Types, tupos, of Christs’
In reading one of my favorite books, the author’s were giving illustrations of the relationship between God the Father and his only son Jesus Christ. One of them was the relationship between the Pharaoh in Egypt and Joseph. The Pharaoh gave Joseph his signet ring which represented his authority over all of Egypt. The only exception to Joseph’s authority was the throne.
Another example was that of Abraham and Isaac. This one is even more intimate where Abraham is told to sacrifice his only son that took him over 100 years to get! In this example Isaac is 30 years old and goes along with everything willingly.
As we know, an angel of the LORD stopped Abraham from carrying out the sacrifice of Isaac. These two men are “types” of Christs’; essentially they were “proto-types” of the coming Messiah. Jesus read about these two to prepare him for the joy that was set before him to endure death, knowing what he was in for afterward.
What do you think?