Covenant 1st Born Trade
If we are Covenant aware at all; we tend to focus on the trading of the actual 1st Born – Isaac & Yahshua – but we tend to overlook how they got here to be that 1st Born – Sarah & Mary. Sarah was barren till she was 90+yrs. Old; Mary had never ‘known’ a man – Both were Miraculous conceptions let alone birth.
There are plenty of detractors Jewish & Non-Jewish, Atheists & Anti-Missionaries, Un-Believers & Turn Coats (use to be Believers) that want to throw a disparaging light on the Birth of Yahshua. They lay the charge of ‘Adultery’ or ‘Fornication’ at YHWH no less for using Mary as His vessel to conceive & give birth to His 1st Born & Only Son Yahshua.
They forget (assuming that they ever knew) about the Covenant of Gen.15
Gen.22:2 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.
YHWH did not just pull this from the air – He had the Gen.15 Covenant Legal right to do so. “hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:” “because thou hast obeyed my voice” has to do 1st with Gen.12 and with the trade of personal items required by the Gen.15 Promise Guarantee Covenant; which involved a ‘Death Position’ making this; what is popularly taught ‘Un-Conditional’ Covenant; ‘Conditional’!!! – the trade included the Melkizedeq Mantel (From the Melek/King YHWH), Name, Scars, Family AND Firstborn, etc. – Which extends further Covenant implications concerning Mary/Miriam surrounding the birth of Yahshua in answer to both the Prophesy of Gen.12 & the Gen.15 Covenant.
Gen.15 is the origination point of these exchanges; entering into this Covenant gave the Covenant ‘legal’ right (to both) that demanded the Covenant obligation (from both).
Different presenters assert the ‘Covenant of the Pieces’ which tells how the Gen.15 Promise Guarantee Covenant required the exchange/trade of personal items; as significant as the **Name** exchange is there are factors that are of even more significance namely the bestowing of the Melkizedeq Mantel, the exchange of Scars – Circumcision is gonna leave a mark so will Crucifixion – and the supreme exchange of the Firstborn – Abr’ah’am was to offer Isaac (which he did; Gen.22); YHWH did offer Yahshua by that same Scar leaving Crucifixion (which he did; Lk.22).
The point is – Yahweh had the Covenant ‘legal’ right (from Gen.15) for 1/a Miraculous conception & birth from a daughter descendant of Abr’ah’am whose name in this case was Mary/Miriam.