“The Lamb Of God”
John 1:29 & 36
Let’s STAND & READ John 1:1-36
This morning I want to draw your attention to…
John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
John 1:35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
The Lamb of God– Speaks of Sacrifice. Substitution. The innocent dying in place of the guilty. Speaks of the WRATH of s holy God being satisfied so sinful man can enjoy fellowship with a HOLY God!
We first see sacrifice, substitution, in Genesis 2
Genesis 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.
But we FIRST find a Lamb being sacrificed in Genesis 4.
It’s here we find the First Shepherd of the Bible (Able) offering a Lamb as a sacrifice to God. (The whole account is prophetic of the Messiah)
Cain offered the Fruit of the land as a sacrifice to God.
Understand…As healthy & healing as fruits & vegetables are…they can heal your body but they can’t heal your SIN!
Cain’s fruit represents the works of his hands!
It was Able’s Lamb that was acceptable to God!
A LAMB offered for a MAN!
Genesis 22 The Story of the Lamb (Messiah) foretold!
Genesis 22:2 Then God said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
Genesis 22:4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said to his young men, Stay here with the donkey; the lad & I will go yonder & worship, & we will come back to you.
Genesis 22:6 So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, & a knife, and the two of them went together.
Genesis 22:7 But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father! …”Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”
Genesis 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering
Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
Next we read of…
A LAMB offered for a HOUSEHOLD
Exodus 12:3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying… every man shall take for himself a lamb… a lamb for a household.(Explain Passover )
It’s here we see God’s heart for our entire HOUSEHOLD to be SAVED! ( That should be our heart too)
Acts 16:30 Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
Acts 16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Passover was not only A Lamb for a HOUSEHOLD but it was The blood of the LAMB that saved the NATION!
- Moses the savior
- Blood of the lamb
- Slavery in Egypt
- Tyranny under Pharaoh (god)
- Saved to Serve
- Supernaturally led
- Waters of Red Sea (Baptism)
- Written Word of God
- Promise Land (Abundant Life)
In Isaiah 53 we learn more about the Lamb of God
Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.
John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the WORLD!”
The LAMB OF GOD offered for the WORLD
It’s here we see Gods heart to see the whole WORLD saved! (This should be our heart too!)
John 3:16 For God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOEVER believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
I Timothy 2:4 God desires ALL MEN to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is … NOT WILLING that any should perish but that ALL should come to repentance.
His death was SUFFICIENT for the whole WORLD!
His death is only EFFICIENT for those who BELIEVE on Him!
Revelation 5:5 Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed
Revelation 5:6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain
Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song saying: “You are worthy … For You were slain, & have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe & tongue & people and nation, 10 and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.”
Revelation 5:12 saying with a loud voice “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power & riches & wisdom, & strength & honor & glory & blessing!”
Revelation 5:13 “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!”
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him (devil) by the blood of the Lamb
Revelation 14:4 144,000 virgins who follow the Lamb wherever He goes.
Revelation 15:3 The song of the Lamb
Revelation 19:9 Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’
Revelation 21:23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the Glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
Revelation 21:27 No one shall enter but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (7x in Revelation)
Isaiah 45:22 Let all the world look to Me for salvation! For I am God; there is no other. 23 I have sworn by My own Name;I have spoken the truth, and I will never go back on My Word: Every knee will bend to Me, and every tongue will confess allegiance to Me.