God will provide the Lamb.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

–John 3:16 KJV

In Genesis 22 we learn of God’s test of Abraham:

And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Since God had already promised to multiply Abraham’s seed through Isaac, Abraham expected God to resurrect his son after he sacrificed him.  When Isaac noted that they had no lamb, Abraham assured his son that God would provide the lamb:

And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Abraham knew that God would keep His promise, but he was wrong about how He would do so.  Alternately, you could say that Abraham was right about the how, but not about whose Son God would resurrect.  Either way, it was not God’s will that Abraham kill Isaac, and an angel of the Lord intervened just in time to stop Abraham.  Instead, God provided a lamb snared by his horns in a thicket:

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

Many years later in Exodus the theme of fathers, sons, and the blood of a lamb would return with the original Passover.  In Exodus 11 Moses tells the Pharaoh about the plague that is about to transpire:

So Moses said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the female slave, who is at her hand mill,and all the firstborn of the cattle as well. There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt—worse than there has ever been or ever will be again. But among the Israelites not a dog will bark at any person or animal.’ Then you will know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel. 8

In Exodus 12 we learn how Israelite fathers are to spare their households from this plague with the blood of a male lamb without blemish:

Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house.

And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year…

And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it…

12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.

God kept His promise to the Israelites, and they were spared the plague of the firstborn due to the blood of the lambs.

Moving forward many years again and John the Baptist first sees Jesus.  He immediately recognizes Jesus as the Lamb of God:

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

At the time of Jesus the Jewish people still slaughtered lambs in observance of Passover, with the male lambs slaughtered on the day of preparation.  Indeed, the Lamb of God, Christ, was crucified on the day of preparation (John 19:31).  Like Isaac in Genesis, Jesus carried the wood for his own sacrifice (John 19:17).  Like the ram caught in the thicket, his head was surrounded by thorns (Mat. 27:29, Mark 15:17, John 19:2,5).  And like the male lambs in Genesis and Exodus He was without blemish.

It is by the blood of this Lamb that we are saved, and this is why we celebrate Easter.  May God bless each of your households.

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  3. DEN1 says:

    And God bless you, Dalrock and all who come here.

  4. rugby11 says:

    Agnes the lamb of god…

  5. Thank you for a wonderful beginning to the weekend. Looking forward to Sunday and “HE IS RISEN”

  6. Hope Deferred says:

    AMEN.

  7. Opus says:

    I am surprised – though perhaps I should not be – that today (and likewise Monday) is not a public holiday in the United States. Your next holiday is Mother’s Day (Androphobia Day) and then its on to your version of Brexit, ColonialExitDay on the fourth of July and somewhere or other you have Labor Day which is a Marxist invention is it not and wrongly spelt?

    Today, no one is working; almost all shops are shut, and some people are going to Church or making Facebook Status Updates all about Jesus. All I ever heard when I was stateside was ‘Happy Holidays’ and ‘Happy Honekar’. Anyone would think that your Founding Fathers had shadow-banned God.

  8. Bdawg16 says:

    Amen to today’s post Dalrock! That would be a wonderful text to use for Easter Sunday.

  9. Bill Smith says:

    A very large domestic airline in the US had Good Friday as a company holiday Opus. The country does not, but some do take this as a holiday.

    Great post Dalrock. We push for the truth for far more important reasons. May the transformation from His sacrifice and victory continue to transform your life into His image!

  10. God is Laughing says:

    Resurrection.

  11. Novaseeker says:

    Blessings to all of your Western Christian brothers on this Easter weekend in the Western Church. May it be spiritually bountiful for you all.

  12. Novaseeker says:

    Your next holiday is Mother’s Day (Androphobia Day) and then its on to your version of Brexit, ColonialExitDay on the fourth of July

    Memorial Day is in there, at the end of May.

    We don’t do the four-day Easter holiday here — we have our four-day annual holiday at Thanksgiving, which doesn’t exist outside North America.

  13. craig says:

    I found this Good Friday meditation interesting. I link to it here because it seems appropriate to the overall theme of Dalrock’s blog:

    “I believe Good Friday, with Our Lord hanging on the Cross out of sheer love for us (with each person’s name held in his heart, as our priest mentioned today at Mass), is an excellent time for us to reflect on our tendency to identify perfect adherence to the truth with our own spiritual preferences, that is, with our own judgment. But as bad as this is, there is something worse. It is one thing to insist on too much, or even perhaps to insist on too little, but it is quite another to insist on beliefs and values which actually contradict what God has revealed.

    This means that all of us need to pray and meditate on our tendency to remake the truth of Christ in our own image, or perhaps in the distorted image provided by our dominant culture. On every side we see Christian individuals and groups who favor what Christ and the Church forbid, or who deny the importance of what Christ and the Church enjoin. Even the worst evils of our age are too often championed in the name of Christ. Too many choose their church based on whether it preaches agreeable values—agreeable not to Christ but to themselves.”

  14. Ilion says:

    My employer is a Jewish lady — and she gives her employees either the Friday before or the Monday after Easter as a holiday.

  15. BubbaCluck says:

    This post was a breath of fresh air. Thanks!

  16. Looking Glass says:

    God bless to all.

  17. Cane Caldo says:

    At the time of Jesus the Jewish people still slaughtered lambs in observance of Passover, with the male lambs slaughtered on the day of preparation. Indeed, the Lamb of God, Christ, was crucified on the day of preparation (John 19:31). Like Isaac in Genesis, Jesus carried the wood for his own sacrifice (John 19:17). Like the ram caught in the thicket, his head was surrounded by thorns (Mat. 27:29, Mark 15:17, John 19:2,5). And like the male lambs in Genesis and Exodus He was without blemish.

    Lord I am not worthy that thou should come under my roof, but speak the word only and my soul shall be healed.

  18. God is Laughing says:

    God provided the Lamb and man provided the bunnies and all the other pagan Goddess fertility rites (and name of the “holy” day) to shit on Him.

  19. feeriker says:

    Thank you, Dalrock, for such a wonderful and inspirational message. A blessed Easter to you and your family.

  20. Boxer says:

    Wishing friend and foe alike a very happy holiday. Peace and prosperity to your families as we renew our resolve to completely crush feminism.

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  22. “It is by the blood of this Lamb that we are saved, and this is why we celebrate Easter. May God bless each of your households.”

    Discovering your blog was and continues to be a blessing. May God continue to bless you as well Dalrock.

  23. Robert What? says:

    Lovely and welcomed post. As a Christian of Jewish ancestry, I always find the connection between Passover and Good Friday fascinating.

  24. @ Robert What:

    I’m also a Christian of Jewish ancestry. There are a few of us out there.

  25. Feminist Hater says:

    Have a joyful Easter Dalrock. God Bless you and your family.

  26. A beautiful Good Friday lesson. Several years ago the angels took my grandma on the same day Jesus was crucified so it has been a hard remembrance day for us. Thanks so much Dalrock for your inspiration and the reminder of the sacrifice on Calvary marked by this day.

  27. Grime Knight says:

    I would even say that as far back as the Fall, God has provided man with sacrifice to cover them. Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together to cover their nakedness, but for God it was not sufficient. He then gives them animal skin garments (presumably taking the life of an animal that He provided Himself).

    It has always been this way hasn’t it? God doing what He doesn’t have to for wicked and sinful men. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (to quote Paul)!

    Happy Easter brothers and sisters. Always keep our victory in mind when we see SJWs, cuckservatives, and all their ilk trying to squabble for control and power. God has provided for us a covering, and it is this weekend that we remember His death and resurrection. Long live the King!

  28. Spike says:

    God bless you and yours, Dalrock. Thanks for this article. Whenever a consistent theme is communicated in the Bible, it reminds us that God is consistent, so His will is worth fighting for.

  29. JDG says:

    Thank you Dalrock. God’said grace be with you.

  30. Scott says:

    To our western brethren, happy Easter!

  31. Anon says:

    Good Friday was in fact a stock market holiday today. While Mother’s Day never is.

    Opus should judge holidays based on whether the stock market is closed or open on that day, as that is the gold standard.

    https://www.nyse.com/markets/hours-calendars

  32. They Call Me Tom says:

    God Bless all who would receive his blessing.

  33. Mark says:

    Happy Easter to everyone.Shalom.

  34. Dale says:

    A well researched post that shows the history of the sacrifice that was to come. Thank you Dalrock.

    And to echo Grime Knight: Glory to our risen King! May his will be done.

  35. Opus says:

    It was a very early Good Friday this year, indeed without checking I don’t think it is ever earlier than March 25th. I enquired of the lady from The Salvation Army as to why Easter unlike Christmas has a variable date. She thought for a moment and then explained that it was in The Bible. No way can you outsmart Christians, I say with smart-aleck questions.

  36. Hmm says:

    @Anon: “Good Friday was in fact a stock market holiday today. While Mother’s Day never is.”

    Not that I don’t appreciate the stock market taking Good Friday off, but of course Mother’s Day is always on a Sunday, so they are closed anyway. But you’re right in that there is no Monday holiday for it.

  37. Hmm says:

    @Opus: “It was a very early Good Friday this year, indeed without checking I don’t think it is ever earlier than March 25th.”

    In fact, Easter can come as early as my birthday (March 22), but it never will during my lifetime. However, in my daughter’s 29 years it has fallen on her birthday (March 23 – in 2008)..It can be as late as April 25.

  38. Don Quixote says:

    Charles Spurgeon devotional for March 27:

    “Then all the disciples forsook him and fled.”
    Matthew 26:56

    He never deserted them, but they in cowardly fear of their lives, fled from him in the very beginning of his sufferings. This is but one instructive instance of the frailty of all believers if left to themselves; they are but sheep at the best, and they flee when the wolf cometh. They had all been warned of the danger, and had promised to die rather than leave their Master; and yet they were seized with sudden panic, and took to their heels. It may be, that I, at the opening of this day, have braced up my mind to bear a trial for the Lord’s sake, and I imagine myself to be certain to exhibit perfect fidelity; but let me be very jealous of myself, lest having the same evil heart of unbelief, I should depart from my Lord as the apostles did. It is one thing to promise, and quite another to perform. It would have been to their eternal honour to have stood at Jesus’ side right manfully; they fled from honour; may I be kept from imitating them! Where else could they have been so safe as near their Master, who could presently call for twelve legions of angels? They fled from their true safety. O God, let me not play the fool also. Divine grace can make the coward brave. The smoking flax can flame forth like fire on the altar when the Lord wills it. These very apostles who were timid as hares, grew to be bold as lions after the Spirit had descended upon them, and even so the Holy Spirit can make my recreant spirit brave to confess my Lord and witness for his truth.

    What anguish must have filled the Saviour as he saw his friends so faithless! This was one bitter ingredient in his cup; but that cup is drained dry; let me not put another drop in it. If I forsake my Lord, I shall crucify him afresh, and put him to an open shame. Keep me, O blessed Spirit, from an end so shameful.

  39. Novaseeker says:

    For all of my Western Christian brothers. Glory to Jesus Christ!

  40. Random Angeleno says:

    Speaking of lambs, John 10 gives further insight. Too long to quote here, but do read it.

    John 14:6:

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

    That way is narrow …

  41. Moses says:

    Passover is a celebration of mass murder of innocents.

    That is all.

  42. They Call Me Tom says:

    Innocent slaveholders?

  43. Anon says:

    Even PJMedia hosts cuckservatives like Michael Walsh, with their ‘man up’ tirades :

    https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/03/26/why-are-millennial-men-such-wimps/

  44. infowarrior1 says:

    A defeat that was in reality a more higher and true spiritual victory. God had Satan fooled with this Trojan horse until it was too late.

  45. Anon says:

    In fact, that PJ Media link covers at least half a dozen of Dalrock’s themes. Both the woman and the mangina cuckservative author….

  46. MarcusD says:

    Happy Easter, everyone.

  47. Thank you Jesus for coming after this broken sinner. I have been redeemed by the blood of the lamb. Happy Easter. He has risen indeed!

  48. Dalrock says:

    @Anon

    Even PJMedia hosts cuckservatives like Michael Walsh, with their ‘man up’ tirades :

    https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/03/26/why-are-millennial-men-such-wimps/

    It took me a while to realize that this wasn’t Matt Walsh, as this is a common theme of his.

    These articles are always great for clicks, because both men and women love them. Women love the message because it tells them they deserve better, and the more feminist they are the stronger the man they deserve. Men love these articles because they can join in the outrage:

    Why am I the only real man of my generation? I’d love to help all of you lonely ladies out there, but there is only one of me!

    But for some inexplicable reason, the men joining in still find themselves undesired. Clearly someone is tricking the women into chasing after unworthy men!

  49. feeriker says:

    It took me a while to realize that this wasn’t Matt Walsh, as this is a common theme of his.

    Aren’t all of the Tradcucktorialists basically interchangeable?

  50. MarcusD says:

    @Dalrock

    On the topic of ‘man up’ tirades:

    Marriage Is Declining Because Men Are Pigs
    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/03/marriage-declining-men-pigs (http://archive.li/93rGf)

  51. feeriker says:

    @Marcus

    Consider the source in that example (i.e, Mother Jones).

  52. Anon says:

    Dalrock,

    But for some inexplicable reason, the men joining in still find themselves undesired. Clearly someone is tricking the women into chasing after unworthy men!

    That is why our sympathy for blue-pill men should start to decline. If they haven’t done some basic Google searches about what actually works with women, and stumbled across Game, they deserve their blueballs.

    One doesn’t have to be a PUA. But at least they should stop with the cartoonish chivalry and pedestalization..

    No matter what they scored in an IQ test, or what job they have, a man who still thinks this way as of 2016 is just not very smart, period. Mainly because they have not learned to hack the problems in their own life to the slightest degree. ‘Lifehacker’ is the most important skillset of this age, more than what used to be seen as important but is not really so.

  53. Anon says:

    MarcusD,

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/03/marriage-declining-men-pigs

    The interesting thing is that the comments at the Mother Jones article are not as misandric as the article. A fair number are pushing back, and quite a few are neutral.

    It seems that hardcore manginas are the only ones truly sustaining this meme. It is not that exciting even to Mother Jones commenters.

    When the only people still excited about ‘man up’ are lefto-manginas and cuckservative cartoons, then you know it is on its way out.

  54. Looking Glass says:

    @Anon:

    The faster the Overton Window moves, the better.

  55. Anon says:

    The faster the Overton Window moves, the better.

    Especially when cuckservatives keep getting their fingers and other small, slender appendages caught when the guillotine-like sliding window in the Overton pane keeps slamming shut on them.

  56. horseman says:

    Dalrock please comment or article on this. site for divorced moms…think they would learn justifying leaving what author herself calls good men. you wrote something similar yeares ago but its 2016. Are we making no progress?
    http://divorcedmoms.com/articles/5-reasons-women-leave-good-men-for-no-apparent-reason

    horseman.
    p.s. married 29 years to the last unicorn. Even she is embarrased by this

  57. Bill Smith says:

    I would not want to compete with her during a marriage Dalrock. Easy answer to her question.

    Even if she claims some conservative elements, she is certainly full of lots of feminism due to her media role. Too many women ignore that.

  58. Gunner Q says:

    @horseman,
    “5-reasons-women-leave-good-men-for-no-apparent-reason”
    Whispers, hypergamy, bored, bored, tingles. We don’t need progress when we’ve got women down to a science.

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  60. feeriker says:

    @horseman

    Dr. Andra Brosh is Los Angeles based Psychologist and Eco Therapist dedicated to providing everyone with the skills to cultivate and sustain healthy relationships in all contexts of life.

    All the reason any human with a functioning cerebrum needs to toss the article in the trash without reading a single word of it.

  61. Mike J Baron says:

    A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIEND…..?
    Brother Dalrock, you are such an inspiration! Your analysis of the church issues I watch and report on surpasses all others! And yet most males in the church don’t seem to notice ANYTHING on our list?
    I am a churchman of 37 years, I was divorced by my adulterous wife of 21 years, and I’m a lay evangelist and teacher. I am beginning a fb group in the next 24 hours on a subject I am sure is important to you. I would really appreciate it if you would have a look at my page’s HEADER which needs to be self-explanatory. Your comments could be invaluable. May I simply email the HEADER to you without any embellishments? I promise to protect your anonymity and protect your address. -Mike

  62. AD1984 says:

    Amen and amen, Dalrock. Many blessings to you and yours.

  63. Anon says:

    Dr. Helen slammed down Michael Walsh :

    https://pjmedia.com/drhelen/2016/03/27/why-are-millenniel-men-such-wimps-take-two/?singlepage=true

    Nothing new, but at least the mangina will now be confused about how best to grovel.

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