by Eddie Snipes

Jesus -- Our Passover
Eddie Snipes

The Old Testament is the tutor that reveals to us God's plan in the New Testament. The Bible teaches us that it is not possible for the Old Testament law to make us righteous (Hebrews 10:4) but rather that all the Old Testament law serves as our tutor to reveal God's plan and point us to Christ (Galatians 3:24-25). The message of the Passover is not only an Easter message but it is the message of the Gospel of our amazing redemption in Jesus Christ. Everything in the Old Testament ultimately points ahead to the cross of Jesus Christ. Everything in the New Testament points us back to the cross of Jesus Christ as our foundation and the reason for all that is revealed in scripture.

The message of the Passover was preached in the Old Testament, though it was veiled until after Jesus was revealed. The plight of Israel teaches us the redemption of God in Christ. Let us begin by looking at Exodus 12:21-27
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. 22 "And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. 23 "For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. 24 "And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever. 25 "It will come to pass when you come to the land which the LORD will give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service. 26 "And it shall be, when your children say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?' 27 "that you shall say, 'It is the Passover sacrifice of the LORD, who passed over the houses of the ...

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