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Gospel in Leviticus by Moses

Moses and his Third Book . . . What is the Gospel? . . . The many ways in which the Gospel is presented . . . Natural Symbols of Christ . . . The value of Types in conveying instruction

Nature and Revelation.
Moses was one of those miraculous men, of whom there have been only a few. History does NOT tell us of another anything like Moses . . . unless it be our Saviour Jesus, whom Moses resembled so much. Christ and Moses stand out in the records of the past, as two huge mountains, wide and high. They were, they ARE the Mountains of the ages where both Earth and Heaven touch; where humans connects with the holy. They were the Head the two great dispensations of God so far. ALL that the Heavenly Father has delivered to us as yet, is embraced in the Law (Moses) and the Gospel (Jesus) . . . the Law was "given by Moses," and the Gospel "came by Christ Jesus." About one-third of the Old Testament was written by this remarkable man, Moses. It was through him that motivation first broke forth in a steady and continued stream. Moses was, and remains, the great Lawgiver and Historian of the world.
Leviticus is the third in line of Moses' inspired writings. It is a book which states the offices, rites, services and feasts of the Hebrew religion, as given to the charge of the priests . . . the sons of Levi. Its title, Leviticus, relates to Levi. The Talmudists designated it "The Law of the Priests" and "The Law of the Offerings." Either one of these titles sufficiently describes it.
That Moses was really the writer of Leviticus can hardly be doubted. What it contains is true . . . for all those best qualified to judge this have never questioned . . . it is impossible to think that anyone but Moses could have written it. Nehemiah and other inspired writers often refer to it as a genuine production of him whose name it bears, as well as an authentic communication from God. And since it is history, it must be received as inspired. It contains very little else than God's own words. It is more entirely made up of the very words of the LORD than any other Book of the Bible. Almighty God Himself speaks in every chapter, and in almost every verse, while Moses sits, hears and writes, as the secretary (scribe) of the speaking LORD.
It has been said, and not without reason, that this Book "holds a part of the sacred canon, less read, and usually accounted less interesting and less important, than almost any other." Many regard it as the mere record of an obsolete economy, inappropriate to our times, and containing little or nothing of practical use to us. Very few have ever heard a Chapter read, or a text taken, from Leviticus! For the most part is it passed by, even by many Christians, as no account! From such an evaluation and treatment of it, I want to say that I disagree. The Book of Leviticus is far from being just a collection for the antique collector, it is a Book of impressive, inspiring and evangelical teaching. Here, just as much as in any portion of Scripture, hath wisdom prepared her feast, and cries out: "Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled" (Pro.9:5). These ancient Words of God are living pictures of the TRUTH as it is in Jesus! The writer of Hebrews states that the Tabernacle and its services, were a shadow of good things to come (Heb.10:1). Nathaniel says, that "Moses in the law did write of Jesus of Nazareth" (John 1:45). Christ Himself says: John 5:46-47 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? (KJV)
The entire letter to the Hebrews is an outstanding argument for Christianity, extracted from the rites and services of the Levitical economy . . . so it must be taken, as the teaching of the New Testament, and that its outlines and characteristics are contained in these ancient establishments. The matter may be somewhat veiled in type and symbol, but there is as much Gospel in Leviticus as there is in Daniel, Ezekiel or Isaiah.
The obsolete Law of the priests and offerings, contains an evangelism as pure and divine as that which dropped from apostolic lips, or stands written in apostolic records. Christ Himself and all His Mediatorial activities, from first to last, fulfill and complement the Old Testament Laws. Matthew 5:17-18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (KJV)
It is amazing, when we consider it, how completely Christ is woven into the Word of God. If you open the Book of Leviticus to any page, you can be sure to find something about Jesus. He is its Alpha and Omega; its beginning and its ending; its first and its last. In the Law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, it is written concerning Him. Nor is it saying too much for this third book of Moses, to call it The Gospel according to Leviticus, just as the third book of the New Testament is called The Gospel according to Luke. Both tell of Jesus and redemption through Him, and if we do not find it full and overflowing with clear and beautiful evangelical instruction . . . it is because we do not know how to read it.
What is the Gospel? Is it a specific form of words? No, it is not. I think that the Gospel is God's proclaming a plan of mercy to sinners. I think that it is God revealing His amazing grace to sinners. I think it is God's declaring forgiveness and eternal life through the intercession of Christ Jesus. So, whatever words announce Christ as the Redeemer, and states forgiveness and salvation through Him, includes and proclaims the Gospel. The Gospel describes our Saviour's history, simply and only because it is an account of our wonderful Redeemer.
The Gospel is used to mean the Scriptural Promises of forgiveness and mercy, in contrast with the demands of the Law; the bottom line is, the Gospel is God in Christ reconciling the world unto himself. 2Cor. 5:18-19 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (KJV)
Man is fallen and depraved. It is upon this statement that the Gospel starts, and takes its uniqueness as the Gospel. Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. (KJV)
Being loving, generous, just, noble or righteous are NOT things that that are always found in mankind. Ever since Adam, man's nature is marred and defaced, but there still is some remaining quality, except we need help from our Maker! There has been a fall . . . a horrible deterioration, and with each passing day, it gets worse, because there are so many more people in the world today, and more are on the road with the devil than on the path of Light with Jesus.
Matthew 7:12-14 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (KJV) . . .  All history declares it.

Babylon today is in ruins, and no longer the "great Babylon" of the Assyrians; and man is no longer the exalted creature who ate Eden's fruits, and stood as lord of earth amid the beauties and harmonies of Paradise. We are sinners, all of us . . . just as Adam and Eve were! A person is a fool not to believe that they are a sinner in the Eyes of God. A person has no eyes, no senses, no insights, if he refuses to believe this, and in this fallen, degenerate condition, man is lost. Darkness, which he cannot disperse, is all around him. Stains of guilt that he cannot wash out, are on him. God's curse of condemnation stands written against him, and far beyond his power to remove it. BUT . . . God So Loved the World!
John 3:16-21 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (KJV)

Sin is a foul disease troubling our nature, against which there is NO earthly cure or remedy. Death and decay are on us, and cling to us as part of ourself, and we cannot cut loose from them. Eternity, as far as our own strength goes, can only bring us sorrow and despair . . . BUT, God comes to us in this difficult time, and suggests that we, through Christ Jesus, have an eternal deliverance. For darkness, He gives us light. For sin, He gives us an effective cleansing. For condemnation, He gives us a full reprieve. For all our sicknesses, He has for us an abiding cure. And for our corruption and death, He offers us glory and immortality. He offers to save us, to completely restore us. It is now proclaimed from the Heavens as the portion of those who will receive it through Christ Jesus. It is a blessed proclamation. It is, indeed, Good news . . . glad tidings of great joy. That is the GOSPEL!

When we turn to the Third Book of Moses, called Leviticus, what do we find to be its contents? In some places, we have a few records mainly historical; but the great burden of the Book . . . from beginning to end, bears the one pervading persistence of showing the sinner that he can come before the LORD, and obtain justification and peace . . . that being God's great system of salvation by priestly intercession and bloody sacrifices . . . which looked forward to the Coming of the only begotten Son of God, JESUS as our Redeemer!
It seems to me one reason people cannot SEE the Gospel, SEE Christ Jesus in the Old Testament, is that they do not understand that our LORD God is ETERNAL. Psalm 90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. (KJV) God clearly told Moses what time means to Him in this Psalm, and Peter has something to say also because God knew people would doubt the Return of Jesus and judgment.

2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (KJV)

But the heavens and the earth which are now . . . as they now exist. There is no problem understanding what is meant by the word earth . . . but it is not so easy to determine just how much is included in the word heavens. It cannot mean the Heaven where God dwells. It is possible Peter means the heavens as they appear to the eye; and that the fire would not only destroy the Earth, but would change the heavens as they now appear to us. When the Earth and its atmosphere is subjected to a universal fire, ALL that is implied by Peter would occur.

By the same word . . . here again we consider the power of God's Word. The same Word that made the Earth appear, shall on His command, be destroyed.

Are kept in store . . . it seems that this day of destruction is reserved for future use. Only God has control of that destruction. Some think that it is to be nuclear war (Zec.14:12). If that is the case, which very well could be, GOD is in complete control. Believe it.

Reserved unto fire . . . kept for that day to be burned up (2 Pet. 3:10). The first way that God destroyed the Earth because "the wickedness was great" (Gen.6:5), was by water. The next time will be by fire . . . for the SAME reason! "Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" . . . not only homosexuality, but abortion, adultery, fornication, murder, stealing, covetousness . . . on and on and on! When God's wrath comes to a boiling point (Rom.2:5), the first thing that will happen is that the church will be removed (1 Thes.4:13-18). Then the horrible Great Tribulation shall start (Mat.24:21). The first 3 1/2 years will not be bad (Dan.9:27), but when the Antichrist breaks the peace treaty with Israel. . . look out (Rev.ch.6-18)!
Against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men . . . the world was destroyed by a flood because of the wickedness of its inhabitants. This Passage teaches is that the world is reserved now for such another destruction, for the same reason (SIN) . . . by fire.

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (KJV)
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing . . . be sure of it (2 Pet. 3:5). Peter cautions them against the ignorance of scoffers, and to try to prevent it from happening to them, telling them that they would have to know this one thing, which exists in the Scripture, that being prophecy of Christ's Coming (Ps.98:9; Dan. 7:13-14; Zec.14:4; Mat.10:23; 26:64; Mark 13:26,35; 14:62; Luke 9:26; 19:15; 21:27; John 21:22; Acts 1:11; 1 Cor. 11:26; 15:23; Heb. 9:28; 2 Pet. 3:10). Then see: Rev.19:11-21.
The scoffers' objection was that much time had come and gone since those prophecies, and He still had NOT come!
The reply of the apostle is, for that which may seem to be a long time to us is a brief period with God.
That one day is with the Lord as a thousand years . . . Moses was told by God these words in: Psalms 90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. (KJV) . . . What Peter is trying to get across to his readers is, a thousand years is a LONG period of time . . . to us humans . . . but to our eternal God, nothing is past, nothing is future, but all things present, there is NO difference of time, so a thousand years to Him is like a blink of an eye with us. The scoffers refuse to believe this fact, so they just cannot see all the centuries of the Lord's delay in coming. It just does not make any sense at all to those Biblically ignorant.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (KJV)
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise . . . God will NOT postpone the fulfilling of this Promise, or any other Promise beyond the appointed time. When God says it is time, Jesus shall return! Simple as that!
As some men count slackness . . . the scoffers, because of Christ's not yet coming, question IF He would come at all . . . as if God has changed His mind or would not fulfill it! There are some believers, who, because their faith is weak, and greatness of their sufferings, might grow impatience, and think Christ slow in coming to avenge their cause, and give them their reward.
But is long-suffering to usward . . . to believers, the elect, God's children.
Not willing that any should perish . . . It is not God's will that you or anyone else should perish. Perish = to destroy, destroy utterly, put to death, ruin. He wants NO one to go to Hell! He does NOT want to condemn anyone to Hell!
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (KJV)
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (KJV)
John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. (KJV)
1 John 5:10-12 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (KJV) . . . Do you really SEE what each of these verses say? You must BELIEVE what God says, OR He shall condemn you to Hell . . . NOT because He wants to, but because YOU chose NOT to believe what He clearly says!

I think if you are reading this commentary, it is because God does NOT want you to be condemned to Hell. He wants your name in the book of life (Rev.20:15). He wants you to pass from death unto life (John 5:24). And you can do that, turn to Christ Jesus today and receive the wonderful salvation that He has waiting for you.

Some Things that People Are Willingly Ignorant Of:

  • #1. That by the Word of God the Heavens were created of old (2 Pet.3:5; Ps.68:33; 102:25; Mic.5:2).
  • #2. That the Earth was established in and out of water (2 Pet.3:5; Ps.24:2; 136:6).
  • #3. That "the world that then was" (2 Pet.3:6; Gen.1:2; Ps. 104:5-9; Jer.4:23-26; Isa.14:12-14; Eze.28:11-17).
  • #4. That with the God who inhabits eternity, a thousand years is like a day and a day like a thousand years. (2 Pet.3:8-9; Ps.90:4; Isa.57:15; Eph.3:11).
  • #5. That the Lord is NOT slack concerning His Promises but is longsuffering to all men, wishing that all would come to repentance (2 Pet.3:9; 1 Tim.2:4; Rev.22:17).
  • #6. That the day of the Lord shall come as a thief in the night, in which day (the end of it) the heavens and the earth will be renovated and made new a third time (2 Pet.3:10-13; Isa.65:17; 66:22-24; Rev.21-22).
  • #7. That all rebellion will then be put down (2 Pet.3:13; 1 Cor. 15:24-28).
  • #8. That the righteous natural people left on Earth after the war (Rev.20:7-10) will multiply and replenish the new Earth forever, carrying out God's original program for Adam, as would have been done if man had not sinned (2 Pet.3:13; Gen.1:26-31; 8:22; 9:12; Isa.9:6-7; Dan.7:13-14,27; Mat.25:34,46; Lk.1:32-33; Rev. 11:15; Rev. 21:1 through Rev. 22:5).
  • #9. That the resurrected saints, will be heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ and will reign as kings and priests on Earth (2 Pet.3:13; Ps.149:5-9; Rom. 8:17; 1 Cor.4:8; 6:2; Eph.2:7; 2 Tim. 2:12; 2 Thes.1:4-10; Rev.1:6; 2:26-27; 5:9-10; 11:15; 20:4-6; 22:5).

Apart from any relationship to the New Testament, the prescriptions in Leviticus drop to a burdensome round of uninviting and unmeaning ceremonies (to us today). We are unworthy of so high an origin, or so solemn a method of teaching. We should consider them as connected with the One and Only system of redemption, which is through Christ Jesus. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.(KJV)
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (KJV)
We should reverence and study them as God's own pictorial illustrations of the Gospel, as a system of practical symbols of His plan of salvation through the Blood of Jesus.
Our awesome God has taken many ways, and used many methods, to teach men His Gospel, and to impress it upon their minds and their hearts. Sometimes He presents it in plain and simple stories, or in easy parables, and other times in letters of classic elegance, filled with common-sense. One servant is sent as the advocate of love, whose words melt gently in upon the heart, fragrant as scented dews; while another is sent as the advocate of faith, with great arguments laid deep in the Truth of God.

The prophets of old were made poets, to attract and move us by the smoothness of their words and the brilliance of their motivations.
Moses, even though calm and majestic, now and then breaks out in exalted song.
David takes his harp, and sings to us in sweet music.
Isaiah brings forth prophesy, for his lips are touched with a coal from the celestial altar, and his words carry us into the highest heavens of poetic beauty.
Jeremiah is like "a lion from the swellings of Jordan, coming up against the habitations of the strong" (Jer.4:7).
When we consider Ezekiel's visions, it seems we are lifted high into the midst of the scenes of God's mysterious Home and activities.
Daniel's gold-headed image, the beasts of power and stone of glory, move before us in momentous splendor.
All the Minor Prophets bring to us the light of Heaven in streams of phrase and poetry. Beautiful symbols should make us sit up and consider what they are saying to us. "Minor" does NOT mean that these prophets of God have less important, less significant, less vital or less valuable things to say. That is not true. They were chosen by God, and what they have to say IS important! And much of what they have to say can be applied to us today . . . IF we are wise enough to admit it!
These wonderful men back up the "Major Prophets" many times. Major Prophets include: #1. Isaiah. #2. Jeremiah. #3. Lamentations. #4. Ezekiel. #5. Daniel. The Book of Lamentations was written by Jeremiah, and is a series of five poems recorded after the destruction of Jerusalem. Thus, the major themes of the book involve expressions of grief and sorrow because of Judah's spiritual decline and physical judgment. But the Book of Lamentations also contains a strong thread of hope . . . especially Jeremiah's trust in God's Promises of future goodness and mercy even with their present troubles.
The Minor Prophets include: Amos, Habakkuk, Haggai, Hosea, Joel, Jonah, Malachi, Micah, Nahum, Obadiah, Zechariah, and Zephaniah.
The Major Prophets include: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel make up the Books of the Old Testament that are in this category. Four of the five books are named for the men whose messages are written. They were called watchmenmessengers of Godprophets or foretellers. The Major Prophets were men divinely designated to be spokesmen for God. The term "Major" refers to the length of each book, NOT their importance.


On each scarlet rose, I see so pure,
The crimson Blood of my dear Saviour.
When I see a flower, I see His Face,
Filled with such beauty, love, and grace!

In the sun, I see His ne'er ending Light,
Stars remind me of His eyes, so bright.
Rain makes me think of the tears He shed,
For you and me; out of love, not dread.

When I see a great oak tree, so tall,
I feel His strength, that won't let me fall.
Too, when I see a tree, I'm at a loss,
For in every tree, I see His Cross.

Thunder makes me think of His voice so strong,
That He'll use in judgment of all wrong.
With His breath He does make the sea obey,
A raging storm; or calmed, and stayed.

When I see a vine, twisted with thorns,
I think of the 'crown' He had adorned.
He died on that Cross to set us free,
But nearly all people from Him flee.

I see Him always; He's all around,
When I look at the sky, or on the ground.
The gentle breeze makes me know He's near,
He's always close, I've nothing to fear.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Jan.11,1996 # 102
The above was My husband's favorite poem.

The skies themselves part, and the secrets of eternity open up to us, in the Apocalypse of John. Dear one, all nature around us has been transfigured into a living array of pictures and symbols of Jesus and His saving grace. We lift up our eyes in the daytime, and encounter the bright, golden beams that pour on us from the great domain of Heaven. It is the symbol of that bright "Sun of Righteousness," whose rays are the light and healing of Earth and the utter joy of eternity. We, as the Psalmist (Ps.8; 19; 29; 65; 104; 139; 147) consider the handiwork of the Creator and the glories of the starry night; and the brightest of all those glittering and fiery gems . . . the one which heralds the morning and ushers in the day . . . is the appointed picture of that "bright and morning star" who shines with ever cheering radiance in the eyes of Zion's watchmen, and gives reports of the promised approaching day of Israel.

If we walk into the fields among the flocks, we might think of that meek Lamb, resting on the sunny bank, as we remember the unspotted "Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world." If we stand by the gushing spring on the mountain side, watching the waters as they leap forth in their crystal purity to cool thirsty lips, refreshing the parched ground, and washing away the dust from the tired traveler. It is the joyous symbol of that "fountain opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and uncleanness" (Zec.13:1).

If we look at the tall cedars, the pride and beauty of the mountain, stretching its great limbs into the blue sky; we can see there a symbol of that "Branch of the Lord, beautiful and glorious," whose name is, "The Lord our Righteousness." If we look on the rocky cliff, its bald brow high, where the young eaglets sleep in the warm sunshine, and under whose broad shadow the shepherd rests in safety with his peaceful flocks. It is Earth's majestic token of that "Rock of Ages," on which frail mankind finds his salvation, and in whose cool shade this world's weary ones are blessed.

When we consider the great roots of the mountain oak, which has penetrated the cracks of the rock, and opened its way deep down in the soil to drink the moisture from nearby hills, it is God's sign of that the "Root of David" has prevailed to open the seals, and forced a way to the fountain and waters of life. If we listen to the roar of the great lion in the brush, before whom all the beasts of the field crouch or fly in terror . . . it is the symbol of that "Lion of the Tribe of Judah," who has sent alarm and panic among all the hosts of Hell, and raised the fallen sinner from his being spiritually dead, to being alive in Christ Jesus and on their way to eternal life in Heaven. (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 John 5:13-18).

If we look at the flowers as they spread open their beauty to the sky, and pour out their incense offerings to their Almighty Creator; and the lily . . . the most fragrant of all, and the rose, the most deeply colored of all, are meant to tell us of "the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the valleys," which God has planted in this bleak world to gladden the eye and revive the heart of tired achy man, and be a soothing balm to his many wounds. If we sit on the porch, and appreciate the vine which covers it with robes of green, and has hung it with fragrant clusters; and that too is one of nature's ten thousand images of Jesus and His grace; for He is "the true Vine," and His Father is the husbandman.

The visible world hardly contains even one object of glory, beauty or good, which God has not in some way taken as representing His Son Christ Jesus, and of His mercy to sinners through Him. He has even made prophecy of history, and written His purposes of grace and good in the very acts and lives of men and nations. And in Leviticus, this third Book of Moses, in the ceremonial system which it records, there is still another plan adopted to set forth the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. We have here a system of life-pictures and practical symbolic types, in which the Gospel gives us a sort of living picture. It treats of the slaying of goats and calves, of meats and drinks, and different washings, all ordained by God, that in these things mankind might have a noticeable exhibition of the Offering of Him who was "delivered for our offences, and raised again for our justification." It presents a solemn ritual of blood, "imposed until the time of reformation" (Heb.9:10), but meant to be "a figure," complete and lively, of those better things which have since been revealed in Christ Jesus. It is only another of those "divers manners" in which God has chosen to deliver to us an idea of the necessity, nature, application and effects of "the common salvation" of which the prophets prophesied, and the apostles wrote, and viewed in this light, being far from repulsive and profitless. 

The Book of Leviticus at the same time gathers around it a most attractive interest, and becomes invested with a radiance, which must enlist, edify and inspire every watchful Christian heart. It is a torch given by God, lit with sacred fires, to brighten redemption's framework, and light us into those boundaries of grace, of which the prophets searched and inquired, when they spoke beforehand of the sufferings of Christ and the glory that would follow Him.

WHY should we go back to these ancient types, when we have everything so plain in the writings of evangelists and prophets? There are many reasons. So much of the Light which makes up the brilliancy of Gospel, comes from these ancient Laws given to Moses. The language of evangelists and apostles, which we now think so plain results and molds from these ancient ceremonies, and continue mainly on ideas made by them . . . for without them, it would be very unclear, and in some things, simply not understandable. These symbolic rites thus hold a place in the economy of revelation, from which they cannot be spared. Rom. 15:4  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (KJV)

The New Testament is necessary for us to get a right understanding of them. Who does not know the improved power of a picture? We have extra help when Truth is clothed and set forth in well-chosen images. Who has not been more moved by the simple parables of Jesus, rather than by all the eloquence and massive reasonings of Paul? Things are not obscure and difficult because they are symbolic. Pictures and images always help to simplify truth, and open the mind to receive it with more ability, and write it with greater vividness upon the heart.

How much better is the knowledge of grace and salvation! God meant that we should study nature around us, to know something of nature, and look TO nature to SEE the TRUE nature of our awesome GOD! Dear one, NATURE is the grand handwriting of God's power, by which He has clearly spelled out to us the letters that compose His indescribable Name; and it is His will that we should read that record, and trace His glory in the Heavens, and His wonders in the great deep . . . otherwise, He would NOT have written about the Creation in His Word, nor have commanded us by His Son to consider the ravens or the lilies of the field. He means that we: Hebrews 2:1-4 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; 4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? (KJV)

So-called science says that they can tell of God, and supposedly trace His footsteps everywhere; but it cannot come up with any remedy for sin, no Saviour for the soul, no peace for the guilty. In all the attentions to earthly wisdom, the vast majority of people simply never consider the wisdom of our Creator God! Let us not forget the distribution and relative importance which God in His Word has indicated with reference to these things. How shall a man be just with God? The answer is FAITH! Gal. 3:10-11 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. (KJV)

Dear one, Christ Jesus is the only One Who has the Words of eternal life. And if we would be wise with that wisdom . . . which is unto us salvation of our souls . . . we must, above all things, attend to what He has written to us in His Law, and meekly sit down in humility as  humble learners at the feet of prophets and apostles, whom the LORD has sent to instruct us in the mysteries of His Truth.

God hath mercifully spoken to us from the Heavens, BOTH in the Old Testament and the New Testament . . . graciously spoken that all might be saved; but IF you refuse to listen to Him and in His works (all around us), may He help give you wisdom to accept Jesus before it is too late!
John 3:5-8 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (KJV)
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (KJV)
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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