Jesus Lamb of God Marble Statue

SKU: STAT061/D.13
R 1 325,00

Jesus Lamb of God Marble Statue

Dimensions:  90mm L x 80mm W x 210mm H

Please note that all our Marble Art Statues are made on order. There is a lead time of approximately 10 working days.

Our statues are priced for "Cast Marble White".

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Christ by Chris Young
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)

 

 

Why was Jesus called the Lamb of God? Some might say that it was because he was as peaceful as a lamb; others would say that it might be because he went like a lamb to the slaughter; And they would not be wrong. But the most heartfelt reason of all is that he was chosen by God to be sacrificed, because he was firstborn, without spot or blemish. When the children of Israel picked the firstborn lambs of their flocks, exquisite, perfect to be used for breeding purposes, it was indeed a sacrifice for many of them.

But God didn't choose among his sheep; he selected his Beloved Son, in whom he was well pleased…  
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:16-17)

Imagine that choice; He only had one son who did his bidding in all things, everyone else, every son and daughter of God chose to follow their own ways to varying degrees, becoming Gods unto themselves. But God really loved all those wayward children of his. Even those who would deny him, and even curse and hate him. What caused him to ask Jesus to be the Lamb to be slaughtered?

God didn't decide that the wages of sin is death. That is an eternal law that he has to enforce. If he did not, but decided to make exceptions, he would cease to be God, since the entire existence would lose respect for the God who would not uphold justice.

But the ends of all creation will respect and accept mercy upon the sinner who has a broken heart and a contrite spirit. But the death must still be enforced upon the sinner. How can this equation be solved. There was only one way, and God knew it.

So God asked Jesus to become the sinner-by proxy, and take the just death.  The Father had mercy enough on all men to ask Jesus if he would do it. Did Jesus have mercy enough to accept the calling? Jesus accepted the call of his Father, and thus he became the Lamb of God.

 

 

Jehovah (Jesus) understood how horrible it was for his Father to ask him to be the sacrificial lamb. He showed this, and conveyed it to Abraham and the rest of the world by asking Abraham to sacrifice his only begotten son:

1 AND it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. (Genesis 22:1-18)

The Lamb earned the right to tread between man and God. He will know if our heart is truly broken over our sin, and when it is, he will plead our case with the Father. There is no opposition between the wills of the Father and the Son when it comes to our salvation. After all, it was the Father who called Jesus to save us, by becoming the Lamb of God.