The Jews were looking for Messiah to come as a great prophet or a great king. They understood nothing of a "Saviour-Priest," of a "Lamb of God." You would think these priests and Levites who ministered about the temple and the sacrifices would have inquired about THE SACRIFICE; but no, apparently they had no sense of sin; they were Abraham's seed. They would have welcomed him ON THE THRONE, but NOT ON THE ALTAR. "Behold the Lamb of God."
1. In Gen. 4:4 we have the Lamb typified. 2. In Gen. 22:8 we have the Lamb prophesied. 3. In Exo. 12:5-7 we have the Lamb slain and the blood applied. 4. In Isa. 53:1-7 we have the Lamb personified-a man. 5. In John 1:29 we have the Lamb identified. 6. In Rev. 5:6, 13 we have the Lamb magnified and glorified.
--From Our Commentaries
Henry T. Mahan was born in Birmingham, Alabama August 1926. He began pastoring at the young age of 21 and has wide experience in the pastoral ministry, having...