Welcome to the church of the Galatians this riveting Sunday morning. This is must-see theater (or, more apropos, must-see theatrics). You thought the Church of Corinth was something? Well, Corinth has nothing on Galatia!
Some strange aliens from outer space (or rather some religios from Jerusalem) have invaded the churches of Galatia. For lack of a better cognomen, we call them the Judaizers. They have this pernicious doctrine about who Messiah Jesus is and what He does. They confuse Him with Moses, even though those two eminent men of God look nothing alike!
Oh, but we cannot get into all of that now. But don’t fret! We delve into it in detail in Galatians: Volume 14 of Heavenly Citizens in Earthly Shoes, which is now available as paperback and eBook. For your convenience, simply click here to order.
I didn’t know it at the time, but this woman unconsciously brought to light a deep spiritual truth. In the Law of Moses the Lord repeatedly used visible physical realities to teach the Israelites invisible spiritual truths—sort of like using picture cards to teach very young children. The visible physical realities of everyday life were employed to open the eyes of God’s people to what lay behind the scenes in eternity.
A week DOES consist of only seven days, not eight. Once the seventh day is over a new week begins, itself consisting of seven days. So we have Days 1-7, followed by Days 1-7, then once again Days 1-7—for as long as time exists. There is no such thing as a Day 8…unless you’re a Beatle in love!
This understanding of the number “7” began in Genesis 1-2 with the creation of space, time, and matter. God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and He rested on the seventh day. From this the Law of Moses—as also the New Testament at times—employs the number “7” to typify “completeness” or “perfection”. Creation was made “complete” in seven days, six of those days being work days and the seventh being a day of rest. That is the typology involved in the Bible’s usage of the number “7”.
But not so fast! In some cases the Bible makes it a point to include a Day 8 in its typology. If all time is broken down into weeks consisting of Days 1-7, what are we to make of a Day 8? Hmm. Now that’s a toughie…at least it was until the Spirit revealed the typology or symbolism to me.
Do you know what Day 8 typifies? Look at it like this: if all of time consists of Days 1-7, what is left? Answer: eternity! Yes, in the holidays of Israel when a feast consisted of a Day 8, the Lord was teaching that the holiday continued into eternity. It lasted through all of time and didn’t stop there.
This is food for thought, dear friends. We have so much spiritual nutriment to feed on from the entire Word of God. Are you hungry for it?
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