Numbers (Program #32) – A Vital Sketch of the Divine Revelation (2)
Apparently, the Old Testament has nothing to do with the church. After all, the church didn’t even come into being until the book of Acts. Actually however, the history of Israel recorded in the Old Testament is a picture of the church and the church life. If we have this view, this understanding, we will see that the divine revelation in the Old Testament books such as Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers give us a picture and a full type of the church in the mystical union with the all-inclusive Christ.
Exodus (Program #123) – The Priestly Garments (8) Lord’s Leading, the Church
The church of God was not manifested until the New Testament age. It occupies many pages even chapters of New Testament scripture. Though was never spoken of directly in the Old Testament, the pictures and types of the church embedded in the Old Testament are the richest and finest.
We have been looking at the details of the priestly garments from Exodus 28. We come to an item today called the breastplate. It is described in verses 15 and 16 of chapter 28 in Exodus. Verse 15 “You shall make a breastplate of judgment, the work of a skillful workman like the work of the Ephod you shall make it, of gold, blue, and purple and scarlet and fine twined linen you shall make it.”
Isaiah (Program #38) – The Servant of Jehovah as Typified by Cyrus, Israel and Isaiah
On one hand, Christ and the church of God are uniquely New Testament. The term and historical placement of Christ and His church fall beyond the scope of the Old Testament Scriptures. Yet as surely as God is in Christ, Christ and the church are clearly seen in passage after passage of the Old Testament as well. If not directly then how do we see Him and how do we know the church? We have delighted in bringing you the Christ found in the writings of Isaiah. We look forward to bringing you to another revelation from Isaiah today and that of His church, His House on this life study of the Bible.