Cheryl Emborg – The Lamb – Brisbane Convention, Queensland, Australia – 2017

I was thinking of some pictures of Jesus and sometimes pictures become obsolete, and these pictures of Jesus and what we see here in the Bible will take us right through into eternity and every generation. And I was reading through Hebrews 11 yesterday and today and those pictures will never change and will never grow old and we need to love them. And some of them I think of often and to keep them in my view and in focus.


John 1:45, “Phillip findeth Nathanial and saith unto him, ‘We have found him, of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did right, Jesus of Nazareth the son of Joseph.’” This is a Scriptural Lamb, the Lamb of God and it is so special. We read at the end of that verse about Jesus the son of Joseph and they did not see him as a Son of God but they saw him as a carpenter’s son. And they had not learnt the spiritual Lamb was in their midst. Moses recognised him as the Lamb of God and Isaiah said that He would be born to a virgin. And Jesus said at one time have ye not read and we wouldn’t want to be asked have you read. People love to read the scripture and I like what it says in Revelations 3 blessed is he that readeth, and it doesn’t say blessed are those that understand all about Revelations.


We love to read about the Lamb, we have heard a lot about the blood of the Lamb. Many pictures we want to look at often and we want them to be fresh in our mind and we want to know them. We have found him the Scriptural Lamb, the one the Bible teaches us about. There was a lady and she has gone now, and I loved to hear her testimony and she was a lady that was searching and wanting truth, and she was a lady that was searching the Scriptures and she was reading the Scriptures and this is the part I remember most about her testimony. And she said, “When I had found the ministry, I knew I had found the truth,” and she found the Scriptural Lamb and she learned what Jesus taught and how He lived and she found the ones who followed the Scriptural Lamb. We are thankful we have found the Scriptural Lamb, also.


And in verse 36, Andrew found the walking Lamb, “And looking upon Jesus as He walked, he saith, ‘Behold the Lamb of God.’” And the two disciples went with him and found the walking Lamb, and not only did they find the walking Lamb, but they walked with the Lamb. And it is not only our privilege today to see the walking Lamb and how He walked and how we walk and we have the privilege of walking with Him. I was with my co-worker and she knew the area and she looked up and saw a lady walking and she was so far away you could not see who she was or her features and you could not hear her voice. And my co-worker said, “She walks like a lady I know.” And when we got quite close to her, she was who my co-worker thought she was. And she was known by her walk. I like a story a sister worker in the eastern country tells us and a man said to her, “You are an American.” She said, “How do you know?” He said, “I can tell by your walk because you walk free.” I wonder can we walk free in this world if we are not sinners, all because of the walking Lamb and the spiritual Lamb and the Lamb that died for us.


And as they walked with Jesus, Jesus led them up the mount and they heard Matthew 5,6 and 7 and Jesus led them to high ground and to a high thinking and to a place where it not only affected the head but also their heart. And it has been said that you should love thy neighbour and Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for them,” and if we love Jesus, we will walk with a higher standard and higher thinking and higher than this world. And I heard why we should love someone and it is because the walking Lamb showed us how we should love as He had loved and even the love he loved Judas with.


And when they saw Jesus walking on the sea they could see that they can walk and be above experiences and even the rough seas they could walk above it. Jesus never promised to save them from the rough seas or the rough experiences. Jesus taught us because of the Lamb we could rise above them and we can walk above them because we are helped from above.


And we read of the sacrificial lamb in verse 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.’” And we heard of the Lamb that gave Himself for us. The picture has not changed since Genesis and the Lamb remains the same. I love the thought concerning the blood of Jesus and the cross and the sacrificial lamb. And someone asked a sister worker one time that it must be nice to come to the end of life and having been such a help to others and doing what you have had the privilege of doing and you know what she said, “My only hope is Calvary.” And that is where our hope is.


And in verse 48 we read about the ruling Lamb and Nathanial saw him as King and He must rule and He must reign in us. We have a hymn that says, “Reign over me Lord Jesus and keep Thy Heart my throne and it shall be Thine forevermore and I shall be Thine alone.” And we must have Him reigning in our lives and we must have this sacrificial Lamb.


There is just another little verse in Colossians 1:27 [the end], “which in Christ in you, the hope of glory.” And in Revelations, we see the death of the Lamb and we read of the blood of the Lamb and we must have this Lamb reigning within us and living within us and we are glad for the hope that He has given us today. Amen.