This article is extracted from a book by Rodney Howard-Brown entitled: “The Man behind the Myth – seeing Jesus as He really is”. Howard-Brown’s book is based on the sermon entitled The Fourth Man by Oral Roberts**
The Man behind the Myth – seeing Jesus as He really is:
In Genesis, He is the Seed of the Woman.
In Exodus, He is Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus, He is our High Priest.
In Numbers’ He is our Pillar of Cloud by day and our Pillar of Fire by night.
In Deuteronomy, He is the Prophet like unto Moses.
In Joshua, He is the Captain of our salvation.
In Judges, He is our Lawgiver.
In Ruth, He is our Kinsman Redeemer.
In First and Second Samuel, He is our Trusted Prophet.
In Kings and Chronicles, He is our Reigning King.
In Ezra, He is our Advocate.
In Job, He’s our Ever-Living Redeemer.
In Psalms, He is the Lord, our Shepherd, so we shall not want.
In Proverbs, He is our Wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes, He is our Goal!
In Song of Solomon, He is our Lover and our Bridegroom.
In Isaiah, He is the Prince of Peace.
In Jeremiah and Lamentations, He is the Weeping Prophet.
In Ezekiel, He is the Wonderful Four-faced Man.
In Daniel, He is the 4th Man in the burning, fiery furnace.
In Hosea, He is the Eternal Husband, forever married to the backslider.
In Joel, He is the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit.
In Amos, He is our Burden-bearer.
In Obadiah, He is our Savior.
In Jonah, He is the Great Foreign Missionary.
In Micah, He is the Messenger with beautiful feet.
In Nahum, He is our Avenger.
In Habakkuk, He is the Evangelist pleading for revival.
In Zephaniah, He is the Lord, mighty to save.
In Haggai, He is the Restorer of the lost heritage.
In Zechariah, He is the Fountain springing up with everlasting life.
In Malachi, He is the Son of Righteousness, rising with healing in His Wings.
In Matthew, He is the Messiah.
In Mark, He is the Wonder Worker.
In Luke, He is the Son of Man.
In John, He is the Son of God.
In Acts, He is the Holy Ghost, moving among men.
In Romans, He is the Justifier.
In1st & 2nd Corinthians, He is the Sanctifier.
In Galatians, He is the Redeemer from the curse of the law.
In Ephesians, He is the Christ of unsearchable riches.
In Philippians, He is the God who supplies ALL of our needs.
In Colossians, He is the fullness of the godhead bodily.
In 1st & 2nd Thessalonians, He is our Soon-coming King.
In 1st & 2nd Timothy, He is the Mediator between God and man.
In Titus, He is the Faithful Pastor.
In Philemon, He is the Friend of the oppressed.
In Hebrews, He is the Blood of the everlasting covenant.
In James, He is the Lord who raises the sick.
In 1st & 2nd Peter, He is the Chief Shepherd, who shall soon appear.
In 1st, 2nd & 3rd John, He is Love.
In Jude, He is the Lord coming with ten thousand of His saints.
In Revelation, He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Jesus is Abel’s sacrifice and Noah’s rainbow. He is Abraham’s ram and Isaac’s well. He is Jacob’s ladder and Ezekiel’s burden. He is Judah’s scepter, Moses’ rod, David’s slingshot, and Hezekiah’s sundial. He is the Church’s Head and is risen from the dead. He is Husband to the widow and a Father to the orphan.
To those traveling by night, He is the Bright and the Morning Star. To those in the lonesome valley, He is the Lily of the Valley, the Rose of Sharon, the Honey in the Rock and the Staff of Life. He is the Pearl of Great Price. He is the Rock in the weary land. He is the Counselor. He is the Everlasting Father. The government is upon His shoulders. He is Peter’s shadow, John’s pearly white city. He is Jesus of Nazareth, the son of the Living God.
He is the one who owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He is the One who split the Red Sea. He is the One who took the children of Israel out of Egypt in to the Promised Land. He is the One who humbled Himself, came to earth, healed the sick, raised the dead, cleansed the lepers, opened the eyes of the blind, and turned the water into wine.
He is the One who fed the 5,000, walked on water, and cast out devils. He is the One who humbled Himself, once again, and became obedient unto death – even the death of the cross. He is the One who died on the cross, rose from the dead, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and ever liveth to make intercession for us. And He is coming back very, very soon. He is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, King of kings and Lord of lords.
Jesus said, I and my Father are one (John 10:30). He said, “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” (John 14:9) Jesus was God manifest in the flesh.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest.
The hairs of his head were white like wool, as white as snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.
In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
Some of God’s Hebrew names and their meanings:
Adonai-Jehovah: The Sovereign Lord.
El-Elyon: The Lord Most High.
El-Olam: The Everlasting God.
El-Shaddai: The God Who is Sufficient for the Needs of His People.
Jehovah-Elohim: The Eternal Creator.
Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord our Provider.
Jehovah-Nissi: The Lord our Banner.
Jehovah-Ropheka: The Lord our Healer.
Jehovah-Shalom: The Lord our Peace.
Jehovah-Tsidkenu: The Lord our Righteousness.
Jehovah-Mekaddishkem: The Lord our Sanctifier.
Jehovah-Sabaoth: The Lord of Hosts.
Jehovah-Shammah: The Lord is Present.
Jehovah-Rohi: The Lord our Shepherd.
Jehovah-Hoseenu: The Lord our Maker.
Jehovah-Eloheenu: The Lord our God.
See Jesus clearly!
**Granville Oral Roberts (January 24, 1918 – December 15, 2009) was an American Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University.
As one of the most well-known and controversial religious leaders of the 20th century, Roberts’ ministries reached millions of followers worldwide spanning a period of over six decades. His healing ministry and bringing American Pentecostalism into the mainstream had the most impact, but he also pioneered TV evangelism and laid the foundations of the prosperity gospel and abundant life teachings.