I say most definitely! What do I base this on? Genesis 12;1-3, At vs1 the Lord says to Abram to leave the country and God will show Abram where to go. Vs2, "And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; Vs3, And I will bless those who bless you and the one who curses I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
Moving on to Genesis 17:1-2, "Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless. vs2, And I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly."
At Genesis 17:6-7, God says, (again) Vs6, And I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come forth from you. vs7, And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you."
At Genesis 17:17-18 God explains how this will be done by telling Abram that Sarah will bear a son. This is also reiterated at Genesis 18 where at vs1, "Now the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day."
When we get to Genesis 22 the Lord ask Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, the son of promise. Genesis 22:10, "And Abrahm stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son, Vs11, "But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, "Abraham, Abraham! And he said, "Here I am." Vs12, "And he said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me."
At verses 13-14 the Lord provides Abraham a ram to sacrifice. Vs15, "Then the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, vs16, "and said, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, vs17, indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies."
Vs18, "And in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice." Now, this presentation raises a lot of questions and one of them is, "How do I know that Jesus Christ was present when Abraham received the promise?
At Genesis 17:1-2 clearly states the Lord God Almighty appeared (physically) to Abraham. It can't be God the Father because the Father cannot be physically seen and Genesis 17:22 states, "And when He finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham." Also notice that at Genesis 18:1, Now the Lord appeared to him/Abraham again and an extensive dialogue ensues through the whole chapter of Genesis 18.
Then we come to Genesis 22. Why at vs11 and at vs15 is the angel of the Lord assigned to call out from heaven two times? At Exodus 20:22 God Himself calls from heaven to Moses. "Then the Lord said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven." And in the New Testament at Mark 1:11, "and a voice came out of the heavens; "Thou are My beloved Son, in Thee I am well-pleased,"
Getting back to Genesis 22:15-16 you have the angel of the Lord calling out of heaven saying, "By Myself I have sworn declares the Lord, because you have done this thing, and not withheld your son, you only son." Why does God have to use the angel of the Lord to say, "By Myself I have sworn declares the Lord?" And yes, I know about the argument that God uses angels and men at times to be His spokesperson.
That argument won't work in this presentation. The writer of Hebrews explains it this way at Hebrews 6:13-18. "For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, HE SWORE BY HIMSELF, vs14, saying, "I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply you." Vs15, And thus, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise. Vs16 "For when men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath give as confirmation is an end of every dispute."
Vs17, "In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath." What all this means is the fact that the angel of the Lord is not an actual because angels cannot swear oaths on behalf of God Himself. The only logical answer as to the identity of the angel of the Lord who qualifies is the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ.
This is based on the fact that God the Father has no separate manifestation from the Son. The Son is the only manifestation and revelation of the Father. What is known of the Father is revealed through the Son. To see the Son is to see the essence of the Father, (John 1:1;18, 10:30; 12;45 Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3.)