The Body versus its Shadow

By: Mary Felde
From: March - April 2014
Found in: The Gospel of Grace

A shadow is never by it’s own. Once we see a shadow we know with absolute certainty that there is a substance causing the shadow. Now, would we study the shadow for the shadow’s sake, or would we start searching for and study the substance? We know the answer: the substance is the real thing! This is a great secret when it comes to reading and interpreting the Bible. The law was given by Moses but grace and truth (reality) came with Jesus. The Bible is very clear regarding what is the body and what is the shadow:

Colossians 2:16-17 says, “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.” Hebrews 10:1 says, “For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things…”

The good things – the substance – have now come: Christ and the reality of Him in us! In Global Grace News we will this month continue to study these wonderful truths about the finished work of Jesus Christ and the New Covenant of Grace established through His everlasting blood.

By: Mary Felde

Mary Felde is a missionary and worldwide speaker of the Word of God. She has thought in churches, seminars, conferences, and Bible schools on four continents.

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