Finding Jesus In The Old Testament

“And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself” (Luke 24:27)

“Then He (Jesus Christ) 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’” (Luke 24:44)

The Jewish Bible, the “Tanakh” is subdivided into three portions: 1. The first is called the Torah (signifying teaching or instruction, and refers to the first 5 books of the Bible). 2. The next portion is named “the Prophets,” from the Hebrew Neviim (meaning seers or prophets). 3. The last portion is designated Ketuvim (referring to the writings). These 3 portions are taken from the word Tanakh – – the T stands for the Torah, the N stands for the Neviim, and the K stands for the Ketuvim.

It is quite instructive that Jesus, in Luke 24:44, refers to these very 3 portions of the Hebrew Bible – – the Law of Moses (Torah), the Prophets (Neviim) and the Psalms (a portion of the Ketuvim)! This means that you will find Jesus throughout the entire Bible! He is the very focus of God’s Holy Scriptures!

Let me get you started: You will find Jesus in such passages as Genesis 1:1 (“God”); Genesis 1:26 (“Us”); Genesis 3:15; Genesis 49:10; Deuteronomy 6:4 ; Isaiah 53; etc. In addition, The Angel of the LORD in the Bible has reference to the pre-incarnate Christ. You will also discover Christ in the Tabernacle as well as in the sacrificial system.

You see, life and eternity is all about Jesus Christ, the Messiah, God’s anointed Son! It’s not about us, it’s about Him!

The hymn-writer, John H. Stockton, concluded so well, “Only trust Him, only trust Him, only trust Him now; He will save you, He will save you, He will save you now.”

Have you been saved?

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