Easter Meditations – Concerning Jesus: Vital facts requiring our response.

• Did you know that there are 145 different names and titles of Jesus recorded in the Scriptures? 37 of these are found in the Old Testament – many in anticipation of His incarnation and His second advent.

• Here is a most revealing fact having eternal consequences. All the names and titles given to Jehovah God in the Old Testament are given to the Lord Jesus (God’s eternal Son – the Logos) in the New Testament with the Father’s endorsement: “This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased, hear Him”.

• In His ministry Jesus never quoted from any other source other than from the Hebrew Scriptures.

• The one continual theme of His ministry was – HIMSELF! “Search the Scriptures for they be those that testify of Me” (John 5: 39), and again, to the two on the road to Emmaus, following His triumphant victory over death Jesus posed the question to them: “Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and entered into His glory?”, and, beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself!” (Luke 24: 26,27). Not surprisingly the Lord Jesus was His own greatest theme because He could speak of none greater.

• Jesus was asked some 117 questions. And He could answer them all unhesitatingly and without amendment!

• He in turn asked some 211 questions (especially to the religious leaders of Israel), many of which they could not answer!

• The first Person mentioned in the Bible is God the Creator while the last person mentioned in Scripture is God the Redeemer. The last verse mentioned, not God the Father, but God the Son – for they are One. The final references in Revelation 22:21 reads: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen”.

• Jesus proved but one stupendous event – one essential fact – which irrefutably established all He claimed to do and to be. That was His physical resurrection from the dead for “He showed Himself alive with many infallible proofs” (Acts 1: 3).

• No one has ever mentioned the after-life more frequently than Jesus. He did so with great certainty and consolation. He spoke of His eternal Being as one with His Father and of His coming from Heaven down to earth. He is referred to as the Son of Man over seventy times and as the Son of God over forty times. Also, He mentioned Hell seven times more than He mentioned Heaven.

• In the Old Testament Jehovah is referred to as Redeemer seventeen times, but, while Jesus is truly our Redeemer He is never referred to as such in the New Testament. This is the only name (or title) that the Church has conferred on Him in 2000 years of Church history.

• The only destructive act of Jesus is that of cursing the fig tree because of its deceptive fruitful appearance but its actual barrenness. This was symbolic of the judgement about to fall on the nation of Israel because of their rejection of their Messiah yet maintaining they were true representatives of the God of Israel. Again, significantly, this act of the Lord followed His cleansing of the Temple (Matthew 21: 12-22). 70 AD was the fatal year for the nation and their city (Luke 13: 34,35).

• In the performance of His miracles Jesus worked in every element of nature, except by fire. That will be the element used at His second coming and at the birthing of new heavens and the new earth.

• Though He never wrote a book Jesus of Nazareth is the subject of millions of books around the entire world.

• Though He never composed a line of music He is the theme of tens of thousands of sheets of sacred music and the reason for all Church Hymnals. “How sweet the sound of Jesus’ Name in a believer’s ear; it soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, and drives away his fear.” – John Newton.

• The Lord Jesus Christ is the only man of history who has never been fully understood, yet, after 2000 years is still revealing Himself to man for their present and future well-being.

• He remains the most loved yet the most hated yet ever welcomes all who come to Him (John 6: 36,37).

Thank Sri :)Thank Sri 🙂

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