ABRAHAM HAD AN EXPERIENCE THAT WAS ACTUALLY CREATED BY GOD HIMSELF.
MANY PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE BUT GOD TESTS US (not tempts) TO SEE OUR LOVE AND OBEDIENCE TO HIM.
Gen. 22:1a, Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith.
TESTING – examination, qualification
God will test us to see if our love for Him and our dedication for Him is valid and true. Many times we do not know our own hearts until there is a testing that happens in our lives.
Job 23:10, But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold.
God told Abraham to take the son that he waited for till he was 100 and sacrifice him on the altar.
Abraham knew that God would never have him kill his son, so he had full confidence that no matter what he would be returning with his son, not alone!
Gen. 22:5b, we will come back to you.
Can you imagine being Isaac?
Verse 7, Isaac said to his dad, I see the wood, but where is the lamb?
ABRAHAM WAS GOING ALL THE WAY IN HIS FAITH AND TRUST, NOT HOLDING ANYTHING BACK!
He built the altar, bound his son, grabbed the knife, and then…….STOP!
GOD PROVIDED THE RAM FOR SACRIFICE.
Here is what God said to Abraham in verse 12, “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.”
WHAT ARE YOU HOLDING BACK FROM GOD?
WHAT IS HE CALLING YOU TO SACRIFICE AND YOU ARE REFUSING?
WHAT IS HE TESTING YOU WITH?
WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU THAN JESUS?
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His Tabernacle Family Church
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