The Lamb of God
The New Testament, written for our age period [grace] gives confidence that we have life after death. The glorious resurrected body will be back on us because of the Lamb. New Testament begins with four gospels. These four Books are centered on One Man [Jesus] Who lived a peculiar and unique life. He taught His disciples to live in joy and peace in His kingdom thoughthey had to suffer for His cause. The four gospels address Him in four different ways. It is quietinteresting. Jesus is projected as King in Mathew, as Servant in Mark, as the Son of Man in Lukeand as Son of God in John. Thus we have Jesus personified as four person. But in John gospelalone Jesus was recognized as Lamb of God. The two cousins met each other near river Jordon.It was there John the Baptist introduced Jesus as the Lamb of God. It was Jesus who came to the place where John the Baptist was preaching and baptizing people. Jesus came all the way fromGalilee to be baptized by John.“
The Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world
” was the title John the Baptist gaveJesus. He was the only one who recognized Jesus in that way. John the Baptist forerunner toJesus used the most apt name that suited for the work Jesus came to this world. Jesus left Hisheavenly place to take a human form and came to this earth to live like any other human. It wasGod’s plan that He should give His only Son to this world to take away the sins of the world.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
” [John 3:16] This is the prime motive of God whenHe sent His son to this world. “
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.
” [Gen 3:15]So here, we have a statement from God that His Son was going to crush the Satan under the heel.Satan was cunning and clever as he knew what God was speaking. The conflict between Jesusand Satan was from beginning.God sacrificed an animal [lamb] in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve sinned. The bloodwas spilled. We have no understanding where it was sprinkled. The blood became more prominent when God commanded Moses to use the blood as a symbol for God to recognize theIsraelites house when they were in Egypt as slaves. The blood was spilled because Israelitescommitted sin by selling their younger brother to slavery in Egypt. The blood was not only for the sin but also became a mark for God’s wrath to pass over. God asked Israelites to select aLamb from their own flock. This will give them the pain of killing it. They were to kill it in thetwilight and sprinkle the blood in the door post and lintel of their house. The door was the placewhere our sin lies. “
So the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin liesat the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”
[Gen 4:16] The first Passover was known as Lord’s Passover. Lord slew the Egyptians firstborn in the midnight. The housedoors marked with blood were spared.Let us not be confused about the lamb and goat. They both are sacrificial animals used in the OldTestament period. They are two different characters. “
The lambs will provide you with clothing and the goats with the price of a field”.
[Prov. 27:26] Lamb will provide us clothing that will beneeded as a bride of Jesus. Goat had provided the blood to cleanse our sins. He paid a price for our field which is our soul. “
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s