Jesus is the Living Word of God

Jesus is the living Word of God (John 1:1, 14). Jesus only did what He saw His Father do and only said what He heard His Father say (John 5:19, 8:28). When you see Jesus in the Word, you experience His life. Ever since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, the Bible reveals God’s plan to redeem mankind through Jesus. The first mention of God’s plan was in the Garden of Eden when the LORD God spoke to the serpent (Genesis 3:15).

The Bible stories, prophecies, parables and Old Testament feasts are a type and shadow of things to come and point to Jesus which He fulfills in the New Testament. He can be seen in every book of the Bible (John 5:39, 46). The Bible is Jesus in print!

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman. And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head and you shall bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15 (NKJV)

1) The Pentateuch – Genesis through Deuteronomy 

a) Genesis – The first promise of Jesus Christ as Redeemer; Genesis 3:15 ; He is the Seed of the Woman

b) Exodus – The Passover lamb; Exodus 12:23; atonement picture of the cross and lamb was a type of Jesus (see John 1:29, 1 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Peter 1:19, Isaiah 53:5); Jesus took all of our needs and carried them on the cross

c) Leviticus – Our great High Priest; Leviticus 16:11 – 16 ; a picture of Christ’s entrance into heaven to present His blood as atonement for our sin; (Hebrews 9:11 – 12); New Covenant – Hebrews 10:16, 17; Hebrews 7:24, 25; Hebrews 4:15, 16; Jesus is always at the point of your need

d) Numbers – Pillar of fire by night and pillar of cloud by day – Numbers 9:15, 16; (Exodus 13:21, Numbers 9:22, John 14:6, 8:12, Isaiah 30:21) Jesus leads and guides our way – Psalm 23:3

e) Deuteronomy – Jesus is like unto the prophet Moses; Deuteronomy 18:18; John 1:45; Jesus and the Father are one and never lost relationship with Him (John 5:19, 43; 8:28; 10:25; Moses and Jesus were alike – Numbers 12:3; Matthew 11:29; meekness is not weakness but an attribute of spiritual strength (Luke 4:18; acts 10:38)

2) Historical books – Joshua through Esther

a) Joshua – Jesus is the Captain of our salvation; Joshua 5:13, 14; Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 12:1, 2; our faith is centered on Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith; Matthew 28:20; 2 Kings 6:16, 17; 1 Samuel 17:31 – 50; God has given us the measure of faith; the enemy is going up against God; we do our part – pray, believe, trust God; He does the miracle and gets the Glory

b) Judges – Judge and lawgiver; utter failure of Israel and persistent Grace of God to deliver them Judges 2: 16; Christ has all power and authority- Matthew 28:18; Luke 6:38; John 12:47, 48; 1 Timothy 1:1; Romans 3:19 – 26

c) Ruth –He is our Kinsman Redeemer; type of Jesus Christ; Jesus became man to be one of us but He didn’t have the seed of sin because God was His Father; Revelation 5:8, 9

d) 1, 2 Samuel – He is our trusted Prophet; 1 Samuel 2:35 – speaking of Samuel; 1 Samuel 3:19; Jesus was completely dedicated to do God’s will and works Luke 2:49, 22:42

e) 1, 2 Kings and 1, 2 Chronicles – He is our reigning King; Jesus came through David’s lineage 1 Kings 9:5; Luke 1:31 – 33; Jesus’ kingdom to be established in the hearts of men; His kingdom is not of this world but spiritual; Revelation 11:15

f) Ezra – Faithful Scribe; Ezra 7:10; Nehemiah 8:9; Matthew 4:23; Luke 8:50; Mark 9:23; John 5:39; Scriptures testify of Jesus

g) Nehemiah – He is the Rebuilder of the broken down walls of human lives; Nehemiah 2:4, 5; (Mender, Healer, etc.); Luke 4:18; with God there is always hope

h) Esther – He is our Mordecai; Esther 4:1; Matthew 14:1;, Matthew 8:17; 2 Corinthians 5:21

3) Wisdom and poetical books – Job through Song of Solomon

a) Job – Our ever living Redeemer and our Dayspring on high; man questions – does life continue after death? Job 19:25 – 27; speaking of the Lord, John 11:25, 26; 1 Corinthians 15:19, 20 hope in Christ; His resurrection is only a fact of history unless we take hold of its power daily in our lives; John 14:19 – resurrection power can operate in our lives daily; John 12:24; Matthew 17:20; a seed put into the ground brings a harvest; victory over all in life through His resurrection

b) Psalms – He is the Lord our Shepherd; Psalms 23:1; John 10:14; Christ knows us by name; Psalms 23:2; between salvation and heaven our needs are met here on earth; Philippians 4:19 – all our needs; the whole person

c) Proverbs and Ecclesiastes – He is our Wisdom; 1 Kings 3:5, 7, 9; understanding heart and wisdom; Matthew 6:33 added things; Luke 11:3;, Colossians 2:3; Jesus is Wisdom; James 1:5

d) Song of Solomon – Our Lover and Bridegroom; Song of Solomon 2:1, 2; Bridegroom – Jesus; Bride – the church; Philippians 2:15; John 14:2, 3; 1 John 3:3

4) Major Prophets – (longer in content; not more important) Isaiah through Daniel

a) Isaiah – Prince of Peace; peace with God through Jesus Christ; Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:4; Romans 5:1; Jesus gives us His peace John 14:27; let His peace rule and reign in our hearts and minds; Colossians 3:15; Isaiah 26:3; Prince of Peace; internal condition of the heart

b) Jeremiah – Weeping prophet; Jeremiah 9:1; Jesus is our weeping prophet; Jesus weeps over Lazarus, Jerusalem, and for lost humanity; Psalms 142:4 – many are oppressed with daily cares; Jesus cares- John 3:37; 1Peter 5:7

c) Lamentations – Jesus the New Covenant hope of restoration; God is faithful to His promises; Lamentations 3:22-24

d) Ezekiel – 4 faced man; Ezekiel 1:10; Vision of Jesus Christ and His Holiness to draw closer to Him; Matthew 14:14; moves you to compassion; Hebrews 11:27; Isaiah 6:5, 8; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 2 Kings 6; God gives us the answers and opens our eyes

e) Daniel – 4th Man in the burning, fiery furnace; Daniel 3:15; your faith will be tried; John 10:10; Daniel 3:24, 25; saw 4th man like the Son of God

5) Minor Prophets (smaller in size) – Hosea through Malachi

a) Hosea – Eternal Husband; forever married to the backslider – Him and His people; Hosea 11:8; 14:4; John 1:11; Hosea 2:19

b) Joel – The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and Fire; Joel 2:28; in the last days – the Holy Spirit is at work in the world today; there are 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit (see 1 Corinthians 12:1 – 11); Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8

c) Amos – Jesus our burden bearer; Amos 6:1; Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 11:28 – 30

d) Obadiah – Jesus our mighty Savior; (chapters 17 and 21); Matthew 1:21; John 3:17; Acts 4:12; 3 John 2; 2 Corinthians 5:17

e) Jonah – Great Foreign Missionary; Jonah 1:2; Matthew 12:40; Acts 1:8

f) Micah – Messenger with beautiful feet carrying good news; Micah 4:3; advent of Jesus Christ; Isaiah 52:7; Luke 4:18

g) Nahum – He is the Avenger of God’s elect; Nahum 1:2, 7; Matthew 26:52; vengeance belongs to the Lord

h) Habakkuk – Evangelist pleading for a revival; Habakkuk 3:2; Father God → Jesus Christ → us; John 4:35; Acts 5:28; Matthew 5:14

i) Zephaniah – Our Savior– Jesus Christ is mighty to save; Zephaniah 3:17; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 4:4

j) Haggai – He is the Restorer of the lost heritage; Haggai 2:4; Genesis 1:27, 28; Ephesians 4:8; Matthew 1:20; John 3:7, 5

k) Zachariah – He is the Fountain opened up in the house of David for sin and uncleanness; Zachariah 13:1; John 4:13, 14; John 7:37

l) Malachi – He is the Son of Righteousness rising with healing in His wings; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 8:16, 17; 3 John 2; healing is for the whole man not just the body; it is for any area of our lives; we all need the healing touch of Jesus Christ

There are 400 silent years before the New Testament books

6) Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John) and the history of the church – Acts

a) Matthew – Jesus Christ is the Messiah; King of the Jews; Matthew 1:23; Acts 10:38; Job 14:1; Jesus knows about suffering and joy as a man; John 3:16, 17; the gospel is summarized in 3 points: 1) God loved; 2) God gave; 3) God saved; verbs are of action; Emmanuel means “God with us”

b) Mark – Jesus is the wonderworker; Servant; the writer concentrated on acts rather than words; John 10:47; 14:12; miracles are the work of the Father that Jesus did and they continue through us

c) Luke – Son of Man; Jesus had a human body through Mary and a divine nature through conception by the Holy Spirit; 1 Corinthians 2:14; key phrase – Son of Man; Luke 19:10; His humanity; Hebrews 2:17, 18; Jesus is at our point of need; where we need Him most

d) John – Son of God – John 1:14; the Son of God commanded peace, joy and health in His day and does the same in our day as well; John 7:46; Matthew 27:54; John 20:30, 31; these things are written so that we might believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God

e) Acts – the Holy Spirit moving through the lives of Jesus’ believers; Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit; historical record of the early church written by Luke (a physician); Acts 1:8; John 8:31; the reproduction of the life of Jesus in His followers in developing the church today; the Holy Spirit breathes resurrection life into believers; transmits His power; John 7:38, 39; no logical ending to the book because it is still being written until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ; the Holy Spirit gives us personal power in the presence of God in our lives

7) Pauline Epistles (The writings of the apostle Paul) – Romans through Philemon

a) Romans – He is our Righteousness & Justifier; we are justified by grace; Romans 3:23, 24; Habakkuk 2:4; The just shall live by faith Romans 1: 17; Matthew 17:20 – faith for everyday life, no matter how small the seed of faith starts, it will grow as you use it; faith in Him – God is our source; Philippians 3:9

b) 1, 2 Corinthians – He is the Sanctifier and the Giver of the gifts of the Holy Spirit; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14 – must be holy to see God; John 2:15, 16 – not a part of the world; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 6:11; holiness is the transformation through our salvation and relationship with Jesus Christ; 1 Corinthians 12 – gifts of the Holy Spirit

c) Galatians – Redeemer from the curse of the law; Galatians 3:13; Hebrews 10:20; Romans 8:2 – 4; Matthew 5:17; on the cross, Jesus paid the debt to God that was owed because of sin; Luke 6:38 – because Jesus paid the debt in full on the cross; Jesus was given as the seed and we received a miracle harvest from the seed which is forgiveness of sins

d) Ephesians – The Christ of unsearchable riches and the sevenfold armor of God; Ephesians 3:7, 8; some are hidden and some are mysterious but Christ has riches that are so abundant i.e. grace, strength, supply (inexhaustible); Ephesians 6:10 – 20; sevenfold armor of God

e) Philippians – Jesus is our Joy; Jesus is the God of all our needs according to His riches in glory; Philippians 4:19; God is our source! He shall supply – empathetic and total; Luke 6:38; Habakkuk 3:17 – 19; you can go through without fear because God is going to take care of you when you look to Him

f) Colossians – He is the fullness of the Godhead bodily; Colossians 1: 17, 19; our God is one person but reveals Himself in 3 ways – Father, Son, & Holy Spirit; Deuteronomy 6:4; i.e. like water can be expressed as a solid, liquid and vapor or also like a man can be a husband, father or teacher; Acts 10:38 – when you see Jesus → you’ve seen the Father and the Holy Spirit through the things that Jesus said and did

g) 1, 2 Thessalonians – Jesus is our soon coming King; John 14:3; 2 Peter 3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 – 18; Maranatha – the Lord cometh! Matthew 16, 24, 25; 1 Thessalonians 5:1 – 9; 2 Timothy 3:1 – 5; 4:3, 4; Luke 21:28

h) 1, 2 Timothy – Jesus is our Mediator between God and man; 1 Timothy 2:5; John 16:23; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 4:16; 2 Timothy 1:7

i) Titus – Jesus is our faithful Pastor; Titus 2:11 – 15; John 13:15; Mark 1:22; God hates sin but He loves people; John 10:10

j) Philemon – Jesus is a Friend that sticks closer than a brother; John 15:15; Hebrews 13:5; Proverbs 18:24

8) General Epistles – Hebrews through Revelation

a) Hebrews – Jesus is the Blood of the Everlasting Covenant; Exodus 12:23 – 27; 1 Peter 1:18, 19; the Passover or Lord’s supper – Holy Communion – 1 Corinthians 11:23 – 30; the bread and the wine are symbols – they are points of contacts to remember what He has done for us (forgiveness of sins, strengthening, healing, etc.); Hebrews 13:20, 21

b) James – The Lord who raises the sick; He is the Great Physician; James 5:14, 15; Jesus spent two thirds of His time healing people; healing and health are our divine right; when we pray for each other it is a seed that comes back to you

c) 1, 2 Peter – Jesus is the chief Shepherd who will soon appear; He is also our healer because of the stripes He took on his back; 1 Peter 5:2 – 4

d) 1, 2, 3 John – Jesus is Everlasting Love; 3 John 2 – God wants you well in all areas of your life; He is love – He hates sin but loves the sinner

e) Jude – Jesus is the Lord with 10,000 of His saints; Jude 14 – there is revival in the world today by the Holy Spirit; Acts 1:11

f) Revelation – Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords; Revelation 19:16; the 2nd coming will be one of triumph! Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Mark 13:32; Matthew 24:27-31; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; Acts 1:9-11; there will be a 7 year period of tribulation upon the earth; Revelation 6 – 16 (I believe the church will not be here during the Great tribulation period which is God’s judgement because Jesus has already taken our judgement upon Himself at the Cross; Revelation 3:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Luke 17:34-37; John 14:3; Daniel 12:1, 2); His appearance – Revelation 19; Philippians 2:9 – 11; whatever you believe about when the church will be caught up to be with Him and the tribulation on the earth, God’s grace preserves us!

Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13 (NKJV).

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2 thoughts on “Jesus is the Living Word of God

  1. Amen! However, I’m just going to suggest something- use the King James Version of the Bible. You see, the KJV is the only Bible in English that has come from the original text- and the original text is the true spoken Word of God.

    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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    1. Alexis Carucci June 4, 2019 — 9:31 am

      Thank you. Abundant Blessings!🍇

      Liked by 1 person

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