See Jesus In The Word

There will be an impartation of God’s kind of health and life to every area of your life. It comes not just by simply reading the Word superficially, but by seeing Jesus in the Word. You may ask, “Well, Pastor Lydia, all that sounds really cool, but what does it mean to see Jesus in the Word? How do I do that so that I can receive God’s supply of life?”

Those are good and fair questions. Let me start by explaining that contrary to popular opinion, the Bible is not a book of rules for right living. No, the Bible is ALL about Jesus. Every page speaks of Jesus, God’s Son, the object of His delight!

The Bible is all about Jesus, but more specifically, it is about His loving sacrifice at Calvary. His blood has cleansed us of every sin and His death has brought us abundant and everlasting life! From Genesis to Revelation, our Bible has one grand theme—our Lord Jesus and His perfect sacrifice.

So you see, the Bible is not about us. It is all about Jesus and what He has done for us. Yet, when you find Him in the Word, you find yourself in Him for “as He is, so are we in this world”. (1 John 4:17) You discover that as He is righteous, accepted and favoured before God, so are you. As He is full of health, wholeness and life, so are you!

I want to show you how when you see Jesus in the Word, you experience His life. Jesus said these amazing words, “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) He also said, “…The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63) In other words, you allow Jesus’ supply of life to flow in your life when you see or behold Him in the Word. This is precisely how you are transformed from glory to glory. (2 Corinthians 3:18) As you keep beholding the Lord and His glory, you’ll be transformed—from sickness to health, from knowing only lack to experiencing abundance, and from having an unforgiving heart to having a joyful and loving heart.

Now, when I say “see Jesus in the Word”, I don’t mean seeing Him in the flesh or just reading about Him as you would read a novel. I mean seeing His goodness toward you, His manifold excellencies and glories, and especially His perfect sacrifice for you.

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It’s Really All About Jesus

Many of the Bible stories, parables and even Old Testament feasts and laws are actually about Jesus, His love for you and His finished work at Calvary. The Bible is really all about Jesus: He is the magnificent, watertight ark of salvation in the ancient flood of Noah. In the story of Abraham’s sacrifice, He is the strong and youthful Isaac, who carried the wood (the cross) up Mount Moriah (Mount Calvary). Then, on Mount Moriah, He is the true sacrificial ram sent from the Father and caught in the thicket.

In the life story of Joseph in the Book of Genesis, Jesus is our heavenly Joseph. He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him. Rejected by His brothers, He found comfort in a Gentile bride, and became a blessing to the Gentile world. But He has not forgotten His brothers, who will recognize Him at His second appearance. Isn’t this the story of God’s ancient people, Israel? They rejected their Brother-Messiah, but will acknowledge Him at His second appearance.

In the love story of Ruth, He is our heavenly Boaz, our willing and most able kinsman redeemer. In the law of the Hebrew servant, He is that faithful servant, the one who said, “I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,” and who was pierced and who remains a servant forever. (Exodus 21:5–6)

In the Book of Leviticus, the details of His sufferings and crucifixion are hidden in the details of the offerings. In the Book of Judges, when Samson stretched out his hands and pushed against the two pillars moments before his death (Judges 16:29–30), what do you see? The cross of Jesus! Like Samson, Jesus accomplished more (against our enemies) in His death than in His life on earth.

As seen on the figure below, it is clear that Jesus is in every book of the bible, He is the Alfa and Omega. He is Gods plan form the beginning of time. In the beginning was the Word (Jesus) and the Word(Jesus) was with God and the Word (Jesus) was GOD. John 1:1

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Old Testament Book Main Revelation Key Prophecies* / Types of Jesus
Genesis The Seed of the Woman Messiah would be born of the seed of a woman (Gen 3:15Luke 1:34-35)
Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob (Gen 12:317:1928:14Luke 3:23-34)
Messiah would be a king in the line of Judah (Gen 49:10John 1:49)
Typified in the person of Melchizedek (Gen 14:18)
The life of Isaac – the sacrificed son (Gen 22)

The life of Joseph – the rejected brother (Gen 37)

Exodus The Passover Lamb Typified in the life of Moses – the deliverer
The Passover Lamb (Ex 12, John 1:29,36)

The Manna from Heaven (Ex 16, John 6)

The Rock struck at Horeb (Ex 17, 1 Cor 10:4)

The Tabernacle (Brazen Altar, Lampstand, Table of Showbread, Ark of the covenant etc) (Gen 25-30)

Leviticus The High Priest Typified in the sacrifices and offerings (Lev 1-7)
In the Jewish festivals (Passover, Atonement, Lev 16, 23)
In the scapegoat (Lev 16:7-9)
In the person and duties of the High Priest (Lev 16)
Numbers The Cloud and The Fire Messiah would be a King (Num 24:17)
Typified in the bronze serpent (Num 21:8-9)

The Water from the Rock (Num 20)

Deuteronomy The Prophet Like Moses Messiah will be a prophet (Deut 18:15-19John 6:14)
Messiah would be worshipped by angels (Deut 32:43Luke 2:13-14)
Typified in the cities of refuge (Deut 4:41)
Joshua The Captain of Our Salvation Typified in the person of Joshua (our leader into the promised land)
In the Promised Land
In the Commander of the Army (Josh 5:13-15)
Judges The Judge And Lawgiver Typified in the Judges (for He is true Judge of the living and the dead)
Ruth The Kinsman Redeemer Messiah would be a descendant of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:12-17)
Typified in the life of Boaz – The Kinsman Redeemer (Ruth 2:1)
1 & 2 Samuel The Prophet of The Lord Messiah exalted by God with power (1 Sam 2:10Matt 28:18)
Messiah would be a descendant of David (2 Sam 7:12-16Matt 1:1)
Messiah would be the ‘Rock’ (2 Sam 23:2-31 Cor 10:4)
Typified in the life of David – The King in Exile (1 Sam 22)
The life of Jonathon – the faithful friend (1 Sam 18:1-4)
1 & 2 Kings The Reigning King Typified in the life of Solomon (the Millennial Reign)
In the life and miracles of the prophet Elisha (multiplying bread 2 Kings 4:42, healing leper 2 Kings 5)
1 & 2 Chronicles   Messiah would be from the tribe of Judah (1 Chron 5:2, Luke 3:23-32)
Typified in Solomon’s temple
In the Wisdom of Solomon (2 Chron 9:22)
Ezra The Faithful Scribe Typified in person of Zerubbabel, the rebuilder of the temple (Ezra 4)
Nehemiah The Rebuilder of the Walls Typified in the person of Nehemiah, the rebuilder of the walls of salvation
Esther Mordecai Typified in the person of Mordecai
Job The Dayspring From on High Typified in the sufferings of Job and the blessings that would follow
Psalms The Lord Who Is Our Shepherd Messiah would be the Son of God (Ps 2:712Matt 17:5)
Messiah would be resurrected (Ps 16:8-10Acts 13:30-37)
Messiah would be despised & crucified (Ps 22:6-814Luke 23:21-23Matt 27:35)
Messiah would be hated without cause (Ps 69:4Luke 23:13-22)
Messiah would be Lord, seated at the right hand of God (Ps 110:1,51 Pet 3:21-22)
Messiah would be in the line of Melchizedek (Ps 110:4Heb 6:17-20)
Messiah would be the ‘stone’ rejected by the Jews (Ps 118:22Matt 21:42-43)
Key Messianic Psalms: Chapters 2, 8, 16, 22, 45, 69, 89, 109, 110, 118
Proverbs & Ecclesiastes The Wisdom of God Messiah would be from everlasting (Prov 8:22-23John 17:5)
Messiah would be the Son of God (Prov 30:4Matt 3:16-17)
Typified in the Wisdom of God (Prov 8:22-31)
Song of Solomon The Lover & Bridegroom Typified in the Bridegroom’s love for, and marriage to, the bride
Isaiah The Suffering Servant Messiah would be born of a virgin (Is 7:14Luke 1:34-35)
Messiah would be Immanuel “God with us” (Is 7:14Matt 1:21-23)
Messiah would be God and Man (Is 9:6John 10:30)
Messiah would have the 7-fold Spirit upon Him (Is 11:1-2Matt 3:16-17)
Messiah would heal the blind, lame, deaf (Is 35:5-6Mark 10:51-52)
Messiah would be proceeded by a forerunner (Is 40:3Luke 1:17)
Messiah would be a light to the gentiles (Is 42:6John 8:12)
Messiah would be despised by the Jewish nation (Is 49:7John 10:20Matt 27:23)
Messiah would be whipped and beaten (Is 50:6Matt 26:6727:26)
Messiah would die as a guilt offering for sin (Is 53:10John 18:11)
Messiah would be resurrected and live forever (Is 53:10Mark 16:16)
Jeremiah & Lamentations The Weeping Prophet Messiah would be God (Jer 23:6John 13:13)
Messiah would be a righteous Branch (Jer 23:5)
Messiah would be our righteousness (Jer 23:61 Cor 1:30)
Ezekiel The Son of Man Messiah would be a descendant of David (Ez 34:23-24Matt 1:1)
Daniel The Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven Messiah would be ‘a son of man’ given an everlasting kingdom (Dan 7:13-14Luke 1:31-34)
Messiah would come 483 years after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem (Dan 9:25John 12:12-23)

Messiah would be killed (Dan 9:26Matt 27:35)
Revealed as the ‘stone’ (and His kingdom) that smashes the kingdoms of the world (Dan 2:34,44)
Typified in the 4th man in the fiery furnace – one like ‘the son of gods’ (Dan 3:25)

Hosea The Bridegroom Typified in Hosea’s faithfulness to his adulterous wife (Hos 3)
Joel The Baptizer With The Holy Spirit Messiah will offer salvation to all mankind (Joel 2:32Rom 10:12-13)
Messiah would baptize people with the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28-32)
Amos The Burden Bearer God would darken the day at noon during Messiah’s death (Amos 8:9Matt 27:45-46)
Obadiah The Mighty Savior  
Jonah The Forgiving God Typified in Jonah being 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of a fish (Jon 1:17Matt 12:40)
Micah The Messenger With Beautiful Feet Messiah would be born in Bethlehem (Mic 5:2Matt 2:1-2)
Messiah would be from everlasting (Mic 5:2, Rev:1-8)
Nahum The Avenger of God’s Elect  
Habakkuk The Great Evangelist, Crying For Revival Messiah would come from Teman at His return, full of glory (Hab 3:3)
Typified in the life of Habakkuk (his intercession and prayer for his people)
Zephaniah The Restorer of the Remnant  
Haggai The Cleansing Fountain Messiah would visit the 2nd temple (Hag 2:6-9Luke 2:27-32)
Zechariah The Pierced Son Messiah would be Priest and King (Zech 6:12-13Heb 8:1)
Messiah would be ride into Jerusalem on a donkey (Zech 9:9Matt 21:6-9)
Messiah would be God (Zech 11:12-13John 12:45)
Messiah would be pierced (Zech 12:10John 19:34-37)
Malachi The Son of Righteousness Messiah would appear at the temple (Mal 3:1Mark 11:15-16)
Messiah’s forerunner would come in the spirit of Elijah (Mat 4:5Matt 3:1-2)
New Testament Book Main Revelation Titles / Names Revealed of Jesus
Matthew The Messiah The Son of David (Matt 1:1)
The King of the Jews (Matt 2:2)
The Son of God (Matt 2:15).
The Bridegroom (Matt 9:15)
Mark The Miracle Worker The Holy One of God (Mark 1:24)
The Servant (Mark 10:45)
The King of Israel (Mark 15:32)
Luke The Son of Man The Horn of Salvation (Luke 1:69)
The Consolation of Israel: (Luke 2:25).
John The Son of God The Only Begotten Son: (John 1:14,18)
The Lamb of God (John 1:29,36)
The Bread of life (John 6:35)
The Light of the World (John 8:1)
The I AM! (John 8:58)
The Door of the Sheep: (John 10:7,9)
The Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
The Resurrection and life (John 11:25)
The Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6)
The True Vine (John 15:1)
Acts The Ascended Lord The Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)
The Judge of the living and the dead (Acts 10:42)
The Just One (Acts 7:52).
The Hope of Israel (Acts 28:20)
Romans The Justifier The Rock of Offense (Romans 9:33)
The Deliverer (Romans 11:26)
The Lord of the dead and the living (Romans 14:9)
The Root of Jesse (Romans 15:12)
1 & 2 Corinthians The Last Adam The First-fruits (1 Corinthians 15:23)
The Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45)
Galatians The One Who Sets Us Free The Lord Jesus Christ (Gal 1:3)
Ephesians The Christ of Riches The Head over All Things (Ephesians 1:22)
The Cornerstone: (Ephesians 2:20)
Philippians The God Who Meets Our Every Need The Name above all names (Philippians 2:9)
Colossians The Fullness of The Godhead The Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)
The Head of the body (Colossians 1:18)
The Beginning (Colossians 1:18)
The Firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18)
The Hope of Glory (Col 1:27)
1 & 2 Thessalonians The Soon Coming King The Lord of Peace (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
1 & 2 Timothy The Mediator Between God And Man The King of Ages (1 Timothy 1:17)
The Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5)
Titus The Blessed Hope The Blessed Hope (Titus 2:13)
The Great God and Saviour (Titus 2:13)
Philemon The Friend, Closer Than a Brother The Lord Jesus Christ (Philemon 3)
Hebrews The Blood That Washes Away My Sins The Heir of All Things (Hebrews 1:2)
The Faithful High Priest (Hebrews 2:17)
The Author and Finisher of our Faith (Hebrews 12:2)
James The Great Physician The Lord of Glory (James 2:1)
The Judge at the door (James 5:9)
1 & 2 Peter The Chief Shepherd The Living Stone (1 Peter 2:4)
The Chief Shepherd  (1 Peter 5:4)
1 & 2 & 3 John Everlasting Love The Eternal Life (1 John 1:2)
The Righteous (1 John 2:1)
Jude The God our Saviour The Only Wise God our Saviour (Jude 25)
Revelation The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! The Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last: (Revelation 1:17, 22:13)
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev 5:5)
The Word of God (Revelation 19:13).
The King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16)
The Bright Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)
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3 comments

  1. K. Q. Duane · March 8

    AMEN! I have one question. Why, if Jesus fulfilled all of the Old Testament’s prophecies, don’t the Jews believe Jesus was the Messiah? I could never figure that out.

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    • Hi Duane! They always expected there Messiah to come and save them. Come as a king to rule, come and sit on a throne. When Jesus came as a humble Man, preaching Grace they rejected Him. There is a couple of more reasons why they rejected Him. They also believe he never fullfil the prohecys according to them. It is quite heart breaking. To be honest they have a lot of excuses. I hope tha t I could have answered your questions in a way. Regards

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      • K. Q. Duane · March 8

        Yes, it’s very sad, and very foolish. Look at all of the joy they’ve missed. 😄😇😄 Thank you for your insight.

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