Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you (Genesis 22:4-5)
In our theme scripture, Abraham had to leave the servants behind to go worship. There is a place in God that gives you access to deeper graces in the spirit. However, this place does not relate with a man who is merely a servant but, he who like Abraham, is a friend of God and carries a seed, who was Isaac in this instance. However, by the testimony of Luke 8:11, the seed is the word.
The way God deals with servants is different from the way He deals with a man of faith and his seed. This is not intended to disqualify service in the kingdom but when Paul defines a higher dimension in service, he says, ‘I am a bond servant.’ A bond servant in Jewish tradition was he who having served for the required years of his servitude chose to continue as a servant in his master’s household instead of going free. It means that we are sons by nature but we serve by choice.
There are men who commune with God as servants by nature. This understanding limits them in the places of communion because at the place of the altar, they cannot understand the language of faith that ‘God will provide himself a lamb’.
FURTHER STUDY: Genesis 22:8, Romans 1:1