“… For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”
1 Corinthians 5:7
As a young Christian, I remember wondering what Passover meant. I knew it was a Biblical word but didn’t understand its meaning. If you are wondering, please allow me to bring the revelation of Passover to you as it eventually came to me.
“Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. And He sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.’”
God established a celebration that occurred every year to remind the Israelites of their great deliverance from Egypt 1500 years before Jesus time on the earth. God sent plagues on the Egyptians because they refused to let God’s people go. The final plague was the death of the Egyptians first born child. (See Exodus 12)
God told His people to get a lamb that is without blemish, kill it, and put some of the blood on their door post. God told them, “Now 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 the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
The blood of the lambs protected them and caused evil to “Passover” them. Today when we believe and accept Jesus sacrifice, His blood on our lives causes evil to “Passover” us. In other words, we are protected spiritually, physically, financially, and every other way.
When we receive communion today, we release our faith in Jesus’ broken body and shed blood that causes the evils of this world to Passover us. Remember that every time you partake The Lord’s supper.