For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
The first feast of Passover was instituted as the last great sign before the Israelites left Egypt, and out of the bonds of slavery. After a long and drawn negotiation, and display of power between Moses, Aaron and the Egypt priests, this feast was the last showdown in Egypt. On that night, the souls of every Egyptian firstborn were taken by the Angel of Death. But every house where the Blood of the Lamb was sprinkled had immunity from judgement and death. For the Angel of Death had instructions to Passover!
Good morning friends. The Bible is interpreted using types, shadows and symbols. So we understand that occurrences in the Old Testament are not in isolation, but they were types, symbols, metaphors or shadows of things fulfilled in the New Testament, and things to come. With that as a backdrop, let’s have a quick look at the seven feasts in the Jewish calendar, and their significance to God’s plan for our redemption.
The Spring Feasts, four in total; Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost.
– Passover – Death of Jesus Christ
– Feast of Unleavened Bread – Burial of Jesus Christ
– Feast of First Fruits – Resurrection of Christ
– Pentecost – Descent of the Holy Spirit, and Birth of the Church
The Fall Feasts, three in total; Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles are yet to be fulfilled. See below their prophetic significance.
– Feast of the Trumpets – Rapture of the Church
– Feast of Atonement – Second Coming of Jesus Christ
– Feast of Tabernacles – Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ
So back to my opening texts, Jesus Christ is the sacrificial lamb. This is confirmed by many scriptures including John’s statement when Jesus appeared on the scene;
Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
And in the words of Isaiah;
Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Dear friends I pray that you do not miss your place in eternity. So, come today. Come as you are, come and be set free, come and find rest.