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A Shadow of Good Things to Come

Observe the shadow cast on the pavement when the sun is shining from behind you.  It produces a vague outline of your shape.  It is not a perfect representation.  God’s law is a shadow, “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.” (Hebrews 10:1).  It is not the exact image and cannot make anyone perfect.  It is a shadow of perfect nature of God.  When we receive God’s Spirit, which is the very essence of His mind and nature, we can become like God.  The law was only a shadow of what we can become.  It is not the law that makes us perfect.  It is the Spirit of God that enables us to fulfill the law and grow to perfection.  

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Shadow of Things to Come  Ancient Israel had a way of life that set it apart from other nations.  Its culture foreshadowed the future revealing God's plan of salvation.  The material blessing promised to Abraham's descendents was a mere shadow of the spiritual blessing that is to benefit all of mankind.  

Substance of the Shadows  Jesus Christ is the substance of the spiritual promise made to Abraham over four thousand years ago.  He will return to implement the plan of salvation that God revealed through the unique culture of ancient Israel. 

Shadow of Things to Come   Jesus Christ provided the means for mankind to escape the condemnation that hangs over this world.  He made it possible for each of us to come out from the darkness of the shadow of death into the light of God's glorious Kingdom.  

 

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Lost Ten Tribes

Is the identity of the lost ten tribes of Israel relevant?  See our article Children of the Promises 

Do you know

the difference between the law and a covenant?  Or the difference between commandments, statutes and judgments?  If not make sure you read see our Bible Study on God's Law   

Have You Considered

Jesus Christ said that no one has seen or heard his Father.  So who spoke to Abraham, Moses, Isaac and Jacob?  To find out make sure you read our article - Who Spoke.

Do you know who the two witnesses will be?   See our article -  The Two Witnesses.

Will you be part of the bride of Christ? - See our article - Bride of Christ.

Points to Ponder

When we take of the wine and bread in rembrance of Christ's sacrifice are we observing Passover, or the Lord's Supper?  Is there a diference between the two?  If so - what is that diference?

Be sure to read our article on 'The Truth About Passover'

As you are preparing to celebrate the Lord's Supper you may also want to read our new article 'Examine Yourself'