Jesus Christ Our Passover
Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 1 Corinthians 5:6-7 NKJV
The nation of Israel was in Egypt’s bondage. God heard their cry and liberated His people On the night when the Israelites would make their exodus out of the bondage and slavery of Egypt, God commanded them to institute the feast of the Passover to celebrate their deliverance, to be a memorial throughout all generations (Ex. 12:14).
When God got ready to deliver Israel from Egypt, He instructed every man–of every household—to place a lamb in their house, and promised that their deliverance would be great. In our test, Apostle Paul told the Corinthians that Jesus Christ is our (the believer’s) Passover sacrifice, i.e., the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). He is the same Lamb that was slain before the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8), and as said by Isaiah, the Lamb whose Spirit is in seven dimensions (Isa. 11:1-2) and without measure (John 3:34).
Is the Spirit of the Lamb residing in your house? Is the Spirit of the Lamb living in you?
Everything that God instructed Moses and Aaron about His Passover in Egypt on that night of liberation, as outlined in Exodus 12:1-14, foreshadowed and speaks of Jesus Christ and what He would manifest in time and space culminating with His death, burial, and resurrection. Therefore, Passover, for the New Covenant believer, is a celebration of: (1) a new beginning into a land of promises (Ex. 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 1:20); (2) a celebration of the Lamb Himself (Ex. 12:3-6); (3) a celebration of Jesus’ flesh and blood (Ex. 12: 7-11; John 6:53-56); and, (4) a celebration of salvation and deliverance from sin, self, and satan (Ex. 12:12-14).
Jesus understood these things and that He was the Passover sacrifice as evidenced on Passover night when He instituted the Lord’s Supper (Matt. 26:26-28). Jesus Christ is our Passover!