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The old explains the new

Updated on October 25, 2012
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You can not live with the new until you experience the old.

Some people believe that the Old Testament is irreverent but that is wrong.

To fully understand the New Testament and Gods purpose for you, you first have to understand the Old Testament.

Noah represented the coming of the Kingdom of heaven and the rapture in the taking us out before the seventh seal. It represents when we are brought out of this world into a new creation. The difference is that Heaven will be a permanent place where wickedness will be forbidden while God still gave Noah and his kin the choice.

And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. Genesis 7:7

Sodom and Gomorrah represents the judgment of God upon the wicked.

Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. Genesis 19:24

The difference is that in Hell people will suffer for eternity while the people in those places were destroyed.

Abraham represented the covenant between God and man as well as showing us that in choosing God above all else we will receive our reward.

Do not be afraid, Abram.I am your shield, your very great reward. Genesis 15:1

The Ten Commandments show us how to live a pure Holy life. It is not possible. That is why we need Gods grace through a Savior.

Joshua represents faith, action and waiting. When the priests were told to step into the Jordon River it was during the flood season. The Jordan was a raging torrent. Stepping in was an act of faith.

Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. Joshua 3:15

Our Christian life begins with accepting Jesus as our Savior.

Being told to stand in the middle while the rest of the people walked through is teaching us that through our faith and works we can help people cross from the world into Christs Promised Land.

The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground. Joshua 3:17

When the Israelites kept on crying for a king, that represented all our desires for king.

Now appoint a king to lead us. 1 Samuel 8:5

Why settle for a flawed earthly king who more often than not is self serving when we have the opportunity to have a divine king in Jesus who cares about us?

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

Who would you rather have as your king?

Esther is a book showing how we are all born for a specific purpose.

And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

Do not believe that once you accepted Jesus you can just sit on your but waiting for Him to take you to Heaven. We all have our purpose in Gods Kingdom.

The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches us the futility of worldly pleasures.

Many places throughout the Bible we see the nation of Israel putting their faith in alliance with other countries instead of God. This brought about their doom and destruction. Do not depend upon anyone or anything other than God.

So you see, we need to read and pray The Holy Spirit opens our eyes, minds and hearts that lay within the treasure trove in The Old Testament to understand the deep meaning in the new.

Every Christian who does not study, really study, the Bible every day is a fool. R.A. Torrey

Prayer: Please Jehovah El Olam (The everlasting God) open my eyes more and more to the deep riches You have blessed us with in the Old Testament to not only understand the profound meaning in the New Testament but also to incorporate those lessons into our lives. I ask this in the name of the greatest Rabbi, Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      5 years ago

      Good morning Michele.

      Thank you for your wonderful praise. I am very happy to be a mentor to you to guide you to a closer relationship with Jesus.

      Good morning Beverly.

      That is so true. It is one of our most precious treasures.

      May the love of Jesus envelope you today.

    • beverlyfaye profile image

      beverlyfaye 

      5 years ago

      God's Word, His complete Word is given to us.

      “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

      Thanks for this hub.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 

      5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      teacherjoe thank you for writing this hub. You are a very good teacher, and helped me to learn some more. ( Again :)

      Voted up!

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