(John 5:39), "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."
The Bible is about Jesus. He is the principal person of the Bible. He is the central theme of the Bible. He is the hero of the Bible. And He is the heart of the Bible. You will find Him in every book of the Bible, either picture or prophesied.
His birth as the Jewish Messiah and Savior of the world was prophesied by Old Testament authors. Their writings contain more than three hundred separate references to the coming of Jesus, with many unique details. In His first coming, Jesus fulfilled one hundred percent of all the Old Testament predictions of His birth, life, death, and resurrection.
In His second coming He will fulfill the enormous amount of prophecies given in both the Old and New Testaments concerning the redemptive plan of God.
Jesus is the principal person of the Bible so it comes as no surprise that we can find pictures of our Lord in every book of the Bible. You see, the Bible is a book about Him!
In Genesis, He is the Seed of the Woman
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb
In Leviticus, He is the Atoning Sacrifice
In Numbers, He is the Smitten Rock
In Deuteronomy, He is the Faithful Prophet
In Joshua, He is the Captain of the Lord of Host
In Judges, He is the Almighty Judge
In Ruth, He is the Kinsman Redeemer
In I & II Samuel, He is the Great Priest
In I & II Kings, He is the Almighty King
In I & II Chronicles, He is the Great Historian
In Ezra, He is the Rebuilder of the Temple
In Nehemiah, He is the Rebuilder of the Walls
In Esther, He is the Savior of His People
In Job, He is the Living Redeemer
In Psalms, He is the Shepherd, Refuge, and Rock, of our Salvation
In Proverbs, He is the Giver of Wisdom
In Ecclesiastes, He is the Great Preacher
In Song of Solomon, He is the Lilly of the Valley and the Rose of Sharon
In Isaiah, He is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace
In Jeremiah, He is the Maker of a New Covenant
In Lamentation, He is the Man of Sorrows
In Ezekiel, He is the Wheel Within in the Wheel
In Daniel, He is the Fourth Man in the Fire
In Hosea, He is the Lover of the Unfaithful
In Joel, He is the Hope of Israel
In Amos, He is the Husbandman
In Obadiah, He is the Restorer of the Kingdom
In Jonah, He is the Compassionate Lord
In Micah, He is the One Full of Power, Spirit, and Judgment
In Nahum, He is the Avenging God
In Habakkuk, He is the Holy God
In Zephaniah, He is the King of Israel
In Haggai, He is the Desire of Nations
In Zechariah, He is the Righteous Branch
In Malachi, He is the Son of Righteousness
In Matthew, He is the King of the Jews
In Mark, He is the Servant of Men
In Luke, He is the Son of Man
In John, He is the Son of God
In Acts, He is the Ascended Lord
In Romans, He is the Justifier
In I & II Corinthians, He is the Giver of Gifts and Foundation of the Church
In Galatians, He is the Fulfillment of the Law
In Ephesians, He is the Armor of God
In Philippians, He is the Humble Servant and Exalted Lord
In Colossians, He is the Preeminent One
In I & II Thessalonians, He is the Coming Redeemer
In I & II Timothy, He is the Lord the Righteous Judge
In Titus, He is the Blessed Hope of Salvation
In Philemon, He is the Substitute
In Hebrews, He is the Great High Priest
In James, He is the Giver of Good Gifts
In I & II Peter, He is the Rock and Chief Cornerstone
In I, II, & III John, He is the Way, Truth, and Life
In Jude, He is the Advocate
In Revelation, He is the First and Last; Alpha and Omega; Lion of the Tribe of Judah, He that was Dead and is Alive Forevermore; Bright and Morning Star; Beginning and End; King of Kings and Lord of Lords
The Bible is a book about Jesus as our only hope of redemption; therefore the whole Bible is a revelation of Him. In our text above, Jesus tells us the Scriptures (Bible) testify about Him and in searching them we can find eternal life. And that eternal life can be found in Him.
The Bible is God’s love letter to you and me that we might know His great grace and mercy that He has provided in sending His Son, Jesus to die on the cross to pay our sin debt and raising Him from the dead so we could be forgiven of our sins.
God longs to come into your heart and save you from your sins and give you eternal life. Will you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and accept Him into your heart if you have never been saved?
If you are interested in being saved, please watch our "Soul Talk" video. Let us know of your decision.
Pastor Allen Jackson