The one great theme

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Jesus is the one great theme both of the Old Testament and the New. The whole Bible is designed to testify of Christ, “The Scriptures point to Me!” John 5:39

In Christ the Messiah, The one great theme
and in Jesus the Savior,
in the Son of God the Redeemer
all the truths of the Bible center.

Because To Him all the types and shadows point!

Of Him all the prophecies give witness!

All the glory of the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation–culminates at the cross of Christ!

Because The Bible would be an inexplicable mystery apart from Christ, who unfolds and explains it all.

Therefore He is the golden Key which unlocks the divine treasury of Scriptural revelation!

Until He is seen, the Bible is, in a sense–a great mystery. But when He is found, it is a glorious revelation.
Every mystery is opened,
but enigma is explained,
discrepancy is harmonized,
because every truth and page, sentence and word–is quickened with a life and glowing with a light flowing down from the throne of the Eternal God.

Therefore Christ is the substance of the Gospel.

  All its divine doctrines,
its holy precepts,
gracious instructions,
precious promises,
glorious hopes–
meet, center, and fill up their entire compass in Jesus!


He is the Alpha and Omega of the Bible–from the first verse in Genesis to the last verse in Revelation.

Study the Scriptures of truth learning of Christ.

Do not study the Bible as a mere history.
or read it as a mere poem.
Do not search it as a book of science.
It is all that, but infinitely more.
The Bible is the Book of Jesus!
Because It is a Revelation of Christ!

Christ is the golden thread which runs through the whole!

Blessed Lord Jesus! I will read and study and dig into the Scriptures, to find and learn more of You!
You, Immanuel, are the fragrance of this divine box of precious ointment.
Because You are the beauteous gem sparkling in this divine cabinet.
You are the Tree of life planted in the center of this divine garden.
And You are the Ocean whose stream quickens and nourishes all who draw water out of this divine well of salvation.

Therefore The Bible is all about You!
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