All of scripture is written about Jesus Christ! (Hebrews 10) The Old and New Testament is about Christ. They are full of prophecies concerning Jesus. They contain numerous types that foreshadowed Jesus Christ. All the sacrifices were about His Story. All the feasts and festivals portrayed Christ. The design of the tabernacle and temple was all about Jesus. Who other than Jesus Christ could say, “In the volume of The Book it is written of Me.”? – – If you’re going through a literal FIRE or a spiritual FIRE, the message is the same for all Christians: “Hold On By Faith” !
When you deal with Jesus Christ, you have to deal with eternity. There is nothing temporary about Him or His work. It is “eternal redemption” that He has obtained for us; it is an “eternal inheritance” that He has purchased for us. Do you sense the power of His shed blood now? Oh what a blessing it is to know that the conscience is at rest because of the cleansing work of the blood of Christ! It is heaven on earth! We cannot serve God rightly until we have been cleansed; we dare not stand in His presence while the consciousness of sin is upon us; but when Jesus Christ says to us; “You are clean,” then, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. – – It was absolutely necessary that guilt should be atoned for, and therefore, Jesus became our mediator. Take away the atonement, and you have robbed our Lord of His greatest reason for being a mediator at all. We love and live upon the truth of His atoning death. Charles Spurgeon 1850
In Hebrews 8 The Holy Spirit quotes from Jeremiah 31:31-34 to describe the new covenant that God has made with His Bride. God’s Law will be written on our minds and hearts. It is no longer based on our ability to keep the law, but upon what Jesus accomplished on the cross and God’s faithfulness. The wonderful thing for Christians is that now, God is working in our hearts. Christ is changing our desires from within. Rather than longing for the things of the world we are longing for the things of the Spirit; Righteousness, Peace and Joy. – The glorious result is a genuine, intimate, personal relationship with the Living God. “I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Jesus was tempted just as I am. You have heard that many times: have you grasped it? He was tempted by the very same sins that we are. It may be a dark place you are going through, but Jesus went through it before. It is a hard fight you are waging, but Jesus stood face to face with the same enemy. Be of good courage, Christ has borne the load before us, and the blood-stained footsteps of the King of glory may be seen along the road which we travel today. But sweeter than that – Jesus was tempted, but He never sinned. Now since Jesus endured temptations, yet never sinned, so in His power His Church may also cease from sin. Some new believers think that they cannot be tempted without sinning, but there is no sin in being tempted, but there is sin in yielding to temptation. But remember that the Lord Jesus triumphed, and just as He overcame, so shall His Church, because Jesus is the Head. Perhaps we are tempted just now, in order to drive us nearer to Him. Blessed is any wind that blows us into the port of our Savior’s arms. C.H. Spurgeon