Typology - Christ in All the Scriptures
This module is truly a blessing if you have never read it.
I have been blown alway thinking about all the types in the Old Testament and the remarkable evidence they are for the divine origin of the Bible.
When Israel was complaining in the wilderness in Numbers 21 God sent fiery serpents among the Israelites in Numbers 21 and many were dying. Moses prayed for them an God offered a strange solution. He told Moses to make a bronze serpent and put it on a pole and whoever looked at it would be healed. This makes no sense until Jesus explains this to Nicodemus in John chapter 3.
The most obvious one is God asking Abraham to offer up is only (from God's perspective) son as a burnt offering as a type of God the Father offering up His only Son.
In the book of Ruth Jesus is pictured as our Kinsman redeemer.
Jesus is our Passover.
The rock that followed them in the wilderness was Christ. The first time Moses struck the rock as commanded. The 2nd time God as Moses to speak to the rock but he struck the rock again and God was angry with him. Possibly because he ruined the type?
God asked them to do so many things that seemed so strange apart from the knowledge we now have in light of the 1st advent.
There are too many types to mention in this short blog but I am at a loss for words to express what an incredible evidence these stories are for the divine origin of the Bible and of God's plan of redemption.
Does anyone recall any quotes that express this better than I can?