Daily Bread 2/7/2023


    Daily Bread – February 7, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) John 1:29 – The next day, John saw Jesus coming towards him and he said, “Look! The Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world.” Foreshadowing Of Jesus In The Old Testament The particular Greek word used for lamb in Exodus 12:5 is ‘arnos’. This Greek word first occurs in Exodus 12:5, and then is used 33 times in the Septuagint afterwards. The Hebrew word that ‘arnos’ translates is ‘seh’, (lamb), which first occurs in Genesis 22:7 and 8 when Isaac asks Abraham, his father, “Where is the lamb?” Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself a Lamb” – a statement that can be easily understood as a prophecy of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. The offering of Isaac as a whole burnt offering unto God is the perfect typology for the offering of Jesus Christ by God, the Father. Jesus said Abraham saw His day, and it makes perfect sense that at the moment Abraham was offering the ultimate sacrifice of His only begotten son on what would become the temple mount, that he would have looked up and not only seen a lamb caught in the thicket, but also the Lamb of God which John the Baptist announced in this verse. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen