The Shepherd, Lamb, and Savior

The Shepherd, Lamb, and Savior

I don’t know if people when thinking or reading, if they read, the Holy Scriptures, the living Word of God realize the entire book is Jesus. All about Jesus. From Genesis 1:1 on through to Revelation 22:21. The whole Bible is Jesus. About Jesus. Many debate and cause contention and consternation in proclaiming discrepancies in the Word of God, for instance in Genesis 1:2, which is the First Day in creation in the Book of Genesis, or beginnings;

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:2 — King James Version

 

And the contentious, those who just imagine they need to know every exact detail — lacking faith, not realizing God Almighty can do anything — ANY THING BEYOND THE COMPREHENSION AND IMAGINATION AND FINITE LOGIC AND KNOWLEDGE OF ANY AND ALL MEN — say, “Ah, but it isn’t until the fourth day the sun, moon and stars are created, so how can there be light on the first day?”

Because in verse 3 God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Are you large enough, knowing enough, wise enough, omnipotent to challenge the Word of God and doubt? Contend? Bicker? Debate?

Where is the faith?

To my understanding the light which was brought into the earth — before the earth was even FORMED or FIRMAMENT — that light was as the Bible tells us THE SPIRIT OF GOD MOVING UPON THE FACE OF THE WATERS. The Way, The Truth, The LIGHT (The Light of the world pushing out the darkness), and The Life. Jesus, Who by Him all things were created.

Do you believe?

Or rather enjoy spending time contending, debating, bickering and allowing the Evil One to dance with glee at such behaviors?

What is that Jesus said?

 

At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 18:1-4 — King James Version

 

Jesus Christ is Lord, ought to be Lord of our lives. Jesus is the Shepherd, the Lamb of God, and the Saviour of those who believe. Have the faith like a child and believe and obey and serve Him.

Jesus is the living Word of God. The living Holy Bible. From the first word to the last and the Word is ETERNAL, NEVER CHANGING.

Focus on the important stuff. Do not listen to the perpetual chatter of contention (the Evil One and those he infects). Our time is limited. Let us not spend it foolishly on endless debate and adding to words, confusion, wasted hot air when the pursuit is only a vain one of who is right.

Let us cease such behaviors and…

Believe. Repent. Or perish.

Plain and simple.

Live IN and WITH and THROUGH the living inerrant Word of God.

Jesus Christ the Lord — He Who is the Holy Bible. All of it.

 

Ken Pullen

ACP — A Crooked Path

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

 

 

The Shepherd, Lamb, and Savior

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

By Joseph Parker

Reprinted from: American Family Association

 

 

If God wrote a book, what might He say?  What would He want to tell us?  What would He think is most important to share with the people of the world?  If God decided to write a book, would you read it?  And just how closely would you pay attention to what God said in His book?

Well God did write a book.  And He used human secretaries to do it.  These people were His scribes.  We call this book the Bible or the written Word of God.  Within its pages, you will find eternal truths that ultimately communicate “The Story.”

There are certain themes and key persons in the Story.  The key persons are God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Throughout the Bible, God the Son is a Shepherd, a Lamb, and a Savior.  All three of those roles are huge in the story.  For example, consider the theme of shepherds. God uses shepherds wonderfully throughout the Word of God.   Christ is the Good Shepherd.  He is the great Shepherd.  Yet many of the people God called and used to carry out his work were shepherds as well.  Abel, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Rachel and most if not all of Jacob’s twelve sons were shepherds.  Moses, David, and Amos were shepherds as well.  And don’t forget that God used shepherds in the New Testament to help announce the birth of the Messiah (Luke 2:8 – 20).

The lamb motif is also a great theme in the Word of God.  For instance, as God was breaking the will of Pharaoh in Egypt He told the Hebrews to take a lamb into their homes and on a day that would become Passover to kill the lamb and sprinkle its blood over the doorway so that the angel of death would pass over that home (Exodus 12:1-32).  Israel was instructed to perpetually commemorate the Passover from that day forward.  The symbolic importance of the lamb in the celebration of the Passover is tremendous as Jesus Christ was to become mankind’s Passover Lamb who would take away the sin of the world (John 1:29, and Isaiah 53:7I Cor. 5:7).  It is important to remember that Jesus was arrested tried and crucified during Passover.

The Lord Jesus Christ is our Passover Lamb and our Savior.  His name “Jesus” means “He will save His people from their sins”.   John 3:16 plainly tells us “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  The Lord Jesus Christ came to save us from our sins.  He is our Lord and Savior.  He came to fulfill His purpose and He fulfilled it completely.

As you read the Bible containing God’s story always be on the lookout for a Shepherd, a Lamb, and a Savior.  Jesus is all of these and so much more.  As a matter of fact, Jesus is the Word of God.

 

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