The Lamb of G-d

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According to John 1:29, Messiah Yeshua is the Lamb of G-d who takes away the sins of the world.  Revelation 7:14 declares that our robes have been washed white by the blood of the Lamb.

Every year, the Pesach lamb was to be selected on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Aviv.  On that very day Messiah entered Jerusalem in his "Triumphal Entry" as the spotless Lamb of G-d.

Just as the Pesach lamb was examined for four days before the sacrifice on the fourteenth of the month, so, too, Messiah was examined and questioned by the Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Herodians during those four days.

Just like the Pesach lamb was not to have a single bone broken (Numbers 9:12), Messiah did not have any of His bones broken during his beating or crucifixion (John 19:33, 36).

 

Removing Sin? Not This Lamb!

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 5:7 that Yeshua was our Passover, however, in the Levitical sacrifices, what type of sin does the Passover lamb serve to remove?

None.

The Passover lamb was purely a sacrifice to remember G-d's redemption of Israel from bondage in Egypt and His taking of Israel as a nation to be His own treasured possession. As our Passover, so too Yeshua reflects Israel's redemption from their bondage to sin (Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 9:12).

The blood of the Pesach lamb in Egypt was used to mark those who belonged to G-d and keep them safe from G-d's wrath. So, too, as our Passover, Yeshua's blood covers us and keeps us safe from G-d's wrath (Romans 5:9).

 

The Last Seder?

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As our Passover Lamb, Messiah was crucified on the day of Pesach and His last meal with His disciples is often called "The Last Supper"

It's possible that "the Last Supper" was actually "the Last Seder" (see Traditions of Pesach for more information about the Seder).

Matthew 26:17, Mark 14:12, and Luke 22:7-8 tell us that on the "first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover