The Bible Has Several Messages But Jesus Is Not One Of Them

The Bible has several subjects but Jesus is not one of them! He Himself is the Message of the entire Bible, not one of its subjects.
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” John 5:39 KJV
The right rendering of the above verse from the Greek translation should actually begin with “You”. That is…
“You search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
What that means is that unlike what we may have erroneously believed, Jesus wasn’t actually giving the people of his day a command to “search the scriptures” like the King James translation puts it in that verse. He was rather telling them what they were already doing - albeit wrongly.
The Message translation puts it in a much better way - a way that pricks religious minds.
“you have your heads in your bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These scriptures are all about me!”
Like many people today, the Jews put much effort in the studying of the Scriptures. They actually devote enough time for that. This act is never wrong in itself and is worth emulating as the Scriptures encourages us to study it diligently.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
However in their study of the scriptures in search of Eternal Life (the Salvation that God gives), they fail to realize that this eternal life cannot be found on the pages of a book (and that includes the Bible)
They failed to realize that the purpose the Bible was given was to point men to Eternal Life and not to give the Life itself.
The reason is because the Eternal Life they seek after has been embodied in a Man, God’s own Son - Jesus.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 KJV
Whosoever believes in Him, not the Bible, shall have everlasting life. Again,
“.….Thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:2-3 KJV
This is why the scriptures were given in the first place - to tell men about Him. Everything in the Bible points to Him.
He is not one of those things you come across in the Bible, He is the Mega Deal of the Book. Referring to Him as one of the subjects of the Bible is an insult to His person, He is its Message.
The apostle Philip did not mince words about His personality when describing Him to his brother Nathanael.
“Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, we have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” John 1:45 KJV
He is The Word in the word (John 1:1, 14-15), the express Image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15, Hebrews 1:3), the full expression of all that God was, is and will ever be. He (not just the Bible), is God’s explanation of Himself (His Character, actions and words) to mankind.
In knowing Him, we have known and gotten all that God wants us to know and have. This is why we are instructed to focus our whole attention on Him.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith….” Hebrews 12:2 KJV
He is the central message of all the Books of the Bible. Let us make a decision to keep our eyes on Him and nothing else.
He is all that God wants us to know, not Moses, not Elijah and certainly not Abraham. Everyone of those men were relevant enough to have their names engraved in the scriptures because of the Message of Christ which they believed and conveyed to their generations. Aside from that, there is nothing so special about them.
In your study of the scriptures, in your search for eternal life, in your understanding of God, make a decision to see no man but Jesus. For everything in the Bible is about Him.
Again I say, it is all about Him and nothing else! Go tell someone.
You are much loved
(Further reading: Deutronomy 18:15, 18. Ezekiel 34:23. Acts 3:22, 7:37)


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