24 ways Jesus fulfilled Passover • The Mind Blowing Significance of Passover as Prophecy | Mike Winger – BibleThinker

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We will go through 24 different ways in which Jesus fulfilled the Jewish Feast of Passover. Passover was given by God in the Old Testament and fulfilled by Jesus in the New. I hope this teaching stirs your heart with appreciation for the brilliance of the Bible as well as the incredible, loving self-sacrifice of Christ for our sins. He is our Passover and we are forgiven because of His offering.

Mike WingerBibleThinker.org

my NOTES:

1▫️ Jesus is the sacrificial lamb
… Christ our Passover Lamb is sacrificed for us. 
He offered Himself as the sheep/goat were offered.
Those animals are the shadow; He is the fulfillment!
(1 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 9:12–14, 10:1-14)
… Jesus offered Himself to die for us 
… but He didn’t just simply die 
… He died for us, as the final sin offering
… He was the final atonement for our sin 
… He was the final sacrifice on our behalf 
… He died instead of us, so we could live! 
2▫️ sacrifice to avoid punishment for sin
… it was called a sin offering (Ezekiel 45)
… the lamb sacrifice could only cover sin
… Jesus is the Lamb of God who covers and takes away the sin of the whole world
3▫️ the lamb had to be male
… “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:22)
… Adam represents all mankind. Eve cames from Adam, then all mankind comes from the joining of Adam and Eve. They’re both equal in God’s image, but Adam stands as the representative of humankind in the Garden—and it was his choice to eat of the tree which brought us all into the fall of mankind. In other words:
… Adam represents all mankind—male and female
… Jesus is the male representative of all who come to Him in faith
… “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” (1 Corinthians 15:45)
… Jesus is the last Adam 
… the first Adam became a living being 
… the last Adam became a life-giving spirit 
… Jesus accomplishes more than Adam ever could 
… Jesus gives us more than Adam even had 
… Jesus is our only sacrificial representation who deals with our sins so we can be forgiven by God
… This important theological connection of the NT is embedded throughout the symbolism of the OT 
4▫️ without spot or blemish (no sin)
… the Passover lamb was inspected for perfection, symbolic of sinlessness (Exodus 12:5)
… Jesus was without sin
… Jesus passes inspection, we are forgiven (Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 1:18-19)
… Jesus was evaluated and found to be holy/pure
… we’re not holy, but we receive Christ as the lamb … we’re redeemed, forgiven and passed over for judgement because of Christ’s righteousness
5▫️ the lamb had to be 1-year-old
… lamb in it’s prime of life
… Jesus (age 30’s) was in the prime of life
… Jewish men could serve as priests at age 30
6▫️ when it was selected
… the Passover lambs were selected on the 10th of Nissan, then sacrificed on the 14th (Exodus 12:3)
… the people proclaimed Jesus as their king of Israel “Hosannah” on Palm Sunday—that same day (John 12:12-13)
… Jesus delibertely entered Jerusalem (presenting Himself as King) on the day reserved for lamb selection—not realizing Jesus was also being selected to die
7▫️ when it was inspected
… offerings were examined from Nissan 10-14th
… chief priests tried and failed to build any actual case against Jesus—wanting Jesus to die, but not realizing His death would atone for all sin (Matthew 26:59-60; John 19:4-6)
8▫️ in substitute of their firstborn
… symbolic ritual of redemption, reminding Israel they still OWE God their firstborn (Exodus 13:11-13)
… first born, not newborn (humans and animals)
… Jesus is the firstborn of God
… Jesus being the firstborn has deep prophetic connotations and connected to Passover
… Jesus is the great high priest, the ultimate son of Israel, the fulfillment of the picture of Abraham offering Isaac on the mountain (in Jerusalem where Jesus was killed), the seed of the woman, Abraham’s offspring, the son of David and God’s only begotten Son
9▫️ Couldn’t break the Passover lamb’s bones (Exodus 12:46; John 19:32-36)
… Jesus was crucified and already dead before nightfall, so Roman soldiers never broke His legs
10▫️ one lamb sacrifice per household/family living under one roof—all who partake are family
… Jesus died for one family—the family of God
… upon salvation, we are made members of the household of God—the children of God (1 John 3:1)
11▫️ Passover lamb had to be slain (Exodus 6:6-7)
… they had to kill the offering and eat/receive it
… it was a ritual sacrifice for the purpose of purchasing/making/redeeming them His people
… death always takes place to accomplish/bring about the forgiveness of sin (Revelation 5:9)
… Jesus was slain and died as a ransom for our redemption—to make every people one people (Mark 8:31)
12▫️ had to be at a special location
… because all these things point to Christ
… planned by God to symbolize and portray the work of Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 16:5-6)
13▫️ blood placed on the door
… in the shape of the cross (Exodus 12:13; 12:22)
… they’d enter thru door w/ the blood and be saved
… an ancient Jewish Midrash connects the prophetic ties between the Passover of the firstborn and Abraham’s offering of his son Isaac—bound, then set free (Genesis 22). It looks back to Isaac, yet not forward to recognize the blood of Christ
… Jesus is the door (John 10:9)
14▫️ the door vs the veil
… the door made the home a safe place to be
… Jesus opened the veil (God’s very presence)
(Matthew 27:51; Hebrews 10:19–20)
… Jesus opens two things upon His death:
1) the temple veil—holy of holies presence of God
2) the tombs to show He’s conquered death, for us … He’s defeated death and given us eternal life in God’s presence (Matthew 27:51-53)
15▫️ the lamb had to be eaten (not only sacrificed, but consumed) by each person in the household
… we can’t just acknowledge Jesus mentally
… He must be eaten/received internally/consumed, in order to survive the coming judgement (Luke 22:19–20)
16▫️ How it was cooked
… not boiled, not raw—roasted in fire and whole
… fire in the OT sometimes represents judgement
… whole/complete as Jesus was offered for us
(Psalms 89:46; Isaiah 66:15-16)
17▫️ Unleavened bread (Exodus 12:19)
… Leaven = sin (1 Corinthians 5:7)
… Jesus is holy, He makes us holy
… “bread of affliction” (Deuteronomy 16:3)
18▫️ Bitter herbs = the bitterness of their slavery (Exodus 12:8) (Exodus 1:14)
… Jesus was sinless, but experienced the bitterness caused by sin (Isaiah 53:4)
… reminder of the bitterness Jesus experienced
… reminder that in this world we also (for His sake, in our walk with Christ) may suffer/endure hardship, pain and bitterness (Philippians 1:29)
19▫️ How they ate it
… in haste, ready to leave Egypt (Exodus 12:11)
… in remembrance of the Lord’s death until He comes back (1 Corinthians 11:26)
… in hope of eternal glory we wait eagerly for the redemption of our bodies (Romans 8:18-23)
20▫️ None could remain till morning
… burn by fire whatever is not eaten (Exodus 12:10)
… Jesus’ NT fulfillment = He wouldn’t REMAIN on the cross until morning—until Sabbath (John 19:31)
21▫️ It’s a FINAL CLIMACTIC JUDGMENT
… 9 plagues lead up to this
… Jesus’ death and resurrection is the one act that leads to the deliverance of mankind
22▫️ It’s a judgment and sacrifice that brings deliverance from slavery
… throughout the OT, God bought an enslaved people—setting the captives free (John 8:31-36)
… everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin
… Jesus delivers us (sets the captives free) from the bondage of our own sin (the guilt and control of sin)
23▫️ Ultimately only one lamb
… It’s discussed as if there was only ONE lamb for all the people—Jesus is the ultimate Lamb for the whole world (2 Chronicles 35:11) (Ezra 6:19-21)
… “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1verse 29)
… “worthy is THE LAMB” (Revelation 5:12)
24▫️ It’s not only against sin, but the Passover was judgement on the world and spiritual rulers
… victory over the gods of Egypt (Exodus 12:12)
… victory over the world (Galatians 6:14)
… victory over Satan, not merely the world—the cross gives victory over spiritual powers of wickedness (Colossians 2:15) (Hebrews 2:14)
… Undoing any claim they have over us—Satan “the accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10) has no accusation! (Romans 8:1)
25+▫️ bonus | Passover imagery/symbolism
… an OT text that takes the Passover symbolism and ties it to a direct prophecy about the future Messiah dying for our sins (Isaiah 53:7)
… Passover was the first national lamb slaughtered for the people of Israel
… Jesus is the ultimate “lamb of God” offered for all the people of the world (Isaiah 53)
26+▫️ bonus | The necessity of Passover
… Israelites neglecting to observe Passover would be cut off and bear their own sin (Numbers 9:13)
… Jesus bore our sin and grafts us in (1 Peter 2:24)
… “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
(John 14:6)
… Passover was not optional for the people of Israel
… Jesus is not optional for the people of the world
… forgiveness of sin comes through God’s single sacrifice—the one, true, everlasting Passover Lamb
… Jesus died during the feast of Passover
… because it’s not just Passover
… all the Jewish feasts represent Christ

I take refuge in Christ
… forgiven, washed, cleansed by grace
… because Jesus is my Passover sacrifice
… Jesus defeated death
… and I have received Him
… His blood is applied to me
(Romans 8:34-39)

24 ways Jesus fulfilled Passover • The Mind Blowing Significance of Passover as Prophecy | Mike Winger - BibleThinker
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