Jesus Our Passover (by Roy Lessin of DaySpring)
Next week begins the Feast of Passover. Passover is a feast of the Lord that remembers the deliverance of Israel from the bondage of slavery in Egypt. In great detail, the Passover points to the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Here are six ways we see Jesus as our Passover Lamb.
1. The Passover would not have happened without a lamb. Jesus was the lamb of God.
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 (NKJV)
2. The Passover lamb was to be without blemish. Jesus was without the blemish of sin.
“Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NKJV)
3. The Passover lamb was the lamb of redemption. Jesus is our redeemer.
“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Col. 1:13-14 (NKJV)
4. The Passover lamb was to be slain. Jesus was slain upon the cross.
…”Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” Rev. 5:12 (NKJV)
5. The Passover lamb’s blood had to be shed and applied to save Israel. Jesus’ shed blood provides salvation when applied (appropriated) by faith to our hearts.
“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” Romans 5:8-9 (NKJV)
6. The Passover lamb was to be received into the home and partaken of by all inside. Jesus must be received by faith by all who desire to become God’s children.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:” John 1:12 (NKJV)
Note: This is taken from my book “I Am Passover/Communion Collection” which brings together the meaning of Passover and the significance of communion. The book is available from DaySpring.com