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The Cross and It's Shaddow

The Cross and It's Shaddow

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The Cross and It’s Shadow
S.N. Haskell
Reproduction Copyright Maranatha Media 2001..AUTHOR’S PREFACEEternity can never fathom the depth of love revealed in the cross of Calvary. It was therethat theinfinite love of Christ and the unbounded selfishness of Satan stood face to face. Theentire systemof Judaism, with its types and symbols, was a shadow of the cross, extending fromCalvary back tothe gate of Eden, and contained a compacted prophecy of the gospel.At the present day the person who comes to the study of the New Testament through theinterpreting lights of the types and symbols of the Levitical services, finds a depth andrichness inthe study that are found in no other way. It is impossible to have exalted views of Christ’satoningwork if the New Testament is studied without a previous knowledge of the deep,bloodstainedfoundations in the Old Testament gospels of Moses and the prophets.“In every sacrifice, Christ’s death was shown. In every cloud of incense His righteousnessascended. By every jubilee trumpet His name was sounded. In the awful mystery of theholy of holies His glory dwelt.”In the light shining from the sanctuary, the books of Moses, with their detail of offeringsandsacrifices, their rites and ceremonies, usually considered so meaningless and void of interest,become radiant with consistency and beauty. There is no other subject which so fullyunites all partsof the inspired Word into one harmonious whole, as the subject of the sanctuary. Everygospel truthcenters in the sanctuary service, and radiates from it like the rays from the sun.Every type used in the entire sacrificial system was designed by God to bear resemblancetosome spiritual truth. The value of these types consisted in the fact that they were chosenby GodHimself to shadow forth the different phases of the complete plan of redemption, madepossible bythe death of Christ. The likeness between type and antitype is never accidental, but issimply afulfilment of the great plan of God.In “The Cross and Its Shadow,” the type and the antitype are placed side by side, with thehopethat the reader may thus become better acquainted with the Saviour. It is not theintention of theauthor of this work to attack any error that may have been taught in regard to the serviceof thesanctuary, or to arouse any controversy, but simply to present the truth in its clearness. The book is the result of many years of prayerful study of the types and symbols of thesanctuaryservice, and is sent forth with a prayer that the reading of it may arrest the attention of thethoughtless, give the Christian new views of Christ’s character, and lead many into thesunlight of God’s love..INTRODUCTIONIn the government of God, law is the basis upon which everything is made to rest. Law is
thefoundation of God’s throne, the stability of His government and character, and theexpression of Hislove and wisdom. Disobedience of this law caused the fall of Satan and his host.Disobedience toGod’s commands by Adam and Eve opened the flood gates of woe upon the world, andplunged thewhole human family into impenetrable darkness. But divine love had conceived a planwherebyman might be redeemed. This plan was revealed in the promise, “I will put enmitybetween thee andthe woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shaltbruise Hisheel.”Since the divine law is as sacred as God Himself, only one equal with God could makeatonement for its transgression. Hence, the seed of the woman could refer to none otherthan theLord Jesus Christ. In this promise to our first parents a gleam of hope penetrated thegloom thatenveloped the minds of the sinful pair, and when a system of sacrifices was made knownto themthat demanded the life of an innocent victim, they could see more clearly the import of the promise,– that it involved the death of God’s dear Son to atone for their sin and meet the claims of thebroken law. Through this system of sacrifices, the shadow of the Cross reached back tothebeginning, and became a star of hope, illuminating the dark and terrible future, andrelieving it of itsutter desolation.It was the reflection from the Cross that reached back to the antediluvian age, and keptalive thehope of the faithful few in those years of weary waiting. It was the faith in the Cross thatsustainedNoah and his family during that terrible experience when God was punishing the world foritstransgression of His holy law. It was a knowledge of the Cross and its significance thatcausedAbraham to forsake his country, his kindred, and his father’s house, and sojourn with hissons in aland of strangers. It is written of him, “He believed in the Lord, and he accounted it to himforrighteousness.” In prophetic vision, Moses was permitted to see the Cross of Christ, andunderstandmore fully the significance of the brazen serpent he had lifted up in the wilderness for thehealing of the people. It was this view that took away the sting of punishment for his own sin, andreconciledhim to the decree that, “he must die in the mount, and be gathered to his people.” The simple system of sacrifices instituted by the Lord in the beginning to symbolize, orprefigure, Christ, was almost totally lost sight of during the bondage of the children of Israel inEgypt. Upon their return to Canaan, Moses, by divine direction, gave them a moreelaborate system,designated in the Scriptures as the “sanctuary and its services.” This earthly sanctuary,with everyminutia of its construction, equipment, and service, was to be built and operated inharmony withthe pattern of the heavenly shown to him in Mount Sinai. Every form, ceremony, anddetail of this
service had a significance, and was designed to give the worshiper a more completeunderstandingof the great remedial system.In the sanctuary, the Cross of Christ is the great center of the whole scheme of humanredemption. Around it clusters every truth of the Bible. From it radiates light from thebeginning tothe end of both dispensations. Nor does it stop here. It penetrates the great beyond, andgives thechild of faith a glimpse of the glories of the future eternal state. Yea, more than this, isaccomplished by the Cross. The love of God is manifest to the universe. The prince of thisworld iscast out. The accusations which Satan has brought against God are refuted, and thereproach whichhe has cast upon heaven is forever removed. The justice and immutability of God’s lawaresustained, and angels, as well as men, are drawn to the Redeemer. The Cross of Christbecomes thescience and song of the universe.It can be truthfully said of the author of “The Cross and Its Shadow,” as it was of one of old, thathe is “mighty in the Scriptures.” In this book he is giving to the world, in condensed form,theresults of the study of years upon this great theme. Through the figures and symbolsused in theministration in the earthly sanctuary, the author has made the closing work of Christ inthe heavenly.Sanctuary very clear. The similarity and connection between type andantitype have been made soplain that no one can fail to comprehend the great central truths of the plan of salvationas unfoldedin the service and ministration of the earthly sanctuary.In these days of superficial study, and the consequent man-made theory of the plan of salvation,it is refreshing to find a book like “The Cross and Its Shadow,” which lifts up Jesus, andpresentsHim to the world as revealed in types, as shadowed in symbols, as prefigured in therevelations of the prophets, as unveiled in the lessons given to His disciples, and as manifested in thewonderfulmiracles wrought for the sons of men.As the Word is honored by the author, may the Holy Spirit, the great Teacher of righteousness,honor the author by making his book the means of saving many souls in God’s eternalkingdom.G. A. IRWIN,Loma Linda, California..SECTION 1 – The Sanctuary The Heavenly Sanctuary There is a house in heaven built, The temple of the living God, The tabernacle true, where guiltIs washed away by precious blood.Long since, our High Priest entered there,Who knows the frailties of our frame,Who loves, to hear his people’s prayer,And offer to our God the same. The daily ministry he bore, Till ended the prophetic days;He opened then the inner door, To justify the sacred place.Before the ark of ten commands,On which the mercy-seat is placed,

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