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Jesus in Genesis

Discovering Jesus in Genesis 1

Thank you Israel Houghton For Your Heart To Praise Jesus

I want to take this opportunity to thank Israel Houghton for his worship of Jesus that flows straight from the throne of God, through him, and into the hearts of those that are both saved and to those that are lost.  Jesus is the center and when we look unto Him, we are transformed by His power into His image.  This worship music glorifies Him and carries Jesus to the masses.

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God

created the heavens and the earth.

Jesus is the center of it all. All things were created for Him and by Him, without Jesus nothing that we can see would be here.  The Lord spoke to my heart a little while back, and I have been patiently waiting for Him to release me to carry out what He told me.  I actually wrote down what He spoke to me and would like to share that with you now.

Show Jesus from Genesis 1:1 all the way through Malachi 5, and every single chapter in between.  As on the road to Emmaus, the church is now on that same road where we have studied the ministry of Jesus on the Earth.  He now wants us to see Him as He is, from beginning to end and everywhere in between.  Just as happened to the disciples, our hearts will be set on fire because as He was in the beginning He is now, and will be forever and we are just like Him when we receive His abundant grace and His gift of righteousness.

The key to this is the road to Emmaus.  (Luke 24)  Remember how the men only knew Jesus as the man whom they had hoped would save them only to be condemned by the religious leaders and put to death by the Romans.  They did not know Him for who He really is— the risen King, spoken of by all of the law and prophets.

Jesus Himself, proceeded to reveal Himself to them, starting in Genesis and ending with Malachi.  He then broke bread, and disappeared from their natural sight.  When this occurred they finally knew that He was indeed the bread of life, and His body was broken so that we could be whole.  They then made a statement that has started me on this journey, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the scriptures to us?” (Luke 24: 32)

Nothing can set our heart on fire except Jesus. Jesus is also the one that opens the scriptures to us, by the Holy Spirit, which always glorifies Jesus.  The only scriptures that they had to go on were the law and the prophets or the old testament.  They had read these probably many times, but until Jesus was revealed in them there was no life to cause the heart to catch fire.

 Jesus revealed in Genesis 1:1

 

Right from the beginning we can see the Lord Jesus Christ revealed if we study the scriptures.  In the opening chapter of the gospel of John we see Him in the beginning. I have a simple question to ask, “Did John learn this from the new testament or from the old?”  I know that is kind of a trick question because there was no new testament at the time.  All of the new testament came as men of God meditated on Jesus in the old testament. When you search for Him with your whole heart He will manifest Himself to you.

John 1: 1-14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.  And the light shines in the

darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for

a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not

know Him.  He came to His ow, and His own did not receive Him.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God,

to those who believe in His name:

who where born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man,

but of God.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,

the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Meditating on Jesus Day and Night

We are instructed to meditate on the word day and night and by so doing we will make our way prosperous.  When we meditate on the word, we meditate on Jesus and as we do His life will give life to the words that we read and reveal His truth to us.  I challenge you to meditate on the scripture above and allow Jesus to speak to your heart, today.

Thank you and Be Blessed,

Joe D. Willis

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