…in another’s place…

What does is mean that Jesus is “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world…?” Early in John’s gospel we see John the Baptist pointing in the direction of Jesus to help his followers understand that Jesus was in their midst and that He had been sent by the Father so that the world would be reconciled to Him. As soon as man fell into sin in the garden of eden, God’s plan was put into action. He began with one lamb for one person (Genesis 3:21; 4:4), then one lamb for one family (Exodus 12:3), then one lamb for one nation (Leviticus 16:15-16, and now in the person of Jesus, the Messiah one lamb for the world (John 1:29). God’s redemptive purposes culminate when He stood and took my place on the Cross. A substitute takes another’s place.

I am saved because Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world… that means God the Father sent God the Son to take the wrath for my personal sin. Jesus bore the full force of the wrath of God because of me. The result is that now I can stand before God because Christ’s right-ness covers me.

Jesus says… Come and see… follow me… spend time with me…

In your weariness, come.
In your confusion, come.
In your joy, come…

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