The Lord Jesus in the Bible is the CENTRAL THEME of all scripture! Bibletruthsrevealed shows that it portrays and glorifies Jesus in every book.
The Books Of The Bible
The Lord Jesus Christ is THE great and grand theme in all the books of the bible! To the eye that has been touched and anointed with the Holy Spirit, he is seen on every page of scripture. As we read the word of God every book presents us with a different aspect of the glorious Jesus.
On The Road To Emmaus
In the gospel of Luke chapter 24 we have an account of our Lord Jesus appearing to two sad disciples as they were walking on the road to Emmaus.
The two were walking to the village called Emmaus which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. Theses two disciples of the Lord were heartbroken because they knew of ( and probably had seen) the crucifixion of Jesus in Jerusalem. They still did not yet know the wonderful truth that he was risen from the dead.
The Perfect Stranger
As they walked along the scripture tells us that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. They had in their sadness met the perfect stranger, The Lord Jesus. However, that day their eyes were restrained, so that they didn’t recognise Him. Jesus asked them, (verse 17), “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?”
The sad disciples related to the Lord the events of his crucifixion and how some of the Lord’s female disciples had thought they had seen a vision of angels that had proclaimed that he was risen again.
The Emmaus Road Sermon
Then in verses 25 and 26 we read that Jesus began to preach what surely must be the greatest sermon preached in all of human history. The “Emmaus road sermon”.
He said to them, “You foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. Wasn’t it clearly predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his glory?” Then we read that our Lord took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
What a wonderful bible study this must have been! I wish I could have been there and recorded it as through a summary of the books in the bible. In every portion of scripture he opened their understanding to show them that every part of the scriptures spoke of himself.
The Seed of Woman Prophecy
I imagine ( and believe with all my heart) that our Lord would have taken then to Genesis chapter 3. Here we have ” the seed of the woman prophecy”. In verses 14 and 15 of this chapter it was prophesied that, speaking of the coming victory of the cross of Calvary, the “ seed of the woman” ( the virgin Mary) would crush the serpent’s ( Satan’s ) head. This is the bible’s first clear hint of a coming redeemer. In this crushing process on Calvary’s cross, the heel – feet of Jesus would suffer – bruised by crucifixion.
Gen 3 :14, 15 – The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life; And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.
All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray
It is also very probable that Our Lord would have preached to them from the book of Isaiah. The prophet Isaiah, (who wrote some 700 years before the birth of our savior), clearly foretold His sufferings. It clearly foretells how, because ” all we like sheep have gone astray” – how he had died to carry in himself the sins of the world!
Isaiah 53: 5, 6 – He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
The Resurrection of Jesus
Perhaps he took them to David’s psalm of resurrection.
Psalm 110:1. – The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool .
This psalm cannot refer to anyone in history except Christ, yet it was written about 1000 years before Jesus was born. It is quoted in the New Testament – Acts 2:34, Heb 1:13, Heb 5:6.
The Breaking of The Bread
Then we read ( Luke 24:30, 31 ) how Jesus revealed himself to them as he “ broke bread” with them; he then vanished from their sight. The testimony of these two disciples was ….Luke 24:32 – Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?
A Passion for Christ
And it can be the same for us as we trust the Holy Spirit to reveal the things of Christ as we read, we too can grow in a passion for Christ. You cannot go far in any part of scripture but you meet with something that has reference to Christ, some prophecy, some promise, some prayer, some type or other; for he is the true treasure in the field of the Old Testament. A golden thread of gospel grace runs through the whole web of the Old Testament and Jesus glory shines clearly in the new. God will make our hearts too ” burn within us” as we see Jesus in scripture through the revelation of God’s Holy Spirit.
Let us make a complete study and a summary of all the books in the bible. Let us all diligently read God’s precious word to find the wonderful Jesus on every page!
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