Archive for July 9th, 2010

Man ruined, wholly ruined, hopelessly helplessly, eternally ruined!

Man regenerated by the Spirit of God, and by the Spirit of God alone wholly made a new creature in Christ!

Man redeemed, redeemed by precious blood from all his sins, not by works of righteousness, not by deeds of the law, not by ceremonies, prayers, or resolutions, but by the precious blood of Christ!

source: Charles Spurgeon, ‘Natural or Spiritual’ NO. 407

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(1Ki 1:39) Solomon, son of David, is anointed as a shadow of the greater son of David i.e. the Christ.

(1Ki 2) Solomon administers justice by acting in judgment toward those who oppose the establishment of the kingdom of God. Shadows Christ.

(1Ki 3:12-14) Solomon’s greatness in wisdom, riches and the potential for a long life foreshadow the greatness of the Christ.

(1Ki 4:20,25) The happiness of Israel in peace under their own vines and fig trees foreshadows ultimate experience of kingdom in new earth.

(1Ki 4:21,24) Solomon’s rule over the surrounding kings prefigure Christ’s rule over the kings of all the earth.

(1Ki 4:22-23) Solomon’s daily banquet foreshadows the greater messianic banquet of the Christ.

(1Ki 4:29-34) Christ’s wisdom greater than Solomon’s & the wisdom of this world. Jesus spoke proverbs/parables. All nations hear his wisdom.

(1Ki 5:4) The rest experienced in Solomon’s day foreshadows the sabbath-rest experienced in the Christ.

(1Ki 6) Solomon’s building the temple foreshadowing the Son of David who builds a temple not of bricks&mortar but of people c.f Eph 5:20-22.

(1Ki 6) Solomon’s temple recalls imagery from Eden e.g. fruit trees, flowers, cherubim. Christ to restore Eden in New Jerusalem, holy holies

(1Ki 6) Solomon’s temple copies the heavenly temple as described in Isaiah, Ezekiel and Revelation.

(1Ki 7:21) The temple pillars Jachin & Boaz points to the God of salvation. God establishes and strengthens. c.f Rev 3:12.

(1Ki 7:21) The temple pillars Jachin & Boaz points to the God of salvation. God establishes and strengthens. c.f Rev 3:12.

(1Ki 7) Some of the details of the temple symbolise the created order e.g. the sea, the heavenly lights (lamp stand), altar (earth).

(1Ki 7:51) The glory of the nations is brought into the temple. c.f. Rev 21:24-26 The kings of earth will bring their glory into the city.

(1Ki 8:10-11) The cloud of God’s glory filling temple indicates God’s presence among his people. More evident on Pentecost & eternal state.

(1Ki 8:29) As God looks upon the temple to see and hear his people in their pleas so too God looks upon his living-temple (the Church).

(1Ki 8:33,35,37,46) God’s focus on his temple (Christ) means that the covenant curses can be removed from his people.

(1Ki 8:41-43) The temple (Christ) is to be where all nations (Gentiles) are drawn so that they too will learn to fear and plead to God.

(1Ki 8:65-66) Solomon’s feast is a foreshadowing of the blessing, joy and gladness of God’s people in the messianic banquet.

(1Ki 9:25) As Solomon led Israel in worshiping the LORD in the 3 yearly festivals he is a type of Christ who leads his people in worship.

(1Ki 10:1-13) The queen of Sheba coming to hear Solomon’s wisdom foreshadows the greater wisdom of the Christ to whom come all nations.

(1Ki 10:14-29) The greatness of Solomon foreshadows the greater greatness of the Christ in his kingdom.

(1Ki 11:1-11) Clearly Solomon is not the Christ! There needs to be another son of David who will come and fulfill God’s promises to David.

(1Ki 11:13,32,36) God preserves the line of David and maintains the kingdom of Judah so that the future son of David will come from his line

(1Ki 12:15) God works providentially in the foolishness of men to bring about the purposes of his word.

(1Ki 12:16,19) Israel rejects the God ordained house of David as their king. So too they will reject the LORD’s Christ.

(1Ki 13:1-2) In his faithfulness God sends his word to Israel that he will still accomplish his purposes with the house of David.

(1Ki 13:32,34;14:10-11,15-16) Destruction of Bethel, house of Jeroboam & giving up of Israel display God’s wrath that the Christ will bear.

(1Ki 14:21-24) Rehoboam is not the promised Son of David.

(1Ki 14:25-26) The shadow form of the kingdom of God begins to fade. Contrasts with the eternal kingdom of God established in the Christ.

(1Ki 15:4,29) In contrast to the royal houses of Israel God preserves the house of David from whom will come the Christ.

(1Ki 17:1-7) Elijah declares God’s coming judgment. Elijah foreshadows John the Baptist.

(1Ki 17:9-16) The sustaining provision of food through Elijah foreshadows the life-sustaining provision of Christ c.f. loaves and fishes.

(1Ki 17:17-24) Elijah’s raising the widow’s son points to the Christ who also raises a widow’s son and will raise the dead.

(1Ki 18:30,42) Elijah makes sacrifice to remove wrath and intercedes for Israel’s forgiveness as does the Christ as both sacrifice & priest.

(1Ki 19:12) God makes himself known to Elijah in his spoken word. God makes himself known in the Word become flesh.

(1Ki 19:18) God saves by preserving himself a faithful remnant. This is a repeated pattern in Scripture. c.f. Rom 11:1-6.

(1Ki 20:28) The God who saves is a God who is powerful to save in both on the hills and in the valleys.

(1Ki 21:13) Another innocent man will be receive God-decreed judgment though innocent of false charges of blasphemy.

(1Ki 22:19-23) The actions of a lying spirit are ordained by God to achieve his purposes. God is sovereign.

(1Ki 22:41-45) Despite the evil of Israel under Ahab, God still raises up kings of the House of David – a future hope that will be Christ.

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