~ Jesus Christ Is The Great Pre-Eminent One, the Fulfillment of the Old Testament ~
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).
Jesus Christ in the Book of Colossians ~ In the Book of Colossians Jesus Christ is part of the Godhead (as part of the Trinity He has full and complete deity), He is Pre-eminent over all creation, the Redeemer, and the Head of the Church.
The Old Testament was full of “shadows” (not the real thing) pointing us to the ultimate coming Messiah. “Let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body [the true Church of Jesus Christ], nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God” (Colossians 2:16-19).
Comment ~ We have only touched the surface of Christ in the book of Colossians. The Apostle Paul told us in this book that the Old Testament presents many faint pictures of the future but the reality was fulfilled and is found in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:17 above).
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