Unlimited: All the Bible is about Jesus
Feb 12, 2018 5943
Then he said, “When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled.” (Luke 24:44).
The whole Bible, both Old and New Testaments, enshrines Christ. Its chief characters, institutions, and histories, prefigured him. He is a true prophet, priest, and king. He was God’s living temple. He was the incarnate Shekinah glory. He was the ladder let down from heaven. He was the true manna, as well as the uplifted serpent and the water from the rock.
Hundreds of prophecies in the Old Testament find their complete fulfilment in Christ (e.g. Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, Micah 5:2). From the very beginning, the Bible paves the way for Jesus. In Genesis we find the Messiah would be the seed of the woman, and then a descendant of Shem, and then of the seed of Abraham and finally the tribe of Judah.
Haggai said he would come in the days of the second temple. Daniel declared that it would be at the end of seventy weeks of years following the temple restoration decrees given by heathen monarchs. Micah said Messiah would come from the little village of Bethlehem.
How much evidence do people need? Has not God given more than enough for every honest seeker? – Des Ford
Eli’s Reflection: Ask yourself why it is, as a Christian, that you don’t trust God more than you do. What could God have done more to point you to Jesus as your strength and salvation? What are you going to do about it?