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The Only Way

July 17, 2022

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Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me’ ” (John 14: 6).

Tragically, Bible-believing churches are becoming all too rare.  Many churches which claim to be Christian are seeking to attract followers by diluting the Gospel, and conforming to social mores.

One thing getting lost is acknowledgment that Christ is the only way to the Father.

Dr. Michael Youssef of Leading the Way Ministries https://www.ltw.org recently made that point in a sermon demonstrating that Christ is the central focus of both the Old and New Testaments, and the only true revelation of God.

Below is an excerpt:

“…in the Book of Genesis, He [Christ] is the Seed of the Woman that the Father promised Adam and Eve.

In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb.

In Leviticus, He is the High Priest.

In Numbers, He is the Smitten Rock.

In Deuteronomy, He is the Prophet [mentioned by Moses].

In Joshua, He is the Captain of the Lord of Hosts.

In Judges, He is the Creator, and the Final Judge.

In Ruth, He is the heavenly Kinsman-Redeemer.

In Samuel, He is the Anointed One.

In Kings, He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”

“In Chronicles, He is the glory of God in the temple.

In Ezra, He is the Teacher who comes from God [and the Perfect Priest who leads us to freedom].

In Nehemiah, He is the Rebuilder of broken lives.

In Esther, He is the Protector of His people.

In Job, He is the only Comforter in times of trouble.

In Psalms, He is our Good Shepherd.

In Proverbs, He is the Wisdom of God.

In Ecclesiastes, He is the Preacher of the Kingdom of God.

In the Song of Songs, He is the Bridegroom who is coming to His bride, the church.

In Isaiah, He is the Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

In Jeremiah, He is the Potter who shapes the clay of our lives in the image of God.

In Lamentations, He is the Weeping Prophet.

In Ezekiel, He is the ‘wheel inside the wheel’.

In Daniel, He is the Son of Man coming on clouds of great glory, and He is the fourth person in the fiery furnace.

In Hosea, He is the love of God to the backsliders.

In Joel, He is the baptism of the Spirit.

In Amos, He is the Author of Judgment and Mercy.

In Obadiah, He is the God of vengeance.

In Jonah, He is the Salvation of our Lord.

In Micah, He is the Great Intercessor.

In Nahum, He is the Stronghold in the days of trouble.

In Habakkuk, He is the God of Mercy.

In Zephaniah, He is the Establisher of the Kingdom of God upon the earth.

In Haggai, He is the Desire of all nations.

In Zechariah, He is the Branch of Jehovah.

In Malachi…He is the Refiner’s Fire, the Son of Righteousness that shall rise over all the world with healing in His wings…

In Matthew…[He is] the kingly Messiah.

In Mark, He is the Miracle Worker.

In Luke, He is the Great Physician.

In John, He is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.

In Acts, He is the Risen Lord.

In Romans, He is our justification.

In Corinthians, He is our sanctification.

In Galatians, He is our liberation.

In Ephesians, He is our perfection.

In Philippians, He is our joy.

In Colossians, He is the Head of the body, the church.

In Thessalonians, He is the coming Lord who will reign and rule forever.

In Timothy, He is the Judge of all men.

In Titus, He is the Redeemer of the world.

In Philemon, He is the Friend that sticks to you closer than a brother.

In Hebrews, He is the Author and Finisher of our Salvation.

In James, He is the Healer of all nations.

In Peter, He is the Chief Shepherd and the bishop of our souls.

In John’s Epistles, He is the Word of God.

In Jude, He is the coming Lord with 10,000 of His saints to execute judgment on the earth.

In Revelation, He is the Alpha and Omega (the beginning and the end), the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, The Root of Jesse, the Root of David, the Lamb of God, the Word of God, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords…[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]”.

[1]  Lightsource, Leading the Way, “We Preach Christ” by Dr. Michael Youssef, 6/26/22,  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/leading-the-way/we-preach-christ-973014.html.

[2]  Bible Church International, “Leviticus:  Jesus is Our High Priest” by Dr. Jeremiah Lepasana, 1/17/21, https://bcinj.org/sermons/2021/1/17/leviticus-jesus-is-our-high-priest.

[3]  Bible Tools, “What the Bible says about Christ as High Priest – Leviticus 16: 20-22” by David Grabbe, https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/topical.show/RTD/cgg/ID/2271/Christ-as-High-Priest.htm.

[4]  Precept Austin, “Christ the Smitten Rock”, 10/6/19, https://www.preceptaustin.org/christ_the_smitten_rock.

[5]  Shepherds Theological Seminary, “Is Jesus the Fulfillment of the Prophet ‘Like Moses’ in Deut. 18: 15?” by Doug Bookman, https://shepherds.edu/is-jesus-the-deuteronomy-prophet-like-moses/.

[6]  Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM), “The glory of the temple, and the deity of Christ” by Luke Wayne, 5/1/17, https://carm.org/doctrine-and-theology/the-glory-of-the-temple-and-the-deity-of-christ/.

[7]  Israel My Glory, “Ezra the Teacher” by Deane Woods, September/October 2004, https://israelmyglory.org/article/ezra-the-teacher/.

[8]  Bible Church International, “Jeremiah & Lamentations:  Jesus Is Our Weeping Prophet” by Dr. Jeremiah Lepasana, 5/23/21, https://bcinj.org/sermons/2021/5/23/jeremiah-amp-lamentation-jesus-is-our-weeping-prophet.

[9]  Crosswalk.com, “What Is the Biblical Meaning of Ezekiel’s Wheel within a Wheel?” by Heather Riggleman, 8/9/21, https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/what-is-the-biblical-meaning-of-a-wheel-within-a-wheel.html.

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14 Comments
  1. Petrina permalink

    Amen!

  2. When we lose the Gospel we’ve nothing left. My wife and I read 1 Cor. 1 last night, a clarion call to cling to and proclaim the Good News. Cordial greetings.

  3. Thanks for sharing, Anna. I enjoyed reading this.

  4. Yes! Thank you for posting this Anna. I’ve heard this preached but it’s been so long I’d forgotten it. I think I’ll “borrow “ this and incorporate it myself! Have an awesome and blessed day!!

  5. Allan Halton permalink

    I love these passages in Luke. The first tells of Jesus’ words to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.

    And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself” (Lk 24:27).

    And then a little later when the two disciples had rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others they had seen the Lord.

    And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 
    Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures
    …” (Lk 24:44-45).

    Lord open the eyes of our understanding as well! You are EVERYWHERE in this wonderful book!

  6. Love this. Planning to reblog later this week.

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