Edwards recorded in “Image” no. 27 that the tempests of the ocean and the dangerous white waters of rivers are shadows of the omnipotent God’s wrath and judgment. “The waves and billows of the sea in a storm and the dire cataracts there are of rivers have a representation of the terrible wrath of God, and amazing misery of [them] that endure it.”

Light to Come

Christ is the true Light, the true Vine, and the true Bread (John 1:9; 15:1; 6:32). The temple and its rites were also “copies of the true things” in heaven (Heb 8:5; 9:24). The repeated sacrifices were types that were fulfilled in the perfect and final sacrifice of Christ which “put away sin” (Heb 9:26).