Why a Lamb?

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Today I was listening to a podcast from Times Square Church. A lady named Lisa Camme shared her testimony. It was absolutely amazing! She is living proof of the power of God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness. The Lord saved her from a life of abuse, drugs, and homosexuality. At the end of her testimony, she shared something so incredibly powerful that it brought me to tears. And I want to share it with you today.

She asked this question: Why do we call Jesus the Lamb of God? Why not call Him the goat of God or the bull of God?

Why a lamb?

If a lamb and a serpent got into a fight, who do you think would win?

Well, here are some scientific facts that she shared in her testimony. It just might surprise you.

Did you know that lambs are the only four footed animals that can withstand venomous snake bites? For years, scientists used the blood of horses as antidotes against venomous snake bites. Then they discovered that the blood of lambs built up a tolerance for snake poison much faster.

To develop an antidote for snake bites, scientists mix a lamb’s blood with snake venom. The lamb’s blood doesn’t mix and agglutinate like other animal’s blood. There’s an extra protein in the lamb’s blood that actually causes it to get stronger when mixed with the snake venom. The lamb’s blood immediately starts to produce an antibody.

The lamb’s blood gets stronger!

Now let’s go to the cross. As Jesus, the Lamb of God, was being crucified, 39 times he was beaten with whips, 39 venomous bites from the serpent, and the Lamb got stronger.

Another strike–the crown of thorns, and the Lamb got stronger.

They nailed His hands to the cross, and the Lamb got stronger.

Two more nails were driven into his feet, and the Lamb got stronger.

Then Jesus cried out, “It is Finished.”

The Lamb won! He defeated death! He defeated sin! He defeated Satan! 

That is the power of the Lamb!

 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:13-15

I am attaching Lisa Camme’s testimony, “The Power of the Blood of Jesus,” to the blog if you want to listen. I highly recommend it. I promise, it will be worth every second of your time. Click on the title above and then it will take you to the blog where you can click on the link and listen.

http://www.tscnyc.org/media_center.php?pg=sermons&spg=evangelistic&ocl=ev&ma=47612&size=audio

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