Exodus 22:21-22 “Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them,”Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. Not one of you shall go out the door of his house until morning. When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.”

God instructed the Israelites to select animals “without defect”…Jesus was described both in the Old and New Testaments as the perfect sacrifical lamb.

John 1:29 “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said,”Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

1Peter 1:18-19 “For you know that it was not with perishaable things…that you were redeemed from the empty way of life..but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”

Isaiah 53:7 “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, ……..

1Cor:5:7b “For Christ , our PassoverLamb, has been sacrificed”

Christ, the Lamb of God was crucified on Passover Day, and his death on the cross fulfilled the true meaning of the Jewish sacrifice of the Passover lamb. Just as the Israelite households  were spared by the blood on the doorposts when God struck down the Egyptians, so are we saved from eternal death  by the precious blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross.

Jesus ate the Passover meal with his disciples the night before his crucifixion.

Luke 22:8″Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover” vs 14-15 “When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” This meal is referred to in the Christian Church as The Last Supper.

Matthew 26:26-28 “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying,”Take and eat; this is my body. Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

The bread represented Christ’s body sacrificed for our sins, and the wine represented his blood shed during his crucifixion.

JESUS…Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah…Jesus, the Passover Lamb, Savior of the world for those who believe!