Abraham and kept it.
God promised Abraham blessings for spirit, soul and body and
financially. He was El Shaddi to Abraham, the all sufficient one, the supreme
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 lists all the blessings of Abraham. This
will give you full insight of what God promised
But there was also curses that would come if anyone broke the
Deuteronomy 28:15-61 There came a time where God had to test Abraham to see if he
would keep the covenant. And even though Abraham didn’t know it, it was God’s
open door into the earth to free man from sin.
God asked Abraham to sacrifice His son. Not because he wanted
to see the boy die, but to test Abraham’s faith and obedience, and his love
Hebrews 11:17-19 By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered up Isaac, and he
that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the
dead. Which is what he received in a figure.
Abraham had that much faith in God. But God was satisfied when
he saw Abraham’s heart and stopped him from killing his son.
Now God was under obligation. Now His plan could be fulfilled.
As a covenant partner, he would offer up His son. Only He would die, to be
Isaiah is full of prophesies of
Jesus. In particular
52 & 53
Starting at 52:13 This describes what Jesus looked like on the
cross. He was so marred they were astonished.
Isaiah 53:3-12 Tells us the purpose of His dying. “Surely,
he has born our grief, and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our
transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace
was upon him and with his stripes we are healed!”
Jesus became the final sacrifice for us. All the sacrifices in
the Old Testament were only a part and type to represent Christ. The atonement
of the Old Testament was merely a covering for the sin. Jesus brought
redemption. He removed and took away sin and spiritual death.
Jesus was the complete sacrifice for spirit, soul and body.
There was not an area that His sacrifice did not touch. We know this because of
the covenant that God made with Abraham
6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is
also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better
16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say,
“And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is
We have a
new covenant, that has made the first old. The old covenant was only to last
until Jesus cut the new and better covenant with man through His death and
resurrection. That is why on the cross he cried “It is finished!” The Abrahamic covenant was fulfilled. Jesus was the final sacrifice!
The seed that God prophesied in Gen. 3 had bruised Satan’s
head. Satan no longer has dominion over anyone who believes in Jesus!