Do you realize that Jesus said that the Old Testament was about him? Think about that for a moment. It is found in Luke 24:27, 32? He taught this to his disciples after his resurrection giving the early church the key which unlocks all of scripture. Jesus Christ himself is the key to interpreting the Old Testament, he brings unity to all of scripture and I believe was the secret to the effectiveness of the early church we read about in Acts and the epistles.
If Jesus is really the key to interpreting all of scripture and I believe that he is, then it is theologically accurate and appropriate to insert the name of Jesus Chirst into many Old Testament passages. I’ve done this in the past with other popular verses like with Joshua 1:8 and it brings scripture to life like nothing I’ve seen. So I want to do it again with this post.
While making my final edits to my book From His Side, I am working on the chapter in which Salvation comes out of the Lord as a woman and speaks directly to a group of Christians. While searching the scriptures about places regarding salvation. I stumbled upon the amazing 68th Psalm.
Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden. The God who is our salvation. Selah. 20 God is to us a God of deliverances; and to God the Lord belong escapes from death. – NASB
Now insert the Lord Jesus Christ into this verse and watch it come to life:
Psalm 68:19 (in fullness) Blessed be the Lord Jesus Christ, who daily bears our burden. The Lord Jesus who is our salvation. Selah. 20 Jesus Christ is to us a God of deliverance; and to Jesus Christ belong escapes from death.
We see here that Jesus Christ himself IS salvation.
Jesus Christ is salvation, its not something he did or we have to do, he himself is salvation.
And so belief and faith and trust in him is itself salvation coming into our lives.
This also agrees with countless scriptures in the gospels, Isaiah and many other places, for example; Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” 14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the gentiles, so that we would receive the promised of the Spirit through faith.
My book From His Side is being submitted to publishers now. In this book Salvation himself comes out of the Lord Jesus and speaks to a small group of Christians, Salvation is just one of forty different aspects of Christ who emerge from his side and speak in first person. If you want to know the Lord in a deeper way then this book is for you.
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