The start of Passover is written in the book of Exoduses.
While the Israelite were in Egypt, God had sent down ten different plagues. The first nine were only targeted towards the Egyptians, but the last plague was sent down and was equally spread throughout the land to the Egyptians and the Israelite. If the door frames were painted with lamb’s blood, then God passed over and spared the first born. If the door frames were not painted with the lamb’s blood, the the first born of that household was killed.
Exodus 12:13 13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
When God passed over the houses with the lambs blood painted on the door frames, He forgave the sins of that household.
The Israelite were told to use a young lamb that was a year old, and to get rid of the yeast in their homes.
Exodus 12:46 “[The lamb] must be eaten inside the house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.”
During Passover, the Israelite were told to eat a young lamb, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs.
The reason why they were told to eat these was because
The young lamb represents Jesus Christ. The households with the lamb’s blood painted on the door frames, the firstborn was spared as well as the sins of that household was forgiven. We need Jesus to live.
The unleavened bread was basically bread without yeast. This represent the sinless life that Jesus lived and that we should do the same.
The bitter herbs were reminders to the Israelite of their hardships and suffering in the land of Egypt. If they thought that the suffering in the wilderness was hard, the bitter herbs were to remind them that slavery in Egypt was harsher.
In life, there are two types of people.
The first are the people who have a relationship with Passover – They know that they were supposed to perish for their sins, but were saved by the God’s grace.
The second are the people who do not have a relationship with Passover – they are disconnected from God’s grace and they receive judgement, and the penalty of sin.
Exodus 12:14 “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.”
We are told to do this so that we continue to live in God’s grace.
Everybody needs God’s grace, which means everybody needs Jesus Christ. Those who have a relationship with Passover also live in Christ. What is living in Christ? It is to dedicate your life, love, and obey Jesus.
As you live through life what type of relationship would like to have with Passover? Let’s always remember God’s grace and give thanks to God.
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Matthew 5:13 – 16 “13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”