Morning Message of Motivation
Christ our Redeemer: 22
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Abraham sacrificed the ram in the place of Isaac.
Genesis 22:13 NKJV
“Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.”
Christ took our place and suffered in our stead.
1 Peter 3:18 NKJV
“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,”
Since it is impossible for the sinner to redeem himself it became absolutely necessary to have a Redeemer who was sinless.
Hebrews 7:26 NKJV
“For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;”
Our substitute had to be totally human yet be able to overcome sin. Christ fulfilled this condition to qualify as our Redeemer.
Hebrews 4:15 NKJV
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”
The ram became a substitute for Isaac. Christ became the substitute for mankind. Abraham named the place where he saw the ram caught in the thicket Jehovah-Jireh which means “the Lord will provide.”
Genesis 22:14 KJV
“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.”
Two things enabled Abraham to see the provision of the Lord.
• Abraham saw the provision in the place that God had sent him. Where God leads, there He will also provide.
• Abraham saw the provision of God after he had fully obeyed the Lord. He had obeyed to offer his beloved son Isaac and obeyed when God told him to stop.
May you see the full provision of God for every aspect of your life. May the Lord graciously guide you to the place of divine provision, in Jesus’ name.