This week, while doing my study of the covenantal love of God, I was again reminded of the journey of ... the Lamb. From Genesis to Revelation the Lamb of God.
Genesis 22, God declares to Abraham to take his son Isaac, his only son to the mountain and offer him as a sacrifice. As Abe and son begin their hike up the mountain, father placing the wood on the shoulders of the son, Isaac says "The fire and wood are here." Then asks, "but where is the lamb ...?"
As the story progresses, Abraham obeys to the fullest, God knowing His heart, stops him, and provides a ram for the sacrifice. The lamb. Hearing God, following His commands, sacrificing until it hurts. The Lamb ... provided.
Exodus 12, God prepares the Israelites to leave the captivity of Egypt. Instructions were given, "... take the lamb..." slay and place the blood on the doorpost of the home. Taking the lamb into their home, the blood now over them, death avoided. freedom from captivity. The Lamb ... protected.
John 1, John the Baptist, known eccentric evangelist, see Jesus approaching, he openly declares "Look, behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world." John purposely points to Jesus, the shift of attention. The Lamb ... proclaimed.
Revelation 5, the angelic choir sings before the throne "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise." The Lamb ... praised.
Jesus, from the foreshadowing in the Old Testament, to the celebration at the foot of the throne ... the Lamb of God.
We too, hold a progression of the Lamb. Perhaps we are wondering, where is He, 'where is the Lamb?' Carring our own wood, agony of heart in the sacrifice, NEEDING provision. Have we taken Him 'take the Lamb', the offering of protection and deliverance from our captivity. Are we beholding Him, behold the Lamb, openly declaring Him before others, re shifting the focus from us to Him. Does our heart and lifestyle harmonize with heaven 'worthy is the Lamb' joining the celebration.
This week, may we contemplate where we are in our own personal journey of the Lamb.
Jesus. The Lamb of God.
"Where is the lamb?" The Lamb, provided.
"Take the lamb" The Lamb, protected.
"Behold the Lamb" The Lamb, proclaimed.
"Worthy is the Lamb" The Lamb, praised.
In Him, DeDe "Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." ~ Heb. 10:24
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