Look & Live


Firstly in Genesis 22 God told Abraham to perform what was in fact the first passion play of the crucifixion of Jesus that would take place nearly 2000 years later. Abraham was to take his only son, which wasn’t his only son but was figurative of God’s only Son and offer him as a sacrifice.

There are many other parallels in this event but the important prophetic revelation is from Abraham to Isaac:

“God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son”

Genesis 22:8 

After God told Abraham not to sacrifice his son, Abraham prophesied as follows:

Abraham called the name of that place The Lord will provide; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

Genesis 22:14

This is the site of the crucifixion of Christ. Calvary. But that is not all. God made a promise to the world:

“In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

Genesis 22:18

The promise, a prophecy that the good news of the gospel would go global…and it has – how amazing is that?! Imagine Abraham in a remote desolate spot like Mount Moriah receiving such a promise so wonderfully fulfilled.

Jesus Himself referred to this incident when he said:

Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.

John 8:56