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TitleTypes and Shadows (Mosiah 3:15)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsAnointing; Jesus Christ; Poetry; Types

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Types and Shadows 

[F]ill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite:  for I have provided me a king among his sons. (I Sam. 16:1)
Samuel filled the horn 
with holy oil, 
and among the sons of Jesse,
sought Israel’s future king. 
He anointed the shepherd
on whom rested,
from that day forth,
the Spirit of the Lord. 
When the father sent his son 
with bread and corn
to his embattled brethren,
David arose and went
early in the morning 
to the valley of Elah;
There Goliath, arrogant as evil,
determined as destruction, 
defied the armies 
of the living God.  
Willingly, the anointed son 
descended into the valley 
of the shadow of death,
and in the name of Israel’s God, 
crushed the giant’s head.
Delivered, the men arose 
with a mighty shout; 
with dancing and joy 
the women in all the cities
sang his praise.
From Bethlehem
the beloved son 
ascended to the seat 
of power, justice, judgement—
that glorious throne
from which the King of Kings
will one day rule and reign.


Scripture Reference

Mosiah 3:15