A Lamb Without Blemish This First Day of Passover

Sundown today marks the beginning of Passover, and Bible or Not extends our blessings to the House of Israel and to all those observing these holy days. Each year Christians observe Palm Sunday which is closely followed by Passover, and it’s no coincidence. In the Book of Exodus we read:

“Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.” – Exodus 12:5 NKJV

The 12th chapter of Exodus outlines the first observance of Passover, exactly as it was commanded by God and delivered through Moses. This is one of the most striking types and shadows of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. So, as would be expected, Jesus made his return and entry into Jerusalem just prior to Passover, He being the ultimate Sacrificial Lamb that would deliver all those who would apply His blood to the door posts and lintels of their hearts.

“Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.” – Exodus 12:6-7 NKJV

So whether Christian or Jew, this week before Easter is holy indeed as we observe the passing over of the death angel through the precious blood of the Lamb. You can read the entire 12th chapter of Exodus here.


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