Journey in the Word

Karen Ingrid Clark

Easter Hymn Study – Lamb of Glory

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Week One – Day 3 – Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Lamb of Glory (Steve Green) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1IZctxGmFA

Chorus

Precious Lamb of glory

Love’s most wondrous story

Heart of God’s redemption of man

Worship the Lamb of glory

Verse 1

Hear the story from God’s Word

That kings and priests and prophets heard

There would be a sacrifice

And blood would flow to pay sin’s price

Verse 2

On the cross God loved the world

While all the pow’rs of hell were hurled

No one there could understand

The One they saw was Christ the Lamb

 

John 1:29 English Standard Version (ESV)

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Revelation 5:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,  “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

O – Two contrasting images of Jesus Christ – the sacrificial lamb, and the Lamb who sits on the throne!  Christ was the sacrificial lamb, the perfect sacrifice, the only One who could pay for my sins.  But, He is also the Lamb who sits on the throne – receiving blessing, honor, glory, and might!

I looked this up and found two uses of the English word “lamb.”  One was found in John 1 – the idea of the sacrificial lamb, as in the OT sacrifices.  The other use was found in one instance in John, where Jesus told peter to “feed my lambs,” and all the references to the Lamb in the book of Revelation.  (over 20 of them!)  This use, with the exception of the conversation of Jesus and Peter, shows Jesus as the Lamb of God, with the majesty due Him BECAUSE of His sacrifice.

“The contrast lies in the manner in which Christ is presented in the two respects. The use of amnos points directly to the fact, the nature and character of His sacrifice; arnion (only in the Apocalypse) presents Him, on the ground, indeed, of His sacrifice, but in His acquired majesty, dignity, honor, authority and power.” (Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words)

I looked this up and found two uses of the English word “lamb.”  One was found in John 1 – the idea of the sacrificial lamb, as in the OT sacrifices.  The other use was found in one instance in John, where Jesus told peter to “feed my lambs,” and all the references to the Lamb in the book of Revelation.  (over 20 of them!)  This use, with the exception of the conversation of Jesus and Peter, shows Jesus as the Lamb of God, with the majesty due Him BECAUSE of His sacrifice.

In the song “Lamb of Glory”, we see both references to the lamb – “There would be a sacrifice And blood would flow to pay sin’s price” – the sacrificial lamb to pay for sin’s debt.  The other is seen in  the words “Heart of God’s redemption of man Worship the Lamb of glory.”

In either case, Jesus Christ is the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world – mine included!

A – What do I take away from this?   Today, I recognize and exalt Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away MY sin.  His death paid the price of the sacrifice.  He was the only One who could do this.  His perfect, sinless life paid the sacrifice for my sinful one.  But – He is also the Lamb of God who sits on the throne, equal with God, and honored with blessing, honor, and majesty – forever!  My due is to worship Him, to live for Him, to live in such a way to bring honor and glory to the One who sacrificed ALL for me!

P – Father God, I recognize Your Son as the Only One who could die for my sins, and pay the price of my sin.  Thank You for this provision, as I could not pay for my sins – only with my death.  Because of His death, I have life.  There are no words to express my thanks for this.  Father, give me the strength, and the desire, to live for You each day, with the knowledge of Christ’s sacrifice – and His standing with You – with blessing, honor, might, and majesty.

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