Skip to comments.Christís Shadow in the Old Testament
Posted on 06/09/2010 7:52:05 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Let it be a rule with us, in the reading of our Bibles, to study the types and ordinances of the Mosaic law with prayerful attention. They are all full of Christ. The altar--the scape-goat--the daily burnt-offering--the day of atonement, are all so many sign-posts pointing to the great sacrifice offered by our Lord on Calvary. Those who neglect to study the Jewish ordinances, as dark, dull, and uninteresting parts of the Bible, only show their own ignorance, and miss great advantages. Those who examine them with Christ as the key to their meaning, will find them full of Gospel light and comfortable truth.
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the substance, however, is of Christ. ~ Colossians 2:16-17
The law is only a shadow of the good things that are comingnot the realities themselves. ~ Hebrews 10:1
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. ~ Hebrews 8:6
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Yes, he did, Deut 13.
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
17"Do not think that I came to abolish the (V)Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18"For truly I say to you, (W)until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Deuteronomy 4:40 Thou shalt keep therefore His statutes, and His commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong [thy] days upon the earth, which the LORD thy G-d giveth thee, for ever. (KJV)
Psalm 111:2 The works of the LORD [are] great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.  His work [is] honorable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.  He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD [is] gracious and full of compassion.  He hath given meat unto them that fear him: He will ever be mindful of His covenant.  He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that He may give them the heritage of the heathen.  The works of his hands [are] verity and judgment; all His commandments [are] sure.  They stand fast for ever and ever, [and are] done in truth and uprightness.  He sent redemption unto his people: He hath commanded His covenant for ever: holy and reverend [is] His name. (KJV)
Even Jesus said the Law is still valid...all has not been accomplished.
Jesus even told us that we do not have to be in darkness as Christians. If you understand Jewish things, the parables take on a whole new meaning and importance. Every chapter from Genesis to Revelation has a shadow of Jesus in it. The Feasts are a divine appointment with God and they are His days, not for us.
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