Today I’m guest posting over at UnveiledandRevealed.com. Brianna has collected a great group of contributors for an advent study on the names of Jesus. Head over there to read my post and the others in this series.
John the Baptist announced in John 1:29 “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” and shortly after in John 1:36 he again calls Jesus the Lamb of God. John was pointing out the sacrifice that would be made. He was acknowledging that Jesus Christ who is pure and without blemish (1 Peter 1:18-20) would become a sin offering through the blood He would shed on the cross. He would become our sacrificial lamb. The name, Lamb of God, was not merely a name, but was a revelation of the purpose Jesus would fulfill.