Yeshua said, “Avraham saw my day and rejoiced”. When did Avraham see him?
Question: Yeshua said, “Avraham saw my day and rejoiced”. When did Avraham see him?
Answer: Yeshua indeed said that father Avraham saw his day and rejoiced (Joh 8:56). Moreover, he said that Mosheh saw him too and wrote about him (Luk 24:44, Joh 5:46). But when and how did they see Yeshua because nowhere in the Hebrew Scripture we find such statements? Yet Yeshua said it and meant it.
Many will quote Mosheh’s own words regarding the prophet who will come from the midst of Israel, and everything that prophet will say they are to pay careful attention, because that prophet will speak the words of YHVH. In the article Is Yeshua the prophet in Deu 18:15? we argued that the prophet Mosheh spoke of is indeed Yeshua the Messiah.
But Mosheh spoke those words to Israel after the fact, therefore, there must have been an event when he indeed foresaw Yeshua. And Avraham too foresaw him and rejoiced, and as Yeshua said, “Before Avraham was, I am”, which implies the preexistence of the One they both foresaw.