Jesus Christ : The Theme of Scripture


When God said "let us make man in our image" he knew in his omniscience that the lst man Adam would be a shadow, a figure or a type of Christ Jesus, who would be born of a woman some 6000 years later as the "expressed image of God," ....the 2nd Adam.
From the beginning of God's intervention upon this earth, ... He concealed his eternal purposes which He had purposed to be fulfilled in Christ Jesus. This mystery of Christ was kept hidden from mankind across ages and generations. However, God did move upon his prophets during each age to speak in veiled terms of his purposes in His Anointed. The mystery of Christ became more clear to men after the birth of Jesus through the virgin Mary and his three and one-half year ministry.
By means of hindsight, we are now able to look back and see that even though the mystery was veiled to man, the peoples of the ages prior to the New Testament period were exposed to God's eternal purposes in Christ. The Old Testament people were exposed to Christ and God's purposes in Him as they were exposed to his shadows, types, or figures. These shadows were projected from the lives and experiences of Bible characters from Adam to Christ as their lives played out a type of Christ and a type of the anointing and ministry of Christ.
Old Testament worship within the Tabernacle of Moses with its sacrificial gifts and ordinances of law were a figure of the Christ who was to come. God not only knew what was to happen, ....he planned to tell us of his intentions by means of veiled language, hiding the mystery in figures and similitudes or types and shadows until the time of the reformation was to come. At that time, God revealed that his eternal purposes had always been in Christ Jesus.
2000 years ago, at the time of reformation, it was time that the prophet's voices of all preceding ages would take 2nd place to the voice of God thru Christ, his Anointed. God's wisdom, at that time, was going to speak only thru His Son Jesus. Peter did not understand this until after he made the blunder of attempting to honor Moses and Elijah on an equal level with Jesus. God said, "This is my beloved Son , hear ye him.!"
Jesus said "I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and ending" From this should understand that the Messiahs coming and God's salvation grace was not a band-aid or a reaction to counter an act of darkness. It was planned from the beginning.
Jehovah veiled his plans from clear distinct sight, yet pointed to his intentions through words, phrases, titles, and names which pointed to Messiah; describing the Christ in shadow language.
Jehovah also veiled His plans in Old Testament worship, the Tabernacle & Temple, furniture, the sacrifices, ordinances of the law, objects, Kings, Priests, Prophets, warriors, servants, handmaidens, circumstances, and more.
All of these pre-figures were types of Christ who was to come. God was hiding the mystery in figures, similitudes, types and shadows until the time of Christ.

The scripture bears this out:

Adam, ...was the figure of he that was to come ( Rom 5:14)
The Tabernacle of Moses in the wilderness and its gifts and sacrifices were a figure. (Heb 9:9)
The handwriting of ordinances, which were a shadow of things to come, were taken out of the way, ...nailed to the cross. (Col. 2:17)
The law and its sacrifices were a shadow of good things to come. (Heb 10:1)
These things and events happened unto them for examples ( 1Cor 10:11)
The Mystery of Christ, was not made known to the men of other ages, but is now (AD. 50) revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit ( Eph. 3:5)
This Mystery from the beginning of the world (age) has been hid in God, according to the eternal purposes which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Eph 3:9)
The Mystery which had been hid now is made manifest to his saints. (Col. 1:26)
According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Eph 3:9)

The O. T. prophets prophesied of the grace that was to come through Christ. Those same prophets knew by revelation that not unto themselves, but unto us (AD 60) they were ministering the things which the have come unto us by the Holy Ghost (1 Pet 1:12)

GENESIS

3:15 .... The Seed of the Woman

5:1 ....... Adam

17:19 .. The Promised Son Isaac

41:40 ... Joseph, 2nd to Pharoah

49:10 ... Shiloh

EXODUS

12:5 .... The Passover Lamb

17:6 .... The Rock in Wilderness

25:8 ....TheTabernacle of Moses

28: ...... The High Prist

30:10 .. The Atonement

31:17 .. The Sabbath Rest & Refreshing

LEVITICUS

1:2 ...... The Burnt Offering

3:1 ...... The Peace Offering

4:3 ...... The Sin Offering

6:2 ...... The Trespass Offering

16:5 ....The Atonement Offering

NUMBERS

21:9 ...... The Brazen Serpent

23:21 .... The Shout of a King Among them

24:17 .... A Star out of Jacob

24:17 .... A Sceptre that Rises out of Israel

DEUTERONOMY

18:15 .... The Prophet Like unto Moses

JOSHUA

5:14 ...... The Captain of the Host of the LORD

RUTH

3:9 ........ Our Kinsman Redeemer

1ST SAMUEL

.............. King David

2ND SAMUEL

7:14 ...... The Seed of David

JOB

19:25 ... My Redeemer

PSALMS

2:7 ...... My Son

8:4 ...... The Son of Man

22:6 .... A Worm & Reproach of Men

118:22 ..The Refused Stone, Head of the Corner

PROVERBS

30:4 .....What is His Name & His Son's Name

SONG OF SOLOMON

1:13 ..... A Bundle of Myrrh

1:16 ..... My Beloved

2:1 ....... The Lily of the Valley

2:1 ........The Rose of Sharon

2:3 ....... The Apple Tree among the Trees

5:10 ..... The Chief Among Ten Thousand

5:16 ..... Altogether Lovely

ISAIAH

6:1 ....... The Lord, the King v5.

9:6 ....... The Prince of Peace

9:6 ....... The Counselor

9:6 ....... The Everlasting Father

9:6 ....... Wonderful

9:6 ....... The Mighty God

11:1 ..... The Rod out of the Stem of Jesse

11:10 ... The Root of Jesse

11:10 ... An Ensign of the People

28:5 ..... A Diadem of Beauty

28:16 ... A Precious Cornerstone

28:16 ... A Sure Foundation

28:16 ... A Stone

42:1 .....My Servant, Mine Elect

42:6 ..... Light of the Gentiles

42:6 ..... Covenant of the People

53:1 ..... The Arm of the LORD

53:3 ..... A Man of Sorrows

53:11 ... My Righteous Servant

55:4 ....A Witness of the People

55:4 ..... Leader & Commander of the People

JEREMIAH

25:10 ..Voice of the Bridegroom

30:9 ..... David their King

31:31 ... The New Covenant with Israel

33:15 ..Branch of Righteousness

33:17 ... Israel's Perpetual King & Priest

51:20 ... My Battle Axe

EZEKIEL

34:23 .... Israel's 1 Shepherd over them

37:22 .... Israel's 1 King & David My Servant

DANIEL

2:35 ..... That Stone Cut Out of the Mountain

7:13 .....One Like unto the Son of Man

8:25 ..... Prince of Princes

9:25 ..... Messiah the Prince

HOSEA

3:5 ....... David their King whom they seek

11:1 ..... The Son called out of Egypt

AMOS

5:8 ......He Who Turns the Shadow of Death into Morning

JONAH

1:17 .... Jonah's 3 days & 3 nights in the fish's belly

MICAH

5:1 ...... The Judge & Ruler of Israel

NAHUM

1:15 ...He that bringeth Good Tidings

HABAKKUK

2:20 ...The LORD in His Holy Temple

ZEPHANIAH

3:9 ...That pure language so all may call upon the Name of the Lord

HAGGAI

2:7 .. The Desire of All Nations

ZECHARIAH

6:12.....The Branch

9:9.......The King Coming Upon an Ass

12:10...Me Whom They Have Pierced

13:7.....My Shepherd

13:7 ....My Fellow

MALACHI

3:1 .....The Messenger of the Covenant

4:2 ...The Sun of Righteousness

MATTHEW

1:23 ... Emmanuel

2:6 ..... The Governor

2:2 ..... The King of the Jews

9:15 ... The Bridegroom

MARK

14:61 ... Son of the Blessed

LUKE

1:32 ..... The Son of the Highest

1:78 ..... The Day-Spring from on High

2:25 ...The Consolation of Israel

4:34 ..... The Holy One of God

JOHN

1:29 ..... The Lamb of God

6:35 ..... The Bread of Life

6:51 ..... The Living Bread

9:5 ....... The Light of the World

10:9 ..... The Door

10:11 ... The Good Shepard

11:25 ... The Resurrection

14:6 ..... The Way, Truth & Life

15:1 ..... The True Vine

ACTS

2:36 ..... The Christ

2:36 ..... The Lord

3:14 ..... The Just One

3:15 ..... The Prince of Life

5:31 ..... The Savior

10:42 ... The Judge of the Quick & the Dead

ROMANS

1:3 ...... The Seed of David

3:11 .... The Foundation

3:25 .... The Propitiation / the Mercy Seat

8:29 .... The 1st Born Among Many Brethren

9:33 .... A Rock of Offense

9:33 .... That Stumbling Stone

10:4 .... That Rock

10:4 .. The End of the Law for Righteousness

11:26 .. Deliverer Out of Zion

12:3 .... The Lord

14:9 .... The Lord of the Dead & the Living

15:8 .... A Minister of the Circumcision

15:12 .. A Root of Jesse

15:45 .. The Last Adam

1ST CORINTHIANS

1:23 .... Jew's Stumbling Block

1:24 ...Wisdom & Power of God

1:30 ...Wisdom &Righteousness

1:30 .... Sanctification & Redemption

2:8 ...... The Lord of glory

5:7 ...... Our Passover

15:23 .. The 1st Fruits

15:47 .. The Lord from Heaven

2ND CORINTHIANS

4:4 ...... The Image of God

4:6 ...... The Knowledge of the Glory of God

5:18 .... Our Reconciliation

11:2 .... Our 1 Husband

GALATIANS

3:16 .... The Seed of Promise

4:5 ...... Our Redeemer

EPHESIANS

2:14 ..... Our Peace

2:20 ..... The Chief Corner Stone

3:15 ....The Name of the Family in both Heaven & Earth

5:23 ..... Head of the Church

5:23 ..... Savior of the Body

PHILIPIANS

2:6 ....... Equal with God

2:6 ....... The Form of God

2:7 ....... The Form of a Servant

COLOSSIANS

1:13 ...... His Dear Son

1:15 ...1st born of Every Creature

1:18 ...... The Beginning

1:18 ......1st Born from the Dead

1:18 ...... The Head of the Body, the Church

1:15 ...... Image of the Invisible God

2:9 ........ All the Fulness of the Godhead Bodily

3:4 ........ Our Life

1ST THESSALONIANS

5:24 ...... Faithful That Calleth You

2ND THESSALONIANS

3:16 ...... The Lord of Peace

1ST TIMOTHY

1:17 ...... Immortal & Invisible

1:17 ...... The King Eternal

1:17 .......The Only Wise God

2:5 ........ The One Mediator

2:6 ........ The Ransom for All

3:16 ...... Mystery of Godliness

3:16 .......God Manifest in the Flesh

6:15 ...... King of kings & Lord of lords

6:15 ...... The Blessed & Only Potentate

2ND TIMOTHY

2:8 ........ The Seed of David

4:8 ........ The Righteous Judge

TITUS

2:13 ...... The Great God & Our Savior

HEBREWS

1:3 ........The Express Image of His Person/Substance

1:9 ....... The Anointed One

2:10 ......Captain of Our Salvation

3:1 ....... The Apostle of Our Profession

6:19 ..... The Anchor

6:20 ..... The Forerunner

9:11 ..... The High Priest

10:20 ....The New & Living Way

12:2 ..... The Author & Finisher of Our Faith

12:24 .... Mediator of the New Covenant

13:8 ..... The Same Yesterday, Today & Forever

13:20 ... The Great Shepard of the Sheep

JAMES

2:1 ...... The Lord of Glory

1ST PETER

1:19 .... The Lamb Without Blemish & Without Spot

2:4 ...... The Chosen of God

2:4 ...... The Living Stone

2:6 ...... Elect & Precious

2:6 ...... A Chief Corner Stone

2:7 ...... The Head of the Corner

2:8 ...... The Stone of Stumbling

2:8 ...... A Rock of Offense

2:25 .... The Shepard & Bishop of Our Souls

2ND PETER

1:19 .... The Day-Star

1ST JOHN

1:1 ..... The Word of Life

2:1 ..... Our Advocate

2:1 ...... Righteousness

5:20 .... Son of God

2:20 .... The Holy One

5:20 .... Eternal Life

REVELATION

1:4 ........ He Which Was & Is & Is To Come

1:5 ........ 1st Begotten of the Dead

1:5 ........ The Faithful Witness

1:5 ........ The Prince of the Kings

3:2 ........ True

3:14 ...... The Amen

3:14 ...... The Beginning of the Creation of God

5:5 ........ The Lion of the Tribe of Judah

5:5 ........ The Root & Off-Spring of David

17:14 .... The King of Kings

19:11 .... Faithful

19:13 .... The Word of God

19:16 .... The Lord of lords

22:13 .... The Alpha & Omega

22:13 .... Beginning & Ending

22:16 .... The Bright & Morning Star