Genesis 22:15-18 records the conversation God had with Abraham after God had stopped Abraham from sacrificing his own son, Isaac. The Bible records that the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven a second time. What I want us to focus today is the phrase “out of heaven a second time.” God calls out to his people, not once but twice.
When God called Abraham the second time, he announced that in Abraham’s seed, speaking of Jesus (Galatians 3:16), all of the nations of the earth will be blessed. God however kept silent when his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, was sacrificed, because by the death of Jesus, are all nations of the earth blessed with eternal life. In other words, the first time God called Abraham, he called to save Abraham’s son, Issac, and then the second time God called Abraham, he called to save and announce of the salvation of all mankind (blessing to every nation).
Points to ponder:
Do you and I listen and heed to the calling of God, any time he calls?
Genesis 22:15-18 (KJV)
15 And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 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:
17 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;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.