In the Old Testament we have the type of the people of Israel being delivered out of Egypt(Exo. 12) – before God delivered them, they received specific instructions regarding how to prepare the Passover lamb. They had to kill the lamb and put the blood on the door posts and then they had to roast the lamb and eat it, the entire lamb! This morning I particularly enjoyed the fact that Christ was not just “roasted on the cross by God’s judgement” for our sins, but He also became our life supply for us to accomplish God’s economy! On the one hand, the blood of Christ the Lamb of God is being applied to us so that God would not judge us, and on the other hand we eat Christ as the Lamb of God for our life supply! Christ as the Lamb of God has redeemed us from our sins and has brought us back to God; now He is also the Lamb of God for us to eat, enjoy, and be supplied, so that we may accomplish God’s economy! This is God’s full salvation – God’s judicial redemption(Christ died on the cross for our redemption, and we need to apply His precious blood by faith) and God’s organic salvation(we are now saved in His life by eating Christ as the Lamb of God and taking Christ in). We can see God’s full salvation in a nutshell in Rom. 5:10,
For if we, being enemies, were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more we will be saved in His life, having been reconciled.
On the judicial side the blood of Christ needs to be applied to our being so that we may be reconciled to God and so that God’s need would be met. On the organic side Christ is our food and our drink for us to be now much more saved in His life! The Lord Jesus said many times in the Gospel of John that His flesh is real food and His blood is real drink – His life is real food and real drink! The Gospel of John reveals that the blood of Christ redeems and the life of Christ supplies. Praise the Lord, we have the blood of the Lamb for redemption and the flesh of the Lamb for the supply of life! Today we can come and enjoy the Lord and be saved much more in His life! Through His death on the cross He paid the price to redeem us and reconcile us back to God. Now that we have been reconciled, we need to be much more saved in His life! By eating the Passover Lamb, the people of Israel were strengthened and supplied to get out of Egypt(out of the world) and go towards the destination – to have a feast with God in the wilderness. Through our eating the Lord – the all-inclusive Christ as our food supply – we are being also strengthened and supplied to get out of the world and accomplish God’s economy! [sharing inspired from the Life-Study of Exodus and the Crystallization-Study of Isaiah(2), msg. 6] [Read this portion also in Spanish / Puede leer esta porción también en español, ¡La sangre de Cristo es para nuestra redención y Su carne/Su vida es para nuestro suministro de vida!]
Thank You Lord for Your death on the cross for us! Thank You for being the Lamb of God dying for our sins! You redeemed us and You reconciled us through Your all-inclusive death on the cross! Now much more we can be saved in Your life! Lord, save us more today! We want to come to You and apply the blood to our being – and we want to also eat You! Lord, You are our real food and our real drink! You are the bread of life, the living bread, and the life-giving food! Keep us eating You today! We praise You, Lord, for Your full salvation!