Christ, the LAMB

On our right, the butcher has just hung out a LAMB — its blood has been shed, it is intended for food, and it is exposed for sale. "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29). This Lamb was "foreordained before the foundation of the world," promised from the evening on which Adam fell, expected for four thousand years, and manifested in these last times for us. He was the victim mercy provided — and justice engaged to accept. Our sins were laid upon Him, He died "the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God." "Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree." He . . .

made reconciliation for iniquity,
blotted out sin, and
procured peace by His death.

He died as our Surety, and claims believers as His property. "For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and lives — that he might be Lord both of the dead and living." His shed blood . . .

made my peace,
procured my pardon,
cleanses my soul,
silences my conscience,
confounds my foes,
satisfies my God, and
entitles me to eternal life!

Precious blood!

More precious Savior!

Let me view you as set forth by this sweet figure, and live with you, in time and through eternity. Lovely, harmless, "Lamb of God!" I would . . .

imbibe your Spirit,
imitate your example,
trust in your atonement, and
glorify your name in every thought, word, and action!

You were "holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens!"

Jesus the King of Glory reigns
On Zion's heavenly hill
Looks like a lamb that has been slain,
And wears His priesthood still!


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