Most Jews who celebrate the Passover have no idea it has Jesus "written all over it."
The Passover required that each family kill and eat a lamb without defect. Then they smeared the blood of that lamb on the door frames of their houses.
- They had to believe the blood would save them--it was an act of faith to smear it on their door-frames.
- It was one of many examples God gave that forgiveness of sins requires the shedding of blood (Hebrews 9:22 & Leviticus 17:11).
- It prevented their death from the 10th plague, the final step in God's plan to rescue His people from Egyptian slavery. No further proof of His power over life and death was needed.(1)
(1) There is reason to believe that some Egyptians did believe and came with the Israelites when they left. Exodus 12:37-38. However, some of these Egyptians may have been part of the complainers on the trip.
Thank you so much for explaining the impacts.ReplyDelete