Jesus, Our Savior; The Sacrificial Lamb

Have you ever wondered why our good Lord is referred to as The Lamb? How can a mighty God, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End be referred to as the “spineless,” skittish Lamb? Jesus Christ, our Savior, is neither nervous nor spineless, but for everyone to be saved, He became the Lamb.
Isaiah 53:7 “ He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep, before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”

The above scripture shows us what Jesus passed through for you and me to enjoy the benefit of salvation today.
Two distinct characteristics of a sheep;

Jesus Christ came to this world to map out the way for us. His lifestyle shows Christians what to do, how to do something, and when to do it. John 14:6-7
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” So, whatever trait you find in Jesus should be in us too. After all, a lion cannot give birth to a dog, and a sheep cannot give birth to a goat. Below are some of the characteristics of a sheep;

1. No defense Mechanism
Sheep are the only animals without any defense mechanism. Jesus was brought as the sacrificial lamb to rescue all men from destruction. He never for once the entire Calvary journey fought His persecutors. Even when Peter cut off the ear of one the high priest servants in John 18:10 Jesus rebuked Peter and replied “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” and then He went further to fix the ear, a sign that Our Lord Jesus Christ had and still have the power to replace or repair anything. For the His blood to be acceptable, Jesus had to be defenseless as a sheep just like in the Old Testament.

Does it mean we have to keep mute when the devil tries to attack us? The answer is no; for our sake, Jesus was afflicted and oppressed so that we may not suffer the afflictions of the devil anymore.

Every sheep needs a shepherd; Glory to God, Jesus the Son of God is our Shepherd. Therefore, we do not need to fight or defend ourselves against the devil’s vices. Psalms 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” Jesus is calling us today to rest in His Love, He has paid the price, we do not need to suffer what He has already paid for.

2. Sheep are fussy eaters
Unlike the goats which eat everything they see, the sheep are picky eaters. They eat fresh grass, they need fresh grass to grow and remain healthy. The word of God is every believer’s fresh grass; we need to feed on it daily to be spiritually buoyant. Psalms 23: 2

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” If we allow Christ into our lives, He will make us lie in green pastures, give us fresh word that will make us victorious.

What are you listening to as a child of God, what are you feeding your spirit? Is it fresh? Is it green? The word of God has the creative power to change our lives, if you are not growing spiritually, check what you listen to regularly. What you listen to has a way of modifying your life. Let God be the source of your food, if it is God, then it is good.

Have you ever wondered why our good Lord is referred to as The Lamb? How can a mighty God, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End be referred to as the “spineless,” skittish Lamb? Jesus Christ, our Savior, is neither nervous nor spineless, but for everyone to be saved He became the Lamb.

Isaiah 53:7 “ He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep, before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”
The above scripture shows us what Jesus passed through for you and me to enjoy the benefit of salvation today.

Two distinct Characteristics of a sheep
Jesus Christ came to this world to map out the way for us; He’s lifestyle shows Christians what to do, how to do something, and when to do it. John 14:6-7
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” So, whatever trait you find in Jesus should be in us too. After all, a lion cannot give birth to a dog, and a sheep cannot give birth to a goat. Below are some of the characteristics of a sheep;

1. No defense Mechanism
Sheep are the only animals without any defense mechanism; Jesus was brought as the sacrificial lamb to rescue all men from destruction, He never for once the entire Calvary journey fought His persecutors. Even when Peter cut off the ear of one the high priest servants in John 18:10 Jesus rebuked Peter and replied “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” and then He went further to fix the ear, a sign that Our Lord Jesus Christ had and still have the power to replace or repair anything. For the His blood to be acceptable, Jesus had to be defenseless as a sheep just like in the Old Testament.

Does it mean we have to keep mute when the devil tries to attack us? The answer is no; for our sake, Jesus was afflicted and oppressed so that we may not suffer the afflictions of the devil anymore.
Every sheep needs a shepherd; Glory to God, Jesus the Son of God is our Shepherd. Therefore, we do not need to fight or defend ourselves against the devil’s vices. Psalms 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” Jesus is calling us today to rest in His Love, He has paid the price, we do not need to suffer what He has already paid for.

2. Sheep are fussy eaters
Unlike the goats which eat everything they see, the sheep are picky eaters. They eat fresh grass; they need fresh grass to grow and remain healthy. The word of God is every believer’s fresh grass; we need to feed on it daily to be spiritually buoyant.

Psalms 23: 2

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” If we allow Christ into our lives, He will make us lie in green pastures, give us fresh word that will make us victorious.

What are you listening to as a child of God, what are you feeding your spirit? Is it fresh? Is it green? The word of God has the creative power to change our lives, if you are not growing spiritually, check what you listen to regularly. What you listen to has a way of modifying your life. Let God be the source of your food, if it is God, then it is good.

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