Summary: To exalt the Lord Jesus!
THE LAMB IS BECKONING
Mt 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (KJV)
INTRODUCTION: Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God in the N.T. He is called that because of the sacrificial lamb in the O.T. In the N.T. He is the Sacrificial Lamb that takes away the sin of the world. Joh 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. (KJV)
Jesus taught His disciples that He came to the earth to give Himself a ransom for all lost souls. Mt 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (KJV)
There are 27 references in the book of Revelation concerning the Lamb of God. Each of them picture the Lamb holy, majestic, and connected with the throne of God. Re 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. (KJV)
I. THE LAMB IS BECKONING.
A. The Lord Referred To Himself As The One Who Would Bring Eternal Life.
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (KJV)
Lu 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. (KJV)
B. The Lord Is Continually Beckoning For Sinners To Come To Salvation.
Joh 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (KJV)
“Almost persuaded,” come, come today;
“Almost persuaded,” turn not away;
Jesus invites you here,
Angels are lingering near
Prayers rise from hearts so dear;
O wanderer, come!
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me;
See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,
Watching for you and for me.
C. The Lamb Is Given As A Sacrifice For The Sins Of Man.
Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; (KJV) Sin has always been dealt with by sacrifice. God requires that all sin be removed by a sacrifice. The Lord Jesus made that sacrifice once and for all on the cross.
Abraham and Isaac on Mt. Moriah picture the sacrifice of the Lamb of God on the Cross.
The Lord’s Supper pictures the same sacrifice. His body was broken, and his blood was shed, as represented by the bread and wine. (Juice)
Every time you hear a Gospel song, hear a Scripture read, or you hear a sermon preached the Lord is beckoning you to come to salvation.
II. THE LION IS BUSY. I Pet. 5:8.
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:(KJV)
Seeking whom he may devour. He can’t devour everyone. Only those who are not protected by the blood of the Lamb, and who are faithfully following the word of the Lord. Isa 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;…. Who would be forming a weapon against you? Certainly not the Lord, not your friends. Only the devil or some of his people. As long as you keep your self protected within the shield of the blood of Christ, the wicked lion has no access to you.
The wild beasts always attacked the herds of sheep by going after the weak and the young first.
Jer 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant. (KJV)
A. He Is Devouring Our Homes.
1. Six of ten marriages fail in the US. Satan is responsible for all of these.
2. Children are being abused, kidnapped and murdered. Some are even being sold for pornography market. He lurks at every corner of the earth to grab and consume your children.
a. Through TV.
b. Through the internet.
c. Through the philosophies of society.
B. He Is Devouring Our Society.