Shadows and substance

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Revival Pulpit.A Revival Power Paper of Paul B Thomas

Remember the fire must be burning on the altar and it must never go out.“My fire shall not go out” (Lev 6:12,13).

Shadows and substance in scripture

For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.(Hebrews10;1).

By a new and living way, which he consecrated for us through the veil that is his flesh (Hebrews10;19).


The types and shadows all contributed together to reveal gods ultimate plan

They all prefigure the one type of man the prototype of man the unique and new man that was to come

The laver reveals the salvation of Jesus

The candlestick reveals the presence or spirit of Jesus

The veil in the temple reveals the flesh of Jesus

The brazen altar the cross of Jesus

Shadows of the God man and his dual nature as seen in

The two orders of the priesthood Arron and melchisidek

THE Two natures of his kingship Solomon and DavidDavid the shepherd king the slayer of Goliath and his enemies. Who was a fugitive and wanderer and later a conqueror tesl us of the sufferings of the god man. Solomon who the lord refers to asa type of himself in g

His  glory and wisdom ad majesty.

The wooden ark overlaid with gold. Wooed speaking of Jesus humanity hidden by the gold which speaks of his deity

Joseph a type of christ, Joseph was made known to his brethren, when he came his brethren did not recognise him a picture of Jesus he came to his own and his own revoked him not. Why he is the true brother.

The account of cain and Abel depicts his sacrificial death. Cain Brough a fruit offering, Abel Brough a lamb offering, teaching us that without the sacrifice of blood there is no remission sins. (Hebrews 11;4).

Salvation coming as shadow and type of Noah’s ark. Noahs salvation “come” a reference to Christs salvation message come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Genesis 22 The ram and the son are types of Christ. The son whom the father gave and the lamb the substitute that God provided. The lord shall provide himself a lamb.  Revealing that the son was the lamb, god himself proving ding himself as the sacrifice.

The crossing of the Red Sea, read speaks of blood sea speaks of nations and humanity. jORDAN the baptism of water in his name, where the old nature dies and the new natures enters into Caanan.

The stones, depicting his death burial and resurrection stones are reminders of this. A memorial to all generations, ye are living stones. (1 Peter). Planted in the waters.

He could not turn up at any time, he had to come at the right time, first god designed it that all events, people, sacrifices and shadow were to reveal him. See the Old Testament is a carefully planned account of Jesus throughout the ages. He was prophesied of before he came. Ought not christ to have suffered these things (. ). If the disciples were to understand that he was there great God come in the flesh then they would recognise him by the types he fulfilled. Paul tells us in 1 CAorinthians “Christ died for us according to the scriptures” his death necessitated the testimony of scriptures, thew witnesses of many generations. In fact his person and his death could only be understood by the prophesies and types of the old testament.

Jesus is the “substance” that which “adds weight” to a matter. Shadows are mere distractions unless they reveal something hidden

Shadows reveal gods plan throughout the ages. A progressive revelation of that which is coming or has come. The fulfilment of a thing. The fulfilment of a thing reveals it’s authenticity.or its substance. Shadows without substance have no clouds without water.

Skis. Shade (mythology) (classical Greek skia, Greek: σκιά), the spirit or ghost of a dead person, residing in the underworld. (

Shadow of death is to the believer not a realty 5e reality of death is life to him. Death Is just a shadow. As a child I I used to spend much time on a farm. Part of my duties was in the early evening. if the birds made a noise in the tress then I knew there was no one else around, because if there was then the birds would have already gone. so if i undertood the shadows i could be at peace, the shdows told me everythign was OK. why they had no substance, it was just a shadow

without the knowledge of shadows of the bible we cannot see the promised reality which at that time was to come in Christ. “therefore he came into the world” (10;5)… Therefore, when Christ came into the world, He said:

“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for Me. 6In burnt offerings and sin offering You took no delight. 7Then I said, ‘Here I am, it is written about Me in the scroll: I have come to do Your will, O God.’  (v5,6,7).

RELIGION will always delight in the keeping of laws in order to keep you right with God. the whole religious legal systems of this world is full of laws and sacrifices of which there cannot be enough.

there are not enough laws in this world to make a man holy enough good enough, righteous enough pure enough. thats why religion cannot save, not even the law of Moses can save a soul. not even the old covenant made by god can save. offerings in which “you took no delight.”

For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified (Hebrews10;14).

Only Jesus can perfect you. Christ in you is the perfect one. The law cannot perfect you and theres no such thing as a perfect Christian. our perfection is found in Christ. “For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified” The law cannot sanctify you, christ has sanctified you.

the law is a reminder of sins, yes sins that are passed. (v3).for it is not possible for the blood of goats to take away sins (v4).

Shadow noun (DARKNESS) an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something: … When. Heist who is the true light comes, then that which was hidden becomes known. That’s why he is the true vine, the true light things hidden in the dark are revealed by him

The hidden god becomes the revealed god.

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