Jesus Christ, the Great Theme of every book in the Bible

The Central Theme and Message of the Bible is Jesus Christ. Consider the special message of each book.

In Genesis, He is the Gid, the Creator. In Exodus, He is the Redeemer. In Leviticus, He is the Great Sacrifice. In Numbers, He is the Guide of his people. In Deuteronomy, He is the Teacher and promised Greater Prophet. In Joshua, He is the Mighty Conqueror. In Judges, He is the Angel of the Lord, who gives victory over enemies. In Ruth, He is your Kinsman, your Lover and Redeemer. In I Samuel, he is the Root of Jesse. In 2 Samuel, He is the Son of David. In 1 Kings and 2 Kings, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In 1st and 2nd Chronicles, He is the Intercessor and High Priest. In Ezra, He is the Temple, the House of Worship. In Nehemiah, He is your Mighty Wall, protecting you from your enemies. In Esther, He is the Unseen, Unmentioned, but Present God, ready to deliver from enemies. In Job, He is the Arbitrator who not only understands your struggles, but has the power to do something about them. In Psalms, He is your Song--and your Reason to sing. In Proverbs, He is the Author of Wisdom, helping you make sense of life and live it successfully. In Ecclesiastes, He is your Divine Purpose, delivering you from vanity. In the Song of Solomon, He is your Lover, your Rose of Sharon. In Isaiah, He is the Mighty Counselor, the Prince of Peace, the everlasting Father, and more; in short, He's everything you need. In Jeremiah, He is your Balm of Gilead, the soothing salve for your sin-sick soul. In Lamentations, He is the ever-faithful and merciful One, upon whom you can depend even in times of great distress. In Ezekiel, He is the Lord, Who revives his dead people. In Daniel, He is the Ancient of days, the everlasting God, who never runs out of time. In Hosea, He is your faithful Lover, always beckoning you to come back - even when you have abandoned Him. In Joel, He is your refuge, keeping you safe in times of trouble. In Amos, He is the husbandman, the One, you can depend on to stay by your side. In Obadiah, He is Lord of the Kingdom. In Jonah, He is your salvation, bringing you back within His will. In Micah, He is Judge of the nation. In Nahum, He is the jealous God. In Habakkuk, He is the Holy One. In Zephaniah, He is the Witness. In Haggai, He is the Lord, who rebuilds and strengthens His people. In Zechariah, He is Lord of Hosts. In Malechi, He is Sun of Righteousness with healings in his wings.

In Matthew, He is King of the Jews. In Mark, He is the Servant. In Luke, He is the Son of Man, feeling what you feel. In John, He is the Son of God. In Acts, He is Savior of the world. In Romans, He is the Righteousness of God. In I Corinthians, He is the Rock, now with His Church in the fulness and power of His Spirit. In II Corinthians, He the Triumphant One, giving victory - always. In Galatians, He is our Liberty; He sets free from law and sin. In Ephesians, He is Head of the Church. In Philippians, He is our Joy. In Colossians, He is our Completeness. In I Thessalonians, At His coming, He will be the Reunion for you and all believers. In II Thessalonians, His coming, is our firm and ultimate expectation In I Timothy, He is God and the Saviour for all men. In II Timothy, He is our Stability in times of trouble. In Philemon, He is our Inspiring Benefactor. In Hebrews, He is our Perfection and Object of Faith. In James, He is, by His Spirit, the Power in our faith. In I Peter, He is our Example. In II Peter, He is our Surity and Purity. In I John, He is our True Life. In II John, He is our Pattern. In III John, He is our Motivation. In Jude, He is the Foundation of our faith. In Revelation, He is the Lamb upon the Throne, God, Lord, Saviour and the coming King of all, worshiped for ever.

From the beginning of the world to its end, there is no place you can look and not see Jesus. He is everywhere. He is everything. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together; Colossians1:17.

November 1999
Teun J. de Ruiter (Pentecostal Pastor & Bibleteacher in The Netherlands)

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