24.2 Genesis 22: For us, the Father gave His only Son

Series 24

Episode 2

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “Genesis 22: For us, the Father gave His only Son.” Genesis chapter 22 tells how God prepared a ram for Abraham on the mountain. This foretold how Abba prepared for us His only beloved Son as the lamb of God, to redeem us, to bear the punishment and be forsaken by God. The latter part of Genesis chapter 22 mentions Rebekah. This foretold the Lord becoming our Beloved. The Holy Spirit leads us to the Lord. God surely gave us His own Son, and graciously with Him gave us all things.

Message

Genesis 22:10-11 reads, “Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’”

It’s so precious that God understands everything we go through very well. He knows what happened and when it happened. And He cares. When the Lord was on the cross, there was no voice from heaven like what Abraham heard , Nor was there a ram. The Lord was the Lamb of God.

Genesis 22:12-14 read, “He said, ‘Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.’ And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So 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.’”

Of course we know now that this provision of God was very special. The Lord cried out “It’s finished!” Yet, He first needed to experience the cry of, “Why have you forsaken me?”

Genesis 22:15-16 reads, “And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, ‘By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,.’”

This chapter mentions the words, “your only son.” at least three times. This would remind us of our unique Lord and what the beloved Son of God had gone through for us. If you were Isaac, how would you have felt? You can ask Isaac in the future. He trusted in the love of his father. He knew he was the beloved son of his father. This is why he didn’t struggle. He was released at the end and Abraham put the ram on the altar. Do you think Isaac would treasure the ram prepared by God? He might have embraced the ram and been unable to bear that it would be killed and its blood would be shed in his place. I don’t know how the conversation went between them, and how much Abraham knew about the Lord coming to die for us. This would come to pass when the most precious and only Son of God came to die for us, just like how the ram was killed instead of Isaac! But now, we know very clearly. We ought to treasure His blood, the most precious blood. He died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with Him. He desires us to be the closest to Him and live with Him. This deepest love relationship and union in life is the most precious.

The latter part of chapter 22 writes about the genealogy. You might ask, why mention the family history after such an amazing event. Well, note that this passage mentions Rebekah. The Bible is indeed amazing!

Genesis 22:20-22 read, “Now after these things it was told to Abraham, ‘Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor: Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram, Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel.’ (Bethuel fathered Rebekah.)”

Genesis chapter 23 records the death of Sarah; chapter 24 tells how Abraham’s servant brought Rebekah to Isaac. All of us know this foretold how the Holy Spirit brought us to our true Beloved of manifold love. Therefore, chapter 23 comes before chapter 24—the Lord had to die for us before the church could come into existence. The Lord had to be wounded before the church could appear. Similarly, God had to put Adam to sleep and take out a rib in order to create his darling Eve. Isn’t this passage very precious? The church has appeared, and we have a part. The Bible is God’s word. Chapter 24 is lengthy. It tells how Rebekah was brought to Isaac, who was Abraham’s only beloved son. Today, the Holy Spirit has also brought us to the only Beloved Son of the Father, and made us His bride and compatible darling.

Paul knew this very well. In Romans 8:32, Paul wrote , “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Now, we have gained the Lord. He does not need to die for man’s sins a second time. He already cried out “It’s finished!” God gave us His own beloved Son. God did not simply send Jesus to become a man. What was Paul saying in this passage? I like the English translation: “He loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20) It’s a personal love; the Lord personally gave Himself for me. Of course, I think of this every day. The chapter we read today specifically talks about the Father. It’s very precious! The prior chapters talk about the Lord, and what the Father and the Lord went through together.

You should have already noticed that God prepared a ram. Genesis 22:14 reads, “So 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.’” It’s so precious that one day, the Father would provide His beloved Son on the mount of Golgotha for us. He personally struck, punished, crushed and forsook His beloved Son. The Lord despised the shame and endured the pain on the cross. He drank the bitter cup. God’s provision on the mount was very precious. Without this provision at Golgotha, we wouldn’t be able to discuss other provisions of God. Through the Lord’s sacrifice , the Lord Himself, the Father, and everything else all belong to us! The Bible says all things are ours!

Series 24

God prepares for us

Message Date: 2020-04-05

One of God’s names is “God will provide.” This name is recorded in Genesis chapter 22, which says that Abraham and Issac walked together, and they went to the mountains of Moriah. As instructed by God, Abraham was to offer Issac as a sacrifice. When he was about to slay his son, God called him and stopped him. God had prepared a lamb to replace Issac, to be offered as a sacrifice. Through this, God illustrated to us that the heavenly Father had long prepared His beloved Son to be a sacrificial lamb for our sins. God loves us, and what He has prepared for us for this life and eternity are extremely abundant and precious; He even prepared Himself to be given for us. God not only prepared all things and the whole world for us, He prepared a body for the Lord so that He could accomplish the salvation. The Lord rose and ascended to heaven. He went to prepare a place for us, that is the New Jerusalem in heaven, our eternal dwelling place. He has prepared for us better things: blood that speaks a better word, a better covenant, a better country… All these are better, both in this generation and in eternity! He prepares feasts for us: when we were saved, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit threw a feast for us; They danced, made music and celebrated. He prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies. In the future, there will be the marriage supper of the Lamb… The Lord Himself is our most precious feast; He is the bread of life. Having prepared all, what He desires most is for us to enjoy Him, and He to enjoy us.
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24.1 Genesis 22: Father and Son went together

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24.2 Genesis 22: For us, the Father gave His only Son

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24.3 Genesis 22: The Lord will provide

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Introduction

01 Introduction of Treasures for the Soul

Series 1: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord

1.1 The Most Blessed Generation
1.2 Message from John the Baptist
1.3 Abide in the Lord Always
1.4 Abide in the Lord’s Love at All Times
1.5 The Lord Speaks to Us and Helps Us in Our Hearts

Series 2: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout this Year

2.1 God’s Greatest Work Starts in Our Hearts
2.2 To Be Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout the Year
2.3 Our Spirits can Feel God and Have Fellowship with Him
2.4 The Importance of Peace
2.5 Our Spirits Need the Words of God
2.6 Give the Lord Time and Space to Speak in Our Hearts

Series 3: Let Our Hearts be Influenced

3.1 The World Needs People Who Deeply Experience God
3.2 Just as His Anointing 
Has Taught You, 
Abide in the Lord
3.3 Be Influenced 
by the Lord Throughout 
this Year

Series 4: The Importance of Peace

4.1 Enjoying God’s Peace in Your heart
4.2 Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled, Neither Let Them be Afraid.
4.3 How Should Our Spirit Respond to the Lord?

Series 5: Our Spirit Being Able to Enjoy the Lord

5.1 Our Spirit is Satisfied Only When We Worship God and Deeply Experience Him
5.2 How to Worship God with Our Spirit
5.3 Looking at the Lord with our Inner Eyes
5.4 Our Spirit Needs to Enjoy the Lord Himself
5.5 The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “Eyes”
5.6 Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship

Series 6: Live out the Life of being Heart to Heart with the Lord

6.1 Living a life of union with the Lord in a stable pattern every day
6.2 Enjoying the Lord and not being disturbed
6.3 The Importance of Seeing Him with Our Spiritual Eyes

Series 7

7.1 Learn to Protect Our Spirits From Virus Prevention
7.2 Our Spirit Can Hear, Think, and See
7.3 How to Live a Life of Faith
7.4 The Importance of the Mind
7.5 David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always

Series 8: During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the essence of the blessings of the new covenant.

8.1 The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood
8.2 The Lord Treasures the New Covenant and Break-Bread Meeting the Most
8.3 Love Encounters
8.4 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the fourth blessing
8.5 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)
8.6 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (2)

Series 16: We Have Come to Mount Zion and the Heavenly Jerusalem

16.1 See that the Lord is at the right hand of the Father
16.2 Coming to Mount Zion (1): the meaning of Mount Sinai
16.3 Coming to Mount Zion (2): the difficulty in forgiveness of sins
16.4 Coming to Mount Zion (3): to Live in Grace
16.5 Having Come to the Heavenly Jerusalem
16.6 What is in the heavenly Jerusalem (1)?

Series 9: Being Heart to Heart with the Father

9.1 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 1)
9.2 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 2)

Series 10

10.1 The Love Desire in the Depths of Abba and the Lord’s hearts
10.2 Fruit of the Lord’s Crucifixion: Eternal Life
10.3 The Lord Came to Manifest the Father’s Name
10.4 The Father Sent His Only Begotten Son
10.5 Reminders on enjoying heart to heart with the Father
10.6 The Father’s Desire for Me is Forever Steadfast

Series 11

11.1 The preciousness of the Letter to Philemon
11.2 The most profitable; the most accepted.
11.3 Charge That to My Account
11.4 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (1)
11.5 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (2)
11.6 We are the Lord’s darling love

Series 12

12.1 The Lord’s Words at the Last Supper
12.2 Apart from the Lord, we can do nothing.
12.3 What is true faith?
12.4 Look upon the Lord in glory
11.5 Trust and Peace (1)
12.6 Trust and Peace (2)

Series 13: The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility

13.3 The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility (Part 2)

Series 14: Manifold evidence

14.1 How does the infinite Lord see us?
14.2 We are the ultimate and final love of the Lord
14.3 The Lord is forever a Man; He once died for us
14.4 The Lord’s manifold love evidence (Part 1)
14.5 The Lord’s manifold love evidence Part 2

Series 15: Understand How Our Spirit Works And Be Heart To Heart With The Lord Continuously

15.1 We Can Only Enjoy God By Faith
15.2 His Words Abide In Us
15.3 Live With The Lord
15.4 Seek The Things That Are Above
15.5 Understand How Our Spirit Works: Will, Mind And Feelings
15.6 Guard And Uplift Our Mind

Series 17: Know that the Church is the Firstborn

17.1 Know that the church is the firstborn
17.2 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 1)
17.3 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 2)
17.4 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 1)
17.5 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 2)

Series 18: The Blessings to be the First Born

18.1 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 1)
18.2 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 2)
18.3 To be united with the Lord and become the Firstborn
18.4 The Lord is the Firstborn
18.5 The Blessing of the Firstborn: Kingship
18.6 The Blessing of the Firstborn: a Double Portion of the Blessings

Series 19: Coming to Mount Zion to Appear Before God

19.1 The Lord is the way, and the truth, and the life
19.2 Live in Grace. Enjoy the Father and the Lord
19.3 Mind the things that are above (1)
19.4 Mind the things that are above (2)
19.5 Appear before God in Mount Zion

Series 20: The final destination of our spirit and eternity is the heavenly Jerusalem

20.1 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (1)
20.2 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (2)
20.3 The Lord Becomes the Way so that We can Come Before God with Confidence
20.4 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (1)
20.5 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (2)

Series 21: Live Out the Life of the Firstborn: Be A Priest

21.1 The Father made the Lord the High Priest
21.2 Priesthood: One of the Blessings of the Firstborn
21.4 The Precedents of Priests in the Bible (2)

Series 22: When Believers Die, They Will Go to the Heavenly Jerusalem

22.1 The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (1)
The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (2)
The Spirits of the Righteous Made Perfect

Series 23: New Jerusalem is a real city

God has prepared a heavenly home for us
Is the heavenly new Jerusalem a real city?
Satan causes man not to be clear and assured about the things in heaven
Are physical substances not spiritual?
New Jerusalem is a real city (1)
New Jerusalem is a real city (2)

Series 24: God prepares for us

Genesis 22: Father and Son went together
Genesis 22: For us, the Father gave His only Son
Genesis 22: The Lord will provide