“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said let there be light and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light day and the darkness he called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day” Genesis 1:1-5
LIGHT FOR NOW: The prophets in the Old Testament spoke and wrote concerning Christ.
The words of the prophets in their utterances and the documentation of those utterances were Christ-centred. In other words, Moses and all the prophets in the Old Testament spoke concerning Christ. Let’s observe Jesus’ words to His disciples who were on their way to Emmaus; it reads “Then he said unto them, O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:25-27). Observe Jesus’ words carefully to His disciples in this text. He calls them fools and slow of heart because they were sluggish or dull in their understanding to comprehend the fact that the words of the prophets were concerning Him. Thus, “all that the prophets have spoken” (in verse 25) is what Jesus explains in verse 26 as “ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory”. In other words, the prophets in their utterances spoke concerning His suffering (which is His death) and His glory (which is His resurrection from the dead). Meaning, the summation of the Old Testament books of the bible will be two sentences:
• The sufferings of Christ.
• And the glory that should follow.
In other words, the death and resurrection of Jesus is the crux of the message of the prophets or when the message of the prophets are well summarized, the central theme, the climax or the fulcrum of their message will be the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow; meaning that the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus to the right hand of the father was already contained in prophetic utterance in the words of the prophets; thus, it did not happen coincidentally or Jesus did not die by accident. Shortly, this will become clearer in subsequent days. Hallelujah!!!
INSTRUCTION: Bible study is Christ’s study; think!
PRAYER: Father, I receive the revelation of you vested in the understanding of your word with which I am unveiled in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: The message of the bible which is God’s book communicated in human language is Christ Jesus.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 5; EVENING: 1CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 6