A few weeks ago I promised I would write out something the Lord showed me concerning the difference between the Old and the New Testament. Well here it is:
The Old Testament and the New Testament
The Old Testament was written for our learning and it is made up of types and shadows.
These types and shadows are like an old time undeveloped negative of a photograph. When you look at the negative what you see is in reverse of what the developed picture will eventually look like. You can see the images but they are not as clear as the developed imazges because they are missing many details.
The way I see it this illustration shows the difference between the Old and New Testaments.
The New Testament clarifies the Old Testament.
The New Testament is the fully developed picture of the Old Testament.
The things we read in the Old Testament come into complete fruition in the New Covenant. This is because the Old Testament is but a shadow of things that will one day be developed and come into full view.
If you look at the shadow of your hand what do you see? Or better yet what do you not see?
The shadow of your hand shows the shape of your hand. However, all the descriptive details such as fingernails, skin, fingers, knuckles, wrinkles. Are missing.
The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, while the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. And the Old Testament is for our learned or example.
Without the New Testament we would be missing so much truth concerning Jesus Christ as He Is Today.