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Living in the Shadows “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Colossians 2:17.

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1 Living in the Shadows “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Colossians 2:17

2 Living in the Shadows

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7 Living in the Shadows Right & WrongGood & Evil Truth & Lies

8 Living in the Shadows “You are, in fact, comparing them both with some Real Morality, admitting that there is such a thing as a real Right, independent of what people think…” C.S. Lewis – Mere Christianity

9 Living in the Shadows “make them according to the pattern…” Exodus 25: 8-9 & 40 Acts 7: 44

10 Living in the Shadows A throne, A smoke-filled temple & Six-winged creatures saying, Holy, Holy, Holy! Isaiah 6: BC

11 Living in the Shadows A temple beyond the earthly ones Ezekiel 40: 1-4 Ezekiel BC

12 Living in the Shadows A temple beyond the earthly ones Revelation 4 Revelation 15: 5-8

13 Living in the Shadows The copies, the shadows of the Heavenly Reality Hebrews 8: 1-6 Hebrews 9: Hebrews 10: 1-2; 9-12

14 Living in the Shadows Walking in shadows Looking for justice, deliverance Truth is nowhere to be found Isaiah 59 The imminent invasion “The Redeemer will come…”

15 Living in the Shadows People walking in darkness The shadow of death Isaiah 9: 2 The imminent invasion “a light has dawned…”

16 Living in the Shadows God’s way is perfect Word of the Lord is flawless God’s law is perfect Psalm 18: 30 Psalm 19: 7 The imminent invasion

17 Living in the Shadows Word was God Light was coming Word became flesh John 1: 1-2, 9, 14 Matthew 4: The invasion “a light has dawned…”

18 Living in the Shadows Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” Christ, by highest Heav’n adored; Christ the everlasting Lord; Late in time, behold Him come, Offspring of a virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th’ incarnate Deity, Pleased with us in flesh to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel. Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” Christ, by highest Heav’n adored; Christ the everlasting Lord; Late in time, behold Him come, Offspring of a virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th’ incarnate Deity, Pleased with us in flesh to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.

19 Living in the Shadows “…Christians hold up Jesus’ birth as an example of the unseen world impinging on the visible, God’s own Son entering the world of matter with full humanity but no earthly father.” “…Christians hold up Jesus’ birth as an example of the unseen world impinging on the visible, God’s own Son entering the world of matter with full humanity but no earthly father.” Philip Yancey Rumors of Another World

20 Living in the Shadows “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3: 11

21 Living in the Shadows “…the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17: 21 John 4: “…yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth...”

22 Living in the Shadows The supernatural on earth, is merely natural in heaven Water into wine Physical healing Wilting a fig tree Dividing fish & loaves Rebirth of a soul

23 Living in the Shadows What happens on earth has heavenly consequences Earthly sinner repents > heavenly celebration Bind/loose on earth > bind/loose in heaven Witness on earth > demons fall from heaven Luke 15: 7 Matthew 16: 19 Luke 10: 18

24 Living in the Shadows Our struggle, our battles are not with earth-bound copies, but with realities in another location Ephesians 6: 10-12

25 Living in the Shadows “…because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence.” II Corinthians 4: 13 – 5: 10 “Therefore we do not lose heart.”

26 Living in the Shadows if you can see it or touch it, then it is temporary – it will not last if you can see it or touch it, then it is temporary – it will not last II Corinthians 4: 18 better to invest in the eternal – but you can’t see that! (law of entropy)

27 Living in the Shadows “Meanwhile we groan…” In fact, all creation groans! II Corinthians 5: 1-10 Romans 8: “Therefore we do not lose heart.”

28 Living in the Shadows “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis

29 Living in the Shadows glimpses of eternal glory… Matthew 17: 1-3 II Peter 1: I John 1: 1-4 “…He was transfigured before them.”

30 Living in the Shadows glimpses of eternal glory… John 1: 1-3 John 17: 4-5 John 14: 3 Philippians 3: 21 “…the glory I had with you before the world began.”

31 Living in the Shadows glimpses of eternal glory… I John 3: 2 I Corinthians 13: 12 Revelation 21: 23 “…we shall be like Him.”

32 Living in the Shadows “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Colossians 2:17


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