“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” (John 1:29)
Origins: When man sinned God provided skins, implying the slaying of an animal covered their sin and restored fellowship with Him (Genesis 3:21)
Meaning: God said, “...without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22). An animal was slain in place of the sinner so, on the basis of that sacrifice, sins were atoned for and the sin forgiven
Usage: Lambs were sacrificed to atone for the sins of the people (Exodus 29:38-42).
The slaying of the Passover lamb (Exodus 12:11-13) pictured Christ’s atoning death on the cross for the sins of the world as Christ’s applied blood causes God’s judgment to pass over sinners and gives life to believers (Romans 6:23).
Application: Accept the payment for your sin-debt in the shedding of Christ’s blood (Romans 5:9).
Confess and ask forgiveness for any sin in your life as a believer. The blood of God’s Lamb continues cleansing you from unrighteousness (1 John 1:7-9).
Resist and overcome the accusations of Satan by pointing him to Christ’s blood, shed for you (Revelation 12:11).
Share the good news that God has provided a sacrifice to take away your sins (2 Corinthians 5:19).