Jesus Lived by the Script of Scripture

The Word of God - The Foundation Of The Church

Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” - Luke 24:44-49(NKJV) 

Jesus used the scriptures as the script for His life. He didn’t just do whatever He felt like doing. It wasn’t by chance that every dimension of his life was a fulfillment of specific prophetic words recorded throughout the Old Testament. Jesus was intentional. He searched the scriptures to find what it said about Him then He deliberately fulfilled each prophetic Word. Had the disciples listened to what Jesus was telling them all along, they would have known exactly what was going to happen to Him and when. That’s how we must live if we are to take advantage of the wisdom offered in God’s Word. 

Like the script for a movie, the disciples simply needed to follow the details of the scriptures that pertained to Jesus. This was especially important as the time of His death and resurrection got closer and closer. It was a traumatic experience for them all, but they should have been prepared because they knew the contents of the script before any of it happened. That’s the power of understanding God’s Word. If you can determine what it’s talking about, you will have an enhanced perspective of the past, a better grasp of the present and a much clearer sense of the future.  

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