JESUS OUR PASSOVER LAMB

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Jesus is our Passover Lamb Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice to save all mankind. Jesus took bread, thanked God, broke bread and gave it to the disciples saying, ‘This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.’ And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.’  In Luke 22:19-20. Jesus shared feast of Passover with His disciples saying, With desire I desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer for I say to you, I will not any more eat this until fulfills the kingdom of God in Luke 22:15. As the Lamb of God, Jesus fulfilled meaning of Passover giving His body to be broken and His blood to be shed in sacrifice, freeing us from sin and death. During Passover, Jesus established the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, instructing His followers to continually remember His sacrifice by sharing in the elements of bread and wine. The Passion week begun with triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to fulfil prophecy of Zechariah 9:9 to set Christ aside as Passover Lamb of God during passover celebrations. Jesus ate the Passover with His disciples, before His passion, saying that He had eagerly desired to eat this Passover with them. And that He would not eat it again until the Kingdom of GOD comes in Luke 22:7-16. After Passover meal, sang hymn went to Mount Olives in Matthew 26:30. Hymn sung Passover Hallel Psalm 118 stone builders rejected capstone God’s Cornerstone of redemption in Matthew 21:42; 1 Peter 2:7.Jesus came to save those who reject Him as their Saviour.perfect-lamb-jesus typeThe Perfect Christ, Without spot or blemish of sin, took on the sin of all mankind to cover to Shed Blood to protect from eternal death. So this particular Friday evening is called Shabbat HaGadol the Great Sabbath. A special Haftarah portion from Malachi is read that speaks of the coming of Messiah. Jesus was crucified as “the Lamb of GOD who takes away the sin of the world”  in John 1:29. This passover ceremony was then called the Lord’s Last Supper in remembrance of His Sacrifice as the Perfect Passover Lamb. This fulfils new covenant between GOD and man in Luke22:20; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Ephesians 2:11-13. The prophecy of this sacrifice is also found in Psalm 22. The Hebrew prophet Isaiah spoke about the suffering and sacrifice of the Messiah. Jesus’ Sacrifice is Ultimate Atonement for the sins of GOD’s people in Isaiah 53. As revealed in Exodus 12:5, the Passover lamb is perfect male without spot or blemish. So Jesus said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and you, sealed by the shedding of my blood.  Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.”  For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again in 1 Corinthians 11:24-26. The cup of the LORD’s Supper is the third cup of the Passover Seder is the  cup of redemption. Even in the midst of grief and adversity Jesus reaches out to wash the feet of His disciples. The bread of the LORD’s Supper is the afikomen with the matzoh broken, paid for by Jesus body is eaten to end the meal. 4001So the Lord’s  Supper reminds believers of His Sacrifice as the perfect Passover Lamb and the fulfilment of the new covenant between GOD and man in Luke 22:20. It is traditionally believed God will send Elijah the prophet who never died but went up to heaven alive in a chariot.  For this reason, a place is set at every Passover Seder ritual meal for Eliyahu Hanavi, Elijah the Prophet in the hope he will arrive to signal imminent coming of Jesus“Behold, I send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord,”  in Malachi 4:5. In 1 Corinthians 11:23-30, Christian believers come to Communion table, remembering the Blood Sacrifice of Jesus. Participation in communion remembrance of Christ according to verse 24 is done as often as preferred. The atmosphere sombre with reverence for Sacrifice Jesus made. Some churches either dress in black to mark sadness, grieving and mourning. Some literary cry for Jesus like a real funeral. Others dress to mark the occasion in all white to celebrate the resurrection. All appreciate the Gospel message which communion symbolizes. Communion reflects on personal intimacy and fellowship with God and one another. Yeshua broke a piece of matzah, the afikomen the broken half-matzah, which speaks of the Messianic Era, wrapped hidden asked talmidim to remember Jesus partaking Honours Jesus’ Sacrifice.

1a4f2230f2863b89d83d8db59e1f18a9“This is My body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of Me in Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24. Jesus the Messiah Yeshua initiated the New Covenant  as Jeremiah prophesied in Jeremiah 31:31. Jesus by raising one of the traditional cups of wine, the Cup of Redemption, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood in” Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25. Round matzah and 4 cups of Passover Yeshua shared during the Seder corresponds to the third cup of wine that is drunk at the traditional Seder meal.  The four cups of wine at a Seder are not a Biblical command but instituted by rabbinic law.  Interestingly enough, Yeshua kept the tradition. The third cup is called the Redemption Cup because it signifies the redemption from slavery in Egypt into freedom in Israel. It symbolizes the redemption of our souls from the bondage of sin spiritual death. “Messiah is Mediator of new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance. Now Jesus has died as a ransom to set all free from the sins committed under the first covenant in Hebrews 9:15. Jesus was crucified as “the Lamb of GOD who takes away the sins of the world,” in John 1:29.EucharistELCA.JPGJesus teaches them the greatest among us must serve as stewards and not demand to be served by others beneath them. True leadership is good example accelerated by process of principles of God’s Kingdom. So all are encouraged to look at the great example of Jesus to show compassion and kindness even while on the Cross. Jesus prayed, Father Forgive them for they know what they do so Christ accomplished forgiveness for us. We are reminded of His love for us to love others including enemies. We trust our future into Jesus Hands as we look to His Return. The Scriptures says always remember Jesus, “until He comes again” in 1 Corinthians 11:26. Now Jesus came on earth as Suffering Servant, however Jesus will come again as the Master Lord of lords. Jesus is Conquering King communion observance remind all that Jesus will come again. We look within as we plead the Blood of Jesus ourselves to ask God for forgiveness. We ask the Holy Spirit to show us any areas of our lives that may not be pleasing to God according to verse 28.. Once we acknowledge any areas not pleasing to God, we repent of all sins. Then take part in the communion to eat and drink without damnation. So, eating and drinking Honours the Body of Christ Jesus given as a ransom for us in verse 29. Holy Communion remembers Jesus as token partaking of Blood Covenant. Disciples celebrated this daily some changed to once a week.8423

Easter is therefore the time for personal reflection to take stock of our lives. This is the time to seek God intensely in repentance and restoration to reconnect with God. Communion is an ideal time to accept Jesus, commit to God or recommit to Jesus Christ as born again Christians. 1 Corinthians 5:7,8 says purge out the old leaven to be new lump since you truly are unleavened. Christ our Passover Lamb Sacrifice keeps feast not with leaven of malice wickedness but with unleavened bread of love. Blood of Jesus Sprinkling on conscience forms part of God’s Command. Jesus’ Sacrifice restores fellowship with Father to draw nearer to Him, repenting of sins. Accepting Jesus Sacrifice is to receive Free Gift Purchased in Advance by the Blood of the Lamb of God Yeshua who takes away the sins of all. Christ Calls us to eternal inheritance to receive the promise. God does delights in the Perfect Ultimate Sacrifice to transform into the right heart of God at the Centre of worship and Adoration. Jesus sets us free from the evil master of sin through His death and resurrection, has given us the power to be just, love mercy, walk humbly with God. God still sends angels in obedience to God  on behalf to protect us from eternal death in Jesus Name.

When the young bull was slain before the LORD; Aaron’s sons the priests offered up the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar at the doorway of the tent of meeting in Leviticus 1:5The High Priest sprinkled the blood around the altar. Dipped his finger in it and sprinkled it seven times before the Lord, in front of the veil in Leviticus 4:17. Likewise, the Blood of Jesus Our High Priest is Cohen HaGadol of New Covenant Who Sprinkled His Blood before God 7 times.

  • Yeshua sweated drops of blood when He prayed to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane:  “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”  (Luke 22:44)
  • He was struck in the face until it was “marred beyond recognition.”  (Isaiah 52:14)
  • His back was scourged with a whip.  (Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 27:26)
  • The soldiers put a crown of thorns on His head.  (John 19:2)
  • They plucked out His beard.  (Isaiah 50:6)
  • They pierced His hands and feet.  (Psalm 22:16; Luke 24:39; John 20:27)
  • They pierced His side with a spear and blood and water came out.  (Psalm 22:14; Isaiah 53:5; John 19:34)

Those who believe in Jesus turn from sin and follow Him. Our New Covenant in Christ redeems us from all other covenants of death, divinations and enchantments. There is Healing Power in the Lamb in 2 Chronicles 30:13-20; Psalm 105:37. As the children of Israel feasted on body of the slain and roasted Passover Lamb, there was a great manifestation of the healing power of the LORD.  So as the Psalmist tells us there was not one feeble person among them when He brought them out of Egypt. When King Hezekiah restored feast of Passover God healed the people. Jesus is the Lamb of for believers to spiritually metaphorically speaking feast upon Him  like seen in  Exodus 15:26; 3 John 2; Isaiah 53; Mark 16:15-20The Church of the Firstborn Jesus had a precursor experience reminiscent of Christ in Exodus 4:22-23; Hebrews 12:22-24. The nation of Israel is called the church in the wilderness  in Acts 7:38. GOD’s Beloved First Born Son Jesus Redeemed as the Lamb redeemed first-born of Jews. THE FIRST PASSOVER happened 2500 years ago, before Pharaoh released the Jewish People in the Book of Exodus. Passover is REMEMBRANCE of how the Jewish people literally had the angel of death pass over homes saved by the sign of the blood on door posts. They quickly ate passover lamb meal standing at time and hurriedly passed from Egypt so forever delivered from Pharaoh’s bondage.The Angel of death visited Egypt in the tenth plague.  Death passed over  Hebrew and Egyptian homes so passover marks significance of blood of the lamb in obedience to the God of Israel. In Exodus 12:3-6, the word Pesach (Passover) comes from Peh Sakh which means the mouth opens and speaks.  God’s deliverance from death in Egypt under Pharaoh was symbolic of the blood atonement of Jesus for redemption of sin in Leviticus 17:11. Jesus the Passsover LAMB BROUGHT closeness to God, to be in His very Presence, in the Holy of Holies. As Believers, we understand that Passover is the mystery of God in Divine Exchange for sin. Redemption of mankind is marked through Jesus blood sacrifice to atone for sin. God’s plan for redemption helps understand Sacrificial death of coming Messiah Jesus the Passover Lamb perfectly. Jesus’ death on Roman execution cross for forgiveness, mercy, grace, wisdom love of God. To comprehend sanctity of the sacred blood sacrifice of Jesus helps to withstand the fierce storms of life in Christ Jesus. Solid foundation of the Word of God helps to successfully navigate through life. Jesus Christ, GOD’s first born Lamb and first born of Mary, is first born from death, and of the dead so the first born of all new creation. The first Adam sinned and brought all unborn race under physical and spiritual death. Jesus is New Adam Who saves as God’s first born to bring new second heavenly birth of redemption and salvation. God set aside Israel as the first born of nations in the new first born church.Paul in Hebrews said, Jesus is the Head of the church and First born. The blood of Jesus speaks better things than Abel’s. Accepting Jesus Christ, GOD’s First born Lamb brings New Spiritual birth. The Passover Holy Communion celebrates Jesus as the Passover Lamb of God. In that Upper Room Jesus was amongst his friends. Holy Communion Bible verses in the Bible talks about Holy Communion. At the Last Supper, Jesus instituted Eucharist, the Communion service,He took bread and wine, blessed them, and said to disciples. In Luke 22: 19-20, John 6:53 and 6:58, 1 Corinthians 11:24, participate in communion in fellowship remembrance of Christ. So looks within and asks the Holy Spirit for healing in Jesus Name. so believers in 1 Corinthians 11:26 eat this bread and drink the cup, to proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. In John 6:53-56. Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him. The Living Father God sent me so I live because of God.

Whosoever feeds on Jesus’ Body symbol of bread and drinks wine representing Jesus’ Blood will live so have eternal life. In Luke 22:19-20, Jesus took bread, given thanks, broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten saying, “This cup is poured out for you as the new covenant in my blood. 1 Corinthians 11:24-28, when he had given thanks He broke it, and said, “This is my body broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup after supper saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Eating bread and drinking the cup of the Lord in a worthy manner is important for body and blood of the Lord. People examine self, eat bread and drink of the cup. In  Matthew 26:26-28 As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, he gave thanks and gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

John 6:53 says, Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. In Acts 2:42, They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship to the breaking of bread and the prayers. John 6:51 says, I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” In Isaiah 53:5, Jesus wounded for our transgressions; crushed for our iniquities; upon him was chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. In John 6:33, the Bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” In John 8:12, Jesus spoke saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” In Luke 22:19, Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” Seder Pesach Passover is celebrated to commemorate God’s Passover miracle.

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation in Hebrews 1:14. Hebrews 1:14 tells us malakhim are “ministering spirits” sent to minister to the heirs of salvation.”The messages that angels send on behalf of God are two-fold.  Not only do they reveal His plans for their lives, they also serve to minister in times of dire distress. Angels are involved in God’s warfare sent for our protection. They war with the angels of darkness who try to prevent angels from performing their service to us. We ray directly to the Father God Who sends. Angels sent by God for protection and angelic intervention.  Angels do nothing on their own accord but listen for God’s Word so can dispatch angels based on this knowledge, using the Word of God to commission them. Greater spiritual service achieves great heights performed to God requires a person serves God not angels. “So do not forget to show love hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it in Hebrews 13:2. God’s angelic messengers are active in our midst, taking an interest in the affairs of men as they carry out God’s will. May each one of us be equally committed and active, as well, in carrying out His will. “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven in Matthew 6:10.

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