Hindsight is said to be 20/20. Time and perspective often draw conclusions only perceived in the rearview.


I wonder if God’s people feel this, in some way, as His promises unfold. History proves God’s faithfulness, one prophecy and revelation at a time—each building upon another, all in perfect correlation and divine inspiration. After all, every iota and dot of the Law, the Prophets, and the Gospels center around Jesus.


He was identified as the source of hope after sin befell humanity (Genesis 3:15); foreshadowed in the spiritual leadership of God’s appointed (Deuteronomy 18:15); and spoken of repeatedly through the lips and pens of God’s anointed (1 Peter 1:10-11).


It became increasingly clearer as time lapsed, God spoke, and Scripture was compiled.


Then one day, when the fullness of time had come, fulfillment unfolded.


“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14


The Promised Messiah was born, fully God and fully man. He grew up as a child, conducted ministry as an adult, endured the cross for sinners, and resurrected three days later.


All along, He taught His followers about Himself.


“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. – Matthew 5:17


There was even a time He laid out the whole timeline in a walk-and-talk lecture.


“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” – Luke 24:27


Jesus Christ—the Son of God—is God Himself. He came to dwell among men and reveal the Father.


“I and the Father are one.” – John 10:30


“And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. – 1 John 5:20


He is the source and end of all things. Everything points to Jesus!


“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:15-17


Unequivocally, all glory belongs to Him. Forever!


“Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they existed and were created … Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing! … To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” – Revelation 4:11, 5:12-13


Authored by Abby Bennett on April 04, 2024.