I know the old testament can be difficult to understand, and I know that it can be hard to reconcile some of what we read with what we read in the new testament.
However, the old testament is as valid as Scripture as the new is (2 Timothy 3 v 16).
The old is full of references to Jesus, indeed it all points towards Jesus.
In Luke 24 we see Jesus appearing to two of the disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24 v 13 to 32).
Jesus spoke to them about Himself by explaining the Scriptures; the Word says by expounding Moses and the prophets (Luke 24 v 27).
This means that Jesus used the Scripture from the old testament (as we know it now) to explain about Himself.
And the disciples were excited about this, saying that their hearts did burn while He was expounding the Scriptures (Luke 24 v 32).
This means that they were very excited about hearing the Word of God being expounded, explaining truths about Jesus; they were excited and “fired up”.
Is that how we feel when we are reading and studying the Word or hearing teaching from the Word?
If we are not truly excited (or have our hearts burning) by the Word of God then we do not have a true revelation of the source.
All scripture (old testament and new testament), was inspired by God and is the Word of God made manifest (2 Timothy 3 v 16).
The Holy Spirit is ready and waiting to help you see Jesus in the old testament as you read, mediate and study His Word, but you have to make the decision yourself to open the Bible and start the process.
I would urge you today to get into His Word and prepare for your heart to burn.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your precious Word, thank you that this is where I will find out the truth about Jesus and His finished work”.
Luke 24 v 32…..And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?