A great and powerful wind can blow tearing up the mountain sides and break rocks into pieces, the earth can quake with such unsettling force, and fires can blaze with such extreme heat, but nothing can compare when that still small voice of the Lord that speaks inside your ear (1 Kings 19:11, 12). With such clarity that still small voice spoke to my spirit and said, “Follow the Lamb“. The steps of the lamb go far deeper into fulfilling God’s word and seem to be hidden from our eyes. This quiet, innocent, and humble creature silently walks past us almost unnoticed. The lamb side of Jesus seems to maintain the same quiet, innocent and humble status of sacrifice for our second chance at life, but past the surface reveals the astonishing staying power of redemption and the house we are born into by the blood birth. Just like Elijah the loud wind tearing up things, the earthquake shaking, and the blazing fire did not affect Elijah as much as the whisper of God’s voice in his ear causing him to wrap his head in his cloak. The power of Jesus over demons, leprosy, all sicknesses, the storms, and death are well observed, but the still small quiet whisper of the blood of the Lamb of God is silently missed by the many today and quickly accepted as a second chance, but no deeper. I hope that holy whisper of God’s voice speaks to you in the life changing glow as He has with me.
No Named lambs:
After Adam and Eve sinned and broke the one law of God the sacrifices of lambs and other creatures have temporarily rolled forward the debt of sin for a season. God loves us so much He took his one law that Adam and Eve broke and added to the law a promise to fulfill it and pay it in full for His children. A promise of a future Lamb that would totally and eternally pay the debt owed to the law of God. Since the beginning of time first-born male lambs have been sacrificed to temporarily put off the debt of sins. All the lambs in the Old Testament never had a given name mentioned for their sacrifice on the altar. There was no lamb recorded in the Old Testament with a given name that was sacrificed on the altar for man’s sins because lambs were of the earth only. This is a key element that the lambs are 100% of the earth and were not powerful enough to totally save mankind from the wages or debt that was owed for breaking the law of God. Lambs were not made in the image of God containing the earthly and heavenly in one vessel. No named lamb stood before judgment accepting the paid in full debt for mankind on the altar of sacrifice. Sacrificing lambs in the Old Testament was a part of their daily lives from the wilderness tent tabernacle all the way to the building temple. This was a process that was a very involved step by step event. The altar with fire where the lamb was sacrificed, the laver full of water for washing, the shewbread, the golden candle stick, the altar of incense, the curtain before the ark of the covenant all things to be done before reaching the Holy of Holies. All the nameless lambs over the decades upon the altar for our sins just for a temporary fix. A name is a powerful thing to God and man. The Old Testament has several names applied to the one true God. This is a crucial understanding of the nameless lambs (plural) of the Old Testament versus the One Named Lamb of the New Testament.
The death penalty of the one law God gave in the garden of Eden in the beginning of time with Adam and Eve covered their existence completely of both body and soul. Mankind is made of the dust of the earth and inside the body God breathed the breath of life and created a living eternal soul. The lambs of the earth were and are of only one part – earthly. To save us, mankind, having been made of the earthly and of the heavenly the lamb would also need to be equal to plus more to redeem us totally from the debt the law required of us. All the nameless lambs could only temporarily give some relief being completely earthly, but a Lamb made of the earth and of the heavens all in one could save us.
Only Named Lamb:
Joseph and Mary are pledged to be married. Mary is pregnant by the Holy Spirit before they came together. Joseph does not want to public shame Mary, but wants to privately divorce her being a righteous man. An Angel appears to Joseph in a dream while he is thinking about divorcing Mary and said to him “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matt. 1:20. First born male child conceived by the Holy Spirit and named by an angel, a messenger, from the Omnipresent (everywhere present) God for the purpose of a lamb to save his people from their sins. The only Bible named Lamb from God, of God, and for God’s purpose. God gave Isaiah a prophesy of the future that a virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means God with us (Is. 7:14). Again, an innocent virgin giving birth to a first-born male child with a given name meaning “God with Us”. Jesus the male first-born child has both the earthly and heavenly ingredients to completely pay the debt of mankind to the law of God forever. Jesus is the One Named Lamb by the One true God that all things centralize through to be free of death, hell, and the grave. Jesus is the Lamb with the entire package to fulfill everything the temple did to restore fellowship with God directly. Jesus had the birthright of the first-born of true priesthood of the family of God, inherited the judicial authority of the Father, has the pure blood to cover all of the law, and the One true God inside of him “God with Us”. The Word became flesh (Word is God Jn. 1:1,2) dwelling among us with all the fullness of Deity in bodily form (Col. 2:9), God giving him the Spirit without limit (Jn. 3:34) since we, God’s children, were of flesh and blood God shared in our humanity (He. 2:14), reveals understanding when Jesus said, I and the Father are one (Jn. 10:30) and when you have seen me you have seen the Father (Jn. 14:9). Jesus had the dual nature mankind needs to be redeemed – God and man. The man Jesus had the example for us how to be, the blood, and the ability lay down his life for us. God in the man showed His love for us in words, miracles, and resurrecting the man providing a doorway for mankind to be redeemed and re-establish fellowship with God directly. Jesus fulfilled the temple building with his body creating the new temple by which mankind can enter into the direct fellowship with God. Jesus brought into one all things of the temple: the altar, the laver, the shewbread, the golden candlestick, the altar of incense, the curtain, and the ark of the covenant. His name, Jesus, contains everything for us to be saved. He is the Named Lamb of God whose blood is in his name, Jesus, for our redemption. You now see the lamb side of Jesus is not just a quiet, innocent and humble status of sacrifice for our second chance at life, but past the surface you see the power of his blood changes everything. The born again of water is a blood birth of the Lamb of God washing away our sins. Is there anything else more powerful than the blood of the Lamb of God? I say, No.
Follow the Lamb:
What was inside the only named Lamb of God – Jesus? He had flesh that hungered as we do, but he also was God that could take fishes and loaves of bread to feed the multitude of people. He shared, suffered, and died in our humanity to destroy the power of death, to free us from fear, to become a merciful and faithful high priest, atoning for our sins knowing our trials and temptations (He. 2:14-18). Jesus was not an ordinary lamb like those of the Old Testament Jesus is the one Named Lamb of God that combines all of the temple. He united in his body the altar, the laver, the golden candlestick, the shew bread, the altar of incense, the veil, and the ark of the covenant. This is why Jesus said, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (Jn. 14:6). He was that Lamb’s blood on the altar for us. This is why when the people asked on how to be saved the disciples told them to repent and be baptized every one of them in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit for it is a promise for you, your children, and for all who are far off (Acts 2:37-39). Water baptism in Jesus name is applying the only Named Lamb of God’s blood on you for the washing away of sins, the blood birth. I know Jesus said in Mt. 28:19 to baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was identifying the first stage of God’s ministry to us as the Father of creation, the Son’s second stage ministry of Redemption, and then the Holy Spirit third stage of Restoration with us now until He comes back. Jesus is the name of the Father because Jesus said, “I am come in my Father’s name” (Jn. 5:43), of course we know the name of the Son – Jesus, and the name of the Holy Spirit is Jesus because Jesus said, …the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you… (Jn. 14:26). The disciples in the Bible never used the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in water baptism. They used the name Jesus Christ because it is the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and it also has the blood of the Lamb inside the name of Jesus. You cannot kill the Father. The Father is an all present (Omnipresent) Spirit that does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39). You cannot kill the Holy Spirit again – no flesh and bones. Only Jesus the man had blood that could be shed for our sins. Following the Lamb of God is to be baptized in his name Jesus Christ applying the blood of the only named Lamb of God for the washing away of sins and gaining access into the Holiest of Holy for salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12). Can you imagine the power of the blood of the named Lamb of God being applied to you washing away sins greater than the no named lambs of the Old Testament? The blood is in his name, the death we were meant to pay is in his name, burial we were to be buried in is in his name, but also the resurrection is in his name – everything we need is in his name. Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life he who believes in me will live, even though he dies (Jn. 11:25). Jesus said, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth (Mt. 28:18).
Follow the Lamb of God and you will enter into the greatest born again experience that a human being could ever enter into because his name is the doorway to God’s house. Jesus is now the temple where we can enter into the presence and fellowship of the All Mighty God because it is covered by the blood of the Lamb. An example of being born of the water and what would be said over you as you are being baptized, fully submerged in water: “I baptize you in Jesus name applying the blood of the Lamb of God for the washing away of sins and you shall receive the Holy Spirit for it is a promise.” Follow the Lamb into the temple of his body being restored with a second chance with the heavenly Father.