THE BIBLE IN OUR HANDS (11)

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5

LIGHT FOR NOW: One of the safest ways to arrive at right bible interpretation is to observe scriptures critically and carefully.

In giving a clearer explanation of that statement, we read through the subsequent verses (Revelation 5:6, 8, 12 and 13) and we discovered that Jesus was consistently being referred to as a lamb; the Lamb of God slain. And this, on his own obeys a corroboration law called the law of emphatic mention. Meaning, by the rule of interpretation, using a lamb to describe Jesus is very correct. For more emphatic reference, in verse 1 of chapter 6 of Revelation, the writer says, “And I saw when the lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it where the noise of thunder, one of the beasts saying, come and see”. In Revelation 7:17, the writer echoes, “For the lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”

To even take this further, we have another reference of this word “lamb” used by John the Baptist for Jesus, it reads “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”. Peter also used the word in his epistle, it reads “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1Peter 1:19). Observe how Peter puts it. He used the term “as of a lamb” which is a figure of speech (a simile). He was not calling Jesus a lamb, but he used the term to describe Jesus’ sacrifice for sin. He describes him as one with no sin but who gave himself up for sin. Jesus, the Lamb of God! Hallelujah!!!

INSTRUCTION: Observe as you study.

PRAYER: The eyes of my understanding are enlightened, in Jesus Name. Amen.

QUOTE: Careful observation of scriptures births right bible interpretation.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 1 EVENING: 1PETER CHAPTER 1

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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