The scriptures plainly declare that the believers redemption from all sin was accomplished by the bloody and beautiful sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ upon a cross; "With the precious blood of Chist, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. Who was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you" (I Peter 1: 19-20). God's Lamb was foreordained in His wise, eternal purpose (Rev. 13.8) and manifested and revealed in due time in the flesh to make an end of sin (Heb.9:26). All through the scriptures we see Jesus Christ as the sacrificial Lamb.
Abel brought the blood of the lamb to make atonement for his sin and to worship God This pictures the way of grace and redemption from sin by the blood of Jesus Christ (Heb 2:17).
2. In Gen. 22 we see Him as the Lamb PROPHESIED!
Isaac knew that to worship God there must be a lamb slain, He askedhis father, "Where is the lamb for a burnt offering." Abraham replied, "My son, God wiliprovide himself a lamb for a burntoffering." God did provide a substitute that day to offer in the stead of Isaac. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of that scripture, He died as the provided Substitute (2 Cor. 5:21).
3. In Isa. 53 we see Him as the Lamb PERSONIFIED!
We learn that the sacrificial lamb would be a real man. He was identified with our flesh (Heb. 2:1-14) and identified with our sin, "the Lord laid on him the iniquity of us all" (Isa. 53:6).
4. In John 1:29 we see Him as the Lamb IDENTIFIED!
John the Baptist knew all about the sacrificial lambs and their purpose, his father was a priest. When Christ came and was manifested in the flesh, He was identified by the messenger of God as "The Lamb of God, which taketh away sin."
5. In John 19 we see Him as the Lamb CRUCIFIED!
His death was no accident, but He died the appointed death at the appointed time to effectually redeem the sheep of Christ, thereby satisfying every attribute of God (Gal. 4:4).
6. In Rev. 5 we see Him as the Lamb GLORIFIED!
In glory, Jesus Christ will be worshipped in His sacrificial character as the Lamb who died, that is risen and exalted.