The Passover Lamb – Advent Day 6

“Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a lamb for each household … The blood on the doorposts shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt’ “ (Exodus 12:3,13).

“The next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’ “ (John 1:29).

The death of the Egyptian firstborn was the last of ten plagues God used to deliver His people from bondage in Egypt.  God instructed the Israelites to sacrifice a lamb and spread its blood on their doorposts.  When the Lord visited the land at midnight, He “passed over” the homes with the blood applied.  The Egyptians without the blood in place suffered the death of their firstborn.

In the sight of God, the only difference between the sons of Egypt and the sons of Israel on that night was the blood of the lamb.  Jesus is our Passover Lamb.  In God’s eyes at the final judgment, the only difference between the children of God and the lost will be the applied blood of the lamb, Jesus Christ.

If you have believed the gospel message of Jesus Christ that His blood was spilled for you and was the sufficient sacrifice for your sins, you are set free from the penalty of your sin and the judgment of God will “pass over” you.  Jesus is our Passover Lamb!

Jesus was present as the Passover Lamb, because Jesus was there from the beginning!