on the Lamb
The same Passover lamb that was slain and its blood smeared on
the doorpost and the lintel in the Jewish home was the lamb that the people ate for the
journey out of Egypt (Ex. 12:11, 46).
Everything the people needed for life that night was provided by the
substitutionary lamb. The blood of the lamb covered their sins. The lamb gave his blood to
redeem them, and he gave his life for them to eat and be nourished for the journey (Ex.
12:1-14). They lived their redeemed life out of the life of the lamb. They lived in the
strength provided by the lamb. The Passover lamb became their nourishment for the journey
in the night.
The Christian life is lived on the life of the Lamb of God.
We are never ready to start the journey in the Christian life until
we feast upon the lamb God has provided. We go about trying to live the spiritual life in
the energy of the flesh. It will not work; it never has worked. Life in the energy of the
flesh will die. God puts His life in us, and we must feast upon the Lamb of God to sustain
His life in us.
God imparts His life to us and He will live it through us (Rom.
5:10). Jesus said, He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life
(John 6:54). We have Gods life by appropriating the Lamb of God (John 6:27).
Everything is centered on Jesus Christ. He is all we ever need for this new life in
Christ. The only life that pleases God is His life and the life of His Son.
The Christian life is Jesus living His life in you, through you, and
as you. It must always be His life flowing through us. How can this man give us His
flesh to eat? It is spiritual appropriation of Christ by faith. I live, yet
not I; Christ lives in me. Christ in you is the hope of glory. For
me, to live is Christ. Who is the one living? Christ. But whom do you see when you
look at Him? You and me. He is in us living His life as us.
Just as Christ let the Father live His life through Him (John 4:34),
so we too must allow Him permission to live His life in and through us. We must learn to
live out of the resources of His life.
Jesus Christ has entered a vital union with us. His Spirit is joined
to our spirit. In the spiritual reality He resides with us. We are vessels, clay pots made
available to Him.
Jesus is the Bread of Life, and only He can satisfy the deepest needs
of the soul. There is no need that you have that He cannot satisfy. He said, I am
the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live
forever; and the bread also which I shall give for the life of the world
is My flesh" (John 6:51).
Jesus died for our sins as the Lamb of God, and in His resurrection
life we now have His life. In His righteousness we are now reckoned righteous in the sight
of a holy God.
Are you feeding on the Lamb of God? It must be personal. Only you can
do it. Jesus is our daily bread and we must feast upon Him everyday. He alone satisfies.
You must eat to live.
How do you feed upon the Lamb of God? It means to believe on Jesus
and commit your life to Him. By faith you take Jesus into yourself so that He becomes a
part of you, and you of Him. To know Jesus Christ is to have eternal life. It is a
relationship with a person, the Son of God.
Is Jesus Christ as real to you spiritually as something you can
taste? Is He as much a part of you as the food you eat? Are you going to Jesus daily and
drawing upon His abundance? He gives His food in abundance. He never stops giving until we
stop asking. If we are poor, hungry, weak and tired spiritually it is because we do not go
to the Lamb of God and feed upon Him daily. Have you asked Him to supply your every need?
He will fill your empty vessel with Himself and His sustenance. He is the all-sufficient
Lamb of God.
We eat Him daily by committing ourselves to Him a fresh each day.
Lord Jesus, this day belongs to you. Here is my life, Come live your life in and
through me. What began at conversion when we put our trust in Christ as our Savior
continues throughout this life and in eternity.
Eternal life is Gods life, and it is without end because He is
without end. We have entered into a life transforming union with Christ. Whoever
eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in me, and I in him. We are joined to
Jesus and He to us spiritually. We have received His life and we are to keep on receiving
it in increasing abundance throughout eternity. God has promised to keep on enlarging our
spiritual life until Christ is reproduced in all His fullness in us.
As we feed upon Christ daily we receive strength for living the
abundant life. The only way we can live is by feeding upon Him. We draw upon His power and
nourishment. I live by faith in the Son of God (Gal. 2:20b).
Jesus imparts and sustains the kind of life that will continue
forever. You will never exhaust Him in this life or in eternity. We grow spiritually in
our living relationship with Christ by feeding upon Him day by day. He will satisfy all
your spiritual needs if you will come to Him daily. Go ahead and ask Him, Lord, give
me your spiritual bread that comes down from heaven today. That is the only way to
grow spiritually. Draw from the fullness of His presence moment by moment.
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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