- Passover Teaches us About Jesus
- The Early Christians Observed Passover
- The Seder is a Special Fellowship with God
- Passover is a Biblical Command
Passover Teaches About Jesus
- Jesus shared the Passover meal with his apostles saying, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:15-16)
- Jesus is the final Passover Lamb sacrificed to free us spiritually from the slavery of the sins just like the lamb had once been instrumental in physical deliverance of Hebrew slaves from bondage in Egypt.
- The Passover celebration is a memorial and tribute to Jesus for his great sacrifice and tortures that he suffered for the mankind.
- The unleavened bread was to represent Jesus’ body and wine to represent his blood and the New Covenant. Jesus himself took the place of the traditional lamb.
The First Christians Observed Passover
- Paul speaks of taking the physical reminders of Jesus’ body and blood (1st Cor. 11:23-34), we are told that as often as we do it we are to remember His death. What the Apostle is presenting in Hebraic terms is that we are not only to identify with Jesus in His death (Rom. 6; death to self; new life in Him).
- The Bible holidays were commemorated by Jesus and His apostles – and continued to be observed by Jesus’ followers in the first century even after His death and resurrection.
- The early believers in Jesus, both Jew and Gentile celebrated the Resurrection in the context of the Passover: Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 2, 22; John 2, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19; Acts 12:4; 1 Corinthians 5:7.
The Passover Seder is a Special Fellowship with God
- The Passover that Jesus celebrated before His death is a picture of the sacred banquet that is seen in Luke 13:28-30 and Rev. 19:6-9. God the Father, in Jesus, and Man at that Passover table, were eating and fellowshiping together. It’s the strongest possible picture of the Father’s friendship with us. In the ancient Middle East, if two hostile enemies ate at the same table they became the closest of friends. That’s how powerful table fellowship is. (Avram Yehoshua)
Passover is a Biblical Command
Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’s law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year. (Exodus 13:6-10)
Did Easter Replace Passover?
Check in nearly any Bible help or encyclopedia to verify these facts:
- Easter cannot be found in Scripture.
- Easter was never instituted by God.
- Easter was never sanctioned by Jesus Christ.
- Easter was never taught by Christ’s apostles.
- Easter was never observed by the early New Testament Church.
- What do eggs and rabbits have to do with Christ’s death and resurrection? Easter history is that of pagan fertility gods and goddesses worship.
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