“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)
“Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” (Col 3:24)
The things that applied to them in the natural realm were all examples of things concerning Christ and His church in the spiritual realm.
From Hagar and Sarah being a type of the Law and the Promise of grace, and the Red Sea being a type of baptism for the children of Israel, to the Tabernacle in the wilderness being a type of Christ who was to come, the New Testament is concealed in the Old Testament and the Old Testament is revealed in the New Testament.
Everything that happened to the people of Israel, every word contained in the Law of Moses, every prophecy prophesied by the prophets were all pointing and pertaining to Christ and His Church.
That is why the Spirit of Christ spoke through the psalmist in declaring,
“Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40: 7 & 8)
Before the priests in the Old Testament could begin their priesthood and before kings could begin their kingship, they had to be anointed with the oil of anointing in order to serve the Lord.
The Prophet Isaiah prophesied of a time when a new type of anointing would come upon all of God’s children that would break the yoke of bondage.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” (Isaiah 10:27)
Jesus told the first disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they were endued with “power from on high.”
The anointing brings power and the anointing brings wisdom (1 John 2:27). This teaching explains how to walk in the anointing of God in order to serve the Lord.