“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
There are eight titles given to our Lord Jesus Christ in the opening chapter of the Gospel of John all implying His messiahship and deity: The Word, The Life, The Light, The Son, The Lamb, The Messiah, The King, The Son of Man. None, however, were more important to lost humanity as The Divine Lamb. For it is the title of The Lamb of God that brought together His sinless humanity with His Divinity.
We should wonder what must have been going through the mind of John the Baptist when the Incarnate Son of God steadily approached the Jordan River where John was preaching and baptizing. John most likely jumped for joy as he did in his mother’s womb at the salutation of Mary in Luke 1:41. John knew that this was not only the Lamb of God, but the Lamb provided by God, for not only his Salvation, but the Salvation of the world. His introduction of The Lamb changed the course of human history for eternity.
“For thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation"
God gave the world Jesus Christ not just for one individual, not for one family, not for the nation of Israel only, but for the whole world.
Before Jesus could ever be our Lilly of the Valley, our True Vine, our Master, our Bread of Life, our Bright and Morning Star, our Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, or the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, we first had to accept Him as The Lamb of God who was slain and redeemed us to God. It is the sin-bearing, guilt removing, Holy Ghost filling Power of His Blood that is written on the door posts of our hearts that gives us new life each day.
His name is Jesus Christ. His Person and Deity hold many powerful titles. Every name given to Him helps us and blesses us through our wilderness journey. However, He will forever be worshipped as The Lamb of God who took away your sin, my sin, and the sin of the world.