Introduction: Why Study Old Testament Typical Teaching?
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4
- Introduction: Why Study Old Testament Typical Teaching?
- Overview of the Journey
- Preface: New Birth is the Prerequisite for Everything
- List of Contrasting Terms Surrounding Salvation
- Full Deliverance as seen in the Journey from Egypt to Canaan
Overview of the Journey
The Red Sea
Preface: New Birth is the Prerequisite for Everything
List of Contrasting Terms Surrounding Salvation
|Two Races||Under Adam
The race that descends from Fallen Adam. The race fell with him. In authority, higher than the animal kingdom, but “a little lower than the angels.”
The race that descends from a Resurrected Christ. In authority, far above the angels. As part of His race, we are “of” Christ, but the transformation is gradual.
|Two Orders||First Man
An earthy and natural order of manhood. Tested up to the cross – proved a failure.
Christ is a second, heavenly order order of manhood. No failure there.
|Two Adams||First Adam
“Made a living soul”, natural in character, head of Old Creation race. No power, he was a created being.
“Made a quickening spirit”, spiritual, the head of a New Creation race. There will be no “third” race of men.
|Two Men||Old Man
All that we were in Adam in the Old Creation. The old man is crucified in Romans, taken off in Colossians, and completely laid aside in Ephesians.
All that we are in Christ in the New Creation. The new man is put on in Colossians, and the “brand-new” man is put on in Ephesians. (Not mentioned in Romans.)
|Two Positions||In Adam
Our old position before God. It is a hopeless standing.
Our new position before God. A perfect standing!
|Two Creations||The Old Creation
Created by Christ in Adam. We are in this by natural birth. We are still part of the old creation when quickened. Our bodies remain in the Old Creation until the rapture.
|The New Creation
Created by God in Christ. We come into this by being placed “in Christ”. It is created “unto good works.” We enter it when sealed, but don’t enjoy it until Canaan.
The evil desires that are imprinted in us from Adam. Often called “the flesh”, or “sin that dwelleth in me”, but this term carries more the thought of capacity to sin.
The right desires that are imprinted in us by new birth. It is the “divine nature”, the “inner man”, and has the thought of capacity to please God.
(of the natures)
“The strength of sin is the law.” I Cor. 15:56. “When the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.” Rom. 7:9
A Person of the Godhead, always connected with the power by which God does things. For the believer, the Spirit is the power of the new nature. When we are quickened we get the new nature, the capacity. But when we are indwelt with the Spirit we then get power to please God.
“If Christ be in you… the Spirit is life.” Romans 8:10 And “The Spirit [lusteth] against the flesh” Gal. 5:17
|My life in Adam
Judicially gone in God’s sight. My personality is no longer associated with former sinful self or my sinful nature. “I am crucified with Christ, and no longer live, I.”
Christ’s Life in me
“Christ lives in me; but in that I now live in flesh, I live by faith…” Gal. 2:20
“If Christ be in you, the body is dead on account of sin.” Rom. 8:10
|In the flesh
A condition of soul where I view myself and my own works as the basis of blessing. This is a hopeless condition, and it is possible for a quickened soul to be in this state.
|In the Spirit
A condition of soul were I view the finished work of Christ as the basis for by blessing and depend on God’s Spirit within me for practical power to walk pleasing to Him.
* The “body of sin” refers to sin in us as a whole, and I think it would include the whole system: the sin principle, the flesh, and individual sins.