The three children in the Furnice?
Father,Son and Holy Spirit!
and the fourth is like the Son of God!
In Orthodoxy this is a Pre-figuration of Christ!
and is used in Liturgy ...........almost all of the Old Testament has pre-figurations of Christ.
quote/ Nebuchadnezzar sat on a high throne near the furnace. When he heard the singing, he was astonished, then dumbfounded. He rose up in haste and
said to his counselors, "But I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not burnt, and the form of the fourth is like the
Son of God." Then he came near to the furnace and said, "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come out and come
In the following prophecy, Zachariah foretold that the Messiah would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver.
In the prophecy the discourse emanates from the name of God, Who offers the Judean commanders to designate to Him a payment for all that He did for
their people: “
If it is agreeable to you,
give Me My wages; and if not, refrain” so they weighed out for My wages thirty pieces of silver.
And the Lord said to me
“throw it to the potter — that princely price they set on Me.” So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord
for the potter” (Zach. 11:12-13).
As we know from the Gospel that for thirty pieces of silver Judas Iscariot betrayed his Teacher.
However Judas did not expect that Christ would be condemned to death. Having heard of this,
he regretted his deed and threw away in the temple the coins that were given to him. For those thirty pieces of silver, the high ranked priests
bought from the potter a piece of land for the burial of strangers, just as Zachariah had predicted. (Mat. 27:9-10).
The prophet Amos foretold of the eclipse of the sun,
which happened during Christ’s crucifixion. “And it shall come to pass in that day” says the Lord God, T
hat I will make the sun go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in broad daylight” (Am. 8:9).
We find a similar prophecy in Zachariah: “It shall come to pass in that day that there will be no light…It shall be one day which is known to the
Lord: Neither day nor night. But at evening time it shall happen that it will be light” (Zach. 14:6-9).
Yet one little while, and I will move the heaven and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land, And I will move all nations, — And the Desired of all
Nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts… Great shall be the glory of this last house, more than the
first…” (Aggeus 2:6-7).
“Behold the Man whose name is the BRANCH, From His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the Temple of the Lord… He shall be a priest
on His throne” (Zach. 6:12-13).
“Behold I send My Angel (the prophet John) and he shall prepare the way before My face and presently the Lord whom you seek shall unexpectedly
come into His temple, and the Angel of the Testament whom you desire. Behold He comes, saith the Lord of Hosts” (Mal. 3:1).
God the Father calls the Messiah “The desired of all Nations,” “Branch,” “Lord” and “Angel of the Testament.”
These names of the Messiah which were known to the Jews from previous prophecies bound all the numerous preceding prophecies regarding Christ into a
whole. Malachias was the last Old Testament prophet.
His prophecy regarding the sending of the “Angel” to prepare the path for the Lord Who was to follow shortly, ends the mission of the Old
Testament prophets and begins the period of awaiting the coming of Christ.
We can only agree to the prophecy brought forth by Zacharias that the Messiah was to found the Lord’s Temple.
Here the discourse is not about the founding of a stone Temple (which could not possibly hold all peoples) but of a spiritual one — Churches of the
Faithful. Since God inhabits the souls of the faithful as in a Temple. (Lev. 26:12).
There's heaps more.....
In the Old Testament books, several hundred prophecies about the Messiah and His blessed Kingdom can be found.
They are scattered throughout almost all the books of the Old Testament, beginning with the Five Books of Moses and ending with the last prophets
Zachariah and Malachi. The Prophet Moses, King David, the Prophets Isaiah, Daniel and Zachariah wrote the most about the Messiah.
When Abraham returned, he met solemnly with Melchizedek, who was a priest of the Most-high God and King of Salem. He offered bread and wine as a gift
to Abraham and blessed him.
Nothing is known concerning Melchizedek,
his background, and his death.
The name Melchizedek means king of righteousness,
and the word Salem means peace.
Melchizedek was a prototype of Jesus Christ.
Just as Melchizedek was at the same time priest and king,
so Jesus Christ is High Priest and King.
Just as neither the beginning nor the end of the life of Melchizedek is told, he, as it were, lives forever.
So also Christ is eternal God, King and High Priest; we call Jesus Christ the High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
And just as our Lord Jesus Christ gave us, in the form of bread and wine, His Body and Blood, that is, Holy Communion, so also Melchizedek,
foreshadowing the Saviour, offered Abraham bread and wine and, since he was older, blessed Abraham.
Abraham accepted the blessing of Melchizedek with reverence and gave him the tenth part of his spoils.
Note: See Genesis, chaps. 12,14,15,16,17.