by William Dyer, “Follow the Lamb”
“These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes!” Revelation 14:4
A believer follows the Lamb TRULY, without hypocrisy. Many follow the Lamb, as beggars follow a rich man — only for his money. They prize the wages of religion — above the works of religion! “I tell you the truth, you are looking for Me . . . because you ate the loaves and had your fill!” John 6:26. Oh, beloved, God abhors a hypocrite more than a Sodomite! Hell is provided on purpose for hypocrites, “He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!” Matthew 24:51
My beloved, following the Lamb fully, is to have the heart fixed and resolved for God, “My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You!” says David in Psalm 63:8. “As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, O God. I thirst for God, the living God!” Psalm 42:1-2 A believer follows the Lamb CONSTANTLY, without apostasy. A true believer never stops following the Lamb.
He does not follow the Lamb wherever He goes — who follows the Lamb earnestly for a while — but afterwards forsakes Him, when the storm arises! “Since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the Word — he quickly falls away!” Matthew 13:21
He does not follow the Lamb wherever He goes — who follows the Lamb in some things, and the Beast in other things! “They worshiped the Lord — but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought.” 2 Kings 17:33
He does not follow the Lamb wherever He goes — who follows the Lord in a dull heavy manner, and lukewarm temper. “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth!” Revelation 3:15-16. Oh! this is not following the Lamb!
Those who follow the Lamb — abide in the Lamb, and cleave to the Lamb, and continue constantly in the Lamb’s ways, unto the end of their days. “Yet the righteous person will hold to his way!” Job 17:9. The righteous man follows the Lamb wherever He goes. “Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him!” Hosea 6:3
This is to follow the Lamb wherever He goes: