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Emanna for 08/10/2020

Christ's Crucifixion Being the Fulfillment of the Passover

Bible Verses

Matt 26:2 You know that after two days the Passover takes place, and the Son of Man is being delivered up to be crucified. 1 Cor 5:7 ...for our Passover, Christ, also has been sacrificed. John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Words of Ministry

The Lord told His disciples that in two days the Passover was coming and that the Son of Man was being delivered up to be crucified. The significance of the Lord's word here is that His crucifixion is the fulfillment of the Passover. This Passover was to be the last. The Passover had been observed for more than fifteen centuries. But now the Passover was to be terminated and, in a sense, replaced. By putting together the Passover and the crucifixion of the Son of Man, the Lord was implying that His crucifixion was the fulfillment of the Passover and that He Himself was the Passover Lamb. The Passover was a type of Christ. Christ is the Lamb of God that God may pass over us, the sinners, as portrayed in typology by the Passover in Exodus 12. Hence, Christ as the Passover Lamb had to be killed on the day of the Passover for its fulfillment. According to the type, the Passover Lamb had to be examined for its perfection during the four days preceding the day of the Passover (Exo. 12:3-6). Before His crucifixion, Christ came to Jerusalem the last time, six days before the Passover, and was examined by the Jewish leaders for a few days. There was no blemish found in Him, and He was proved to be perfect and qualified to be the Passover Lamb for us.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 783-784. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/13/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.