Why a lamb?

How come in the book of John.John says something like the lamb is coming.Is there something special about a lamb.Why a lamb than any other animal?

What do YOU think?

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  1. lookinforacity says:

    Old Testament requirement of the Law for the people

    Exo 12:21
    Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.

    Lev 3:7
    If he offer a lamb for his offering, then shall he offer it before the LORD.
    Lev 4:32
    And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish.
    Lev 4:35
    And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.
    Lev 5:6
    And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.
    Lev 5:7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.

    New Testament Fulfilling of the Law for us by Jesus

    Joh 1:29
    The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
    Gal 1:4
    Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
    1Jn 2:2
    And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

    • Lamb in this context means “A Sacrifice”

      As per the Old Testament ,………a sacrifice required shedding of blood.
      Once a sacrifice was made , sins would be forgiven.
      A typical sacrifice was a lamb , although it could be a bull , an ox
      or even doves.

      Without the shedding of blood there could be no forgiveness of sin.

      Using that logic , St Paul argues , …that Jesus was that sacrifice ,
      and by the shedding of His blood , our sins are forgiven.

      In all the verses which mention about “a lamb” / “the lamb” , …just
      replace the word ‘lamb’ with ‘sacrifice’
      You will find it easier to understand , ….and it will be logically
      more appealing.

      The lamb has nothing to do with being white or black or
      brown ,….just like Jesus is not specific to white men or black
      men or brown men ,…or women for that matter.

      Jesus and His Sacrifice are for all men.

      Vikki

  2. The Hopeful says:

    I’m sorry but I am still confused.I know why Jesus came to earth I want to know why people say things like worthy is the lamb.Is it simply cuz a lamb is white?

    • Timothy Luke says:

      People say “worthy is the Lamb” because God says it. Here is the context so you can see for yourself…

      Rev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
      Rev 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
      Rev 5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
      Rev 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
      Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
      Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
      Rev 5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
      Rev 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
      Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

      I hope that clears it up…

  3. Timothy Luke says:

    There are many references to the Lamb of God. This is in reference to the redemption we find in Jesus Christ alone, who gave His life for the sins of all mankind. It is through His blood that we are purchased back from the kingdom of Satan and made holy, white, and pure from sin.

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