The Passover Lamb
Jesus is our Passover lamb. John calls the Lord this in his gospel.
“When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
Christ is our Passover lamb because He is a spotless, pure, and perfect sacrifice. Scripture shows us the prophetic likeness of Jesus and the Passover lambs. His blood covers over our sins, which saves us from the death we deserve without His sacrifice. Have we accepted His sacrifice?
In the first Passover, the blood of the lamb was painted on the doorposts of the Israelites' homes.
“I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night and strike every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, both man and beast. I am the Lord; I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt. The blood on the houses where you are staying will be a distinguishing mark for you; when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No plague will be among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
We were the Egyptians in the first Passover, but Jesus gives us the opportunity to be the Jews– to be passed over and forgiven. God’s wrath is upon those who do not accept the Passover, yet He gives mercy in such a way that his wrath can pass over. Only by his blood is our sin covered. We either have his blood or we don’t. We are either passed over or we are condemned.
Is His blood covering us? Have we accepted the Passover Lamb?
“By this will, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time.”