1. Jehovah Jireh is the first compound name of Jehovah to appear in the Old Testament, and it beautifully expands the meaning of Jehovah's name. Gen: 22 is the first chapter in the Bible where the name Jehovah Jireh appears after the Lord showed Himself to Abraham on the basis of meeting his needs. When you discover how this name applies to you, you know that Jehovah Jireh not only met Abrabam's needs but also desires to meet your needs. The purpose of learning God's name is not to give you head knowledge of who he is. The reason is to increase the closeness of your relationship with Him. You should know who your God is, because He wants you to know. That is why he revealed Himself through different names.
2. Gen: 22:1-2 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham; and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest,and, get thee into the land of Moria; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
God wanted Abraham to test and prove the Word in his own life. When this occured, Abraham was at least 120 years and had already walked with the Lord for almost 50 years. Faith is not a static condition-it wasn't that for Abraham, and it should not be that way for you. God causes people to move from faith to faith, from glory to glory, and from strength to strength. When God spoke to Abraham, He was giving him an oppurtunity to move in his faith.Abraham believed on the God said "if God can give me a son when I'm 99 years old He'll make sure that His promise is kept!
I'm going to have seed as the dust of the earth" Gen:22:3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
(a) Consecration offering. (b) Meal offering. (c) Peace offering. (d) Trespass offering. (e) The sin offering. Abraham obeyed the Lord's commandement to the last detail by getting ready wood, sadding his animals along with servants. 3. In book of Leviticus lists the five different types of offerings.
The first three offferings were voluntary and the last two were mandatory. (a) In the consecratinon offering, which involves consecrating one's life.There are times that are set aside in our lives, specifically for the purpose of seeking God and consecrating ourselves totally to Him. Perhaps you give
Him special time by witnessing door to door. You are not required to do these things. You will not be lost if you done. do them. It is a form of willing committal. that was the type of offering of Issac. (b) the meal offering is similar to our tithes that we give today. Yhe people would bring flour or bread to offer to the Lord as a part of their substance. It was a way of saying "God you are the source of blessing. I consecrate my blessing to you".
(c) Peace offerning was a voluntary celebrating of peace with God. Men often bought family and friends along with when they made this offering. Our equivalent today might be our taking communion together. (d) Tresspass offering was a mandatory one It was made when one had trespassed against a person. Trespass people from God. Don't allow them to bring seperate into your life. Be quick to repent of trespasses against sin offering was also mandatory. It involved an offering that was made when one sinned against God. Jesus' Cross points this out for this reason...
4. After the ram had been offered up as a burnt offering of consecration. Abraham looked at the place and gave it a name, Jehovah Jireh "the revealing One Who is more than a Provider". This name is actually taken from the verb to see in the Hebrew. What does that mean? It means God has seem ahead and made a provision to fill your need! There is not a trial nor a problem that you may be encountering that God has not already seen and made provision to take care of. Why? because he is Johevah Jireh. Abraham was saying "God already had that ram prepared for me to Sacrifice. I spoke my faith, and there was my provision".
5. Gen 22.14 In the mountain of the Lord it shall be seen Some translations say, He shall be seen. Whom Abraham talking about? He was saying "on this mountain range of Moria, the Lord Jesus Christ shall be provided as a sacrifice for the sins of the world