October 24, 2016

God give up His Son for you.... The ball is in your court now, what are you going to do with JESUS?

Genesis 22:8 King James Version (KJV)
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together... 

Only at Calvary God will be satisfied!
God provided Himself for you to be saved, God wants you to believe in JESUS or you are headed for hell ...

Our test of faith:
God never told Abraham to to quit loving his son, He demanded Abraham to trust in HIM...  We have to trust God too no matter how many trails come our way

Romans 4King James Version (KJV)

What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

Genesis 22

V 1–6: PROVING: God is to prove Abraham’s faithfulness and obedience by telling him to take Isaac and sacrifice him. Abraham takes steps to obey Him. V 7–8: POINTER: Abraham’s reply to Isaac, about where the lamb for the burnt offering will come from, is a pointer to Jesus Christ, the ‘Lamb of God’, who later will be given for sinnersV 9–12: PICTURE: Abraham’s building an altar, putting wood on it, placing his son on that wood, and willingness to slay his beloved son pictures what will happen later at nearby Calvary to the Son of God Himself. The big difference is that the execution will not be stayed for Jesus. V 13–14: PROVISION: God provides the ram, whose head is surrounded by thorns of a thicket. The ram will be the sacrifice in the Mount of the Lord. One day, Jesus will become a thorn-crowned sacrifice. V 15–19: PROMISE: God renews His promise of blessing to Abraham, which is based on his obedience to God’s word, which springs from faith in God’s word. V 20–24: PEOPLE: Abraham’s family begins to grow.

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■■■▶ Personality Profiles: Abraham: 
 Genesis 12:1 Abraham was the forefather of both the Jews and the Arabs. He was originally called Abram (“High Father”) and left Ur in ancient Sumeria (Mesopotamia) to travel to Haran in Syria. He...

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■■■▶  Gen. 22:1–14  God did tempt Abraham: The verbtempt is better rendered as “proved” or “tested.” God does not tempt anyone with evil (James 1:13); but in certain instances He does test, try,...


■■■▶ Substitutionary Death:
 Romans 5:8 One of the historic fundamentals of the faith is the vicarious Atonement, in which Christ died as a substitute for sin.Illustration: In the Old Testament, this was...

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Dictionary of Bible Themes:

    These reflect the great and varied aspects of God’s being and character. They are particularly used by the psalmists to speak of God as a source of strength, security, blessing and hope.
  • 1330 God, the provider:  God supplies the needs of all creation, but gives special care to his own people.
  • 2315 Jesus Christ, as Lamb:  Jesus Christ is referred to as the “Lamb of God”. This symbol points to Christ being a perfect sacrifice for sin. It also conveys his meekness and his willingness to submit to suffering and death.
  • 4552 wood:  Trunks and branches of trees used as raw material for various objects and as fuel for burning. Acacia wood was used extensively in the tabernacle and olive wood in the temple.
  • 5029 knowledge, of God:  Human knowledge of God may be a purely intellectual phenomenon, as when one knows about God through observing the results of his actions, but God’s people know him in a personal way because of their relationship with him.
  • 5076 Abraham, life of:  God called Abraham to live as a nomad in Canaan and promised the land to his descendants, naming him “father of many”, although he had no heir until his old age.
  • 5077 Abraham, character of:  Despite some shortcomings as a husband and father, his obedience, faith, hospitality and effective intercession were exemplary. Such qualities led to his being called “friend of God”.
  • 5473 proof, through testing:  God seeks proof of genuine love, faith and growth in the lives of his people. To this end, he tests them in various ways. However, when people test him, it is often a symptom of lack of trust.
  • 5564 suffering, of Jesus Christ:  Jesus Christ suffered on behalf of his people, showing both the reality of his human nature, and the extent of his love for humanity. Those sufferings reached their climax in the sufferings of Jesus Christ upon the cross, through which God chose to redeem the world.
  • 5686 fathers, examples of:  The ideal father, from a biblical perspective, is one who loves God, is obedient to him and reflects this in his daily living and in the care and upbringing of his children.
  • 5714 men:  God created both men and women in his image and likeness. Scripture portrays men in both their strengths and weaknesses, their successes and failures. While noting that they are incomplete without women, and share equally in the privileges and tasks entrusted to them by God, men have nevertheless been given specific responsibilities by God.
  • 5738 sons:  The male offspring of parents. While sharing in the general privileges and responsibilities of children, sons had special claims to inheritance from their parents. To refer to Christians as “sons of God” is to identify both their relationship to God and also their rights as heirs of God. A significant number of titles for Jesus Christ make use of the term “Son”, stressing the close relationship between the Father and Son.
  • 7322 burnt offering:  Probably the earliest and most basic form of sacrifice. It is seen fundamentally as a gift to God, either in thanksgiving for his goodness or for atonement for sin.
  • 8021 faith, nature of:  Confidence in and commitment to God and Jesus Christ. These attitudes remain sure even though the objects of faith are unseen. True faith is seen in obedient action, love and continuing good works.

The ball is in your court now, what are you going to do with JESUS?

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