The sacrificial lamb appears in the story of redemption from Abraham through Revelation.
2054BC “ Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering,”” A
1446BC ” 5 Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; 6kill it at twilight. 7 take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 11 it is the Lord’s Passover. 13 The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.” B
711BC Isaiah said “He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,” C
520BC Ezra said “The exiles observed the Passover on the fourteenth of the first month.” D
26Ad John the Baptist said “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” E
30AD Jesus said; “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.” F G
64AD Peter said “ 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold…, 19 but with precious blood, as of a Lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.” H
95AD Jesus told John “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage [supper] of the Lamb [Jesus] has come and His bride [the church] has made herself ready.” I
Just as the blood of the Passover lamb covered the doorposts of the Israelites’ houses and saved them from God’s wrath on the Egyptians, so also the blood of Jesus Christ covers Disciples and saves us from God’s wrath on our sin. The attributes of God are revealed: holiness in His outpouring of wrath on Jesus as He bore our sins, mercy as Jesus was substituted to gain us right standing before God when we deserved only wrath, and grace as we are saved through faith. Faith comes through hearing and hearing by the word of God.
Notes: A- Genesis 22:8; B- Exodus 12:5-13; C- Isaiah 53:7; D- Ezra 6:19; E- John 1:29; F- Matthew 26:2; G- Mark 14:12; H- 1 Peter 1:18-19; I- Revelation 19:7
Henry Luke 9/22/2017
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