In this section of Exodus, we find the nation of Israel being guided by God through the wilderness. We have the institution of the Passover Feast (the Feast of Unleavened Bread), the deliverance through the Red Sea, receiving bread from heaven, getting water from the rock, victory in war over the Amalekites, and receiving the 10 Commandments and the rest of the law on Mt. Sinai. In each and every thing, we see a shadow of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the passover.
1 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV) — 7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
Jesus Christ is the deliverer.
Romans 11:26 (NKJV) — 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
Jesus Christ is the true bread from heaven.
John 6:51 (NKJV) — 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
Jesus Christ gives true living water.
John 7:37–38 (NKJV) — 37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Jesus Christ is the Lord of hosts who leads us in triumph.
2 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV) — 14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
Jesus Christ fulfills the law.
Matthew 5:17 (NKJV) — 17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
Jesus said the whole Bible points to Him.
Hebrews 10:7 (NKJV) — 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come— In the volume of the book it is written of Me— To do Your will, O God.’ ”
How awesome it is to know that our Lord is all these things. As I read scripture, from beginning to end, I find Jesus. I find the word pointing directly to Him, or teaching me to be like Him. Even the blood sacrifice that we find in the law that is sprinkled on everything to sanctify, points to the blood of Jesus. That blood not only redeems us, but it sanctifies us. All the shadows in scripture and prophecy point to His ultimate victory, His victory over Satan, over sin, over the world, and even over death. Praise Jesus!
This Week’s Reading Plan:
- Day 1 – Exodus 33-35
- Day 2 – Exodus 36-38
- Day 3 – Exodus 39-40
- Day 4 – Leviticus 1-4
- Day 5 – Leviticus 5-7
- Day 6 – Leviticus 8-10
- Day 7 – Leviticus 11-13
In His Service, Scott