The Lamb has Conquered
Perhaps you have never heard of the Moravians. Perhaps you wouldn’t be able to find Germany on a map let alone the little village of Herrnhut, but trust me, something came from this village that we as believers can do well to learn from. You see the moravians were a group of believers who experienced a genuine revival in their midst. It began with the Love of God being poured out, but moved into a lifestyle of prayer that kept prayer going twenty-four hours a day for over 100 years, and sent missionaries all over the Globe.
The Moravians had a slogan. It was the cry of their heart. “The Lamb has conquered. Let us follow Him.” It is a very simple seven word statement, but it is so powerful. Think about it. This weekend most of the churches around the world will be remembering the death, burial, and resurrection of Messiah. Today is Good Friday, the moment when He willingly hung on a cross; held in place by a few nails and a whole lot of Love.
Over the next couple of days we will remember how He died, and was buried. We will remember that for a brief moment in history Hope was Lost, because The plan of God looked a lot different than we expected, but then Sunday morning we will remember, and we will celebrate that Christ arose from the grave they had laid Him in.
His love for us was stronger than even to bonds of death itself. If you do not know this story, I urge you to read the gospel accounts. We have four unique perspectives in the Bible, those of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But in each one Christ willingly gives His life so that as John recorded in His Gospel.
“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.” John 17:20-23
The whole point of the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ is unity. He wants us to be like Him. He wants us to be united with Himself and the Father.
THE LAMB HAS CONQUERED. LET US FOLLOW HIM
The ultimate goal of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ was not a mere get out of hell free card, and an opportunity for us to celebrate. Though both of those things are important. It was at thins time that our messiah delivered us and gave us the invitation to follow His lead.
After He arose from the sleep of death, He spent some time giving final instructions to His disciples before He ascended back to His home in the Heavens. This was His final instruction according to the Gospel of Mark.
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.] [And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.]”
His final instructions to us were to follow His example and make disciples. Almost 2000 years ago, Messiah gave us this instruction. He made it possible with the seal of His blood and the Power of His Holy Spirit.
THE LAMB HAS CONQUERED. LET US FOLLOW HIM:
There is a verse Hidden in 2nd Corinthians that Exemplifies this thought to us.
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.” 2nd Corinthians 2:14-17
God always leads us in TRIUMPH through Jesus Christ, who is our messiah. There is an old saying I remember hearing in every competition “The Sweet Smell of Victory.” By His victory over Death, Hell, and the Grave, we have literally become That smell. We are victorious in Christ Jesus.
Because we have a Lamb who has conquered. Let us follow Him. Let us take up the message of the Gospel and the sweet smell of victory and carry it to the ends of the Earth. Let us be willing to go as far as we can to bring the message to people who have not received it, and to make the disciples that our Lamb has commissioned us for.
[P.S. I have a few more article that I have started, but with this being a very busy weekend, I am not certain anything else will be finished until Monday. So just in case I don’t publish any more articles this week. I hope you have a very blessed weekend and really celebrate the Lamb who has conquered and rejoice in the Life He has given you.]