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Jesus the Lamb of God

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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November 17, 2021 7:00 am

Jesus the Lamb of God

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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November 17, 2021 7:00 am

In the Old Testament, people offered crops and sacrificed animals to make up for the things they’d done wrong. Join Dr. Tony Evans as he explains why the church gave up that practice and what replaced it. It's a look at what Jesus' sacrifice did for us and keeps doing for us.

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Loss Jesus Christ for every person all time. Dr. Tony says when the Lord died in our place more than your original home in the blood of Jesus Christ that saves you as you help you in the nasty celebrating faithfulness.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony had author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative in the Old Testament evil offered rock sacrificed animals to make up for the things that are done wrong will today. Dr. Evans explains why the church gave up the practice and what replaced it. Let's join John the Baptist gives us the name of Jesus. He said all the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the work that word the whole pay close attention.

This remove all distractions but will get back down God Jesus as the Lamb of God is a critical name because it speaks of his work. It speaks of the purpose for which he came.

When he called Jesus the Lamb of God and he will visit with the whole reason he is so animated the reason he is so forthright.

The reason is so excited about all is because Israel had been looking for this person for centuries they been waiting for the one was promised would address the issue of sin.

John the Baptist says the way the whole, the Lamb of God. Now appreciate why he's called the Lamb. We got to go back sin. They tried to fix the problem themselves because they sold together some leaves around themselves to cover themselves. The problem was there to comfort.

This was unacceptable to God that they didn't try to come up with the sewing single program is just that the selling of the leave did not satisfy the demand of God, so God had to slam animal himself and shed blood, in order to provide a covering for Adam and Eve that he himself would accept. He would not accept the covering offered he would only accept the covering. He provided this would lead to a sacrificial system throughout the whole Old Testament by which the right of God against sin could be assuaged. The centerpiece of this program went back to an event in exit is chapter 12 called the Passover, when Israel was leaving Egypt the last play was I going to take the life of the firstborn in every Egyptian home in order for you Israel to bypass what I'm getting ready to do to Asia you have to slay a lamb and shed blood. You are going to take the blood and painted on the doorpost of your house and when the angel comes over to slave the firstborn of these rebellious Egyptians when I see the blood, I will pass over you.

Exodus 12 verse 13.

In other words, the blue will of judgment based on God's justice when I see the blood now why the blood. Why couldn't the Lamb have a hot what what it have to be the blood what one of the principles of Scripture is the life of the flesh is in the blood. When you go to the doctor they go take a blood test and the reason they go to take a blood test is they can find out about your life through the blood they can look at deficiencies they can look for this event.

Do all that simply by the blood. If you dream and not your blood you've dreamed of your life for the life of the flesh is in the blood.

And since that is God's life principle for his human creation. He says there must be the shedding of blood in order to not just understand something about God, God is not really actual with his wrath upwards because the his wrath is tied to his justice and his justice as part of his nature so he has to respond to that which is outside of who we and therefore his wrath is a response to his justice.

But God doesn't prefer wrath, but he can't skip justice. So even though it doesn't prefer wrath because these jobs he has to exercise, but because he doesn't prefer it. He comes up with a means to avert it or bypass it in the Old Testament. He came up with a way to grow his wrath on a temporary basis. The temporary basis was through the slaying of the Lamb and the other sacrifices when I see the blood, I will accept that on the layaway plan did not remember when I used to be layaway back in the day, not too many stores do that in more layaway meant layaway that you couldn't afford to pay for it all right now. So you have to put a little this month in a little let mom let Mark we were that we have credit card like we do today in all that they were not going to trust you take that out the store and pay only okay so what they did was they would let you buy it but they would let you get it. So they held onto it. You pay them a little each month a little each month little each month until it's fully paid off big. You could claim it as your own, because it had been paid in full, but until full payment was made either you could not have what had been provided.

The Old Testament was God's layaway plan.

It never provided full payment for the problem of sin why the reason that the Old Testament could not provide for payment is because it was not an equal sacrifice. In other words, the man was the center, but the Lamb was the sacrifice and it had to be pulled to the nature of the one big sacrifice for so because it's a lamb but the man has the problem God could not make it an acceptable sacrifice so that's probably what problem number two is the reason why had to be temporary is because there was no other man who qualified to be the sacrifice because every other man was as messed up as were so they needed a substitute and they needed their own Lamb so they couldn't help you because they needed something to help them. The land had to be given without spot or blemish network that would be a perfect Lamb could be disease. The could have anything wrong with it because it had to be acceptable to the provider so the Old Testament there was a temporary system put in place to keep God's wrath from being expressed to his people because of their sin through the sacrificial system. The book of Hebrews, which is a book written about all of this says over and over again that the Old Testament sacrifices could not solve the problem of dealing with sin in Hebrews chapter 10 verses 1 to 14 Hebrews chapter 9 verses 11 to 14. She says those sacrifices could not fix the problem of sin. All they could do would be good to lay the judgment for sin.

So every year the high priest would go on the day of atonement into the holy of holies to sacrifice and then the people on a regular basis would offer their own Lamb for their sin so that God's judgment would bypass so that is the Old Testament system Old Testament system. Look forward to the day when God would provide a permanent solution to the problem of sin by having an acceptable sacrifice.

This sacrifice or lamb was for the purpose here is the substitutionary atonement sin. Again, the substitutionary atonement. God must judge sin. We all sin. We are all in the judgment said again, God must judge sin. We all sin, so we are under judgment. We don't all sin to the same degree we don't all sin same way. But when you're dealing with perfection matter what your picks in a medium 7-Up or typing center because perfection a lot of people around and say well I keep the 10 Commandments was not what you just broke one to July but let's skip that you say I keep the 10 Commandments. Let's say you're hanging over on the chain with 10 links and how many legs have to break before you fall break all tell you to break one broke all 10. Could you phone off the cliff God standard is so high that only perfection will mediate so the whole Old Testament anticipated through the lands that they were slaying the time when God would provide this perfect Lamb, Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more on the Lamb of God first.

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People don't miss having because of their sin.

Why, because Jesus paid it all. His last words on the cross where it is finish last time.

That means full when nonbelievers are judged in Revelation chapter 20 that sends the never brought up not because they haven't sin because the sin was painful.

The private room is all the same have been paid for. They do not possess eternal life. For God so love the world he gave his only begotten son that is bigger than him should not perish but have everlasting life. See what's missing is like let's say I buy you a brand-new, it's a brand-new God, but for the sake of segment illustration I buy you a brand-new car despite a brand-new I let you know this call is totally paid for and it's available for you to take me a fool to start sending your monthly payments.

You would be out of your mind all the reasons to raise as you would you would send in monthly payments. One, because you didn't believe me or to you. I'm willing to accept my gift but the reason has nothing to do with what I paid for or not, chose to pay for it paid in full license it has all been competent but just because it's plate for Dudley Drive, just because it's paid for. Doesn't mean you're benefiting from it. You have to receive what is paid for in order to benefit from the payment that has been made it your birthday and I bring you a present that I paid for, but you choose not to accept the present has nothing to do with the payment. The payment has already been made but has everything to do with whether you get to benefit from whatever I purchased so it's possible to have since played for people not benefit from the payment so I just want to get this straight people don't go to hell because they said sin has been playful. They don't go to heaven because they have not responded in faith to the one who paid for in order to receive the gift that was paid for, which is designed to give him eternal life to that's why the gospel is good news the gospel of the gospel is the gospel is a good reason why we should tell people about Christ as the good nose is that but I don't have to pay all the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world that God can now offer the whole world eternal life not having to fix your sin to get say that price was already pay you have to accept the Savior so that he can now give you eternal life policeman in France became a substitutionary atonement.

He offered to go and when the terrorists took over this place with with 50 or so hostages and he says I will go in if you let one of the ladies, I will take her place. The officer went inside and they let the lady out there was an exchange.

The lady was being controlled by a terrorist but that was a substitute. The policeman offered to substitute himself for the terrorist that was holding her hostage and the terrorist letter go the terrorists killed the police he killed the substitute. The substitute may be is no way in the world that this woman that has now been set free because somebody voluntarily substituted that life for her that she should go out and live in a way that a grateful my father substitute she would be the substitute that gave her a reason for living. All the rest of the day. It was death on the cross that when you really understand what you accomplish should affect you living the rest of your life. That's why I love what Revelation Revelation chapter 12 verse 11 it says and they overcame him, by the power of positive thinking and overcome them by physical strength that Innova, but who they knew and how much money they have says they overcame him by the blood why because the blood has let them explain what happened on the cross Jesus not only pay for your sin broke the authority of Satan.

Okay listen to me now not only died for your sins. He didn't do that. But the Bible says he broke the power of Satan that you hear sermons about Friday sermons about Sunday early morning he rose from the dead, but you get enough preaching about sanity.

He was a big day he died on Friday he rose on Sunday, but the Bible says he went to hell. 329 the ground so between and resurrection he was preaching a victory certain was in charge of the devil will the devil can all now is to trick you. That's why saw the great deceiver to trick you into thinking you don't have enough power in the main way to get you to forget about the blood get you to forget about the blood and the blood is the only thing that breaks his back and you don't remember to utilize the blood from sandwich Dr. Evans will return in just a moment with some encouragement to close out our time together today. In the meantime though if you'd like to have a copy of today's message to reviewing your own or to pass along to a friend.

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Jesus, the Lamb of God. Better yet, get this message as a part of Tony's current teaching series encountering Jesus names right now for a limited time you can get all 11 messages in this powerful series is her gift along with the experiencing Israel book I told you about earlier all an appreciation for your generous contribution to help us keep this program coming your way, resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 to make the arrangements it's open around the clock again, dial 1-800-800-3222 or get all the details and instantly make the arrangements people whose parents came from different places in the world sometimes say their part. This in part that but no matter how many parts they list the only add up to 100% tomorrow.

Dr. Evans will explain why that limitation doesn't apply to Jesus I hope will be with us right now though he's back with some final encouragement for us all. All you get up in the morning and I just want to tell you before my day the hall, the Lamb of God. Now all you come back the day that is. I the alternative hundred 20 celebrating 40 years of generous contributions of listeners like you

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