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David’s Bride and Christ’s Bride

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

David is a type of Christ. When we study David in the Old Testament, we can see Christ. However, when we study David, we can also see the opposite of Christ. Since David is a man, he can not be a perfect type of Christ. Since David is not Christ, there are some blemishes. These blemishes are there so the people know they must look for another who will be the messiah. One of David’s blemishes is how he acquired his bride.

And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child. And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David. And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of him how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered. And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king’s house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king. But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house. And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house? And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing. And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow. And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house. And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die. And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also. 2 Samuel 11:1-17

David took another man’s life to acquire his bride. Christ gave his own life to acquire his (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 5:25, Revelation 21:2).

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by Gordy

He wrought a great victory

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Everyone who has heard of Jesus Christ has probably heard of David and Goliath. David wrought a great victory when he faced Goliath. Here’s is the passage from the Bible:

And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren; And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge. Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle. For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army. And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren. And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spoke according to the same words: and David heard them. And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid. And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel. And David spoke to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him. And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle. And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause? And he turned from him toward another, and spoke after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner. And when the words were heard which David spoke, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him. And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee. And Saul armed David with his armor, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. And David girded his sword upon his armor, and he attempted to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him. And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine. And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bore the shield went before him. And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance. And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field. Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands. And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slung it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled. And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron. And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents. And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent. 1 Samuel 17:17-54

Some have used this passage to exhort Christians to muster up the courage to face the giants in their lives. However, I want you to notice a few things about this passage and the victory wrought by David:

  1. He was sent by his father to his brothers.

    And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren; 1 Samuel 17:17

  2. He was rejected by his brothers.

    And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle. 1 Samuel 17:28

  3. The people feared the enemy.

    And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid. 1 Samuel 17:24

  4. David defeated the enemy that the people of God could not.

    And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slung it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. 1 Samuel 17:49-50

  5. The victory was won in the valley of Elah.

    Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. 1 Samuel 17:19

    According to Hitchcock’s Bible Names, Elah means “an oak; a curse; perjury.”

  6. A skull was associated with the victory.

    And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent. 1 Samuel 17:54

    David cut off Goliath’s head, took it to Jerusalem and showed it to Saul as a sign of victory over the enemy.

David was sent by his father to his brothers, rejected by his brothers, defeated the enemy that the people feared, won the victory in the valley of Elah that the people of God could not win for themselves, and declared victory by showing the head (skull) of the enemy.

Now let us look at the Lord Jesus Christ:

  1. He was sent by his father to his own.

    As the living Father hath sent me… John 6:57a

    But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:24

  2. He was rejected by his own.

    He came unto his own, and his own received him not. John 1:11

  3. The people feared the enemy – that enemy is death.

    The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 1 Corinthians 15:26

    And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2:15

  4. Jesus defeated the enemy that the people of God could not.

    O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

  5. The victory was won in the valley of Elah.

    Wait a second you say? Jesus won the victory on the cross. That’s right. But remember what Elah means? An oak; a curse; perjury. Jesus died on a wooden cross (oak), he became a curse for us (Galatians 3:13), and there were those who bore false witness – committed perjury (Mark 14:57).

  6. He declared victory in Golgotha – the place of a skull.

    And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, Matthew 27:33

    When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. John 19:30

    In Genesis 3:15, the serpent is told that the coming Messiah would bruise his head. The fulfillment of this promise was pointed to by David cutting off the head of Goliath. Jesus won the victory for us (bruised Satan’s head) when he died in the place of a skull.

Jesus was sent by his father to his brothers, rejected by his brothers, defeated the enemy that the people feared, won the victory in the valley of Elah that the people of God could not win for themselves, and declared victory in the place of a skull – in Golgotha.

David’s defeat of Goliath is not written as an encouragement to us to face the giants in our lives. It is written as an encouragement to us to let us know that the giant we cannot defeat has already been defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ. What have we to fear when our King has already defeated the enemy? We are more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37). More than conquerors because the victory has already been won and we didn’t suffer any casualties or even any wounds. We didn’t even have to lift a finger – we did nothing. He did it all!

Jesus wrought a great victory!

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by Gordy

The price of a field

Friday, January 4th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

In the Old Testament, we read the account of Ahab and Naboth.

And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. And Ahab spoke unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee. And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread. But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread? And he said unto her, Because I spoke unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard. And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite. So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth. And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people: And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die. And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them. They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people. And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died. Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead. And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead. And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it. 1 Kings 21:1-16

Ahab desired Naboth’s field. However, Naboth was unwilling to be bought. He wanted to maintain the integrity of his family’s inheritance. In the end, though, Naboth’s field cost him his life. He paid for it with his blood being shed. His death came at the hands of false witnesses who claimed he blasphemed God.

In the New Testament, we see another field that cost a man his life.

Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me. Matthew 27:3-10

The potter’s field cost Jesus his life. He paid for it with his blood being shed. The reason Jesus died was to provide an inheritance incorruptible to those who are the children of his father. His death came at the hands of false witnesses who claimed he blasphemed God.

1 Kings 21 is yet another Old Testament scripture that is a shadow of the Messiah.

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by Gordy

His soon appearing

Thursday, February 9th, 2006 at 12:01 pm

Consider that the ark of the covenant is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ, that crossing the Jordan River and entering into the Promised Land is a picture of dying and entering into Heaven, and that Jesus died and ascended into Heaven about 2,000 years ago, this passage should excite you just a little:

Joshua 3:3-4 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it. 4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.

Do you see it?

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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Jesus our Refuge

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 at 8:56 am

Hebrews 6:17-18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Jesus is our refuge. To understand what it means to flee for refuge we must go back to the Old Testament. In Numbers 35, we see the cities of refuge established by God.

Numbers 35:26-28 But if the slayer shall at any time come without the border of the city of his refuge, whither he was fled; 27 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood: 28 Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his possession.

If a man killed another man, he could flee to the city of refuge and be safe from the avenger – from the penalty of death. As long as that man remained in the city of refuge, the avenger could not enter in to execute judgment. If the man was found outside the city of refuge, the avenger could bring judgment and death on the man and the avenger would be free from the blood of the man.

We all are guilty and the avenger is looking to slay us. If we do not flee to the city of refuge, we will be caught and we will perish. If we do not flee to the Lord Jesus Christ and we are not found in him having his righteousness, we will be caught by the avenger and we will perish.

Are you in Christ Jesus? Are you safe in the city of refuge?

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by Gordy

Scapegoat

Monday, January 23rd, 2006 at 8:34 am

Another popular saying found in the Bible:

Leviticus 16:10, 20-22 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness… 20 And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: 21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: 22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.

A scapegoat is someone whom we blame for our transgressions. This scapegoat carried the transgressions of Israel. The Lord Jesus Christ is the ultimate scapegoat; he bore all our sins so that we could have forgiveness.

by Gordy

Manna

Friday, January 20th, 2006 at 10:49 am

Exodus 16:15-18 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat. 16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents. 17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less. 18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Manna was a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some men required more and some required less; Jesus is enough to meet every man’s need. He is enough to sustain us on our journey through this wilderness until we come to the Promised Land.

Exodus 16:27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.

God commanded them to gather two day’s worth of manna on the sixth day. Those who did not and went out looking on the seventh day found none. There is coming a day when men shall seek the Lord but it will be too late. God is offering salvation today. Today is the day of salvation. Do not think that you will be able to seek him when you are ready to seek him. You may find that you are too late.

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by Gordy

Joseph and Jesus

Monday, January 9th, 2006 at 12:17 pm

Joseph is a type or picture of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Joseph and Jesus
Similarity Joseph Jesus
Sent by his father Genesis 37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Came unto his own Genesis 37:23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren… John 1:11 He came unto his own…
and his own received him not Genesis 37:24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit… John 1:11 …and his own received him not.
Conspired against to be killed Genesis 37:18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
Sold for silver Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. Matthew 26:15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Falsely accused Genesis 39:14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: Mark 14:56 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
Public ministry begins at age 30 Genesis 41:46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age…
People come to for bread Genesis 41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands. John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Came to him for life Genesis 42:10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
Gives life as a free gift Genesis 42:28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack… Romans 6:23 …the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Purchased the people Genesis 47:23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh… Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
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The Raven and Dove

Saturday, January 7th, 2006 at 12:06 am

Genesis 8:6-11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: 7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. 8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; 9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. 10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

The raven represents the law; the dove represents grace. Both went out at the same time but the dove returned because it could find no resting place. Until the law goes forth and does its work in convicting the sinner, the dove – God’s grace – will find no resting place. We must first break up the fallow ground using the law so that when we sow the seed of God’s grace, it will fall on good soil.

Seven days later, the dove was sent out again and brought back an olive leaf. Olive leaves and olive branches represent peace. The raven – the law – must first go out and when it is complete, the dove – God’s grace – can go out and bring back peace with God.

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by Gordy

The road to the Promised Land goes by way of Mt. Sinai and the law

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005 at 1:39 pm

On their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, the Israelites had to go by Mt. Sinai. This is a very good picture of salvation.

  • Egypt = the world, our lost condition
  • Mt. Sinai = God’s law, the Ten Commandments
  • The Promised Land = Heaven, salvation

Everyone starts out in the world as a lost person. To reach the promised land, to be saved, a person must first journey past God’s law, the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments show us that we are sinners and deserve Hell. The law is our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ (Galatians 3:24). If a person never realizes he or she is a sinner and condemned to Hell, he or she will never call on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. Without ever calling upon the name of the Lord, the person will never reach the promised land.

Have you ever looked into God’s law to see if you are a sinner condemned to Hell and in need of saviour? Today is the day of salvation. Don’t put it off.

by Gordy