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The Lamb of God and the lamb of Men. 

The lamb as an animal, over the years has gained the right to be the sole representative of sacrifice or offering. The lamb is scarcely regarded as a pet or even a domesticated animal but most often seen as a means of appeasement, reconciliation or Thanksgiving. 

When the world lived in sin,  the Lord required the blood of a lamb. The lamb is also a characteristically pure animal, with very clean and beautiful appearance, having an awesome look of innocence. 

In the days of old, the lamb was an animal that the people of God used for the atonement of their sin. Since the death of Christ, His blood has been the unmatchless substitute to the blood of the lamb previously used. And John the Baptist says this concerning the Lamb of God:

John  1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
In old times,  God required a lamb,  but none of those lambs that came to Him was good enough to gain the name – the Lamb of God. John gives us certain specifications about the Lamb of God. 

…which taketh away the sin…

The ability of the Lamb of God is that it is able to take away the sin. The lamb that men brought in the old times,  they brought to cover their sins. They had to imbibe the thought of being righteous but they couldn’t be free of the conscience. In those times,  if any one had enough discovery techniques,  he or she could uncover a sin of another and make a public show of it. The covering of their sins made it possible for God to remember the old sins because the cover did not last. The lamb of God takes sin away. Away means away, your sins are seen no more,  thought of no more. God doesn’t delight in remembering your faults, for this reason He presented His own Lamb. 
… The sin of the world… 

In the old times, a man brings a lamb to the priest for atonement of sin. The lamb had potency of covering the sin of the man alone or the man and his family. The Lamb of God takes away the sin of the world. The blood of the Lamb was enough,  strong enough to not cover the sin of the world but to take them away. 

The lamb of men signifies the works and sacrifices of men. Many are breaking up because they are not proud of their achievements, others are not pleased with the sacrifices that others make for them. All those are the lambs of men; they have limits on them. Man cannot care for you your entire life, they will cover your inability to take care of yourself for a while and very soon they met go of the cover. The lamb of men cannot cater for everyone present,  there must be selections and some nepotism. Businesses are lambs of men,  and they will choose family or friends for a job than an outsider. These lambs of men cannot be relied upon,  do not build your trust upon things men have built, they don’t last! 

However,  the Lamb of God is available for all men. It is more than enough to suffice for the needs and wants of men. God is the one to be pleased and the lamb He chooses cannot be inadequate in pleasure.

May God give unto us that which will last our lives. In the Name of Jesus! 

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Adam & Eden

The issue of sin and death is a very delicate one. The message on sin has encountered so much controversy. There is so much that clouds the real intent and the divine motive for abstaining from sin. Not sinning because you don’t want to go to hell is just like being in a hostage situation and complying. The whole thing looks like there’s a threat you want to avoid,  hence the compliance. The children of light must dwell in light no matter what happens,  that is the life after salvation. 

John said in his epistle,  “I write unto you that no man sin,  but if any sin,  let him know that we have an advocate… Jesus Christ”. The reason for the statement is that,  you should not be a christian with bucket lists featuring sins of different breeds,  instead,  you should make a habit of living in light,  so that if at one time you fall short,  do not think of yourself as prodigal, needing to leave home,  but as loved,  needing an embrace. Not an endorsement for sin in any way. 

Like it or not, many leave the church body daily because they sinned and felt unworthy of the light anymore so decided to take strolls through life. 

When Adam sinned against God, God walked into the garden and questioned him. Adam did not speak with regret. He said, “I am naked!” The proclamation of who he now believed he already was, was a dangerous step he took. Why? The scenerio is just like an adopted son having to find out the Truth about himself will going through something and decides to leave the home he’s been always because he feels he has knowledge of who he actually is. 

The truth is that,  with this our eye Adam was naked,  but before we had this kind of eye that detected nakedness,  God didn’t want us to know about our nakedness. Now we are all adopted into being sons of God,  Paul said. And God wants us to forget what we were so he blinds our eyes with heavenly realities so that we do not find out that we were once on drugs,  in sexual sin, liars and all that. Unfortunately, the devil brings the thoughts back. The thoughts defeat us more than our acts because as a man thinketh in his heart,  so is he. 

But God, knowing that Adam knew he was naked, expected that Adam will be sorry for his actions but Adam blamed his wife,  his wife blamed the snake. And when God spoke about sending them out of the garden, Adam named his wife Eve. That’s to say, he was more concerned about his weakness and didn’t bother to lose the presence of God. 

Most Christians leave the Church because we feel we know who we are and can’t force ourselves to be Christians. We are “naked” and that’s all we can be,  that is how we think and then we leave the Church. But allow me to show you why leaving the church is not the best. 

Genesis  3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
God made coats of skins and clothed them. Adam was using leaves to cover himself and his wife,  but how much covering could leaves cover? God knows that we want to cover our shame, we couldn’t, so he put a new skin on us, so that we won’t find the old skin. We won’t blame ourselves anymore. Adam still did not see the love of God enough to beg for forgiveness. Most times,  we sin and God continues to bless us,  we don’t realise God’s goodness so we plead for his mercy but we walk away from his presence chest out. 

Genesis  3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
This is what we miss when we decide to walk out of the presence of God. We lose the opportunity to eat of the tree of life and live forever. Jesus is the tree of life. Asking for forgiveness is pleading to dwell in the presence,  to stay in the fellowship. The longer you stay there,  there will be a word you’ll hear that will repair you forever! 

Don’t leave the Church! Don’t denounce your Faith in God! Press on unto the mark of the higher calling. Eternal life is available for those who have eaten from the tree of life. Don’t nullify the effects of the tree by walking out of the Faith. Stand Firm. You’ll make it to heaven without even trying.