How does Jesus take away the sins of the world?
Jesus the anointed King and Messiah’s ministry of forgiveness was foretold. God has a plan. God executes it in His son Jesus.
Jesus paid the penalty for me. Amazing!
I need forgiveness. I have missed God’s goal for my life (aka sin). I am guilty. God forgives me.
Now that is stunning news.
The next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” | John 1:29
This is hard to understand since there is no sacrificial system in religious life today. The jewish, christian and islamic faiths don’t have it (at least not for thousands of years now). It is a concept without a home.
And John looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” | John 1:36
Now this is some good news. Jesus, under the sacrificial system established in the old agreement, takes away my penalty for missing God’s goals for my life.
I don’t get it. What is the big deal about Jesus being the lamb of God? They are cute and all but they tend to wander off a lot. They don’t seem to be the brightest of animals. Okay, let’s dig in and learn more.
When Jesus is called the Lamb of God in John 1:29 and John 1:36, it is referring to Him as the perfect and ultimate sacrifice for my missing God’s goal (aka sin). In order to understand who The Messiah was and what He did, we must begin with the Old Testament (aka agreement), which contains prophecies concerning the coming of The Messiah as a “guilt offering” (Isaiah 53:10).