Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Meaning of Passover

"that you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of the LORD, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.’ So the people bowed their heads and worshiped." (Exodus 12:27 NKJV) After trying multiple ways to soften Pharoah's, and the Egyptians' hard hearts, God declared that their first born sons were to be destroyed. Pharoah and the Egyptian had mercilessly slain many Hebrews, now God was going to slay their first born sons. He told the Israelites to mark the head of their doors with the blood of a lamb. Then they were to stay inside while death passed by. The blood of the lamb represents the blood of the sacrificial lamb, Jesus Christ. His blood was shed for us so that we might live. Here again, blood of the lamb is symbolically, and literally, shed so that we might live. It is only those that have genuine, undying faith that are passed over and given life. If the Israelites strayed from the protection of the blood, then there life was in danger. It was on them to do as God instructed and wait patiently for the salvation of the Lord. The celebration of Passover is a time to remember all that God has done for us, teach and tell our children about these things, and to remember the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us, going forward and living our best lives to be worthy of this sacrifice. Love, Beau