By Douglas M. Williams, Sr.
“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin
of the world!” (John 1:29, 36).
“These are the ones who come out of great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14).
“But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life” (Revelation 21:27).
Jesus is often referred to as a Lamb and mentioned as a Lamb in his death on the cross. Isaiah 53:7 states, “He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.”
Lambs, as young sheep, were used in the Bible as food and sacrificial offerings without blemish.
The gentleness of the Lamb has caused it to become a symbol of innocence and uncomplaining submissiveness. This character of Jesus is seen when He died on the cross as stated in Isaiah 53:7. The Bible also says, “When He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously” (1 Peter 2:23).
When we think of Jesus as the Lamb of God and His sacrifice on the cross, we remember the sacrifice of lambs in the Old Testament. Hebrews 9:22, “without the shedding of blood there is no remission.”
We should be so thankful that Jesus sacrificed His blood on the cross as the sinless Lamb of God that we can by faith and obedience be forgiven of sin and look forward to heaven.
Christians are redeemed, “with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:19).