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Emanna for 10/07/2019

Isaac Being a Type of Christ

Bible Verses

Gen 22:2 And He said, Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you. (10) And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that every one who believes into Him would not perish, but would have eternal life.

Words of Ministry

Isaac typified Christ. Isaac was Abraham's only son. This typifies Christ as God's only Son. Isaac was Abraham's beloved son, and Christ was the Father's beloved Son in whom He delighted. ...In Genesis 22, we see that Isaac, a full-grown man, was obedient unto death. According to the record of this chapter, in the matter of offering Isaac, Abraham consulted neither with his wife Sarah nor with his son Isaac. Abraham took his son, put the wood upon him, led him up the mountain, bound him, and laid him on the altar. He did not give Isaac the opportunity to say anything. But Isaac took his father's will and was obedient to death. Likewise, when the Lord Jesus was about to die, He said, "Not as I will, but as You will." Isaac was obedient unto the altar. He not only followed the father to the foot of the mount; he also obeyed him in taking up the wood and in being bound. He did not resist. Even when the father laid him on the altar, took the knife, and stretched out his hand to slay him, he did not rebel. He was obedient unto death. If we consider all these aspects of Isaac as a type of Christ as portrayed in the Old Testament, we shall see that they were sovereignly arranged, matching the clear word of the New Testament revelation.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life- study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 767,769. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 7/29/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.