Where is the Sacrifice?
Worship Teaching Series
Genesis 22:7 says, "And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, "My father!" And he said, "Here I am, my son," And he said, "Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?" God is asking us: "You say you have the fire, but where is the sacrifice?" Where are the saints who are willing to sacrifice, and to offer themselves as a living sacrifice? God wants US! More than any other offering, He wants us. Our purpose is to offer up spiritual sacrifices in our temple; giving place to the Lord and to what is rightfully His: us, our love, our praise, and our offerings. God demanded that sacrifice cost us something. This is the principle that pleases Him, but it is also the thing that we try to avoid. The ingredient that is missing in our sacrifice to God is US. Laying down ourselves. Something has to die. It's not the offering of praise, but the sacrifice of praise. Furthermore, it is not a sacrifice until it has been touched by the principle of the cross. Join with Pastor Larry as he teaches this important principle of how to get ourselves into the presence of God in a more intimate way.
And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
- Genesis 22:7 (KJV)