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JESUS CHRIST OUR SACRIFICIAL LAMB

The children of Israel had been in Egypt for four hundred years. Most of those years were spent in servitude (slavery) to the Egyptians. God told Abram (Abraham) that this would happen but God , also, told Abram that He would deliver Israel out of the hand of Egypt in Genesis chapter fifteen.

JESUS CHRIST OUR SACRIFICIAL LAMB

The children of Israel had been in Egypt for four hundred years. Most of those years were spent in servitude (slavery) to the Egyptians. God told Abram (Abraham) that this would happen but God , also, told Abram that He would deliver Israel out of the hand of Egypt in Genesis chapter fifteen.

Genesis 15: 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

To deliver the Children of Israel, out of the hand of the Egyptians, God sent Moses. Moses told Pharaoh to let Israel go but Pharaoh refused. So, by the hand of Moses God sent one plague after another on Egypt. The last plague was the death of all of the first born in Egypt. Israel was spared this terrible fate by the sprinkling of the blood from a lamb of the first year (less than a year old) on the door posts and on the lintel (over the door).

Exodus 12: 21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

For Israel, this was a great deliverance. But there was a greater deliverance yet to come! What God set up was the Passover lamb to be sacrificed every year…


Exodus 12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover.
12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

But finally, there was one Passover lamb that would complete God’s work and redeem mankind from sin and the consequences of sin. That Lamb was Jesus Christ!
What is so wonderful is that Jesus Christ not only washed away our sins in His blood BUT He gave us healing for our bodies.

I Peter I: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Isaiah 53: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Psalm 103: 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Vs. three tells of the two part redemption of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 105: 37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

People that had been in bondage for centuries and, yet, leave Egypt healthy and strong. How did this happen? It happened the night before when the people ate of the Passover lamb.

Matthew 26: 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mark 14: 22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

I Corinthians 11: 23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come.
27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

When dealing with the Passover lamb, whether in Exodus or talking of Jesus Christ It is always the body and the blood! The blood for the remission of sins and the body for our healing!

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