Sunday, August 14, 2011

He was always there - Part 1

So many people, so many Christians, ask the simple question: "Where was Jesus in the old testament?"
"How come we only hear about God and the Holy Spirit?"

Jesus was always there, that I can tell you. Let me show you that in the scriptures, just some of the passages. For example, John 1:1 - "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and Word was God." and John 1:14 - "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..."
So, here the Bible talks about the "Word", which is Jesus. The Word, Jesus, was with God in the very beginning, as you can read here. Then Jesus became flesh, meaning he came down as a man.

Jesus was always there, even in the old testament. When you read the old testament, you don't see him as a person, but you see him in the "Word", in Gods word, in the very written words of the old testament.
He was even there in the beginning, check it out:

Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeliness..."
Now, why would God say "us"? Because he wasn't alone and he's not alone today. It's the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as it was in the very beginning.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, Jesus did make a few personal appearances in the Old Testament. The one that comes to mind right away is the fourth person in the fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. Then there was Melchizedek. I know there is debate over whether or not that was actually Jesus, but I tend to believe it was. Who else would have no genealogy? He was the king of Salem, which was a name for Jerusalem. Jesus was King of the Jews. Melchizedek served bread and wine to Abraham. Jesus served bread and wine to His disciples. The similarities are staggering. If not Jesus, then Melchizedek was most certainly a "type of Christ." But you are right that most often He is seen in the "Word," usually through a person or situation exhibiting an attribute of Christ.