Sunday, February 2, 2014

Jesus Christ in 2 Chronicles

~ Jesus Christ is The Reigning King ~

The Bible is about Jesus Christ  ~  “Jesus said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself” (Luke 24:25-27).

In 1 Chronicles Jesus Christ is the sovereign reigning King.  He is the perfect King, the perfect Priest, and the perfect Prophet. 

Recall that the Lord made a covenant with David (see 1 Chronicles 17).  This covenant included the hope of the Messiah coming as a Son of David.  Solomon was a great and wise king—but he did not reign forever!  After Solomon’s death Israel was divided into two kingdoms which were both ruled for much of the time by evil kings.  Eventually both kingdoms were conquered and the Israelites were taken as prisoners.  Also, recall that that Solomon’s temple was destroyed.  At this point, it would have appeared to those living at the time as if the Lord’s covenant with David was not to be fulfilled. 

We know that later the Messiah, Jesus Christ, did come!  Although the Messiah was a skilled wood craftsman, the temple which He built was not made of inanimate materials but rather with human beings!

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:19-22). 

Comment  ~  We have only touched the surface of Christ in 2 Chronicles.

The Apostle Paul told us the Scriptures present many shadows of things to come but the reality is found in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:17). 

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