And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Great Controversy Theme in the 6 Patriarchs

The 6 main Patriarchs of Genesis:

OLD TESTAMENT:
{themes repeated throughout the history of the Old Testament & Israel's history}
ADAM: Representative of the Creation.

NOAH: Representative of those living among the rebellious against God. But he would be preserved through the wrath of God.

ABRAHAM: Representative God's people called out from the world.
NEW TESTAMENT:
{themes from the Gospels to the Revelation}
ISAAC: Representative of the sacrifice of Christ (as when Abraham was told to offer up Isaac on Mt. Moriah)

JACOB: Representative of God's new Church. He was the younger twin brother. Yet he received the birthright instead of the older. (as when the older Jewish church was replaced by the younger Christian church). There were now 2 "Israel's"- Literal & Spiritual.

JOSPEH: Representative of Christ's work on behalf of his people. Like Christ, Joseph  went on before his brothers arrived. And like Joseph tested his brothers before permitting them to migrate to the country, Christ's people undergo the Judgment. They would be settled in their "Goshen". And like the story of Joseph, which culminated with Joseph running to meet his people, there too is the prodigal son ending and a big family reunion in the end.

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1 Corinthians 10:11