For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Friday, August 19, 2011

Christ Is All As Our Prophet

Jesus Christ is not just a prophet, but He is the greatest prophet - the Prophet of all prophets! He not only heard and delivered the Word of God, but He Himself is the Word of God Who was with God in the beginning:
John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jesus Christ did not merely give us the revelation of God, but He Himself is the revelation of God:
Colossians 1:19: For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell . . .

Other prophets often express their unworthiness (like Moses and Isaiah), but Jesus Christ Himself is the worthy one:
Revelation 5:9: Worthy are You to take the scroll and to open its seals, for You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation . . .

Rather than saying "thus saith the Lord," Jesus Christ speaks with His own authority:
Matthew 5:21-22: You have heard that it was said to those of old, "You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment." But I say to you . . .

A greater than Moses and Elijah is found in Jesus Christ:
Hebrews 3:3: For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses - as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.

Matthew 17:4-5, 8: And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah." He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." . . . And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

Jesus Christ did more than merely give commands; He is the One Who fulfilled all of them perfectly!
Matthew 5:17: Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

Christ is all!

These thoughts were taken from lectures delivered at Westminster Seminary in California by Dr. David VanDrunen in his Doctrine of Christ class.

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