“BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD WHICH TAKETH AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD” JOHN 1:29.
EXPLANATION OF THE LAMB
The lamb in this context refers to the son of God – the Lord Jesus Christ. Naturally a lamb is a clean animal used for sacrifice in the Mosaic Law day and night. Exo. 29:38-39. And the lamb used for sacrifice was a covering for sin Heb. 10:11. When the Israelites left Egypt it was lamb they used and God said when I see the blood I will pass over you. Exo. 12:13.
SACRIFICIAL NATURE OF THE LAMB
As lamb was regarded as a clean animal used for sacrifice, so Christ had been sent as the sinless of God meant for the sins of the whole world. Heb. 10:10,12. This revelation was given to Isaiah so many years ago before Christ was born. Isa. 53:7. God then revealed same to John the Baptist who consequently, recommended Jesus to His own disciples. Jn. 1:29. Jesus Christ is the most High Priest that offered Himself on the cross for the sins of the whole world. IPet. 2:24.
BEHOLDING THE LAMB
Beholding the lamb in this context refers to the recognition and believing in Christ as the only means of salvation. Jn. 1:36-42. John the Baptist introduced Jesus for His own disciples who in response stated to follow Jesus from that honour. Be sure you appropriate the Lamb by accepting Him into your life as the only way of salvation. John. 14:6. And person who fail to accept Him, there is no other way of salvation. Acts 4:12. Behold the Lamb of God, Behold the saviour of mankind, Behold our blessed Redeemer, Behold our Mediator, Behold our Chief Shepherd. I recommend Him today to as many as have not known Him, and that those who have known Him to worship Him in Spirit and in truth and labour to make Him known to the dying world. Jn. 15:16.
EXALTATION OF THE LAMB
Jesus is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Rev. 13:8. But God has exalted Him during His death and resurrection. Phil. 2:9-11. The living creatures, the Elders, heavenly choir of one hundred million Angels and all creation in heaven, on earth, in the seas and under the earth worship the Lamb. Rev. 5:8-14. Also in actuality, unnumbered multitude worship the Lamb. Rev. 7:9-10.
BENEFITS RECEIVED BY BELIEVERS IN ACCEPTING THE LAMB
a. The blood ushers us into the covenant of Grace. Mtt. 26:28
b. We are justified by His blood. Rom. 5:9.
c. The blood cleanses us from all sins. I Jn.1:7.
d. We are redeemed by His blood. Eph. 1:7, I Pet.1:18-19
e. We have access to the throne of God by His blood. Heb.10:19
f. The believer has eternal life by His blood. Jn.6:54
g. We are purchased by the blood. Acts 20:28
h. There is deliverance in the power of the blood. Heb.12:24
i. The blood unites us in Holy Communion. I Cor.10:16
j. The blood of the Lord Jesus is the only hope of the Christians. I Tim.1:1
k. The blood keep us in the Holy of Holies. Heb.9:22-26
l. The believers overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb. Rev. 12:11
m. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book has everlasting life. Rev.21:27
n. The Lamb is the Temple and light of that great city. Rev.21:22-23.
In conclusion, let us learn to exalt Him for God has already exalted Him and He had promised, if I be lifted up I will draw all man unto myself. Jn.12:32.