CHRIST, OUR PASSOVER LAMB

It sure wasn’t without a divine revelation that John proclaimed “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” -John 1:29. This was the will of God that the son must suffer death in order to redeem the world of the wages of sin. It was no doubt that Christ was our Passover lamb (1 Cor 5:7), yet the order in which every steps of his life was taken leaves us astonished.
We, see in Exodus 12 the instructions given regarding the Passover feast. The lamb to be slaughtered on the Passover was to be set aside for four days – from tenth day to fourteenth day (Exodus 12:6). This was primarily done so that during the four days they might be quite assured that it had no blemish, for during that time it was subject to constant inspection, in order that they might be certain that it had no hurt or injury that would render it unacceptable to the Lord.
How surprising to realize that Christ was the fulfillment of every prophesy spoken through the Old Testament prophets. For every aspects of God’s plan in the wilderness was Christ: the tabernacle, the ark, the priest, everything spoke about either divinity, person or priesthood of Christ. For the Law was shadows of good things to come (Hebrews 10:1). You see, every word of God is linked to each other as if with strings and if one string is broken, the entire subject of the prophesy could get misinterpreted. This was the very reason why Israelite were to be very strict in execution of the divine order. Coming back to our subject, just like the Passover lamb, Jesus arrived four days before the crucifixion to Jerusalem. For four days the Jews tried to find defects, blame or sin in Christ. He indeed was blameless, no one could Charge him of any sin (Matthew 26:59-66). And there he was: blameless, sinless, without any blemish or defect -a Lamb perfect and acceptable for the slaughter.

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