Jesus The Lion Lamb

Today we will be looking at ” Jesus the lion lamb ” from Revelation chapter 5 and the scroll with seven seals.

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Jesus The Lion Lamb

Scripture Reading – Revelation chapter 5

In Revelation 5:1 the One sitting on the throne, (God) has a scroll in His hand sealed with seven seals. The scroll itself contains the title-deed to the redemption of the earth, Israel, the church and the whole universe.

scrollGod’s plan and design to bless and to perfect in every way is so complete that there is NO MORE ROOM either inside or outside the scroll for anything to be added to his purposes! All these blessings are released to us through our lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the covenant he made with his own precious blood. Oh, may our eyes be opened to see more and more with spiritual vision the plans that God has for those that love him, ( 1 Corinthians 2:9).

In Revelation 5:2-4 we see that no one in heaven, on earth, or under the earth was worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. John “wept much because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.” No cherubim, no seraphim, no angel or man was found who could open God’s scroll and release his intended blessings on Israel, the church, the earth, to you, to me, to the universe. It would indeed be sad if none was found who was able to “ open the scroll”. But praise God, One has been found worthy! Only ONE has been found worthy! It is our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.  Jesus the lion lamb!  The message of the angel is ” weep not.  Dry your tears away.”

We and all men might well weep and all be wretched and sad if there was no Christ, no Lamb to overcome for us; no scroll with seven seals opened! But we do not need to weep. We can rejoice that God has released such a glorious destiny to each one of us through Jesus the lion lamb sacrificed for us on calvary!

We have so many, many blessings Amen.  God tells us who believe, ” Dry your tears away “.

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What is Water Baptism?

The primary facet of Christian baptism’s meaning is IDENTIFICATION with Christ. God ordained baptism as a key to how to live with Christ in His new life, within God’s kingdom having been saved from the evil kingdom of the satanic world system.   As soon as a person believes and puts their trust in The  Lord Jesus as saviour they enter into eternal life; as an individual, they are regenerated and given the free gift of eternal life ( John 3: 16, John 5:24).   

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Receiving eternal life then, as an individual believer is a personal matter.  God’s full salvation however,  is concerned with MORE THAN RECEIVING ETERNAL LIFE INDIVIDUALLY – It also involves a communal aspect.     God’s full salvation also involves coming out of one fellowship and kingdom and being placed by God into another kingdom.   As we continue we will see that salvation involves both  ENTERING INTO INDIVIDUAL ETERNAL LIFE  and  COMING OUT FROM THE SINFUL DOMAIN AND FELLOWSHIP OF SATAN’S KINGDOM

 In Baptism, The AUTHORITY OF THE NAME OF JESUS not only identifies the believer with the death of Christ, freeing him from the fellowship of the evil satanic world system – It also identifies the believer with Christ’s glorious and powerful resurrection, raising him or her with Christ into the new kingdom of The Lord Jesus!

 So we see that Salvation includes both a coming out of the evil world system and an entering in to the eternal life of God. 

How To Live With Christ

how to live with ChristIn Romans 6:3-4  the Apostle Paul puts the matter this way:

Romans 6:3-4  – Don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ were baptized into his death?  We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that  just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Buried through baptism into death

Paul introduces the thought of burial; he says that with Christ we have been buried through baptism into death. In the natural realm, a person dies first and then afterwards is buried. But Paul says that that we are first buried, and then we enter into death. According to the Bible, we, the believers, are buried into death with Christ and through baptism. Baptism is more than symbolism. It carries the authority of The Lord Jesus Christ and it is very powerful when linked with faith!

When a sinner repents and believes in the Lord Jesus, he or she should then immediately be baptized into Christ. To baptize this new believer into Christ is to put him into the death of Christ. When he is baptized, he is actually buried. This burial results in death to his or her old sinful nature. This is what it means to be buried with Christ through baptism into death.

Every person waiting for water baptism is a person in the process of dying. Through baptism such a person is put to death. Having been identified with Christ and with His death, he is immersed in water and is buried. Through baptism, he enters into the actual experience of death with Christ.

A NEW PERSON IN RESURRECTION 

This burial has a glorious consequence. As Christ was raised from among the dead through the glory of the Father, (Rom 6:5), we also may walk in newness of life. This indicates that after baptism we become a new person in resurrection. When we are immersed in the water, we enter into death. But when we come out of the water, we enter into resurrection. We all need to have such a wonderful realization and understanding of baptism.

GROWING THROUGH BAPTISM

In Romans 6:5 Paul goes on to say, “For if we have grown together with Him in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection.” We have grown together with Christ in the likeness of his death, that is, in the baptism mentioned in verse 4. Now we see that we shall also grow in the likeness of His resurrection, that is, in the newness of life, also mentioned in verse 4. The important point is that to be baptized is to grow. One who has been baptized has grown in the likeness of Christ’s death and now is growing in the likeness of His resurrection.

Christian baptism is your personal identification with the greatest act of human history.  The greatest act in all history was the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Your guilt of sin  before God is removed the moment you trust in Christ.   Baptism is your personal testimony to, and the inward assurance of, your passage from the old life to the new life.  You died to your old life of sin as you identify with Christ’s death and you rise ‘ from the waters’ in resurrection newness of life with him!

Noah’s Flood –  Baptism That Saves

According to the writings of the apostle Peter the flood waters are a picture (type) of Christian baptism. Baptism in the mighty Name of Jesus and with his authority is powerful in translating a believer from the evil kingdom, society or realm of this sinful corrupt world system into the kingdom of out Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

1 Pet 3:18 to 22 Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,   by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,  who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine long-suffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. There is also an antitype ( ‘counterpart’ – Greek antityposwhich now saves us–baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ

ME, BAPTISING IN THE PHILIPPINES

ME, BAPTISING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Christian baptism is far more than just a symbol of our death with Christ and our being raised to new life in him. It contains the authority of the Name of Jesus Christ and a  powerful grace is given to the believer in baptism.  As the believer full of Christ’s presence and faith submits to the ordinance of baptism,  faith in the operation of God brings great blessing (Col 2:12).    The believers faith is not from himself; it is the gift of God (2 Pet 1:1).  The Lord who is the Author and Perfecter of  faith (Heb 12:2)  in baptism by  the faith produced by the operation of the living God brings the experience of  resurrection life to the believer.

Receiving eternal life is an individual matter.  As soon as a person believes the gospel and places their faith in Christ, in that instant they are eternally saved and receive the free gift of eternal life!  They will never perish, (John 3:16, John 5:24).  However God’s full and complete salvation involves is more than an individual matter.  It has a deeper collective perspective.  God’s full salvation involves coming out of the corrupt God-rejecting  world society and system; it involves coming out of that kingdom into a new kingdom.

The believer, in a genuine experience of baptism is translated out of the dominion, influence and power of the corrupt world system.  Just as Noah was delivered out of his evil society and landed in a new righteous realm – the believer, in baptism experiences the translation into God’s new kingdom society

baptism-beginning-of-a-new-life_0Watchman Nee has written these words: “Baptism is your emancipation from the world. It frees you from the brotherhood to which you once belonged. The world knew that you were one with it.  Now however, the moment you are baptized, it immediately becomes aware of the fact that you are finished with it. The friendship which you had maintained so many years has now come to an end. You were buried in the tomb, you terminated your course in the world.  Before baptism, you knew you had believed and received the free gift of eternal life.  After your baptism, you know you are saved out of this corrupt world system into God’s kingdom.   Everybody now recognizes that you are the Lord’s, and that you belong to Him.”  

“He that believes and is baptized shall be saved. ( Mark 16:16)”   Having believed and been baptized, it is now an open fact where one stands.  But with that inward reality, baptism puts one outside of the world and terminates the former relationship with the world. Baptism, therefore, is separation from the power and influence of the world, unto God.  This is Christian baptism’s meaning!

It is my prayer and hope that you have been blessed by this article.  Perhaps you would like to leave a comment on my blog.  Please do.   Or perhaps you would like to contact me from my CONTACT page and write concerning your understanding and personal experience of baptism.   If your thoughts and comments are good I may include them as a blog.  God bless you

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Jesus Christ is The Way the Truth and The Life

HELLO EVERYONE.  Welcome to my website. This website proclaims that Jesus Christ is The  Way,  The  Truth and The Life; here you will hear testimonies of Him  and his wonderful FREE saving grace and healing life.  The scriptures teach us clearly that OUR SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT. 

Preaching the cross of Christ. It is a wonderful free gift that has been bought for us by Jesus precious blood.   The New Testament book of  Ephesians tells us that….
” For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.  Not of works that no one should boast
(Ephesians 2: 8, 9 – New Testament Recovery Version 
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A TRUSTED NEW TESTAMENT TRANSLATION

Unless otherwise stated, in this website I will be using The New Testament Recovery Version  for New Testament scripture references

In my opinion The Recovery Version is a highly doctrinally accurate translation that is conservative and reliable.  It is similar in its style and  to the translation principles to versions such as the NASB and the ESV.  The Recovery Version seeks to present a ” literal” translation of the original Greek text and  I highly recommend it and often use it myself!


A  Little About Me
The batism in the Holt Spirit empowersMy name is Marcus Philpott.   I live in Norwich UK with my wife Lesley.  I am an older man, 76 years old; however I praise God he has kept me strong and youthful and given me strength to travel and proclaim Christ in Europe, The UK and in missions to the Philippines .  I have sought to master the Italian and Spanish languages so that I can reach Italy with the gospel, as well as much of Latin America. 

My Call from God and Baptism In The Holy Spirit

However, my REAL CALLING in life is as a preacher of the wonderful gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ; proclaiming the loveliness and majesty of His captivating Person and all he has done for us!   His call on my life and the powerful baptism in the Holy Spirit I received from him as a young man  has given me the preaching and teaching gift.   As a Christian bible teacher I have travel to poor regions of the world where I teach without charge and also take love gifts to poor, sick and struggling people.

Sent To A Beautiful People

Preaching to a beautiful peopleOver the past 11 years the Lord Jesus has given me the opportunity to proclaim that Jesus Christ is The Way, The  Truth and The Life in the Philippine Islands.    God has sent  me to a beautiful people who cheerfully struggle against often great hardships and poverty.  One such very poverty stricken region was Payatas.  Also, not long ago I held evangelistic and healing meetings in Almagro Island which is of the West Coast of Samar.  A wonderful company of young people from “Faith Tabernacle”, Calbayog,  traveled  with me to the Island to share in the ministry. They all faithfully did the work of intercessory prayer each day and also performed  AWESOME  Christian dance and drama each night before I preached.  Click the LINKS BELOW to go and see some of their dancing and singing.

YOUNG PEOPLE DANCING AND SINGING IN ALMAGRO ISLAND

JESUS PICKS THE BROKEN UP

MORE DANCE AND SONG FROM THE YOUTH 2 –  (SONG: Cant Live A Day Without You)

Preaching The Cross of Christ In The Philippines

Preaching the cross of Christ.In the Philippines, I preached the Wonderful Jesus Christ and His cross. As I preached the cross of Christ and the rich full salvation Jesus has to offer, night after night men , women and children with arms outstretched to heaven prayed for salvation and healing from the Lord Jesus.  They also sought baptism in the Holy Spirit.

PROCLAIMING CHRIST IN ALMAGRO – HIS MIGHTY VICTORY OVER SIN, DISEASE, AND THE GRAVE

 

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