Spiritual Meaning of Lamb
Posted by adventbiblestudy on October 21, 2010
Revelation 5:6 KJV And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a
Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Most people know the Lamb in Revelation 5 represents Christ, but how do we prove it when asked?
The answer lies in a simple word study. Look up the word lamb in a Concordance, or search on a Bible program looking for texts which make a clear, concise connection between a lamb and Christ. Among other texts you will find the following.
John 1:29 KJV The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
1 Peter 1:19 KJV But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
You can see from the above texts, the Bible not only reveals the spiritual meaning of the lamb, but provides additional information. Christ also takes away the sins of the world, through His blood, and was offered without blemish or spot. These two texts open up opportunities to witness in greater detail. This is why it is more important to know the texts explaining the spiritual meaning, not only interpretation. As seen by this example the interpretation tells only a small part of the story. The Holy Ghost has a way of expounding on subjects you will find only when taking the time to prepare.