Prophecy of Messiah:

Exo 12:5  Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

Exo 12:13  And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

Exo 12:21-27  Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.  (22)  And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.  (23)  For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.  (24)  And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.  (25)  And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.  (26)  And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?  (27)  That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

Exo 12:46  In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.

Good morning! In my personal opinion, today’s topic describes Christ and His mission as perfection and completion! Grab your favorite beverage and let’s dig deeper!

God set up the plan of salvation from the very beginning in the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve chose to sin and ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they realized their sin and tried to cover themselves by making an apron of fig leaves (Genesis 3:7). This was a covering made with their own hands; not much different than their future son Cain’s offering, amen? Instead, when God came to them, he showed them that their aprons of fig leaves were not sufficient. According to Genesis 3:21, God made them coats of skins. What skins? No animal had ever been killed up to this point. An animal was slain in order to cover Adam and Eve; but the shed blood of that animal produced that covering. From this point on, the pattern of a blood offering to cover sins was instituted. We see later in Leviticus 17:11 that it becomes an atonement for Israel’s sins. Noah Webster describes atonement as:


Agreement; concord; reconciliation, after enmity or controversy. Rom 5.
Expiation; satisfaction or reparation made by giving an equivalent for an injury, or by doing or suffering that which is received in satisfaction for an offense or injury; with for.
And Moses said to Aaron, go to the altar, and offer thy sin-offering, and thy burnt-offering, and make an atonement for thyself and for the people. Lev 9.
In theology, the expiation of sin made by the obedience and personal sufferings of Christ.

Today’s topic is how Jesus Christ fulfilled the sacrificial offering of a lamb in the Old Testament. Please take a moment to read through the verses above. If you are already familiar with these verses, meditate for a few moments on how you think Jesus fulfilled each of those Old Testament verses. Now let’s move on to the verses below.

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Rom 5:8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

1Co 5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

Joh 19:31-36  The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.  (32)  Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.  (33)  But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:  (34)  But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.  (35)  And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.  (36)  For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

When we stop, sit a spell and meditate between the requirements of the Jews’ sacrificial lamb and how Jesus the Messiah fulfilled each of these requirements, we discover that He was sacrificed for both Jews and Gentiles alike! Only His blood was enough for all! John 3:16 tells us that God’s love for the “world” would be the reason that He gave His only begotten Son! The only difference between the Old Testament lamb’s blood is that it covered the Israelites. The New Testament Lamb’s blood is that His blood forgives and pardons our sins:

Heb 9:22  And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

The word remission is defined as forgiveness and pardon. Jesus Christ took the punishment for our sins so that we would not have to receive that punishment. He took our place, don’t you see? The Old Testament prophesied that He would and the New Testament revealed that He did! \o/

Isa 53:5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

The prophecy of Exodus is fulfilled by the One and Only Saviour of mankind, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world! When God “sees the blood” of His Son over us, He passes over us and we are saved from eternal life in Hell! Jesus took the punishment so we would not have to! What a beautiful picture! The Lord said that there’s no greater love than to die for his friends (John 15:13). Then we read two verses later (John 15:15), that He calls us friend! \o/ Are you a friend of Christ? Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!