Question on Types of Christ

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  1. kyredneck

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    I'm not even certain what criteria to base my question on (actual number of similarities in the type maybe?), much less if I'm phrasing the question correctly. but here goes:

    In your opinion, or to the best of your knowledge, what is the most complete or descriptive type of Christ to be found in the Bible?

    I have one in mind. I'd like to see how many or if anyone agrees with me, or if there's one 'better' than mine. :)

    The question may just boil down to, “What is your favorite type of Christ?”
     
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    All right, I'll be the first to jump in. I will say Solomon, king of Israel, son of David, builder of the temple, full of wisdom.

    Solomon is not often mentioned as a type but the similarities are significant. Consider Christ, King of the Jews, son of David, founder of the Church, full of wisdom.
     
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    I would say Moses because you can see Matthew making that correlation with the Christmas story.
     
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    Melchizadek, who had no beginning and no end, and received tribute, was a priest, fits pretty well.
     
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    There's nothing in scripture that suggest Christ typed. :wavey:
     
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    Excellent synopsis. Excellent choice.

    On builder of the temple:

    3 if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious:
    4 unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious,
    5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Pet 2

    7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready at the quarry; and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building. 1 Ki 67

    Take note, the stones were made ready BEFORE being added to the building. When you're one of those 'regeneration before faith' guys like me, you keep a keen eye out out for such tidbits!
     
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    Moses is an excellent type of Christ, and the inference, or 'pointers' I like to call them, to that is found in several places, Acts 7 & Rev 12 for a couple.
     
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    Johnv, there's at least one or two of you guys in every crowd........heheh, me usually being one of them. :)
     
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    Yeah, I like Melchizadek as a type of Christ, and he most definitely is 'pointed' to in both the old and new testaments. It's the Melchizadek thread over on the General forum that got me to thinking about this one. :)
     
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    Here's a high five :wavey:
     
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    My pick was Joseph as a type of Christ, and, besides the many points of analogy between him and Christ, the striking thing to me is that nowhere in the scripture is to be found any reference (or ‘pointer’) that points to Joseph as a type of Christ (correct me if I’m wrong). Here’s what Pink (in case you ain’t figgered it out yet, I’m a big Pink fan) has to say in ‘Gleanings From Genesis”, where he devotes seven chapters to Joseph alone:

    http://www.pbministries.org/books/pink/Gleanings_Genesis/genesis_40.htm


    There are at least 100 ‘similarities’ between Joseph and Christ in the scripture. These are just a few of them gleaned from this site: http://www.apocalipsis.org/Joseph.htm

    JOSEPH AS A TYPE OF CHRIST

    There is nothing bad (sinful) mentioned about Joseph or Jesus in scripture.

    Both were loved by their father

    Both rejected by their brothers

    Both Joseph and Christ were unjustly tried, Joseph was unjustly charged with trying to rape Potiphar's wife (Gen 39:1-20).

    Both were unjustly sold see Gen 37:28 and Mat 26:15.

    Both suffered; Joseph in prison and Jesus on the cross.

    Both were later crowned with glory and honour (Gen 41:39-45, Heb 2:9).

    Both delivered men from death

    Genesis 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph
    Matthew 3:17 "This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased."

    Genesis 37:4 his brothers, they hated him
    John 15:25 They hated me without a cause.

    Genesis 37:8 His brothers said to him, "Are you indeed to reign over us?... So they hated him even more because of his dreams and his words.
    Luke 19:14 We do not want this man to rule over us.

    Genesis 37:11 So his brothers were jealous of him,
    Mark 15:10 it was out of jealousy that the chief priests had handed him over.

    Genesis 37:18 They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. Matthew 27:1 the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus in order to bring about his death.

    Genesis 37:23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe
    Matthew 27:28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him

    Genesis 37:28 sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver.
    Matthew 26:15 They paid him thirty pieces of silver.

    Genesis 39:4 Joseph found favor in his sight ...he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had.
    John 3:35 The Father loves the Son and has placed all things in his hands.

    Genesis 40:2-3 Pharaoh was angry with his two officers ... and he put them ... in the prison where Joseph was confined.
    Luke 23:32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.

    Genesis 40:13 Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office (to one, a message of life)
    Luke 23:43 He replied, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

    Genesis 40:15 I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon."
    Hebrews 4:15 one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin.

    Genesis 41:46 Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh
    Luke 3:23 Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his work.

    Genesis 41:55 Pharaoh said ... "Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do."
    John 2:5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."

    Genesis 45:1 Joseph made himself known to his brothers.
    Luke 24:31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him

    Genesis 45:7 God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors.
    1 John 4:9 God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.

    Genesis 45:12 And now your eyes ... see that it is my own mouth that speaks to you.
    Luke 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself.

    Genesis 45:18 Take your father and your households and come to me
    Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you that are weary ... and I will give you rest.

    Genesis 45:26-28 26 And they told him, "Joseph is still alive! ... Israel said, "Enough! My son Joseph is still alive. I must go and see him before I die."
    Luke 24:5 Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.

    Genesis 46:30 Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."
    Luke 2:29 "Now Lord, Thou dost let Thy bond-servant depart in peace, according to Thy work; For my eyes have seen Thy salvation,

    Genesis 47:23 Then Joseph said to the people, ...I have this day bought you
    1 Corinthians 6:19-20 you are not your own? For you were bought with a price
     
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    All good stuff. I to pick Joseph. In fact, preached Joseph as a type of Christ Sunday morniong.
     
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    I agree Joseph is a wonderful picture of Christ, but Joseph was not perfect. He concealed his identity to his brothers, accused them of being spies, held Simeon captive, and even set them up by putting their money back in their bags. So, he was not 100% honest with his brothers and frightened them to death.

    Gen 42:7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
    8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
    9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
    10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
    11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
    12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.



    Gen 42:24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
    25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.
    26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
    27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
    28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
     
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    I think queen Esther was a good type of Christ. She was only spoken of as good and full of grace. She was loved by the king above all other women. She was always obedient to her uncle Mordecai as her parents were dead. As Christ is the last or second Adam, she was the second queen. She was willing to give her life to save her people. She was an advocate for the Jews as Christ is our advocate. She brought down evil Haman who like Satan wanted to be ruler and kill all the Jews.
     
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