Monday, December 25, 2017

What Symbols Are Used for Both Christ and His People?

There are six literary symbols used for both Christ and his people.

1. A Branch. For Christ, in Is. 11:1-4, "A branch out of his roots shall bear fruit," and "with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked;" in Zech. 6:12, 13, Heb. 3 :1-4 2 Is. 4:2, Zech. 3:8, Jer. 23 15, 33:15, 16.  
  • For his People. John 15:5, "Ye are the branches;" Is. 60:21, "The people also shall be all righteous, the branch of my planting;" also, Rom. 11 :16, and Ps. 80:11, 15.
2. Light. For Christ, In John 8 :12, Jesus spake, "I am the light of the world" also, in John 9:15, Luke 2:32, and I John 1:5, "God is light."  
  • For his People. Phil. 2:15, "Among whom ye are seen as lights in the world," Matt. 5:14, Eph. 5:8, Acts 13:47, Is. 42:6, and Prov. 4:18.
3. A Stone. For Christ in I Pet. 2:4, 6, 7, 8, "A living stone," "A chief corner-stone," "the stone which the builders rejected," "a stone of stumbling;" also, Ps. 118:22, Eph. 2:20, Matt. 21:42. 
  • For his People. I Pet. 2 :5, "Ye also as living stones are built up a spiritual house;" also, Eph. 2:21, 22.
4. A Temple. Used for Christ in Rev. 21 :22, "And I saw no temple therein for the Lord God the
Almighty and the Lamb are the temple thereof ;"
also, John 2: 9, 21.  
  • For his People. I Cor. 3 :16, 17, "For the temple of God is holy which temple ye are," and I Cor. 6:19, II Cor. 6:16.
5. A Sun. For Christ. Ps. 84:11, "For the Lord God is a sun and shield;" also, Mai. 4:2, Rev. 21 123, 22:5.  
  • For his People. Judges 5:31, "Let them that love thee be as the sun;" also, Matt. 13:43.
6. A Star. For Christ. Rev. 22:16, "I am the bright and morning star," II Pet. 1 :19, "Until the day dawn and the day-star arise in your hearts;" also, Num. 24:17.
  • For his People. Dan. 12:1-3, "And they that be wise shall shine," "and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."

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