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The Lamb without Blemish (Exod. 12:).
pp. 73 - 76
"A lamb", "The lamb", "Your lamb", such is the suggestive progression in verses 3,
4 and 5, as they speak of the shadow and type of the Lamb of God. Surely in every heart
there is the prayer that Christ shall become increasingly the great central and personal
factor. That from A Saviour, we may have passed to The Saviour, and not have rested
until we can also say My Saviour.
"The whole congregation of Israel shall kill IT" (Exod. 12: 6).
So merges the type, the many lambs, into one "it", the one great Passover of God.
"Your lamb shall be without blemish" (Exod. 12: 5).
The law in Leviticus is most particular, descending to minute details, that the holiness
and perfection of the great Antitype should ever be before the mind of the faithful:--
"Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, . . . . . that
which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut" (Lev. 22: 22-24).
all such are set aside.
"Whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for
you . . . . . IT SHALL BE PERFECT TO BE ACCEPTED" (Lev. 22: 19-21).
The lamb was to be taken on the tenth day of the month, and sacrificed on the
fourteenth. This would give time and opportunity for careful inspection. Luke 23:
contains the finding of those who examined the true Lamb of God.
"I find no fault in this man."
"I have found no fault in this man."
"No, nor yet Herod: for I send you to him, and lo,
nothing worthy of death is done unto Him."
"What evil hath He done? I have found no cause of death in Him."
"We receive the due reward of our deeds,
but this man hath done nothing amiss."
The CENTURION. "Glorified God saying, Certainly this was a righteous man."
Matt. 27: adds further evidence.
"I have betrayed innocent blood."
PILATE'S WIFE. "Have thou nothing to do with that just man."