The Lamb is an interesting animal and important symbol in Christianity. If you look up the characteristics of sheep you find out why God often uses them to illustrate believers. A minister & friend of mine taught on Psalm 23-"The Lord is my Shepherd", in our home bible study group a few years ago, and it was an excellent teaching because he brought out various attributes on how like people, sheep are stubborn, have "crowd-mentality", are defenseless, and prone to stray, among other things. That definitely sounds like people LOL! We laughed through that entire message....
If you're having any trouble understanding this picture, Hebrews chapters 7-10 helps us understand exactly what I am sharing with you today. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says that "God made him [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God" so we don't have to shed blood of animals anymore.!!
Lastly, Mark 15:25 says it was the THIRD hour when the Jews crucified Jesus. Jesus died at 3pm, at the same time the Passover lambs were to be killed! Hallelujah!! Compare this with the accounts given in Matthew 27:45-50 & Luke 23:44-46. See, these were all things that God used to point us to the future Gospel we now believe. Jesus came and did away for good, what could not be done through the blood of animals or a human high priest. His blood for once and for all pays the cost for our sins, saving us from eternal death, IF WE BELIEVE.....
PRAYER: If you do not know Jesus Christ or did not have understanding of today's illustration, I ask that you would quickly pray with me to receive salvation and begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It doesn't matter how good we think we are or the good things we've done, Hebrews 9:22 tells us that without the shedding of [Jesus's] blood there is no remission, or forgiveness for our sins. I think most of us are familiar with John 3:16 that says "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life". I don't want you to go away from this page today and not know where your soul stands so let's pray:
Father, I thank you for your Word. I thank you that you sent your Son to be the Passover Lamb. I thank you that the blood of Jesus was the final sacrifice to cleanse me from my sins. But now Lord in view of your mercy, I want to offer my body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to you—this is what you consider true and proper worship. According to Romans chapter 10, your Word is near us; it is in our mouth and in our heart, the message concerning faith that has been proclaimed, so if I declare with my mouth, “Jesus is Lord " and believe in my heart that you raised Jesus from the dead, I will be saved. Father God, I believe, for it is with our heart that we believe and are made right with you (justified), and it is with our mouth that we profess our faith and are saved. Please forgive me for my sins. Please send your Holy Spirit to live within me, to stay with me going forward to help me live by the truth found in the Word of God. Please guide me going forward. Your Word says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that "if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; and, all things are become new" I am happy and not ashamed for accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior because your Word says “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”. In Jesus name -- AMEN!
I am so glad you are now my fellow brother/sister in Christ!! Please, if you made Jesus your Lord & Savior, click "More" at the top of this page and contact me so that I can continue to pray for you as you go forward on your new journey as a born-again believer, or feel free to leave your comments & questions below! It is so wonderful to know the true impact & meaning of the song --- Nothing but the blood of Jesus!!
Have a blessed day!