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At the Foundation in the Deadness of Sarah’s Womb the Only Son Formed

Chris McCann
April 16, 2017

#98 At the Foundation in the Deadness...

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Christ entered into the belly/womb of hell:

Jonah 2:1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

In the womb of hell, Christ was, as it were, fashioned into the Son of God:

Psalm 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

In the womb of hell/grave, Christ became the Son of God. He rose out of the womb of hell in order to be declared the Son of God:

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God ... by the resurrection from the dead:

God gave the promise of a son to Abraham. The promised seed would be born to Sarah:

Genesis 21:1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

Isaac, the promised seed was formed inside the womb of his mother Sarah. A womb that God identifies as being dead:

Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:

Hell is the grave. And the grave relates to death. The deadness of Sarah's womb points to the belly/womb of hell/grave in which Christ was formed to be the Son of God.

Inside Sarah's dead womb the child Isaac was conceived and formed. And soon after born into the world. Therefore, the Biblical language indicates that Isaac came out of the belly (womb) of hell (grave) as he came out of the deadness of his mother's womb.

This becomes very significant as we read the following Scripture:

Hebrews 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

The Greek word translated as 'conceive' in Hebrews 11:11 is the word katabolay. It is a word found 11 times in the New Testament. In ten out of those eleven times this Greek word is translated as 'foundation'. It is the same word as found in:

Revelation 13:8 ... the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

The word 'foundation' is the Greek word katabolay. The same word translated as conceive in the Hebrews verse.

This is an amazing thing. Isaac, a clear and definite type of Christ was conceived inside the deadness of his mother's womb. And the Bible says that this conception of the child inside the dead womb was as a foundation. Literally, the verse in Hebrews 11:11 says, "(Sarah) received power into foundation of the seed".

We can't help but see the relationship between what Jesus experienced at the foundation of the world and this historical type and figure that God has set up in order to instruct us concerning the conception of the only begotten son of God.

The Biblical language concerning the birth of Isaac teaches us the following:

1. He (Isaac/Christ) became a son due to formation inside a dead womb.

2. Christ went into the heart of the earth/lowest parts of the earth/hell/grave and came out via resurrection to be declared the Son of God. Therefore the heart of the earth served like a womb to form His Sonship. Without experiencing death, Jesus could not have become the first begotten from the death.

3. In the historical case of Sarah giving birth to Isaac, God says this conception took place inside a dead womb and it was the foundation.

This language points to the birth of Isaac as though it were a resurrection (coming forth out of the deadness of his mother's womb). He came forth to become Abraham's (father Abraham a type of God the Father) only begotten son.

Later on, God commanded Abraham to offer up his son, his only begotten son Isaac:

Genesis 22:1 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.

2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

God's command to Abraham is interesting to us, because Isaac had a very special birth. He was a miraculously born baby. As we mentioned earlier, his birth was akin to a resurrection as he came from the deadness of his mother's womb.

Also, his formation inside of the grave of his mother's belly, was tied to the foundation of the world through the use of the Greek word katabolay.

Since Isaac is a great type of Christ, his birth is connected to the death and resurrection and declaration of Jesus as the Son of God at the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8).

God's command to Abraham to take his only son Isaac and offer him up as a burnt offering, is like God sending forth Jesus into the world as He was born of the virgin Mary and eventually went to the cross.

That is, the command to Abraham to offer up his son Isaac was pointing to the demonstration that Jesus would later accomplish as He made manifest His atoning work finished at the foundation of the world.

This is why Abraham never carried out the slaying of his son. He lifted the knife to do it, but was restrained by God. And it all turned out to be simply an illustration:

Genesis 22:10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

Not only did Abraham's slaying of his son turned out to be an illustration, so too was he received as a parable in his rising up (resurrection):

Hebrews 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

The Greek word translated as 'figure' is parabolay. It is the common word for parable. Abraham's belief that God would fulfill His word to him concerning the promised seed was so strong, that he believed that if he did slay his son as he was commanded, then God would resurrect him. Therefore, God says he received him as risen in a figure (parable).

How interesting. Abraham all but slew his son (yet in actuality he did not). And then he received him risen to life again in a figure/parable.

This leads us to understand the following things:

1. Isaac birth out of a dead womb to become his father's only son ties in with Christ's death and resurrection at the foundation of the world in which He was declared to be the Son of God.

2. Later on, Isaac is slain (in a figure) and resurrected (in a figure). Both his slaying and resurrection were not actual. They were done in a tableau. This ties in with Christ's death and resurrection in 33 AD in which He was demonstrating His earlier death/resurrection at the foundation of the world.

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