Monday, January 4, 2010

THE LAMB OF GOD



"FOR THEN MUST HE OFTEN HAVE SUFFERED SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD: BUT NOW ONCE IN THE END OF THE WORLD HATH HE APPEARED TO PUT AWAY SIN BY THE SACRIFICE OF HIMSELF" (Hebrews 9:26)




At the very beginning of Jesus’ Ministry, John The Baptist addressed the sin question and who Jesus was, once and for all, by saying this: “Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sins of the world”  Notice in those words by John, the forerunner of Christ, when he said, “The Lamb of God. He was, cleverly and clearly, insinuating for the multitudes and crowds to hear, the manner and the way the sin question would be dealt with. There would be no more using the blood of lambs, sheep, goats, and bulls, over and over again, to keep people  because It would be dealt with by Jesus dying on the cross and the spilling of His blood. That is who “takes away sin”  Jesus was and is the Lamb of God.
This is the reason that the Christian faith must be totally centered around the cross and Christ. The Christians faith must always focus on and center around what Jesus did for us at the cross when he laid down His life for us. We must also realize that the very heart of the gospel is the cross and all roads lead to that cross. We hear sinners say that all roads lead to Roman but for the Christian all roads lead to the cross. Our faith must be anchored there. Our heavenly father does not demand much of the human race, but only for one to be saved and that is by putting  their trust in Jesus and what He did at the cross. This is our faith and victory that will overcome this sinful world that we live in. This world is not our home we are just passing through! Our treasures are laid up somewhere above the blue.
The biggest problem with most {not all} the church of today is they have placed their faith and values in other things such as their denomination,  how much money they have, their church, their pastor and many other things. This is the modern day sins of most churches. They have took their eyes off Christ and ignored the cross. They have by passed it by and put their faith in other things such as the prosperity gospel that a lot of preachers teach. Most of the people in our churches today are walking in spiritual defeat because of this.  We are not talking about  the saved believer strapping their self to some type of cross. We are not talking about “woe is me” and we are not talking about “doing penitence.”The true meaning of everything that has been said here is this: “The cross is a finished work. When Jesus said, “It was finished that is what our savior meant. It is finished. When Jesus died on the cross he put away sin, past present, and future, for all those who believe and follow Him. All we have to do is follow Him. If we stumble in our walk of faith then we must get back up and repent. We have an advocate with the father and that is Jesus Christ, the lamb of God, who died on the cross and spilt His blood that we may be saved!
As it should be the object of the Christians faith is, simply, to know and understand that God deals with the human race on the basis’ of faith in what Jesus did on the cross. Abraham was a great example of faith. It tells us in the scriptures that: “ Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6)(Romans 4:3) These scriptures does not and did not mean, that Abraham merely believed in God. Abraham believed that God would send a redeemer into this world.
Satan has been so successful over the years because he has turned the faith of believers to other things, other than the cross. The most important thing that all believers must learn and always keep in mind is that our faith and trust must be anchored in Jesus and  what He did for us on the cross. We must keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and the cross.

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