|JESUS, MY FOCUS.
The focal and pivotal point of God’s revealed Word, the Bible-from Genesis through Revelation-to Man is JESUS.
Jesus - Genesis 3:15 cf Galatians 3:16
Jesus - Matthew 17:4-8 cf 1 Peter 1:16ff
Jesus - Luke 24:27ff
Jesus - John 12:21
Jesus - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Jesus - Hebrews 12:1-4 cf 1:3, 8; 3:1
Jesus - Revelation 1:8; 22:16
In 1226 verses in the New Testament Jesus’ Name is mentioned 1275 times.
The anticipation of both angels and prophets was the presenting, in “the fullness of the times”, the Messiah, Jesus the Son of God(Read 1 Peter 1:10-12; Hebrews 1:1-5; John 1:1-18; 5:39; Acts 4:12).
The entire biblical testimony focuses on Jesus Christ.
The Law was focused on Jesus Christ.
The Psalms were focused on Jesus Christ.
The Prophets were focused on Jesus Christ.
Angels were focused on Jesus Christ.
God the Father was focused on Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit spoke of Jesus Christ.
The Apostle’s and New Testament writer’s focus was on Jesus Christ.
It is without dispute that the whole of Scripture is focused on Jesus Christ, the Son of God!
On What Or Whom Are You Focused? Is it “Doctrinal” fixation? “Problems of the Church” fixation? Is it present “Issues” fixation? “Traditions of men” fixation? Is it a “favorite preacher, teacher or writer” that is your focus? Are you focused on your "Self"?
Do you see Jesus? Are your thoughts and eyes fixed on Him?
A motto is defined as “a short phrase with a guiding principle”. My motto is to be “Jesus Focused, Grace Oriented and Love Motivated”.
Until Jesus is the focus, grace will not be understood, appreciated and properly received. Only when Jesus is one’s focus will it be possible to love, that is “ to love as He loves.”
All human problems, within and without the church is due to a blurred and distorted view; a cock-eyed view, a wrong focus.
What would happen if we truly fixed our eyes on Jesus?
With Jesus clearly in focus we will be: firmly rooted in God’s Word, solidly founded on “God’s righteousness”, joyful recipients of His grace, desiring to be obedient to His will, thankfully humble and grateful, gracious, kind, long-suffering and accepting, non-judgmental nor contentious but graciously forgiving.
As the Lord Jesus taught all His disciples we shall become and be as one who is poor in spirit, meek, mourns, hungering for His righteousness, merciful, pure in heart and a peace-maker (Matthew 5:1-16).
In the words of our Master we shall be “Salt and Light”. We shall Be Like Him, our Lord and Master, truly Jesus Focused. We shall see one another as Jesus see us. We shall see ourselves as He sees us. We shall BE and BECOME more like Jesus every day.(Larry Deason)
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