Scott Rauscher - Tulare, California Special Meetings - October 2009

Far more important than getting hold of a message is when a message gets a hold of us.

Revelations, "And lo, in the midst of the throne stood a Lamb." In this picture of eternity, all focus was upon the Lamb. We read of the Lamb's book of life, and the marriage of the Lamb. John beheld the books were opened, and no one was there by their own strength.

Chapter 12:11 tells of the accuser being cast down, and they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb. There was power and there was victory through the blood of the Lamb.

In Exodus 12, every home was anointed by the blood of the Lamb. They were set apart homes by the blood of the lamb. Young people are responsible, when they go out into the world, to remain set apart.

The first man to die in this world (Abel) was filled with the spirit of the lamb. The second to die (Cain) was a taker, a robber and a murderer.

Revelation 14 speaks of the redeemed singing a new  song, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb. Its easy to lose our song, but very sad if we were to lose our cry.

Psalms 40, "David said, 'I waited patiently for the Lord and He heard my cry. He set my feet upon a rock, and His song returned great deliverance giveth He to His King.'"

We are thankful for the servant sent to find the bride. Riding the camel across the desert must have been a long, hard journey but the servant must have just reminded her of the bridegroom waiting at the end of the journey.

When the Crown Prince of Japan fell in love with a commoner, she had to learn the ways of royalty. She had to attend classes to learn how to walk, how to dress, how to speak. Our beloved likes to hear our voice, and we must hear His voice. She desired to be adorned with what he loved. Whatever it required to learn his language she was willing for.

We need to put off anything that is not becoming to the Christ. Gathered around the emblems, we are just so thankful we ever heard His voice.