The most well-known feast the Israelites celebrate is Passover. It commemorates God’s rescue of the Jews from Egypt. The celebration typically falls around when we celebrate Easter. Jesus was crucified during the feast. Did you know that the initial Passover was full of symbolism? It shows us what Jesus would do for every sinner. We are covered by the blood and spared final judgment.
“The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
The final plague in Egypt was the killing of the firstborn. The way that Israel would escape that judgment was to put the blood of a lamb on the doorposts. That way, when the Angel of Death saw the blood, he would Passover the house, thus sparing the family judgment. This instituted what we know as the Passover celebration. The Israelites were to sacrifice the lamb, put the blood on the doorpost, and have unleavened bread ready to eat for the long journey out of Egypt.
There is so much symbolism in the Passover. The sacrificial lamb without blemish represents Christ. The blood represents Jesus’ blood shed on the cross, and those who believe in Him they are covered by His blood. This makes every believer right and justified in God’s eyes. I mentioned the unleavened bread, but there are also so many other parts of the Passover meal that point to Jesus. I suggest you look into it more.
Covered by the Blood
Are you covered by the blood of Jesus? When God looks down, does He see His Son’s righteousness in you? The blood isn’t just a get-out-of-hell pass. The blood represents life, and God is the holder of life. When you are covered by the blood, it means that Christ’s righteousness has been imputed to you. Imputed is a biblical term meaning deposited. The life of Christ has been deposited into you, so it’s not you who lives, but Christ inside of you.