Jesus in the Old Testament

The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that, the spiritual.” 1 Corinthians 15:46 ESV


Jesus, the Word of God in human form, has been eternally present and appeared in scripture long before the book of Matthew. John 1 says ” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men….And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[d] from the Father, full of grace and truth.” In Genesis 1 God spoke His Word and creation came into being and after Adam and Eve sinned, God promised the seed of Eve would crush the the enemy, Satan and God would provide a way for all humans to be restored to Him.

God, the great God that He is, devised a plan–down to the smallest detail–to send a savior to pay the penalty of death for the sin of the whole world. He did just that! He sent His Son to be the savior of all humans. But before the right time came for him to send Him, He had to put many things in place, including preparing a people from which this Savior could come. He also had to prepare the people to understand His great plan and to recognize His Son when He was born. So all throughout the Old Testament, God explains His plan and prepares His people for Jesus’ arrival. All scripture points to Christ, but sometimes we get lost in the natural shadow or symbol and miss what those shadows and symbols are pointing us towards–Jesus Christ, savior and messiah.

This study will show us Jesus in the Old Testament and the feasts that God instituted to help the Israelites and all of us to understand His plan and know His Son.

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