To me the Passover is one of the greatest joys that we have. To be included in and celebrate this tremendous time is especially meaningful to our Christian experience, and I think that every Christian needs to have a revelation of it. The Passover is one of the key moments that brings the whole story of God’s salvation, the experience of His people, and the Body of Christ into a tremendous understanding.
The Lord commanded the continual observance of the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, as well as giving detailed instructions for how they should be celebrated. As a Christian believer, you may be saying, “What is the significance for us in all these unique instructions? It’s not really making sense to me.” Well, keep studying it because it will. As you study the elements of this feast time, you become aware of their significance to your salvation in Yeshua (Jesus).
I encourage you to dig into all the elements of the Passover because they teach us the deep meanings surrounding our Savior and the sacrifice He made for us on the cross. On the night of Passover, a lamb was slain; its blood protected the children of Israel from judgment and death, and they were delivered from bondage. Christ our Lamb was sacrificed on Passover night and protects us from eternal judgment and death and delivers us from bondage. Then just as the sheaf of first fruits was waved during the Passover season, Christ the first fruits was resurrected during this season.
I am only touching the surface of this deep, meaningful time and celebration. To get the whole concept of it, read Exodus chapters 1–12. Also use a concordance or a word search and study all the places where the word Passover is found in the Scriptures. Another thing you can do is find a synagogue that would be open to visitors coming to their Seder meal. Partake with them, learn about the Seder and how it is celebrated today by the Jewish people, and receive its significance in your life and your communion with the Lord. Use this time to study and immerse yourself in this great Feast of Passover.
- 2 Peter 1:12–13. “I will always be ready to remind you of these things.”
- Exodus 12:1–10. “They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel. … They shall eat the flesh that same night.”
- Exodus 12:11–13. “When I see the blood I will pass over you.”
- Exodus 12:14–20. “You shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations.”
- Exodus 12:29–36. “The LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.”
- Exodus 12:38–41. “All the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.”
- Leviticus 23:4–11. “You shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits …; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.”
- Numbers 9:1–5. “They observed the Passover … in the wilderness of Sinai.”
- Numbers 28:16–17. “On the fourteenth day of the first month shall be the LORD’S Passover.”
- Deuteronomy 16:1–8. “At the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name, you shall sacrifice the Passover.”
- Luke 2:41–42. “His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.”
- John 2:13–17. “The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.”
- John 2:23–25. “He was in Jerusalem at the Passover.”
- Matthew 26:1–2. “The Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.”
- Matthew 26:17–30. “The disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.”
- Luke 22:7–8. “Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.”
- Read Matthew chapters 26–28; Mark chapters 14–16; Luke chapters 22–24; John chapters 12–13.”
- “The Passover is significant in the Hebrew Scriptures; but as we move forward into the New Testament, it’s also significant in the life of Yeshua.”
- “I’m telling you, there are so many aspects of Passover that have these deep revelations and significance to them.”
- “I want this Passover to be one of the greatest experiences you have as you grow in your relationship and your walk with God.”
- It was not a mistake that the children of Israel were in Egypt and became slaves. Joseph brought them into Egypt, and they were saved alive during the famine. Following the death of Joseph, a Pharaoh rose up who did not know him and began to enslave the children of Israel.
- In bringing them out of Egypt, God did not just deliver His people from bondage, He brought judgment on the gods that the Egyptians worshipped and showed that they were not gods at all. He continued to do that through Passover to prove that He is God Almighty, the Creator of the universe, truly the One and only sovereign God who is to be worshipped.
- During the final plague of death on the firstborn, Israel was protected from death by placing the blood of the lamb on their doorposts, and they were delivered from their bondage to Egypt. We as Christians place the blood of Christ upon the doorposts of our hearts, and we are protected from the death of eternal judgment and delivered from the bondage of a life to sin. We are freed to serve the Lord with all our hearts, to live for Him, and to live with Him.