Thursday, March 16, 2023

The Lamb Of God

By Al Behel


These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful” (Revelation 17:14)

    John the Baptist referred to Jesus as the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36). The book of Revelation tells us that the Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive honor and praise (Revelation 5:12). He is worthy because His blood cleanses us and makes us free from sin. He is worthy because He overcomes our enemies. He is worthy because He is “King of kings, and Lord of lords.”

    As the church of our Lord we await His return as a bride waits for her wedding day. Therefore, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready” (Revelation 19:7). Sometimes we lose heart. Sometimes we become discouraged and are impatient. But, the wedding is coming. The Lamb will return and He will be victorious over all the enemies. Our battle is not ours, but His. We win because He wins.

    Although church bells had not been heard in the freedom-starved nation of Czechoslovakia in 45 years, at noon on November 27, 1989 every church bell in the country began to ring out as the atheistic and tyrannical governments of Eastern urope suddenly disintegrated. A sign placed on the front lawn of a church building in Prague said it all. It read simply, “The Lamb Wins.”

    The gentleness and compassion of Jesus is portrayed as a Lamb. But, let us not forget that this same Lamb is Judge of all mankind. He is the ultimate conqueror of all who oppose Him. No enemy can stand before Him. Nations will rise and nations will fall, but the Kingdom of God stands forever. On the final day there will be no doubt. There will be no opposition. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

    God is not intimidated by emperors, kings or presidents. He is not the God of one nation, or one political party, or one ethnic group. He stands above the universe, over all, limitless, powerful. He is an awesome God, and He is our Father. And His Son, the Lamb without blemish, is our Redeemer!!

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