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Pastor QT
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Christ Is Our Passover

Post by Pastor QT » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:49 pm

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
1 Corinthians 5:7-8

It’s that time once again of celebrating the Passover. Forget about the Easter bunny and sweet eggs. That is not the real meaning of this special feast. Passover was a decisive moment in the history of Israel. So much happened during this time; let me zero in on three specific things that happened and what they mean for us today.

The spotless lamb was slain

“Take a lamb, one for each household…kill it in the evening.”
Exodus 12:3 & 6

Many innocent lambs were killed that day. And with each slaughter innocent blood was spilt; the atmosphere must have been blood-drenched. In our case only one special Lamb was slain once and for all. Jesus was that lamb of whom John declared “Behold the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29) Passover time is a blood remembrance time. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. (Hebrews 9:22)

The spotless lamb’s blood was applied

“And they shall take of the blood and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door posts of the houses.”
Exodus 12:7

Once killed, part of the lamb’s blood was to be applied on the doorframes of their houses, on the upper part of the frame and on the sides. Isn’t it interesting that the top part and the two sides of the doorframe take the shape of a cross! Christ our Passover lamb was hung on an old rugged cross with his two hands bleeding on both sides of the doorframe; He also bled on the top part of the doorframe because of the crown of thorns on His head! Note that for the blood to work it had to be applied. Appropriate the blood in order to reap the benefits of the blood.

The spotless lamb was eaten

“And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast it with fire, and unleavened bread, and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.”
Exodus 12:8

Next, the lamb was eaten. Nothing had to remain till the morning. Whatever remained had to be burnt with fire. Eating stands for communion and fellowship. We need to have total and intimate fellowship with the Lamb. He wants to come in and eat with us and we with Him. He died so that man could be reconciled back to God. In other words so that man could enjoy intimate fellowship with God again like Adam and Eve before the fall. The Lamb craves fellowship with his little lambs, you and me. Immerse yourself in the Lamb in this season.

The lambs protected the Israelites from the marauding angel of death and secured their release from four centuries of bondage. Christ our Passover Lamb protected us from death by dying in our place. He permanently secured our release from sin and bondage by redeeming us through His precious blood. Passover stops death and releases life. Celebrate the feast, celebrate Jesus, our Passover!
I love you with bondage-breaking love!

Pastor QT is a published author, missionary and speaker. He is ready to do anything, anytime, anywhere for the sake of Jesus Christ!

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