Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Lamb of God.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
November 7, 2007
After the murder of his fellow deacon Stephen, Philip went to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the gospel with such power there that a great number of people came to Christ.
ACT 8:32 - “HE WAS LED AS A SHEEP TO SLAUGHTER; AND AS A LAMB BEFORE ITS SHEARER IS SILENT, SO HE DOES NOT OPEN HIS MOUTH.”
ACT 8:33 “IN HUMILIATION HIS JUDGMENT WAS TAKEN AWAY; WHO WILL RELATE HIS GENERATION? FOR HIS LIFE IS REMOVED FROM THE EARTH.”
In God’s fantastic plan, this Ethiopian just happened to be reading Isaiah 53, which gives the gospel with such clarity and detail.
This is incontrovertible proof that ISA 52:13 - 53:12 is Messianic and points directly to our Lord Jesus Christ.
What is absolutely breathtaking about the Bible study of this Ethiopian is the fact that in Isa 53 there are 24 parallel statements about our Savior.
The one thing which we call attention to as being noteworthy is that the exact center of these 24 parallels is ISA 53:7b. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter. As a LAMB!
The Lamb is the unifying factor that ties together the Old Testament sacrifices with the Old Testament predictions of the Savior.
MAR 14:12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?”
1TI 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
The lamb was to be without spot and without blemish and was actually tied down to the horns of the altar.
An individual would come to the priest and the priest would put one hand on the man’s head and another on the lamb’s head which represented a transfer of sins.
Then the priest would lift up his knife to the nose of the lamb and slit his throat.
HEB 9:22 and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin.
JOH 1:29 He is the Lamb FROM God who takes away the sin of the world!
[Greek - genitive of source]