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Lamb and Dove

written by Asher Intrater
April 05, 2013

When Yeshua appeared at the Jordan to start his ministry, John identified him by two descriptions:

John 1:29, 36
Behold the Lamb of God

How did he know Yeshua was the Lamb? – Because of the Dove.

John 1:32
I saw the Holy Spirit descending from heaven like a Dove and remaining on him.

There is something about Yeshua that is like a lamb, and something about the Holy Spirit that is like a dove. There is a common characteristic to the two–in a word, gentleness. Yeshua and the Holy Spirit are gentle as a dove and a lamb.

Someone who is strong and healthy does not need gentleness. However, to someone who is weak and hurting, the quality of gentleness is needed to touch and heal.

I shared this last week at a small church in Rome. We sensed the presence of the Holy Spirit to heal. A woman who was not a believer and had come to the church for the first time, asked for healing from neck pains. Betty laid hands upon her. She was healed instantly. The pastor then led her in a prayer for salvation and repentance. She and her boyfriend then made a commitment to marriage. The sensitivity of the Lamb brought healing, salvation and holiness.

[Note: Both the “Lamb” and the “Dove” will be involved in the fierce judgment of God: the “wrath” of the Lamb (Revelation 6:16) and the “sword” of the Dove (Jeremiah 46:16; 50:16). This is proof that the judgment of God is righteous and long-suffering. The sin is so evil that even the gentleness of the Lamb and the Dove are moved to punish the wicked.]

Asher serves as president of Tikkun Global family of ministries and congregations, dedicated to the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. He is founder of the Revive Israel five-fold ministry team, and oversees both Ahavat Yeshua and Tiferet Yeshua congregations in Israel.

He and his wife Betty share a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide.

Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home and holds degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College and Messiah Biblical Institute. He has authored numerous books, tracts and articles.

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