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<strong>A Letter of Introduction</strong> - <a href="http://www.sermonaudio.com/playpopup.asp?SID=627121859211" title="Radio Player" target="_blank">Broadcast </a>for February 20, 2013
Not that long ago, before phones and faxes Twitter and Facebook, people wrote letters. I still remember one of my early attempts: “Dear Billy, How are you, I am fine. Sincerely, your friend- Ron. If you were sent to a new community to work, letters of introduction preceded you so that you would be accepted by the folks. The letter described you and your qualifications and even your rights and privileges.
In John 5:46 we read: For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. The entirety of the Scriptures were written to introduce God’s people to God’s Son. Moses wrote of Him as did the prophets and even the psalmists. You can find Jesus in every verse of the Bible, if you are looking for Him. Each book is full of Jesus cast in types and shadows and even detailed descriptions. The law, the first five books, was sometimes simply called Moses. If they believed Moses, then they would believe the one Moses wrote about, right? But they didn't, believe. They had the letter but they didn't have life. (John 5:46 NKJV)
But, they didn't believe is the sad spiritual epitaph of all who have and will have rejected the One God sent. Imagine being held accountable for every word, every thought, every sin and having witnesses corroborate your deeds and misdeeds. Those you trusted will testify against you. But, whosoever believes in Him, the One God sent, the One described in His letter of introduction, will have everlasting life. Let us receive Jesus the Christ, the One God was speaking of in His letter of introduction.