Jesus throughout the Bible

Years ago, someone captured the centrality of Christ in the Bible by identifying the reflection of His image in each book. It goes like this:

  • In Genesis, Jesus is the ram at Abraham’s altar.
  • In Exodus, He’s the Passover Lamb.
  • In Leviticus, He’s the High Priest and the sacrifice.
  • 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 better Joshua who leads us to eternal rest.
  • In Judges, He is our Judge.
  • In Ruth, He is our kinsman redeemer.
  • In 1st and 2nd Samuel, He’s our trusted prophet.
  • In Kings and Chronicles, He’s our reigning King.
  • In Ezra, He is our faithful scribe.
  • In Nehemiah, He’s the rebuilder of what is broken.
  • In Esther, He is the invisible hand of Providence.
  • In Job, He’s our redeemer who lives forever.
  • In Psalms, He is my shepherd and I shall not want (any other)
  • In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, He’s our wisdom.
  • In the Song of Solomon, He’s the bridegroom.
  • In Isaiah, He’s the suffering Servant.
  • In Jeremiah and Lamentations, it is Jesus who is the weeping Prophet.
  • In Ezekiel, He’s the wonderful four-faced man.
  • In Daniel, He is the fourth man in the midst of a fiery furnace.
  • In Hosea, He is the forever-faithful husband.
  • In Joel, He baptizes us with the Holy Spirit.
  • In Amos, He’s our burden bearer.
  • In Obadiah, our Savior.
  • In Jonah, He is the foreign missionary who takes the Word of God to the world.
  • In Micah, He is the Messenger with beautiful feet.
  • In Nahum, He is the avenger.
  • In Habakkuk, He is the watchman who is ever praying for revival.
  • In Zephaniah, He is the Lord who is mighty to save.
  • In Haggai, He is the restorer of what is lost.
  • In Zechariah, He is our fountain
  • In Malachi, He is the Son of Righteousness with healing in His wings.
  • In Matthew, He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
  • In Mark, He is the miracle worker.
  • In Luke, He’s the Son of Man.
  • In John, He is the door by which everyone must enter.
  • In Acts, He is the shining light that appears to Saul on the road to Damascus.
  • In Romans, He is just and the justifier of every sinner who turns to Him.
  • In 1 Corinthians, our resurrection.
  • In 2 Corinthians, our sin-bearer.
  • In Galatians, He redeems us from the curse of the Law.
  • In Ephesians, He is the unsearchable riches.
  • In Philippians, He is our joy.
  • In Colossians, He’s the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form.
  • 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 who forgives.
  • In Hebrews, He’s the blood of the everlasting covenant.
  • In James, He is the Lord who works out our salvation.
  • In 1 Peter, He is the Chief Shepherd.
  • in 2 Peter, He is the Judge who will burn the earth with fire.
  • In 1st and 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, lift up your eyes, Church, for your redemption draws near…He Is king of Kings and lord of Lords. He is coming again.

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