Why Christmas Is So Meaningful To the Believer: Jesus Christ In The Old Testament

Even Steven

Since Jesus is eternal God, we understand that He ALWAYS existed. Before the creation (John 17:5), throughout the Old Testament, and of course from Bethlehem onward. The following are four tremendous watersheds of study whereby He may be found throughout the Old Testament:

1)Theophany- Jesus actually appears numerous times during the Old Testament. For example: a)On the plains of Mamre with two angels before Abraham. b)As the Captain of the Lord of Hosts to Joshua near Jericho. c)In the fiery furnace with Meshach, Shradrack and Abednego. d)He met Moses at the burning bush. ……..these are a few and there are many, many others.

2)Typology- We are told in Corinthians that many things happened in the Old Testament that were types of events that were later fulfilled in the New Testament. For instance, the tabernacle was fulfilled in Christ, and lengthly books have been written, describing this in detail. Old Testament…

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