The Lamb that was slain.
“Your lamb shall be without blemish . . . and . . . the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight. Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. . . . And when I see the blood, I will pass over you.—The sprinkled blood.—Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.—“Delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God.”—Because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses.—Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.
Rev. 13:8; Ex. 12:5-7, 13; Heb. 12:24; 1 Cor. 5:7; Acts 2:23; 2 Tim. 1:9; Eph. 1:7; 1 Pet. 4:1, 2
“I have trodden the winepress alone.”
“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?”—[The Lord] saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him.—He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree.—Becoming a curse for us.
Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.—He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.—Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
“March on, my soul, with might!”—We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.—“They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.”
Isa. 63:3; Ex. 15:11; Isa. 59:16; 1 Pet. 2:24; Gal. 3:13; Ps. 98:1; Col. 2:15; Isa. 53:11; Judg. 5:21; Rom. 8:37; Rev. 12:11