The Passover feast is an Old Testament picture of Jesus, given to us by God so that we could recognize Jesus for who who is – God’s promised Messiah. Messiah means “deliverer” or “savior”. God’s message to us is this: In the same way that God used Moses to deliver the Israelites from their slavery to the Egyptians, so God has used Jesus to deliver us from our slavery to sin. In the same way that the blood of a substitute sacrifice caused judgment to pass over the Israelites so the blood of Jesus, our substitute sacrifice, causes judgment to pass over us. In the same way the Israelites applied the blood of lamb by faith to door frames of their house and were saved, so we can apply the blood of Jesus to the door frames of our heart (by faith) and be saved.
After looking at how Jesus fulfilled the Passover, the apostle Peter concluded that Jesus was his Passover lamb. He wrote in 1 Peter 1:18-19, “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
After looking at how Jesus fulfilled the Passover, the apostle Paul concluded that Jesus was his Passover lamb. He wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:7, “…Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”
After looking at how Jesus fulfilled the Passover, what’s your conclusion?