A future message will detail scriptural reasons the Old Testament is best interpreted by the New. This blog employs the Principle involved to explain why the Godhead/Trinity is active in both Testaments, but clearly understood only in the New.
For example, Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:26 says, “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness....’” John 1:1-3 explains that the US in 1:26 is none other than God the Son, the Word of God, who Was God, Is God and with God from the beginning. For Jesus created all that exists in the heavens and on the earth. Colossians 1:16 also stated that truth.
Isaiah 6:1 has another example. The prophet had a powerful vision revealed in the temple. “In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple”. John 12:41 posited Jesus as the Glory Isaiah saw. Which John’s vision in Revelation 1:12-13 underscored: “I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest....”
Just so, as Genesis 3:8-9 states, Jesus came in a visible form to visit Adam and Eve. While his presence uplifted them in innocence, and offered a remarkable forecast of our eternal fellowship with the Son of God in perfection, their sin severed the relationship. Instead of anticipating his visit, they FEARED hearing his footsteps. The sound terrified them in their guilt, and they hid!
These few examples, of MORE, help us understand: whenever God communicated with humanity in any age, he always SPOKE through his Eternal WORD, the Eternal SON, whether through Moses, or the prophets, Hebrews 1:1—whatever form his pre-incarnate presence assumed. End Part I