Jun 25, 2013

ABRAHAM and YeHaWaH's PROMISE


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This post began as a review of; Logos Bible software.com, presentation of a Bible study curriculum titled:
 "Abraham
 following God's
 promise".

Introduction: my first comment is a simple addition to the perspective that students of Scripture are modeling their lives as they learn from the attributes of the people that faithfully follow and obey the instruction of Yehawah Eloheyem.  Yehwawah Logos revealed to Abraham the image and likeness of His Saving Love and the Spiritual work of Redemption and Salvation.

The story of Abraham is divided into eight chapters that draw out historical and cultural narratives that evoke questions and emphasize thoughtful growth in faithfulness. The story flow is easy to read and commentary is linked to old and New Testament Scripture references to verify teaching principles for Bible students. The Logos.com serialization as presented required further research to correct traditionally held beliefs that promote doctrinal errors. This review is dedicated mainly to the addition of  insights that clarify the Scriptural context relating to each chapter topic. I enjoy using the vast Logos research library, language lexicons and historical reference tools and maps.  Walk with Abraham on the path to the, "Mysterious Promise".
 (Job 12:22; Ec 7:24; Da 2:18-19; 20-21; 23; 31; 32-33; 34; 44; 45; 4:9; 26; 27; 7:9; 10; 11; 13; 14; 18; 21; 22; 25; 26; 27;  Mt 13:11; Ro 11:25; 26; 27; 16:25; 26; 1 Cor 2:7; 8; 9; 10; 13:2; Eph 1:4-5; 6-7; 8-9; 10-11; 12; 13; Col 1:26; 27; 2:2-3; 2 Th 2:7; 8; 1 Ti 3:9-10; 16; Rev 10:5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 17:3; 5; 6; 7; 8; 14)

Chapter 1.   Stepping out in Faith: 
(Genesis 11:27-8; 9-10; 12:9)

(Ge 9:24-25; 26-27; 28; 10:21; 25; 11:10; 11; 24:10)  Abram's father Terah departed from Ur of the Chaldeans with his family on a journey to Canaan. Traveling northwest along the Tigris Euphrates headwater trade route to an isolated mountainous village named after Terah's deceased son; Haran. They fled the city of Ur located on the fertile Mesopotamian delta within the territory of Nimrod the conqueror; who developed the Chaldean & Babylonian mystery religions. The 400 to 500 year lifespan of Nimrod and early descendants of Noah seem to give them godlike status among the peoples. Noah and Shem's teaching of the One True Yehawah Eloheyem and the death of Haran may have influenced Terah to flee the idolatrous practices in Ur.  
(Ge 10:8-9; 10-11; 12; 11:1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7-8; 9)
(2 Pe 2:5) Yehawah Logos instructed Noah to teach righteousness to his children's children. Noah died shortly before Abram was chosen to be a leader and a father of nations. Abram would become a light shining in the spiritually dark land and walk among a people that follow the way of Cain. The first seed of the woman failed to defeat the evil spiritual influence of Satan;(Ge 4:4-5; 6-7; 8) so Cain killed his righteous brother Abel. Now Abram's path would lead to the Savior seed that would be a blessing to all nations.  
(Ge 3:14; 15; 12:3; Ga 3:5-6; 7-8; 16) 
(Heb 11:1-2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; Ge 15:6-7; 8-9; 13; 14; Ex 12:17; 41) The voice of Yehawah Logos seemed familiar as if Abel, Seth, Enoch, Noah, great grandpa Shem and grandpa Eber continued to speak to Abram the Eternal Truth of  Eloheyem the Father. Learning to obey from a heart of trusting love strengthened Abram. Abram had been taught Yehawah's commandments from his youth and participated in the appointed animal sacrifices 
(Ge 3:21; 4:3-4; Ga 3:5-6) that recognize Eloheyem's mercy, forgiveness, and lovingkindness. The consequence of sin is death.
 (Ge 3:17;19) Abram knew that only the Holy Spirit (Qads-Ruwakh) of Yeh gives life (Chay) to mortal (Nephesh) man.
see also:   HOLY SPIRIT: WHO ?

(Jer 7:17; 18; 19; Isa47:1; 2-3; 4-5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; Rev 17:2; 3; 4; 5) The Babylonian mystery religion created by Nimrod and the prostitute high priestess Semiramis developed the mythological belief system in the immortal soul and afterlife that has been adopted by almost all religions of mankind. 
(Ge 2:9; 16; 17; 3:1; 2; 3-4; 5; Jn 8:39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; Rev 13:11-12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 20:1-2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 1 Jn 3:8) Deceptive mysticism comes from the spirit of Satan the father of lies and he misleads the whole world away from True Salvation and the Eternal Life that is in the Logos Yehawah Messiah Yeshua. 
see also:  666 the BEAST n U  and  ANTi-CHRiST

(Dt 18:18; 1 Sa 2:35; 2 Sa 7:12; 13; Je 23:3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8 30:9; 10; 11; Am 9:11-12; Jn 2:19; 6:44-45; 46; 54)  Everyone that dies returns to the dust until the day for their resurrection to renewed life at the appointed time for the restoration of all things. Abram looked forward to the Sabbath rest and the government of Yehawah Eloheyem on earth. 
(Heb 11:8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14-15; 16; 17; 18-19; 4:9-10; 11; 12; 13-14; 15; 16)

logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.2416  חַיָּה [chay /khah·ee/]{chay} means to be made alive by {Yeh; the Eternal} or to be temporarily alive.
logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.5315  נֶפֶשׁ [nephesh /neh·fesh/] {nephesh} is only the word for a physical human or animal that is kept alive by breathing air.
(Ge 2:7; 17; 3:3; 19-20; 21; 22; 23; 24)
logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.7307   רוּחַ [ruwach /roo·akh/] {ruwach} means breath that keeps a physical (nephesh) human or animal alive (chey);  {ruwach} is also used to describe the human or animal's dependance on the Spirit of the Eternal to support the conscience that is self-aware of life. When the breath or spirit of the Eternal is removed than the physical (nephesh) creature dies and returns to the dust.
(Psa 104:29; 51:10-11; 12-13)
logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.6944  קֹדֶשׁ [qodesh /ko·desh/] {kodesh} is translated as holy and describes a place of meeting, a sanctuary or tabernacle where worshipers encounter the Eternal Heavenly Father in Spirit.
see also:  SPiRiT of HOLiNESS

(Ge 4:3-4; 8:20; 9:6-7; 8-9; 12:1-2; 3; 7; 8; 13:4; 15-16; 18; 14:18-19; 20; 15:1; 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 13-14; 15; 17:1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7; 8; 9-10; 11; 18:6-7; 8-9; 10; 14; 18; 19; 21:1-2; 3-4) Abram faithfully obeyed the commands of Yehawah Logos as he sojourned in the land of Canaan and he earnestly desired to be a father of the promised son. Abram presented sacrificial offerings at appointed meeting places and listened for the guidance of the Eternal. Abram faithfully obeyed the required "sacrificial; works of the law" from his heart and a willing spirit.  
(Ge 17:1-2; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 15-16; 19; 21-22; 18:10; 18; 19; 21:2-3; 4; 10; 12) Abraham became the father of Isaac, the child of promise.
(Ge 25:21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 35:9-10; 11; 12; 13-14; 15) Isaac became the father of Jacob, the father of the nation of Israel. The covenant sign of circumcision would remind Israel's descendents of the lovingkindness of Yehawah Eloheyem for those who love Him and keep His commandments. The "Land Covenant" and "Promised Seed" would be the inheritance of the Faithful.
(Je 29:10; 11; 12-13; 14) The future sins of the tribe of Judah and Levi would send them into Babylonian captivity for 70 years. Judah and Levi would return to the land of promise following the footprints of Abram.
 (Ge 48:14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21;Am 9:8; 9; James 1:1; Eze 37:9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 18; 19;  21; 22; 23) Yehawah punished the northern 10 tribes of Israel for their sins by scattering them among the nations until the appointed time for the restoration of the Kingdom of Yehawah on earth. 
(Da 9:25; 26; Acts 3:25; Ga 3:16) Judah and Levi restored Jerusalem, the temple worship and continued to wait 434 years for the promised Messiah seed of Abraham. 
see also:  LOST TRIBES of ISRAEL

(Acts 23:8; Lk 20:27; 34-35; 36; Mt 22:29; Jn 5:37-38; 39-40; 46-47) Some Jews  adopted the Greek myth of Hades, the immortal Soul and developed their own mythological perspective of Abram's greatness instead of understanding his humility and faithful obedience that inspires everyone to follow the merciful lovingkindness of the Savior Messiah.
(1 Ti 1:3; 4; 5-6; 7-8; 2 Ti 1:1-2; 3-4)

Chapter 2.  Fear versus Faith: 
(Genesis 12:10-11; 12-13; 14-20)

(Ge 12:1-2; 3)  Yehawah Logos promised that Abram would become a great nation and through him all families on earth would be blessed. Shortly after Abram entered the land of Canaan a severe famine began. The steps of Abram's walk of faith would reveal Yehawah Logos' work of patiently building trust and merciful forgiving lovingkindness. 
(Ge 12:11-12; 13-14; 15-16) Abram and Sarai temporarily entered Egypt and fearfully disguised their marriage by truthfully saying they are brother and sister. The Pharaoh of Egypt, who claimed to hold the key to eternal life
(the ka or ank ) desired Sarai because of her great beauty. 
(Ge 12:3; 17-18; 19-20) Yehawah Logos' curse fell upon Pharaoh and his household to protect Sarai and Abram's marriage. Abram and Sarai safely returned to Canaan and settled near Bethel.
The logos research library contains many commentaries that examine Abram's gradual growing in faith. Some historians may attempt to embellish or justify Abram's human inclination for self-preservation and misunderstand Yehawah Logos' patiently planting the seeds of Salvation.
Near the end of every chapter there are thoughtful questions that place a reader in the position of Abram and Sarai by asking, if fear or faith should guide a person's decisions. Logos Bible software makes it easy to access the original Hebrew and Greek texts with word definition lexicons. Experiencing faith is more than an intellectual pursuit. Faith is a lifelong growing relationship with Yehawah Logos Messiah and the Heavenly Father of the Eloheyem family. 
(Jn 1:1-2; 3-4; 14:6)

Chapter 3. Active Faith: 
(Genesis 14:1-2; 3-4; 5-24)

(Ge 13:13-14; 15-16; 17-18) Abram's nephew Lot parted company and went to live near Sodom and Gomorrah. Yehawah Logos reaffirmed the promise that Abram and his descendant would inherit the land of Canaan. Abram was living near Hebron when he heard that Lot's family had been captured by an invading army that conquered the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. 
(Ge 14:11-12; 13; 14; 15-16) Abram's leadership demonstrates faith in action through courageously rescuing Lot and the other captives.
(Ge 14:17; 18; 19-20) After the triumphant battle, Abram returned to the Valley of Kings (Shawah; which means, to become alike). Melchizedek king of (Shalom; peace) brought bread and wine to bless Abram. Melchizedek is the priest of Eloheyem… 
(most high Heavenly Father; Jn 14:23; 24; 27; 28; 31; Rev 21:3; 7; 10; 22-23; 22:1-2; 3-4; 12-13; 14; Eph 4:3-4; 5-6)
Melchizedek praised Eloheyem Most High for providing the salvation victory for Abram and his small army. Abram's faith grew and he became a blessing to the people that blessed him. Abram honored Melchizedek with a 10th of the plunder.
(Psa 110:4; Heb 5:6; 7; 8-9; 10; 6:4-5; 7; 11-12; 13-14; 15; 19-20; 7:1; 2; 3-4; 7-8; 15-16; 17; 22; 24-25; 26; 28; 8:1; 2; 6; 10; 11; 12; Jn 8:39; 51-52; 53; 56-57; 58; Isa 9:6; 7) Messiah Yeshua is Melchizedek; the King of Righteousness and Prince of Peace.
(Mt 26:26; 27; 28-29; 1 Cor 11:23-24; 25; 26; Jn 6:54-55; 56-57; 58; 62-63; Lk 20:34-35; 36; 37; Ge 15:7-8; 9; 10; 13; 18; Ex 12:39; 40; 41; Ge 17:21; 18:6; 10; 14; 17-18; 21:2; Ro 9:9) Melchizedek shared the symbols of "Passover Covenant" with Abran and he grew in Spiritual likeness to the Savior Messiah. 
Abram was learning to make his life a living sacrifice pleasing and acceptable to Yehawah Eloheyem through faithful obedience. Messiah Yeshua is the only perfect sinless example for everyone to follow. Jewish historians do not recognize  Yeshua as the Messiah and cannot understand the promised Savior being Melchizedek and speaking to Abram. (Jn 8:56)

Chapter 4.  Dealing with Doubt: 
(Genesis 15:1-2; 3-4; 5-21; 16:1-15)

Yehawah Logos' covenant with Abram contained two important promises:
(Ge 15:1-2; 3-4; 5-6) Yehawah reminds Abram, "Do not fear, I AM your shield and great reward". Abram pleads for the promised heir, a son from his body. Yehawah encourages Abram to see through the Eternal's eyes, "your descendants will be as numerous as the stars." Abram believed and it was credited to him as righteousness. 
(Ro 4:3; 20-21; 22; Ga 3:6; James 2:23)
(Ge 15:7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13; 14; 15-16; 17; 18; 19-21) Abram realized then he had a limited understanding of  the promised land covenant. Yehawah instructed Abram to make and animal sacrifice that symbolically represented the covenant agreement. Yehawah Logos revealed to Abram that 430 years would pass before the, "Promised Land Covenant" would become the destination for a Kingdom.
 Sarai's barren womb became an obstacle to Abram's faith in the promised son. Sarai offered her handmaiden Hagar as a surrogate mother for Abram's heir. (Ex 20:14) Abram loved Hagar and she conceived a son named Ishmael. Abram's true love for Sarai prevented him from continuing to show affection to Hagar and may have caused Ishmael to become a disillusioned son. 13 years of sorrow would pass as Abram tried to raise angry Ishmael and heal his marriage with Sarai. 
(Ge 16:5; 6; 7; 8; 9-10; 11; 12; 13-14; 15-16; 21:10-11; 12; 13; 14; 20-21)

Why was Abram's faith in Yehawah's merciful forgiveness considered righteousness? 
In (Romans 3:28-29; 30-31; 4:1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7-8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21-22) the apostle Paul portrays Yehawah Logos' work of salvation through three foundational principles that Abraham practiced.
1. Faith comes from hearing the Word of Yehawah by believing and actively obeying.
2. Circumcision (a bloody sacrifice; Ge 17:11) is a sign in the flesh of Abram's repentance and his desire to be restored to the Covenant Promise. Circumcision is a pledge of sexual purity and a commitment for a family to be set apart for obedience to Yehawah.
3. Abram was commanded to teach his children the righteousness and justice of Yehawah. 430 years later Moses received the 10 Commandments from Yehawah on Mount Sinai. Moses and Aaron of the tribe of Levi would carry out the, "Sacrificial Works of the Law" that symbolically represented the mercy and loving kindness of Yehawah's restoring forgiveness. 
(Ro 3:19; 20; 28; 30; Heb 9:22; 10:1; 2; 3-4; 5-6; 7; 8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-16; 17-18)
(Romans 4:1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7-8) Paul recounts Abram's repentance and faithful obedience as righteousness after he sinned by conceiving an illegitimate son with Hagar. Abram's repentant heart longed for the mercy and forgiveness of Yehawah and the restoration of the covenant promises. The sign of circumcision is a cleansing blood sacrifice and a work required in the law. 
(Ga 2:16; 3:5; 16; 17; 18; 19) 
Circumcision and animal sacrifices were added because of transgression of the Eternal's law . Abram received forgiveness and was commanded to be blameless and to teach his children the Commandments of Yehawah. 
(Ge 17:1-2; 11; 18:18; 19; Ex 12:48; Lev 12:3; Dt 10:16; 30:6;Lev 26:40; 41; 42; 43; Jer 4:1; 2; 4; 9:25; 26; Ro 2:25; 26; 27; 28; 29; Col 2:2; 5-6; 9-10; 11; 12; 13  )
(Matthew 5:2-3; 4-5; 6-7; 8-9; 10-11; 12; 17; 18; 19; 20) Messiah Yeshua made it clear that He did not do away with the Eternal's law of truth. The animal sacrifices,(Heb 10:8; 9;15-16; 17) are the "Works of the Law" that are no longer required. Every follower of Messiah Yeshua Yehawah Logos is required to learn obedience to the Eternal's law and true righteousness that comes from a heart of repentant love.
(James 2:20-21; 22; 23; 24; 1 Jn 1:5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 3:1; 2; 3-4; 5-6; 7; 8)  James and John remind believers that Messiah Yeshua's mercy and forgiveness leads us to true repentance and faithful obedience that produces righteousness and good works. 

JUSTIFICATION: is a legal term that means; to be brought before judgment. 
(Mt 23:23; Mal 2:17; 3:1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 16; 17; 18; 4:2; 4-5; 6; Zeph 3:5; 7; 8; 9; Micah 7:7-8; 9; Amos 5:15; 24; Hosea 2:19; 12:6; Eze 18:21; 22; 23; Isa 42:1-2; 3-4; 5; 6; 7; 56:1; 2) Messiah Yeshua will bring everyone to judgment by convicting people of their sins, requiring confession with heartfelt repentance, then the Savior will forgive and cleanse sinners by teaching His laws that guide to righteousness with the help of the Heavenly Father's Spirit of Holiness. 
(1 Jn 1:5-6; 7-8; 9; 2:3-4; 5-6; 23; 29; 3:1; 2; 3-4; 5-6; 7; 8; 9; 1 Pet 4:17; Jn 3:17; 12:47; Acts 17:31; Ro 2:3; 4; 5-6; 7-8; 10-11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16)
see also:  
(2 Cor 5:20)  THE WORD ROSE or AROSE ?

[Justification is the process of reconciliation that restores repentant sinners to a faithful covenant relationship with the Eternal Yehawah. Theologians may assume that the law given to Moses did not exist during the time of Abraham. Scripture reveals that Adam was instructed, "do not eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil or you will surely die". 
(Ge 2:9; 16-17) The Good laws of the Eternal were present in the conscience of Adam; but the Evil spirit of Satan brought temptation and rebellion. 
(Ro 1:18-19; 20; 21; 22-23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28)
 The Sabbath rest was established on the seventh day of creation. 
(Ge 2:1-2; 3; Ex 20:8-9; 10; 11; Ro 7:7; 8; 9-10; 11-12; 14; 18; 22-23; 24; 25) Enoch and Noah were preachers of righteousness and taught obedience to the spiritual laws guiding their hearts and minds. 
(Ge 5:22; 6:9) Cain and Abel brought offerings at the appointed time (Ge 3:21; 4:3-4; 5-6; 7-8) for remembering Yehawah's merciful covering of Adam and Eve's sin and nakedness. Abraham participated in sacrificial offerings and appointed remembrances of Yehawah's merciful lovingkindness. The law given to Moses continues three required, "Works of the Law" that include the offering of tithes, animal sacrifices, and the sign of circumcision. The law given to Moses only reaffirms pre-existing practices and the continuation of the "Covenant promises of land inheritance and the Messiah seed of Abraham". The animal sacrifices were instituted after Adam and Eve sinned and symbolically represented repentance and an act of obedience that began the process of reconciliation to restore a "Covenant" relationship that leads to the "Tree of Life". 
(Prov 3:1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7; 11-12; 13; 21-22; 23; 33; 11:19-20; 30-31; 14:3-4; 5-6; 7-8; 9; Rev 2:7; 22:2)
The animal sacrifices are the required, "Works of the Law" that have been replaced by "Faith in Messiah's Mercy and Lovingkindness". 
(Psa 143:2; Acts 13:39; Ga 2:16; 17; Ro 3:20; 21; 22-23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28-29; 30-31) Yeshua's kindness draws people to repentance and faithful obedience from the heart of loving thankfulness. 
(Ro 2:4; 11:22;Col 3:12; 13; 14-15; 16; 17; Ga 5:22-23; 24-25)]

[Sanctification is the process of being separated from sin by learning obedient love which is the True Circumcision of the Heart that leads to Holiness. 
(Ge 2:3; Ex 13:2; Lev 20:7-8; Eze 20:19-20; 37:23; 24; 25; 26; 27-28; Jn 17:3; 6; 8; 11; 17; 19; 21-22; 23; 24; 25; 26; Acts 20:32; 26:18; Eph 5:26-27; 2 Tim 2:15; 19; 21; 24-25; 26; Heb 2:11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 9:13; 14; 15; 10:8; 9; 10-11; 12-13; 14-15; 16-17; 1 Pet 1:2; 3; 4-5; Phil 3:3; Deut 30:6; 8; Ro 2:25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 15:8; 1 Cor 7:19)]
see also:  TRUE LOVE: UNCONDITIONAL or COVENANT ? 

Chapter 5. Promising the Impossible:
 (Genesis 17:1-2; 3-4; 18:1-15)

(Ge 17:1-2) At the appointed time, Yehawah Logos spoke to Abram, "I am Almighty El, walk with Me and be blameless". Yehawah renewed the covenant relationship by instituting the commandment that required a sacrificial sign of circumcision.
(Ge  17: 4-5) 99-year-old Abram would become the father of a multitude of nations and received the name Abraham.
(Ge 17:6-7; 8; 18:18; 19) Yehawah Almighty El envisions future events as the assurance of His absolute authority and powerful provision for those who love Him and keep His covenant.
(Ge 17:9-10; 11) The covenant agreement would be sealed with the sign of a bloody sacrificial circumcision in the flesh as a reminder of required faithful obedience.
(Ge 17:15-16; 17) Sarai would be be named Sarah and become the mother of nations through the miraculous blessing of Yehawah Almighty El.
(Ge 17:18-19; 20) Abraham considered Ishmael and asked Yehawah to show loving kindness to his firstborn; but Yehawah's covenant promise would be continued through Sarah's son Isaac.
(Ge 17:21) Isaac would begin the fulfillment of the miraculous child of promise and future seed of Abraham. At the appointed time of Passover next year 90-year-old Sarah and 100-year-old Abraham would receive renewed laughter at the birth of Isaac.
(Ge 17:23; 24-25) Abraham and 13-year-old Ishmael were circumcised on the evening of Passover in obedience to the covenant command.
(Ge 18:1-2;3-4; 5) Abraham's faithful obedience prompted a visit from Yehawah Melchizedek and two Angels on the following day of Passover (before the High Sabbath and days of Unleavened Bread). 
 (Ge 18:6-7; 8) Abraham demonstrated a humble servants heart as he washed the feet of his guest and prepared a roasted offering with curds, and Sarah made unleavened bread.
(Ge 18:9-10; 11-12; 13) Yehawah reaffirmed His promise that Sarah would give birth to Isaac at the appointed time next year. Sarah could hardly believe that a 90-year-old woman would give birth and laughter filled her heart.
(Ge 18:14) Yehawah reassures Sarah that nothing is impossible for Almighty El.

[The promises given to Abraham coincided with the appointed times established by Yehawah Almighty El from the foundation of the seven day Sabbath 
(Mt 13:35; 25:34; Eph 1:4-5; 6-7; Heb 4:3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 9:20; 22; 24; 26; 27; 28; 10:1; 2; 3-4; 1 Pe 1:15-16; 17; 18; 19-20; 21; 22; Re 13:1; 4; 7; 8). 
(Ex 20: 1-2; 3-4; 5; 6; 7-8; 9; 10; 11; 12-15; 16-17; 18-19; 20-21; 22-23; Lev 23:1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11; 14; 15-16; 23-24; 27-28; 29-30; 33-34; 35-36; 41) The Commandments given to Moses included the Sabbath rest, Passover, and seven High Holy Sabbath assemblies for the people of Yehawah. The children of Israel would depart from Egypt on the night after Passover and on the exact day that Abraham received the vision of their future Exodus 12:40-41; Genesis 15:13)]
see also: PASSOVER or SEDER ? 

The promises of Yehawah are faithful and His words are True and unchanging. The covenant sign of circumcision would continue through all generations of Abraham's descendants. Through Abraham all nations on earth would be blessed by joining the, "Covenant of Promise". The required sign of circumcision only symbolically represented obedience from the heart that truly pleases Yehawah Almighty. The apostle Paul understood that the Spirit of Holiness leads the mind of any repentant believer to obedience that is true circumcision of the heart. 
(Ro 2:25) Physical circumcision in the flesh is of value with obedience.
(Acts 15:5; 7; 8; 9-10; 11; 17-18; 19-20; 21; Heb 10:8; 9; 12-13; 14-15; 16-17)
 The apostles consider Spiritual circumcision of the heart that produces obedience to the Law of Moses. The physical circumcision is superseded by repentant believers receiving the cleansing forgiveness and guidance of the Heavenly Father's Spirit of Holiness. 
(Acts 15:21) The apostles affirmed that the Law given to Moses has been taught throughout the Gentiles world. The apostles reminded new believers to abstain from common pagan practices of sexual immorality, the eating of unclean animals, and worshiping idols. The apostles had no intention of limiting the Gentiles obedience to the Law given to Moses. 
(Mt 5:17; 18; 19; 20; Heb 8:10; 11; 12) Messiah Yeshua clearly stated that He did not annul the law or change it; but required His followers to teach and keep the Commandments. The only observational transition occurred within the, "Works of the Law".
(Heb 9:13; 14; 10:8; 9-10; 11; 12-13; 15-16; 17) 
The animal sacrifices are replaced 
(Ro 12:1; 2; 9) with believers being required to make their bodies a living obedient sacrifice pleasing and acceptable to the Father. The sign of circumcision was always intended to represent Abraham's faithful obedient heart. The physical sign of circumcision did not produce the covenant relationship that is Eternal Oneness of heart and mind in True Holiness of Spirit with the Heavenly Father. The intent of the, "Covenant of Promise" reveal the future restoration of the "Sabbath" rest and the way to the "Tree of Life". 
(Ex31:13; Heb 4:9-10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16) 
The Sabbath is an Eternal commandment and an unchangeable sign of a Faithful Love between the Father and His children. ]

Chapter 6. Bargaining with YeHaWaH: 
(Genesis 18:16-17; 18-33; 19:1-2; 3-38)

(Ge 18:17-18; 19) Yehawah Melchizedek chose to reveal His righteousness and justice to Abraham so that future generations would learn to keep the Eternal's commandments and fear His righteous judgment against all wickedness.
(Ge 18:20-21; 22) Yehawah Melchizedek was about to bring fiery judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah because their wickedness was exceedingly great.
(Ge 18:23-24; 25; 26; 27-28; 29-30; 31; 32; 33) Abraham may have wondered if his nephew Lot would be considered righteous? Abraham asked Yehawah if the cities would be spared for the sake of 50 righteous people. Yehawah the judge of all the earth is just and merciful. Abraham seems to be negotiating to the point of sparing the wicked for the sake of only 10 righteous people. Yehawah assures Abraham of His merciful judgments.
(Ge 19:15; 16; 29) Only, Lot and his two daughters received mercy and escaped the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. 

Abraham witnessed Yehawah's fiery judgment against wickedness and His loving kindness that Saves. 

[(Lk11:28-29; 30; 31; 32; 17:25-26; 27; 28; 29-30; Mt 11:22; 23; 24; Ro 9:27-28; 29; 2 Pe 2:4; 5; 6-7; 8; 9; Jude 1:5; 6; 7; Rev 11:3; 7; 8; Eze 16:2-3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 43; 44; 45; 46; 48; 49; 50; 52; 53; 54; 55; 60; 61; 62; 63; 37:2-3; 11; 12; 13; 14; 23) The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is not final. Messiah Yeshua portrays the future event that will occur at the second resurrection of the dead. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah will arise and condemn the inhabitants of Jerusalem for not repenting when they heard the, "Good News of Salvation" proclaimed by the Promised Messiah seed of Abraham. 
(Ec 12:14; Isa 1:26; 2:4; 3:13; 5:16; 11:3; 4; 16:5; 26:8; 9;40:23; 51:5; 54:17; Je 11:20; Eze 20:4; 35; Da 7:22; 23; 24; 25; 26; Ho 6:5' Joe 3:2; Mic 4:3; Zec 8:16; Mal 3:5; Mt 7:2; Lk 22:30; Jn 3:19; 5:22-23; 24; 25; 26-27; 28-29; 7:24; 9:39; 12:31-32; 16:8-9; 10-11; 12-13;Ac 10:42; Ro 2:5; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 27; 1 Cor 4:5; 11:31-32; 2 Cor 5:10; Heb 9:27; 1 Pe 4:5; 6; 7; Re 14:7; 19:2; 20:4; 5; 6; 12; 13) Yehawah's judgment against wickedness will convict sinners of their transgressions so that they may be Saved during the time of Judgment in the second resurrection. 
(1Jn 3:7; 8; Ac 3:19-20; 21; Rev 20:1-2; 3) The Good News of Messiah Yeshua's Kingdom on earth will begin the restoration of all things and the removal of Satan's evil spiritual influence that has led the whole world into sin and lawlessness.]

Many have questioned Yehawah's Justice and Merciful Salvation.
Why do the Righteous Suffer?

logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.3102  יׄוב [Yowb /yobe/] {Job = persecuted}.
logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.347  אִיּׄוב [ʾIyowb /ee·yobe/] {E-Job = hated} Job was hated by Satan .
logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.2980   יָבַב [yabab /yaw·bab/] {Jobab = cry out} Job cried out for Justice.
logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.2968   יָאַב [yaʾab /yaw·ab/] {JEob = desired} Job desired Eloheyem Yehawah's Salvation.
logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.3052  יְהַב [yâhab /yeh·hab/] {Yehab = Yeh delivers, Saves}.
logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.3437  יָשִׁיב [Yashuwb, Yashiyb/] {Yeshuyob = Yehawah Restores} Job's name was changed to Yeshuyob or Jashub

(Job 1:1; 8-9; 10; 11; 12; 2:3; 4; 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; Ge 46:13; Nm 26:24) Jacob's son Issachar was the father of: Job, who was righteous, but Yehawah allowed Satan to severely inflict suffering upon an innocent man. 
(Job7:20; 21; 9:19-20; 21; 10:2; 13:15-16; 17-18; 22; 23; 24; 24:1; 27:2) Job continually defended his innocence and proclaimed his faith in Yehawah's Salvation, but he waited a long time for justice. Job had tried to live an obedient and righteous life.
 (Job 14:14; 15; 19:23-24; 25-26; 27; Psa 14:7; 85:1-2; 3; 126:1-2; 3-4; 5-6; Deut 30:31) Job envisioned the resurrection and his restoration to the lovingkindness of Yehawah. 
(James 5:8-9; 10; 11; Job 42:1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 10; 16) Yehawah revealed to Job a deeper understanding of the spiritual struggle against Satan and the knowledge of Salvation that will come through sharing in the Suffering of Messiah Yeshua.]

[(1 Pe 4:17; 18; 19; 2 Pe 2:9; 1 Jn 4:17; Heb 4:9; 11; 12; 9:13; 14; 22; 23; 27; 28; 12:23) All have sinned and will die once and then enter into judgment. Everyone that is led by the Spirit of Yehawah Eloheyem is learning to put to death the sinful human nature and renewing their mind by the Spirit of Holiness. Abraham, Job, Moses, and David are a few of the witnesses that proclaim Yehawah Eloheyem's lovingkindness and Salvation from Satan's kingdom of evil.
(Heb 11:13; 14; 15; 16) They all died in faith and will be in the first resurrection of the dead and will live and reign with Messiah Yeshua in His Kingdom on earth. The 12 apostles will judge the tribes of Israel and the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of Yehawah Eloheyem. The Eternal's law will go out from Zion and the nations will stream to Messiah Yeshua's Salvation.
(Isa 1:16-17; 18; 19; 2:2; 3; 4; 5; 9:2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 11:2; 3; 4; 9)]

[The Heavenly Father's Justice and Righteousness may seem strange to most people including Christians. Many Christians believe that Messiah Yeshua became their sins as He was dying on the cross. The doctrine of substitution sacrifice, "the Scape Goat" originated in pagan idolatry. Christians believe they are saved by the Messiah Graciously paying their sin debt so that they may freely enter heaven when they die.  They teach that anyone that does not believe this doctrine will die and enter into hell and eternal torment.  Pagan religions developed beliefs in the immortal soul that exist in the underworld called Hades. Correct reading of Scripture states that everyone dies and returns to the dust and awaits the time for the resurrection of the dead. The Father and Messiah will justly judge and offer mercy and salvation for all people when Yeshua establishes His Kingdom on earth.]
see also:  SOUL & IMMORTALITY ? 

Chapter 7. Heavenly Father's Faithfulness Despite our Relapses:
(Genesis 20:1-2; 3-18; 21:22-23; 24-34)

(Ge 20:1; 2) The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah may have prompted Abraham to depart from the oaks of Mamre and journey south to the Negev wilderness of Kadesh-barnea (Ge 13:18; 14:13; 18:1). 
Abraham and Sarah visited the nearby city of the Gerar that was ruled by Abimelech. Abraham attempted to protect his life by repeating the misleading statement that Sarah is his sister. Abimelech arrogantly took possession of Sarah.
(Ge 20:3; 4; 5; 6) Yehawah Eloheyem confronted Abimelech in a dream. Yehawah revealed that Sarah was married to Abraham and that Adimelech would die because of sinning against the Eternal's Commandments. Abimelech defended himself by saying that Abraham deceived him by saying, "Sarah is my sister". Yehawah demonstrates His authority over the Kings of the Earth and judges every violation of His law justly.
(Ro 13:1; 2; 3; 4; 5)
(Ge 20:7; 8) Yehawah ordered Abimelech to restore Sarah to her husband Abraham.
(Ge 20:9; 10; 11; 12; 13) Abimelech acknowledged his morally offensive behavior and questioned circumstances motivating Abraham to promote a misunderstanding and cause others to sin. Abraham assumed that most people do not fear Yehawah or obey His laws. Abraham was still learning to trust Yehawah Eloheyem's governing authority.  Sarah is Abraham's sister; but disguising their marriage was a deceptive attempt to protect Abraham's life.
(Heb 2:9; 10; 11; 14; 15-16; 17; 18; 12:4-5; 6-7; 8-9; 10; 11; 12-13; 14) 
(Ge 20:14) Yehawah justly reconciled Abimelech with Abraham; then Sarah was restored to her husband. 
(James 2:20; 24; 26; 3:1; 2; Ro 2:3; 4; 2 Pe 3:9)
(Ge 21:22-23; 24-25; 26-27; 28-29; 30-31; 32; 33-34) Later, Abraham and Abimelech would peacefully settled disputes and enter into covenant agreements. Abraham was a prophet and learned to be an ambassador of the Righteousness and Justice of Yehawah Eloheyem's Kingdom. 
(2 Ti 2:24; Ga 5:22-23; 24-25; 2 Cor 5:20; Heb 11:8; 9; 10; 11; 12) 

Chapter 8. Sons and Sacrifice:
(Genesis 21:1-2; 3-21; 22:1-2; 3-24)

(Ge 21:1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7-8) At the appointed time; Yehawah fulfilled His promise to Abraham and Sarah by the birth of Isaac their son. On the eighth day Isaac was circumcised according to the covenant commandment.
(Ge 21:9; 10) Hagar's son Ishmael mocked young Isaac, Abraham's heir. The  promised, "Messiah seed of Abraham" and "Land Covenant" would continue through Isaac and his descendants. Sarah prophetically declared that the slave woman's son Ishmael would not inherit the covenant promises 
(Ga 4:30; Jn 8:31-32; 33-34; 35-36; 37).
(Ge 21:11; 12; 13; 14; 15-16; 17; 18; 19-20; 21) Abraham sorrowfully sent Hager and Ishmael away. Yehawah faithfully kept His promise to Abraham by assisting Hagar and Ishmael (Ge 16:10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 21:13; 25:12-13; 14-15; 16).
Years passed as the bond of love grew between Abraham, Isaac, and Sarah as their hearts filled with laughter. Abraham taught Isaac spiritual truths that reveal the heart of Yehawah Eloheyem's merciful lovingkindness. Isaac participated in the appointed sacrificial offerings and recited the commandments that lead to a just and righteous life. (Deut 4:2; 6:4-5; 6-7; 17; 18; 28:8; 9; Prov 19:16; Mt 19:17; Heb 9:8; 9; 22; 10:8; 9; 12-13; 15-16; 17-18; Rev 14:12) 

Isaac mirrored Abraham's love and devotion to Yehawah.
(Ge 22:1) For many years Yehawah walked with Abraham and spoke to him as a friend. Abraham grew in faithful obedience and lived in reverent fear of the Eternal's Righteous Judgments. One final test of faith would reveal insight into the heart of a Father's Love for his only Son. 

[From Adam, (Ge 3:14; 15; Ga 3:16; 17; 18; 19) the Covenant of Promise would be passed from generation to generation until the "Messiah Seed" removes Satan's Dominion by establishing Yehawah's Kingdom and restoring all Truth. 
(1 Jn 3:7; 8; 9; 10; 11; Acts 3:18-19; 20-21; 22-23; Ge 49:10; 11) 
There is One unchangeable Covenant that restores sinful humans to a heart of obedient Love for Yehawah's laws that teach love for every neighbor. 
(Mt 22:37-38; 39-40; Ro 6:16; 17; 18; 2 Cor 10:5; 6) The Covenant is an Eternal agreement and Fellowship in the Spirit of Holiness. The Commandments given to Moses preexisted the foundation of the world and represent the character and life-giving authority of Yehawah Eloheyem. The Covenant of Promise is renewed for every generation; (Ge 26:1; 2; 3; 4; 5-6) but the Eternal never changes His Righteous Laws; by them He establishes Justice and shows Mercy. 
(Ge 17:1-2; 7; 18:19; Ex 16:28; 29; 30; 20:1-2; 3-4; 5; 6; 7-9; 10; 11; 12-16; 17; 18; 19-20; Heb 8:7; 8; 9; 10; 11-12) 
 Law governing creation established clean & unclean animals with designated design and purpose. Clean animals were created for food and authorized for sacrificial offerings. Noah and Abraham honored Yehawah by presenting acceptable clean animals for sacrifice. Symbolically; a lamb without spot or blemish represents the cleanness of heart and sinless mind of Messiah Yeshua. 
(Ge 7:2; 7-8; 9; 8:20; Lev 11:1-2; 3; 7-8; 9; 22; 44-45; 46-47; 14:10; Exodus 12:1-2; 3; 5; 6;  Passover) 
Sanctification is the physical and spiritual state of being Holy within the designated parameters of the Covenant Commandments and laws ordained by Yehawah. Clean animals are good for food, beneficial for physical health, and sanctified by the Word of Truth. 
(Ge 2:3; Ex 31:13; Lev 20:8; Isa 65:2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 66:16; 18; Lev 11:7; Eze 22:26; 44:23; 24; Jn 17:17; 19; 21; Eph 5:26; 1 Ti 4:1-2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7-8; 2 Ti 2:19; 20; 21; 22; 23-24;25; 26; Mt 5:17; 18; 19; 20; 23:23; Heb 2:11; 9:13; 14)
 Honoring Yehawah Eloheyem by Sabbath observance and obediently eating only clean animals is an outward sign of Sanctification. Our bodies are the Tabernacle of the Heavenly Father's Spirit of Holiness and cleanness of heart, mind, and body are required. Messiah Yeshua sanctified himself through faithful obedience to the Eternal's Commandments and gave His disciples an example of Holiness to follow.
(Heb 5:7; 8; 9; Jn 1:29-30; 31-32; 33; Isa 53:7; 1Pe 1:19; Rev 5:2; 5; 6; 7; 8; 12)]

(Ge 22:2) Yehawah commanded Abraham, "Take your son Isaac; who abides in your spirit of love and go to Mount Moriyeh and offer him as a sacrifice". 

[Isaac symbolically is an innocent young lamb being shepherded by Abraham lovingly being a Faithful guide to the Eternal's True Salvation. Animal sacrifices symbolically represent Messiah Yeshua offering His pure and sinless life as a Revelation of the Oneness of Spirit with the Heavenly Father and the way to Eternal Life.  Yeshua faithfully obeyed by trusting His Father's love to restore Him to life after willingly suffering the injustice of sinful human cruelty. Messiah Yeshua lived by every word of Yehawah Eloheyem and became sacrificial clean food that comes from a lamb without spot or blemish. 
(Ex 12:3; 5-6; 7-8; Jn 6:53-54; 55-56; 57-58; 61-62; 63; Deut 8:3; Psa 40:6-7; 8-9; 10)
 The Hebrew word "olah, sacrifice" also depicts stages of ascent as worshipers approach the Heavenly Father with a Holy Spiritual offering of obedience that seeks reconciliation and produces unification of heart and mind.
(Ro 12:1; 2; Isa 1:16-17; Hosea 6:6-7)
The lamb symbolizes trusting love that faithfully lays down it's life.] 

logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.5930  עֹלָה [ʿolah, ʿowlah /o·law/]  translates as: 1; “burnt offering”, “burnt sacrifice”. 2; “ascent”, “go up”, stairway.

[Clean animals offered to Yehawah do not represent a substitution sacrifice. The sacrificial "Works of the Law" portrayed a pathway to reconciliation through obedience. The animal sacrifices could not produce perfect obedience from a heart of trusting love. Messiah Yeshua is the perfecter of Faithfulness and He became the sinless "Passover Lamb of Yehawah".]

[(Lev 16:7-8; 9; 10; 15; 16; 19; 20; 21; 22) Symbolism within the Day of Atonement reveals a paradox between the two goats that are presented before Yehawah. The first goat is pure and represents a sinless offering and it's shed blood cleanses the Tabernacle of meeting and the people from uncleanness. The second goat represents Azazel Satan and the guilt and uncleanness of all human sin is placed on his head and he is cast out. 
(Mt 12:25; 26; 28; 29; Mk 1:34;Jn 12:23-24; 25-26; 27; 31-32; 33-34; 16:11;Rev 20:1-2) 
Pagan idolatry uses the symbolism of scapegoats to appease their wrathful gods by sacrificing an innocent person in the place of the guilty. 
(Lev 18:3; 4; 21; 24; 20:2; 3; 4; 5; Deut 12:31; Micah 6:6; 7; 8-9; 11)
The scapegoat reveals Satan's deceptive injustice. 
(Jn 3:14; Eph 2:2; 6:12; 2 Cor 4:4; 1 Jn 4:4; 5:19) 
The substitution scapegoat does not portray the True Righteousness and Justice of Messiah Yeshua's merciful Salvation.
(Jn 6:44-45; 46; 8:12; 19; 23-24; 26; 28; 29; 30-31) 
For more proof that the uncleanness of the scapegoat is not good for food and that Messiah Yeshua did not become your sins;
 please visit:  THE WORD ROSE or AROSE ? 

[(Mt 26:19; 26; 27; 28; Jn 6:32; 33; 34-35; 36-37; 38-39; 40; 48-49; 50; 51) The Passover symbols of sacrifice would be changed from a Pure Lamb to Unleavened Bread & Wine that continue to represent the Clean Body & Spiritually sinless Life in Messiah Yeshua]

(Ge 22:2) Yehawah commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Mariyeh. The rocky outcropping a top Mariyeh became the altar for sacrifice. Yehawah was revealing to Abraham the mysteries of Eloheyem's Spiritual Oneness in Love that would produce Faithful Trust in Isaac his son. The Hebrew word Mariyeh; means, to see Yehawah Eloheyem face-to-face. Abraham and Isaac would dramatically experience the powerfully agonizing Love uniting the Heavenly Father with Messiah Yeshua as He Trustingly offered His Life as a sinless sacrifice of Faith.
(Jn 10:17; 18; Heb 2:9; 10; 11; 5:7; 8; 9-10; 12:2) 
Through Messiah Yeshua's perfect sacrifice, He ascended into Heaven and received the Promised Eternal Inheritance of the Spirit of Holiness that is poured out to His followers for the cleansing from sin by the renewal of their hearts and minds through  the revealed knowledge of Oneness of Spirit with the Heavenly Father Eloheyem. 
(Acts 2:30; 31; 32; 33; 34-35; 36; 38; 39; Jn 7:39; Ga 3:14; Mt 5:48; 11:25-26; 27; Jn 5:19; 20; 21; 14:9; 10; 11; 20; 21; 23; 24; 15:9-10; 15; 17:3)]

logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.4179  מֹרִיָּה  [Moriyeh/mo·ree·yaw/] n pr loc. From 7200 רָאָה, [raah] {to see, face to face} and 3050 יָהּ [Yeh /yaw/] {Lord}, name of Eternal Yehawah ; Two occurrences; AV translates as “Moriah” twice. 1 the place where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice. 2(2 Chr 3:1) the mount on the eastern edge of Jerusalem on which Solomon built the temple. 3 Messiah Yeshua was crucified on Mount Moriyeh.  Additional Information: Moriyeh = “chosen by Yehawah”.

 (Ge 22:3; 4; 5; 6) Isaac the sacrificial lamb was chosen 4 days before Abraham and his son reach the summit of Mount Mariyeh. 
(Ex 12:2-3; 6)

(Ge 22:7; 8) Isaac asked his father, "where is the lamb for the sacrifice"? Abraham said, "Eloheyem Yeh { רָאָה : reveals} the sacrifice, my son". Abraham may have been telling Isaac that he is Yehawah's sacrificial lamb?

[Molech: worship required child sacrifice to appease the pagan gods of the Canaanites. The Hebrew word Molech means: to rule like a king by Satan's spirit of self counsel. Satan's pattern of deception alters perception of Yehawah's laws and justice by promoting a spirit of false worship. Satan's substitution sacrifice does not honor Yehawah or establish justice and righteousness. 
(Lev 18:21; 20:2; Deut 12:31; Jer 32:32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38-39; 40) 
Abraham would learn that Yehawah would never desire Satan's wicked injustice.]

(Ge 22:9; 10) With the altar prepared, Abraham bound his son and placed him upon the wood. Isaac's eyes silently focus on his father, as pools of living waters flowed between them with Trusting Love. The knife in Abraham's hand seem to Pierce his own Heart. (Isa 53:7)
(Ge 22:11; 12) Dark clouds gathered with agonizing intensity, then a voice thundered. Abraham Abraham, Do Not harm your son. Now I know that you fear Eloheyem and would not withhold your beloved son from Yehawah.
see also:  UN-EASTER STORY

[That day Abraham saw the Heavenly Father through his own eyes and understood that Yehawah is not like Molech.  "Eloheyem the Father did not cause His sinless Son to suffer. Mankind has been worshiping Satan's Molech and they unjustly pierced the Lamb of Yehawah as a false substitution sacrifice for their sins.
(Jn 8:19; 23-24; 25-26; 27-28; 29; 11:47; 48; 49-50; 51-52; 53; Mk 14:60; 61; 62-63; 64; Acts 2:22; 23; 24; 32-33; 34-35; 36)
The Heavenly Father vindicated His Perfect Faithfully Obedient Son by raising Him from the dead. Messiah Yeshua ascended to the throne of governing authority and will establish the Kingdom of Righteousness and Justice by removing Satan's spirit of wicked lawlessness and deception from mankind. This is the Promised "Good News"!]

 (Ge 22:13; 14) Abraham saw a ram caught in a thicket. So, Abraham offered the ram instead of Isaac. Yehawah helped Abraham to see face to face, his son, the suffering of an innocent Lamb. The Passover Lamb is not a substitution sacrifice; but an example of Messiah Yeshua's acceptable offering of faithful obedience and trusting love. The righteous have suffered the cruelty of lawless humanity from the time Cain killed Abel. (Heb 11:4) 

Genesis 22:14 should be translated, "Abraham called this place, Yeh   {רָאָה : intently cause me to see} today on this mountain that Yeh { רָאָה : will be seen}.

logosres:strongs;ref=HebrewStrongs.7200  רָאָה,  [raʾah /raw·aw/] means: to see, observe, consider, look at, give attention to, discern, distinguish. 1a. to look at, gaze at. 1b. to appear, present oneself, to be seen, to be visible. 1c. to be seen. 1d. to cause to see, show, to cause to look intently at, behold, cause to gaze at. 1e. to be caused to see, be shown, to be exhibited to. 1f. to look at each other, face to face.

[(Ge 6:5; 6; Zec 12:10; Isa 52:14; 15; 53:1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 1Pe 2:19; 20; 21-22; 23-24; 25; Rev 5:1-2; 3-4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10) 
The symbol of a pure sacrificial lamb was chosen to represent the sinless offering of Messiah Yeshua's faithful obedience to His Heavenly Father as an example for everyone to follow on the path to Eternal Life. The offering of clean animals for sacrifice are the, "Works of the Law" that were intended to reveal the Messiah's Trusting Love that established the living way for disciples to make their lives a pleasing sacrifice of Faithful Obedience. Trusting in the Father's Merciful Forgiving Love will restore the repentant to a living hope in the resurrection from death; through the help of the Holy Spirit that is in His Son.
(Acts 17:23; 24; 25; 26; 28; 29; 30; 31)]

(Ge 22:15-16; 17; 18; Heb 11:17; 18; 19; Lk 20:35; 36; 37; 24:45-46; 47; Ro 1:4) Abraham faithfully obeyed Yehawah and was assured of the future promises and through his seed all nations on earth will be blessed. 
Abraham, Yehawah's friend ; Faith & Works?
(James 2:8-9; 10; 12; 14; 17; 20-21; 22; 23; 24)
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