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Is Jesus in the Old Testament?

When you read the Bible from Creation do you see Jesus? What about when you read about the Law? Did the prophets talk about Jesus? Who is the center of the Bible? Was Jesus Christ Christ in the Old Testament? Or do we just see him in the Gospels? Stick around and find out.

Christ is at the very center of all scripture. Join me in this captivating and thought-provoking journey. Let’s go.

In the Beginning

There is no better place to start than the beginning;

 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God

John 1:1-2

Verse 14 talks about “….the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us .” So who is the word? Matthew 1: 23 says, “…virgin shall be with child….they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Jesus Christ is the Word. He was there in the beginning. He is God.

Jesus says;

Remember the two disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus? He explained to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself, beginning with Moses and all the prophets (Luke 24:27).

He also tells the Jews, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” John 5:39

Philip also says;

In John 1:45 Philips says to Nathaniel that Jesus is “…whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote…”

“If we look into the word of God, we do not see Christ there; we look to no purpose, for he is everywhere in the book.”

Examples in the Old Testament
  • The first promise of salvation, given to our parents in Genesis 3:15, points to salvation through Christ
  • The lambs without blemish that were slain in the Jewish sanctuary all point to Jesus, the lamb of God.” John calls Him “… the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29
  • He is the spiritual rock that followed the Israelites. ” …they drank of the spiritual Rock that followed them: that rock was Christ.” 1Corith 10:4
  • Psalms 110:1 “The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” Here David speaks about the Father and the Son, Christ.

The purpose of the Old Testament is to bear witness to Christ.The Old Testament is Jesus prophesied while the New Testament is Jesus Fulfilled.

Dear friends, my prayer is that we all see Jesus when we read the Bible. He is everywhere. Both in the Old and New Testament.

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10 thoughts on “Is Jesus in the Old Testament?”

  1. John 14:6
    Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

    Thanks Sheila, be blessed

  2. The purpose of the Old Testament is to bear witness to Christ.The Old Testament is Jesus prophesied while the New Testament is Jesus Fulfilled.

    Such a nice observation. Get us more .

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