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Foreshadowing Jesus

Posted: February 17, 2016 in Prophecy
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by Britt Gillette

Long before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, His arrival was announced in the Old Testament. In fact, Jesus Himself said, “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!” John 5:39 (NLT). He also said everything written about Himself in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled (Luke 24:44).

When you study the books of the Old Testament – books written hundreds of years before Jesus – you’ll find this to be true. You’ll find detailed and specific prophecies concerning the arrival of a Messiah, and you’ll find all of them were fulfilled in the life of Jesus. These prophecies alone verify the identity of Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah.

But bible prophecy isn’t the only way you’ll find the name of Jesus glorified in the Old Testament. Its stories, rituals, and miracles also point to His life, death, and resurrection. In fact, if you read through the Old Testament, you’ll find Jesus everywhere. Don’t believe me? Then let’s take a look at just a few examples – Abraham’s near sacrifice of Isaac, the story of Jonah, the Passover lamb, and the spring feasts.