The Lamb of God
When John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him at the Jordan River where he was baptizing, he said; “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) By God’s revelation, John saw that Jesus would be the one who would carry the sin of the world through his sacrifice on the cross. Isaiah prophesied this same thing in Isaiah 54:7. “He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.” When Jesus was arrested, falsely accused, flogged and condemned to death he did not defend himself but went willingly to the cross which would pay the total price for all of our sins.