Every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. Exodus 12:3
Most believers are aware the Jews worldwide celebrate the Passover feast. The feast, which has been kept for generations, commemorates the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt (Exodus 12:14).
The night before the Israelites left Egypt, the destroyer went through the land killing the firstborn of man and beast. Only those households with the blood of the Passover lamb on their doorposts were spared.
God had told the Israelites, “Take a lamb, a lamb for a household.” It was a lamb for each family. This tells us that the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our true Passover Lamb, is for whole families to be saved.
Now, each household took a lamb which God said had to be without blemish. Now, why would that be? Because the lamb was a symbol of the TRUE Lamb of God, who is without sin. John the Baptist said of Jesus, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).
The lamb was then killed, and its blood put on the two doorpost and lintel of the house, such that it speaks of the cross (Exodus 12:7). Today, the destroyer has to pass over every family that believes in the finished work of Jesus at the cross and puts its faith in His blood, because there has already been a death. The blood of the innocent Lamb proves it.
Jesus also celebrated the Passover the night before He was crucified. But He was instituting the greater Passover. This time, it was not deliverance from Pharoah and Egypt, but from Satan and his kingdom of darkness. It was not deliverance from slavery in Egypt, but from a life of bondage to sin to a life of liberty as free men and women in Christ.
Friends, Jesus, the Lamb of God, sacrificed Himself to set you free. And when the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. Praise God forever. “HE LIVES, HE LIVES, CHRIST JESUS LIVES TODAY. HE WALKS WITH ME AND TALKS WITH ME ALONG LIFES NARROW WAY. HE LIVES, HE LIVES, SALVATION TO IMPART. YOU ASK ME HOW I KNOW HE LIVES, HE LIVES WITHIN MY HEART. Hallelujah.