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.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Where is the Lamb?
Pastor Rodney was preaching
for the Sunday Morning service as I took notes and present an edited message.
In Genesis chapter 22,
Abraham was tempted by God.This was a
test of obedience.God spoke, “Take your
Only Begotten Son Isaac and sacrifice him unto me.(Abraham was familiar with the wicked nations
who worshipped other gods and sacrificed their young children to Molech or
Ashtoreth.)He thought to himself, “If
my God is demanding this terrible act, then I must obey.”
As they journeyed up the
mountain, Isaac asked, “I see the wood and the fire, but where is the Lamb?”
Abraham answered, “God will
provide.”The son trusted his father and
knew it was for the best, even though it appeared an awful wrong would soon
The Angel of the Lord
appeared and called his name, “Abraham, Abraham – do not lay your hand on your
only son.Behold there is a ram caught
in a thicket, sacrifice the ram.Because
you did not withhold your only son, I will bless you and also bless all your
offspring through many generations.
Abraham sacrificed the ram
that God provided, and returned off the mountain and life continued on as he served his God.
Jesus was tested in all
points like we are tempted, yet He was without sin and did not yield to
temptation.He realized God’s purpose
for his life to provide for your salvation.
John 3:16For God so loved the
world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Jesus became the Lamb that
was sacrificed to provide our salvation.He did all He could do, and the final action for your salvation is up to
each individual to choose Jesus.We have
a free will and must decide to follow Christ.
Jesus must have wondered if
there was another way, when it became time for him to be crucified.But no there was no other way. Jesus needed
to follow through with God’s eternal plan, and be willing to shed His blood for
you and for me.
Once we are born again, we
are set apart and declared Holy unto God for His service.
Even though at times,
circumstances seem bleak, just begin to walk and talk as the Bible tells us to
As believers in Christ, we
are a family with countless brothers and sisters.
Abraham’s heart was tender
and he did not question God’s ridiculous request.
How do we react to God’s
voice?His voice is gentle, never
demanding, and He gives us a choice to follow or not.He always leaves the decision up to you, but
He promises blessings to those who obey, and not so good happenings to those
God is NOT the one who
damages lives.He gently calls, “Come
out away from the enemy who seeks to destroy you.”God only desires to bless you.His promises are true, and He will show up
and provide a clear path for you.