Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"More Than Information"

"Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me." Psalm 40:7
The Bible is not just a book of information. It is a book of revelation. It is a revelation of Jesus Christ. From cover to cover- from Genesis to Revelation- Jesus is its grand subject. 
Every account, every story, every chapter and practically every verse we read points to Jesus.
He is seen before the foundation of the world was ever laid. 
We see Him in the creation of all things-- for by Him all things we made and without Him nothing was made that is made. 
We see Him at the fall in the Garden of Eden. He is the Promised One who would come and crush the head of the serpent. 
We see Him in the ram that was caught in the thicket for Abraham. We see Him in the blood that was applied to the doorpost for the Israelites as protection their last night in Egypt, and the Passover Lamb. He was the cloud by day and pillar of fire by night. He was the fourth man in the fiery furnace. He is revealed through the stone in David's sling shot that brought down the giant. He was the rock that followed Israel in the wilderness from which water flowed, and the manna that came from heaven to provide their need. He was revealed in Ruth as the Kinsman redeemer. 
We see Him as God's great redemption plan of man. He was the suffering Savior. He was the One in Whom the Godhead resided bodily. He is the One who was dead but is now alive.
He was the One who revealed the Father and showed us His Father's great love by dying on the cross for the sins of the world. 
He is the One who is coming back again, only this time He is not coming wrapped in sinful flesh. He will not come as the dying Christ. He will not come as a man. The Bible reveals that He will be coming the second time in great power and glory. He will have a vesture that reads The Word of God, and upon His thigh is written King of kings and Lord of lords. He will put down His foes once and for all. He will establish His Kingdom on earth, and of His Kingdom there shall be no end. 
As you read His Word, don't just gain more "Bible" knowledge. Don't just memorize another scripture so you can add it to your list. Read the person of Jesus in its words. Learn of Him. Discover who He is in its pages. Read it to discover the "Living Word".
Have a great day. The Bible is not just a book of information. It is a revelation of Jesus Christ. 
For further reading:
Revelation 13:8; 19:12-16
John 1:3; 3:16
Colossians 1:16,17; 2:9
Genesis 3:15
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