PureChristianity.Org

Random Article

Star of Bethlehem and the Wise Men

- How bright is the Star of Bethlehem?

- Why were the men from the East who followed the Bright Star called wise?

- Could there be substitutes for the gifts of GOLD, FRANKINCENSE, AND MYRRH?

 

Apr 03, 1997

HTML Online Editor Sample

Audio-visual/question-answer/articles are available at YouTube. 

Click the logo to go to the YouTube channel:


 

You are not subscribed

Gen 22:1-12

Author Message
Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 12
Other Topics
Posted May 31, 2007 at 8:03:01 AM
Subject: Gen 22:1-12
Ge:22:1: And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. Ge:22:2: And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. Ge:22:3: And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. Ge:22:4: Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. Ge:22:5: And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you, Ge:22:6: And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. Ge:22:7: And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? Ge:22:8: And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. Ge:22:9: And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. Ge:22:10: And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. Ge:22:11: And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. Ge:22:12: And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. Please share God's revelation on why God prevented Abraham from slaying his son...
Back to top Profile Email
cristinolese
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 122

Other Topics
Posted: Jun 01, 2007 10:17:53 AM
For the Natural Man (1 Cor 2:14) who only take the “letter” of the word, and using human wisdom, to God it is enough seeing Abraham’s faith. However, as the Apostles/Disciples showed when Jesus said, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up,” they waited for our Lord's deeper revelation which is the intended message. So also we have to wait for God’s exposition of His words for the real message of this incident. Let the "babe in Christ" among us sound of the "food intended for the flock."
Back to top Profile Email
Jacob
Joined May 31, 2007
Posts: 12

Other Topics
Posted: Jun 05, 2007 8:19:41 AM
Is God referring to our SOUL HERE? Is in it that when it come to Spiritual matters God want us to KILL our soul (Mind)? De:13:6: If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
Back to top Profile Email
cristinolese
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 122

Other Topics
Posted: Jun 13, 2007 11:34:47 AM
Who among Bible believers do not know the “lesson of Abraham offering Isaac” and God” held him from killing his son after He had seen Abraham’s faith? That is only the story, pertaining to the “letter” of the word that needs further divine revelation from God to serve as food for the soul. In the incident, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up,” our Lord demonstrated using man’s language or dialect with which the Bible is written. However by divine revelation from the words, God unveils the spiritual meaning. Thus, From human wisdom: • Joh 2:20 Then said the Jews, FORTY AND SIX YEARS WAS THIS TEMPLE IN BUILDING, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? • Mat 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, COME DOWN FROM THE CROSS. Divine revelation by waiting for God: • Joh 2:21 But he spake of the TEMPLE of his BODY. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and THEY BELIEVED THE SCRIPTURE, AND THE WORD WHICH JESUS HAD SAID. In the case of Isaac, God gives us the spiritual equivalent for “son” in the following: • Deu 13:6 If thy brother, the SON of thy mother, or thy SON, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine OWN SOUL… Before being “born of water and of Spirit” (Joh 3:5) a person, as Natural Man (1 Cor 2:14), only has PHYSICAL life that is composed of the following: BODY – consisting of the senses and instinct SOUL – whose attributes are the intellect and feeling After being “born of water and of Spirit,” a person is converted into a Spiritual Man (1 Cor 2:15-16) where, aside from PHYSICAL life, is endowed with SPIRITUAL life that is composed of the following: SOUL – whose attributes are the intellect and feeling SPIRIT of God – having access to divine revelation that convicts the real believer of spiritual sins. The SOUL in SPIRITUAL life further consists of opposing attributes or characteristic: 1. Intellect and feeling that is inimical or hostile to spirituality – Paul exhorted the believers to follow him to get rid of this: • 1 Cor 15:31 …I die daily. 2. Intellect and feeling – that bodes well to piety and highly relished by God • Gen 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD… and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the LORD SMELLED A SWEET SAVOUR… • 2 Cor 2:15 For we are unto God A SWEET SAVOUR of Christ, in them that are saved… Here now is divine revelation for God stopping Abraham to kill Isaac: [b]“Isaac” symbolizes that attribute of the SOUL that is pleasing to God generating sweet savour for Him.[/b]
Back to top Profile Email
almario1
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 416

Other Topics
Posted: Jun 13, 2007 11:49:18 AM
Psalms 56:10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
Back to top Profile Email
maolivia
Joined Dec 18, 2006
Posts: 12
Location:Canada

Other Topics
Posted: Jun 15, 2007 4:41:53 AM
Subject: Gen 22:1-12
hello bros and sis, i believe God refers here to the "soul" as it was also written in the new testament.. "If anyone does not leave his father, mother, brother ......is not worthy of me," Don't know the exact verse, can anyone give us the exact verse of this quote from Jesus? We do not literally deny and abandon family --parents or brothers or sister, or children -- we let the "Spirit" rule over the emotions and feeling which can be deceiving and thwarting to the true spiritual message of the Word of God. --In Christ-- Olive --- Jacob <bibletalk@purechristianity.org> wrote: [quote]Is God referring to our SOUL HERE? Is in it that when it come to Spiritual matters God doesnt want us to use (kill) our soul (Mind)? De:13:6: If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; [/quote] ____________________________________________________________________________________ Choose the right car based on your needs. Check out Yahoo! Autos new Car Finder tool. http://autos.yahoo.com/carfinder/
Back to top Profile Email Yahoo!
cristinolese
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 122

Other Topics
Posted: Jun 15, 2007 5:04:07 AM
[quote:f648d6f112="maolivia"]hello bros and sis, i believe God refers here to the "soul" as it was also written in the new testament.. "If anyone does not leave his father, mother, brother ......is not worthy of me," Don't know the exact verse, can anyone give us the exact verse of this quote from Jesus? We do not literally deny and abandon family --parents or brothers or sister, or children -- we let the "Spirit" rule over the emotions and feeling which can be deceiving and thwarting to the true spiritual message of the Word of God. --In Christ-- Olive [/quote] Brethren, perhaps this is what is in your mind: Luk 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Choose the right car based on your needs. Check out Yahoo! Autos new Car Finder tool. http://autos.yahoo.com/carfinder/[/quote]
Back to top Profile Email