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Jewish Feasts & Jesus Revealed – Passover

Blood on the Doorposts: Passover Thoughts | All is Well

Good morning to you! 😀 I’m hoping that you enjoyed the series on the Prophecies of the Messiah and how Jesus fulfilled them all! I thought it would be interesting to continue in the same “light” and study how Jesus shows Himself in the different Jewish Feasts. One can find Jesus on every single page of the Bible if you are searching; more specifically in the major doctrines of Israel and the Church. Jesus only taught from the Old Testament and He revealed Himself, not only through the prophecies, but in each of the details of the Feasts that God required Israel to follow. We see Jesus’ hand in creation, salvation and where we will spend eternity! God knew from the beginning that the Feasts would point to His Son and would reveal the Yeshua Mashiach, Messiah Jesus Christ, in each of the Feasts? Do you know why? Because salvation is of the Jews and was preached to the Jews first!

(John 4:22)  Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

(Romans 1:16)  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Salvation is of the Jews because Jesus Christ came to earth as a Jew to preach salvation to the Jews first, then to the rest of the world through His apostles. It’s important to know the reason why we believe what we believe, amen? Any Christian who doesn’t love the Jews, doesn’t love the Lord Jesus Christ.

So let’s see what blessings we can learn from the different Feasts which are celebrated by our Lord’s people! We started the series with the Sabbath. We learned that although it’s not a Feast, it is the Fourth Commandment and considered holy. Therefore, it should be included, amen?

The first of the Feasts is the Passover. If you are not familiar with the Passover celebration, you are in for a real treat!! First let’s get a picture for why this Feast is celebrated and read the verses in Exodus which explain it.

Exodus 12:1-14 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,  (2)  This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.  (3)  Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:  (4)  And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:  (6)  And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.  (7)  And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.  (8)  And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.  (9)  Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.  (10)  And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.  (11)  And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover.  (12)  For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.  (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.  (14)  And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

Leviticus 23:5  In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover.

We see in our reading that when the Jews were about to leave Egypt, God was going to bring His judgment on Pharaoh and all the land. The first born was going to die unless they obeyed the command of God to kill an unblemished lamb and use its blood to paint around the doorposts (as shown in the picture at the top of this post). When the angel of death passed over the houses, death would not come upon the house that was covered with the blood of the lamb. What a beautiful picture of the Christian’s sins being covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, amen?

The Passover (Leviticus 23:5) pointed to the Messiah as our Passover Lamb, as described in 1 Corinthians 5:7, whose blood would be shed for our sins. Jesus was crucified during the Passover (Mark 14:12). Christ was the “lamb without blemish or defect” (1 Peter 1:19) because He lived a life that was completely sinless (Hebrews 4:15). As the Jews were released from enslavement in Egypt, so are we free from the slavery of sin! (Romans 8:2). Praise the Lord!!

In my next few posts, I will cover the meal at the Passover and how Jesus is depicted in each of the steps taken to prepare the Seder meal. It means so much more now that I know what each part means. As a Christian, I can look back to see how all those “pieces” are fulfilled through Jesus Christ. The Jews are still awaiting their Messiah and do not fully understand.

Do you see Jesus in each of the details we covered today? Do you know the Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, 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!