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THE LAMB OF GOD APPROVED FOR SACRIFICE
“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”—John 1:29
“We are reminded that he is THE SPOTLESS LAMB—a lamb without blemish and without spot. Now I need not remind you who are at all familiar with the Old Testament history, how important it was that the lamb that was offered up should be without blemish. So vital was this, that it was required that the priest who was appointed for that purpose should carefully inspect the victim that had been selected, to be sure that there was no blemish in it, and then seal it with the Temple seal, in token that it was fit for sacrifice and for food; and now we find our Lord Jesus Christ taking up the thought, and saying, “Labor not for the meat that perisheth, but for that meat that endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you; for him hath God the Father sealed.” On the banks of the Jordan, the heavens opened, and the Spirit descended like a dove, and rested upon him, and God spoke saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”—A. J. Gordon.
— August, 1887 —