Types in The Flood - Lesson 4

Delivered From The Flood.

 

I. Type?-The term "type" or "typology" is not used in the Bible, yet as we have already seen, God used figures pointing to future figures in the bible and is one of the most interesting studies of the Bible.

 

A. TUPOS - occurs 16 times in the New Testament.

1. It is translated twice as "print"(John 20:25).

2. It is translated twice as "figure" (Acts 7:43; Romans 5:14)

3. It is translated twice as "pattern" (Titus 2:7; Hebrews 8:5)

4. It is translated once as "fashion" (Acts 7:44)

5. It is translated once as "manner" (Acts 23:25)

6. It is translated once as "form" (Romans 6:17)

7. It is translated seven times as "example" (I Corinthians 10:6-7; Philippians 3:17; I Thessalonians 1:7; II Thessalonians 3:9; I Timothy 4:12; I Peter 5:3)

 

B. It means "Figure" or "Shadow"†† - An incidence or occurrence that is historically true, but points to another person, incident, or occurrence in the future.

1. We usually can not identify the object that casts the shadow by the shadow alone, but when the object to whom the figure points is seen, all becomes clear.

2.We can not usually identify the one who casts the shadow by the shadow alone, but when the object from whom the shadow is cast is seen, all becomes clear.

 

C. Examples that we have already seen in review:

1.Adam a type of Christ- When Adam was put to sleep, and from his wounded side, the Lord God builded for him a bride.Without the New Testament record, we could have never known the meaning of the first surgical operation.

 

2. Coats of Skins a type of Calvary- In the same way Calvary is seen plainly in the sacrifice when God used the coats of sins on Adam and Eve so that they did not have to face death.The animal was the innocent sacrifice for their sin.

 

3. Noahís Ark a type of Christ- In the same way, no spiritually enlightened child of God can fail to see in the ark of Noah, Godís picture of the Savior, the ark of safety

 

D. Double Types - The ark represents the refuge for sinners from the coming judgment, but this doesnít complete the typology.Oftentimes there is a double typology.(An incident may be a type of two different things in the same scenario)

 

1. Adam- While being a figure and type of the lost sinner in need of salvation, he is also a type of the ĎLast Adam" and "Second Man" Jesus Christ.

2. Isaac-Isaac was a clear type and picture of the Son to be sacrificed, but also, a clear picture, at the same time, of the sinner himself that needed a Savior. God provided a substitute ram found caught in the bushes. (Genesis 22:13)


II. Double Type Of The Flood- The ark is truly a type of Christ as Savior from the coming judgment, but the Flood is also a picture of the great Tribulation of the end time, and Godís plan for His remnant. to be brought through the Tribulation by the ark of safety, Jesus Christ.

 

A. How do we know this?We read in the book of Matthew:

 

Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

 

To this question Jesus answered:

 

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

 

B. Before- Notice the word "before."There were only three classes of people on earth in the days before the Flood. These are represented by Enoch, Noah, and the wicked that perished in the Flood.The same three classes of people are in the world today, and will be present at the coming of the Son of Man.

 

1. Enoch- Enoch was translated before the Flood came.

2. Noah- Noah and his family were saved fromdestruction.

3. The Wicked- The wicked perished in the Flood.

 

C.The Apostle Paul identifies these three classes ofpeople in existence today in the book of I Corinthians:

 

I Corinthians 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

 

Every person fits into one of these categories:

 

1. A Jew is a physical descendant of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob.

2. Israelites are descendants of Israel.

3. All who are neither Jews nor Israelites are called Gentiles.

 

4.But there is also a group made up of both Jews and Gentiles, called the Church, the Body of Christ.


Everyone that trusts in the shed blood of Christ for salvation is a member of the true church.With this in mind, remember these words from the book of Matthew:

 

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

 

E.This will be repeated- We know because the Lord promised before He returns for the Second Coming and the Great Tribulation, He will call out the true believers as He said in the book of I Thessalonians:

 

I Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

I Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

 

F.The Day of the Lord- Then the Day of the Lord will be ushered in, and the greatest tribulation on earth will be experienced-A time so terrible that except those days were shortened, there would be no flesh saved.

 

G. Israel- But Israel is still here after the church is raptured. God has made a way for the faithful remnant of Jacobís seed so that they will not be destroyed by the seed of the serpent, the Antichrist.

H. Rapture before the judgment- Just as Enoch was translated before the judgment fell and Noah was safe in the ark, so after the church is raptured and tribulation begins, God will prepare a place of safety for the believing remnant of Israel.

I. Greatest Revival In History-Then comes the revival. The remnant will, of course, be the prime target of the Antichrist, but God protects them like He protected Noah and his family.

J. People Saved- Eight people were saved in the ark- 144,000 will be saved, at least at one time during the Tribulation.

K. The Balance- The balance of unfaithful, wicked peoplewill all perish.


III. Prophecies earlier by the prophets:

 

A.Ezekiel

 

Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them].

Ezekiel 36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

 

B. How About Jeremiah?

 

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day [is] great, so that none [is] like it: it [is] even the time of Jacobís trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. ....

Jeremiah 30:10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their

captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make [him] afraid.

Jeremiah 30:11 For I [am] with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

 

C. Greatest Evangelists of All Time- After the church is raptured, there will be a remnant of the true Israel converted and they will become the greatest evangelists of††††† all time.The result will be multiplied numbers of people from every race, religion, tribe, and nation will be saved.

 

These with Israel will have to suffer persecution, but will be delivered by the Second Coming of Christ with His Church.John tells us in the book of Revelation:

 

Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Revelation 7:5 Of the tribe of Juda [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad........


††† John then continues:

 

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

 

These have to be the converts in the Tribulation converted by the preaching of the 144,000 that John mentioned earlier. This is spelled out by John just a little bit later in the book of Revelation:

 

Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.