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“The Lamb of God”
 
This is what John the Baptist called his cousin Jesus.
 
John 1:29-34
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’
31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”
 
32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.
33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’
34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.
 
Why would John call Jesus this? There is one reason that pops into my mind.
 
For all Israel, the Passover was a time when the blood of the Passover lamb cleansed and protected them.
 
Jesus is God’s perfect lamb who takes away the sin of the world. Therefore, He is the Lamb of God or God’s Lamb.
 
Have you placed your sins into the care of the Lamb of God?
 
If you have not, you are still able to do so.
I pray that you will.

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