Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday,December 4, 2016
Throughout the Word of God there is an ongoing continuing theme that began in the first dispensation, which traditionally is called the Dispensation of Innocency, in which the first man created, Adam, was a type of Christ.
What member of the Trinity said this?It had to be the second member of the Trinity, TLJC.
JOH 1:3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
Every person (with few exceptions) has someone by the grace of God who has been provided for them.
One of the ways you can discover is to recognize a biblical and doctrinal conclusion which is the fact that the man fulfills the woman while the woman completes the man.
ROM 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.
Throughout the word of God many spiritual heroes were a type of TLJC and revealed a different manifestation of TLJC.
If we were studying the doctrine of the typology of Christ, I would point out to you how men like Abel, Abraham, David, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Joshua, Melchizedek, Noah, Samson, and Solomon, and women like Sarah, Rahab and Deborah all reveal TLJC in a unique way.
1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
2CO 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves;
1JO 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is.
1Co 15:49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
The apostle Paul actually gave us some insight into this principle when he said in 1Co 12, that the body of Christ or the church is made up of "members" who reveal TLJC in different and unique way.
GAL 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.
My point again is that just like the winner believers of the Old Testament revealed an aspect of TLJC, so can we!
The life of Moses and how he was a type of Christ, and that everyone of us have the very same privilege of glorifying TLJC in our own unique way.
JOH 8:12 "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life."
MAT 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Since the beginning of the Church, Christians have struggled with the dilemma of representing the infinite God to finite mankind through vessels of clay.
Theologically this is called the doctrine or the process of Theantric Action which is the only provision whereby Christians are able to manifest the true nature of God in their mortal bodies within the Body of Christ and to a lost and dying world.
"Theantric" comes from two Greek words, theos--God, and anthropos--man. Theantric Action is the fullness to overflowing of God's divine nature in the human vessel which is surrendered to the plan of God.
Most Christians never experience Theantric Action, because they ignorantly live in the effects of the Fall of man, they live in their flesh or their OSN.
2CO 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
GAL 6:15 For neither is water baptism anything, nor not being baptized, but a new creation.
GAL 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me."
GAL 6:14 But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
When the life of God is operational in the believer's life, through the filling of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, which is the mind of Christ, the possibilities of experiencing Christ's victory are limitless.
Concerning the Father, Jesus said, "For I do always those things that please him" (Joh 8:29b). Therefore, the Father's disposition was totally manifested to the world through Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, "He that hath seen me has seen the Father" (John 14:9), because Jesus, in His humanity, was the exact reproduction of the image of God (Heb 1:3).
Describing His disposition, Jesus said, "I am meek and lowly in heart" (Mat 11:29).
The disciples were described as having turned the world upside down because of their tremendous influence in evangelizing the nations.
This sheds light on the heart attitude of Jesus as He prayed, "That they all may be one; as thou Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me"
In 1Co 15:l0b Paul said, "I labored more abundantly than them all, yet not I, but the grace of God that was in me."
1. Both Moses and TLJC were born at a time when Israel was under foreign domination - Moses – Egyptian bondage & Jesus – Roman bondage).
2. Both had rulers that tried to kill them shortly after their births; Moses did in Exo 1:15-22. Mat 2:16-18.
3. Both spent time in the wilderness before taking on their callings (Moses Act 7:32; our Lord in Mat 4:1-11.
4. Both dealt with wicked kings (Pharaoh – Exo 5-12; Herod in Luk 13:31-32.
5. Both dealt with folks who hardened their hearts; Moses in Exo 8:15; Mar 6:45-52.
6. Both dealt with lepers; Moses did in Num 12:10-15; Mat 8:1-4.
7. Both Moses and our Lord had the world offered to them; Heb 11:24-27; Mat 4:8-9.
8. Both were also shepherds; Exo 3:1; Joh 10:11.
9. Both fasted for 40 days; Exo 34:28; Luk 4:2.
EXO 34:28 So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
LUK 4:2 for forty days, [TLJC] being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days; and when they had ended, He became hungry.
10. Both were known for climbing mountains (Exo 34; Mat 5:1.
11. Both were also the meekest or humblest in the entire world; Moses was says Num 12:3; TLJC said that He was in Mat 11:28-30.
PHI 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
12. Both were envied, Moses was in Psa 106:16; Then we read of the Lord that He was envied in Mat 27:18.
In PSA 106:16 They became envious of Moses in the camp, then concerning our Lord we read in MAT 27:18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered Him up.
13. Both did some writing; Exo 34:27; The Lord did in Joh 8:6-8.
In EXO 34:27, Moses wrote something that was biblical; Then the Lord said to Moses, "Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."
14. Both have a connection to the law - Moses, humanly speaking, wrote the law, but Jesus Christ fulfilled the law; Moses had a connection to the Mosaic Law in
Deu 31:9; TLJC had a connection to the Law in Mat 5:17.
MAT 5:17 "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill."
JOH 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
15. Both kept the Passover (Moses did in Exo 12; Heb 11:28; We read in Luk 22:11, TLJC did.
Moses in HEB 11:28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the first‑born might not touch them.
Jesus did in LUK 22:11 "And you shall say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher says to you," Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples? "'
16. Both had a connection to innocent blood (Moses did in Deu 19:9-10; our Lord was a victim of being betrayed as one who had innocent blood in Mat 27:3-4.
17. Both sang, Moses did after the victory over Pharaoh and the Egyptians in Exo 15:1, and our Lord did in Mat 26:30, just before His victory on the cross.
Paul and Silas were thrown into prison, they sang unto the Lord for the privilege of being counted worthy to suffer for His name's sake in ACT 16:25.
ROM 15:9 Gentiles should glorify God for His mercy; and as it is written, "Therefore I will give praise to Thee among the Gentiles, And I will sing to Thy name."
Also our singing is to reflect a doctrinal content as Paul taught in 1CO 14:15 I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the mind also; I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also.
The filling of the Spirit is manifested by the way that we sing as EPH 5:18-19, "Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;"
COL 3:16 "Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
18. Both Moses and our Lord had ministries to the nation of Israel; Moses did to the new nation Israel; our Lord did in Mat 15:21-28.
In MAT 15:24 our Lord answered a woman who had a cruelly demon‑possessed daughter and said that He sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
19. Both did miraculous things (no references needed).
20. Both fed hungry people in a wilderness (Exo 16; Mar 8:1-9.
21. Both provided water for thirsty people; Moses in Exo 15:22-25; our Lord did in Joh 4:10.
COL 2:16-17, Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day‑‑ things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.