The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ Through The Lens Of The Old Testament


Exodus 32:7-8, 19

7 The Lord spoke to Moses: “Go down at once! For your people you brought up from the land of Egypt have acted corruptly. 8 They have quickly turned from the way I commanded them; they have made for themselves an image of a calf. They have bowed down to it, sacrificed to it, and said, ‘Israel, these are your gods, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.’”

While Moses was coming down the mountain of God, carrying the ten commandments, He threw it and broke it [verse 19] because the people were worshipping a golden calf and in doing so, they broke and rejected the Word of God.

The ten commandments that Moses brought down from God represented Jesus Christ who is called the Word of God. The broken ten commandments can be likened to Jesus’ broken body on the cross for our sins.

Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced because of our rebellion,
crushed because of our iniquities;
punishment for our peace was on him,
and we are healed by his wounds.

Exodus 34:1

The Lord said to Moses, “Cut two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.

God told Moses to go back up and bring back down another set of two stone tablets [the ten commandments] illustrating Jesus’ resurrection.

Jesus came down from the Father [heaven] to give the people the very Words of God, but in turn, they [the religious leaders] rejected Him and handed Him over to Pontius Pilate to be scourged and put to death. On the third day, He rose from the grave victoriously as the first fruits [1 Corinthians 15:20], indicating that those who die in Christ will participate in the resurrection of the saints. 

While I was in church today, a picture appeared in my mind of Moses descending from the mountain with the ten commandments and then the ten commandments turned into Jesus as a baby.

That is why I used Moses and the ten commandments as an illustration of Jesus’ death and resurrection.