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Your Favorite Biblical Allegory

What is your favorite type or shadow or allegory in the Old Testament. Why?

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 ---Debbie on 5/20/06
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Have you seen the typical picture seen in Abraham and Isaac when he was taken to be sacrificed. Wood in Scripture speaks of hunanity. Issac carried the wood for his own sacrifice on his back, just as Christ carried all of humanity on His back to calvary represented by the Cross.
---Debbie on 11/16/07


I love the picture Ruth portrays of the kinsman redeemer, the growth of the bride in the Song of Solomon, and the truth nuggets of the nature of Christ found in the story of the woman taken in adultery. There are so many more there isn't room but I love the truths pictured in the story of Abraham also. That is the one I am currently studying and editing.
---Linda6563 on 4/16/07


Linda, AMEN!!! I love all that too. Abraham knew, and trusted without knowing how. I love Hebrews 11 as it ties in with this. Wish we could share more on this
---christina on 5/22/06


Also, you can see the expression and nature of the Father worked out in Abraham when he takes his only son to be sacrificed on the top of a mountain. I also like the part where God only recognizes what comes of the promise and not what comes of Abraham's loins and Sarah's good idea (union with Hagar) that produces an Ishmael (flesh man that persecutes the spirit).
---Linda6563 on 5/22/06


Yes Debbie re: Abraham taking Isaac to the top of the mountain. Did you know that "worship" is mentioned for the very first time there right before Abraham begins to ascend the mountain? Worship has everything to do with the work of God in Christ. He even says, "The boy and I will be back" therefore receiving him as raised from the dead in a figure.
---Linda6563 on 5/22/06




Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego (sp?) walking LOOSED in the fiery furnace (when they had been thrown in the furnace bound) and the Son walking with them. Jesus sets us free!!!!!
---christina on 5/21/06


when christ told his disciples I go to prepare a place for you so that where I,am youmay also be. they replied lord how can we know or we know not. his reply is greatI,AM THE WAY THE TRUTH THE LIFE NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME.
---tom on 5/21/06


My favourite allegory is of Abraham sacrificing his son Isaac. Perfect picture of the Cross.
---Helen_5378 on 5/21/06


I like the story of Elijah telling the priest pour on more water boys, make sure it is wet. And then calling down fire from heaven from God to burn up everything sacrifice offering, water, and stones!!!!
---mima on 5/21/06


The woman taken in adultery...well, the nature of Jesus just shines there. And Abraham....the story of a journey from confusion to the fullness of Christ. You can learn some things in that story that will keep you from being hindered in your spiritual growth. Abraham was hindered almost immediately just because he took his old man with him. Terah means "delay" and Haran means "dryness". That is where you end up if you don't leave your kindred (old union). So awesome!
---Linda6563 on 5/21/06




Why? Ruth reveals the vital principle of how the law could not bring life and the union of Ruth and the kinsman redeemer resulted in a son whose name means "servant". He is given to Naomi, who had felt like the Lord had testified against her. She got to fully enjoy the fruit of Ruth and Boaz' union. The Song of Solomon, to me, is a growth indicator book. If you can find where you are in your spiritual growth in it, then you will know the next step.
---Linda6563 on 5/21/06


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