What if Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church, and the Sacraments are still encoded within the Exodus?
For the past two thousand years, much has been written on the many scriptural prophecies by Old Testament prophets concerning such coming of the Messiah. These are well-known. However, much less attention has been given to the prophetic symbolism embedded in the Old Testament that points to the coming of Christ in implicit signalings and epitomizes. These tacit prophecies–the divinely inspired symbols–are incorporated within parties, targets, things, and marvelous occurrences. These obscured implicit prophecies within Exodus are the typologies of Christ and the New Covenant.
In fact, the whole story of the Exodus is a foreshadowing of the coming of Christ. It is interwoven with signeds and marks for the New Covenant. The Apostles and the early Church Fathers refer to this symbology in the Old Testament as “types” and “figures.” This typology is throughout the Old Testament, but is most pronounced in Exodus. The typologies in Exodus are so central that they expose quite explicitly, through symbology, the coming of the Messiah and his sacrificial goal. If Genesis 3:15 is the protoevangelium, then, Exodus is the full-fledged Old Testament Gospel. The Exodus prophesies the Gospel so strikingly that they are able to terribly competently be called ” The New Exodus” or” The Second Exodus .”
The signalings and symbols of Exodus offer a preview of the coming Redemption. The Exodus was the fore-look of the Incarnation. The types of the Old Testament returned direction to the reality of Christ, the Church, and the Sacraments. These kinds can be seen in the main references of Exodus, in Moses, and Aaron, and Joshua. They can be seen in the main events of Exodus: the Passover lamb, the intersect of the Red Sea, the theophany on Mount Sinai. The forms can be found in the miraculous objects very: the manna from Heaven, the sea from the boulder, the piece of shadow and the pillar of shell, the copper serpent on the spar, the Tabernacle. The typologies can be seen as well in the individual relinquishes, such as the daily entire burnt give, the Yahweh and Azazel goats, and the ruby-red heifer relinquish. They can be seen in the appointed epoches of the Jewish feasts as a roadmap to Salvation History. All was type and nature. The Exodus is filled to the brim with typological revelations of Christ.
The truth is these Exodus typologies are noticed throughout the Bible and the writings of the early Church Fathers. St. John the Baptist knew these typologies well, as he declares in the presence of Jesus: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin “of the worlds” !”( John 1:29) St. Paul, and the rest of the Apostles, knew these typologies as well, as he territory matter-of-factly:” These are only a darknes of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ”( Col. 2:17 ). In his letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul goes into this in more details 😛 TAGEND
I want you to know, brethren, that our leaders were all under the vapour, and all overtook through the sea, and all were christened into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same supernatural food and all drank the same supernatural booze. For they imbibe from the supernatural Rock which followed them, and the Rock was Christ.
( 1 Cor. 10:1 -4)
He is extol the typologies of Exodus as revealed in the person of Jesus Christ and the Sacraments. The Israelites elapsed through the Red Sea guided by the pillar of vapour and the pillar of barrage. As the Fathers explain, the Red Sea is a type of a baptismal font. The Israelites go down into the waters of Baptism in cover the sea and reemerge from the other side. The Holy spirit as the gloom and the ardour blesses the waters of the Sea. Pharaoh and the Egyptian soldiers are a type for sin. As they chase the Israelites through the Sea, the irrigates fall back down upon them, drowning and obliterating them away. In realization, the spray of Baptism obliterates away Original Sin and all of our sins, just as the Egyptians are washed away from the Israelites. Same descriptions can be made of the manna from Heaven and the sea from the cliff to the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit.
The ancient knowledge of the Church Fathers is that Christ and the New Covenant are encoded throughout Exodus. My newly published book, Burning Bush, Burning Hearts: Exodus as Paradigm of the Gospel, explores these typologies that are exploding forth in Exodus. The diary offers a unique narration on the underlying symbolism hidden within the story of Exodus that levels instantly to the Catholic faith.
Burning Bush, Burning Hearts attempts to plumb the penetrations of these many varied specimen in Exodus and their foreshadowing of the reality to come. Christ is the new Moses and the brand-new Joshua guiding us in this new Exodus. The Israelites were freed from slavery and oppression under Pharaoh. As Moses produced them to freedom with his wooden staff, the Cross of Christ similarly frees us from the slavery of blasphemy and fatality. Jesus is the fulfillment of Moses as a type of redeemer of his people. Exactly as Moses is the redeemer of his people the Israelites, so too, is Christ is the true Redeemer of all beings through the Church. Moses is the singular person who offers redres for the Israelites as the forerunner to Christ, who is the one Mediator between God and humanity.
The typologies of Exodus point towards Christ’s First Coming in his Incarnation. They time too towards the seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Finally, the typologies of Exodus point towards Christ’s Second Coming and the end of the world. My book tries to offer revelations into each of these happens through the emblems found in Exodus. The typologies of Exodus are our blueprint and roadmap. They disclose to us how we are to live our lives, in our own Exodus, in the desert wilderness of this world, in order that we may one day enter into the Promised Land of Heaven.
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