Jesus in the Old Testament


jesus in old testament

If you do not believe that I AM (he) you will die in your sins [John 8:24]

The Gospel of John is unique in many ways, but from its very first verse it seems determined to prove both the deity and pre-existence of Jesus Christ.

To his original Jewish hearers, and perhaps even to us today, the idea that the appearances of God throughout the Old Testament were in fact Jesus Christ were hard to fathom.

Yet, scripture proves the truth of his words. Continue reading

Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord?


Moses and the Burning Bush
Moses and the Burning Bush

Why did Jesus say several times that nobody has seen God, when plenty of people are recorded as having seen and heard God in the Bible ? John 6:46; John 1:18; John 5:37; also 1 John 4:12: “No one has seen God at ANY time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him”.

There appears to be a contradiction, since Jesus said no man has ever seen or heard God, yet many times throughout the Old Testament, people DID see and hear God! Nonetheless, “You have never heard his voice, nor seen his form….” [John 5:37] Continue reading

Jesus is God


Moses_bushIt may seem like I’m stating the obvious, but Jesus is God, both in the Old and New Testaments.

Recently I was almost shocked to perceive this in the words of Jesus, something I had known well but had not properly understood.

In debate with his countrymen, that is, law-abiding Jews who asked Jesus for proof of his status, Jesus replied with statements that would have shaken them to the core. So astounding was his statement that even today we have trouble grasping it: Jesus is the Old Testament God to whom Israel had always prayed. Continue reading