Bible In One Year-Day 41 (Monday, February 10, 2014)
Commentary: Luke22-24. Heb13:8, Jesus remains the same all the time. We just concluded the book of Luke and we could see who Jesus is, His healing ministry and the sacrifice he made for us on the cross of Calvary. Christ will ever be a mystery; we can’t exhaust knowing Him. His conception was mysterious, birth was a threat to the powers that be (Herod), His growth was amazing (He tasked the brain of the teachers at the synagogue at age 12), His baptism was unequalled and His ministry was unbelievable and unmatched. Everything about Jesus carried the personality of a deity. At His death, the witnesses proclaimed “this must be the SON of God indeed”. JESUS IS THE LORD indeed. The disciples were ever astonished at Him all the time. Since they met Him, they never stopped being amazed. He raised the dead, fed thousands with few loaves, silenced the storm and solved all the issues of life before their very eyes. HE IS BIGGER THAN ALL YOUR PROBLEMS, SORROWS and MOUNTAINS. Each day was new to them. His death was a shock and His resurrection was a thing that was never seen in the land of Israel. Each moment with Jesus was of something new. After His resurrection, He still surprised them by ascending before their gazing eyes. The outstanding part was the manner He expounded the scripture to them. You don’t read the Bible with the flesh but by the Spirit of Christ. There and then you will have a deep understanding of the scripture. Only the Holy Spirit could teach you the bible and you will see what is written in an amazing way because He wrote it. He will take you into His thought; i.e. the motive behind the writing of the bible. For instance, if you wrote me a letter, you had a thought behind the words and sentences in the letter and I could only understand you if I plug into that thought and not by correcting the grammar of the letter. You wrote me to express your mind. The same thing with the bible, the Holy Spirit will take you into God’s thought behind each letter and dot. That is the power behind bible reading. Those who say that there are mistakes in the bible or give up reading the bible lack the power to read it. Knowing God in the flesh is knowledge. But knowing Him in the spirit is awesome and that is revelation power. The two apostles traveling in Lk24:13 knew Jesus in the flesh, but could not recognize Him after resurrection until He fed them with the bread (Lk24:30-31,45). I pray that you will eat the right bread that will give you life in Jesus name. According to Lk10:22, only Jesus could give you the revelation knowledge of the kingdom. The veil of the temple separated the outside from the holy of holies and only the priest with the garment of ministry could go into the tabernacle by the sprinkling of the blood, i.e. a sacrifice was made, Heb5:1-3. Jesus became the sacrifice at the cross of Calvary and immediately the veil was torn for us to have access to the Father. As the High Priest sitting with the Father, we could only have access to the Father through Him as He said in John 14:6.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me.”
However, you need the garment of ministry to access Him; faith and the Holy Spirit, Rm5:2, Eph2:18 and Eph3:12. The first book we read in this project of ‘Bible In One Year’ was the book of Hebrew which explained in details the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament. Jesus is the sacrifice for all things which has been made once and for all. Please take time to read Heb10:1-10. All the sacrifices in the Old Testament were sacrifices according to the law; they never removed sin, rather, in them there is a reminder of sin every year. Jesus’ sacrifice removed sin once and for all. Halleluiah!!! Without the understanding of Jesus as our sacrifice, we can’t understand the next book to read, the book of Leviticus. In Leviticus, you will see Jesus in every chapter as sacrifice. Prayer: Holy Spirit, take me into Your thought, in Jesus name. The next mile on the trip is Leviticus1-4. Keep the fire burning and alive. Spread the gospel of the Lord Jesus!!!