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imagesCAFNEVOOLike Moses brought the children of Yisrael through the baptism of the Red Sea to hear the very words of God spoken from Mt. Sinai.

John brought the children of Yisrael through the baptism of the Jordan River to hear the very words of God spoken from Yeshua at Mt. Zion.

And just like Moses who prepared the way for the promised land, but did not enter.  So too, John prepared the way for the new covenant, but did not enter along with the rest.  Both brought God’s children to the Jordan to enter into the promise.  And both did not enter the kingdom like the rest, but died at its gates as the Lord was establishing it.  The rest received and established the kingdom, then died.

Just like Moses consecrated the children of Yisrael at the foot of Mt. Sinai before the giving of the Torah.

Yeshua consecrated the disciples at the foot of Mt. Zion before the giving of  God’s Words (John 13-14)

John 14:10 The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.

After God gave the Torah to Moses, Moses broke them and had to go back up the mountain another 40 days before it was brought back to the people.

After God gave the Torah through Yeshua, He broke Him, and the children of Yisrael had to wait 50 days till the Spirit came back down and indwelt the people.

There are many many more than this.  These are just a start.

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2 comments on “Parallels

  1. Charles
    April 15, 2013

    I hear people say, “I wish there were more books in the bible about Jesus”. They say this and have never spend any real time in the old testament. It is filled with images of Yeshua (Jesus). In Luke 24 after the resurrection the Lord meets up with a couple men walking along the road; [27] And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
    Paul after encountering Yeshua went into a time of study lasting years, pouring over the old testament to see that it WAS Yeshua right there in the scriptures all along.

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  2. Shimshon
    April 16, 2013

    Good example, Charles. Messiah is always the focus. When we take our eyes off the prize we lose the race. Like Paul, we should be able to explain and reveal Messiah within the Torah. This serves both Jews and Gentiles, who are unveiled to their Messiah within the very scriptures they claim to believe.

    Our whole ministry should be like this. Revealing to the world the Messiah by every Word that came out of the mouth of God.

    The Tanach is like a road, or pathway, and posted all along the path are pointers, or signs. Every one leads to the heart of God, Yeshua.

    It’s like the earth and it’s magnetosphere. The magnetic field is the Spirit that flows in only ‘one’ direction through the Torah, from positive to negative. And as it flows over the living stones of our lives, it causes the spiritual markers that make us up to align in the same direction. It polarizes us like a magnet.

    It’s like a river, that when followed upstream to it’s origin leads you to the mountain top.

    Too many have traveled down the road that was paved with good intentions only to wind up in a dead end cult.

    This happens when the enemy causes you to focus on yourself rather than others. Namely, Messiah Yeshua. But, as He also taught, all those who suffer. When we start focusing on ourselves we loose sight of the prize, and fall every time.

    Dead to self, alive to God, through Yeshua. In this way, all things point to Messiah. In all things Messiah is everything. That is my favorite transliteration of that verse.

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