Wow God is amazing i never knew how Jesus is…
Wow God is amazing i never knew how Jesus is hidden in all of the old Testament ! Let me know what you think of what God revealed to me ? First time in the garden I saw what was real You will crush his head as he bruised your heal . The first thing I noticed here was the location of the scripture. Gen 3:14 -15 God addresses the serpent and the reference to him bruising Jesus heal as Jesus crushes his head .Thereby defeating death on the cross ,giving meaning to the verse in the old testament of the brazen serpent being raised so that whosoever looked upon it would be saved . Funny thing is as Pastor Vince had shared that the old Testament had really no explanation as to why they were saved . John 3:14-15 Explains exactly why ! Jhn 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness , so must the Son of man be lifted up 15 so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life ! The snake Moses lifted in the wilderness cured people by them looking at it and believing it would heal them . Look to Jesus believe that He died for your sins “represented by snake lifted on pole separated from God .Notice the snake was lifted up in the wilderness , now snake represents sin and wilderness represents apart or removed from God .Numbers 18 Tells us that Aaron and his sons would Bear the Iniquity of their tabernacle and priesthood . Because he was the high priest ! God is just and fair He would not make a law and then not abide by it ! We are Gods priesthood so according to His law He has to die for our iniquity ! Hence Jesus God made manifested in the flesh bore the iniquity in us on the cross ! My God My God why has thou forsaken me ? Said Jesus on the cross . When Adam sinned he took fig leaves to cover his nakedness or sin . God provided animal skins showing Adam that the penalty for sin had to be the shedding of blood . The law was provided to show man that we are not capable of keeping Gods commandments and that a savior is needed . Our works will never be good enough it is only through a spotless sacrifice that can restore our fallen sinful state. That is why Jesus the Lamb of God would be the final sacrifice . His last words on the cross were it is finished ! Through belief in Jesus we are made clean in front of a Holy God . Now the rest of this study will show more examples of Jesus in the old testament .
Abel was a keeper of sheep a good shepherd if you will. Jesus was called the good shepherd. Cain was a tiller of the ground that God had just cursed .Cain’s offering was not acceptable to God . Some say it was because it wasn’t his first fruit .Could it be because it came from the cursed ground ? It was works based and not a blood offering .Was this supposed to be a sin offering ?Cain being first born and Abel being a shepherd speaks to my heart that Cain’s works based offering was a representation of the law “not good enough “! Abel’s was acceptable because it was blood offering representing Christ, the Good Shepherd ,came after the Law ,the Lamb of God holy and acceptable before the LORD ! Now Cain killed the keeper of Sheep and was cast out of paradise . Hmm the Law or Pharisees killed Jesus and was dispersed around the world !
There is a recurring theme that the older son would serve the younger . This went against the tradition of oldest received the double portion inheritance. The law came first yet was only there to show us we are not good enough to get to heaven .Old covenant was first ,then new covenant Jesus, came second and His gift makes the only way to the Father . Jer 31:31 Behold the days are coming says the LORD , when I will make a new covenant, with the house of Israel and the House of Judah. Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day *that* I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. But this *is* the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
So this recurring theme Cain born first but Abel’s offering of sacrifice was acceptable . Ishmael illegitimate son, Isaac referred to by God as Abrahams one and only son just as Jesus was Gods one and only begotten Son . Through the second born blood line would come salvation. Esau was first born but traded away his birthright for material things .Hmm The Pharisee traded their birth right for money and power . They had made the house of the LORD a den of thieves . Jacob was the second born . He was to be renamed Israel . He was concerned with the things of the spirit where Esau was a carnal man . Jacob rolled a stone off of a well to water the sheep .Jesus rolled the stone covering the tomb and then appeared to the apostles and watered His sheep with proof of being God in the flesh ,and conquering death . Jacob fell in love with Rachel she was a shepherdess and the younger sister . Her father tricked Jacob after working 7 years by sending Leah into his tent after he was drunk . See the devil is in the details . Had he been living a pure life he would not have been deceived . Leah was the oldest but Jacob loved Rachel . Now He had children with Leah first because Rachels womb was closed .
Now this recurring theme continues in that Joseph was second to the youngest of Jacobs 12 sons . He had a dream that he would be king and all of them would bow down to him .They were jealous of him just like the Pharisee were of Jesus . They plotted to kill him . Judah another name for Judas sold him for the price of a slave just like Judas did to Jesus . Joseph was taken to Egypt falsely accused like Jesus thrown into prison . Then Joseph becomes elevated to the right hand of the Pharaoh of Egypt because God gave him an interpretation of a dream .Jesus sits at the right hand of God . Joseph stores up food before the famine and saves his family. Though they don’t recognize its their brother who they wanted to kill . Joseph shows the grace of God in forgiving his brothers and feeds them so they don’t die . Joseph was dead to his father and found to be alive later . For shadowing of Jesus death and resurrection . When Jacob was in prison he was with 2 poisoners like Jesus was on the cross . One was a cup bearer and the other a baker . Really one delivers wine the other delivers Bread !In three days the cupbearer was saved and the baker would be impaled on a pole . One criminal repented on the cross and was saved, the other didn’t repent and wasn’t saved . Joseph took a Gentile bride just as Jesus took the gentile bride in the church . The betrayal of Joseph by his brother Judah another name for Judas lead to many people being saved . Just like the betrayal of Jesus by the Judas leads to many people being saved through Jesus .Joseph and his brothers reunite in the end foreshadowing Jesus and the church. Joseph forgave his brothers and didn’t tell their father what they had done to him . Joseph Blotted out their sins forever just as Jesus remembers our sins no more . God called out to Jacob in a vision and told him to go to Egypt and that he would die there but God would bring them out of Egypt back home and make them a great nation . See God allowed for Joseph who was loyal to God to be thrown into a pit ,sold into slavery , falsely accused of rape , thrown in prison so that he could interpret the 2 guys dreams. He becomes second in command and saves Gentiles and Israel from famine . 1 suffers for the greater good . As they neared Goshen “land of plenty” Joseph went to meet them . Is this foreshadowing of the rapture ? My brothers and my father’s entire family have come to me from the land of Canaan. Canaan “place of humble” That’s so deep .
Now when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took hold of his father’s hand to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. And Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this *one is* the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.” But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.” Again the second becomes greater just like the new covenant is greater than the law .
Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. God told Noah to build the ark . The ark of the covenant housed the law . Noah’s ark housed Grace of God made from Gopher wood an unknown wood . A carpenter Built a vessel ,to save people from sure death, through the grace of God, by believing that God was going to judge the world . Trust in God would save them . Now the Carpenter was told by God to make only one door to receive this gift of Grace . This door was in the side of the Ark .Jesus was pierced in the side ! There was only one door on the tomb made of stone ! The stone that the builders rejected ,has become the chief cornerstone a rock of offense . The only way to heaven . After the flood Noah released a dove and the dove came back with a olive leaf proving the water receded the world was born again , death burial resurrection . After Jesus was baptized illustration of death burial and resurrection the dove descended to Jesus.
Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; He *was* the priest of God Most High. This I find awesome Melchizedek is the king of Salem ” peace” and He brings out bread and wine for communion with Abram .
Now Sarah didn’t believe God and convinced Abraham to take Hagar and have a child because she thought she was to old . Because Zachariah dint believe the angel he was made mute until the birth of John the Baptist he didn’t believe because Elisabeth was too old just like Sarah was too old and didn’t believe . Hagar had Ismael first born of Abraham but not to be the one God would choose because He was illegitimate son . In fact God referenced Isaac as His one and only begotten son .Yet because Abraham was favored in Gods eyes He blessed Ismael to become a great nation as well . But the Blood line of the Redeemer would be through the second . First was mans lack of faith or law ,the second was Gods promise come to fruition in Isaac . Now here is where it get real interesting . Isaac the one and only begotten Son . Just as Jesus was the one and only begotten Son !on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place afar off . Isaac carried his own wood up the same mountain as Jesus carried His wooden cross . God provided a substitutional sacrifice as Jesus is our substitutional sacrifice . The ram was caught in the bush by its head with thorns ,Jesus wore the crown of thorns . Abraham named the mountain Lord will provide .
Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. Notice this is the KJV it says God will provide himself, not for himself as stated in other versions of bible .
Rachels womb was closed because Jacob didn’t love Leah . Rachel gave Jacob her maid and they had a son named Dan . So in Gods eyes she was not his wife and their son was Dan . The Danites have had all kinds of problems with God .
Dinah daughter of Jacob was out in a field and was defiled by Shechem. Shechem went to his father and asked for her to be his wife . So his dad Hamor went to Jacob to talk to him about this . Jacob was upset because they were not circumcised . Not children of God ! So Jacob told them if everyone of their people would be circumcised then they would dwell with them. In other words they had to become children of God . Hmm total sin of Hamor leads to circumcision and then acceptance and forgiveness . Here we have a clear representation of repent circumcision of flesh get accepted into family. When we become Christians we have a circumcision of the heart, and are accepted into the family .
Since everything is spiritual and the devil works through man .the devil placed fear in the new pharaoh’s heart. Fear that the Israelites would attack them .So He orders the male children killed .When the midwives disobeyed him he ordered male children thrown into the river Nile .Just like King Harrod had tried to wipeout the coming Messiah by killing all the children . Now Moses was placed in an Ark covered in pitch was taken from the water to live in a palace .God had a plan and Moses was not to die for it to work . Moses was saved by the Pharaoh’s daughter . So he was living in paradise but he killed a Egyptian and broke the law ! He was cast out of paradise or the kingdom into the wilderness. Jesus was forsaken from God the Father on the cross would die and return to save the people . God forgave Moses him and told him to return to Egypt to save His people . Moses performed all kinds of different miracles like Jesus did When Pharaoh would not listen to the first 9 God then hardened his heart . One of the miracles Moses and Arron did in front of Pharaoh was change water into blood . Making it dead ,stinking and undrinkable . Jesus first miracle was changing water into wine . Wine is a representation of the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross and washes away our sins . So showing again how the law, Moses and Arron = law and death , Jesus = Grace and life The new covenant spoken about in Jeremiah 31:31 !
So to me the Old Testament is more than just the law that shows us we are not good enough to get to heaven it also shows us Jesus who is to come . It not only shows Him but it shows every aspect of Jesus . Who He is where He is born how its from a virgin . How He will not be accepted . How he is pierced in the side for our transgressions how he will come from Abraham seed . The list goes on and on . Over 300 prophies on top of all of the direct typology . There is typology in every book as well . It is just mind blowing . Never in a million years did I ever see myself studying the Bible harder than the radar tech manuals form the most advanced radar in the world . Funny thing is they are not as complex or as simple . The Bible is as deep as you want to go or as simple as you want to see it . Wow I love You Lord my heart breaks for the lost Jesus please open their eyes . Why did You pick me I didn’t deserve Your forgiveness ? Why not them ? Please Lord open their eyes . People please seek the truth with all of your heart God will show you the truth .