Deliverance – Then and Now

“Jesus Christ is revealed in the Book of Job to be our Arbitrator, as well as our complete deliverance from all evil, oppression, and devastation. We have Job for an example who was in the end extremely blessed and rewarded because he continued believing and confessing the Word of God, and Job had seen the end of the Lord– James 5:11, as we may, by standing faithful.

Jesus said in John 6:44, No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him. So as we begin learning of Jesus of Nazareth, we have also confidently read on with trust in the knowledge that the Father has been drawing us ever closer to Himself through Christ as promised. We are now much closer to the warmth of their love which is eternal. Psalms 65:4 states, Blessed is the man whom thou {God} choosest, and causest to approach unto thee.” ~LMJ & CAJ~

Jesus Christ in the Scriptures: Finding Him

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Knowing the subject of the Bible will reveal one of the greatest secrets in the entire world today. Jesus Christ is that subject! Without Jesus Christ, there is no legitimate subject at all. Every jot and tittle revolves around him in some way, no matter where in the Bible we read. When we truly find Jesus Christ in the Scriptures, he reveals God as a loving, merciful, and forgiving Father.

An exciting adventure and wonderful part of the Christian life is finding Christ our Savior who in turn reveals God’s true will for men and women in the Scriptures. Without first finding our Savior in the Scriptures, the astute student will at best only find paltry stories and fables and even tangled, half-truthful historical documents like some of the biblical critics of late have challenged.

The Bible was never written to prove history, but rather it was written to reveal Jesus Christ, the liaison who was foretold as our Redeemer in the prophecies of Scripture. It was he who fulfilled the plan of mankind’s total Redemption and it is he who reveals to humanity the true characteristics of God Himself, for Jesus Christ is the mediator and missing link between God and man. Jesus said, “Search the scriptures; . . . they {the Scriptures} are they which testify of me” (John 5:39).

The mission of Jesus Christ has always been, still is, and will always be to reveal and explain God, for “Jesus Christ {is} the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8). When you discover Jesus Christ in the Scriptures, you will instinctively begin to know him as your Savior, for he reveals glimpses of himself and his Father to you through the window of heaven’s throne.

“Philip findeth Nathanael and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth” (John 1:45). Philip knowing his Scriptures had the foundation on which to find and recognize him who was the subject of the Old Testament ―― Jesus of Nazareth.

So the question of the ages for humanity is: “Have we found him?”

While the eternal answer is: We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth.

Therefore, the quest of men and women of searching hearts must begin in the Scriptures, for therein Jesus of Nazareth is discovered, and as he is, he will begin quenching our hearts’ thirst for true spiritual fulfillment.

Jesus presented to humanity:

John 4:14:
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

What an awesome and everlasting benefit we can receive when we discover Jesus!

Jesus of Nazareth

“God is the Author of His Word, Jesus Christ is the inspiration and the contiguous subject through all of God’s Word while the entire life of Jesus Christ from his birth to his ascension into heaven and his personal return fulfills the realities of God’s plan of Redemption for humanity. Through the Scriptures’ teaching we can learn about the Son of God who lived, died, and was raised at God’s behest to conquer temporal mortality, with the eternal results straightaway given to mortal beings who find Jesus of Nazareth.” ~LMJ~

Finders Keepers

Philip findeth Nathanael and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth– John 1:45. Philip knowing his Scriptures had the foundation on which to find and recognize him who was the subject of the Old Testament ―― Jesus of Nazareth. So the question of the ages for humanity is: Have we found him?” The eternal answer is: We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth.” ~LMJ~

Know the Savior

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

The greatest experience in this life is to come to a personal knowledge and understanding of our Savior. Many people think that Jesus Christ was a man who walked on this earth nearly two thousand years ago, and now he is somewhere, but they have no understanding of his actual whereabouts. The Angel said “Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him” (Mark 16:6). Jesus gave his life for all the people on this earth and he is personally excited and blessed when people actually look for him and actually find him to be alive and well. In the Book of Revelation, we have one of my favorite verses of Scripture in the whole of the Word of God that Jesus spoke after his resurrection.

Revelation 3:20:
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

One thing that makes this verse so exciting to me is that in the Bible lands, in the culture that Jesus was raised in, whenever they would have a close personal friend over to dinner, the host always served and waited on his welcome guest, not sitting at the table. In Revelation 3:20, we have a dinner invitation that is even more personal than a close friend is, because Jesus says that he actually eats with you, and you with him.

Jesus has always been standing at our door knocking. The knocking is another custom meaning that one would actually stand outside the gate of the house and call out the owner’s name (Acts 10:17-18). This is why the verse says, “if any man hear my voice.” In the Gospel of John, Jesus further discusses that there were to be other people besides those of the first century who would hear his voice.

John 10:16:
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

We today are those to whom Jesus was referring. Reading the words of Christ is easy, yet it is an entirely different experience to hear his sweet voice. Christ’s calling is pleasant and speaks directly to our heart and inner soul with inspiration that will always strengthen our believing with a heavenly serenity, for our Savior’s voice encourages, exhorts, and edifies men and women who answer him.

When you answer the call of Jesus today, you allow him into your heart. When you hear His wonderful voice, you may recall how he has been calling you all along, even since your childhood! It certainly will bless his life to bless your life for allowing him into your heart as you begin dining together on the bread of life (God’s Word), and enjoying your close personal relationship with him who gave his utmost for you.