As we near the Easter holiday, the theme of a risen Savior and new life becomes the prevalent thought and rightly so. It is the time we rejoice not only for the resurrection of Jesus, but also the promise of our resurrection unto eternal life.
A stone was rolled away and an empty tomb showed that no grave was going to hold His body down. In one act Christ showed His
dominion over all.
Yet, before the resurrection was the Passover. In the days of Moses God sent the death angel over the land of Egypt to
kill the first born sons, unless a lambs blood had been applied to the door posts, in which case the death angel would “pass over” that door and the children would be saved. “Exodus:12:27: That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.”
Although the Passover was celebrated in the days of Moses as a victory that was given by God, it also pointed to an even
greater event fulfilled by Jesus. “1Corinthians:5:7: 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:” and “John:1:29: The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” demonstrate the greater fulfillment and
the exactness of the name “Lamb of God”.
Jesus, the spotless Lamb, laid His life down. He made Himself our sacrifice. Let us always be looking to the Lamb, whose blood has been applied to all that have accepted Him as their Savior. Once the blood is applied the death angel has no choice but to “pass over”, for we go from life to eternal life, not death. Even today as loved ones leave this life, be comforted that the death angel still must submit all authority to that very same precious blood. As Easter draws near, please let these things be fresh upon your hearts and minds. Let us go out into the world and share these thoughts that the fulfillment be greater still for someone who has not yet accepted these things! Praise Jesus, for He is truly worthy!