Who told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?

Excerpt from my book The Nazarene
by Rav Sha’ul


I was asked the question:

Question
 "Rav Sha'ul, I read in your books that Abraham attempted to sacrifice Isaac because that is what he perceived Yahuah to tell him to do by reading The Heavenly Scroll. I just don't see this, the Scriptures literally say that Yahuah "told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac"."

In this teaching we are going to do what is rarely ever done, we are going to look at Scripture “in context” and come to a full understanding of what took place when Abraham attempted to kill his own son in Genesis Chapter 22.   We are going to put this event into its proper context of The Heavenly Scroll as well as the context of all Scripture to clearly define this event in question.

We have all been taught that the “faith of Abraham” was proven by Abraham attempting to murder his son Isaac through human sacrifice.  Is this true?  Is this what Scripture reveals or have we again been led astray by false teachings by teachers who do not have the understanding or knowledge to teach “line upon line, precept upon precept” but instead simply teach us Scripture in out of context sound bites?

 

 

Introduction


Was it Abraham’s attempt to kill Isaac that proved his “faith” or was it Abraham’s faith in The Heavenly Scroll (enough to kill Isaac in error) that Yahuah honored?  We see that Sha’ul (the Apostle Paul) tells us it was Abraham’s faith in The Heavenly Scroll!

Galatians 3
5 So again I ask, does Yahuah give you His Spirit and work Miracles among you by the works of The Law, or by your believing what you heard (proclaimed by the stars Psalms 19)? 6 So also Abraham “believed Yahuah (when Yahuah told him to read The Heavenly Scroll Genesis 15:5), and it (his belief in The Heavenly Scroll) was credited to him as Righteousness.” 7 Understand, then, that those who have Faith (in The Heavenly Scrol) are Children of Abraham. 8 Scripture (the word contained eternally in The Heavenly Scroll Psalms 119:89) foresaw (from the foundation of the world) that Yahuah would justify the Gentiles by Faith, and announced the Gospel in advance to Abraham (Genesis 15:5): “All nations will be blessed through you.”  9 So those who rely on Faith (in the Plan of Salvation written in The Heavenly Scroll) are blessed along with Abraham, the man of Faith…16 The Promises were spoken to Abraham (via The Heavenly Scroll Gen. 1:15) and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is The Messiah (is what the Stars told Abraham, the Galatians, and you and I today!).

Then Sha’ul outright declares AGAIN that “the faith of Abraham” is faith in The Heavenly Scroll

Romans 10:17
Consequently, Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about the Messiah (what "word" about Yahusha?). 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: “Their voice (constellations) has gone out into all the Earth, their words (concerning Yahusha) to the ends of the world.” (Sha’ul quotes Psalms 19)
Psalm 19
2 The heavens (Shamayim 'the place in the sky where the stars are located' i.e. Zodiac) are telling of the Glory of Yahuah (the Glory of Yahuah is Yahusha! 2 Corinthians 4:6); And their (the stars) expanse is Declaring the work of His hands. 2 Day to day (The Heavenly Scroll) pours forth speech, And night to night reveals Knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words; Their (signs of the Zodiac/Constellations) voice is not heard. 4 Their line (Zodiac means line or path of the sun) has gone out through (and seen by) all the Earth, And their (signs of the Zodiac) utterances to the end of the world. In them (the constellations) He has placed a tent for the sun (the Zodiac, Mazzaroth, Heavenly Scroll), 5 Which is as a Bridegroom (Yahusha) coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man (human Messiah) to run his course (of a Wedding the Feast Cycle). 6 Its rising is from one end of the heavens (Zodiac), And its circuit (Zodiac means circuit or path or The Way) to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Psalm 119:89
Your Word, Yahuah, is Eternal; it stands firm (written) in the heaven(ly Scroll).

We see in The Heavenly Scroll the “course of a wedding” that later became an annual celebration on Earth called The Holy Days.

So which is it?  Was Abraham justified in attempting to murder his own son or was he justified by his faith in The Heavenly Scroll when Yahuah told him to read the stars?

Genesis 15
5 And He brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven(ly Scroll), and (see if you can) tell (what) the stars (Proclaim Psalm 19), if thou be able to number them (read them in order, as the Sun travels through them; there are 12): and he said unto him, So shall thy seed (Yahusha) be (they tell the story of his life Galatians 3:5-9 and Pslam 19).

To properly interpret Scripture we must never “sound bite” it by taking it out of context, and we must establish our doctrine and understanding precept upon precept.  So before we begin, let us establish some “precepts” upon which we are to base our understanding of our Father.

The bigger question this event begs is… “Does Yahuah tempt anyone with evil (breaking His Laws) as to murder their own son?”

First, we read in Genesis 22 that Abraham was tempted to murder Isaac and he blamed it on Yahuah!  But we know in context that Yahuah is not tempted by evil and NEVER tempts anyone to break His Righteous Laws (such as murdering your own son or offering a human sacrifice which is the definition of ‘evil’)!

James 1
13 When tempted, no one should say, “- Yahuah is tempting me". For Yahuah cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone with evil. 14 But each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is lured away and enticed.…

May it never be! Abraham was “tempted by his own evil desires (human nature)” by what he THOUGHT Yahuah had laid out in The Heavenly Scroll. Abraham was not only wrong in attempting to kill Isaac, he was also wrong is blaming it on Yahuah saying “Yahuah tempted me to kill my son” as I will prove in this teaching.  In context we can insert the specific case of Abraham offering a human sacrifice of his own son into James 1 and we get:

James 1
13 When tempted, Abraham should not say, “- Yahuah is tempting me". For Yahuah cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone with evil. 14 But Abraham was tempted when by his own evil desires (human nature and misunderstanding of The Heavenly Scroll) he is lured away and enticed (by Satan).…

Now let me prove it.

 

 

Precepts upon which Yahuah is defined


Let us continue to lay down some very important precepts upon which we are to build our understanding of all Scripture and more importantly our understanding of our Father.

We know Yahuah is Holy and His Law defines that Holiness, so how can Yahuah make such a claim to be Holy if He is guilty of “sinning against His own Law” by commanding murder?

Leviticus 11
44 For I am Yahuah your Elohim. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth. 45 'For I am Yahuah who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your Elohim; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.'"
Psalm 89
33 "But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness. 34"My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips. 35" Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie.

The Bible declares that Yahuah is faithful to His promises, and therefore we can have confidence in Him to fulfill them.  He does not “say one thing and mean another” to tempt us with breaking His Law.

1 Corinthians 1:9 
9 Yahuah is faithful, who has called you into covenant with his Son, Yahusha the Messiah.
Hebrews 10:23
23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.

We see that Yahuah does not “change His mind” and there is no wavering or shadow of turning (mind games):

James 1
…16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from (the one revealed) above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights (the author of The Heavenly Scroll where the Plan of Salvation is revealed), with whom there is no change or shifting shadow.
Numbers 23:19
Yahuah isn't a man that he would lie, or a human being that he would change his mind. Has he ever spoken and not done it, or promised and not fulfilled it?

So Yahuah does not break His own Laws and violate His own covenant promises, He does not change his mind and say one thing and mean another, and there is NO change or shadow of turning (He does not play mind games telling us to do one thing, then changing His mind)!  So the question remains, “did Yahuah tell Abraham to kill Isaac?” If Yahuah did, in fact, command that unrighteous act, then He is NOT a “Holy Elohim” and He is a liar and cannot be trusted to fulfill any of His promises!

So how do we reconcile this event on Mt. Mariah where Abraham “thought Yahuah told him to kill Isaac”? We do that by studying line upon line (no sound biting) and precept upon precept (in context of all revelation of Scripture) to put the pieces together to reveal exactly “why” Abraham attempted to murder his own son through human sacrifice.

I am going to clearly show in Scripture that Yahuah did NOT count it as Righteousness that Abraham tried to murder Isaac as if that is what He told him to do! That is a false teaching and “assumed doctrine” through sound bite teachings out of context taking just Genesis 22 out of context of The Heavenly Scroll (Genesis 15:5) and the precepts upon which Yahuah is defined. I am going to prove that Yahuah counted it Righteousness when Abraham demonstrated his faith in The Heavenly Scroll (which is why he attempted to kill Isaac) but misunderstood that message, so Yahuah stepped in to stop Isaac’s murder. Then I am going to show the entire context of this event on Mt. Mariah was in context of Yahuah witnessing to Abraham “Yahusha’s Day” in the stars, which Abraham misinterpreted as speaking of his son Isaac as “that seed” revealed in the stars.

 

 

The Book of Jasher


Before we continue, let us look at the Book of Jasher. This holds a very important clue to this story of “who was speaking to Abraham”. We see in that account, all of the sudden Satan is all over the place in this event to kill Isaac.  Killing Isaac would have been the first thing Satan would have tried to do, as that would end the bloodline from which the Chosen Messiah was destined to be born.

Click here to read the account in The Book of Jasher.

So is it possible that “the word of the LORD” that came to Abraham was not from Yahuah at all, but from Satan to kill Isaac? Or at least Satan enticed Abraham by Abraham’s misunderstanding of The Heavenly Scroll?

Let me ask you all a question, are there other precedents in Scripture where a man of Yahuah was visited by an obvious demon, but the man of Yahuah though it was a Righteous Messenger and listened to that messenger as if it were “the Word of Yahuah”?

If it can be shown that, in Scripture, it appears as though Yahuah is coming to a servant (and even says that) but we know for a fact it was not Yahuah… then we must consider that  it is possible as well in this event because Satan is all over this story and the event to kill Isaac.

Yes, there are precedents in Scripture where it “looks and reads” as if “the Word of Yahuah” is coming to a servant through a messenger, but that messenger, in reality, is NOT of Yahuah.  This is because what we read is the perspective of the one being visited!  We err in taking every single thing and story told in the Bible literally, when some strories are told from the vantage point of the one being deceived!Below David was “tricked by Satan parading around as The Word of Yahuah”…

Below, David was “tricked by Satan parading around as The Word of Yahuah”…

1 chron 21:1
Then Satan attacked Israel by inciting David to enumerate a census of Israel

Another example is Saul conjuring up the prophet Samuel. We know that when we die, we “sleep” or cease to exist until we are resurrected. That is why we are forbidden from “conjuring up the dead” because WE cannot raise them from the dead through witchcraft!  We are, in fact, doing nothing more than consulting evil Spirits parading around as “Samuel” in this case.

So Saul broke the Law of Yahuah and in the process consulted a demon.  But it does not read that way; it reads as if it was Samuel because the story is told from Saul’s perspective and WE must use Wisdom and put that story into context.

1 Samuel 28
…14 He said to her, "What is his form?" And she said, "An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe." And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage. 15Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" And Saul answered, "I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do." 16 Samuel said, "Why then do you ask me, since Yahuah has departed from you and has become your adversary?…

This was NOT Samuel! But it reads like it is. This evil Spirit even “plays the game” and talks in Righteous phrases that Yahuah has withdrawn from Saul as if it is from Yahuah. We have to know “context” to avoid this trap in Scripture and recognize when a story is told from a different perspective.  It reads like it is Samuel because that is how Saul told the story!

So there are other examples of men of Yahuah “thinking they heard from Yahuah” and did not; but it reads in Scripture as if they did, but still… they did not that is just what “they thought” and how they communicated it we are just reading their perspective.  This is the case in Genesis 22 as I will show.

 

Satan’s goal  (not Yahuah’s) was to kill Isaac!


In Abraham’s case, killing Isaac was just what Satan had ordered up to prevent the birth of the Messiah and Satan is all over that event.  Much like later when the Messiah was to be born, Satan enticed King Herod to kill all the children 2 years younger.

I am going to show us exactly what Yahuah DID tell Abraham and prove it by 2 confirming witness via David and Sha’ul. Yahuah simply showed Abraham The Heavenly Scroll and in that scroll, it lays out the sacrifice of the Messiah as “carrying the wood of the sacrifice and eternal life springing from his death on the 3rd Day” and Yahuah told Abraham that was speaking of his “seed” (singular Galatians 3) and Abraham misunderstood that seed to be Isaac.

So Abraham in ERROR set out to murder his own son “thinking” that is what Yahuah had said in The Heavenly Scroll and that is why it reads that way in Genesis 22.  THEN Satan stepped in and enticed Abraham to kill Isaac. I will show that what was accounted to Abraham as Righteousness was NOT trying to Kill Isaac, but his faith in The Heavenly Scroll as Sha’ul told the Galatians.

To fully understand what “Word of Yahuah” came to Abraham, we simply look to Scripture in context to show us when and how this happened and then put the event on Mt. Mariah into THAT context.

 

 

The Context of Genesis 22


We see where and how the Word of Yahuah “came to Abraham” if we simply look and keep the context in Genesis. It came through revelation via The Heavenly Scroll. Remember, the “Word of Yahuah” at that time existed ONLY in The Heavenly Scroll as that is where His Word is eternally preserved, there was no Torah or Earthly Scroll… The “written” Word came into existence 430 years later with Moses.

Psalm 119:89
Your Word, O Yahuah, is eternally written in (the) heaven(ly scroll).

And we see that it is THAT word that “came to Abraham”

Genesis 15
5 And He brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven(ly Scroll), and (see if you can) tell (what) the stars (Proclaim Psalm 19), if thou be able to number them (read them in order as the Sun travels thorugh them over the course of a year, there are 12): and he said unto him, So shall thy seed (Yahusha) be (they tell the story of his life).

Now, this is NOT where the stars tell of the number of his descendants, that is a totally different revelation. This event is when Yahuah “showed Abraham Yahusha’s Day”!  Yahusha, the Messiah, also spoke of Abraham understanding the message contained in the stars. Yahuah witnessed to Abraham of the coming Messiah in the stars, and in that way, Abraham “saw Yahusha”.

John 8:56-58
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day (Genesis 15:5); he saw it and was glad.”

Abraham, however, thought it was speaking of Isaac. The contents of The Heavenly Scroll and how it speaks of a coming Messiah would not be revealed until thousands of years later through His Prophets who read the scroll and revealed its meaning please watch my videos below of the Prophets revealing the contents of The Heavenly Scroll.

So Yahuah had not revealed to mankind who The Heavenly Sroll was speaking of at that time and Abraham thought ‘the Chosen One’  was Isaac! That is understandable as Isaac too was “chosen” to be the bloodline from which the Branch would come to fulfill The Heavenly Scroll but that Branch was Yahusha!

Hebrews 10:7
Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the heavenly scroll-- I have come to do your will, my God! (Matthew 6:10)
Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is (written) in (the) heaven(ly scroll... Psalms 119:89).

Sha’ul the Apostle explains this very thing, we see that The Heavenly Scroll is a mystery and hidden until Yahusha came to fulfill it…

1 Corinthians 2
1 And so it was with me, Brothers and Sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I Proclaimed to you the Testimony of Yahuah (about Yahusha written in the stars). 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Yahusha the Messiah and him crucified (before the foundation of the world written in the stars before our very eyes, Galatians 3). 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words (of human literal wisdom), but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s Power, 5 so that your Faith might not rest on (literal) human wisdom, but on Yahuah’s Power (in a Mystery Language). 6 We do, however, speak a message of (Spiritual) Wisdom among the (Spiritually) mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age (who viewed the Zodiac literally, and worshipped the signs and the Sun), who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we Declare Yahuah’s Wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden (in the Heavenly Scroll) and that Yahuah destined for our Glory before time began (writing it in the stars on day 4 of creation). 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it (because it was corrupted by the watchers, Enoch 9:6)

Then Sha’ul goes on to tell the Galatians that “the Word of Yahuah” came to Abraham concerning the Messiah via The Heavenly Scroll as it did to ALL of Yahuah’s anointed prophet from Enoch to John the Revelator:

Galatians 3
You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you (obviously, they were denying the Prophets spoke of Yahusha)? Before your very eyes (in The Heavenly Scroll) Yahusha the Messiah was clearly portrayed as crucified …7 Understand then (what is foretold in the stars), that those who have Faith are Children of Abraham. 8 Scripture (the Word written in the heavens, Psalm 119:89) foresaw that Yahuah would Justify the Gentiles by Faith, and Yahuah announced the Gospel in advance to Abraham (via The Heavenly Scroll, Genesis 15:5; saying): “All nations will be blessed through you.”

 

 

Yahuah uses The Heavenly Scroll as His Witness to all the Prophets of the coming Messiah!


 

Yahuah is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  The Heavenly Scroll is His “stamp over His Creation” and His Witness that Yahusha is the king of “the Kingdom revealed in heaven (the Heavenly Scroll)” and it is via The Heavenly Scroll that ALL the prophets understood the coming Messiah not just Abraham.  Below are just a few references, the Bible is FULL of references to The Heavenly Scroll as it is literally bases upon The Plan of Salvation written in The Heavenly Scroll.

Isaiah 34:4
And all the host of heaven (Zodiac Signs/Constellations “host stars”) shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll (i.e. The Heavenly Scroll).

Revelation 6:14
The heavens (Mazzaroth/Zodiac) receded like a scroll being rolled up.

Revelation 5 - The Opening of the Scroll of the Mazzaroth
5 Then I saw in the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne a scroll written on the front and back (3-D scroll of heavenly pictographs) and sealed with seven seals.

Hebrews 10:7
Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the heavenly scroll-- I have come to do your will, my God! (Matthew 6:10)

Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom (revealed in 'heaven' or 'Kingdom of Heaven') come, Your will be done, on earth as it is (written) in (the) heaven(ly scroll).

Psalm 119:89
Your word, Yahuah, is eternal; it stands firm (written) in the heaven(ly Scroll).

Ezekiel 2:9-10
Then I looked (into the heavens), and behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it.

Zechariah 5:2-3
And he said to me, "What do you see (as you look into the heavens)?" And I answered, "I see a flying scroll!”

Matthew 13:11
He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of (revealed in) heaven (the Zodiac or Heavenly Scroll, the “secrets preserved in the heavens” Enoch 6:9) has been given to you, but not to them.

And above, the “faith of Abraham” is found, like it was for Abraham, in The Heavenly Scroll… NOT because he tried to kill Isaac!!!! That is how we ALL can have “the Faith of Abraham” by putting our faith in The Heavenly Scroll NOT by murdering our own firstborn.  So it was accredited to Abraham as Righteousness because he believed The Heavenly Scroll (enough to kill Isaac which was an unrighteous act done in “faith” so Yahuah honored his faith in the Scroll not his attempt to murder his son stopping him from that unrighteous act of murder)

Then Sha’ul outright declares AGAIN that “the faith of Abraham” is faith in The Heavenly Scroll

Romans 10:17
Consequently, Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about the Messiah (what "word" about Yahusha?). 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: “Their (constellations) voice  has gone out into all the Earth, their words (concerning Yahusha) to the ends of the world.” (Sha’ul quotes Psalms 19)

Sha’ul quotes David as the “source of our faith” in Psalm 19 which is a verbatim description of The Heavenly Scroll and what it contains:

Psalm 19
2 The heavens (Shamayim the place in the sky where the stars are located i.e. Zodiac) are telling of the Glory of Yahuah (the Glory of Yahuah is Yahusha! 2 Corinthians 4:6); And their (the stars) expanse is Declaring the work of His hands. 2 Day to day (The Heavenly Scroll) pours forth speech, And night to night reveals Knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words; Their (signs of the Zodiac/Constellations) voice is not heard. 4 Their line (Zodiac means line or path of the sun) has gone out through (and seen by) all the Earth, And their (signs of the Zodiac) utterances to the end of the world. In them (the constellations) He has placed a tent for the sun (the Zodiac), 5 Which is as a Bridegroom (Yahusha) coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man (human Messiah) to run his course (of a Wedding per The Feast Cycle). 6 Its (the Sun) rising is from one end of the heavens (Zodiac), And its (the Sun's) circuit (Zodiac means circuit or path or The Way) to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Psalm 119:89
Your Word, Yahuah, is Eternal; it stands firm (written) in the heaven(ly Scroll).

Then Sha’ul confirms that in Gen 15:5 this revelation given to Abraham is NOT talking about the number of his descendants, but rather a singular “seed” speaking of Yahusha, but Abraham thought that “seed” was Isaac.

Galatians 3:16
The Promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed (Genesis 1:15). Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed," meaning one person, who is Yahusha the Messiah (the stars were speaking of Yahusha!).

It was Satan who “twisted” the message in The Heavenly Scroll and enticed Abraham to kill Isaac as I will show.  We see below, Sha’ul clearly says that it was Abraham’s faith in The Heavenly Scroll that was credited to him as “Righteousness” NOT that he tried to kill Isaac:

Galatians 3
5 So again I ask, does Yahuah give you His Spirit and work Miracles among you by the works of The Law, or by your believing what you heard (proclaimed by the stars Psalms 19)? 6 So also Abraham “believed Yahuah (when Yahuah told him to read The Heavenly Scroll Genesis 15:5), and it (his belief in The Heavenly Scroll) was credited to him as Righteousness.” 7 Understand, then, that those who have Faith (in The Heavenly Scrol) are Children of Abraham. 8 Scripture (the word contained eternally in The Heavenly Scroll Psalms 119:89) foresaw (from the foundation of the world) that Yahuah would justify the Gentiles by Faith, and announced the Gospel in advance to Abraham (Genesis 15:5): “All nations will be blessed through you.”  9 So those who rely on Faith (in the Plan of Salvation written in The Heavenly Scroll) are blessed along with Abraham, the man of Faith…16 The Promises were spoken to Abraham (via The Heavenly Scroll Gen. 1:15) and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is The Messiah (is what the Stars told Abraham, the Galatians, and you and I today!).

 

 

What about Genesis Chapter 22?


Now… before I continue. The Million Dollar Question…

What do we make of Genesis 22:1-9? Before I get to that and explain that as well, I want to prove a very very important point. Yahuah is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He does not change and either does His methods.

We all say “Yahuah spoke to me last night” and said this or that. Does that mean Yahuah literally spoke in an audible voice to us? No. That is NOT how Yahuah communicates. What we really mean is “I feel in my Spirit” that Yahuah has spoken and many (most) times that is not Yahuah speaking, it is our own human nature just telling us what we want Yahuah to say.

We also say “I have walked with Yahuah for many years” or whatever. Does that mean Yahuah has literally in physical form walked beside us… No.

These are figures of speech called anthropomorphisms we use to describe our relationship with a Spiritual Being we cannot see, hear, or touch. Yahuah is the same yesterday and He NEVER comes and speaks audibly, His Voice would literally end our physical lives. He does not speak audibly and never has. He speaks, even to His prophets, through The Heavenly Scroll and visions and so forth that we then have to “interpret” and we rarely get that message correct. It almost always is perverted by our own “will” and human nature.

However, in Scripture when we see this same use of language to describe a communication with The Creator such as “Yahuah spoke” or maybe “Adam walked with” we in error think it is literal when it is nothing more than the same use of language to describe how Yahuah works.

So many times in Scripture what we are reading is that man’s interpretation of events as he understood them. Not that Yahuah literally spoke to that person, but they read The Heavenly Scroll or had a vision and we get their version of what they “think” it meant, and in Scripture that is not always what Yahuah was saying, it is just their wrong interpretation of it.

So we are commanded never to take anything out of context. Yahuah will reveal the truth behind these passages if we keep context in tact and come to an understanding line upon line (no sound biting) precept upon precept (taking everything in context of ALL Scripture).

What we have in Genesis 22 is “Abrahams understanding” of this event… and the pieces of this puzzle only come together when we put it into context…. which is what I am about to do. But we have to know the Scriptures inside and out in intimate detail and to do this type of thing Yahuah has anointed men and given them to us as teachers. However, there are very few of those men and most who claim to be teachers are not qualified either Spiritually or have the knowledge of the Scriptures to properly teach them “in context” and almost all of them have denied The Heavenly Scroll which is the source of our Faith and the “context’ all Scripture must be understood.

To Abraham, he saw this entire event as a test from Yahuah and he interpreted that test in the way he described in in Gen. 22. But, as I showed earlier, we know IN CONTEXT that Yahuah would never command anyone to murder their own son and violate His Commandments. That is where Jasher comes in and in that account, we get more detail and low and behold… there is SATAN playing both Abraham and Sarah all along in that event.

Below is how we should understand Genesis 22:

Genesis 22:1-9
22 Some time later God tested Abraham (this is what Abraham thought was going on, but we know Yahuah does not tempt anyone with murder). He said to him, “Abraham!”

“Here I am,” he replied.

2 (then Yahuah told Abraham to go read The Heavenly Scroll per Genesis 15:5) Then (this is how Abraham interpreted the message in the stars) God said (this is a figure of speech.  Yahuah does not literally speak to anyone, He spoke to Abraham through the stars), “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” (that is Abraham's interpretation of what The Heavenly Scroll said)

 

 

Abraham was reading The Heavenly Scroll


The question remains, “how do we know Abraham attempted to sacrifice Isaac because he read The Heavenly Scroll, and THAT is how the Word of Yahuah came to Abraham?

We know this because of how he attempted to sacrifice Isaac and why he expected a Lamb to be provided! You see, that is exactly what is foretold in the stars, that the Branch would “carry the wood of the sacrifice” and he is portrayed as a lamb that would be slaughtered! And that is EXACTLY what we read in how Abraham set up Isaac’s sacrifice!

Why did Abraham “go up on the 3rd Day”? Because, again, he read The Word of Yahuah eternally preserved in The Heavenly Scroll where it depicts Living Water would be poured out “on the third day” and Living Water would raise the dead.

So let’s look first at what is revealed to Abraham when “the Word of The LORD” came to him via… The Heavenly Scroll.

Genesis 15
5 And He brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven (the Zodiac), and (see if you can) tell (what) the stars (Proclaim Psalm 19), if thou be able to number them (read them in order as the Sun is seen moving through the constellations, there are 12): and he said unto him, So shall thy seed (Yahusha) be (they tell the story of his life).

So what did Abraham “see” when he read The Heavenly Scroll? Below is the contents of The Heavenly Scroll:

The Word of Yahuah that came to Abraham

  • VIRGO: A young maiden will give a virgin birth (first born son) to a beautiful glorious and righteous BRANCH (this is why Yahusha is called The Branch). The seed of the woman will be a man of humiliation to rise to be the desire of nations and will become exalted first as Shepherd (Suffering Servant) then as Harvester (Conquering King).
  • LIBRA: The scales demand a price to be paid of this seed, he will carry the wood of the sacrifice over all the Earth; the victim will be slain (this is where Abraham got the idea to sacrifice Isaac and make him carry the wood of the sacrifice) and purchase a crown.
  • SCORPIO: There is a conflict between the seed and the serpent leading to a struggle with the enemy, the enemy is vanquished.
  • SAGITTARIUS: The double-natured seed (servant/king) triumphs as a warrior and pleases the heavens, builds fires of punishment, casts down the dragon.
  • CAPRICORNUS: Eternal life comes from his death (this is why Abraham was willing to go through with it, he believed Yahuah would raise Isaac from the dead), he’s the Arrow of God, he is pierced, yet springs up again in abundant life.
  • AQUARIUS: He pours out “living water” from on high (on the 3rd Day after his sacrifice), humanity drinks of the heavenly river and the faithful live again, he is the deliverer of the good news (Gospel), Carrying the wood of the sacrifice over the earth.
  • PISCES: The Redeemer’s people multiplied, supported and led by the Lamb, The Bride is exposed on earth, the Bridegroom is exalted.
  • ARIES: The Lamb is found worthy (this is why Abraham expected a Lamb substitute), the Bride is made ready, Satan is bound, the strong man triumphs.
  • TAURUS: The conquering Ruler comes, the sublime vanquisher, to execute the great judgment, he is the ruling Shepherd King.
  • GEMINI: The Marriage of the Lamb, the enemy is trodden down, the Prince comes in great Glory.
  • CANCER: The great Bride, the two Houses of Judah and Israel are united, they are brought safely into the kingdom.
  • LEO: The Lion King is aroused for rending, the Serpent flees, the Bowl of Wrath is upon him, his Carcass is devoured. The Lion of the tribe of Judah rules as King.

 

Why did Abraham make Issac carry the wood of the sacrifice


Now, we see twice in The Heavenly Scroll that the Branch would carry the wood of the sacrifice, both in the pictogram of LIBRA and then again in AQUARIUS… This is why Abraham made Isaac “carry the wood of the sacrifice” and “slay Isaac”:

Genesis 22
6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac
  • LIBRA: The scales demand a price to be paid of this seed, he will carry the wood of the sacrifice over all the Earththe victim will be slain (this is where Abraham got the idea to sacrifice Isaac and make him carry the wood of the sacrifice) and purchase a crown.

 

Why did Abraham went up on Mt. Mariah on the 3rd Day


We see that Abraham went up on the 3rd day. Why? We see in the pictograph of Aquarius, that he dead live again “on the 3rd day (the beginning of the Age of Aquarius is AFTER 2,000 years (2 prophetic days) on the 7th Millennium (on the 3rd prophetic day) from when the Lamb (Aries) dies (at the end of the 4th Prophetic Day).

 

 

Why did Abraham expect a “lamb” substitute?

As Sha’ul told the Galatians, Yahusha is PORTRAYED right before our very eyes as “a Lamb that would be slaughtered” as that is what is written in the stars!  The Branch dies at the end of the Age of Aries (the Lamb) as “the Lamb/Aries dies/ends” and the Age of Pisces (the Messianic Age) begins.

So Abraham was fulfilling “a lamb that would be slaughtered” hoping for a replacement, while “slaying the Branch” and making him carry “the wood of the sacrifice) and looking for Isaac to be resurrected “on the 3rd day”.

Genesis 22
4 On the third day (Aquarius) Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” 6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac (Libra), and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering (Aries), my son.” And the two of them went on together (to offer Isaac Libra).

While Abraham did not fully understand what The Word of Yahuah was that came to him via The Heavenly Scroll (it had not been revealed through His Prophets at that point)… he certainly understood what it says and set out to fulfill it… with the WRONG “chosen one”.  Even down to expecting a Lamb to replace Isaac.

The order and way Abraham constructed the sacrifice is PROOF that as Genesis 15:5 declares it was The Heavenly Scroll through which The Word of Yahuah came to him. Then what we get in Genesis 22 is Abraham’s understanding as he “thought” that Yahuah had told him to kill Isaac. But as we read in the Book of Jasher, the actual murdering of Isaac was not from Yahuah, Satan was the one present at that event and was manipulating Abraham and Sarah.

Book of Jasher, Chapter 23
25 And whilst Abraham was proceeding with his son Isaac along the road, Satan came and appeared to Abraham in the figure of a very aged man, humble and of contrite spirit, and he approached Abraham and said to him, Art thou silly or brutish, that thou goest to do this thing this day to thine only son? 26 For God gave thee a son in thy latter days, in thy old age, and wilt thou go and slaughter him this day because he committed no violence, and wilt thou cause the soul of thine only son to perish from the earth? 27 Dost thou not know and understand that this thing cannot be from the Lord? for the Lord cannot do unto man such evil upon earth to say to him, Go slaughter thy child.

What we are reading above is Satan provoking Abraham using “reverse psychology”…

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Satan was right Yahuah would NEVER give such a command nor tempt anyone to break His Righteous Law
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Satan knew that if he came and said “don’t do it” then  Abraham would most certainly see his misunderstanding of the Scroll as “from Yahuah if Satan was trying to stop it”.  Which is exactly what Abraham thought… Satan played Abraham like a fiddle. Satan was not trying to stop Abraham, he wanted Isaac dead, he was trying to be sure Abraham went through with it.

 

Conclusion


The bigger question this event begs is…

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“Does Yahuah tempt anyone with evil (breaking His Laws) as to murder their own son?
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May it never be! Abraham was “tempted by his own evil desires (human nature)” by what he THOUGHT Yahuah had laid out in The Heavenly Scroll. Abraham was not only wrong in attempting to kill Isaac, he was also wrong is blaming it on Yahuah saying “Yahuah tempted me to kill my son”…

James 1
13 When tempted, no one should say, “- Yahuah is tempting me". For Yahuah cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone with evil. 14 But each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is lured away and enticed.…

So says Scripture and so too says the real “context” of this event on Mt. Mariah.

That being said, Yahuah did use this event to set up a precedent that would later be fulfilled by the REAL chosen one! When Yahusha would later go to Mt. Mariah and give his own life, carry the wood of the sacrifice, and do it on Mt. Mariah… then raise the dead “on the 3rd day” but that is a teaching all on its own!

Our teachers today teach “sound bite doctrine” taking Scripture such as Genesis 22 and teaching it in isolation outside off the context of Genesis 15:5, The Heavenly Scroll, and the precepts upon which Yahuah is defined.  We know from the book of Job that Yahuah does not temp anyone… He turns Satan loose on them and that is what happened to Abraham!

This teaching is an example of how we are to read, understand, and teach the Scriptures… line upon line, precept upon precept to avoid turning Yahuah into an unholy, unjust, unreliable, law breaking double minded “god” by tempting Abraham to sin against His Own Law, saying one thing and meaning another, and playing mind games wth His Chosen.  That is Satan’s job!

 


Blessings, 
Rav Sha’ul (the Nazarene)

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