The Family Altar
36 All right. When little Isaac come along, God fulfilled His promise to Abraham. Then he got to be about sixteen or eighteen years old, lovely, little boy; and here was Abraham and Sarah enjoying the blessings. Then God said—give Abraham some testing. Do you believe that children of God have testings and trials? “Every son that cometh to God must first be tried, chastened.”
Chastised, did you ever have any of it, child-training, bringing you up, giving you a little protoplasma stimulation once in a while by the Gospel, making you, correction…? My daddy was awful good at that. Yes, sir. He believed in the golden rule. It laid up over the door, had all the ten commandments out on it, a hickory stick about that long, brush on the end of it. I tell you, that made discipline in the Branham home. But we love him. What would we have been if he hadn’t have did it? That’s the way God is; He brings discipline to His children, trying them, whipping them when they’re wrong. I’m happy that my heavenly Father gives whippings to those who are wrong, and corrects me when I’m wrong, gives me whippings, makes me straighten up, walk like you should walk.
37 So He told Abraham…He’s going to try him, or gave him trials. And every Christian—every Christian has to be tried. Peter said, “Think it not strange, beloved, when fiery trials come upon you, for it’s only done to prove your faith, that’s more precious to you than—than gold.”
Look when you sick sometime…How is it the righteous suffer? Wish we had a night to preach on it, that how God does it for His own glory, turns right back around and heals that, and starts a testimony. Amen. God’s wonderful.
Now. Abraham, God called him, and said, “Abraham, now I’ve made you a father of many nations. You got a boy here; you waited twenty-five years for him, and now he’s growed up into a young man. And now, I want you to take him out and kill him, put him upon the altar of sacrifice, and sacrifice him.”
Making what? Making double sure, making twice the strength of the oath, making twice the strength of Abraham’s faith. Did Abraham question God? No, sir. God had already said He’d be a father of made—many nations, and he believed God. And he took the little fellow…
55-1118 - The Faith Of Abraham
Rev. William Marrion Branham