Isaac, Jesus & Their Bride

All Christians learn very early in their Christian education that when Abraham was told by God to offer Isaac, it  was type of Father God offering His Son Jesus,

Genesis 22:1-2  Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”

Later as a Christian we learn that the place God directed Abraham to offer Isaac is where many animal sacrifices will be offered to God by the Jewish people. Mount Zion is a name given to 3 (I like that number) mountains in the area of Jerusalem. Mount Moriah, is the middle mountain on which the walled city of Jerusalem and the temple mount is built on. Coincidence? I don’t believe in them.

In the Genesis 22 narrative, Isaac comes very close to death but in the last moment a statement of faith that Abraham makes becomes reality “My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering:” leads to a well known name of God,

Genesis 22:14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

Jehovah-jireh – H3070 – From H3068 and H7200; Jehovah will see (to it), a symbolical name for Mt. Moriah:

There is something that is not as commonly known about this Bible account. While Abraham and Isaac are the main human characters in Genesis 22, chapter 23 gives much attention to the death of Sarah and Abraham buying the cave of Machpelah in Hebron to bury her, but Isaac’s name is NEVER mentioned.

Then Genesis chapter 24 gives the account of when Abraham sends is “eldest servant” on a mission. It is commonly believed that the servant is Eliezer but his name isn’t given in the account. If you read my post titled, “Eliezer, The Holy Spirit and Victory With 318 Men of God,” I point out that Eliezer is a “type” of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told us that after he would return to heaven, He would send the Holy Spirit, the “Helper” and that He would not draw attention to Himself. This Eliezer is mentioned only 1 time in the Book of Genesis.

John 16:13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Eliezer – H461 – From H410 and H5828; God of help;

In Genesis 24, Abraham (a type of Father God) sends his unnamed servant (a type of the Holy Spirit) to find a bride for Isaac (a type of the Son of God, Jesus).

Genesis chapter 24 is the longest chapter in the whole Book of Genesis. Isaac’s name is not mention since chapter 22 until the very end of chapter 24 when it says this,

Genesis 24:62-67 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi (who liveth and seeth me); for he dwelt in the south country.

63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Isaac’s name goes unmentioned from the time Abraham was about to offer him as a sacrifice until he lays his eyes on the bride the type of Holy Spirit has gone to get him.

After Jesus WAS Offered as a living sacrifice and ascended into heaven, He has NOT been seen by many, only a few. At the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit was given freely to anyone seeking to have a relationship with Jesus, the church age began. The true Christian church is known as “The Bride of Christ.” Since then, for 2,000 years, the Holy Spirit has been on a mission, to build the church, individual by individual, the “Bride of Christ.” On the day of the Rapture, the Holy Spirit will gather the Bride of Christ and present it to Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:5-52  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Malachi 3:16-18 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.

17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

The Binding of Isaac “Akedah” and how it relates to the “Bride of Christ”

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