The Passover – Part 2

Oct 24, 2018 | Ministry Portions, Wednesday Bible Study

Christ our Passover

Today's Verses

Exodus 12:

3 Speak to all the assembly of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month each man shall take a lamb according to his father’s house, a lamb for a household.
4 And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor next to his house shall take one according to the number of the persons in the houses; according to each man’s eating you shall make your count for the lamb.
7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread with bitter herbs.
9 Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but roasted with fire—its head with its legs and with its inward parts.
10 And you shall not let any of it remain until the morning, but any of it that remains until the morning you shall burn with fire.
11 And this is how you shall eat it: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is Jehovah’s passover.
13 And the blood shall be a sign for you upon the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there will be no plague upon you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
14 And this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall keep it as a feast to Jehovah; throughout your generations as a perpetual statute you shall keep it as a feast.
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, Draw out and take lambs according to your families, and slaughter the passover.
22 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and you shall apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and to the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the entrance of his house until the morning.
23 For Jehovah will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood upon the lintel and on the two doorposts, Jehovah will pass over the entrance and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to smite you.
28 And the children of Israel went and did so; just as Jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.

1 Corinthians 5:

7b …for our Passover, Christ, also has been sacrificed.

Acts 16:

31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you and your household.

1 Corinthians 1:

30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God: both righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

John 15:

4a Abide in Me…

John 6:

53 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life…
54a For My flesh is true food…
57b … who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me.

  1. Christ our Passover -vv. 1 Cor. 5:7
    1. The blood of the lamb sprinkled/applied to the doorpost with hyssop and a basin being for redemption and a rich entrance into the house to eat the lamb -vv. Exo. 12:22
      1. Being applied by hyssop, a small plant, and contained in a basin, a small bowl, signifying we only need a little faith to apply and enjoy the redemption of Christ. -vv. Matt. 17:20
      2. Applying the blood to a doorpost signifies the redemption of Christ is our entrance into Christ -vv. 1 Cor. 1:30; John 15:4a
        1. In Christ as the house we are in union and are identified with Christ and His redemption
        2. Once we have entered into the house, Christ, we need to abide in Him
      3. Christ revealed Himself as the lamb of God, and that His flesh was to be eaten so we could be living. -vv. John 6:53-57; John 1:29, 36
        1. The lamb was to be roasted signifying God’s judgement -vv. Matt. 27:46
          1. On the cross Christ was judged by God as a substitute for us
        2. Not to be eaten raw or boiled
          1. Raw signifying taking Christ’s life as a model of human living and imitating Christ
          2. Boiled signifying considering Christ’s death as a form of martyrdom
      4. With unleavened bread and bitter herbs -vv. Exo. 12:8
        1. Unleavened bread (leaven signifies sin) signifies once we have enjoyed Christ as our passover we need to eliminate and purge away every sinful thing. -vv. Rom. 6:6,11-14; 1 Cor. 6:18; 1 Cor. 5:8
        2. Bitter herbs signifies the bitter feeling sinful things have in us after we enjoy Christ as our life supply and the repentance and regret that rise up in us. -vv. 1 John 1:5-8; Luke 5:8; John 16:8
      5. For the unit of the house -vv. Exo. 12:3
        1. The unit of God’s salvation is the house, not the individual
          1. Acts 11:14 (Cornelius); Acts 16:30-31 (Phillipian Jailer+); Joshua 2,6 (Rahab+); Luke 19:9 (Zacheus+)
        2. Christ is always sufficient, with Him there is no scarcity, in every situation He fully meets our need, He is our adequate supply. Whether our family is large or small, our appetite is big or little, he meets our every need.

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