The Promised Lamb


Genesis 3:1-21

The promised Lamb is unique in His origin.

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He would be the seed of a woman, who would produce an offspring without the aid of a man.

This was the first prophecy of the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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The virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ is important.

Sin and the sin nature were handed down through the man (Rom. 5:12).

We have inherited a sinful nature, and are sinners at birth.

The birth of the Lord Jesus came without a human father, He was born without sin!

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The promised Lamb is unique in His occupation.

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He would come to battle with the forces of evil.

He would come to bruise the serpent’s head.

He would come to deliver humanity from their sins.

He would come to secure their liberty and salvation from sin.

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The promised Lamb would come as a warrior.

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He would take up the fight that Adam had lost in the Garden of Eden.

He would battle with Satan!

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From the instant this prophecy was given in Genesis 3:15, until the moment the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again from the dead, Satan did everything in his power to stop the seed of the woman from being born.

He worked through Cain to kill Abel (Gen. 4).

He sought to corrupt the human blood line through evil marriages (Gen. 6).

He tried to kill the people of Israel in Egypt (Ex. 1-2).

He tried to bring about their destruction by leading them into gross idolatry during the kingdom years of Israel.

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When the Lord Jesus Christ was born, he tried to destroy Him as an infant (Matt. 2).

He tried to lead Him to sin on the Mount of Temptation (Matt. 4).

He tried to get Him to claim the crown without going to the cross (John 6).

He tried to kill Him in the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22).

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Satan thought he had won the victory when the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross.

He didn’t realize that the Lord Jesus Christ died in the sinner’s place.

The Lord Jesus Christ was the promised Lamb of God!

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The promised Lamb would come as a winner.

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He would crush the head of the serpent.

This was fulfilled at the cross.

The Lord Jesus Christ endured death for God’s elect, but death could not hold Him!

On the third morning, He arose from the dead as the Victor.

In His dying and rising again, He inflicted a mortal wound upon the head of the serpent that would ultimately end with him sentenced to an eternity in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:10).

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Adam and Eve witnessed God slew an animal to provide a covering for their nakedness.

They saw how much their sin cost them.

They finally understood that the wages of sin is death (Gen. 2:17, Rom. 6:23).

The promised Lamb came as the sacrificial Lamb.

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God provided them a covering of animal’s skin.

God wanted to show them that sin can only be taken away through the shedding of innocent blood (Heb. 9:22).

And only the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ is sufficient to save us.

The promised Lamb is a sufficient sacrifice.

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Some thoughts.
  • Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and left us with a desperate sin problem.
  • God saw our need and sent His Son the Lord Jesus Christ into the world to die on the cross as the perfect sacrifice.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ is the promised Lamb of God
  • Would we come to Him to be saved?

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