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III. The "blueprint" begins with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
The journey (i.e. the Covenant line) begins with God calling Abraham  out of Ur of the Chaldees. (Gen.12:1-3; 15:1-21; 17:1-8; 22:15-19) "Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing." (Gen.12:1-2)We beginour journeywith Abraham(Acts.6:8-15; 7:1-48, Gal.3:1-29, Rom.9:1-20; 4:11) and ends with Solomon's Temple. (Review: Stephen's model sermonActs.7:1-48)
A. Abraham (type of the Father, God)
Abraham (Abram, Gen.17:5) is a type of the Father. (Rom.4:11, John.8:33-44) "he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe." (Rom.4:11)
B. Isaac (A type of the only begotten Son, Jesus)
Isaac is acknowledged as a type of the only begotten Son who was offered up as a sacrifice. (Gen.22:2, Heb.11:17-19 / Gen.22:1-14, John.3:16)
C. Jacob (becomes a type of the Holy Spirit)
The question arises, "How can Jacob be a type of the Holy Spirit, because his name means a "supplanter" and he cheated Esau out of his birthright?" (Gen.25:19-34)
1. Reasons why Jacob becomes a type of the Holy Spirit a. Because God identified Himself with these three
God "said, I am the...God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob," (Exod.3:6-7, 15; 4:5, Mat.12:26; 22:32, Acts.3:13; 7:32)
b. Because God is triune
Jesus saidthere is "The Father...the Son, and the Holy Ghost." (Matt.28:19) Jesus said, "Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was."
(John.17:1-26, Note:5) Jesus said, "when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you." (John.16:12-15)The Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Ghost) The Trinity or the triune God. (1) John (The apostles that Jesus, the Word made flesh, taught Luke.24:44-45) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God." (John.1:1-2) There are "three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (1John.5:7-8) The Word was made flesh, (Matt.1:18-25) and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John.1:14) (2) Paul (taught...by the revelation of Jesus Christ. Gal.11-12)
And "without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." (1Tim.3:16)
Note: Abraham (typifies God The Father) and Isaac (typifies God the Son) which points to Jacob as a type of God the Holy Spirit.This is the "Godhead" (trinity Rom.1:20, Col.2:9) being revealed "in the mouth of two or three witnesses." (Gen.41:32, Deut.17:6; 19:15, Eccl.4:12, Matt.18:16, 2Cor.13:1)
1. (Cont.) Reasons why Jacob becomes a type of the Holy Spirit c. Because the Covenant goes through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
The Covenant begins with Abraham, (The Father Gen.12:1-2; 15:1-21; 17:1-14) then to Isaac (The only begotten SonGen.21:1-12; 25:5), then to Jacob, Whose name was changed to Israel. (Gen.28:3-4) This is seen in the NEW Covenant. Jesus told His disciples when He, "the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.All things that the Father (typified by Abraham) hath are mine: (Jesus the only begotten Son, typified by Isaac) therefore said I, that he (The Holy Spirit, typified by Jacob) shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you." (John.16:12-15) God did NOT say, "I am the God of Abraham, Ishmael and Esau"because Ishmael and Esau were both cut off from the Covenants of promise. (Gen.21:1-13; 25:19-34)
1. (Cont.) Reasons why Jacob becomes a type of the Holy Spirit (Continued) d. Because the "birthright" went from Abraham to Isaac to Jacob / Israel What is the Birthright? It is the Law of the firstborn. (Birthright) There were "special privileges and advantages belonging to the first-born (Num 3:12,13; 8:18). The first-born son had allotted to him also a double portion of the paternal inheritance (Deu 21:15-17, Gen 49:4; 1Chron. 5:1). The first-born inherited the judicial authority of his father. (2Chron.21:3).
(a) God made Covenant with Abraham
Now "to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to the seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ." (Gal.3:1-17) This was the "Birthright" (the inheritance, authority, double portion, privilege) that would be passed on to Isaac.
(b) This Covenant continued through Isaac (the only begotten son)
Isaac is prophetically pointing to JESUS, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. (Rom.9:6, Gal.4:28, 2Cor.5:17-18, Heb.11:17-19) Review: III. C. 1. a-c
(c) Then Covenant continued through Jacob / Israel
There was Abraham, "the father of them thath believe" who gave us the only begotten
Son Isaac who produced Jacob. Jacobhad twelve sons. (Gen.49:1-33) From these
twelve sons there came the twelve Tribes of Israel, (Gen.49, Num.1-4) which was called
"the Church in the wilderness." (Acts.7:38, 1Cor.1:1-11) God, the FATHER (Abraham) gave
us THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS (Isaac), which sent us the HOLY GHOST,
which produced THE CHURCH (Jacob / Israel) (Review of III. C. 1. a, b, c.)
Note:Remember, "our thoughts are not His thoughts." (Isa.55:8, Dan.4:35, Rom.9:20, 1Cor.1:19-29; 2:1-14) Note: Saul / Paul
D. As in the "blueprint" our journey begins with the "Godhead"
If we deny His triune being, (foreshadowed by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) then our journey has not begun. This is why leaving scriptures out or changing the Greek (God's inspired Word) concerning the Divinity of Christ and the Godhead is a serious error with eternal consequences. It is a heaven or hell issue, because if Jesus is not God manifest in the flesh, we are yet in our sins and bound for Hell! You have not left the sin / bondage of Egypt. (Note: 1Cor.15:1-58, v.17)
1. Only those in the genealogy of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
are heirs to the promise
If you "be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." (Gal 3:29) Before this you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, (foreshadowed by Israel's journey) having no hope, and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus, you are "made nigh (included) by the blood of Christ." (Eph.2:12-13) "Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise" (Gal.4:21-31, Note:v.28 / Rom.9:8) on "the way" (John.14:6) toward God's fullness in our lives. (Foreshadowed by Solomon's Temple)
E. The "model" ends in the land, at Solomon's Temple
God told Abraham to go "unto a land that I will show thee." (Gen.12:1; 15:13) This promise continued through Isaac and Jacob. (Gen.21:12; 25:5; 28:3-4) This was confirmed by God to the children of Israel after their deliverance from Egypt, (Deut.12:1-12) and realized by David and Solomon. (1Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19) This is the "model" (ensample) for our journey before the Lord. As in the "type," the Church will NOT stop UNTIL ("Till we all come" Eph.4:13) to what Solomon's Temple foreshadows for us. (Heb.3:7-19; 4:1-11, Eph.2:22, 1Peter.2:5-9) Jesus said He would build His Church. (Matt.16:18) This is what the Prophets Isaiah (Isa.2:1-4) Jeremiah () Ezekiel () Hosea () saw
Note: Now the beginning of the "ensample" has been established in Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the end with Solomon's Temple. The events in between are an Old
Testament "ensemble" for us today about the First Century Church,the Restoration of the Church
since the Reformation and now about our personal lives and the future of the Church, the
Bride of Christ. NEXT:Abraham through to Solomon's Templeshows the foreshadowing of our being born again (delivered out of Egypt) through to our full maturity in Christ. (Solomon's Temple)