Thursday, October 8, 2009
But We See Jesus.
Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you—Moses, in whom you trust. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words? (John 5:45-47)
Moses wrote about Jesus, and so did every other writer in the Old Testament. Elsewhere Jesus said: '... to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.' (Luke 24:44-45)
Jesus divided the Old Testament into three categories: the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms. Each of these parts spoke of Jesus, and we need our eyes opened to be able to recognise Him in those writings. The Pharisees and other religious leaders failed to recognise Jesus amongst them, because they failed to recognise Jesus in the Old Testament Scriptures.
Much of the New Testament is taken up with pointing out Jesus in the Old Testament. As someone once penned: 'Jesus is in the Old Testament concealed, and in the New Testament revealed.'
All authority and all glory has been given to the Lord Jesus Christ. However, even Jesus will one day lay all things at the feet of the Father, for Paul writes: 'Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all. (I Corinthians 15:28)
All glory to the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. May our eyes be opened to see Jesus, in all of the Scriptures, in His creation, and in the Church (the Body of Christ). Amen!