A Ram Provided By God

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This Ram reminded me of the Story in Genesis 22 when God asked Abraham to offer his son up as a sacrifice to God.  This was a test from God to Abraham, to see if Abraham would withhold his son from God.  Under great stress Abraham was willing to obey God and God stopped him right before the act of sacrificing Isaac took place.

Then in verse 13 it says, Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns.  He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.  So Abraham called that place ‘The Lord Will Provide’….

This event happened approx. 2000 years before God offered His Son on the cross to take away our sins.

This ram was sacrificed just to cover Abrahams sins and Jesus was sacrificed to completely take away our sins.

It is very likely that this place where Abraham built the alter to offer his son Isaac to God was the very place that Jesus was crucified on the cross 2000 years later.

 

Randy Benedetto

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