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                                       The Cities of Refuge  - -  Joshua 20: 1 - 9                                   
        This is a parallel to the gospel of Christ, Video of Sermon by Pastor Myers explains it

 

Genesis 3: 15
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.

 

                                                  Job 33: 23-28  - -  Elihu counsels Job                                              
 
If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter {mediator}, one among a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness:  (24)   Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. (25)   His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:  (26)   He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness. (27)   He looketh upon men, and [if any] say, I have sinned, and perverted [that which was] right, and it profited me not;  (28)   He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
In verse 23 and 24 we find Mediator and ransom. Compare this with I Timothy 2: 5,6 to see that Jesus is our mediator and ransum. Also we see the gospel presented in these verses. Rebirth (v. 25); Repentance (v. 27); Redemption (v. 28); Restoration (v. 26). The 'pit' is spiritual death and separation from God.

 

                                                           Psalm 2                                                             
 
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  (2)   The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying], (3)  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (4)  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (5)  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. (6)  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. (7)  I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee. (8)  Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession. (9)  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. (10)  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. (11)  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. (12)  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.

Acts 4: 25, 26 quotes Psalm 2: 1,2 showing that Peter and John knew this spoke about Christ 
Hebrews 1: 5  quotes Psalm 2; 7

 

                                                              Psalm 22                             
 
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou so] far from helping me, [and from] the words of my roaring?  (2)  O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. (3)  But thou [art] holy, [O thou] that inhabitest the praises of Israel. (4)  Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. (5)  They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. 
(6)  But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. (7)  All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, [saying], (8)  He trusted on the LORD [that] he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. (9)  But thou [art] he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope [when I was] upon my mother's breasts. (10)  I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou [art] my God from my mother's belly. (11)  Be not far from me; for trouble [is] near; for [there is] none to help. (12)  Many bulls have compassed me: strong [bulls] of Bashan have beset me round.  (13)   They gaped upon me [with] their mouths, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion. (14)  I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
(15)  My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. (16)  For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. (17)  I may tell all my bones: they look [and] stare upon me. (18)  They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. (19)  But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.  (20)   Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.  (21)  Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. (22)  I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
(23)  Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. (24)   For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard. (25)  My praise [shall be] of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. (26)  The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. (27)  All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. (28)  For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations. (29)  All [they that be] fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul. (30)   A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. (31)  They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done [this]. 

 

                                                             Isaiah 53:  1 - 12    ( KJV)                                  
 
(1)  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 
(2)  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him. 
(3)  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 
(4)  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 
(5)  But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 
(6)  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 
(7)  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 
(8)  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 
(9)   And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither [was any] deceit in his mouth. 
(10)  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 
(11)   He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 
(12)   Therefore will I divide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. 

 

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