God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible ~ Abraham (Genesis)
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God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible
God’s Plan for Abraham
Abraham was called to be a father of many nations at the age of 75 (Genesis 12:1-5); he had to leave his ungodly family and follow God’s leading by faith (Hebrews 11:8.). Abraham and his family left the land of Nod to go to the promised place; he also took his nephew Lot and his family with him. Abraham was told only to go where God led him (Genesis 12:1), and He was to trust God, despite the obstacles that would come through his circumstances.
God told Abraham that he and Sarah would have a son in their old age, which was beyond childbearing (Genesis 17:1-5, Genesis 17:15-19, Romans 4:16-22). It was through Abraham’s seed that the Messiah would come, and all nations would be blessed (Genesis 17:6-8.).
Because there was a famine in the land where God was leading Abraham to, he took a detour off Route 66 twice at different times of which the same situation occurred. In other words, he repeated the same action which caused problems for himself and others because he told Sarah to lie to each King (Pharaoh and Abimelech) and say she was Abraham’s sister (Genesis 12:10-20, Genesis, chapter 20).
Sarah was so beautiful that each king desired to have her and would have killed Abraham if it was told that Sarah was his wife. Later in life. Abraham listened to his wife Sarah and detoured again; he had a child by Sarah’s maid (Genesis 16:1-4, 11).
When Abraham listened to Sarah and had sex with her maid, this caused two nations to be born, when God only meant for one nation to born through the promised son, Isaac (Genesis 17:20-21). These two nations have been at odds against each other throughout history.
Take heed! This was an exit that Satan created through the nation of Ishmael to make them think that Ishmael was the promised son. God did bless Ishmael, but God established His covenant with Isaac (Genesis 17:21).
Isaac, the promised son of Abraham (Genesis 22:2, Hebrews 11:17), was symbolic of Jesus being God’s only begotten Son (John 3:16, 1 John 4:9). Abraham sacrificing Isaac on the altar (Genesis 22:1-14) was symbolic of Jesus being sacrificed on the cross (Matthew 27:35). The ram in the bush that got caught up in the thicket (Genesis 22:13) became the sacrificial offering instead of Isaac, which was a type and figure and foreshadow of Christ who our sacrificial lamb (John 1:29).
Next: Joseph (Genesis)
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