Seed and Sacrifice


Children’s books that give the account of Noah and the ark he built, often depict the animals going into the ark two by two. Seldom do any of them make the distinction that there were seven pairs of clean beasts and the fowls of the air, both male and female, while there was only one pair of unclean beasts, both male and female that entered the ark.

Some speculate that it was for the sustenance of Noah and his family, but there is a fallacy in this conjecture as meat was not given unto man for food until after the flood (Genesis 9:4). So if the clean beasts and clean fowls were not for sustenance, why were they to be taken into the ark, in more numbers than the unclean ones.

The Bible says that God wanted the seed to be alive on the face of the earth (Genesis 7:3). It was also necessary to worship God by offering him a sacrifice, when the time was due (Genesis 4:3) and so if there was only pair of clean beasts and clean fowl in the ark, there would have been none left for the seed to be alive after they were sacrifice.

Having seven pairs of clean beasts ensured that even after a sacrifice was made (Genesis 8:20), there was still that kind of beast available for replenishing the earth to keep that seed alive.

Though the distinction of clean and unclean beasts was not given until the time of the Levitical law (Leviticus 11) during the time of Moses and Aaron, from Genesis 4:4 we see that God had certain expectations of what a sacrifice to him should be like – one like that of Abel and not as that of Cain.

Points to ponder:
God wants us his seed to be alive in Christ Jesus, the Ark of God, but he also expects us to worship him by sacrificing ourselves as a living sacrifice that is clean i.e., pleasing and acceptable unto the Lord (Romans 12:1-2). Would you consider your life clean? In other words, have you been washed by the shed blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ?

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully resting in his grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you washed in the blood, in the soul cleansing blood of the lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

If not, “Come now, and let us reason together,  says the Lord. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18).

Genesis 7:2-3 (KJV)
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Genesis 8:20 (KJV)
20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Jesus in the NT :: Matthew – Revelation


We have come to the end of our study of Jesus in the New Testament. Let’s recap what we have learned so far.

In summary, in:

  1. Matthew, Jesus is The Savior-King; the Sovereign King of kings.
  2. Mark, Jesus is The Servant-Savior!
  3. Luke, Jesus is the Son of man, which means He is the King of kings, with an indomitable indestructible kingdom, who first came to SEEK and to SAVE (heal) all who are lost (dead without God), and who will come with the clouds of heaven to be SERVED.
  4. John, Jesus is the Son of the Highest; the Most High God; The Only begotten Son of God.
  5. Acts, Jesus is not just the progenitor of the church, but also the power of the church.
  6. Romans, Jesus is the deliverer from death unto life; life abundant; life eternal.
  7. 1st Corinthians, Jesus Christ is the FOUNDATION, the foundation of love; love personified and nothing can separate us from that foundation.
  8. 2nd Corinthians, Jesus is the Ambassador of God to man; the hidden treasure in us, the jars of clay.
  9. Galatians, Jesus is the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.
  10. Ephesians, Jesus is the the armor of God that we ought to put on wholly.
  11. Philippians, Jesus is the HUMBLE one who is EXALTED over all other names; Jesus is a robber God.
  12. Colossians, Jesus is the Head of the body, the Hope of Glory, the image of the invisible God.
  13. 1 Thessalonians, Jesus is the source of salvation, the soon coming Faithful King, the one who preserves us and presents us as being Holistically Holy, in spirit, soul and body.
  14. 2 Thessalonians, Jesus is the one revealed from heaven who is coming to earth to be glorified and admired, who is the Lord of Peace, the PEACE GIVER.
  15. 1 Timothy, Jesus is the Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, The savior of the chief of sinners, of all sinners, the Mediator MAN, the King eternal and the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
  16. 2 Timothy, Jesus is the One in whom is the PROMISE of life, because He is the PROVISION Of life, the DEATH KILLER / Savior and the RIGHTEOUS Judge.
  17. Titus, Jesus is the Standard, our Savior & soon coming King in glory, who purifies us from ALL sin by making us CLEAN, NEW and RENEWED.
  18. Philemon, Jesus is not only a friend who sticks closer than a brother, but our brother, the gracious one, who makes us who are runaway slaves into sons of God.
  19. Hebrews, Jesus is destroyer of the devil, the deliverer from death and is BETTER than ALL (spiritual (angels), moses (physical), priests (religious) and law (legal)), He is the author and finisher of our FAITH.
  20. James, Jesus is the SOURCE of our faith, and the husbandman who will return for his harvest.
  21. 1st Peter, Jesus is the Governor Lord, the Master, the Bonding agent of marital relationships, the Head of the Church and the Suffering servant.
  22. 2nd Peter, Jesus is the Ultimate Giver (of Power, Provisions and Promises), the DELIVERER of the godly and DAMNER of the ungodly, the PARDONING and PATIENT Longsuffering Lord and the PUNISHER of the ungodly.
  23. 1st John, Jesus is LIGHT that dispels the darkness from our lives, the LOVE of GOD expressed and personified, and LIFE ETERNAL.
  24. 2nd John, Jesus is Lord, the Son of the Father and He is the doctrine of truth and love by whom we must Walk, lest we fall.
  25. 3rd John, Jesus is HOSPITABLE, He is the HELPER of those in need and the Model for HUMILITY.
  26. Jude, Jesus is the preserver and the reserver, the returning Lord and the one to whom is ascribed all glory, majesty, power, and dominion, both now and for ever more.
  27. Revelation, Jesus Christ is the LAMB OF GOD; The WORTHY Lamb (Revelation 5:5-9), The WRATHFUL Lamb (Revelation 6:16-17), The WARRIOR Lamb that overcomes (Revelation 7:14), The WEDDING Lamb that weds the Church (Revelation 19:9), The King of kings and the Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16) who is returning quickly to make all things new (Revelation 21:1).

Behold, Jesus Christ in the New Testament.

Now that we have come to see a glimpse of Jesus from the New Testament of the God inspired Scripture, let us count all things a loss (as dung) for the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ the Lord, and let us be found in him, not out of our own righteousness, but on the righteousness which is of God by faith and let us be made conformable unto his death, so that we may  attain the resurrection, pressing on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:7-14).

1 Peter 1:3-9 (KJV)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Jesus in the NT :: Revelation


The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the  New Testament (N.T).

Written by John, when he was exiled, in the Island of Patmos, this is the only book in the New Testament (N.T.) that is predominantly prophetic, talking about the events that are to happen in the future, from the time it was written.

Revelation 1:1 establishes that this is the revelation of Jesus Christ. The Greek title of this book is Apokalypsis Ioannou (The Revelation of John) while rightfully it should be Apokalypsis Iesou Christou (The Revelation of Jesus Christ). Revelation means “unveiling” or “disclosure” and this book unveils the Lord Jesus Christ.

In chapter 1 we are informed that this Revelation is of Jesus Christ and in chapter 22 we see Jesus as Christ the Lord. Chapters 2 & 3 are the Letters of the Lord to the Churches and in chapter 4 we see the throne of God on which is sitting the MOST HIGH God. Then we see in chapter 5, the entrance of Jesus Christ in a spectacular fashion as the WORTHY LAMB of God who was slain. Chapter 6 also refers to Jesus as the Lamb, but refers to him as the WRATHFUL LAMB. In chapters 7 & 8, the wrath of the Lamb is poured out on all those who are unsealed by God, as the seals are opened and the sealed (144000) are mentioned. In chapter 9, we hear 7 trumpets as 3 woes follows. In chapter 10, a little book is opened and in chapter 11, two witnesses appear, who are killed and then resurrected. Chapter 12 is about Christmas in heaven as the man child is born and chapter 13 introduces the terrible trio or the evil trinity (dragon/Satan, the beast out of the sea (antichrist) and the beast out of the earth (false prophet). Chapter 15 speaks about God’s judgment as bowls of wrath are poured out and in chapter 16 we see that the battle of Armageddon is about to happen when God’s voice climatically proclaims that it is finished (Revelation 16:16) as the victory was already won on the Cross by Jesus Christ. Chapter 17 portray Jesus now as the WARRIOR LAMB who overcomes the antichrist and the false prophet. In chapter 18, we see that the rebellion is quenched which is signified by the fall of Babylon and in chapter 19 we learn that the antichrist and the false prophet are cast  into the lake of fire. Chapter 19 then portrays Jesus as the WEDDING LAMB (Bridegroom) and the Church as his bride. He has a name which is KING of kings and LORD of lords amongst many other names. Chapter 20 consummates in the bondage of Satan (the dragon) for a 1000 years, after which he is loosed for a while and then cast into the lake of fire where the antichrist and the false prophet are. Chapter 21 is about all things made new as we see a new heaven and a new earth and in chapter 22 we hear Jesus saying, “Behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me to give unto each man according to his works”. Chapter 22 ends with the words, Even so, come Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

In Revelation, Jesus Christ is the LAMB OF GOD
– The WORTHY Lamb (Revelation 5:5-9).
– The WRATHFUL Lamb (Revelation 6:16-17).
– The WARRIOR Lamb that overcomes (Revelation 7:14).
– The WEDDING Lamb that weds the Church (Revelation 19:9).
– The King of kings and the Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16) who is returning quickly to make all things new (Revelation 21:1).

Points to ponder:
Are you new? For when you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you are made a new creation, as the old passes away. Are you ready for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ as KING of kings and LORD of lords?
Can you say now, Even so, Come Lord, Jesus. Are you ready?

Jesus in the NT :: Jude


The book of Jude gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the  New Testament (N.T).

Written by Jude, possibly the half-brother of Jesus (Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3), the dictum of this single chapter book is Fight! Contend! Do battle!.

From the book of Jude we can see that Jesus is the PRESERVER and the RESERVER. He preserves his believers unto eternal life and (Jude 1:1) and reserves  for judgment, those who reject his Salvation as did Cain for only by the shedding of blood is remission of sin, who rebel against his appointed Servants rejecting his word as did Core (Korah) and who reject his Sanctification as did Balaam who enticed the Israelites that were set apart to intermarry with those who did not believe in the Lord. (Jude 1:6; Jude 1, 11; Jude 1:13).

Jude also informs us that Jesus is the RETURNING LORD as prophesied by Enoch to execute judgment upon all (Jude 1:14) and showcases Jesus to be the One who is able to keep us from falling and present us blameless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, the Only wise God, Our Savior, to whom is ascribe ALL glory, ALL majesty, ALL power, ALL dominion, both now and for ever more. So be it. (Jude 1:24-25).

In Jude, Jesus is the preserver and the reserver, the returning Lord and the one to whom is ascribed all glory, majesty, power, and dominion, both now and for ever more.

Points to ponder:
Are you PRESERVED or are your RESERVED? Do not rebel and reject the Lord, but believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:1-2 (KJV)
Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

Jude 1:6,11, 13 (KJV)
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

Jude 1:14-15 (KJV)
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Jude 1:24-25 (KJV)
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Jesus in the NT :: 3rd John


The book of 3rd John gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the  New Testament (N.T).

The 3rd book of John is the second shortest book in the New Testament, second only to the 2nd book of John with 14 verses in total.

Two types of Christians are explicitly mentioned. One is Gaius who epitomized Hospitality with Humility and Selflessness and the other is Diotrepheus who epitomized Hostility with Pride and a quest for Preeminence in the Church. The book talks about the pride of Diotrepheus and praises the humility and hospitality of Gaius, who hosted God’s people not out of obligation but out of the overflow of his heart to serve. From the testimonies of the two mentioned, we can draw a parallel:  Gaius, with Humility emulated the character of the Creator God, Jesus Christ, who humbled himself and made himself of no reputation (Philippians 2: 7) while Diotrepheus with pride emulated the character of the creature, Lucifer (or the devil) who sought to elevate himself above God (Ezekiel 28:2,15)

From the 3rd book of John, we learn that Hospitality is godly which implies that God is Hospitable (3rd John 1:5-6). Jesus is Hospitable. He accommodates each one of us into the place that he has gone ahead to prepare for us, as he stated (John 14:3).  3rd John 1:8, establishes that Jesus is also the Helper of those in need. The verse states that we are God’s fellow helpers (co-labourers) meaning he is the other one helping us.

In 3rd John, Jesus Christ is HOSPITABLE, He is the HELPER of those in need and the Model for HUMILITY.

Points to ponder:
Let us choose to follow the example of Jesus Christ, who is HOSPITABLE, the HELPER and the one who is the model of HUMILITY. He humbled himself unto death, even death on the Cross, who made Himself of no reputation and suffered, so that the splendor and the glory that God bestowed on Him was by giving Him a Name that is above all names, and at the Name of Jesus Christ, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord.

3 John 1:5-6 (KJV)
Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
3 John 1:8 (KJV)
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

Jesus in the NT :: 2nd John


The book of 2nd John gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the  New Testament (N.T).

The book of 2nd John is the shortest of the four single chapter books in the New Testament with only 13 verses, but in these 13 verses are 3 primary or direct references to Jesus

2nd John 1:3 declares Jesus as The Lord and The Son of the Father and 2nd John 1:9 establishes that Jesus is The doctrine of God. 

Jesus Christ is the doctrine of God, not a cooked up fable, dogma or tradition of man or man’s own interpretations. In fact, this book, in its core is a warning to take heed against such false teachings and counsels us to walk in truth and in love (obey his commandments) lest we fall.

The author in fact commends a lady as the elect lady. She is not identified to us. But the author knows her.
We as the church are the elect lady, the bride of Christ. We are not identified by the world, but the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ, knows us.
The Church must acknowledge that Jesus is the Lord, the Son of the Father and that He is the doctrine of God.

In 2nd John, Jesus Christ is Lord, the Son of the Father and He is the doctrine of truth and love by whom we must Walk, lest we fall.

Points to ponder:
Are you and I walking in truth and in love (obeying his commandments)?

Jesus in the NT :: 1st John


The book of 1st John gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the  New Testament (N.T).

Moving from 2nd Peter where we encountered false teachers who scoffed and denied the imminent return of the eminent King, Jesus Christ, we now face another strange heresy in the book of 1st John, where some started to say that Jesus was not a real man and that He was not in the flesh, but merely in the Spirit when he was on earth. This book establishes the fact that in the physical senses, the apostles and others were eye witnesses of Jesus Christ in the flesh; that they heard him, saw him, looked upon Him and touched his hands. Jesus Christ was fully God no doubt but fully man as well.

Genesis 9:6 accounts for the inexplicable love of God – God made man in God’s own image.
Philippians 2:7 accounts for the insurmountable love of God – God made God in the image (likeness) of man.

Nara-hari in Sanskrit means Man-God. Jesus Christ is Nara-hari and there is no other.

In fact, those who deny that this God-man, Jesus is the Christ, is said to be have the spirit of the anti-Christ is what 1 John establishes. (1 John 4:3)

But why was this book written? This book was written so that we may know Jesus and in knowing Him we may have life, for Jesus is LIGHT, LOVE and LIFE (1 John 5:13)

1 John 1:5 states that God is LIGHT and in him there is no darkness. Jesus said, I am the Light of the World (John 8:12). There is no darkness in Christ (1 John 1:5) for in him was found no guile. Jesus dispels darkness as the morning rays of the sun dispels the darkness in the room at dawn.

1 John 4:7-8 states that God is LOVE and since Christ is God, Christ Jesus Is Love. We love Him, because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).

1 John 5:13 states that in knowing the Son of God, is eternal LIFE. In John 11:25, Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: God has given us eternal life and this life is in Jesus (1 John 5:11). He who has the Son (Jesus) has life and he who does not have the Son (Jesus) does not have life (1 John 5:12).

In 1st John, Jesus Christ is LIGHT that dispels the darkness from our lives, the LOVE of GOD expressed and personified, and LIFE ETERNAL.

Points to ponder:
Is your life in darkness? Do you feel unloved? Are you more dead than alive? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you need Jesus. Ask Jesus to be your Light, your Love and to be your Life and He will not disappoint you.