The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. -John 1:14 KJV
It has been said that the New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed, and that in the New Testament the Old Testament is revealed. In the Old we see the beginning of all things; in the New we see the end of all things. In the Old we see types and shadows; in the New we see substance and fulfillment. In the Old we see Mt. Sinai; in the New we see Mt. Calvary. In the Old we see the letter of the law; in the New we see the Spirit of grace.
The voice of the prophets speaks in the Old while in the New we hear the voice of the Son. Together, the books tell one story. It is the story of redemption revealed in time and space, through real people and actual events. It is His story—the story of the Redeemer and the redeemed.
Jesus established the law and fulfilled the Law. He is the message of prophecy and the fulfillment of prophecy, the promised sin-bearer and the One who gave His life for our sins. In Jesus Christ the Old and New Testaments are like two musical movements that come together to make one glorious symphony, like the two lenses on a pair of binoculars that bring the image close and into focus, like the flame of two burning candles that come together to make one glorious light.
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