Isaac


‘In Isaac: Gen 17:2,19; 21:12; 22:15-18; Heb 11:17-19; Gal 3:14-18; Rom 4:1-5; 9:7; Ps 105;
God promised, made an oath to Abraham: Ps 89:3; Ps 119:107; Isa 3:14; 45:23; 54:9; Jer 17:25; 44:26; 49:13; Gal 3:19,20; 4:28; Rom 9:7; Heb 6:13; 7:28; 11:17; 

God was the Mediator and one of the two parties in the contract/covenant/testament

“And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. “I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. (Gen 17:2,4-7)

“for in Isaac your seed shall be called.” (Gen 21:12) Isaac. The child of promise.

And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son]: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. (Gen 22:15-18)

I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth [in] righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. (Isa 45:23)

Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (John 8:56-58)

That is, those who [are] the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed. (Romans 9:8) Now we, brethren, as Isaac [was], are children of promise. (Gal 4:28)

Wherefore then [serveth] the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not [a mediator] of one, but God is one. (Gal 3:19-21)

For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:
“Blessed [are those] whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered;
Blessed [is the] man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.”
[Does] this blessedness then [come] upon the circumcised [only], or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.
How then was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised.
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had while still] uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also,
For the promise that he would be the heir of the world [was] not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Therefore [it is] of faith that [it might be] according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him,
but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,
who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. (Rom 4:3-25)

For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,  Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation [is] to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; (Hebrews 6:13-20)

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