Jesus: Our Lamb of God

by Friday's Faith Finders

John called Jesus the "lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." Here is a comparison of the requirements of the Passover lamb, and how Jesus Christ fulfilled those requirements-thus showing that He is our Passover Lamb.

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The Passover lamb was chosen and marked for death (Ex. 12:3).

Jesus was chosen before the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8).

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The Passover lamb was without spot or blemish (Ex 12:5).

Pilate found no fault in Jesus (Luke 23:13).

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The Passover lamb was roasted in fire [this speaks of God's judgment] (Ex 12:8).

Jesus suffered God's judgment for sins not His own (Matt. 27:46).

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No bones of the Passover lamb were to be broken (Ps. 34:20).

Soldiers did not have to break Jesus knees to speed up death (John 19:32-33).

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The Passover lamb was killed at twilight (Ex 12:6).

Jesus died about 3 p.m., as evening drew on (Luke 23:44-46).

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The blood of the Passover lamb was placed on the sides and top of the door and the blood ran along the bottom of the door (Ex 12:7).

Jesus bled from a crown of thorns, nails in both outstretched arms and in His feet. Jesus said that He was the door (Matt. 27:29, 35 & John 10:9).

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When the sacrifice was finished, people went into safety, awaited the final judgment, and then went on their journey to the Promised Land (Ex. 12:22, 31).

We enter into safety from God's judgment when we accept Jesus as our Sacrifice for sin, and we can look forward to the promise of eternal life with Him as we wait for His return. (Rom. 5:8-11).

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