Last updated on October 25, 2022
See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever…Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people (Deut 32:39-40; Deut. 32:43).
Have you ever wondered if there was a reference in the Old Testament to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? I came across this passage in Deuteronomy 32:39-40 and 32:43 while researching time reversals in the Bible for Seventh Dimension – The Howling.
www.arkcode.com (no longer available on the web) talks about in Resurrection and Possible Reversal of Time how God reversed the position of the sun by ten degrees in the Bible, which refers to the sundial (steps) of Ahaz.
Most of the information in this article is way out of my comfort zone as I’m not a mathematician, but the reference to Deuteronomy was enlightening. Even in the Old Testament, God gave hints to a coming resurrection. In verse 43, He alludes to His return as the Messiah, to avenge the blood of His servants, render vengeance on His adversaries, and that He would be merciful unto His land and to His people.
Jesus will not return until the Jews, His chosen, recognize Him as their Messiah. As we near the days of the Tribulation, I’m always looking for passages in the Old Testament that are relevant to His return, particularly in the Torah.
Interestingly, this passage also infers that no one can take away those whom God has called, that Yeshua lifted up His hands on the cross (death) and that His human life was swallowed up in victory (eternal life).
I look forward to the day when one-third of the Jews will come to know Yeshua as their personal Savior (Zech 13:9). Today is the day of Salvation. Don’t delay if you haven’t accepted Jesus into your heart.