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  • Betty A. Burnett

Celebrate Christ!

Updated: Jun 14

Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb Sacrificed His Blood for Our Sins


Some people think that Jesus’ blood is for protection, and they tie it in with the blood on the doorpost in the book of Exodus. The blood is thought by some to be for protection the destroyer passed over anyone who had the blood on their doorpost. This actually is symbolic of salvation.




Throughout the Old Testament Jesus is seen in types and figures and foreshadows of things to come. Example: Moses was a type of Christ; in that he delivered the Hebrews from being in enslaved in Egypt; he brought them across the Red Sea (Exodus 15:22). Moses went to Egypt (symbolic of the world), the land that Pharoah ruled over, and he was symbolic of Satan (the god of this world). Jesus came into the world to deliver us from sin.



This was foreshadowing Christ’s death on the cross; God had prophesied that Satan would bruise the woman’s (the virgin’s) seed and the woman’s son would bruise Satan’s head. This was the first time Gospel was preached, it was the Almighty God who preached it (Genesis 3:15).

Satan bruised Jesus feet at His death on the cross, but Jesus crushed Satan’s head when He rose from the dead with all power in His hand (Matthew 28:18). In other Words, Jesus defeated Satan.


The Rock in the Old Testament is a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ. This is the first time the Israelites had no water and the Lord told Moses to strike the rock and water flowed out; there was enough for all the few millions of people, and for the animals (Exodus 17:1-7). This was foreshadowing Christ’s death on the cross; God had prophesied that Satan would bruise the woman’s (the virgin’s) seed and the woman’s son would bruise Satan’s head. This the first time Gospel was preached, it was the Almighty God who preached it (Genesis 3:15).

Satan bruised Jesus feet at His death on the cross, but Jesus crushed Satan’s head when He rose from the dead with all power in His hand (Matthew 28:18). In other Words, Jesus defeated Satan.



Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus, you shall bring water for them out of the rock and give drink to the congregation and their animals. 




So, Moses took the rod from before the Lord as He commanded him.

And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock; and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?” Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank. 


Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them (Numbers 20:7-12).


Brothers and sisters, this was so serious because the first time Moses striking the rock was about Jesus going to die on the cross to die for our sins. To strike the rock when the Lord told Moses to speak to it was putting Jesus on the cross on the cross twice. Jesus only died once for our sins. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit (1 Peter 3:18).


Reminder - The foreshadowing of Jesus was symbolic of our Savior who was the Passover; in that it was a shadow of Him coming into the world as the Sacrificial Lamb that suffered and shed His precious blood for our sins. Therefore, we don't need to embrace or celebrate Passover, we celebrate Jesus Christ, the Perfect Lamb of God!






Betty A. Burnett ~ burnettministries.org

 

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