We know that no one can come to God except through Jesus. Do you know why this is true? It is because God is holy, Psa. 145:17. This means that He is absolutely pure and right and good. We are not like that. Sometimes we are good and sometimes we are naughty. But God is always good. He has never done or thought anything that is in the least little bit wrong. Because He is so holy He cannot look upon sin; and everyone in the world has sinned. Breaking God's holy law is sin. Sin always separates from God. Not one person in the whole world could ever stand before the holiness of God, Hab. 1:13, except the Lord Jesus who has never sinned. Now we will see just why we cannot come to God except through the Lord Jesus.
One day as John the Baptist stood preaching to a group of people, he saw Jesus coming towards him. He had been telling the people to get ready for the coming of the King. He had said to them, “I am not worthy to tie His shoes. I am just a voice to announce His coming. " As they saw Jesus that day coming towards them, John said to the people, “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. This is the one I told you would come, the One upon whom the Holy Spirit descended. He is the Son of God. "
John was sent into the world to introduce Jesus. He was His announcer. Jesus is known by many names but John introduced Him to this group as the Lamb of God. He said, “Behold the Lamb of God. " This seems to be a very strange name. What did John mean? Why did he call Him that? The people to who he was speaking belonged to the race of Abraham. They knew the Old Testament stories and the law and the prophets.
They knew that many, many times in the Old Testament God had used a lamb to teach them things He wanted them to know. When John said, “Behold the Lamb of God, " it must have brought many pictures to their minds.
When Lucifer sinned, he was cast out of Heaven because sin always separates from God. When Adam and Eve, our first parents, sinned, they were cast out of the beautiful garden, because sin brings punishment and separation from God. But because God loved man and was not happy to have him separated from Himself, He made a way by which man could come to Him. All through the Old Testament times before Jesus came, people came to God through animal sacrifices.
The second boy ever born into the world, Abel was a shepherd. One time he came to worship God. God had told his father, Adam, and Adam had told Abel how they were to come to God. Abel trusted God, and he obeyed Him. He went to the flock and got a lamb, a perfect lamb. Abel put his hand on the head of the little lamb and confessed his sins to God. Then the little lamb was killed and offered as a sacrifice to God. God saw that Abel was sorry for his sins and that he trusted Him. The little lamb had done nothing wrong. It died in Abel's place and as his substitute.
Julia Shipley is a committed Christian worshipping and serving in her local church. She has a heart for the young children and the youth believing the word of God is the final authority. For more information visit http://www.quick-christian-resources.com