Corporations, governments, and many nations around the world all use various forms of computer codes to protection important information. Code breakers are capable of cracking these complex codes and obtaining that information.
This image was posted online four years ago from an anonymous group and code breakers around the world accepted their challenge. Every clue they found led to another clue more challenging to solve. The highly elaborate scavenger hunt is known today as “Cicada 3301.”
The challenge was so intense, many of them formed teams just to solve it. Eventually, a teenage code breaker, in collaboration with his team, finally solved this puzzle. Check out his story sometime.
Prophecies are codes, too. In fact, people today still haven’t figured them all out. But the clues written in the prophecies of the Bible helped Andrew, Philip, and many of the Jewish people solve one of the most important mysteries in history.
Clues in the Scriptures like Gen. 3:15 and Dan. 9:25 helped them figure out that God would send a Messiah to deliver them. They also figured out that He was coming in their time.
“He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.” (Jn. 1: 41-bold, coloring added)
“Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” (Jn. 1:45-bold, coloring added)
Jews and Gentiles (non-Jews) alike saw this Man named Jesus Christ healing the sick and raising the dead back to life. They heard Him teach. They saw Him serve Jews and Gentiles alike. Through studying the clues God gave them in the Scriptures, many Jews knew that Jesus was the Messiah.
One of the ways we can accept Jesus as our Savior is by studying the clues God gave us in the Bible. God wants us to be His code breakers. He wants us to crack the codes in His Word so we can know for ourselves that He sent Jesus to save us from our sins.
The Scriptures also gave the Jewish people clues about how Jesus was going to deliver them from sin. Did you know that it was going to cost Him His life? We’ll follow those clues in our next lesson.