The theme of redemption is central to the Feast of Passover—as Israel was set free from 400 years of slavery.
Both Jews and Christians can agree that Passover prophetically points to another level of redemption to come. It’s a pattern that foreshadows God’s redeeming of all people and the end of the age.
As we read the Old and New testaments (Tanakh and B’rit Hadasha), we can see many parallels, foreshadowing of things to come.
Abraham sacrificing Isaac relates to God giving his only begotten son, Jesus (Yeshua). —Genesis 22:1-18
Joseph in Egypt compares to Messiah. Beloved of his father, foretold he would rule, envied and hated, rejected and condemned, resisted temptation, falsely accused, numbered with transgressors, reconciled and saved his people. —Genesis 37-45
Boaz the kinsman redeemer, saving Ruth is a picture to come of Messiah, rescuing and marrying Israel. Boaz honors and keeps the law, and pays the price to redeem Ruth. —Ruth 4:1-17
Messiah would be the Passover Lamb
In Exodus, the tenth plague, the death of the first born relates that to be saved, the blood of a lamb was painted on the doorposts of the home. —Exodus 11:1-10
Likewise the blood of the lamb was shed to save all who believe and call on His name. John (Yochanan) writes, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world”. —John 1:29
As one man brought sin into the world, with Adam, God sent one to redeem us. The wages of sin are death. Biblical worship demanded that sacrifices be made, the blood of bulls and rams, lamb and doves to atone for sin. The new covenant, one, unblemished lamb, Messiah, was slain, to atone for the sins of all.
Redemption to Come
Most followers of Jesus (Yeshua) have come to know the amazing prophecies of Passover fulfilled in our Messiah’s first coming, but did you know that the Passover also speaks of the return of our Messiah and the trials of the End Times?
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