Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Lamb of God


“Behold the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the world”
John the Baptizer identified Jesus as the Lamb of God.

How does He remove the sin of the world?
1             Preaching repentance – the opportunity to turn to God, accepting that God is right when we have been wrong
2            By grace  - forgiveness of sins in his Name
3            By Christian testimony – as a light shining on a hill
4            By wrath –the wrath of the Lamb will punish evil in the world
5            By judgement – He will separate to good from the bad
6            By the iron rod – He will rule the nations with a rod of iron.

All of these things are linked to Jesus being the ‘Lamb of God’.
He the spotless, unblemished one, exposed sin as an offence to God, yet gave Himself in death as a sacrifice for those sins. Now that He is alive from the dead, He can forgive, but for those who reject His forgiveness, He will be the judge.

And so we trace right through the Bible, Jesus Christ is seen as the Lamb. In the last book He is seen as the Lamb upon the throne in heaven. He is the one to whom every knee will bow, confessing Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

Today is our opportunity to confess that Jesus is Lord, believing that God has raised Him from the dead. By this we are saved. (Romans 10.9)

JRM

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Just like God

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. Psalm 37:23,24


I am impressed by the kind character of God - refering to us -'though he fall he shall not be utterly cast down'. The LORD our God is not seeking to knock us down for our failures. Rather, He is there to pick us up, like a shepherd lifting the lost sheep.

Seek Him today and enjoy His faithful love and compassion.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Jesus

Who is He?

Peter discovered, rather to him it was revealed, that Jesus was "the Christ, the Son of the living God". Bible - Matthew 16
To know HIM is worth more than life itself. Seek Him today and you will find Him. He is not far from anyone of us!

Monday, February 3, 2020

A prayer of praise


Praise the name of God forever and ever
For He alone has all wisdom and power
He determines the course of world events
He removes kings and sets others on the throne
He reveals deep and mysterious things
And knows what lies hidden in darkness
Though He Himself is surrounded by light

I thank and praise you God of my ancestors
For you have given me wisdom and strength
You have told me what we asked of you
And revealed to us what the king demanded.

Daniel