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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Lamb Slain from the Foundation of the World
    All who dwell on the earth will worship him,
    whose names have not been written in the Book of Life
    of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Revelation 13:8
    As Israel faced the first Passover, “Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, ‘Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families’” (Exodus 12:21). Each father placed his hands on the head of the lamb to confess the sins of each family member. Their sins were transferred to the lamb, and then the lamb was killed; the lamb died instead of the family. Jesus was “the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Since Jesus is called “God’s Lamb,” this suggests God sent His Lamb—His Son—to die for the sin of the world. He is the Lamb Slain from the Foundation of the World.
    Lord Jesus, thank You for dying for the world, but thank You most of all for dying for me.
    It was a historical event when God’s Son died on the cross. But God doesn’t have a calendar and He doesn’t keep time as humans keep time. God is eternal, without time. He has always loved us and always planned to give His son to die for our sins. Jesus is the Lamb Slain from the Foundation of the World. At another place, the Bible reminds us, “You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, . . . but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb . . .foreordained before the foundation of the world but was manifest in these last times for you” (1 Peter 1:18-20).
    Lord Jesus, thank You for planning my salvation from the foundation of the world. Thank You for coming to die on a cross for me. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Isaiah 53:1-7
    The sacrifice of Jesus was planned in ages past but was accomplished on the cross.