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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Passover - a lamb for all seasons

Now the L-rd said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, "This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves ...'"

The lamb is the focus of Passover. In fact, the lamb is Passover. The Hebrew word Pesach, which is translated Passover, is not used by the Scriptures to refer to the holiday as is the common usage today, but specifically speaks of the lamb itself. Without the slaying of the lamb and the application of its blood on Israelite doors the Jews would have perished in Egypt; without the lamb there would have been no Exodus, no Torah at Mt. Sinai, no entrance into the Promised Land, etc.

The lamb is foundational to everything that God ever did and ever would do. The grasping of this reality would not only provide gratitude for Israel’s present deliverance from Egypt, but also the recognition of "the lamb slain from the foundation of the world" as He would be progressively revealed to the nation through the Jewish prophets and ultimately come to us.

Posted By Nathan Puro, 10:00am Comment Comments: 0