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Saturday, 7/1/2017.
ALLEGORY. A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning.
It is doubtless, that the virgin birth, the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus is foretold in the Old Testament. I hope to share some of the Doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ, that is hidden in the Old Testament. One beautiful Allegory that I have come to love is what I call, "THE CITY OF REFUGE." In the Old Testament, in the Book of Numbers, the 35th chapter, there is a law that ancient Israel was to obey. Basically, if a person accidently caused the death of another, the slayer would not automatically be put to death, but rather would be sent to a city of refuge, where the unintentional slayer would remain until the High Priest would die. Only then could the slayer return to his home. One can only imagine the sorrow in the heart of a person who unintentionally caused the death of another person. One can also imagine the guilt ridden relief an accidental slayer would feel in knowing that, even though a life was lost because of something they did, there was a city of refuge into which they could flee until their story could be heard in regards of their innocence. They would receive mercy so great, as to be delivered from the Revenger of Blood, who is mentioned in Numbers 35:25. Now, where is our Lord Jesus Christ hidden in this Old Testament law ? To my mind, the greatest clue is found in the New Testament Book of Hebrews. Hebrews, chapter 6, verses 18 through 20. I personally believe that Apostle Paul is the writer of the Book of Hebrews. In Hebrews 6:18, in the latter clause, he writes; who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.
Sunday, 7/2/2017.
Let's continue our search for a foreshadowing of Christ Jesus, hidden in the Law. Verse 19 of the 6th chapter of Hebrews reads, Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; To see Christ Jesus, the Savior, revealed in this Old Testament law, we need to look at the law more closely. Slowly, we begin to see a vision of Christ Jesus. In Numbers, chapter 35, and verse 6, it reads, And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites there shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint for the manslayer, (A person who accidentally caused the death of another) that he may flee thither: Some of the most important things that I have gathered from this law are these. An Innocent Man Has Died. Innocent Blood Has Been Shed. Innocent Life Has Been Lost. An Innocent Man Has Been Killed. That the loss of life was caused by an unintentional act that was done by a person who had no malice or hatred towards the departed, adds even more misfortune to this disaster. Now we began to see a glimpse of the Lord Jesus Christ. But we can also see a glimpse of a person who is responsible for the death of an innocent man. A person who desperately needs mercy, and finds great saving mercy in the city of refuge.  Obviously, the Lord Jesus is the innocent man who was slain by an unwitting manslayer. In other words, the Lord Jesus Christ died for sins He did not commit. Sins committed by sinners unaware of the cost or penalty of sin, which is death. Jesus paid a debt He did not owe, I owed a debt I could not pay. The debt was the penalty for my sins, and that penalty is death. The Lord Jesus Christ, the most innocent of all humanity, died for something I did, which is my sins. All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. No matter who we are, all we as sinners, have, to some degree, unwittingly played a part in the death of an innocent man. Indeed, we have played a part in the death of the most innocent human being that ever lived, the Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. However, He, the Lord Jesus Christ, is our City of Refuge, unto whom we have fled to for refuge and mercy. The Lord Jesus Christ is our City of Refuge.

In the future, I hope to began sharing some Biblical lessons I've learned. By sharing these lessons, I hope to give serious insight into the beauty of the Holy Scriptures. Please be patient with me, there is much work to be done yet, but I would like to take the time to say thank you so much for your response to this website. The download ratio of the pages of this website are amazing.On the one hand it is good to know that so many are aware of this problem and are willing to take the time to seek God's refreshing help, and on the other hand it is shocking to realize that this problem is so much more prevalent than first thought. Nevertheless, you be encouraged. Fret not thyself because of evil doers.
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