Summary: Resurrection Day 2007
Resurrection Day 2007
Passover & the Promise of God
Pastor Bruce A. Shields
House of Faith – www.PS127.org
† Open House on Saturday April 14th from 1:00pm – 6:00pm
† Family Movie Night “The Nativity” April 28th @ 6:00pm
Resurrection Day, what is the significance of today, Passover and the promise of God?
We are going to take a look at the Passover, and see how God was preparing His people for recognizing the Messiah when He came.
1. What is Passover?
Found in Exodus 12, The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, and gave the description of the Passover, which is a perfect picture of Christ, the true Passover Lamb!
The Lord proclaims THIS MONTH SHALL BE THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS.
IT SHALL BE THE FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR TO YOU.
This means so much.
Christ is the beginning of life.
Christ is the beginning of the New Covenant.
Christ is the beginning of the Resurrection, the First Fruit of the Dead.
This marks the beginning of the feasts, and the beginning of God’s plan for the redemption of man, heaven, earth, and Jerusalem.
b. Blood – Covering of Sins
Your Lamb shall be without blemish…Christ was without blemish, and when He arrived in Jerusalem during that last Passover, He was confronted in town by the religious leaders of the day, and no fault could be found in Him.
And you shall take the blood and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the house…This represents the shed blood of Christ. We are covered in His atoning blood when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
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…Why the firstborn? Because this represents Christ, God’s only begotten Son, the firstborn.
And the blood shall be a token upon the houses you are in and when I see the blood, I will pass over you…On judgment day, when we stand before the Lord, He will look to see if our houses we were in (our bodies) have the blood of the sacrifice upon us. If so, His judgment will pass over us.
d. Remembrance to teach of Messiah
And this day shall be for you a memorial, and you shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations, you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever…
2. Last Supper (Passover)
a. Passover with Jesus and the Disciples
This is the Passover week; Jesus spent it with the Disciples.
b. New Covenant
Jesus explains the significance of the Passover, and that He is the Passover. This New Covenant was promised in scripture, that the Messiah would come and make things new, restoring that which was lost because of the fall.
c. Blood – Removal of Sins
He explains to the disciples that the bread and the wine represent His body and blood, which was broken and spilled for sin.
He was the Lamb of Passover, and was going to be slain for this purpose.
d. Do this in remembrance of Jesus – to teach of Salvation
As the Lord in Exodus commanded this feast should be kept forever, Jesus reminds the disciples to take communion on this feast day in remembrance of Him, thus keeping the command to observe Passover for ever.