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The Passover and Salvation



See Exodus 12, noticing the instituting of the Passover. Did the blood provide physical salvation only? Were the people saved spiritually? If so, explain the term "a mixed multitude" came out of Egypt. Research and discuss.


The Passover is the major ceremonial event in the history of the Jewish nation. It was the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt and is an event celebrated to this day. The deliverance itself was a physical deliverance, not a spiritual deliverance. The symbolism or “type” of the Passover sacrifice was pointing to the blood sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross for the full and complete remisison of sin and the invitation for the physical deliverance from sin of all persons who believed on Christ and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.

John 14:6 (KJV)
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Jesus is the fulfillment of the Passover. Indeed, John the Baptist refers to Jesus as the “Lamb of God.”

1 Corinthians 5:7b (KJV)
For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

John 1:29 (KJV)
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Along with the need for the Passover Lamb and the shedding of blood at the first Passover event in Egypt, God commanded that there be no leaven in the breads. Indeed, the command was that there be no leaven in the houses (Exod 12:19). Unleavened bread had a peculiar sacrificial character. Leaven becomes a picture of sin or uncleanness in the Scriptures. Christ died the perfect human free of sin, thus, He was without “leaven.”

1 Corinthians 5:6-8 (KJV)
6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

 

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