) ABRAHAM, AND SAID UNTO HIM ABRAHAM: AND HE SAID, BEHOLD, HERE I AM. AND HE (GOD) SAID, TAKE NOW THY SON, THY ONLY SON ISAAC, WHOM THOU LOVES, AND GET THEE INTO THE LAND OF MORIAH; AND OFFER HIM THERE FOR A BURNT OFFERING UPON ONE OF THE MOUNTAINS WHICH I WILL TELL THEE. AND ABRAHAM ROSE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING, AND SADDLED HIS ASS (DONKEY), AND TOOK TWO OF HIS YOUNG MEN WITH HIM, AND ISAAC HIS SON, AND CLAVE (SPLIT) THE WOOD FOR THE BURNT OFFERING, AND ROSE UP, AND WENT UNTO THE PLACE OF WHICH GOD HAD TOLD HIM.

***LIKELY THOUGHTS OF ABRAHAM***

WHAT! SLAUGHTER MY ONLY SON!

WHY! BURN HIM LIKE A PASCAL LAMB!

HOW! HOW CAN THIS BE! ** GENESIS 17:19**AND GOD SAID, SARAH THY WIFE SHALL BEAR THEE A SON INDEED: AND THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME ISAAC (ISAAC MEANS, HE LAUGHS); AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH HIM FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT AND WITH HIS SEED AFTER HIM. GENESIS 15:5** HE (GOD) TOOK HIM (ABRAM) OUTSIDE AND SAID, "LOOK UP TO THE HEAVENS AND COUNT THE STARS – IF INDEED YOU CAN COUNT THEM. SO SHALL YOUR OFFSPRING BE."

THE MOST LIKELY PURPOSE FOR A TEST OF FAITH BY GOD:

  1. TO STRENGTHEN ABRAHAM’S FAITH: GENESIS 22:8**GOD HIMSELF WILL PROVIDE THE LAMB FOR THE BURNT OFFERING, MY SON………
  2. TO GIVE ISAAC FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE OF POWER OF GOD.
  3. TO DEMONSTRATE THAT GOD HATES HUMAN SACRIFICE. 4. TO OFFER A PICTURE OF A FATHER’S PAIN AND SUFFERING, AS GOD WOULD OFFER HIS OWN SON (MESSIAH, CHRIST JESUS) AS A FINAL SACRIFICE FOR THE SIN OF MANKIND.

PSALM 51:16-17**FOR THOU (GOD) DESIRES NOT SACRIFICE; ELSE WOULD I GIVE IT; THOU DELIGHTS NOT IN BURNT OFFERING. THE SACRIFICE OF GOD IS A BROKEN SPIRIT AND A CONTRITE (MAN’S GRIEVE FOR SIN) HEART……

ISAIAH 53:7**HE (MESSIAH, CHRIST JESUS) WAS OPPRESSED, AND HE WAS AFFLICTED, YET HE OPENED NOT HIS MOUTH: HE IS BROUGHT AS A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER; AND AS A SHEEP BEFORE HER SHEARER IS DUMB, SO HE OPENED NOT HIS MOUTH.

JOHN 21:17** (THIRD APPEARANCE AFTER DEATH OF CHRIST)………JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM (PETER), "FEED MY SHEEP" (SPIRITUAL FOOD)

BREAK YOUR EVIL SPIRIT AND GRIEVE YOUR SINS TO THE ETERNAL GOD SO YOU MAY LIVE ETERNALLY WITH CHRIST!