Wednesday, August 12, 2015


  The Messiah is hidden in the Old Testament/Tanakh in the events and stories throughout.  As Jesus said, "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life, and these are they which testify of Me" (John 5:39).  It is impossible to list all the pictures of the Messiah that are hidden, but some of the obvious ones are in the lives of Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and David.  The future redemption of Israel as God's chosen people is also hidden in the narratives of the Old Testament/ Tanakh.  How exciting it is when the Holy Spirit reveals these marvelous truths to His children.  Here is a prime example in poetic form of the gospel of John 3:16 already pictured in the Scripture thousands of years before.  Moriah, the "Mount of the Lord," became the site of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ).

(Genesis 22)

The Hebrew Scriptures have types and shadows of 
Jesus the Messiah inside,
But Jews say Jesus is not the Messiah; 
they say the Christians have lied.
While under their noses is the story of Isaac, 
Abraham’s son of promise,
But they don’t see Jesus in Isaac, saying 
"We are not proud he is from us!”
The story of Abraham paints a picture of the Father 
and His only Son.
They journey three days to the land of Moriah 
to offer his beloved one.
The wood on the back of Isaac foreshadows 
the cross Jesus bore up the hill.
The boy says, “Where is the lamb?”  
then lies on the altar, bound and still.
The Angel says “Stop!” as Abraham starts 
to plunge the knife in his son.
Then Abraham lifts his eyes – the sacrifice 
caught in the thicket had lunged.
The thorns on the head of the ram foreshadow 
the thorns on the head of the Lamb.
Isaac escapes death by a substitute, 
redeemed by the Great I Am!
And God says, “Here in the Mount of the Lord 
will be seen what I will provide.
You did not withhold your only son – 
your blessings will always abide.
In your Seed, all the nations of earth will be blessed, 
because you obeyed my voice.
My Son will come, the Jewish Messiah, 
and heaven and earth will rejoice!

By Nancy Petrey ~ August 12, 2015