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?

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About fredswolfe

I was born in 1949 and raised in Paris, Illinois. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967 and received an assignment to serve aboard the U.S.S. Mauna Loa, AE-8 off the coast of Vietnam. During my three years and nine months of active duty, I toured the Mediterranean Sea twice and the Caribbean Sea once. What an experience to look back on! I was separated from the Navy three months early to attend College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Near the end of my first term as Student Body President, I received Jesus Christ and became born again in 1974. I have been studying the Bible, The Word of God and teaching others ever since. I have been married for thirty five years to my wife Joanne, from Whitestone, New York. We are the proud parents of two grown sons and two granddaughters and two grandsons. We have lived in Illinois, New York, Arizona and California, where we now make our home, in Marina Del Rey.

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