Redemption #4 The Passover Lamb

The Paschal lamb or Passover Lamb

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Passover lamb – Pötting – parish church of the Holy Cross: Stained glass window showing the Passover lamb

A sacrifice that takes a special place in the total sacrifice ritual was the Paschal sacrifice, the Paschal lamb or Passover Lamb.  The paschal sacrifice was installed before the exodus from Egypt took place. In contrast to the meat of the sacrifices, the flesh of the paschal lamb was eaten at home. In Egypt, just before the exodus, the Israelites had to smooth the blood of the lamb on their doorposts so that the tenth plague in Egypt would pass their homes.

The sacrificial lamb had to be picked out several days in advance, and had to be slaughtered at night. Each family in Israel had to participate in this ritual. But later, in the country, only those who had acceded to the Covenant could eat from it. It was expressly stipulated that no leg were to be broken of the sacrificial lamb.

The New Testament tells us that whole symbolism points to Jesus. John the Baptist calls him “the Lamb of God” (John 1:29). In the book of Revelation, Jesus later is also indicated as such (Revelation 5: 6). Of the believers are said to (Revelation 7:14) “have made their robes white in the blood of the Lamb,” in all its seeming contradiction it is a stunning imagery. The white robes are a symbol of (given) justice, and made white by the blood of Jesus means that they obtained righteousness through Jesus’ death on the cross. It refers directly to the rescue in Egypt through the blood of the paschal lamb.

In Revelation 19, the “marriage” between Christ and his bride, the church is spoken of as “the marriage of the Lamb” (verse 7 and 9). From the records of the Gospels, it can be seen that Jesus died on the cross at the time when the Easter lambs were slaughtered. John points out that of him “no bone is broken” (John 19:36).

And from him counts also that every part of his body (the whole Christian community) has to participate of his flesh and must be justified by his blood (see Chapter 16, “Bread and Wine”), but that only they which have acceded to the Covenant can participate. It is clear that the symbolism of the Passover lamb looks outstanding on the sacrificial death of him who will protect us for the next ‘plague’, the judgement.

“On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29 ASV)

“And they sing a new song, saying, Worthy art thou to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou was slain, and didst purchase unto God with thy blood [men] of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation,” (Revelation 5:9 ASV)

“And I say unto him, My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they that come out of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:14 ASV)

“7 Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright [and] pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they that are bidden to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are true words of God.” (Revelation 19:7-9 ASV)

“For these things came to pass, that the scripture might be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.” (John 19:36 ASV)

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Redemption #1 Biblical doctrine of salvation

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Dutch version / Nederlandstalige versie: Verlossing #4 Het Paaslam

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Additional reading

  1. Words of God to stand and to be followed and to believe
  2. Necessity of a revelation of creation 6 Getting understanding by Word of God 4
  3. See God’s wonderworks and hear His Voice
  4. Old and New Testament not discordant
  5. Why think that (2) … Jesus claimed to be something special
  6. Vayikra after its opening word וַיִּקְרָא, which means and He called
  7. Ember and light the ransomed of Jehovah
  8. Grace and beloved by God
  9. Why do we need a ransom?
  10. Ransom for all
  11. Ransom for All – Searches
  12. A New Jerusalem
  13. God’s Special Gift
  14. Atonement and the race been bought
  15. Your Sins Are Forgiven
  16. Being sure of their deliverance
  17. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  18. Seven days of Passover
  19. Most important weekend of the year 2016
  20. 14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate
  21. Hosea Say What?
  22. Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy
  23. Actions to be a reflection of openness of heart
  24. Let us become nothing, and Christ everything

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Further reading

  1. Gates Of Zion
  2. 21 Phillip Medhurst Apocalypse 95 The Lamb on Mount Zion. Revelation cap 14 v 1-5. Mortier’s Bible
  3. The Blood of Jesus
  4. Fruitfulness and the Perennial Pentecost
  5. In the dust of the Rabbi- Day 23
  6. Broken Hearts
  7. The Lamb Is Our Shepherd
  8. A Brief Look at the Feast of Unleavened Bread
  9. Seeing Jesus in the Passover
  10. Passover & Christians
  11. “God’s Wrath is Completed” – Revelation 15:1-8
  12. “We Will Worship The Lamb”
  13. The Wells of Salvation
  14. Journey to the Cross and Beyond P4: The Cross
  15. The Lamb Who is the Lion is the Lord God Almighty.
  16. The Kids’ Bulletin for Sunday April 17th, 2016
  17. He Is Worthy [Sermon]
  18. What Does Revelation Say about Jesus?
  19. The Lamb of God
  20. Happy Birthday Yeshua
  21. Hell, Earth and Heaven
  22. Music: Olufunmilola Bucknor – Lamb of God
  23. Jesus Is The Lamb Of God.
  24. we are His….He is our Beloved!
  25. Eucharist || Heretics Abstain
  26. Only One Christ
  27. What we as His Church should learn from the bombings in Pakistan!
  28. Holy Week Adjusted
  29. Journey to the Cross and Beyond P1: Upper Room Passover
  30. Who is Jesus
  31. The Question That Easter Answered
  32. The Lamb of God is Slain!
  33. Good Shepherd; Lamb of God
  34. Good Friday Reflections: God Is In Control. He Really Is!
  35. The Chosen Lamb
  36. Lamb of God
  37. Love That Will Not Let Me Go
  38. He+ Faced the Cross Alone
  39. Two Lambs
  40. Our Sacrificial Lamb-Jesus Christ
  41. The Diminished Cross
  42. Lamb to the Slaughter
  43. Christ our Passover, sacrificed for us: a distinctive of the Inward Jew Nation in Christ (Guyana South America) ―by Pastor: Elder Wilfred A. Wilson Guy #2:12
  44. Palm Sunday- Deserving and Desired Part #3
  45. The Lamb or a Bunny
  46. See the Lamb
  47. Attitudes Will Change
  48. Palm Sunday: Passover–Deliverance
  49. Near the Cross
  50. Once for All: A Good Friday Poem
  51. Exodus 29:38-39 Lamb Upon the Altar
  52. Word Wednesday: The Sacrifice He Desires
  53. Looking to the Lamb of God
  54. How Jesus Died for Us
  55. Caiaphas

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