Jesus and Genesis
We're reading the final chapters of Genesis today and to close things out, here's an excerpt from Andrew Wilson's book, Unbreakable. Below, Andrew summarizes what we've read so far and shows us how each story points to Jesus:
"Jesus is the new Adam, who passed his garden test by submitting to the will of the Father, crushed the snake, and gave life to the dead rather than death to the living.
Jesus is the new Eve, the ancestor of all new life, through whom the promised rescue finally comes.
Jesus is the new Abel, whose blood announces that family feuds, murder, and death are on the way out, and that subsequent generations will be acquitted rather than condemned.
Jesus is the new Enoch, who knows God, walks with him, and is not subject to the power of the grave.
Jesus is the new Noah, who finds favor in the eyes of the Lord, and in whom humans are rescued from the judgement they deserve.
Jesus is the new Abraham, who trusts God, leaves his homeland to start a new nation, and ends up inheriting the world with his galaxy of descendants.
Jesus is the new Isaac, the miraculous child, offered as a sacrafice out of obedience to God, and rescued from death when all seemed lost.
Jesus is the new Jacob, who saw heaven opened, received the promises, wrestled with God, and commissioned twelve guys to bless the nations.
Jesus is the lion of Judah, praised by his brothers and victorious over his enemies, to whom the whole world brings tribute and obedience.
Jesus is the new Joseph, the beloved son who is sold for the price of a slave, abandoned, and left for dead, but who remains faithful and then gets lifted up to the right hand of the King of the world.
And that's just in Genesis."