Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Lamb of God
The Lamb of God
Our Bible Study taught by Linda, has been
centered around the types and shadows in the Old Testament and the celebrations
of Pass Over and feasts of harvest.The
illustrations we view there will bring us to understand Christ and His sufferings,
death and triumphant victory over death. I took notes and present a digested message.
The Children of Israel were
commanded to keep these feasts and each year to celebrate how God delivered
them from Egypt
and brought them to the “Promised Land.”
God promised to send His
Angel to fight the enemy that was in possession of the Land.Exodus 23:23 For
My angel will go before you and bring you in to the land of the Amorites, the
Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I
will completely destroy them.
The Israelites were under the
Old Covenant (Law), and we are under the New Covenant.
Under the old Covenant, they
celebrated the First fruits of the harvest,
by crushing the wheat.This crushing represented obedience.Oil was poured on the crushed grain symbolizing the
Holy Spirit.In Unity they waved the
sheaves of grain showing praise and
thankfulness.Finally they sacrificed
an innocent pure lamb, roasting it until it
was well done, and eating it during the feast.
Jesus Christ was
the Lamb of God meant for The New Covenant.He was crushed during the time of His crucifixion.His blood was shed for our sins and his death
put an end to the old covenant, bringing in the New Reign of our King and the
order of the Holy Spirit.
John 1:29The next day John saw Jesus
coming unto him and said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the
John 1:33:And I knew him not: but he that sent me to
baptize with water, the same said to me, On whom you shall see the Spirit
descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizes with the Holy
Matt 27:26The authorities whipped Jesus unmercifully,
shoved a crown of thorns on his head, made fun of him, mocking him and nailing him
to a cross.
(The grinding of
the wheat is a picture of Jesus who was crushed for our sins.)
Jesus died on the
cross, but God raised Him up on the third day.
1:19-22 - - and what is the exceeding greatness
of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty
power 20 which He worked in
Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand
in the heavenly places,21 far
above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is
named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
difference in the Old Testament was the ceremony to wave the sheaf, sacrificed
the meat offering, unleavened bread, the corn and counting of the days.
This was the
expediential revelation of the future Lamb of God who volunteered to die in
order to save us from our sins. and offer us eternal life.
Our teacher had
prepared for each of us as students, a sheave of wheat for us to wave, a cup of
grape juice, a slice of wheat bread, and small bits of roasted lamb on skewers
for us to sample as we thought on the symbolic picture of Jesus the Lamb of
The leaven is an
example of sin, and the unleavened bread illustrated Jesus as innocent and without
sin.The grape juice demonstrates the
blood of Jesus shed for us.
We as Christians
celebrate the Lords supper, or communion in remembrance of Jesus’ torn body, and
his shed blood for our salvation.
appeared to Mary she reached out to touch him, but He said, “Touch me not,
because I must first ascend to my Father.Jesus needed to present his blood to His Father and place it upon the
Mercy Seat in Heaven to complete His resurrection.
The door of
salvation was opened when the stone was rolled away; and the fullness of time
has come bringing Joy unspeakable and full of Glory.