“I Am the True Vine”

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Jesus is everything that Adam and Israel should have been. By Himself, Jesus accomplishes all that the protological (Adam) and typological (Israel) vines failed to accomplish.
Of the Gospels, none is as full of Old Testament typology as the Gospel of John. The apostle John had a keen interest in the types, shadows, symbols, metaphors, and elusive allusions the Savior employed during his earthly ministry in order to set forth his own divine glory (John 1:14). Most of the types in the Fourth Gospel are rooted in Israel’s exodus and wilderness experience. Whether it was the incarnation of the Son of God typified in the tabernacle in the wilderness (John 1:14), Jesus’ miracle of turning water to wine (John 2:1–11) in Moses’ miracle of turning ...

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