In last week’s post, The New and Improved Law (part 3), I went over the holy days of Leviticus 23 that I used to rigorously observe. For over 25 years I kept these days somewhat according to the Old Covenant’s commands to Israel of obeying God (I did not, of course, offer any animal sacrifices at a temple). Because I am gaining (note: gaining – I am still learning!) understanding of the New Covenant, I am highly awestruck by how Jesus Christ fulfilled all of the holy days that the Israelites observed.
These Old Covenant holy days, were just that – days that
picture Jesus Christ. They were not
prophecies that were fulfilled one by one
on a timeline. No, they were all fulfilled when
Jesus came onto the world scene and died for
the sins of humanity.
But, along with the observance of these days (which
I no longer keep) was my anticipation that, before Christ
returns to the earth, the Church would be affected
by tremendous turmoils and cataclysmic events
never before experienced on earth. And because of that,
I would be told to flee and be transported somehow
to a special place of protection – to an area somewhere
in the world – to a definite place of safety called Petra.
Can you believe that? Actually, I did consider this place
to be a temporary safe haven for me as a Christian.
I must be crazy telling you this! But that is
purpose of this post.