Mysteries Of The Lamb

20 Jul

Mysteries Of The Lamb…

We were sitting under a tree down in the canyon. Grandfather pulled out a small book and began to read. “I looked and behold in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders stood a lamb. …In the midst of the throne stood a lamb.”

This is the vision given to Yochanan in the Book of Revelations. Do you see anything strange about it?

I sat up and responded everything, the four living creatures, the elders, the lamb… He then asked what about the lamb on a throne? I said why is that any stranger than the rest?

Let’s think about it. A lamb, the most defenseless of creatures, so weak it must be protected not only by it’s mother but by a shepherd… That’s what’s so strange about the vision. The Lamb is on the throne. The Lamb is king. The Lamb reigns over all. A lion would make sense, but not a lamb… the most powerless of creatures reigning on a throne with all power and over all.

And it’s the symbol of Jesus, the Messiah! I said.

Yes, Grandfather said, He who reigns over the kingdom of God. So the kingdom of God will be the kingdom of the Lamb. How radical is that …a Lamb upon a throne? It goes against the way of the animal kingdom and that of man’s kingdoms. But the kingdom of God doesn’t work according to the laws of the world, but by it’s own laws. So to prosper in God you must learn the secrets of that kingdom.

In the world, it is the strong and the fierce who rule. But in the kingdom of God, it is the Lamb that rules. So in the kingdom of the Lamb, the weak are strong and the strong are weak. So, in this kingdom if you would have, you must let go. If you would receive, you must give. If you lower yourself, you will be lifted up. If you become little, you will become great. If you lose yourself, you will find yourself. If you surrender, you will prevail. And if you die to yourself …you will find life.

As He died and found life, I said, and as He surrendered all and has prevailed over the world and has become all.

So, if you walk in the footsteps of the Lamb, you too will prevail and overcome the world. For we are the most radical of the kingdom …the kingdom of the Lamb.

But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor 12 9-10

Live this day in the way of the Lamb. Let go that you might have. Die that you might live. And surrender that you might overcome.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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