Foreshadows About Jesus
Foreshadows of Jesus Are Throughout the Old Testament
Most evangelical Christians are familiar with stories about Jesus found in the New Testament. But have you wondered if there is more that can be learned about Him before that day when we see Him face to face? There is! And it's found in the Old Testament. There's an old saying: "The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed. And the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed."
The tale of Adam and Eve is so much more than mankind's fall from grace. Eve bit into sin's deception and swallowed rebellion against God –knowing that the result was expulsion from the garden. Eve represents you and I –the church –the bride. Adam had a choice to make. He could either stay in the garden and let the love of His life go into the wilderness alone. Or he could take on her sin and die for her. The punishment for him was death and toil; for her it was trouble with new birth.
The Old Testament is full of pictures –foreshadows– about Jesus. Jonah provides insight into our salvation and also what Jesus thought about during and after the punishment He paid for our sins. The seven days of Creation describes Jesus' purpose for joining us on this earth. In fact the first three days foretell of his birth, death and resurrection. The stories of Ruth and Deborah detail the working of the Trinity for our salvation. Sampson explains Jesus' relationships with three categories of mankind: "The world", Israel, and the Church.
Your Identity In Christ
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15 - NIV)