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Message from the Monthly Flyer from October 2012

The final sacrifice

John 1 :29-31 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.' I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water."

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

The word lamb appears 138 times in the Bible and 93 times in these scriptures, it refers to Jesus. In the Old Testament, lambs were very often brought before God to be used as animal sacrifices on the altar in the tabernacle, and later in Jerusalem on the altar in the court of the temple. These animals were thoroughly examined and they had to be without any flaw or blemish, otherwise they would not be suitable to be used for a sacrifice in the work of God.

Jesus was given the description "lamb of God" because He was the final sacrifice - on the cross at Calvary He bore the sins of mankind and gave His life so that we could receive the remission of sins. He was without sin and, therefore, He was able to be the perfect sacrifice, which the righteousness and holiness of God requires.

Do you understand what that means? He sacrificed His life so that we could spend our eternity with Him in heaven, and that is a long time, in other words, there is no more time, for time is earthly. His sacrifice has opened the way to heaven for us. In order to get there, you have to obey the gospel and follow Jesus.

Always thank Jesus from your heart that He took your punishment upon Himself and also for His great love for you. Eternity still lies ahead in the future, however God already has a wonderful plan for your life right now in the present. jk

Scripture for further study:
Isaiah 53, John 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18, Philippians 2:8, Colossians 1:20; 2,14; Hebrews 12:2, Revelation 21:23

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