Christ In The Scriptures
“To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”
Before any one can have Christ, they must first have the Scriptures. Without the word of God there can be no knowledge of Christ the Lord. It is only in God’s Holy Word that Christ is fully revealed, “in the volume of the book it is written of Him”.
All the teaching is concerning Him, in fact it is called “the doctrine of Christ” (2 John 9).
All the prophecies are fulfilled in Him, all the law is fulfilled by Him, all the ceremonies find their fulfillment in Him, and every sacrifice pointed to his one great sacrifice.
The offices of Prophet, Priest, and King are combined in Him. It is no wonder then that the Scriptures declare that “Christ is all in all” (Colossians 3:11).
God Almighty is revealed in Christ Jesus the Lord, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9).
Our Lord said; “Neither knoweth any man the Father save the Son, and He to whomsoever the Son will reveal him” (Matthew 11:27).
All the “promises in Him are yea and amen” (2 Chronicles 1:20).
His name is the first mentioned in the first verse of the New Testament (Matthew 1:1) and the last, (Revelation 22:21).
Men cannot trust an unknown or unrevealed Christ, and the only book in the world THE BIBLE, The Holy Scriptures can make him known!
But sadly all that most preachers and people see from the Scriptures is “God has a wonderful plan for your life,” and if you will follow his plan for you, all will be well with you and yours.
All that God has for any sinner who is outside of hell is found in Christ His Son!
“All spiritual blessings are given us in heavenly places in Christ.”
The average preacher and person is looking for everything in the Scriptures but Christ. They are looking for Laws to keep, works to be done, conditions to be fulfilled.
But thank God, “Ye are COMPLETE in HIM” (Colossians 2:10), and, we are “ACCEPTED in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6).
By Donald Bell