THE LAMB OF GOD

THE LAMB OF GOD

 Leslie M John

In the New Testament John identified Lord Jesus as the “Lamb of God”, who takes away the sin of the world.

“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me’ ” John 1:29, 30

The typology of the slaying of the Lamb for the redemption of the children of Israel from the bondage of slavery is fulfilled when Lord Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross of Calvary for the redemption of mankind. Whoever believes in Jesus as Savior will have salvation free of cost and whoever rejects Him as savior will perish according to John 3:16 John the Baptist pointed to Lord Jesus Christ and identified Him as the “Lamb of God”.

“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” John 1:29

The Passover Lamb was set aside on the tenth day of the first month of Jewish calendar i.e. the month of “Abib” and was slain on fourteenth day of the month (Ref. Exodus 12:1-6).

The children of Israel applied the blood of the lamb to the lintel posts of the doors of their houses in order that the Lord may Passover that home without killing the first born in the house. The firstborn of the Egyptians including that of Pharaoh was killed by the Lord and then Pharaoh released the children of Israel from the bondage of slavery. “And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle” (Exodus 12:29)

Apostle John saw in his vision as recorded in Revelation Chapter 19:13 that Lord Jesus Christ was clothed with vesture dipped in blood.

“And he [was] clothed with vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God” Revelation 19:13 and His name was “The Word of God”.  

”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1)

The Word was made flesh and lived among us.

”And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14)

Thus we see three important truths about Lord Jesus Christ.

  • HE IS THE LAMB OF GOD
  • HIS VESTURE WAS DIPPED IN BLOOD
  • HIS NAME IS THE WORD OF GOD

Lamb of God  SALVATION TO GENTILES

Apostle Paul explains in Romans 11th Chapter elaborately God’s provisions and His plan for the salvation of Gentiles. He writes that it was not because of Israel’s stumbling or because they were stumbling blocks to any body that their eyes were blinded; that their ears were hard on hearing.

They fell short of understanding Messiah, and believed that they need to do something for their salvation. They always insisted that because God had done some good for them they also need to do some good for God as recompense. They think that they owe to God some obligation. It is because of their misunderstanding, and rejection of Jesus as their Messiah that salvation is come unto the Gentiles

The Gentiles are partakers of the root and fatness of the natural olive tree. Therefore, he says, Gentiles should not be of high-minded, but fear. The branches of the natural olive tree were broken off by God himself, because of their unbelief, and the Gentiles, who were like wild olive trees have, now, the sap and blessings from the root of the natural olive tree.

If Gentiles were to be high-minded and take pride in themselves or their own merits, God will not hesitate to chastise them. If God did not spare the natural branches of the olive tree would he tolerate the grafted olive tree; never!