Christ in the Old Testament: Part 5

Christ in the Old Testament: Part 5
By Dr Lai


Luke on the road to Emmaus

Ecclesiastes: you will find life is meaningless, chase after the wind

3 things people chase in today’s world: money, power & pleasure
Live without Christ in meaningless
Only in Christ can you find true life

Song of Songs is a picture of Christ & love of His bride

“You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.”
‭‭Song of Songs‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Messianic Psalms

“The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.””
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭2:2-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭8:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Christ suffering as our saviour

“But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.

Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.

They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭22:6, 16, 18‬ ‭NIV‬

Christ the shepherd

Psalm 23
In the Middle East shepherds will lead his sheep by voice & he knows them by name
Do we know our Lords voice?
Does He know us?

Christ the King

“Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭24:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;”
‭‭Job‬ ‭19:25-26 ‭‭NIV‬‬

The devil’s attempt to prevent the coming of Christ by annihilating the Jewish people

“You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”
‭‭John‬ ‭5:39-40‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Let us study scripture to know God & know life.