Where Do We See Jesus in Every Book of the Bible?

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In Genesis: Jesus is the seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15

  1. Jesus is the Savior Who will crush the head of the serpent.
  2. He is typified in Joseph:
  • Joseph was greatly loved by his father
  • He was rejected by his bothers
  • He remained pure through temptation
  • He was charged with a crime he did not commit
  • He was raised in power to become second in command
  • He saved the world
  • He forgave his brothers

In Exodus:  Jesus is typified by the Passover Lamb

  1. Typified in the life of Moses – the deliverer
  2. The Passover Lamb (Ex 12, John 1:29,36)
  3. The Manna from Heaven (Ex 16, John 6)
  4. The Rock struck at Horeb (Ex 17, 1 Cor 10:4)
  5. The Tabernacle (Brazen Altar, Lampstand, Table of Showbread, Ark of the covenant etc) (Gen 25-30)

In Leviticus:  Jesus is The High Priest

  1. Typified in the sacrifices and offerings (Lev 1-7)
  2. In the Jewish festivals (Passover, Atonement, Lev 16, 23)
  3. In the scapegoat (Lev 16:7-9)
  4. In the person and duties of the High Priest (Lev 16)

In Numbers:  The Cloud and The Fire

  1. Messiah would be a King (Num 24:17)
  2. Typified in the bronze serpent (Num 21:8-9)
  3. The Water from the Rock (Num 20)

Deuteronomy: Jesus is the Prophet Like Moses

  1. Messiah will be a prophet (Deut 18:15-19, John 6:14)
  2. Messiah would be worshipped by angels (Deut 32:43, Luke 2:13-14)
  3. Typified in the cities of refuge (Deut 4:41)

Joshua:  Jesus is The Captain of Our Salvation

  1. Typified in the person of Joshua (our leader into the promised land)
  2. In the Promised Land
  3. In the Commander of the Army (Josh 5:13-15)

In Judges:  Jesus is the Judge And Lawgiver

  1. Typified in the Judges (for He is true Judge of the living and the dead)

Ruth: Tells the story of the Kinsman Redeemer

1. Messiah would be a descendant of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:12-17)
2. Typified in the life of Boaz – The Kinsman Redeemer (Ruth 2:1)

1 & 2 Samuel:  The Prophet of The Lord

1. Messiah exalted by God with power (1 Sam 2:10, Matt 28:18)
2. Messiah would be a descendant of David (2 Sam 7:12-16, Matt 1:1)
3. Messiah would be the ‘Rock’ (2 Sam 23:2-3, 1 Cor 10:4)
4. Typified in the life of David – The King in Exile (1 Sam 22)
5. The life of Jonathon – the faithful friend (1 Sam 18:1-4)

In 1 & 2 Kings:  Jesus is the Reigning King

  1. Typified in the life of Solomon (the Millennial Reign)
  2. In the life and miracles of the prophet Elisha (multiplying bread 2 Kings 4:42, healing leper 2 Kings 5)

1 & 2 Chronicles:  Messiah would be from the tribe of Judah (1 Chron 5:2, Luke 3:23-32)

  1. Typified in Solomon’s temple
  2. In the Wisdom of Solomon (2 Chron 9:22)

Ezra : Jesus is the Faithful Scribe

  1. Typified in person of Zerubbabel, the rebuilder of the temple (Ezra 4)

Nehemiah:  Jesus is the Rebuilder of the Walls

  1. Typified in the person of Nehemiah, the rebuilder of the walls of salvation

Esther:  Mordecai

  1. Typified in the person of Mordecai

Job:  The Dayspring From on High

  1. Typified in the sufferings of Job and the blessings that would follow

Psalms:  The Lord Who Is Our Shepherd

  1. Messiah would be the Son of God (Ps 2:7, 12, Matt 17:5)
  2. Messiah would be resurrected (Ps 16:8-10, Acts 13:30-37)
  3. Messiah would be despised & crucified (Ps 22:6-8, 14, Luke 23:21-23, Matt 27:35)
  4. Messiah would be hated without cause (Ps 69:4, Luke 23:13-22)
  5. Messiah would be Lord, seated at the right hand of God (Ps 110:1,5, 1 Pet 3:21-22)
  6. Messiah would be in the line of Melchizedek (Ps 110:4, Heb 6:17-20)
  7. Messiah would be the ‘stone’ rejected by the Jews (Ps 118:22, Matt 21:42-43)

Key Messianic Psalms: Chapters 2, 8, 16, 22, 45, 69, 89, 109, 110, 118

Proverbs & Ecclesiastes: Jesus is the Wisdom of God

  1. Messiah would be from everlasting (Prov 8:22-23, John 17:5)
  2. Messiah would be the Son of God (Prov 30:4, Matt 3:16-17)
  3. Typified in the Wisdom of God (Prov 8:22-31)

Song of Solomon:  Jesus is our Heavenly Bridegroom

  1. Typified in the Bridegroom’s love for, and marriage to, the bride His church.

Isaiah: Jesus is the Suffering Servant

  1. Messiah would be born of a virgin (Is 7:14, Luke 1:34-35)
  2. Messiah would be Immanuel “God with us” (Is 7:14, Matt 1:21-23)
  3. Messiah would be God and Man (Is 9:6, John 10:30)
  4. Messiah would have the 7-fold Spirit upon Him (Is 11:1-2, Matt 3:16-17)
  5. Messiah would heal the blind, lame, deaf (Is 35:5-6, Mark 10:51-52)
  6. Messiah would be proceeded by a forerunner (Is 40:3, Luke 1:17)
  7. Messiah would be a light to the gentiles (Is 42:6, John 8:12)
  8. Messiah would be despised by the Jewish nation (Is 49:7, John 10:20, Matt 27:23)
  9. Messiah would be whipped and beaten (Is 50:6, Matt 26:67, 27:26)
  10. Messiah would die as a guilt offering for sin (Is 53:10, John 18:11)
  11. Messiah would be resurrected and live forever (Is 53:10, Mark 16:16)

Jeremiah & Lamentations: The Weeping Prophet / Jesus wept for those who rejected His love

  1. Messiah would be God (Jer 23:6, John 13:13)
  2. Messiah would be a righteous Branch (Jer 23:5)
  3. Messiah would be our righteousness (Jer 23:6, 1 Cor 1:30)

Ezekiel:  The Son of Man / Messiah would be a descendant of David (Ezk. 34:23-24, Matt 1:1)

Daniel:  The Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven

  1. Messiah would be ‘a son of man’ given an everlasting kingdom (Dan 7:13-14, Luke 1:31-34)
  2. Messiah would come 483 years after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem (Dan 9:25, John 12:12-23)
  3. Messiah would be killed (Dan 9:26, Matt 27:35)
  4. Revealed as the ‘stone’ (and His kingdom) that smashes the kingdoms of the world (Dan 2:34,44)
  5. Typified in the 4th man in the fiery furnace – one like ‘the son of gods’ (Dan 3:25)

Hosea:  The Bridegroom typified in Hosea’s faithfulness to his adulterous wife (Hos 3)

Joel:  The Baptizer With The Holy Spirit

  1. Messiah will offer salvation to all mankind (Joel 2:32, Rom 10:12-13)
  2. Messiah would baptize people with the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28-32)

Amos:   The Burden Bearer

  1. God would darken the day at noon during Messiah’s death (Amos 8:9, Matt 27:45-46)

Obadiah:  The Mighty Savior

Jonah:  Is a picture of Jesus being dead for three days, buried, then coming back to life to preach repentance. 

  1. Typified in Jonah being 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of a fish (Jon 1:17, Matt 12:40)

Micah:  The Messenger With Beautiful Feet

  1. Messiah would be born in Bethlehem (Mic 5:2, Matt 2:1-2)
  2. Messiah would be from everlasting (Mic 5:2, Rev:1-8)

Nahum : The Avenger of God’s Elect

Habakkuk:  The Great Evangelist, Crying For Revival

  1. Messiah would come from Teman at His return, full of glory (Hab 3:3)
  2. Typified in the life of Habakkuk (his intercession and prayer for his people)

Zephaniah:  The Restorer of the Remnant

Haggai:  The Cleansing Fountain

  1. Messiah would visit the 2nd temple (Hag 2:6-9, Luke 2:27-32)

Zechariah:  The Pierced Son Messiah would be Priest and King (Zech. 6:12-13, Heb 8:1)

  1. Messiah would be ride into Jerusalem on a donkey (Zech 9:9, Matt 21:6-9)
  2. Messiah would be God (Zech 11:12-13, John 12:45)
  3. Messiah would be pierced (Zech 12:10, John 19:34-37)

Malachi:  The Son of Righteousness

  1. Messiah would appear at the temple (Mal 3:1, Mark 11:15-16)
  2. Messiah’s forerunner would come in the spirit of Elijah (Mat 4:5, Matt 3:1-2)

New Testament

Matthew:  The Messiah

  1. The Son of David The Son of Abraham (Matt 1:1)
  2. The King of the Jews (Matt 2:2)
  3. The Son of God (Matt 2:15).
  4. The Bridegroom (Matt 9:15)

Mark:  The Miracle Worker

  1. The Holy One of God (Mark 1:24)
  2. The Servant (Mark 10:45)
  3. The King of Israel (Mark 15:32)

Luke:  The Son of Man / The Horn of Salvation (Luke 1:69)

  1. The Consolation of Israel: (Luke 2:25).

John:  The Son of God

  1. God the Son (John 1:1-3, John 1:14)
  2. The Only Begotten Son: (John 1:14,18)
  3. The Lamb of God (John 1:29,36)
  4. The Bread of life (John 6:35)
  5. The Light of the World (John 8:1)
  6. The I AM! (John 8:58)
  7. The Door of the Sheep: (John 10:7,9)
  8. The Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
  9. The Resurrection and life (John 11:25)
  10. The Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6)
  11. The True Vine (John 15:1)

Acts:  The Ascended Lord

  1. The Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)
  2. The Judge of the living and the dead (Acts 10:42)
  3. The Just One (Acts 7:52).
  4. The Hope of Israel (Acts 28:20)

Romans:   The Justifier

  1. The Rock of Offense (Romans 9:33)
  2. The Deliverer (Romans 11:26)
  3. The Lord of the dead and the living (Romans 14:9)
  4. The Root of Jesse (Romans 15:12)

1 & 2 Corinthians:  The Last Adam

  1. The First-fruits (1 Corinthians 15:23)
  2. The Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45)

Galatians:  The One Who Sets Us Free

  1. The Lord Jesus Christ (Gal 1:3)

Ephesians:  The Christ of Riches

  1. The Head over All Things (Ephesians 1:22)
  2. The Cornerstone: (Ephesians 2:20)

Philippians:  The God Who Meets Our Every Need

  1. The Name above all names (Philippians 2:9)

Colossians:  The Fullness of The Godhead

  1. The Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)
  2. The Head of the body (Colossians 1:18)
  3. The Beginning (Colossians 1:18)
  4. The Firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18)
  5. The Hope of Glory (Col 1:27)

1 & 2 Thessalonians:  The Soon Coming King

  1. The Lord of Peace (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

1 & 2 Timothy:  The One Mediator Between God And Man

  1. The King of Ages (1 Timothy 1:17)
  2. The Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5)

Titus :  The Blessed Hope

  1. The Blessed Hope (Titus 2:13)
  2. Our Great God and Saviour (Titus 2:13)

Philemon:  The Friend, Closer Than a Brother

  1. The Lord Jesus Christ (Philemon 3)

Hebrews:  The Blood That Washes Away My Sins

  1. The Heir of All Things (Hebrews 1:2)
  2. The Faithful High Priest (Hebrews 2:17)
  3. The Author and Finisher of our Faith (Hebrews 12:2)

James:  The Great Physician

  1. The Lord of Glory (James 2:1)
  2. The Judge at the door (James 5:9)

1 & 2 Peter:  The Chief Shepherd

  1. The Living Stone (1 Peter 2:4)
  2. The Chief Shepherd  (1 Peter 5:4)

1 & 2 & 3 John:  Everlasting Love

  1. The Eternal Life (1 John 1:2)
  2. The Righteous (1 John 2:1)

Jude:  The God our Savior

  1. The Only Wise God our Savior (Jude 25)

Revelation:  The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!

  1. The Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End: (Revelation 1:17, 22:13)
  2. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev 5:5)
  3. The Word of God (Revelation 19:13).
  4. The King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16)
  5. The Bright Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)

The entire Bible points us to Jesus our great God and Savior.

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