Lamb of God

Scripture: John 1:29 – Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world.

John was the forerunner --  the one who made known the approach of Jesus!  Some people wanted to treat him as if he was the Messiah.  He informed the people that he was not the Christ.  John, seeing Jesus, said “Tis was He who I spake.  He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for He was before me.  And of His fulness have all we received, and His grace for grace.  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:15-17).  

The title given to Jesus was “Lamb of God”.  Jesus’ nature was spotless, and He didn’t have any weaknesses or infirmities. Displayed through His whole life was meekness and patience.  He was insulted, despised, and mocked, yet He endured the contradiction of sinners against Himself.  That had been predicted.  He was led as a lamb to the slaughter.  In the movie Passion for Christ that displayed so graphicly what Jesus endured.  It was so difficult to watch that scene.  Actually, what Jesus endured was much more than what was shown in the movie.  It makes me cry and praise the Lord – knowing how much He endured for me and how much He loves me.  

Jesus, the Lamb of God  taketh away the sins of the world!  He was placed in Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 1:18-25 says – “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.       He lived and died, that He might suffer the just for the unjust to bring us to God.”   He redeemed us to God by His blood (Revelation 5:9) – in whom we have redemption (Ephesians 1:7). It is such a blessing that we have a personal relationship with Him, because we could never deserve it. Acts 4:12 – “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”  Titus 3:5 says “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”    

Let us behold the Lamb of God with the eyes of faith – no matter what we are facing!  

Prayer:  Dear Heavenly Father:  Thank You for dying on the cross for me.  I could never deserve salvation.  Help me to keep my focus/gaze on You no matter what I am going through.  All this I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen

(by Marsha Williams)


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