I. The Old Testament is our blueprint
For "whatsoever things were written aforetime (Old Testament) were written for our learning, that we
through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope" (Rom.15:4). Furthermore "brethren (saints,
men and women) I would not that ye should be ignorant how...all these things (that happened to the
children of Israel) happened unto them for "ensamples." (i.e. "types"- models, sketchy outlines.
II. This instruction is inspired by the Holy Spirit of God!
The word "model" and "sketchy outline"comes from the King James word, "ensamples." (1Cor.10:11)
Jesus said, "think not that I have come to destroy the Law (i.e. the types, models, shadows, sketchy outlines)
...I am not come to destroybut to fulfill..." (Matt.5:17-19). In fact Jesus said that He would fulfill every
"jot" (the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet) and every "tittle." (the accent of certain letters). Therefore
all the types and shadows of the Law (which includes Israel's journey from Egypt to Solomon's Temple) are
to be fulfilled (completed) in us the Church, because we are the body of Christ (Rom.8:1-4; 3:21-31,
Heb.10:1). Jesus said, "all scripture (this includes the Old Testament) is given by the inspiration of God (The
Holy Spirit WHO RECEIVED IT FROM JESUS, WHO RECEIVED IT FROM GOD THE FATHER John.16:12-15) and
"is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2Tim.3:16).
Note: This is further established by the writer, the apostle who wrote, "For I neither received it of
man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:12).
Some examples of how much the Holy Spirit draws from the Old Covenant
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