Jesus is the Lamb of God – John 1:19-51
The scriptures tell us that without the shedding of blood, there can be no forgiveness of sin. There must be an atonement for sin. In the Old Testament, God established an annual Day of Atonement. Each year the High Priest would offer a sacrifice for the sins of the people.
The Book of Hebrews explains that “The Law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming”, not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.
When Isaac asked his father, Abraham, where is the lamb for the burnt offering? His father replied, God himself will provide the lamb. How right and prophetic he was!
Lambs by nature are weak, defenseless animals. They make no alarming sounds when danger approaches. Jesus became the perfect atonement for sin for all time. The Apostle Peter states that “We are not redeemed with silver and gold but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
The world needs to hear this Good News! Even a non-Christian, Mahatma Gandhi recognized the significance of Christ when he said, “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.”
Jesus Christ, the perfect Lamb of God! What a Savior! What a future!