It was only a lamb without blemish that was deemed worthy to be sacrificed on the alter as a burnt offering to the LORD. Being full of sin, we do not have the capacity to atone for ourselves. The Son of God became the pure unblemished Son of man, and without realising their actions, the Jews once again brought a spotless lamb to be slain for their sins.
He is our atonement, wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. He died, was raised up and is exalted at the right hand of the Father. For all those who believe this truth, they are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev19:9).
Apart from John the Baptiser, the apostle John is the only one who brings us insight into the Lamb of God through his writing of Revelation. In chapter 7 we find this amazing promise, ‘For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes’. How often have you experienced sorrow and how often have you been broken to tears? Hold on to the promise that a day is coming when death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore. A day when we shall worship the Almighty and the Lamb in a place that has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb (21:23).