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Passover Points To Jesus

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Passover Points To Jesus

Passover reminded the Hebrews of their deliverance from Egyptian bondage. God had passed through Egypt, and the oldest child of every household had died – except those who had obeyed God by putting blood from a spotless lamb on the doorposts.

Exodus 12:13 NKJV
“Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”

As a result, the Hebrews were released from their bondage. They were freed. To help the people remember what He had done, and to point them to the Messiah, God instituted the Passover celebration.

Exodus 12:14 NKJV
“So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.”

Passover is a shadow of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Lamb of God, on the cross. Jesus Christ was crucified during an annual observance of the Passover in Jerusalem. Jesus was sacrificed on Calvary at the same time as the Passover lambs were being slain in the temple.

Just as the blood on the doorposts freed the Hebrews from the death angel, so the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ has set us free from the bondage of sin and Satan.

1 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
“Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.”

The blood of Jesus cleanses us from our sin and releases us from the punishment of sin.

Romans 6:23 NKJV
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

Dear Jesus,
Thank-you for being our Passover Lamb. And thank-you for all the benefits that we receive through Your precious sacrifice. May we never forget all that You have done for us.
In Your precious name we pray,
Amen

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The Lamb of God

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The Lamb of God

Exodus 12: 21 NKJV
“Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, ‘Pick out and take for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb.’

Before Jesus came to this earth, and during His lifetime, the Jewish people sacrificed lambs. The Feast of Passover was one of the occasions/events that a lamb was sacrificed. The people (each family) would pick out a lamb, tie it up outside of their house, and watch it for three days to make sure that there was nothing wrong with it. Any problem or defect would make the lamb unfit for a holy sacrifice. The lamb had to be perfect, without spot or blemish.

Exodus 12:3-6 NKJV
“Speak to the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for a lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons: according to each man’s need you shall make count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.’ ”

Jesus Christ is the Lamb that God gave as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.

1 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
“Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.”

John 1:29 NKJV
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God that was slain for our sins. He is worthy to be worshiped, honored and adored. Unlike the lambs slain at the Feast of Passover, Jesus Christ prevailed over death and the grave. He is alive and full of power and strength. He alone has the authority to rule and judge.

Revelation 5:6-14 NKJV
“And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creature, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of my hand of Him who sat on the throne.
Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
And they sang a new song, saying:
‘You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.’

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice:
‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!’
And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:
‘Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!’
Then the four living creatures said, ‘Amen!’ And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.”

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Dear Father,
Thank-you for giving Your Son, Jesus, as a sacrifice for my sins. Thank-you that Jesus prevailed over death and the grave. He is alive and sitting at Your right hand in heaven. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to always remember the sacrifice that was paid for me and help me to live accordingly.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

The Passover Lamb

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The Passover Lamb

Believers have the very same benefits through Jesus Christ as did the Hebrews through the first Passover lamb. Take a moment today and reflect on all that God provided for the Hebrews before, during and after their exodus from Egypt. What He provided for them, He has provided for you. What He did for them, He will do for you.

A few of the things God provided the Hebrews with:

protection from the judgments that Egypt experienced (Each plague was a judgment against an Egyptian idol but the plagues did not destroy or harm the Hebrews.)

life (The death angel passed over the homes where the blood was applied.)

provision (The Hebrews had asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold, and clothing. The Egyptians granted them what they requested. During their desert wandering the Bible tells us that God provided them with food and water. And their sandals/shoes never wore out!)

favor (The Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians.)

HEALTH and STRENGTH (When the Hebrews left Egypt their were no lame or sick. They had eaten the body of the Passover lamb the night before.).

 

Jesus is our PASSOVER LAMB. Everything we need is found in Jesus. There is promise and power in the blood and body of Christ.