The Golden Key! The Golden Thread!

from Octavius Winslow's, "Christ, the Alpha and Omega"

Jesus is the one great theme both of the Old
Testament and the New. The whole Bible is
designed to testify of Christ, "You search the
Scriptures because you believe they give you
eternal life. But the Scriptures point to Me!"

In Christ the Messiah, in Jesus the Savior, in
the Son of God the Redeemer, all the truths
of the Bible center.

To Him all the types and shadows point!

Of Him all the prophecies give witness!

While all the glory of the Scriptures, from Genesis
to Revelation, culminates at the cross of Christ.

The Bible would be an inexplicable mystery apart
from Christ, who unfolds and explains it all.

He is the one, the golden Key which
unlocks the divine treasury of revelation!

Until He is seen, the Bible is, in a sense, a great
conundrum. But when He is found, it is a glorious
revelation; every mystery opened, every enigma
explained, every discrepancy harmonized, and every
truth and page, sentence and word, quickened with
a life and glowing with a light flowing down from
the throne of the Eternal God.

Christ is the substance of the Gospel. All....
its divine doctrines,
its holy precepts,
its gracious instructions,
its precious promises,
its glorious hopes, meet, center, and
fill up their entire compass in Jesus.

He is the Alpha and the Omega of the Bible, from the
first verse in Genesis to the last verse in Revelation.

Oh, study the Scriptures of truth with a view of learning Christ.

Do not study the Bible as a mere history.
Do not read it as a mere poem.
Do not search it as a book of science.
It is all that, but infinitely more.
The Bible is the Book of Jesus!
It is a Revelation of Christ!

Christ is the golden thread
which runs through the whole!

The Old Testament predicts the New; and
the New fulfills the Old; and so both unite
in testifying, "Truly, this is the Son of God!"

Blessed Lord Jesus! I will read and study and dig
into the Scriptures to find and learn more of You!

You, Immanuel, are the fragrance of this divine box of precious

You are the beauteous gem sparkling in this divine cabinet.

You are the Tree of life planted in the center of this divine garden.

You are the Ocean whose stream quickens and nourishes
all who draw water out of this divine well of salvation.

The Bible is all about You!