Summary: The Celebration of Passover for Christians begins with a blood smeared cross!
The Blood Smeared Cross
Exodus 12: 1-14
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.
14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
JOIN ME IN PRAYER
If you ever saw the movie “The Ten Commandments” with Charlton Heston then you saw the scene above played out as the Angel of Death passed over all the houses of the Israelites. The Israelites from that day forward have celebrated the “Passover” and they still do it today.
It was indeed a miracle of GOD to spare all the first born of Israel while taking the first born of everybody else in Egypt!
GOD is after all in the Miracle Business. He still does miracles today!
But no miracle is greater then the one he done on a hill side outside of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago! God had his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON CRUCIFIED!
Talk about miracles Jesus was a Miracle himself. Who could have ever thought that GOD would make himself into a baby and have himself grow up here on Earth and feel all our desires and pains and temptations just so he could be horribly crucified for us! That is the miracle of miracles.
But now I want you to come with me to the next day and stand on that hill and look at the three crosses that are still standing.
Look mainly at the one in the middle, that is the one on which Jesus was crucified! Look real close and you can see the blood of JESUS smeared all over it.
Look at John 19: 19
19And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Now look at the top of the cross and you see the sign that was placed on it and just below that is the first smear of blood. This is where the crown of thorns pierced his head and caused him to bleed. This is blood that he shed so you could some day wear a crown of righteousness purchased through his blood.
Paul says in 2 Timothy 4:8
”Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”