There are numerous mirrors reflecting similarities and signs between the old and new covenants.
It must have very exciting and extraordinary for the disciples and all who heard Christ teach as they would recall what they've learned since children.
I can only imagine their amazement as they experienced the past being brought to life; the speaking of life into the ancient testimonies.
It is just as exciting for us reading these matters Today.
Then the I AM said to Moses, “Come up to the I AM, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy-[two] of the elders of Israel. You are to worship at a distance...
Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy-[two] elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under His feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky. But God did not raise His hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank...
When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the I AM settled on Mount Sinai...
- Exodus 24: 1, 9-11, 15-16aIt is written these men “saw God.”
About eight days after Yeshua said this, He took Peter, John and James with Him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As He was praying, the appearance of His face changed, and His clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Yeshua. They spoke about His departure, which He was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him...
While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, whom I have chosen; listen to Him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Yeshua was alone.
- Luke 9: 28-32, 34-36aRegarding “seeing God,” Elijah also testifies of a personal experience 'seeing' God (1 Kings 19), as have many other individuals in various ways throughout times, as these testimonies we now read have messaged.
Elijah was the spiritual leader of his time and lived roughly ten centuries after Abraham, and roughly ten centuries before Christ was revealed.
What else has been testified regarding “seeing” something?
Above the vault over their heads was what looked like a throne of lapis lazuli, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be His waist up He looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down He looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded Him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around Him.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the I AM. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of One speaking.
- Ezekiel 1: 26-28What have those like Elijah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Daniel, Abraham, Moses and others who have testified they've “seen” God been “seeing”?
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
- Colossians 1: 15
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful Word...
- Hebrews 1: 3a