John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
Have you ever tried to tell someone about Jesus, and they ask you a question like, “Do you believe in the God of the Old Testament or the God of the New Testament?” Maybe they did not say it in such a way. Maybe they asked, “Isn’t God and the Old Testament a Jewish God and Jewish book?” I have had people say before, “I never hear of Jesus in the Old Testament!” Another said, “I will only believe the words in red in my Bible, they are what Jesus said.”
Friend, what a blessing it is for us to know that the God of the Old Testament and the New Testament are the exact same God. The God of the Jews is also the God of the Gentiles. Furthermore, in the red-letter words, Jesus claims the Old Testament was true. So, if we are only going to believe what Jesus says, we must believe the Old Testament is true and that all the Old Testament pointed to and spoke of the coming Messiah. Jesus was referred to in the promises to the Old Testament leaders and prophesies made by all the Old Testament Prophets. Jesus is the focal point of the entire Bible. It has been said that well over 300 prophecies of the Old Testament were fulfilled in one person. JESUS.
God said I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. What a complete sense of security we can have in a never-changing God. He will not treat us one-way one day, and then because he feels bad treat us another way tomorrow. He is just, fair, and true throughout all of scripture. He is the same God from Genesis to Revelations. We can have a wonderful assurance He will always be the same.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Isaiah 54-57 / Psalm 62 / Proverbs 5-6 / John 4-5
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 130-137 / 1 Co. 8
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director