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Yoked with the Lamb

There is a God-Man in heaven, and He is glorified. He was always a sinless Lamb. And this is why a number of times when Scripture describes the Lamb, it describes Christ with His wounds.

There is a sense that every person who follows Jesus has some wounds because of suffering because they have taken on the spirit of the Lamb. In Romans 8:36, we are all like Him, "accounted as sheep for the slaughter." In other words, we also have been placed on the earth to bear wounds for others.

But, thank God, Romans 8:37 says that "in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." This means that through our right decisions to obey the Word, the spirit of the Lamb in us conquers the spirit of evil.

When we yoke up with Jesus Christ, we are yoked up with the Lamb. That is why Jesus said in Matthew 11:30 that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

The animal that bore the wood for Abraham's sacrifice was freed of its burden. The wood was taken off the animal and placed on the altar. The animal was free to go home, free to roam with no burden to carry anymore.

Our yoke is not with a lion or a beast of burden. We are yoked with Christ, the Lamb of God. We are free.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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