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Prophecy of Messiah:

Gen 26:2-5  And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:  (3)  Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;  (4)  And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;  (5)  Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Good morning! Grab your favorite beverage and Bible and let’s dive right in this morning! Today’s prophecy has a lot to unpack and it is oh so so good! As we saw in our first post from this series, God had a redemptive plan for mankind. It began in the Garden of Eden and brought forward with the nation of Israel and through Israel. Messiah would come to redeem the sins of both Jews and Gentiles! \o/ Praise the Lord! We stand to gain so much knowledge and wisdom when we learn about the history of this redemptive plan!

We begin with Abraham’s obedience and faith and because of these, the world would be blessed! Can you imagine this? God worked through Abraham years ago to provide His mercy! Praise Him! Abraham trusted God so much that he was willing to follow God’s commands to the “T”! God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son and Abraham followed these commands by faith. What a beautiful analogy of God sacrificing His Only Begotten Son, the Messiah Jesus Christ!

Because of Abraham’s obedience, God promised Isaac that his seed would produce as the stars of heaven! (Genesis 26:4) God spared Isaac from being sacrificed so that from Isaac’s seed, the Perfect Sacrifice for the world would come!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Heb 11:18  Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

Both Abraham and Isaac are mentioned in this faith chapter in Hebrews. Through them would the Messiah come. We see this clearly fulfilled as we read the genealogy of Jesus Christ in Matthew 1:1-16! Therefore, yet another prophecy mentioned in Genesis 26:2-5 is fulfilled by the One and Only Saviour of mankind, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world! Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!