He Seeks Our Heart As It Burns Within Us 

      Every year about this time we start thinking about Easter. This year Easter is the third Sunday in April. This is a most wonderful time of the year. Even those who consider themselves as atheistic and the Bible as fiction, are compelled, for a few days to ponder this miracle of the resurrection. They are compelled to wonder about, and hopefully ask about This History Changing person who dared announce that after three days He would burst forth from the cold, dark tomb. Down through the centuries the answer has echoed from one human heart to another, "Search the scriptures. . . . . they are they which testify of me." John 5:39
     In the Upper Room Jesus said, "These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me." Luke 24:44.
     A study of the scriptures will reveal that Jesus is the central theme - He is the hub of the wheel. Simply put: The New Testament is enclosed in the Old - The Old is disclosed in the New.  The Man Jesus is the central theme.   As we travel through the Holy pages from Genesis to Revelation, Jesus is racing along beside us just in the shadows. All the Biblical types point to Jesus and converge in Him.
        >Abel's lamb was a type of Christ.
        >Abraham offering of Isaac on Mt Moriah, was  a type of God offering of 

           Jesus on Mt. Calvary
        >The Passover Lamb in Egypt was a type of Christ.
        >The brazen serpent in the wilderness was a type of Christ.
        >The scapegoat typified Jesus bearing our sins.
        >The scarlet thread of the prostitute Rahab typified Jesus.
        >Joseph in Egypt was a type of Jesus.
        >Jesus was with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
        >He was with Abel in his death.
        >He rode with Jonah in the whales belly.
        >He rode in the ark with Noah.
        >He ate with Abraham in the desert tent.
        >He pled with Lot to leave Sodom.
        >He watched Isaac reopen the wells that his father Abraham had dug.
        >He wrestled with Jacob at Peniel.
        >He strengthened Joseph in his temptation.
        >He watched over Moses in the bulrushes.
        >He talked to Moses in the burning bush.
        >He was the captain of the Lord's host to Joshua.
        >He was with Gideon and his famous 300.
        >He was with Samuel when he rebuked Saul.
        >He was with David when he wrote the 23rd Psalm.
        >He was with Solomon when he built the first temple.
        >He was with the good king Hezekiah when Sennacherib invaded the land.
        >He was with Josiah in his great reformation that returned the law to the people.
        >He was with Ezekiel and Daniel in Babylon.
        >He was with Jeremiah in Egypt.
        >He was with Ezra when he returned fro Babylon.
        >Abraham saw His day and rejoiced.
        >Jacob called Him the Lawgiver of Judah.
        >Moses called him the Prophet that was to come.
        >Job called Him "my living Redeemer".
        >Daniel called Him the "Ancient of Days."
        >Jeremiah called Him "The Lord of Righteousness."
        >Isaiah called Him, "Wonderful, Counsellor, the Might God, the everlasting Father, 

            the Prince of Peace." 

     What is Jesus to you? He is longing to become your Savior, your Redeemer, 

            your Sacrifice.
     It matters not my friends where we wander down the aisles, avenues, by-ways, or highways of the Old Testament. Jesus walks beside us the whole distance, as He walked beside those two disciples on that dusty road to Emmaus on the glorious resurrection day long ago. The Word types tell of Him, its sacrifices show Him, its symbols signify Him, its histories are His-Stories, its songs are His sentiments, its prophecies are His pictures, its promises are His pledges. And as we walk across those living pages our hearts burn within us!

       Just a Thought Across The Garden Gate by Parson Don.



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