Jesus made a staggering claim when he reprimanded a bunch of religious scholars saying, “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!” (John 5:39) This is just one of many instances that reveal that Jesus either was the Son of God as he claimed or a deranged ego-maniac. No mere mortal in their right mind would ever make such a claim. Imagine if I told my church congregation this Sunday that all the Bible studies they’ve ever been to were a waste of time unless they ultimately ended by showing how all the Bible passages really point to me! Gulp.
Later, after his resurrection, he spoke with a couple of folks on the Road to Emmaus and made a similar claim about himself as the focal point of all the scriptures: “Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27).
So, Jesus himself believed that his life and ministry, his death and resurrection, and all the truths about his life can be found throughout the entire Bible. I recently came upon the following list of exactly how Christ can be found in every book of the Bible. Enjoy below!
In Genesis, He is the Light of the World, the Creator of all things.
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb that delivers His children.
In Leviticus, He is the High Priest who bridges the gap between God and man.
In Numbers, He is the Cloud and the Fire that lead the people through the desert.
In Deuteronomy, He is the Prevailing Prophet.
In Joshua, He is the Captain of our salvation.
In Judges, He is the Great Judge of the living and the dead.
In Ruth, He is the Kinsman-Redeemer who redeems the lost and the lonely.
In 1st and 2nd Samuel, He is the Voice of Truth in the middle of the night.
In 1st and 2nd Kings, He is the One True King.
In 1st and 2nd Chronicles, He is the Holy One.
In Ezra, He is the Faithful One.
In Nehemiah, He is the Rebuilder of broken walls.
In Esther, He is the Rescuer in the time of need.
In Job, He is the Restorer of all things, the Maker of all things new.
In Psalms, He is the Great Shepherd.
In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, He is the Wisdom of God.
In Song of Solomon, He is the Banner of unconditional love that is over us.
In Isaiah, He is the Suffering Servant.
In Jeremiah and Lamentations, He is the God whose heart breaks for us.
In Ezekiel, He is the Resurrection and the Life to dry bones.
In Daniel, He is the Son of Man coming in the clouds.
In Hosea, He is the Bridegroom who never stops loving.
In Joel, He is the Salvation for all.
In Amos, He is the Burden Bearer and the Load Lifter.
In Obadiah, He is the Mighty Savior.
In Jonah, He is the God of the second chance.
In Micah, He is the Messenger of good news.
In Nahum, He is the Restorer of justice.
In Habakkuk, He is the Interceder for the broken.
In Zephaniah, He is the Strength for the weak and the helpless.
In Haggai, He is the Cleansing Fountain.
In Zechariah, He is the pierced Son of God.
In Malachi, He is the Son of Righteousness.
In Matthew, He is the Messiah and the Friend of sinners.
In Mark, He is the Miracle Worker.
In Luke, He is the Son of Man.
In John, He is the Son of God.
In Acts, He is the Power of God.
In Romans, He is the Gift of salvation.
In 1st and 2nd Corinthians, He is the Last Adam who reverses all wrongs.
In Galatians, He is the all Freedom.
In Ephesians, He is the Cornerstone that the builders rejected, but He is now the Chief Cornerstone on which all life is built.
In Philippians, He is the Name Above All Names who meets our every need.
In Colossians, He is the Fullness of God, the Hope of glory.
In 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, He is the Peace of God.
In 1st and 2nd Timothy, He is the Great Mediator between God and man.
In Titus, He is our Blessed Hope.
In Philemon, He is the Friend who sticks closer than any brother.
In Hebrews, He is the Blood that washes away all sin.
In James, He is the Great Physician.
In 1st and 2nd Peter, He is the Great Shepherd.
In 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John, He is Everlasting Love.
In Jude, He is the God who saves us.
In Revelation, He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and End, the First and Last; the Bright Morning Star; the Lion of Judah; the Returning King of kings and Lord of lords.