Share This Episode
Love Worth Finding Adrian Rogers Logo

The Christ of the Old Testament | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers
The Truth Network Radio
February 4, 2022 7:00 am

The Christ of the Old Testament | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

On-Demand Podcasts NEW!

This broadcaster has 527 podcast archives available on-demand.

Broadcaster's Links

Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.

February 4, 2022 7:00 am

To support this ministry financially, visit:

Insight for Living
Chuck Swindoll
Line of Fire
Dr. Michael Brown
Core Christianity
Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier
Delight in Grace
Grace Bible Church / Rich Powell
The Christian Car Guy
Robby Dilmore
If Not For God
Mike Zwick

Adrian Rogers Jesus is the master key that unlocks the mysteries of the Old Testament before the Lord Jesus Christ and all the symbols all available all of the ceremonies felt picture the Lord Jesus is the prophet's creation is the game and then you look at the fulfilled prophecies. So how could this happen. Apart from divine inspiration. Welcome to the earth by featuring the timeless teaching pastor and author Adrian Roger in acts chapter 10 Simon Peter testifies to the household of Cornelius and reveals that Jesus is all the Old Testament prophets of given witnessed, he is portrayed as the prophet priest and king of every story from Genesis to Malachi and when we read the New Testament we find he is the fulfillment of each law and prophecy. If you have your Bible turned acts chapter 10 verse 43 as Adrian Rogers shares the conclusion of the Christ of the Old Testament turned acts chapter 10 verse 43 peters testify in the household of Cornelius about the Lord Jesus.

And here is a significant thing he says about the Lord Jesus to him.

That is, to Jesus all the prophets witness what is that all the prophets he's talking primarily about the Old Testament, the New Testament had not yet been written.

Simon Peter tells this Gentile.

This Roman officer to Jesus all the Old Testament prophets had given witness. Would you like to be able to understand the Old Testament.

Would you like to get into some of the mystery rooms of the Old Testament where there is a master key that unlocks the doors to the mystery rooms of the Old Testament that master key is the Lord Jesus Christ know that Jesus the Old Testament listen to me, is a book number one of unexplained ceremonies they won't make sense number two is a book of unfulfilled prophecies and number three. It is a book of unattainable standards. Listen to me again without Jesus. The Old Testament is a book of unexplained ceremonies is a book of unfulfilled prophecies and it is a book that has an attainable standard you try to live by the Old Testament without the Lord Jesus Christ friend you will not make now the Old Testament was completed about 400 years before Jesus Christ was born. And so when we get to the New Testament we find the fulfillment.

For example, in the Gospels Matthew Mark Luke and John. We see Jesus as the prophet preaching the kingdom of God in the epistles.

You see, the Lord Jesus Christ and in the acts you see him as the ascended priest interceding for the people of God and of the book of Revelation you see Jesus Christ as the coming King coming to rule and reign. And so you see that all of the Old Testament pictures Jesus, prophet, priest and king. All of the New Testament shows Jesus as the fulfillment is the prophet priest and king. And so everywhere in the Old Testament you will find portraits of Jesus. Now I just want to mention a few of these and some of them will be an enigma to you will be able to understand them, but let me just run through them and just think about them, are you going to find Jesus as the second Adam, because the first Adam, prophesied in Jesus as a prophet like Moses, because Moses typified him.

Jesus is a priest like Aaron and Melchizedek because they prefigured him.

Jesus is a champion like Joshua was name literally means Jesus sees the Old Testament counterpart of Jesus. Jesus is the fulfillment of the offering of Isaac their own Mount Moriah were Jesus literally died Jesus as a king like David Jesus is a wise counselor like Solomon, Jesus, Isabella, rejected, exalted Psalm, and world Brett supplier, like Joseph, Jesus is pictured in the ark of the covenant. Jesus is the sacrifice upon the brazen altar in the tabernacle and the temple. Jesus is the mercy seat in the sanctuary where the Shekinah glory of God dwells. Jesus is the water that came from the rock Jesus is the manner that fell from the sky. Jesus is the brazen serpent lifted up in the wilderness. Jesus is the Passover lamb. Jesus is the scapegoat bearing away the sins of the people that Jesus is the lion of Judah Jesus is the good shepherd. The Lord is my shepherd Jesus is that root out of a dry ground, born of a virgin. Jesus is the fruitful branch Jesus is that one without form, and this yet all together all of the Old Testament is who is name is Jesus.

I'm telling you folks the Old Testament without the Lord Jesus Christ would be a dead end road leading nowhere and yet as you look at the Bible and back call and see. You see, really Jesus everywhere, prophet, priest and king type illustration and artist took the Constitution of the United States and he painted the letters of the Constitution very carefully and shaded each letter and as you look to the Constitution of the United States of America. You could read and read it all as the framers intended to be, but if you step back and looked at it, you would see that the artist had so shaded the letters that your self-portrait of George Washington.

That's what you find in the Old Testament you will find all of these laws and ceremonies and practices in these types illustration but as you step back. There is Jesus the son of God. So you see Jesus in the Old Testament is portraits of Jesus in the Old Testament now. Secondly, you go to see prophecies of the Lord Jesus in the Old Testament how these wrote the Old Testament were called prophets, and fulfilled prophecy is one of the great truths of the deity of Jesus Christ.

Now God began to prepare the world for the coming of Jesus.

With over 300 prophecies concerning him, 300 and the Old Testament. Now they can be no mistake that Jesus is the Messiah, the law of mathematical probability makes it totally impossible that Jesus is not the sign that anyone else could claim to be the Messiah. According to the law. Probability. For example, God said in the Old Testament that Messiah was to come from a race Messiah is not to be an angel is to be a man. Messiah is to be a human being. Genesis 3 verse 15 hears what God said to the serpent and I will put enmity that means warfare between the and the woman, and between thy seed board seed means descendent between thy seed and see it shall bruise thy head, and bow shall bruise his heel. This is the first prophecy in all of the Bible is that right there in the threshold of the Bible and it is called by theologians the proto-evangelion which means the first evangelistic message and hear a battle is prophesied of the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent and we sing that battle go on thrall history.

Not only is a battle prophesied that a birth is prophesied here is the seed in the Bible the word seed is used more than 100 time and it always refers to the offspring of a male, but here God speaks concerning the moment the seed of the woman bill rabbis used to scratch the heads of this and say no no no, it's the seed of the man and here Genesis 315 called the sea of the warm up prophecy of the virgin birth not only a battle not only of birth but a bruising is prophesied that the seed of the serpent is going to bruise his heel.

Messiah is healed but Messiah is going to crush is head that amazing thing right there in the beginning of the Bible you find that Messiah is going to be a human being.

He's the seed of the woman but not only is he going to erase we just picked up the phone and dial the first known number two. There will be a section of that race because as time went along.

There was a man they know God put no in the ark nor came out of the ark and Noah had three sons ham sham and Jake. These three came out the ark.

Well from home is Messiah going to come. Genesis chapter 9 verse 26 and he said, blessed be the Lord God of Shem Messiah is going to be a semi-or semi-God chose Shem and when God chose Shem listen to me. He then narrowed the focus this much more and eliminated to thirds of all the people on the earth Messiah will come from Shem.

But not only does God choose a C and not only does God choose out of that see a section but out of that section. God chooses a nation because about 2000 years before Jesus was born, God came to a man named Abraham and God said to Abraham I'm going to make a nation out of you. Genesis chapter 12 verses one through three. Now the Lord God said unto Abram, that was his name, forgot Jacob, Abraham get the out of thy country, and from my camera and from my father's house into a land that I will show the and I will make up the a great nation, and I will bless the and make thy name great and thou shall be a blessing I will bless them that bless the and curse him that curses the and in the lesson and Abraham shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Now we continue to dial. First of all, a race.

Secondly, a section about rights. Thirdly, a nation out of that section of that race now, but this man Abraham had two sons, one named Isaac and one named Ishmael which one is going to carry the line with Genesis chapter 17 verse 19 and God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear their son and bow shall call his name Isaac and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and so God takes the descendents of Abraham and God divides and God tightens the focus again and God says now Messiah is going to come from a race from a section of that raised from a nation of that race and from a particular sign in that nation as God chose Isaac. Now God chooses Isaac son, not Esau but Jacob and when God did that again he eliminates 50% of all those that are left.

God chose Jacob number 24/17. The prophets at ICM but not now. I shall behold him, but not my bishop, Star out of Jacob and a scepter shall rise out of this trail and so here is Jacob. He has 12 sons but God just chooses one of those sons and that son is Judah listen to me.

Genesis 49 verse 10 the scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come and on to him shall the gathering of the people be and so here, God chooses a race and then God chooses a section of the rights and then God chooses a nation out of that section and then God chooses a tribe out of that section, the tribe of Judah, but God is not finished yet God keeps punching numbers on his heavenly telephone and now God takes the tribe of Judah, and God chooses a family out of the tribe of Judah.

What is that family while that family out of that tribe out of the nation out of that section of that race is the family of Jesse Isaiah chapter 11 verses one and two and there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his room. Now the rod, the ruler of the kingdom is going to come from a particular family. The family of Jesse Messiah is going to be a descendent of the family of Jesse and all the other families of Judah. Now our eliminated and now God not finished.

God is going to tighten the focus a little more not always Messiah going to come from Jesse.

But God says Messiah is going to come from a household of that family that tribe of that nation.

That section of that race. What is the family the household is going to be the household of David second Samuel chapter 7 verse six now therefore the social now say under my servant David, thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took leave from the sheep, goats, and from following the sheep to be a ruler over my people over Israel. Second Samuel chapter 7 verse 12 and when thy days be fulfilled. Also sleep with my father's yet. I will set up by seed after the we shall proceed out of thy bowels, that is a descendent of David, and I will establish my kingdom now Jesse had eight sons and 7/8 of them were eliminated.

God just keeps on narrowing the focus size to come from the household of David is not finished yet where the house of David, but now there's got to be a certain woman out of the household of David out of that household out of that family out of the tribe out of that nation out of that section out of that race.

This woman is to be a virgin, Isaiah chapter 7 in verse 14 behold, the Lord himself shall give you sign a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, not any daughter of the household of David, but there has to be a virgin who conceives in her womb. A child now you listening to me son is born of that virgin out of that household out of that family out of that tribe out of that nation out of that section out of that race does not finished yet again be born anywhere. He's got to be born in Bethlehem, it can be just an ordinary person has to be hated and sold for 30 pieces of silver betrayed. He asked to be crucified by the piercing of his hands and his feet and he has to be raised from the dead and when you dial all of these numbers and pick up the phone you have Jesus the son of God can't tell you folks if you tell me that that'll just happen is just happenstance rooms, ran upstairs and furnished Allison. There are over 300 prophecies in the Old Testament concerning Jesus I've mentioned less than 15 there's a man named Peter Stoner who deals with the law of probabilities and he is a great mathematician and he takes the prophecies and applies the law of probability and here's an illustration that he gives that we can understand at least somehow get some mental picture of Peter Stoner said if you were to cover the state of Texas with silver dollars from border to border 3 feet deep, nebulous overdose, the Texans would like that would make three faintly border to border silver dollars put a mark on one silver dollar then blindfold a man and drop him down anywhere.

The state of Texas and let him stay there and shuffle through those silver dollars if he reaches in and finds that one silver dollar. Mathematically, that would be the same probability that just eight of these prophecies would be fulfilled by one individual.

I mention 15 and over 300 BC to find the Lord Jesus Christ in the Old Testament.

Jesus is there in FORTRAN. All of the symbols. All of the emblems. All of the ceremonies they all picture the Lord Jesus is the prophet. He's the priest is the king and then you look at the fulfilled prophecies and you say, how could this happen apart from divine inspiration. Let me tell you two things.

Number one, you can trust the word of God. You can you can trust the word of God. Secondly, you can trust the God of that word. I mean if you trust the word of God certainly ought to trust the God of that word.

Now the Old Testament says that somebody is coming. The New Testament says that somebody has come and the Revelation says that somebody is coming again. Now the New Testament tells you how Jesus, who is coming get you ready for his second coming. How you can know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. I'm not trying to prove to you that Jesus is the Messiah. It lies beyond prove true faith is rooted in evidence through faith goes beyond evidence, through faith, becomes its own best evidence.

If you try to figure God out. You will die and go to hell and not have got to get out. The Bible says command, by reasoning find out God. Why is that nothing will hold anything beyond his own capacity.

Know what you can put 2 gallons of liquid in a 1 gallon job and do you think that you can cram God into your mind you five doesn't have the capacity to contain God and so don't try to eliminate God that you don't understand.

You see, in order for me to have a God that I can worship. He must be a God greater than my mentality if I could understand God, God would be no bigger than my analytic which is far too small God for me to worship that if we could understand God, we would need God before and I want a something we don't have to understand and to know nozzle boy my dad used to go off to work I did know where he went know what a day. But I knew it was my dad and I know them personally and I love it.

You have to understand how God runs the mighty universe to put your faith and trust in him. Somebody asked Mrs. Albert Einstein. Do you understand the theory of relativity. She said no but I understand Dr. Einstein I know him and for him. I'm telling you by faith. You can know the Lord Jesus Christ 5000 lives to live. I give Jesus everyone the Bible says, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. That word believed as a mean just intellectual belief, the devil believes that way survival or dementia trust.

You can believe in airplane can fly but you don't trust to get on it.

Trust the Lord Jesus, you can invite Jesus into your heart when you pray a prayer like this. Dear God tried to speak to them. Dear God, I know that you love me and I know that you want to save me Jesus you died to save me, you promise to save if I would trust you. I do trust you, Jesus, would you tell them that if you listening to radio right now. Would you tell them that may be in an automobile. Just pray that prayer I do trust you right now I receive you into my life I you my life to you and faith. Forgive my sin cleanse me again now to make me the person you want me to be.

I believe that with your blood you paid my Cendant thank you Jesus and now I just turn my life over to you, Lord Jesus, because you died for me, I will live for you. Help me Lord Jesus never have.

To be a shame if you give me the courage to make in your name I pray, amen. If you prayed to receive Jesus Christ.

Just know we would love to celebrate with you and invite you to our find God's love page on the website you'll find answers, you may need about your newfound faith. Go to and click on the tab that says find God's love.

Welcome to God's forever family. We can't wait to hear from you today. Now if you'd like to order a copy of today's message in its entirety. You can call 1877 love God and mention the title, the Christ of the Old Testament. This message is also part of the insightful series living supernaturally for the complete collection all 13 powerful messages: number 1877 love God or you can order online it or write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183.

You can also purchase our new Bible studies, much like this message in our online store for more on that. Go to the website do you trust in the word of God and the God of that word. You don't have to understand how God runs the mighty universe to put your faith and trust. Adrian Rogers said true faith is rooted in evidence. True faith goes beyond evidence and true faith becomes its own best evidence we hope you'll join us next time. For more profound truth simply stayed right on the way one of our listeners reached out on Facebook recently and said this, I started listening to Adrian Rogers over the last couple of years. Preaching is read to the point and clean thinking will thank you for sharing this quick word of encouragement with us. It's our joy.

Share these timeless messages and new resources to help believers grow in their faith. And when you donate to the ministry. Right now we want to thank you with a copy of our new book the music of marriage. This book will help couples find or get back to the loving song we were meant to play in marriage, request a copy of the music of marriage. The book when you call 1877 love God began to give a gift, call 1-877-568-3463 or give online. It Thank you for your generous support of love worth finding

Get The Truth Mobile App and Listen to your Favorite Station Anytime