THE BREAKING IN OF THE KINGDOM- BEHOLD THE LAMB
I taught yesterday in San Antonio- BEHOLD THE LAMB
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Ok- I am going to try and segue into the fulfilment of the promises that we have been covering for the last few months
The appearing of Christ- what we call The Advent- which we celebrate at this time of the year [December 25th].
Jesus comes into the world- thru a Virgin- Mary.
If you read the Prophetic Praise/prayer of Mary- found in Luke- you see the Hope of Israel- for the coming of a deliverer who would save the people of God from their oppressors [remember what I said- in the videos- about Christ/Messiah- like the judges of the Old Testament- they came to deliver the people from oppressive rule].
We call this prayer of Mary- ‘Mary’s Magnificat’ [Latin for ‘my soul magnifies the Lord’]- she is the chosen one- to have the promised child.
The prophet Malachi spoke about a Forerunner- one who would come before Christ-
The bible refers to him as Elijah- who would prepare the way for Christ.
Jesus tells us that John the Baptist was the fulfillment of this prophecy.
John makes the great declaration ‘Behold- the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world’.
REPENT- AND BE BAPTIZED- ALL OF YOU
John’s ministry was- well- rough.
Jesus said ‘what did you go out to see- some timid guy dressed in expensive clothes? No- but a prophet- and more than a prophet- this is the one spoken about who would prepare the way’ [these are my own paraphrases- I’m writing them ‘on the fly’- when I do this I’ll try and copy the exact verse at the bottom].
It’s significant that John- In his first prophetic announcement of Christ- ‘sees’ a LAMB.
Remember what I said when teaching the book of Revelation- that the apostle John [not the same John] also saw a LAMB [They were both functioning in a prophetic/apostolic role when they made these proclamations- remember what I said in our videos? How the church is a spiritual temple- built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets- meaning their teaching- the things God revealed to them- so they SEE Jesus as the Lamb- because this kingdom will be established on the Death and resurrection of Christ- note in the scriptures I pasted at the bottom- How the Lamb is ‘the light’ of this city- how the revelation [understanding] of Jesus as the final Lamb sacrifice is indeed the foundation that the Apostles/Prophets built the church upon]
Luke 1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Luke 1:48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Luke 1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Luke 1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Luke 1:52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
Luke 1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away
[just a note here- this becomes one of the major themes in the ministry of Jesus- and the Apostles- especially James letter[ not the apostle- but the brother of Jesus- who was the main leader at the Jerusalem church- read about him in Acts 15]. The rich are often contrasted with the poor- and in a negative light. I could give many scriptures on this. The point being that in today’s Protestant world- there is a focus on wealth- the obtaining of it- yet- a careful reading of the New Testament does not follow this very popular line of thought- and we already see this in this prophetic proclamation of Mary].
Luke 1:54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
Luke 1:55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. Malachi 4:5-6
Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see ? A reed shaken with the wind? 8 But what went ye out for to see ? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold , they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9 But what went ye out for to see ? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he, of whom it is written , Behold , I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence , and the violent take it by force . 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come . 15 He that hath ears to hear , let him hear Matthew 11
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith , Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29
And looking upon Jesus as he walked , he saith , Behold the Lamb of God! John 1:36
And I beheld , and, lo , in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain , having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. Revelation 5:6
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying , Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints
And he saith unto me, Write , Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of theLamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Rev 21:23
NOTE- The proclamation of John ‘Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world’- In Latin the term is Agnus Dei- as a boy we sung this hymn in Catholic church ‘Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world- have mercy on us’.
[Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.- this is the full phrase in the Latin – taken from John’s declaration- where the Christian song/chant comes from]
NOTE- I could have done an entire post- just on the prophetic ministry of John- but I added these at the end so you could get a flavor of how the prophetic ministry does indeed speak ‘truth against power’- in the case of John- he not only proclaimed Christ- but in these verses you see how he challenged Herod- over sexual indiscretion- sleeping with his brother’s wife.
Now- as you read these verses- that’s actually what got him killed-
When John called people to repent- much of it had to do with the issue of lust- the disciples- and Jesus cast out ‘unclean spirits’-
I wanted to write a post on how the world is indeed polluted- by us!
One of the major snares- for sin- in the world today- is pumped into the nations- by the United States.
‘Wow- John- you are nuts’
Ok- lets talk a bit.
When I wrote on addiction recovery- from a Christian perspective- I honestly said I believe the root of addiction is lust.
When they executed Ted Bundy- he was going to give an interview [as well as Dahmer]- but- some in the media did not want him [as many other serial sex crime killers] to ‘mention’ the addiction to porn- and how in most of the cases of severe sex crimes- all around the world- this is indeed a major factor.
Why didn’t the media want to bring this up?
Many see it as a ‘freedom of speech’ issue [which is nuts] and many practice lust.
The U.S. is by far the number one country in the word who pumps porn into the nations.
Now- see an interesting thing here- the Muslim nations we fight- outlaw porn.
They do all they can to block it from the internet in their countries- but the reality is people in these nations do find ways to get around it- and still access it.
Now- these nations are fighting- hard- to block it- from us.
What’s our response- in a nutshell ‘we will never stop- it’s the number one money maker from on-line viewing- we produce the lions share of it- and tough- we will never stop blasting all nations with it’.
Ok- yet- it is also a major factor in all sex crimes in the world.
In revelation we read how ‘Babylon’ pollutes the whole world thru her fornications.
We do indeed do this- and if you understand the connection and how it’s the major factor of all sex crimes- in the world- you can see how when John the Baptist challenged Herod- over an unclean sex issue- that this was indeed a challenge that cut to the heart of sin- see?
And there followed another angel, saying , Babylon is fallen , is fallen , that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
And upon her forehead was a name written , MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying , Babylon the great is fallen , is fallen , and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying , Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come .
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying , Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all.
LISTEN CAREFULLY HERE- The number one connection to sex crimes across the globe- is indeed porn addiction.
The U.S. sees this as a ‘freedom of speech’ issue- and will not stop pumping it- into nations- who see it as a sin- because of religious conviction [Islam].
Yet- in the Christian bible- it is also a very serious sin-
Now- we pump the world with it- nonstop [you should look at the stats] and these countries simply can’t stop their people from feeding on it- no matter how hard they try and block it.
Look at what I just said carefully- in this one area- we are the world’s biggest contributors to ensnaring the world in this area- which the verses above talk about- how ‘the world is polluted by her fornications- she MADE all nations drink of her uncleanness’.
And the reason why the U.S. allows it- is varied- but the porn industry- is the biggest financial money maker- by far- for all on-line stuff.
Now you can see why Herod was mad about John- and he was so afraid of him- when Jesus came on the scene- he thought John came back from the dead!
1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying , Repent ye : for the kingdom of heaven is at hand . 3 For this is he that was spoken of by theprophet Esaias, saying , The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of theLord, make his paths straight. 4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and aleathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then went out to himJerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, 6 And were baptized of him inJordan, confessing their sins. 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come tohis baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from thewrath to come ? 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: 9 And think not to say withinyourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees:therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down , and cast into the fire. 11 Iindeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I,whose shoes I am not worthy to bear : he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 12Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into thegarner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
1 And it came to pass , when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, hedeparted thence to teach and to preach in their cities. 2 Now when John had heard in the prisonthe works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that shouldcome , or do we look for another? 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew Johnagain those things which ye do hear and see : 5 The blind receive their sight , and the lame walk , the lepers are cleansed , and the deaf hear , the dead are raised up , and the poor have the gospel preached to them . 6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. 7 And asthey departed , Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out intothe wilderness to see ? A reed shaken with the wind? 8 But what went ye out for to see ? A manclothed in soft raiment? behold , they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9 But what went ye out for to see ? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he, ofwhom it is written , Behold , I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy waybefore thee. 11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greaterthan he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven sufferethviolence , and the violent take it by force . 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied untilJohn. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come . 1 And it came to pass , when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, hedeparted thence to teach and to preach in their cities. 2 Now when John had heard in the prisonthe works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that shouldcome , or do we look for another? 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew Johnagain those things which ye do hear and see : 5 The blind receive their sight , and the lame walk , the lepers are cleansed , and the deaf hear , the dead are raised up , and the poor have the gospel preached to them . 6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. 7 And asthey departed , Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out intothe wilderness to see ? A reed shaken with the wind? 8 But what went ye out for to see ? A manclothed in soft raiment? behold , they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9 But what went ye out for to see ? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he, ofwhom it is written , Behold , I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy waybefore thee. 11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greaterthan he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven sufferethviolence , and the violent take it by force . 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied untilJohn. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come .
10 And hisdisciples asked him, saying , Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come ? 11 And Jesusanswered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come , and restore all things. 12 But I say untoyou, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever theylisted . Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. 13 Then the disciples understood thathe spake unto them of John the Baptist.
12 And they went out , and preached that men should repent . 13And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. 14And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said , That John theBaptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 15Others said , That it is Elias. And others said , That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. 16But when Herod heard thereof, he said , It is John, whom I beheaded : he is risen from the dead.17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison forHerodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. 18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. 19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel againsthim, and would have killed him; but she could not: 20 For Herod feared John, knowing that hewas a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, andheard him gladly. 21 And when a convenient day was come , that Herod on his birthday made asupper to his lords , high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; 22 And when the daughter of thesaid Herodias came in , and danced , and pleased Herod and them that sat with him , the kingsaid unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt , and I will give it thee. 23 And he swareunto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. 24 Andshe went forth , and said unto her mother, What shall I ask ? And she said , The head of John theBaptist. 25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked , saying , I will thatthou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. 26 And the king was exceedingsorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him , he would not reject her. 27And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought : and hewent and beheaded him in the prison, 28
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