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He Didn’t Know Anything About Sin.

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He Didn’t Know Anything About Sin.

 

The little lamb watched as the two men approached. He continued to graze as they slowly walked among the flock and took a long time looking at each lamb with a critical eye.

He hadn’t been around humans very much. He knew little of them. He had no understanding of their nature. They were different from him. They were bold, loud, and they made him uneasy. He was a just a lamb.

As a lamb, all he had ever known was the peace of the morning sun, and the gentle breeze of the afternoon as he napped. He enjoyed the lush green grass of the pasture and the cool still waters of the little brook. He even liked the evening dew on his back. But, he knew nothing of anything else.

  • the_lambHe didn’t know anything about sin.
  • He knew nothing of shame or condemnation.
  • He didn’t know the meaning of stealing or robbing.
  • He knew nothing about hatred, or bitterness.
  • He didn’t know about addictions or substance abuse.
  • He knew nothing of impurity or immorality.
  • He didn’t know about lying or deception.
  • He knew nothing about not honoring his father or mother.
  • He didn’t know about idols or graven images.
  • He knew nothing of coveting or lust.
  • He didn’t know about jealousy or strife.
  • He knew nothing about sin.

 

He watched as their eyes focused on him. Soon, the older one reached down and held him while the younger began to examine him.

The lamb stood silently still as a hand rubbed down his backbone.

“Perfect,” the younger man said.

 

The hand ran down his front leg as the man continued his commentary.

“He’s not bow-legged, or knock-kneed. He’s not splayed or pigeon-toed.

“He’s perfect!” The younger man said again.

 

Then firm hands held him still as the men critically examined his head.

“Perfect,” the old man said.

 

They looked at his ears, and their placement on his head.

They looked into his eyes, to see if he was wall-eyed, bug-eyed, cross-eyed, blind, or injured.

They also examined his eyelids to see if they worked properly.

“Every thing looks perfect on his head too,” the old man said.

 

Then, the hands rubbed down his nose, checking for bumps, lumps or dips, before pulling his lips apart to look into his mouth. They looked at his teeth placement and checked for any abnormality.

“Check him for a over bite or under bite,” the old man said.

The lamb felt the hands turn his head sideways as the two examined his jaw.

“He’s Perfect,” the younger man said.

 

“Let’s check him for scars, or scratches.” The young man suggested.

Hands slowly examined his back, sides and legs through the wool.

“He perfect!” the younger man said again.

 

“Does he have scabies, or eczema?

Oh, and check his conformation again, and look once again for any other deformity.” The older man ordered.

When the examination was finished, the older man turned to his son and became serious.

“When you go to the priest today seeking forgiveness for your sins, it will not be you, that the priest examines. He will only examine the lamb. As much as I love you son, you can’t pass inspection. Neither can I.

“If the lamb is perfect, then we are forgiven! Only the blood of a perfect lamb will cover our sins. Just like in the Garden when a perfect lamb was slain for the sins of Adam and Eve.

 

“Now, this lamb is perfect, so take it to the priest and your sins will be forgiven. You have found the perfect lamb.”

The young man picked up the lamb, held it carefully in his arms as he walked towards the Tabernacle.

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Old Testament – The Only Way To Remit Sin Was By The Blood Of The Lamb.

Exodus 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

 

New Testament – The Only Way To Remit Sin Was By The Blood Of The Lamb.

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.

 

1Pet 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

1Pet 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

 

Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

 

Today – The Only Way To Remit Sin Is By The Blood Of The Lamb.

How Does This Story Apply To My Life Today?

Only the blood of the Lamb of God can cover our sins. That happens when we are baptized and the name of Jesus is called over us in obedience to Acts 2:38!  (Just like everyone in the New Testament Church was baptized.)

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Are Your Sins Remitted?

 

1. If not, and you would like a Home Bible Study in your home, please let me know. I will be happy to assist you.

2. Also, It would be my honor to direct you to a great Apostolic church near you!

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

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  1. This was exactly what I was just praying about tonight! Thank you for obeying God!

    Daphne

    December 20, 2012 at 12:09 am

  2. What an awesome message! I’m so glad “The Lamb” came down from glory to take away my sins! ♫ “. . . it will never lose it’s power.”

    Brian Enochs

    December 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

  3. AMEN AND AMEN!

    Dean Godair

    December 23, 2012 at 8:35 am

  4. “The Blood is applied at baptism” I love it elder! It blows me away that anyone could see it different. It takes a revelation to understand some things about God I know, but its just so plain, you get His Blood when you go down in His name. Simple as that.

    J.A. Perez

    December 30, 2012 at 2:56 am

  5. Bro Ballestero, With your permission I would love to use “Examine the Lamb” in our church bulletin giving credit to you, of course. Please let me know. Thank you!

    roseoh2013

    January 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm


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