It’s All about the Lamb


By now you’ve probably grown weary of political ads, phone calls and competition for your vote. I have. As a resident of a “swing state,” I feel the full force of the battle between the donkey and the elephant. Recently, someone put things into perspective for me when he said that it isn’t about the political party animals; “it’s all about the Lamb”—He is our leader!

We live in a media age where it is possible to build a public image that bears little or no resemblance to real life. So we find ourselves trying to distinguish between the genuine article and the product of an intense branding campaign. Where is real life?

We ask the same question when we invest our lives and ministries every day. What is our true objective? Should we settle for the best this world has to offer or is there more?

I believe there is more; it’s all about the Lamb. From the beginning of His public ministry, Jesus was identified as the “Lamb of God” (John 1:29, 36). He is called “Christ, our Passover lamb [who] has been sacrificed” (1 Cor. 5:7).

The apostle Paul summed up his driving passion in just a few words: “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). He added, “He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me” (vv. 28–29).

You probably know that these words have had a transforming impact in my life. I see my role in The Alliance summed up in these verses. Winning the lost and growing healthy disciples of Christ—in our neighborhoods and the nations—is why we exist. We anticipate the day when the entire world will hear about Jesus and our King will return to reign.

When John gazed into the future, his attention was arrested by one scene: “Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders” (Rev. 5:6). From that point to the end of the Revelation, it’s all about the Lamb.

  • When the governments of this world have come and gone, the Lamb will be seated on the throne to receive “honor and glory and praise” (Rev. 5:12).
  • After all of history is recorded and books have been written, the Lamb’s book of life will have the final word (Rev. 21:27).
  • When wars have been waged and nations have displayed their might, the Lamb will be the “Lord of lords and King of kings” (Rev. 17:14).
  • When the United Nations is only a memory, people from “every nation, tribe, people and language” will worship before the Lamb (Rev. 7:9).
  • After campaign buttons and slogans have gone away, the people of the Lamb will have His name written on their foreheads (Rev. 14:1).
  • When the last election is over, the Lamb will be our shepherd, and He will lead us (Rev. 7:17).
  • Long after promises have been made, the Lamb “will wipe away every tear” from our eyes (Rev. 7:17).
  • We will drink the “water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb” (Rev. 22:1).
  • The glory of God will be our light and the Lamb will be our lamp (Rev. 21:23).

I may grow weary of election-year campaigning, but I intend to vote; choosing leaders for our civil government is a stewardship I take seriously. But it makes me a little homesick for the day when the world has heard and the King has returned. Will you join me in praying for our leaders and being good stewards of our citizenship in this world and in heaven? We live in this world, but it is all about the Lamb.

Alliance Core Values

  • Lost people matter to God. He wants them found. Luke 19:10
  • Prayer is the primary work of God’s people. Phil. 4:6–7
  • Everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards. 1 Chron. 29:14
  • Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success. Josh. 1:8
  • Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple. Matt. 28:19
  • Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish nothing.
    1 Cor. 2:4–5
  • Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.
    Heb. 11:6

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