|Jesus pictures. This section is not about pictures in the sense of drawings, paintings, graphics, photographs, clip art, portraits and the like - for such, please visit the Jesus Art Section. Other words that would better describe this section would include Jesus titles, Jesus analogies, Jesus types or Jesus symbols. The Bible is full of them. Actually, my point in creating this Jesus pictures section is to prove that Jesus is the center of the whole Bible. Everything in the Word of God points to Jesus and God’s redemptive plan through Him. Jesus is the Alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2 and Revelations 22:13). He Himself testified about that when He said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. (John 14:6).During the whole period of the Old Testament, the Lord constantly spoke Divine Words through the mouth of His holy prophets, concerning the coming Messiah – the long awaited King of kings and Lord of lords. God spoke about Jesus’ supernatural birth, the place where He was to be born, the attempts of the devil to destroy Him, and his failure to do so.|
God spoke also about the life, ministry, calling, mission, and Cross of Jesus, as well as about His eventual resurrection and Lordship over all. God also spoke about Jesus’ character, Jesus gifts, Jesus heart of love and compassion and Jesus fruit. There were all Jesus pictures. Why?
You know that every word forms a picture in the mind of the hearers. When somebody says the word “dog” to you, you don’t picture the letters D – O – G in your mind. Instead, you immediately see the picture of a dog, as you imagine it. That’s why, Jesus pictures is a very appropriate title for this section, because God the Father spoke all these words about Jesus during the course of the Old Testament, and when the whole picture was completed (e.g. when the all Word spoken was ready to receive embodiment – Galatians 4:4), that Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). The same Word was with God from the very beginning of time, because the Word was God actually (John 1:1). Revelation 19:13 expressly calls Jesus The WORD - Jesus pictures.
Have I convinced you that Jesus is the center of everything the Lord says or does? People of all tribes, tongues and religions try to find God in their own way and according to their own understanding, and many of them search deeply, to find eternal life and happiness, yet… One can never find that apart from JESUS. There is no technique, no method, no formula. The Jews at the time of Jesus were searching diligently the Scriptures to find the way to God, but Jesus told them: “And the Father Who sent Me has Himself testified concerning Me. You have never heard His voice nor seen His form, nor does His Word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one He sent. You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about Me, yet you refuse to come to Me to have life.”
See? All things in the Bible are meant to be Jesus pictures – to lead us to Him, and not to a religion, ritual, institution or formula. The Lord is not interested in dead rituals and sacrifices – He is interested in a living communication with living persons – us. That’s why, when Jesus was about to enter His Earthly phase of life and ministry, He said to God the Father: “ Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for Me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings You were not pleased. Then I said, 'Here I am—it is written about Me in the scroll— I have come to do Your will, O God.'” (Hebrews 10:5-7)
WOW, this is so powerful! I can go on and on, but I think this is enough to show that whole Word of God is focused on revealing God’s will to redeem mankind through the life and work of Jesus Christ, as well as to establish His eternal kingdom upon the Earth through the ministry of the Holy Spirit in Jesus – the Head, and the New Testament believers - His Body. Hallelujah!
Below I have attempted to study the Jesus pictures in the whole Bible, book by book. A great help was Kevin J. Conner's book: Interpreting the Symbols and Types, which I recommend, because it has very good charts and tables with every possible symbol and type in the Bible, so if you are a studier of the Word and that area interests you, this book can be a great starting point for you to begin your deeper research. Please click on a Jesus pictures link of each book to find out how it reveals Jesus in a symbolical and analogical form. Also, please visit the THE FOUR IN ONE GOSPEL OF JESUS and Why buy it, to see 7 very good reasons and benefits for having the book.
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Jesus Pictures in the Old Testament
Jesus in Genesis - See Jesus as The Great Creator, The Beginning of all beginnings, The Victorious Seed of the woman, The Ark of salvation, The Only Begotten Son, and God's Beloved Son.
Jesus in Exodus - See Jesus as The Deliverer, The Mediator, The Law, The High Priest, The Passover Lamb, and God's Tabernacle among men.
Jesus in Leviticus - See Jesus as Our Sacrifice, Our Holy High Priest, Our Atonement, and Our Way to God.
Jesus in Numbers - See Jesus as The Serpent of Brass, The Smitten Rock, The Star out of Jacob, and The Nazarite.
Jesus in Deuteronomy - See Jesus as The True Prophet, and The Rock.
Jesus in Joshua - See Jesus as The Captain of our Salvation, The Man with the Sword, and Our Inheritance Giver.
Jesus in Judges - See Jesus as The Great Judge, The Deliverer, The Savior, and The Anointed One of God.
Jesus in Ruth - See Jesus as The Great, Wealthy Man, The Lord of the Harvest, and The Kinsman Redeemer.
Jesus in 1 and 2 Samuel - See Jesus as The Son of David, The High Priest, The King, The Intercessor, The Anointed One and The Word.
Jesus in 1 and 2 Kings - See Jesus as The King of kings and Lord of lords, God's Wisdom, and The Temple builder.
Jesus in 1 and 2 Chronicles - See Jesus as The Greater King David, The Prophet, Priest and King, The Temple Cleanser and The Great Reformer.
Jesus in Ezra - See Jesus as The Governor of Judah, The Priest, The Scribe, and The Restorer.
Jesus in Nehemiah - See Jesus as The Governor of Judah and The man of prayer and work.
Jesus in Esther - See Jesus as The Savior, The Deliverer, The humble prayer warrior and The King of kings.
Jesus in Job - See Jesus as The Righteous Suffering Man, and The Priest - Intercessor.
Jesus in Psalms - See Jesus in multiple revelations and pictures.
Jesus in Proverbs - See Jesus as the infinite wisdom of God.
Jesus in Ecclesiastes - See Jesus as the Wisdom of God, The Greatest Preacher, The King of kings, and The Son of David.
Jesus in Song of Solomon - See Jesus as The Lover of our soul, The object of our adoration, and The purpose of our affection.
Jesus in Isaiah - See Jesus as The True Judge, The Holy One of Israel, Our Righteousness and Salvation and Our Comforter.
Jesus in Jeremiah - See Jesus as The Lord our Righteousness and as the Righteous Branch.
Jesus in Lamentations - See Jesus as The weeping prophet, The man of sorrows and as the Priest and Intercessor.
Jesus in Ezekiel - See Jesus as The Seer, The Son of Man, and The Lord of Glory.
Jesus in Daniel - See Jesus as The Different One, with the excellent Spirit, The Son of Man, and The Crushing Stone.
Jesus in Joel - See Jesus as The Promiser and Baptiser in the Holy Spirit.
Jesus in Amos - See Jesus as The Tabernacle of David Builder.
Jesus in Habakkuk - See Jesus as The Judge of Babylon, and The Rewarder of true faith.
Jesus in Zephaniah - See Jesus as The Jealous God and the Executor of God's wrath, and The Lord our Righteousness.
Jesus in Haggai - See Jesus as The Builder of God's House, and The Governor and High Priest.
Jesus in Zechariah - See Jesus as The Branch, and The King, Priest and Temple Builder, and as The Shepherd, Who was to be smitten.
Jesus in Malachi - See Jesus as The Messenger of the covenant, and The Refiner, Purifier & Cleanser of God's Temple, God's priests and our offerings.
Jesus pictures in the New Testament
Jesus in Acts - See Jesus as The Head of the Church, and The Giver of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus in 3John - See Jesus as The Truth.
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