Genesis IV, Bible Study 11/30/16


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Genesis IV

Synopsis of Bible study 11/30/16

Delivered by Bishop Walker III

  1. Introduction
  2. God calls Abraham from his home country. God calls him to a land that he would later show him.
  3. The theme of Genesis is actually about, the Promised Land, faith, and
  4. The promise to Abraham was to occupy the Promised Land.
  5. Abraham is not the main character in the book of Genesis, although he is an important character. God is the main character.
  6. Abraham, the father of faith, provided a template for how to walk in the faith in God. Hebrews 11:8-10 (NKJV) By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is-God’s call to Abraham is a trilogy consisting of himself, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  7. Jacob leaves us with 12 tribes of Israel.

 

  1. God’s Covenant with Abraham (See Image 1.1)
  2. Abraham’s Name Change to Abraham,
  3. In Genesis 17:5 (NKJV) it says No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. – God changes Abram’s name from Abram to Abraham.
  4. Genesis 17:6-8 (NKJV) says I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”- Imagine what God is saying. He is saying that nations and kings will come out of Abraham. It will be an everlasting covenant.
  5. God also changes Sarah’s name. Sarah means princess. Genesis 17:15-16 (NKJV) says 15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16 And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.”
  6. Circumcision: The Sign of Covenant
  7. God establishes his covenant with Abraham that instructed all male kids to be circumcised at the age of 8. Genesis 17:10-14 (NKJV) 10 This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised; 11 and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you. 12 He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not your descendant. 13 He who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money must be circumcised, and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14 And the uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.”- Egyptian circumcision was brutal, but it was necessary for every male Hebrew child. They amputated the foreskin. All male children at 8 days old had to do this or they would be out of covenant with God.
  8. In the New Testament, there is a reinterpretation of this circumcision. Note that the circumcision in the New Testament is talking about putting the old life away and walking in a new life. It is more like circumcision of the heart.
  9. Sarah , The Mother of Nations

Genesis 17:19-21 (NKJV) 19 Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.” – Remember Ishmael had been born, though he was Abraham’s mistake. Ishmael represents the reality that we deal with today. What we mean is, everyone has a mistake they have to deal with despite living in their blessing. God decided to still bless Ishmael, because everything connected to Abraham was supposed to be blessed. God said it so it had to come true. God’s word will not return to him void.

  1. In verse 21 above, Abraham was at age 99, but God was still saying this time next year, Abraham and Sarah would have a son. This would make Abraham 100 yrs old when Isaac was to be born.
  2. Sarah was a listening to God say all this and she laughed. Genesis 18:12 (NKJV) 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”)
  3. Why did Sarah laugh? Genesis 18:13-14 (NKJV) says 13 And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” – Abraham is 99 yrs and God has given Abraham an appointed time. Sarah didn’t laugh outwardly, it was inwardly, but God knew she laughed. Often, while we are laughing, God is speaking.
    1. Psalm 139:2 says (NKJV) You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. – God is aware when you laugh.

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  • Sodom and Gomorrah
  1. Abraham intercedes for Sodom and Gomorrah
  2. Genesis 18:18-21 (NKJV) 18 since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.” 20 And the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, 21 I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”- God knew what was happening in Sodom. As a result, God says he will get off his throne and come down to earth just to look. It was so bad, on the earth that God got off the throne to see.
  3. Things got so bad, Abraham started interceding for Sodom and Gomorrah. Remember when lot and Abraham split up, Lot went over near Sodom.
  4. Abraham kept asking if God would spare the land. Abraham kept asking God if he would spare the land, if they found anyone righteous. He kept having to lower the number each time he asked God, because they could find no one. In the end, they only found one that was righteous.
  5. In Sodom and Gomorrah, there were groups of people sleeping with people of the same sex, issues of drunkardness, and people were even having sex with their pets.
  6. The name Sodom itself is where we get the word sodomy. It was so bad, God decided to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.
  7. Sodom and Gomorrah is destroyed (See Image 1.2)
  8. In Genesis 19, God sends angels. When angels would invade the earth, they would be very handsome men. They didn’t look like angels though. These two men that didn’t look like angels go to Lot’s house. As a result, men came knocking on Lot’s door wanting to have sex with these two handsome men who were really angels. Abraham tried so hard to keep this from happening he offered his two virgin daughters up to these men instead, but they were not interested. They wanted to be with the two handsome men.
  9. The angels (the two handsome men) led Lot and his family out of the city and the city was burned up. They were warned not to look back. Lot’s wife looked back anyway and she turned into a pillar of salt. Genesis 19:26 (NKJV) says 26 But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.- If God blesses you to come out, don’t be foolish enough to look back.
  10. Genesis 19:27-29 (NKJV) 27 And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28 Then he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain; and he saw, and behold, the smoke of the land which went up like the smoke of a furnace. 29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.- Now we have another scenario starting.

 

  • The Descendants of Lot
  1. Lot was in a place called Zoar. He knew it wasn’t a good place, so he left it and went to a cave.
  2. Before we go into the next part, it is important that we ask ourselves, what are the social implications of events that had taken place? What are the domestic implications of the events? What is the sociological trauma of such events? What happens when you grow up in Sodom and Gomorrah? What happens when your own Dad offers you up to strangers that come to the house? You have to ask these questions to truly understand what happens next.
  3. Lot moves into to a cave. His daughters begin to have a conversation and the eldest daughter said to the younger sister, “Let us have a child by our father after getting him drunk”.. Genesis 19:31-36 (NKJV) 31 Now the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.” 33 So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.34 It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, “Indeed I lay with my father last night; let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.” 35 Then they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.36 Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. – They got pregnant by their father. Could it be that the Tornados of incest could have spun out control at this point or was it flawed thinking caused by the events and the environment of Sodom and Gomorrah?
  4. When they had the children, the first was called Moab whose decedents became the Moabites. Genesis 19:37 (NKJV) says 37 The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. – Ruth was a Moabite if you will remember and remember that Moabites originally worshiped idol gods. Ruth in the bible was Lot’s grandchild.
  5. The next born was named Ben-Ammi whose descendants became the ammonites. Genesis 19:38 (NKJV) 38 And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day. – They worshiped the fire gods. The image of this god had its arms stretched out as if to capture babies. The people that worshiped this Idol god, sacrificed babies unto this god. These people is Lot’s great-great-grandchildren.

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  1. The Birth of the Promised son, Isaac
  2. Isaac, the son of Sarah and Abraham
  3. Abraham had a son named Isaac at 100 yrs old.
  4. Isaac didn’t get here by natural conception. This teaches us 3 things:
    1. Nothing is too hard for God
    2. All things are possible
    3. God keeps his promises
  5. Isaac means, “I laugh”.
    1. Genesis 21:8 (NKJV) Hagar and Ishmael Depart So the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned.- Abraham had a feast when Isaac was weaned.
  6. The expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael
  7. Hagar was eventually allowed to come back into Abraham’s house.
  8. It is believed that Ishmael was mocking Isaac and Sarah got mad about it. Abraham might not have really had feelings for Hagar, but he love Ishmael.
  9. Abraham rose up and gave her water, bread, and water, and sent Hagar away. Genesis 21:10-13 (NKJV) 10 Therefore she said to Abraham, “Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac.” 11 And the matter was very displeasing in Abraham’s sight because of his son. 12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called. 13 Yet I will also make a nation of the son of the bondwoman, because he is your seed.”- Just because Ishmael is leaving doesn’t mean he will not be blessed.
  10. Finally something happens. Abraham and Sarah finally has a son after a 100yrs.
  11. Conclusion: The test of Abraham’s faith.
  12. Now God wants Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. God wants us to sacrifice the thing we want the most. There is no sacrifice in giving what you don’t want.
  13. Abraham has supernatural faith.
  14. They travel to Mount Moriah. Abraham is willing to do what God wants him to do.
  15. Abraham told the men with him to stop at the foot of the mountain. He told them that he and his son were going to worship.
  16. Two things we should learn from this.
    1. If God told Abraham to kill his son, it was up to God to raise him up again.
    2. Some people, you got to leave at the foot of the mountain, because they will try to stop the plan of God.
  17. Abraham goes up and he has wood and a knife, but he brings nothing to sacrifice.
  18. Isaac asks where is the sacrifice? With tears in his eyes, Abraham looks at Isaac and tells him that he is the sacrifice.
  19. Abraham places his son on the altar and ties him up. When God tells us to do stuff that we think is immoral or not right, should we do it? Yes, of course we are, because God is all knowing and his ways are not our ways.
  20. Abraham takes his knife out and is about to kill his son. He is about to sacrifice his on the altar, but guess what happens? Genesis 22:11-12 (NKJV) says 11 But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” 12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”- God now knows that Abraham is the real deal. He shows Abraham a ram caught in the thicket and told him to use it for the sacrifice.
  21. Abraham called this place Jehovah Jireh, meaning, “God will provide”.
  22. If he would do it on the mountain, how ironic that another father would give up his only begotten son on a mountain too as a sacrifice for us. What God really wants from Abraham and us is not our money or our gifts. We are the sacrifice that God wants. If he gets us, God knows he will have everything. We are supposed to give our bodies as a reasonable sacrifice. Romans 12:1 (NKJV) says 12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
  23. What God was going to do for Abraham could only happen after Abraham passed the test of being willing to give what he loved the most. This is when it will happen!

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Synopsis of Bible study 11/30/16

Delivered by Bishop Walker III

  1. Introduction
  2. God calls Abraham from his home country. God calls him to a land that he would later show him.
  3. The theme of Genesis is actually about, the Promised Land, faith, and
  4. The promise to Abraham was to occupy the Promised Land.
  5. Abraham is not the main character in the book of Genesis, although he is an important character. God is the main character.
  6. Abraham, the father of faith, provided a template for how to walk in the faith in God. Hebrews 11:8-10 (NKJV) By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is-God’s call to Abraham is a trilogy consisting of himself, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  7. Jacob leaves us with 12 tribes of Israel.

 

  1. God’s Covenant with Abraham (See Image 1.1)
  2. Abraham’s Name Change to Abraham,
  3. In Genesis 17:5 (NKJV) it says No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. – God changes Abram’s name from Abram to Abraham.
  4. Genesis 17:6-8 (NKJV) says I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”- Imagine what God is saying. He is saying that nations and kings will come out of Abraham. It will be an everlasting covenant.
  5. God also changes Sarah’s name. Sarah means princess. Genesis 17:15-16 (NKJV) says 15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16 And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.”
  6. Circumcision: The Sign of Covenant
  7. God establishes his covenant with Abraham that instructed all male kids to be circumcised at the age of 8. Genesis 17:10-14 (NKJV) 10 This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised; 11 and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you. 12 He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not your descendant. 13 He who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money must be circumcised, and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14 And the uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.”- Egyptian circumcision was brutal, but it was necessary for every male Hebrew child. They amputated the foreskin. All male children at 8 days old had to do this or they would be out of covenant with God.
  8. In the New Testament, there is a reinterpretation of this circumcision. Note that the circumcision in the New Testament is talking about putting the old life away and walking in a new life. It is more like circumcision of the heart.
  9. Sarah , The Mother of Nations

Genesis 17:19-21 (NKJV) 19 Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.” – Remember Ishmael had been born, though he was Abraham’s mistake. Ishmael represents the reality that we deal with today. What we mean is, everyone has a mistake they have to deal with despite living in their blessing. God decided to still bless Ishmael, because everything connected to Abraham was supposed to be blessed. God said it so it had to come true. God’s word will not return to him void.

  1. In verse 21 above, Abraham was at age 99, but God was still saying this time next year, Abraham and Sarah would have a son. This would make Abraham 100 yrs old when Isaac was to be born.
  2. Sarah was a listening to God say all this and she laughed. Genesis 18:12 (NKJV) 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”)
  3. Why did Sarah laugh? Genesis 18:13-14 (NKJV) says 13 And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” – Abraham is 99 yrs and God has given Abraham an appointed time. Sarah didn’t laugh outwardly, it was inwardly, but God knew she laughed. Often, while we are laughing, God is speaking.
    1. Psalm 139:2 says (NKJV) You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. – God is aware when you laugh.

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  • Sodom and Gomorrah
  1. Abraham intercedes for Sodom and Gomorrah
  2. Genesis 18:18-21 (NKJV) 18 since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.” 20 And the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, 21 I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”- God knew what was happening in Sodom. As a result, God says he will get off his throne and come down to earth just to look. It was so bad, on the earth that God got off the throne to see.
  3. Things got so bad, Abraham started interceding for Sodom and Gomorrah. Remember when lot and Abraham split up, Lot went over near Sodom.
  4. Abraham kept asking if God would spare the land. Abraham kept asking God if he would spare the land, if they found anyone righteous. He kept having to lower the number each time he asked God, because they could find no one. In the end, they only found one that was righteous.
  5. In Sodom and Gomorrah, there were groups of people sleeping with people of the same sex, issues of drunkardness, and people were even having sex with their pets.
  6. The name Sodom itself is where we get the word sodomy. It was so bad, God decided to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.
  7. Sodom and Gomorrah is destroyed (See Image 1.2)
  8. In Genesis 19, God sends angels. When angels would invade the earth, they would be very handsome men. They didn’t look like angels though. These two men that didn’t look like angels go to Lot’s house. As a result, men came knocking on Lot’s door wanting to have sex with these two handsome men who were really angels. Abraham tried so hard to keep this from happening he offered his two virgin daughters up to these men instead, but they were not interested. They wanted to be with the two handsome men.
  9. The angels (the two handsome men) led Lot and his family out of the city and the city was burned up. They were warned not to look back. Lot’s wife looked back anyway and she turned into a pillar of salt. Genesis 19:26 (NKJV) says 26 But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.- If God blesses you to come out, don’t be foolish enough to look back.
  10. Genesis 19:27-29 (NKJV) 27 And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28 Then he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain; and he saw, and behold, the smoke of the land which went up like the smoke of a furnace. 29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.- Now we have another scenario starting.

 

  • The Descendants of Lot
  1. Lot was in a place called Zoar. He knew it wasn’t a good place, so he left it and went to a cave.
  2. Before we go into the next part, it is important that we ask ourselves, what are the social implications of events that had taken place? What are the domestic implications of the events? What is the sociological trauma of such events? What happens when you grow up in Sodom and Gomorrah? What happens when your own Dad offers you up to strangers that come to the house? You have to ask these questions to truly understand what happens next.
  3. Lot moves into to a cave. His daughters begin to have a conversation and the eldest daughter said to the younger sister, “Let us have a child by our father after getting him drunk”.. Genesis 19:31-36 (NKJV) 31 Now the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.” 33 So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.34 It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, “Indeed I lay with my father last night; let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.” 35 Then they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.36 Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. – They got pregnant by their father. Could it be that the Tornados of incest could have spun out control at this point or was it flawed thinking caused by the events and the environment of Sodom and Gomorrah?
  4. When they had the children, the first was called Moab whose decedents became the Moabites. Genesis 19:37 (NKJV) says 37 The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. – Ruth was a Moabite if you will remember and remember that Moabites originally worshiped idol gods. Ruth in the bible was Lot’s grandchild.
  5. The next born was named Ben-Ammi whose descendants became the ammonites. Genesis 19:38 (NKJV) 38 And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day. – They worshiped the fire gods. The image of this god had its arms stretched out as if to capture babies. The people that worshiped this Idol god, sacrificed babies unto this god. These people is Lot’s great-great-grandchildren.

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  1. The Birth of the Promised son, Isaac
  2. Isaac, the son of Sarah and Abraham
  3. Abraham had a son named Isaac at 100 yrs old.
  4. Isaac didn’t get here by natural conception. This teaches us 3 things:
    1. Nothing is too hard for God
    2. All things are possible
    3. God keeps his promises
  5. Isaac means, “I laugh”.
    1. Genesis 21:8 (NKJV) Hagar and Ishmael Depart So the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned.- Abraham had a feast when Isaac was weaned.
  6. The expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael
  7. Hagar was eventually allowed to come back into Abraham’s house.
  8. It is believed that Ishmael was mocking Isaac and Sarah got mad about it. Abraham might not have really had feelings for Hagar, but he love Ishmael.
  9. Abraham rose up and gave her water, bread, and water, and sent Hagar away. Genesis 21:10-13 (NKJV) 10 Therefore she said to Abraham, “Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac.” 11 And the matter was very displeasing in Abraham’s sight because of his son. 12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called. 13 Yet I will also make a nation of the son of the bondwoman, because he is your seed.”- Just because Ishmael is leaving doesn’t mean he will not be blessed.
  10. Finally something happens. Abraham and Sarah finally has a son after a 100yrs.
  11. Conclusion: The test of Abraham’s faith.
  12. Now God wants Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. God wants us to sacrifice the thing we want the most. There is no sacrifice in giving what you don’t want.
  13. Abraham has supernatural faith.
  14. They travel to Mount Moriah. Abraham is willing to do what God wants him to do.
  15. Abraham told the men with him to stop at the foot of the mountain. He told them that he and his son were going to worship.
  16. Two things we should learn from this.
    1. If God told Abraham to kill his son, it was up to God to raise him up again.
    2. Some people, you got to leave at the foot of the mountain, because they will try to stop the plan of God.
  17. Abraham goes up and he has wood and a knife, but he brings nothing to sacrifice.
  18. Isaac asks where is the sacrifice? With tears in his eyes, Abraham looks at Isaac and tells him that he is the sacrifice.
  19. Abraham places his son on the altar and ties him up. When God tells us to do stuff that we think is immoral or not right, should we do it? Yes, of course we are, because God is all knowing and his ways are not our ways.
  20. Abraham takes his knife out and is about to kill his son. He is about to sacrifice his on the altar, but guess what happens? Genesis 22:11-12 (NKJV) says 11 But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” 12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”- God now knows that Abraham is the real deal. He shows Abraham a ram caught in the thicket and told him to use it for the sacrifice.
  21. Abraham called this place Jehovah Jireh, meaning, “God will provide”.
  22. If he would do it on the mountain, how ironic that another father would give up his only begotten son on a mountain too as a sacrifice for us. What God really wants from Abraham and us is not our money or our gifts. We are the sacrifice that God wants. If he gets us, God knows he will have everything. We are supposed to give our bodies as a reasonable sacrifice. Romans 12:1 (NKJV) says 12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
  23. What God was going to do for Abraham could only happen after Abraham passed the test of being willing to give what he loved the most. This is when it will happen!

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I consider myself a Christian with an envangelistic calling. I like music, art, and computers. I belive that God gives us our gifts so that they may be used for his glory. It is my desire that everyone in the world comes to know God and have a personal relationship with him by means of music, evangelistic ministry, and by understanding the word of God.
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One Response to Genesis IV, Bible Study 11/30/16

  1. Bettye Dodson says:

    Thank you so much wish I could print it but no luck I just have to keep reading it. You are the best Sam!!

    Sent from my iPad

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