Jesus from Cover to Cover

This morning in our sermon called, "Jesus is God: Always Was and Always Will Be" I shared a long narrative about the appearances, types, and a symbols of Christ throughout the Bible.  There are several similar poems that are available.  Since many have asked, here's the one that I shared.

Genesis – He is Adam's covering, Noah's ark, Abraham's ram, and Jacob's ladder
Exodus – The Blood of the Passover lamb
Leviticus – High Priest
Numbers – Pillar of Cloud by Day and Fire by night
Deuteronomy – The great Law-Giver and the city of our refuge

Moses wants you to know in the Pentateuch that Jesus is God; always was and always will be.

Joshua – The scarlet thread hanging out Rahab's window
Judges – Eternal judge
Ruth – The kinsman redeemer of His people
1 and 2 Samuel – A trusted prophet of God
1 and 2 Kings – Reigning Sovereign
1 and 2 Chronicles - He is the Lord who heals our land
Ezra – A faithful scribe
Nehemiah – The rebuilder of broken lives
Esther – Mordecai sitting at the gate
Job – My Redeemer that lives forever!

The historical writers want you to know in their section of the Bible that Jesus is God; always was and always will be.

Psalms – My Shepherd, Rock, Fortress, Deliverer, and My Defense
Proverbs – A Strong Tower to which the righteous run for salvation
Ecclesiastes – Our wisdom
Song of Solomon – Lover of the Bride

The writers of the wisdom literature want you to know without question that Jesus is God; always was and always will be.

Isaiah – The Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Jeremiah – The balm of Gilead
Lamentations – A weeping prophet for the lost
Ezekiel – The wheel within a wheel
Daniel – The 4th man in the fiery furnace

The major prophets want to testify that Jesus is God; always was and always will be.

Hosea – The Lover of the adulterous bride
Joel – The trumpet blowing in Zion
Amos – Our burden bearer
Obadiah – Our Savior
Jonah – A compassionate world missionary taking the gospel to the lost
Micah – The messenger with beautiful feet
Nahum – The avenger
Habakkuk – The watchman praying for revival
Zephaniah – The Mighty Lord
Haggai – The rebuilder of broken things
Zechariah – The King over the earth
Malachi – The Lord of Hosts, the God who doesn't change, and the Sun of Righteousness

The minor prophets join with the whole of the Old Testament writers to say without equivocation that Jesus is God; always was and always will be.

Matthew – The Christ, the Son of the Living God
Mark – A miracle worker and a suffering servant
Luke – The Son of Man
John – The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world

The gospel writers want you to shout it out, "Jesus is God; always was and always will be."

Acts – He is the name by which all men must be saved
Romans – Our Justification
1 Corinthians – Our Resurrection
2 Corinthians – Our Sin bearer
Galatians – Our freedom from the law
Ephesians – Our saving grace and our unsearchable riches
Philippians – The name at which every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess
Colossians – The image of the invisible God

Paul keeps on saying that Jesus is God; always was and always will be.

1 and 2 Thessalonians – Our returning King
1 Timothy – The Mediator between holy God and fallen man
2 Timothy – The Lord, coming to judge the living and the dead
Titus – Our blessed hope
Philemon – A Friend that sticks closer than a brother
Hebrews – Our high priest and the Blood of the New Covenant

We don't even know who the writer of Hebrews is but we know what he believed, "Jesus is God; always was and always will be!"

James – The Great Physician healing the sick
1 Peter – The Shepherd and Guardian of the Soul
2 Peter – Our God and Savior
1, 2, 3 John – Eternal life
Jude – The Lord coming with 10,000 saints

And in the Revelation, He is Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, the one with the keys of David, the One who opens and no man shuts and shuts and no man opens, He is the Bright and Morning Star, and the Lord coming on a white horse...He has a robed dipped in blood, bearing His rightful name King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords!

From Genesis to Revelation, from Moses to John, from cover to cover, the clear and unambiguous testimony of Scripture is this:  Jesus is God.  Always was.  Always will be!