I'm reminded of this Post because of Doug's last Post to me, and your Post to him. Since no one has seen God the Father in the OT, they saw God the Son. They could rightly say that God is their Savior, so Moses is the friend of the Logos of God. The Messiah was to be a Man; the Seed of the Woman, the son of David. After the New Covenant was instituted, there was no other Name given under Heaven for which men must be Saved. Since Lydia surpassed the passing away of the Old Covenant, her Heart needed to be Opened by God to hear the Gospel; same as everyone else...
I think we need a Gospel Tract about how no one has seen God the Father since he dwells in unapproachable Light. it's an important Doctrine to the Doctrine of Grace and Sola Christus; even in the Old Testament...
And remember Jesus words below !
Jesus said the OT was about Himself
And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26
" Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?" 27
Then beginning with Moses
and with all the prophets
, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
"You search the Scriptures
because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me
and you are unwilling to come to Me
so that you may have life.
Now He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me
in the Law of Moses
and the Prophets
and the Psalms
must be fulfilled." 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures
Jesus said the Holy Spirit will bear witness of HIM
“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. 27
And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8
When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9
about sin, because people do not believe in me
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.
Everything points to Christ in the OT and everything in the NT points back to Christ. Scripture is Christocentric. And of course you already know I have a really high Christological view of Scripture.
FYI- it’s my personal opinion that it is better to error on the side of a high christological view if one could categorize it as such.