The Messiah would come to be a blood sacrifice to God the Father. The whole sacrificial system of the Old Testament was a foreshadowing of the coming Messiah.
Old Testament Prophecy
Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand. [Isaiah 53:10 NIV]
New Testament Fulfillment
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” [Matthew 20:28 NIV]
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! [John 1:29 NIV]
God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished– [Romans 3:25 NIV]
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. [2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV]
…and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. [Ephesians 5:2 NIV]
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. [1 John 4:10 NIV]
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