Summary: A message from Genesis Chapters 22,23,24 that shows the parrallel of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob to God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. It is also a message to validate the need for the Gifts of the Spirit.
Title: “Make Room For The Camels”
Text: Genesis 24:10
“The history of what will happen in the future, is hidden in the book of Genesis”
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 – “The thing that has been, is that which shall be. There is nothing new under the son.”
Ecclesiastes 3:15 – “If you want to know what will happen in the future, you will have to go back to the past.”
Genesis vs Revelation
Genesis -The book of the beginning.
Revelation - The Apocalypse “The book of the ending”
Genesis - The 1st 2 chapters, no sin.
Revelation - The last 2 chapters, no sin
Genesis - 1st 2 chapters, no pain, disease or death Revelation -Last 2 chapters, no pain, disease or death.
In Genesis, we see the plan of redemption hidden within the stories of this book.
I am going to take three chapters, and attempt to prove just that. (22,23,24)
In chapter 22, there are 2 main characters; Abraham & Isaac. (The crucifixion)
In chapter 23, we see Sarah (How natural Israel had to be removed for the Gentiles to be grafted in).
In chapter 24, Abraham, Isaac, and Eliazar. (Abraham = father, Isaac = son, Eliazar = A type of the Holy Spirit)
Everything that God will do in the future is recorded in the past. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
Genesis 22:2 – “Take your only son Isaac”
John 3:18 – Jesus is the only begotten Son of God.
Genesis 22:2 – “Take him to the land of Mariah to a mountain that I will show you.
2 Chronicles 3:1 – Solomon’s temple was built upon Mt. Mariah. So, Abraham went to Jerusalem.
Genesis 22:2 – “On one of the mountains”
Jesus was led to Calvary, which is Latin for Golgotha, a hill or mountain.
Genesis 22:3 – There are two unknown men that go with them.
Mark 15:27 – On Calvary, there are two unknown men. One dying in sin, one dying from sin, and the man in the middle dying for sin.
The clave the wood and laid it upon Isaac.
They laid Jesus on a cross, made of wood, on a mountain, in Jerusalem.
Genesis 22:3 – “Offer him for an offering”
Isaiah 53 – “Christ was made a sin offering for you and I”
The Parallel – Everything you see in Genesis chapter 22 is a picture of Calvary.
Genesis 22:4 – Abraham lifted up his eyes on the third day.
Matthew 17:23 – Christ arose on the third day.
Abraham said, “Stay here while the lad and I go yonder to worship, but we shall return”
Jesus said, “They’re going to put me in a grave, but on the third day I will arise”
Isaac said to his father, “Where is the lamb?”
Abraham said, “God himself shall provide a lamb”
(But a ram showed up. Not a lamb, but a ram. There is a difference)
The Bible says, that while Abraham was coming to Mariah that he saw the place afar off.
Place = heb. Hamakomb. Afar off = heb. Merahok.
If we were driving, and I said that I saw something afar off, you would assume that in the distance I saw something.
It does not necessarily mean that in the original.
In fact, “Hamakomb”, in the Hebrew, is a name for God.
Because, God is the place, and God is everyplace, and there is no place where God is not.
Therefore, He is at all places all of the time.
He’s omnipresent. He’s up and down, in and out, left and right, back and forth, top and bottom. He’s as high as you want to go. (Low, deep, wide).
God said to Moses in Exodus 32, “Come up with me in the mountain. There is a place by me in the cleft of the rock”.
The next verse says, “He saw it afar off”
Afar off = heb. Mera hok = to see in the distance or to perceive something about the future.
Abraham is called a prophet. These men saw revelations, although they didn’t understand it all.
Abraham never told Isaac that he was going to offer a lamb.
He walked up that mountain without a lamb on his back, in the basket, or on a donkey.
When Isaac asked, “Where is the lamb?” Abraham said, “God will provide a lamb”
But a lamb didn’t show up, a ram did.
Abraham said, “God will provide for himself a lamb”
What was he saying? What was he seeing?
When he got to the top of Mt Mariah, when he was about to lay his son on the altar, Abraham went out in the Spirit, and he saw a lamb.
He saw a lamb saw a lamb coming up to the top of Mt Mariah, lain on the altar.
“Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it”