1. JEHOVAH-JIREH: “Jehovah’s provision shall be seen.”

And Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together… And Abraham called the name of that place The Lord will provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the Lord it will be provided” Gen. 22:8,14.

MEANING: It shall be seen, it shall be provided; a sense of foreseeing, seer, prophet.

JEHOVAH-JIREH is a kind of seeing that is different from Elohim, all-knowing. This kind of seeing means foreseeing his prevision. Prevision is the noun form of “seeing beforehand.” Thus to God, prevision is followed with provision, FOR HE WILL CERTAINLY PROVIDE FOR THAT NEED WHICH HIS FORE-SEEING SHOWS TO EXIST. With Him, prevision and provision are one and the same thing.

The name JEHOVAH-JIREH arose out of the instance of Jehovah’sprovision of a substitute for Isaac, whom He had commanded Abraham to sacrifice upon the altar. The name stands for Jehovah’s excellent provision for man’s redemption in the sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, who was offered upon the very spot where Abraham had predicted: “in the mount of the Lord it will be provided.”

JEHOVAH-JIREH is to us the One who provides the sacrificial Lamb of God for our redemption.

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