by Duane Bemis

Passover Explains Communion
Duane Bemis
Exodus 12 and Matthew 26

Let us embark upon another journey into God's Word to find His answer about the Lord's Table, or about the giving of the wine and the bread at communion. As I studied this sanctioned sacrament, the Lord said it is all about "Passover." I then opened my Bible to the Gospel of Matthew and read:

Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He said to His disciples, "You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified." (Matthew 26:1-2)

And there I read the word PASSOVER. I know all about the Passover when Israel was in Egypt and God did a marvelous thing in their sight. But let us go and research the Passover event and learn from God's word what He wants us to understand.

Travel with me back to the time when Moses returned to Egypt to set God's children free, and the very first Passover event recorded in His Bible. God's people were held in bondage for hundreds of years. The Lord sent Moses back to bring God's children to freedom.
Exodus 12:1-13

Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, "This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man's need you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorpos ...

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