A. The Picture In Isaac (Ill. A Portrait of Jesus
through and through)
1. Only Son John 3:16; Matt. 3:17
2. Son was Obedient To The Fathers Will (Ill. Isaac about 15-20,
Abraham about 100. Isaac was more than able to overcome his father, yet he submitted, just
like Jesus. John 4:34; Luke 22:42.
3. Isaac carried the wood for the offering Ill. Jesus carried His own cross
4. Isaac prayed to his Father So did Jesus Luke 22:42.
5. Isaac willingly surrender to the appointed task John 10:18. So did
Jesus, no one had to force Him to go to the cross Isa. 53:7.
6. Isaac dead for three days (Ill. In Abrahams mind!) Jesus
was in the tomb for three days Matt. 16:21.
7. Isaac Raised from the dead Heb. 11:17-19 Jesus was also raised
from the dead Matt. 28:1-6; 1 Cor. 15:1-23. (Ill. Rev. 1:18!)
B. The Peace In Abraham Abraham is a wonderful portrait of the
grace and peace of God. He was certainly heartbroken and miserable, yet somehow, he knew
that God would intervene. (Ill. His attitude Heb. 11:17-19) Perhaps, Abraham was
even excited as he contemplated what God would do. Surely, he would se a new side of the
Lord in this work. Ill. This is an encouragement for you and I to continue to trust in the
Lord. He has no respect of persons, and what He did for Abraham, He will do for you!
C. The Provision Of God Ill. The Ram in the thorns. God abundantly
intervened and met the need. (Ill. He name of the place Jehovah-Jireh
"The Lord Will See To It.") Ill. While (pain, heartache, grief, sorrow,
dread, death, brokenness) went up one side of the mountain, (provision, healing, glory,
salvation, delight, deliverance, blessing) was coming up the other. He was Jehovah-Jireh
then, and He still is today! He is what you need this morning in every area of your life!
(Ill. What God did on that same mountain 1,500 years later! Moriah is the same place as
Conc: Your faith, if it is real, will be tested, but rest
assured today that Jesus is and has all you need to have the victory in your
life. The primary thing that needs to be settled is this: Are you trusting
Jesus Christ for your salvation today? Just like Isaac, he climbed Mt. Moriah
carrying His cross and your sins. He died there to save your soul and today,
you can be saved if you will come to Him by faith. Will you do that today?
Christian, are you undergoing a trial today? If so, please come to the Lord,
He is still the God who will see to it. Bring your need to Him right now.