Behold The Lamb!

Thought For The Week 110

sheep in a field with a green dot on its back

We know that John was a prophet and a righteous man.  He would have been aware of the destiny of a sacrificial lamb, familiar with the scriptures defining a suffering Messiah, accustomed to the requirements of Passover and Atonement; and yet, had he I wonder, previously thought of Messiah as being ‘the Lamb of Yahweh’? Was his prophetic introduction of Yahshua as ‘the Lamb’ a revelation of the moment?  How shocked was he to realise that the sacrificial price of sin would be required of a young man he knew from birth?  I find the personal lives, lived out behind the records in Scripture, endlessly fascinating!

Later, when John was languishing in prison, he [understandably] was discouraged and his faith began to waver; had he been right?  He sent a message to Yahshua, “Are You really Who I said you were?” [My paraphrase: Matthew 11:2-3] Yahshua simply told John’s disciples to tell John what they had seen.  The works of Messiah are clearly outlined in Isaiah 61:1, a scripture with which both men were acquainted; Yahshua was doing those works.

John was facing certain death; His cousin was facing unimaginable suffering and abandonment, which John would know from his study of the Torah.  These two young men were extraordinary; they gave up everything that Yahweh’s will might be fulfilled.

Salvation cost Yahshua every heart-beat of love, every drop of blood, every ounce of energy, every scrap of dignity and, finally, the Presence of His Beloved Father (Mark 15:34).  Can we give less than our all, less than our best, as we serve our King?

“Behold, the Lamb of [Yahweh], who taketh away the sin of the world!” 

Photo: Copyright Valerie Warsop

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[Yahweh] always does what is good for us. If you believe that he gave his own Son for you, this is what you believe. And all of the Christian life is simply the fruit of that faith. Look to [Yahshua]. Look to the love of [Yahweh]. Live in love. And fear no more.

Christopher Arch

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