October 20, 2010 | My Jottings
Several years ago I heard a presentation done at a Christian gathering that I have never forgotten. As I listened to the following piece being slowly read I got goosebumps and my eyes filled with tears. Everyone in the room appeared riveted as they listened to the title of every book in the Bible being reverently read out loud, along with how Jesus Christ is woven through all sixty-six of those books.
What are our needs today? Do we need a friend who will stick closer than a brother? Do we need to be avenged? Do we need refuge? Do we need something broken to be made new? Do we need someone to bear our burdens? Do we need hope?
I need all those things.
Take time to read the following slowly and prayerfully, and realize who Jesus is….
In Genesis Jesus is the Ram at Abraham’s altar
In Exodus He’s the Passover Lamb
In Leviticus He’s the High Priest
In Numbers He’s the Cloud by day and Pillar of Fire by night
And in Deuteronomy He’s the City of our refuge
In Joshua He’s the Scarlet Thread out Rahab’s window
In Judges He is our Judge
In Ruth He is our Kinsman Redeemer
And 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 everything that is broken
And in Esther He is like the Mordecai sitting faithful at the gate
In Job He is our Redeemer that ever liveth
In Psalms He is my Shepherd and because of Him I shall not want
In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes He is our Wisdom
In the Song of Solomon He is the Beautiful Bridegroom
In Isaiah He is the Suffering Servant
In Jeremiah and Lamentations it is Jesus that is the Weeping Prophet
In Ezekiel He is the Wonderful Four-Faced Man
And in Daniel He is the Fourth Man in the midst of a fiery furnace
In Hosea He is my Love that is forever faithful
In Joel He baptizes us with the Holy Spirit
In Amos He is our Burden Bearer
And in Obadiah He is our Savior
In Jonah He is the Great Foreign Missionary that takes the Word of God into all the world
In Micah He is the Messenger with beautiful feet
In Nahum He is the Avenger
In Habakkuk He is the Watchman that is ever praying for revival
In Zephaniah He is the Lord mighty to save
In Haggai He is the Restorer of our lost heritage
In Zechariah He is our Fountain
And in Malachi He is the Son of Righteousness with healing in His wings
In Matthew “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God”
In Mark He is the Miracle Worker
In Luke He is the Son of Man
And in John He is the Door by which every one of us must enter
In Acts He is the Shining Light that appears to Saul on the road to Damascus
In Romans He is our Justifier
In 1st Corinthians He is our Resurrection
And in 2nd Corinthians He is our Sin Bearer
In Galatians He redeems us from the law
In Ephesians He is our Unsearchable Riches
In Philippians He supplies our every need
In Colossians He is the Fullness of the Godhead Bodily
And 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 that sticks closer than a brother
And in Hebrews He’s the Blood of the Everlasting Covenant
In James He is the Lord that heals the sick
In 1st and 2nd Peter He is the Chief Shepherd
In 1st, 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 draweth nigh;
He is our King of kings and Lord of lords!
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Today I am so grateful for the amazing grace that means that He is mine, and I am His.
Do you need His love, His power, His amazing grace?
Oh Julie, this is so wonderful….it filled me up and made me joyful. I will share this with everyone I can. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.