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Lamb Without Blemish

Lamb of GodIn the Gospel of John, we read about Jesus the Lamb of God. John 1.29 reported, "The next day John (the Baptist) saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'" and we read also in John 1.35-36, "The next day John (the Baptist) was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, 'Look, the Lamb of God!'" The term "lamb" and "Lamb of God" would immediately remind Jews of the Passover Lamb which was sacrificed in the Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Passover Feast. This sacrificial lamb took the sins of the people upon itself and therefore turned away the wrath of God. Saint Peter explained in 1 Peter 1.18-21, "For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God."

Elders Fell Down

AngelWhatever applied to the Lord God applied also to Jesus the Lamb of God. If the Lord God was worshipped and served by angels then logically so was Jesus. In Revelation 5.9b, we read that the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which were the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation." Multitudes of angels worshipped Jesus here. "Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang, "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" Then I heard every creature in Heaven and on Earth and under the Earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing in Revelation 5.13, "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!" Every creature in Heaven and on Earth, under the earth and in the sea was summoned to exalt Jesus the Lamb of God.✞

"Lamb of God"
by Ron Meacock

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