An Old Testament Calvary
Now, I want us to begin reading here therefore in Genesis chapter twenty two and notice what it says here in verse one. And it came to pass after these things that God did tempt Abraham. Now, you know that Abraham is the brightest star in the Hebrew heaven. He is the father of the faithful and Cod did tempt Abraham. Abraham was not tempted to sin, the word tempt here literally means that God tested Abraham and said unto him Abraham, he said behold, here I am, and he said take now thy son, thine only son, Isaac, whom thou lovest. Now, let's just stop right there. Take thy son, thine only son, Isaac, whom thou lovest. Ladies and gentleman, the very first point of this message is what I want to call a special person, a special person. Isaac was a special person because Isaac prefigured the Lork Jesus Christ. Now, I don't have time for a deep bible study but if you're taking notes let me just list three or four things for you. Did Isaac picture the Lord Jesus Christ? Well, first of all, in Genesis chapter eighteen beginning in verse nine his birth was prophesied. Isaac was a son of promise as was the Lord Jesus Christ. both births were promised and prophesied. Secondly, Isaac was born of a miracle. It took a miracle for Isaac to be born. He was conceived of a miracle. He was conceived in the womb of Sarah when Sarah's womb was dried up. She had passed the time of having children and god had to say to Isaac, excuse me, God had to say to Abraham and Sarah, is there anything too hard for the Lord. Genesis chapter eighteen verse four, that we preached on last Sunday4 he was conceived by a miracle, a son of promise, he was a son of miracle. His birthday was preset by God's divine plan. Genesis chapter one or Genesis chapter twenty one, verses one and two tell us that Isaac was born at a precise, set time according to the plan of almighty God. And so it was of our Lord Jesus Christ also, the son of a miracle birth who was born ...
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