Updated: Apr 14
For a Follower of Jesus Christ, Passover holds an even more significant meaning for us today. We can apply the blood of the Lamb of God over our hearts to protect us and keep us safe eternally so that His judgement will "pass over" us. "For he has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed, and he proved to everyone who this is by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:31)
What is Passover?
"The night when the plague is coming over the land, but God's people are in their houses with the lamb. The best and safest place to be is with the lamb, in your house at Passover. We're going to pray for the plague to passover on Passover." -Jonathan Cahn
In the Old Testament story of Israel and the Egyptians, Pharoah is a symbol of satan. Egypt is a symbol of the world. Israel is a symbol of the Church. The lamb that was slain during the Passover 3500 years ago which became their deliverance was a symbol of Jesus, the lamb of God.
When John the Baptist saw Jesus approaching him, he proclaimed, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29) Why do you suppose that the first time John ever laid eyes on Jesus he acknowledged him that way, as the Lamb of God? It was because the Jewish people would connect the word "lamb" with the Passover because they were already familiar with what the lamb represented.
In the book of Revelation, the Apostle John was given a vision about the end of the age. In the vision, he heard an angel proclaim with a loud voice. “…Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” (Rev 5:2-5)
“…and behold, in the midst of the throne …stood a Lamb as though it had been slain…Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.” (Rev 5:6-7)
I believe there is a significant correlation with the Passover that occurred 3500 years ago and the End Times we are living in now.
In fact, the plagues that fell upon Egypt will fall upon the world before God’s final deliverance of His people. For example:
Exodus 7:20 "… the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.."
Revelation 16:4 "…the rivers and the springs… became blood."
Exodus 9:10 "…they caused boils that break out in sores on man and beast."
Revelation 16:2 "… a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men..."
Exodus 9:23 "… the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt."
Revelation 16:21 "…And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven..."
Exodus 8:6 "…frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt."
Revelation 16:13-14 "…uncleanspirits like frogs coming out..."
“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile *[this is referring to our time on earth away from our heavenly home]*, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” (1 Pet 1:14-20) [Note: The * indicates authors comments and not part of scripture.]
You and your family are invited to participate in a Passover Sedar this year at your own dining table, just as Jesus celebrated it!
This will be a very special experience for all those in the household of faith in Jesus Christ, to include The Lords Supper in its original form, communion. If Jesus is the lamb of your salvation, this is for you. The King is coming soon for His Bride! Whether you participate in full or just in Spirit, please join us across the world, in this time of reverence and worship of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
When: Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
Time: 7pm EST
Where: In Your Home
VIEW VIDEO TO PARTAKE IN PASSOVER BELOW:
What do you need to participate; do you need to prepare?
Just tune in and take part in the Spirit. Set your heart for a special time with the Lord.
Basic Passover: Go out and get a box of Matza and Grape Juice
Full Passover: Box of Matz Crackers (this is unleavened bread), Grape Juice (for communion), Horseradish, Parsley, Glass of Salt-Water (a symbol to remind us of the tears of the Israelites), Make a paste of fruit with Apples, Nuts, Grape juice or try this recipe for traditional Charoset, Get a box of Matza Ball Soup. That's it. If you want to add the full menu click here for additional recipes.
What is the story of Passover?
Pharaoh was fearful that there would be too many Jews living in Egypt, so he instituted slavery and demanded that male Jewish babies be killed. Baby Moses was saved by his mother. She floated him in a basket down the Nile river, where he was found and adopted by the Pharaoh’s daughter. After killing a slave master, Moses fled into the desert, and encountered a burning bush of God revealing himself to Moses. God tells Moses to go to Pharaoh and lead the Jews out of slavery.
Moses goes to the Pharaoh and asks that he let the Jews go free from Egypt. Each time the Pharaoh says “no,” God sends a plague down on Egypt (darkness, lice, boils, cattle disease, etc.). The tenth and final plague is the most drastic: the killing of the firstborn by the “angel of death.” In order to protect their first-born children, the Israelites marked their doors with lamb’s blood so the angel of death would pass over them. Thus, the name Passover, which is “pesach” in Hebrew.
What is a seder?
The Hebrew word “seder” translates to “order,” and the Passover seder is a home ritual blending religious rituals, food, song and re-telling the story of the Israelites and how God protected them. Families hold a seder on the first and sometimes second night of Passover.
A Final Note on Communion:
The Bible tells us that we need to take a good, long look at what is going on in our hearts when we partake in the Lord’s Supper. “Let a person examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup,” Paul told the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 11:28).
"So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself...But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way." (1 Cor 11:27-29,31 NLT)
This just means we should ensure that our relationship with Christ is authentic and genuine. We also need to seek to discover if there is any unconfessed sin hindering our current fellowship with God. If so, just repent and then join in communion and a time of refreshing from the Lord.