NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES – Jesus in the Bible

by Joe Casson

This was read out at Kings a few weeks ago & I thought I’d share it, have a read…

NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES

In GENESIS Jesus is the Ram at Abraham’s altar.
In EXODUS He’s the Passover Lamb.
In LEVITICUS He’s the High Priest.
In NUMBERS He’s the Cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.
In DEUTERONOMY He’s the City of our refuge.
In JOSHUA He’s the Scarlet Thread out Rahab’s window.
In JUDGES He is our Judge.
In RUTH He is our Kinsman Redeemer.
In 1st and 2nd Samuel He’s our Trusted Prophet.
And in KINGS and CHRONICLES He’s our Reigning King.
In EZRA He is our Faithful Scribe.
In NEHEMIAH He’s the Rebuilder of everything that is broken.
And in ESTHER He is the Mordecai sitting faithful at the gate.
In JOB He’s our Redeemer that ever liveth.
In PSALMS He is my Shepherd and I shall not want.
In PROVERBS and ECCLESIASTES He’s our Wisdom.
And in the SONG OF SOLOMON He’s the Beautiful Bridegroom.
In ISAIAH He’s the Suffering Servant.
In JEREMIAH and LAMENTATIONS it is Jesus that is the Weeping Prophet
In EZEKIEL He’s the Wonderful Four-Faced Man.
And in DANIEL He is the Fourth Man in the midst of a fiery furnace.
In HOSEA He is my Love that is forever faithful.
In JOEL He baptizes us with the Holy Spirit.
In AMOS He’s our Burden Bearer.
In OBADIAH our Savior.
And in JONAH He is the Great Foreign Missionary that takes the Word of God into all of the world.
You go on and you see in MICAH He is the Messenger with beautiful feet.
In NAHUM He is the Avenger.
In HABAKKUK He is the Watchman that is ever praying for revival.
In ZEPHANIAH He is the Lord mighty to save.
In HAGGAI He is the Restorer of our lost heritage.
In ZECHARIAH He is our Fountain.
And in MALACHI He is the Son of Righteousness with healing in His wings.
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In MATTHEW Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
In MARK He is the Miracle Worker.
In LUKE He’s the Son of Man.
And in JOHN He is the Door by which everyone of us must enter.
In ACTS He is the Shining Light that appears to Saul on the road to Damascus.
In ROMANS He is our Justifier.
In 1st CORINTHIANS our Resurrection.
In 2nd CORINTHIANS our Sin Bearer.
In GALATIANS He redeems us from the law.
In EPHESIANS he is our Unsearchable Riches.
In PHILIPPIANS He supplies our every need.
And in COLOSSIANS He’s the Fullness of the Godhead Body.
In 1st and 2nd THESSALONIANS He is our Soon Coming King.
In 1st and 2nd TIMOTHY He is the Mediator between God and man.
In TITUS He is our Blessed Hope.
In PHILEMON He is a Friend that sticks closer than a brother.
And in HEBREWS He’s the Blood of the everlasting covenant.
In JAMES it is the Lord that heals the sick.
In 1st and 2nd PETER He is the Chief Shepherd.
In 1st, 2nd, and 3rd JOHN it is Jesus who has the tenderness of love.
In JUDE He is the Lord coming with 10,000 saints.
And in REVELATION, lift up your eyes, Church, for your redemption draweth nigh,
He is King of kings and Lord of lords!

2 Responses to “NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES – Jesus in the Bible”

  1. Mark (slightly off the rails) Thomas Says:

    Heard this before; it’s good for several reasons:-
    * It does attempt to show that Jesus is present throughout all Scripture, or in older terms – ‘Christ inhabits all the Scriptures’ – an easy thing to forget. Essentially, this is an affirmation that the Bible story & message is ‘all about Christ’. Amen to that.

    I’m not sure this piece is perfect though (unlike Jesus himself, of course!). For example, I’m not convinced by:-

    * Ezra – Mordecai might be the embodiement of a ‘kinsman-redeemer, but I think we loose something in the metaphor when we pin it down to Mordecai himself. Also, it is as ‘kinsman-redeemer’, not as one ‘sitting faithful at a gate’ that is the obvious & intended metaphor here.
    * Ezekiel – the wonderful four-faced man -I’m not so sure. Ezekiel is full of complicated metaphors, the most straight-forward is that of ‘breath of life’ (re: valley of dry bones).
    * John – ‘door’. Too many rich metaphors to reduce to one, especially this one, which is not particularly dominant in John’s presentation. If one had to confine John to only one image/metaphor for Jesus, firstly I don’t think John would have liked being so ‘restricted’ and secondly he would surely have gone for something like ‘tablernacle (see Chap1) or ‘glory (see chap2).
    * Revelation – shame this sequences of comments ends by drawing us away from Christ, and to the Church. Nothing wrong with the church, but it would be better to stick with the focus on Christ and end with the obviouis Revlation image of Christ as the crucified Lamb who reigns. Lamb is the obvious imagery in Revelation and by stating that He was crucified means that at least his crucifixion gets a mention in this list which (along with the absence of any mention of His resurrection) are serious ommissions in this piece. One cannot really understand the Jesus of the Bible without drawing attention to His death & resurrection.

    However, even after all these things – there is no doubt – He is the KING OF KINGS & LORD OF LORDS.

  2. mark j Says:

    Wow!
    I was very encouraged as I read this piece. I agree with Mark’s comments but anything this brief is going to lack something.

    Hopefully it will inspire us all to read our Bibles more so we can discover for ourselves that Jesus is in every book.

    Not quite the same as “Where’s wally?” but much more worthwhile.
    Happy reading!!

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