Jesus is the Passover Lamb
We as Christians celebrate April 8th Resurrection Sunday(Easter), in remembrance of Jesus death, burial, and resurrection. On the Jewish Calendar, however Passover falls on this month, which starts on Friday April 6, 2012 and ends in the evening of Saturday April 14, 2012 .
The Passover is a type and shadow of Christ Jesus being our Passover Lamb, and Jesus prophetically fulfilling the Feast of Passover, the blood of Jesus is applied upon our life, and the blood of Jesus is for remission of sins( Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38, 1 John 5:8). Passover means the Lord would “pass over,” the destroyer bypass the Israelites homes in Egypt, because the blood was applied to the door post of their homes. As for today the blood of Jesus is a hedge of protection also from seen and unseen danger.
Here is several key factors of Jesus being our Passover Lamb:
He is the unblemished lamb (Exodus 12:5 ; John 1:29 ; Hebrews 4:14-15). John the Baptist called him the Lamb of God, which take away sin of the world.
Jesus is the lamb selected in advanced (Exodus 12:3; 1 Peter 1:19-20).
Jesus is the Lamb slain (Exodus 12:6,21 ; Revelation 5:6, 13:8).
He is the Lamb with no broken bones (Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12; Psalms 34:20; John 19:33,36).
The blood applied to door of our hearts (Exodus 12:7,22 ; Hebrews 10:22).
Leaven removed and sin removed from our life through Christ( Exodus 12:15, 19:20; 1 Corinthians 5:8).
Jesus was the Lamb hidden for four days, a day with the Lord is as a thousand years. From Adam to Jesus was four thousand years, which is four days in the eyes of the Lord (Exodus 12:3, 6; Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8).
Jesus was killed exactly at 3:00 p.m. the same time the Passover Lamb was annually killed.
Other types and shadows of Passover:
Egypt as the World System.
Israel as the Children of G-d.
Pharaoh as Satan, and symbol of Egypt was a serpent (Revelation 12:9).
Passover is deliverance from Egypt( the world and sin), and the blood is for protection.
So Jesus is our Passover Lamb, and in Him is life, because life is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11), His blood cleanses and delivers us from sin, and we now walk in the newness of life.
Unleavened Bread Jesus is the Bread of Life, we come into a Christian life and we eat of His Word no longer walking in a sinful lifestyle (Exodus 12:7-20, 13:6;Leviticus 23:4-8; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8).
The Feast of First Fruit
First Fruits, Jesus fulfilled First Fruits for His resurrection was the first day of the week and on First Fruits. He is first fruit of the resurrection (Leviticus 23:9-14; Matthew 28:1; 1 Corinthians 15:20,23; Romans 8:29; Revelation 1:5).