Sunday, September 20, 2015

Christ’s Sacrifice, 2of3

~ Christ’s Sacrifice On Our Behalf—As Seen In The Old Testament ~

Throughout the Old Testament we see a foreshadowing of the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ—The Messiah—in many different ways.  Here are just a small sampling of some of the most obvious examples:

Adam & Eve  ~  Animals were slain to cover Adam and Eve.

Abraham & Isaac  ~  A lamb in the brush was a substitute for Isaac. 

Joseph & His Brothers  ~  We find his own brethren sacrificed Joseph.  God used it so he could save his family and nation.

Israelis & The Passover  ~  The marking door posts with the blood of a slain lamb allowed the saving of the firstborn sons. 

Israelis & Sin Offerings  ~  The blood shed by animals was a substitute atonement for their sin. 

The High Priest & The Holy of Holies  ~  Once a year the high priest entered the Holy of Holies to offer a substitute offering of atonement for their sins. 

The Prophets & Their Prophecies  ~  “Surely He [Jesus Christ—The Messiah] has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:4-6). 

The Bottom Line  ~  The Son of God became the Son of Man so that the sons of men could become sons of God.

the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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