Exodus 12:18-20 “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eats that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger, or born in the land. Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread”.
According to the plan of God for His people, and as a symbol of the Lord’s Day, God told Israel they are to sacrifice the lamb on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, and that they are to eat unleavened bread for seven days. The eight day would have been a Sabbath, and on that day, they were to rest from all their labor.
Rest was the symbol of God’s coming day of redemption, rest from the fear of death and deliverance from the power of sin. The Passover celebration is a sign to the nation, that through the memorial of the day they may identify their Messiah. However, as a part of God’s plan, and that He might bring the Gentiles into the relationship, and covenant of Israel, and fulfilling the promise made to Abraham, Israel rejected their savior, and we as Gentiles accepting Christ has become the sons of Abraham.
Genesis 12:2-3 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that cursed thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
It was not through Muhammad that the world came into a blessing, it was not through any other religious leader did we find peace, but through Jesus Christ our savior and king. Jesus according to the celebration of the Passover is our Messiah, the one who died according to the law, and on the day appointed, proving God is true, and that He alone is our savior.
It was the plan of God for Jesus to die, as it was His plan for a lamb to be offered as the atoning sacrifice in Egypt. There was a need for repentance, a need for forgiveness, but it would come at a cost, worthy of repentance. God provided in those days the blood of an innocent lamb, a substitute, so that He through the agreed upon covenant my lead His people out of bondage.
Israel acted upon the command of God, and through their obedience, they found God’s favor, and were delivered from the powers of darkness, the life and bondage of sin. Through the blood of the lamb, and God’s approval they met the requirements of grace and was saved on that day, the fourteenth day of the first month of Nisan.
Matthew 26:2 “Ye know that after two days is the feast of the Passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified”.
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