The Promises of Jehovah at Passover
I am the LORD; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV)
I will rescue you from their bondage, and
But in God who raises the dead, 10who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 2 Corinthians 1:9-10 (NKJV)
I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. Exodus 6:6 (NKJV)
God sent forth His Son.. to redeem
Who were under the law (Gal 4:4)
Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed (Titus 2:4)
I will take you as My people, and I will be your God.
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2 Corinthians 6:18 (KJV)
Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. Exodus 6:7 (NKJV)
The Passover (Ex 12:27)
- Is the foundation feast of Israel. It was to show the nations the magnificence of God, and that they may know that "I am the LORD" (Ex 102, Deut 296 etc)
- At God's chosen time, at God's chosen place (Deut 166)
- Its elements were: (Leviticus 234-8, Deut 166, Exodus 66-7, Exodus 11, 12)
- Only the household of Israel could participate - only the circumcised (Ex 1243).
- All males had to attend the feast (Jerusalem when in Canaan)
- An unblemished lamb of whom the bones were not to be broken (Ex 125, Ex 1246, John 19:32,36).
- Blood from a unblemished lamb poured out, and seen.
- Blood had to be applied to the door lintels with hyssop (a bitter herb) (Ex 12:22) where hyssop is connected with purging and cleansing. (Psm 51:7), and indicates the bitterness of slavery to sin.
- The lamb had to be roasted, and eaten (Eat the flesh - John 6)
- All had to be ready, waiting for the Angel's appearance
- God passed over the sinners who trusted in the blood of the lamb.
- The past was blotted out from the sight of Jehovah.
- Passover marked the beginning of feast of Unleavened Bread, the feast to indicate that sin (leaven) had been done away with.
- God provided a means to escape the judgement that was to befall Egypt, the land of idolatry.
- This required the blood of a um-blemished lamb to be shed, and placed on the door posts.
- The former months are blotted out, and a new month is instigated.
- This is in anticipation of Christ whose blood is provided, founding the redemptive path, based upon the shed blood, in pursuance of God's eternal purpose. This must bring an abundance of joy to the believing sinner who can have absolute peace - all grounded on the paschal lamb.