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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jesus, Our Savior

The three-fold offices of the Lord Jesus everywhere permeate Scripture. Everywhere you open the
book, you will find one or more of three things:
1. God speaking to people, or prophets speaking to the people for God.
2. People praying to God and offering sacrifices for forgiveness of sins, or God answering the prayers 
of His people and putting away their sins.
'3. God giving commandments to His people, warning them of the consequences of breaking His law, 
or promising rewards for faith and obedience.

The offices of prophet, priest, and king, so permeate the very fabric of man's life that even the pagan 
and false religions must offer up pale imitations or horrid corruptions of the blessed work of our 
Mediator, the only Mediator between God and man.

AntiChrist has no power to create; he just dons a painted, lifeless mask of Christ and pretends until 
consumed with the wrath of God.

From the Heidelberg Catechism:

Q31: Why is He called "Christ," that is, Anointed?
A31: Because He is ordained of God the Father and anointed with the Holy Ghost [1] to be our chief 
Prophet and Teacher,[2] who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning 
our redemption;[3] and our only High Priest,[4] who by the one sacrifice of His body has redeemed 
us, and ever lives to make intercession for us with the Father;[5] and our eternal King, who governs 
us by His Word and Spirit, and defends and preserves us in the redemption obtained for us.[6]

1. Heb. 1:9
2. Deut. 18:15; Acts 3:22
3. John 1:18; 15:15
4. Psa. 110:4; Heb. 7:21
5. Rom. 5:9-10
6. Psa. 2:6; Luke 1:33; Matt. 28:18; Isa. 61:1-2; I Peter 2:24; Rev. 19:16
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