JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT (PART 3)

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“And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself”

(Luk 24:27).

 

 

In Luke 24, Jesus did a teaching about himself from the law i.e the books written by Moses, and from the teachings of the prophets. Here, his focus was on two major things; The sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow.

 

Peter spells this out most beautifully in 1 Peter 1. “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory”(1 Pet 1:7,8). At first he focuses on the glory that the man in Christ will experience at Christ coming. We will ressurect, just as he resurrected.

 

Peter points out that Jesus was God’s plan from the beginning. According to 1Pe 1:10:  “Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.”

 

Please read the text again. The prophets prophesied of Grace? That must have been what David meant when he said in Psalm 32:2: “How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

 

Ephesians 2:7 talks about this glory. It says that “God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.”

 

Halleluyah! In the Old Testament, there was no room for the High Priest to sit. His work was never done, attempting to cover the sins of man with the blood of rams and bulls. But your High Priest is seated! And you’re seated with him

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