A good morning to you!! As we continue studying the topic of the Passover, we see that the Jews celebrate a meal that they call the Seder. This is something that Jews do as a memorial of their exodus from Egypt. I watched a Messianic Jew perform the Seder where he explained each phase. Although it’s nice to know how Christ is represented in each phase, the Seder is not for Christians. We are not required to keep the Feasts because we already know Christ as our Messiah. The only thing that was required of the Christian Gentiles to follow were told to us in Acts 15:28-29. The Feasts point the Jews TO Jesus so they will see that their Messiah is revealed in each of these.
So let’s discuss the Seder. The Seder is the traditional dinner that Jews celebrate during Passover. The definition of Seder is “order.” As you can see in the picture above, there appears to be an order in the food displayed. There’s also an order in the prayers and songs. Each food item on the plate represents an aspect of the Jews flight out of Egypt and being freed from slavery. It’s really quite touching. It’s a wonderful reminder of what they went through! It’s also pretty amazing that Jews all around the world are celebrating this Seder in the same manner.
As a Christian, we look at this tradition as our school teacher and rejoice that Christ is our Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7). Do you see the bone in the picture above? This is known as the shank bone of a lamb. Christ is represented in this very shank bone as it relates to the lamb that was slaughtered for the Passover. We also can correlate it to John 19:36 where not a bone of Christ’s body was broken while He was on the cross. As the Passover lamb provided salvation for the Jews out of Egypt, so does our Passover Lamb provide salvation as we come out of Egypt (a type of the world) into the glorious promised land of Heaven! This is why John the Baptist said in John 1:29, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
On the next post, we will cover other aspects of the Seder. Think about the whole purpose of the Passover and how it relates to Christ and the salvation He provides to all. Do you know Jesus Christ, the Messiah, 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!
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!
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.
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!
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:
Atonement ATO’NEMENT, n.
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.
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:
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/
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!