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message 1: by Rod (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rod Horncastle This is one of the greatest challenges you can take on. It will change the way you understand all the books in our Bible.

In this day and age many Christians are easily being confused and are ignoring or discounting many books God gave us. There are 1000's of over-educated scholars claiming certain books should no longer be included in scripture.

And the best way to get around this is: just find Jesus in those books. It's not like finding Waldow.
But find his presence and purpose in those books. Some are easy...some are a challenge.


message 2: by Rod (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rod Horncastle I guess no-one else found him.


message 3: by Karen (new)

Karen I agree. In Genesis he is he creator and maker of all living, one with the Father and spirit. He is the seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15. He is found in types like Genesis 24 as Isaac getting his bride and Joseph at the end of Genesis in over 150 types through him. More than any other bible protagonist is Joseph as Jesus Christ. I think I was on vacation and missed your first post on the thread.


message 4: by Emily (new)

Emily (etomko) | 48 comments Just saw this thread for the first time. Your post is a good one - it made me think of the song "He Is" by Aaron Jeoffrey, which has this very theme...from Genesis to Revelation.


message 5: by Rod (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rod Horncastle Yaayyy, I'm not just talking to myself. :D

Awesome Karen. I'll have to make a list of how every book shows and relates to Jesus. It's pretty amazing.

I'll have to find that song Emily. Thanks.


message 6: by Karen (new)

Karen Emily wrote: "Just saw this thread for the first time. Your post is a good one - it made me think of the song "He Is" by Aaron Jeoffrey, which has this very theme...from Genesis to Revelation."

I thought of that song also. Great song. it works. Looking forward to list Rod.


message 7: by Rod (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rod Horncastle This list here is very similar to the one I heard. Fascinating:

In Genesis Jesus is the Ram at Abraham's altar.
In Exodus He's the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus He's the High Priest.
In Numbers He's the Cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.
In Deuteronomy He's the City of our refuge.
In Joshua He's the Scarlet Thread out Rahab's window.
In Judges He is our Judge.
In Ruth He is our Kinsman redeemer.
In 1st & 2nd Samuel He's our Trusted Prophet.
And in Kings and Chronicles He's our Reigning King.
In Ezra He is our Faithful Scribe.
In Nehemiah He's the Rebuilder of everything that is broken.
And in Esther He is the Mordecai sitting faithful at the gate.
In Job He's our redeemer that ever liveth.
In Psalms He is my Shepherd and I shall not want.
In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes He's our Wisdom.
And in the Song of Solomon He's the Beautiful Bridegroom.
In Isaiah He's the Suffering Servant.
In Jeremiah and Lamentations it is Jesus that is the Weeping Prophet.
In Ezekiel He's the Wonderful Four-Faced Man.
And in Daniel He is the Fourth Man in the midst of a fiery furnace.
In Hosea He is my Love that is forever faithful.
In Joel He baptizes us with the Holy Spirit.
In Amos He's our Burden Bearer.
In Obadiah our Savior.
And in Jonah He is the Great Foreign Missionary that takes the Word of God into all of the world.
You go on and you see in Micah He is the Messenger with beautiful feet.
In Nahum He is the Avenger.
In Habakkuk He is the Watchman that is ever praying for revival.
In Zephaniah He is the Lord mighty to save.
In Haggai He is the Restorer of our lost heritage.
In Zechariah He is our Fountain.
And in Malachi He is the Son of Righteousness with healing in His wings.

In Matthew Thou art the Christ the Son of the Living God.
In Mark He is the Miracle Worker.
In Luke He's the Son of Man.
And in John He is the Door by which everyone of us must enter.
In Acts He is the Shining Light that appears to Saul on the road to Damascus.
In Romans He is our Justifier.
In 1st Corinthians our Resurrection.
In 2nd Corinthians our Sin Bearer.
In Galatians He redeems us from the law.
In Ephesians He is our Unsearchable Riches.
In Philippians He supplies our every need.
And in Colossians He's the Fullness of the Godhead Bodily.
In 1st and 2nd Thessalonians He is our Soon Coming King.
In 1st and 2nd Timothy He is the Mediator between God and man.
In Titus He is our Blessed Hope.
In Philemon He is a Friend that sticks closer than a brother.
And in Hebrews He's the Blood of the everlasting covenant.
In James it is the Lord that heals the sick.
In 1st and 2nd Peter He is the Chief Shepherd.
In 1st, 2nd and 3rd John it is Jesus who has the tenderness of love.
In Jude He is the Lord coming with 10,000 saints.
And in Revelation..... He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending.


message 9: by Nathan (new)

Nathan C. | 3 comments In Matthew Jesus Christ is the promised King descended from the line of David; in Mark He is the lowly Servant; in Luke He is Man (Emmanuel, God with US); in John He is God Himself (GOD with us).

I just finished Numbers and am reading Detuteronomy right now; in Numbers, Balaam prophesies the coming of a Star and a Sceptre, and in Deuteronomy, Moses says, "YHVH will raise up a great Prophet."

How is it that some people manage to read these amazing things and still affirm that Christ is the invention of a new religion, and not the fulfillment of YHVH's Word?


message 10: by Jen (last edited Sep 29, 2012 08:40PM) (new)

Jen Gentry | 25 comments Karen wrote: "Emily wrote: "Just saw this thread for the first time. Your post is a good one - it made me think of the song "He Is" by Aaron Jeoffrey, which has this very theme...from Genesis to Revelation."

I ..."


Wow, Rod I am copying this post it is awesome. Well Done and what a blessing.
Jen


message 11: by Rod (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rod Horncastle Awesome post from Nathan:
"How is it that some people manage to read these amazing things and still affirm that Christ is the invention of a new religion, and not the fulfillment of YHVH's Word?"

It's a blessing to know that i'm not alone in my thoughts Nathan. There is beauty in God's truth.

Thanks J.L.
I wish someone would of explained Jesus to me, this way, 35 years ago. I read the Bible very differently: especially Esther and Song of Solomon.


message 12: by Karen (new)

Karen Rod wrote: "Awesome post from Nathan:
"How is it that some people manage to read these amazing things and still affirm that Christ is the invention of a new religion, and not the fulfillment of YHVH's Word?"

..."


Amen.


message 13: by Nathan (new)

Nathan C. | 3 comments You know, when I was younger I thought that those who said the Song of Solomon was a picture of Christ and the Church just couldn't stomach the romance.

Spiritualising hypocrites, I thought.

I'm still convinced that the book is God's defense of His own design of romantic love, but I realise now that romance in itself is only a token, a small sample, of what Christ's love is.

I read the book again just a few weeks ago and was "blown away" by the strength of the picture.


message 14: by Rod (last edited Oct 01, 2012 05:55AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rod Horncastle I thought the same thing about Song of Solomon Nathan. What a revelation eh? I still enjoy the romantic side of it as well.


message 15: by Mickey (new)

Mickey Mullen (mrmullenvcncom) | 655 comments Rod wrote: "This list here is very similar to the one I heard. Fascinating:

In Genesis Jesus is the Ram at Abraham's altar.
In Exodus He's the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus He's the High Priest.
In Numbers He's..."


In the Old Testament what if those were God himself, or at times a Lamb etc. it tells me Jesus wasn't to be until Mary delivered Him to the world as their saviour. Only the Word was with God from the beginning and it was made flesh St John 1:14 God created three helpers,spirit in Genesis, Jesus the Son of God, and the Holy Ghost which is a Spirit but half of the salvation plan.

In other words Jesus wasn't in the Old Testament at all.


message 16: by Nathan (new)

Nathan C. | 3 comments Mickey, you must be talking about a different Bible. John says, in the very chapter you quote, "This Word was with God from the beginning. And the Word became flesh, and lived among men."

Proverbs 8 says exactly the same thing. Jesus Christ is God's Living Word, who delights in doing His will, and has been with Him from the beginning--that is the teaching of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.


message 17: by Rod (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rod Horncastle Good luck Nathan.

Lately i've been going through the Old Testament and looking at all the appearances and mentions of Jesus. It's incredible.

Joshua 5 (Jesus appears to Joshua)
The Commander of the Lord's Army

13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” 14 And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant?” 15 And the commander of the Lord's army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

Which kind of matches Revelation:
Revelation 19:19

19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army.

Mickey: Jesus is in the whole of existence. You better get used to it.


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