What is the Question?

1 Aug

Jesus Christ is perfect theology. He is the “…exact representation of His nature” (Heb. 1:3), the ultimate portrayal of the Father. Questions that exist about God’s nature in the Old Testament were clarified in the New Testament. When I teach about God’s absolute desire and provision to heal, I am asked, “What about Job?” I respond, “I’m not a disciple of Job, I’m a disciple of Jesus.” Job’s life helped create the awareness for the need of a savior. Job is the question. Jesus is the answer.

If our study of Job and other Old Testament issues doesn’t lead us to Jesus as the answer, it reveals we never really understood the question. The types and symbols of the Old Testament do not override the clear manifestation of God through Jesus in the New Testament. Any understanding we have about the nature of God that can’t be seen in the person of Jesus, must be questioned. How many people came to Jesus for a miracle and left disappointed? None! He was 100 percent successful as a man dependent on God… He manifested the will of God. And we must not change it to fit our experience. It is time to manifest the will of God again.

Bill Johnson

Dreaming With God, Destiny Image, 2006: 148.

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