Those 40 writers of the Word of God were not ashamed of the Christ! They understood: You Cannot take Jesus out of the Bible and still have the inerrant, inspired, infallible Word of God. Someone said:
If you were to take Jesus out of the Bible—It would be like taking the stars out of the space.
If you were to take Jesus out of the Bible—It would be like stripping the leaves off of the trees.
If you were to take Jesus out of the Bible—It would be like taking the birds out of the air.
If you were to take Jesus out of the Bible—It would be like trying to drive a car without any gas.
Cause Jesus is the unction, and Jesus is the theme, and Jesus is the subject, and Jesus is the foundation of the precious Word of the Lord! The Jehovah of the Old Testament is the Jesus of the New Testament. The Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament is the Jesus of the New Testament. In the Old Testament He was a mystery but in the New Testament he is now manifested.
The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. The Old Testament has one message—someone is coming. In the New Testament there are two messages—someone has come and is coming again.
In the old and in the new—He is the Living Word of God.
Every Book in the Old & New Testament Testifies about Him!!! To many Jesus is a Grand Subject for Painting. To some He is the Heroic Theme of a Poem. To others a Beautiful Form for a Statue or a good thought for a Song. But to those who have heard his voice and have felt his pardon. He is music, He is light, He is warmth, He is joy, hope, and salvation!
No wonder the Apostle Paul said, “I’m not ashamed of Jesus!” He’s a friend who never forsakes you. He lifts you up when others try to push you down. No matter how many times you take a burden to Him he never grows weary but he takes them and relieves you of the weight I read recently what someone else said in this matter.
Who like Jesus can mend a broken heart? Who like Jesus can care for the homeless orphan? Who like Jesus can welcome the prodigal back home? Who like Jesus can walk through the streets and heal the blind eyes and touch the deaf ears? Who like Jesus can illuminate a cemetery filled with graves? Who like Jesus can take a poor lost harlot off the streets and make a queen unto God? Who like Jesus to see our need of a Savior and kiss away our guilt?
THAT OLD, OLD STORY OF JESUS AND THE BIBLE, THE MANGER AND THE CROSS WILL NEVER DIE.
It’s just as strong today in my heart as it was 2,000 years ago when the Virgin Mary wrapped her new born Christ in swaddling clothes and laid him in a Manger. That same Spirit that came from that little stable in Bethlehem has circled the globe. Little children have clustered at his knees men and women have forsaken all to take up their cross and follow him.
Culture whispers “We know that thou art a teacher come from God Empires fling their crowns and scepters at his Feet Seething Seas throw their dripping arms around him when they hear him say peace be still let me tell you:
There may be another Michael Jordan, There may be another George Washington There may be another Thomas Edison There may be another Bill Gates There may be another Babe Ruth But there will never be another Jesus! I’m not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I hope you will contact your Regional State Missionary so he can come and share with you and your people about how they can become a Great Commission Resource Center for Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas from your Regional State Missionaries!