The Promise


“Through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed.”
Genesis 22:18b

Our meeting place with God and our beholding His glory, lies not in our going up to Him, but in His coming down to us in the person of Jesus Christ our Lord.  “God who commended the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ,” the divine radiance for our souls.  (The Way of the Sevenfold Secret)


Scripture: Genesis 3:15; Genesis 22:15-18

The first hint of a redemptive plan is indicated in Genesis 3:15. To Abraham, additional light is given. 

  • What promises are made to Abraham concerning his offspring?


Meditation on Scripture
The first faint flicker of light – the first clue – was directed to Satan in the presence of Adam and Eve: “I will put enmity between you and the woman…”  Though Satan will “strike the heel” of their offspring, their offspring will crush his head.  The death blow goes to Satan.  The final victory to man.  But how?

Later, another clue shed further light.  After testing Abraham with the sacrifice of his son for his obedience, God promised to bless all nation through his offspring.  God reaffirmed that promise to the Patriarchs Isaac and Jacob, keeping the light of hope alive in their hearts.

But how?  When?  Through the following centuries, God would reveal more of His Plan through the prophets, keeping the light of hope alive in the hearts of the descendants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 


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