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Numbers 21:6-9 (NIV) 6 Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 7 The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8 The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it ...


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The flood is explicitly used typologically twice in the New Testament. Jesus, speaking of the final judgment (Matthew 24:37-41), says it will be like "the days of Noah". For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the ...


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As I understand it all Jewish brides are stolen, they are snatched away. All Jewish brides were said to be “stolen, caught up, or snatched up by surprise.” The bride was then led to the groom’s house by a wedding procession of women carrying lighted lamps, similar to the Parable of the Ten Virgins that we will explore in next month’s Personal ...


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IMHO, Christians find way too many "types of Christ" in the Old Testament. Sure, there are some similarities between the death of Absalom and the death of Christ. But they're pretty strained. Yes, both of their deaths involved a tree and a spear. Both were called "son of David". But there are huge differences. Like: Absalom was guilty; Jesus was innocent. ...


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Traditionally, many Christian theologians have likened the flood story to that of Christ's coming and sacrifice. Basically, all of Mankind was doomed by the flood, but God, the Redeemer, found a way to save. One was found righteous, Noah, so God commanded him to build the ark to save mankind. We are doomed to die because of sin. That is the flood. God, ...


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Joseph foreshadows the life of Jesus a few ways, and I'm sure that the list I'm about to give you isn't exhaustive by any stretch of the imagination, but I'll try to give a brief parallel summaries of both stories, which may help to highlight the similarities between both situations. Joseph Joseph says things that seem to claim he has a certain elevated ...


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The snake being lifted up in the wilderness is a symbol of Christ 'becoming sin' and being 'lifted up' on the cross. Those who looked upon it lived even if they had the poison of the serpent in them, and in like fashion, those that look upon Christ crucified are saved from the venom of death. To understand what 'looking' means in this case you must consider ...


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The snake that Moses raised up, symbolized the snakes that God sent into the Israelite camp as punishment for Israel's sin. Numbers 21:6 The Lord sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. So the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against the Lord and you; ...


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Absolom is not so much a type of Christ as he is a type of sin in that he represents the sin that Christ became for us while His Father turned His back on Him as He hung on the cross. Sin entered the world through subtlety, overthrew Gods rule and enslaved His people. In order to defeat this enemy God came up with a plan to destroy sin and it's literally ...


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From John 3:14 we know it was a foreshadowing of Christ, but I think the desire for absolute certainty concerning any foreshadowing image or shadow of Messiah party misunderstands the concept of a shadow. A shadow is by definition an obscure and fuzzy outline of a real object. This is why we will find invariably numerous perspectives on any given shadow. ...


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Looking at this in broader context, the Christological implications are fascinating. Absalom was David's son. Guess who else was the "Son of David?" Christ. After Absalom's death, Israel was restored to order. His death brought about peace for Israel, just like Christ's death brings peace (in heaven) to God's people. Absalom died on a tree. So did ...



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