Do You See Jesus?

Posted: September 1, 2012 in Jesus Christ
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John 5:39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

When Jesus spoke these words in the Temple, there was no New Testament. He was speaking of the Old Testament. What could He have been referring to?

Certainly we see “Types”, Christophanies, prophecies and even Messianic Psalms. Is there something more that He is referring to, something more than simple scriptural references? After all, he told the Pharisees, “you will not come to me that you might have life!” Is He referring to something the people in the Old Testament world could see?

Paul makes an amazing statement about the rock from which water burst forth when Moses struck it with the rod.

1 Corinthians 10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.

Paul makes a statement overlooked by most, that this rock “followed them!” This would have to be a huge rock from which millions of gallons of water would flow. How could it have followed the Jewish wanderers? How could they have seen the Rock as God’s Son?

Jesus makes another “wild” statement in the Gospel of John.

John 8:56 “Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.”

He says that Abraham “saw His day”, meaning that Abraham saw the coming of Jesus Christ! What did he see?

Moses “considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.”(Hebrews 11:26) What did the writer of Hebrews mean? Did Moses see Jesus Christ like Abraham?

Peter preached on the day of Pentecost that David “foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.”(Acts 2:31) Did David see Jesus like Moses and Abraham?

Even the Prophet Isaiah prophesied “these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him.” (John 12:41)

God revealed His Son throughout the Old Testament, but only those with eyes of faith could see Jesus Christ. Christ appealed to the Pharisees who were diligently studying the Scriptures, but were blind to His very presence. Millions upon millions have been exposed to the Scriptures, but how many have truly seen Jesus Christ? What about you? Have you seen Jesus Christ? Has your life been changed by that heavenly vision? Does He live in your life? It matters not your intelligence or knowledge of Scriptures. What matters is “have you seen Jesus Christ?” He has been throughout the world for all time, yet few there are that have truly seen Him. You cannot see Jesus without your life being eternally impacted. Just ask the thieves crucified beside Jesus. One looked and blasphemed. One saw and was saved. Are you looking or are you seeing? Jesus is LIFE only to those who truly SEE Him!Image

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