God’s Word Continues to Be Revealed…It is vital for any student of the Bible to understand the “hidden” things—the types and shadows that point to our Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Benny says, “Though I have taught the Old Testament for over three and a half decades, I am often amazed at how much God’s Word continues to be revealed as I study deeper and deeper, as if seeing with new eyes. It is my prayer that The Hiding God will change your life forever!” The New Testament in the Old is concealed, and the Old Testament in the New is revealed! When the early church read the Old Testament, Christ was hidden from them. The Holy Spirit had to reveal Him to them. Still, the Lord often appeared in the Old Testament.
Over 3.5 Hours of Study!In this series, Pastor Benny goes through the seven dispensations (eras) of the Bible, as well as crucial issues relevant to believers today:
- The Names of the Trinity
- The Angel of the Lord, Parts 1 & 2
- The Glory of God
Enter the pages of the Bible and discover how the historical sweep through the ages is a clear, cohesive picture of God’s love revealed to you!
What does this mean? The New Testament in the Old is concealed, and the Old Testament in the New is revealed! When the early church read the Old Testament, Christ was hidden from them. The Holy Spirit had to reveal Him to them. Still, the Lord appeared often in the Old Testament from the first sentence of Genesis—
“Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.”
The Hebrew word for God in this verse is Elohim, the Creator—a plural noun. There is one God, yet throughout the Bible we learn that He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Moving deeper into an understanding of the hiding God means seeking to understand His nature and names, beginning with the three main names of the Godhead: Elohim, Adonai, and Yahweh.
“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth” (1:1).
“The New Testament in the Old is concealed, and the Old Testament in the New is revealed!”
Jesus was, is, and will always be the expressed image of the glory of God, yet He surrendered His pre-incarnate glory when He came to earth as baby Jesus. What is that glory of God? What does it mean to believers today? In the Old Testament, the word “glory” refers to what is ahead which was fulfilled in Jesus fulfilled. We are told in the New Testament:
“And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was” (John 17:5).
Jesus Christ is the glory of God, and one day soon we will see Him in all of His glory!
“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3).