Jesus in the Old Testament (a study of sorts) Aug 9, 2020 17:26:04 GMT -6 uscgvet, mike, and 1 more like this
Post by Natalie on Aug 9, 2020 17:26:04 GMT -6
Back several months ago, I did a study on Jesus in the Old Testament going through teachings done by Mike Winger. His videos are around 45 min to an hour and worth watching, but I thought that sharing a more concise study might be beneficial. I love this stuff! God has woven so much truth about Himself throughout Scripture.
Here is the series if you would like to give it a listen. www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHsHyvMtfgOgSPU6zEnCvxUO
I am not planning on going video by video, but I thought I'd bring up some of the types - specifically some of those that were new to me.
Sometimes Jesus is clear in the OT. Appearances of the Angel of the LORD for example. Sometimes He is shown by a type. The point was made that typology like this should bring in no new theology. We start with what is revealed in the New Testament and then can look for it in the Old. For example, Jesus uses Jonah to point to something about Himself. We are told that Adam "was a type of the One who was to come." (Rom 5:14) Hebrews is a great book that shows types of Jesus. BUT the type is always less than perfect because Jesus is the perfect. He is a better High Priest, a better covenant, a better Sacrifice, greater than Moses, etc. Sometimes we must ask "How are they alike?" and sometimes it is "How are they different?" (Adam brought condemnation; Jesus brings salvation)
Jesus says, "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about Me." (John 5:39) and also Luke 24:27 "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself."
I finally understood Rev 19:10 "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Jesus in the Old Testament was the Author's intent. All the types were prophecy testifying to the coming of Jesus.