ABCs of Jesus’ Titles

In The Rock of Our Salvation by William Plumer, the titles of Jesus are woven together in an alphabetical list that masterfully describes who Jesus is to His followers.  This is part of a longer section titled Christ is All in All in The Person of Christ.  Hopefully, this section will whet your appetite to read the whole thing.

Christ is their Advocate, the angel of the covenant, the author and finisher of faith. He is as the apple tree among the trees of the wood; the Alpha and the Omega; the beloved, the Shepherd and Bishop of souls, I bread of life, the righteous Branch, the bridegroom, the brightness of the Father’s glory, and the express image of His person. He is bundle of myrrh.

To His saints, He is and is owned to be Creator, captain, Counselor, covenant, cornerstone, a covert from the tempest, and the chiefest among ten thousand. He is to them as the Dew, the door into the fold, a daysman, a day star, a deliverer, a diadem, and the desire of all nations, ranks, and generations of pious men.

In their eyes. He is the Elect, Emmanuel, the everlasting Father and eternal life. He is a Fountain of living waters to thirsty souls, of joy to troubled souls, of life to dying souls. He is the foundation on which His people of all ages safely build their hopes of heaven. He is the Father of eternity, the fir tree under whose shadow the saints rejoice, the First and the Last, the first fruits of the greatest harvest ever gathered, the first-born among many brethren and the first-begotten from the dead.

To His chosen. He is as the finest gold, a guide, a governor, a glorious Lord, God, the true God, God over all blessed forever. He is the lead of the Church, the health, the hope, the husband, the heritage, the habitation of His people. He is the horn of their salvation. He rides upon the heavens by His name! He is the Jehovah, the inheritance, Judge, and King of His saints. He is their light, their life, their Lord, their leader, their Lawgiver, their atoning lamb, the Lily of the Valley, the Lion of the tribe of Judah

He is the Man Christ Jesus, the Master, the Mediator, the messenger of the covenant, the minister of the true sanctuary, “which the Lord pitched, and not man” (Heb 8:2). He is the mighty God of Isaiah…the bright and morning star of John, and the Messiah of all the prophets.

He is the “only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” John 14). He is at once the root and the offspring of David. He is the peace, the prince, the priest, the prophet, the potentate, the purifier, propitiation* for our sins, the physician of souls, the plant of renown, the power of God unto salvation, the Passover of all saints. He is a polished shaft in the quiver of God.

He is the Rock, the refuge, the ruler, the ransom, the refiner, the Redeemer, the righteousness, and the resurrection of all that walk in white. He is the rose of Sharon. He is the seed of the woman, the seed Abraham, the seed of David, the stem of Jesse, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the shield, the strength, the surety, the Shiloh, the sacrifice, the sanctuary, the salvation, the sanctification, and the Sun of righteousness to all believers.

He is that holy thing that was born of Mary (Luk 1:35). He is the truth, the treasure, the teacher, the temple, the tree of life, the great testator of His Church. He is the Way, the well of salvation, the Word of God, the wisdom of God, the faithful witness. He is [called] Wonderful (Isa 9:6).

His person is one; His natures are two.  He is both human and divine, finite and infinite, created and uncreated. He was therefore divine, finite and infinite, created and uncreated. He was before Abraham, though not born for ages after that patriarch slept with his fathers. He was dead; and behold, He is alive for evermore (Rev 1:18).

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