The Blood of the Lamb
Life’s greatest lessons come from the bible. These are not merely stories or abstract ideas that come from some mystic black hole. They are instructional examples of men and women whom the Creator God, (I AM) spoke to and spoke through giving insight to his character. Many people have chosen to ignore or deny who God is or that he even exists, that is their loss and a great tragedy.
Others grasp portions of scripture, often out of context in order to use it to their advantage or to make their point. That too is tragic because they often fail to ask God before taking that first step. Let me give an example from Exodus 12:13:
13 The blood on the doorposts will be a sign to mark the houses in which you live. When I see the blood, I will pass over you and will not harm you when I punish the Egyptians.
This verse alludes to God protecting his people by the blood of the lamb so they would not suffer the same fate as the Egyptians. It is a precursor to the coming of the Lamb of God (Jesus) who would be slain for the sins of the world.
We don’t go out and smear lambs blood on our doorposts today, unless we are told by Almighty God himself to do so or it’s just making a needless mess.
In a world where new Christians see themselves as possibly the next Billy Graham without a real relationship with God we are unable, un-capable of being our best self as God intended. Remember that God loves you so much that he made you one of a kind. There is nobody that can be you, except you!
So how do we establish a relationship with God?
All too often we are too wrapped up in ourselves and our own ambitions to realize that we are sinful men and women. We see ourselves as masters of our own destiny, we are not.
We must humble ourselves before God, ask for his forgiveness and acknowledge that Jesus is the way to the father. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, gave his life on the cross for our sins and now sits at the right hand of the father, on the throne in heaven interceding for us. We publicly profess our new found faith by baptism in water signifying the washing away of our sins. We submit ourselves to God and resist the devil and turn from our wicked ways.
We develop our relationship with God through prayer, reading the bible, singing praise and worship songs to God, and then asking for his guidance daily. We then join a body of believers where we can hold each other accountable, learn together and become stronger in the Lord.
I encourage you to find out who God created you to be today, even now. – I am the Real Truckmaster!