Welcome back friends. Today we have two witnesses of Isaac being a picture of, or a foreshadowing of the Messiah in this week’s Torah portion, and they’re only 31 verses apart. Turn with me to our first one in Genesis 21:5. It reads, and I worded it in the same order the Hebrew words it:
We have our stand-alone Alef Tav right in front of “Isaac his son”. (Aleph Tav representing Yeshua. See the introduction blog: https://wp.me/pcgXR4-18 if this concept is new to you.🤓)
Our next witness is an even more specific foreshadowing because of the Hebrew word “olah עלה” which means “burnt offering” in this verse, but I’m getting ahead of myself. The verse reads in English:
Here we have the stand-alone Aleph Tav (with a vav ו) again next to “Isaac his son” with olah עלה a few words later. But the verse that clinches all this and ties it neatly with a bow is Gen 22:8, which reads, worded as the Hebrew words it:
“To olah” literally means “to ascend” because the whole burnt offering ascends as smoke. The burnt offering is burned completely. Not just parts burned and parts eaten.
(Consider that it was a ram, not a lamb, that was offered in place of Isaac at that time. (Gen 22:13))
Now let’s look at Yeshua. Turn to John 20:17, which reads:
Yeshua tells Mary not to cling to Him because He hasn’t ascended (olah) yet and that He is about to ascend. We can see later that He had ascended because He tells His disciples to “handle Me and see” (Luke 24:39) to prove to them that it was He. And He tells Thomas:
Yeshua was the olah offering. The offering that ascended after His sacrifice. Abraham and Isaac ascended mount Moriah to sacrifice Isaac as the ascending/burnt offering/olah but YHVH provided a spotless Lamb in Isaac’s place.
There are 26 verses in Revelation testifying of Yeshua the Messiah being the Lamb. This is just one of them:
Moses did indeed write of Yeshua. Yeshua is all throughout Torah and He is even all throughout the Tanakh! And Yeshua, the Word made flesh, lives forevermore!