Summary: Jesus was prophesied in the Passover and the prophets as the coming, final lamb sacrifice for mankind.

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The Prophecy of The Lamb

Exo 12:12-13

(12) For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD.

(13) The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

Exo 12:21-23

(21) Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go and select lambs for yourselves according to your clans, and kill the Passover lamb.

(22) Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.

(23) For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you.

Isa 53:1-10

(1) Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

(2) For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.

(3) He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

(4) Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

(5) But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

(6) All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned--every one--to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

(7) He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.

(8) By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?

(9) And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

(10) Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Intro thoughts: The Lamb Revealed, The Lamb Provided- and today The Lamb Prophesied

The continuity of scripture and the analogy of faith-the scarlet ribbon that runs through scripture.

EOLS: Jesus was prophesied in the Passover and the prophets as the coming, final lamb sacrifice for mankind.

The accounting department of a large insurance company was working on year-end reports when the computers went down. An emergency call was put in to the systems analyst. Troubleshooting company-wide, the man didn’t appear until three hours later. Yet even then several clerks cheered, "He’s here! Our savior." Without a word, the systems analyst turned to leave. Panicked, the accounting manager cried, "Where are you going?" "I’m leaving," the analyst said with a half-smile. "I remember what they did to the last savior." ( illustrations database)

The First Passover:

The Blood shall be a sign for you:

The Lamb: Roasted over a fire, served with bitter herbs and unleavened bread-

A simple meal, a simple act of faith-because God said it, I will do it. The act itself is submission.

The simple act of faith in appropriating blood in obedience to God’s command caused judgment to pass by their house, and blessing to come.

The Passover Lamb is another development, a beautiful segment in the development of the picture of Messiah, the Lamb of God.

The Prophecy of Isaiah 53:

As a lamb to the slaughter, as a sheep before His shearers is dumb:

His innocence, His humility-his refusal to defend himself.

Think with me how it confirms His Deity-God does not argue with humans or try to prove himself

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