The Shadows & Reality.

Jesus is the reality in time, which casts a shadow back on the centuries God worked with the Jews. One way we can see the identity of Jesus is in the design of the Tabernacle/Temple. Hebrews 8:1-5.

Temple Gate, Ex. 27:16 shadows Jesus as the Gate, Jn. 10:9.

Bronze Altar, Ex. 27:1-8 shadows the Lamb of God in Jesus, Jn. 1:29.

Bronze Laver, Ex. 29:4 & 30:17-21 shadows the cleansing Jesus provides  in baptism, Hebrews 10:22 & 1st Peter 3:21.

Golden Lampstand, Ex. 25:31-40 shadows the Light of the world in Jesus, Jn. 8:12, 9:5 and reflection of him, Mt. 5:14-16.

Bread of The Presence, Ex. 25:30 shadows the body of Jesus he gave in paying our price for sin, Jn. 6:35, 51, Lk. 22:19.

Altar of Incense, Ex. 30:1-10, shadows the mediation of Jesus in our prayers, Revelation 5:8, Mt. 6:5-15, Rom. 8:26.

The Veil, Ex. 26:31-33, shadows the work of Jesus making access to the presence of God for everyone in His body. Mt. 27:51 & Heb. 10:19-20.

The Mercy Seat on the Ark of the Covenant, Ex. 25:10-22, shadows the presence of God while Jesus sacrificed Himself by blood.

Inside the Ark were tablets of stone (10 commandments), The law shadowed the reality of God’s Spirit writing the perfect law of liberty on disciples’ hearts. Jeremiah 31:31-33, Hebrews 7:18-19, 9:15, James 1:25.

Old Law                                                            New Law
1. God designed it, (Dt. 5:2)                          1. God designed it, (Jer. 31:31)
2. Very little Mercy, (Heb 10:28)                      2. Abundant Mercy, (Heb 8:12)
3. Condemnation, (2Cor. 3:9)                         3. Righteousness, (2Cor. 5:21),  
4. Death, (2Cor. 3:7, Rom. 8:2)                      4. Life, (Rom 8:2)
5. Ineffective sacrifice, (Heb. 10:4,11)              5. Effective sacrifice, (Mat 26:28)
6. Stirred Sinful Desires, (Rom 7:5-8)              6. Strength over sin, (Gal 5:16)
7. Weakness through the flesh, (Rom. 8:3)      7. Life through the Spirit, (Eph. 3:16)
8. Wrath, (Rom 4:15)                                     8. Reconciled Friendship, (Col. 1:22)
9. Imperfection, (Heb 8:7)                               9. Perfect Law of Liberty, (Jas 1:25)
10. Law Cannot Justify, (Rom 3:20)                 10. Faith Justifies, (Rom 5:1)
11. Cannot make Heirs, (Rom 4:14)                 11. Makes Heirs, (Rom 8:17, Gal. 4:7).
12. Temporarily covers sin, (Heb 10:4)             12. Forgives Sin, (Heb. 9:15)
13. Mediator is Moses, (Dt. 5:5)                      13. Mediator is Jesus (Heb. 12:22-24)
14. Started during Exodus, 1Kg. 8:9               14. When Jesus died, (Heb. 9:16-17)
15. Dedicated by blood of animals, Ex. 24:6     15. By blood of Jesus (Mt. 26:27-28)
16. Made only for Israel, (1Kg. 8:9)                 16. Made for all humanity, (Mrk 16:15)

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