This week we look at 3 more prophecies and introduce "types" - a concept that comes from the Greek word tupos which can mean literally an impress or imprint. Certain events, places, things or people prefigure the work of Christ or an aspect of his kingdom.
Link to article from the Gospel Coalition - https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/essay/christ-in-the-old-testament/
You can download all of the PDF's at https://docs.imrodmartin.com/OTJesus
This is the introductory session.
There are 4 main things to remember about prophecy in the Old Testament:
- Don't see Jesus behind every prophetic "tree". While there are many prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament, we don't stretch every story or prophecy to make Jesus fit into it.
- A prophet had to 100% accurate to be considered a prophet.
- Prophecies typically have a short-term fulfillment but may have a long-term fulfillment as well.
- Long-term fulfillments are often declared in the New Testament - usually by referencing the prophecy.