Is Jesus the Passover Lamb? Discover 10 Amazing Comparisons

Updated: Jul 9

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The Bible is unequivocal in telling us that the Passover lamb symbolized Jesus and His sacrifice. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 5:7, "Even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:"

Here are 10 AMAZING COMPARISONS between Jesus and the Passover in the time of Moses:


A MALE WITHOUT BLEMISH

  • The Passover lamb had no blemish. (Exodus 12:15)

  • Jesus was not blemished by sin.

Hebrews 4:15 "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."


BONES NOT BROKEN

  • The bones of the Passover Lamb were not to be broken. (Exodus 12:46)

  • The bones of Jesus were not broken.

John 19:33 "But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:"

John 19:34 "But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water."

John 19:35 "And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe."

John 19:36 "For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken."



ROASTED WITH FIRE

  • The Passover lamb was roasted with fire and eaten. (Exodus 12:8, 9)

  • Jesus was tried with fiery trials.

1Peter 4:12 "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:"

1Peter 4:13 "But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."


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ROASTED FROM THE HEAD TO THE LEGS

  • The Passover lamb was roasted from the head to the legs. (Exodus 12:9)

  • Jesus was tempted in all points but without sin.

Hebrews 4:15 "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."


EATEN COMPLETELY

  • The Passover Lamb was eaten completely in that evening. (Exodus 12:8-10)

  • Followers of Jesus are expected to partake of the life of Jesus, which is to let Jesus live within them.

Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."

Galatians 2:20 "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."


UNLEAVENED BREAD

  • The Passover Lamb was eaten with unleavened bread. (Exodus 12:8)

  • Jesus is the bread of life without the leaven of sin.

John 6:48 "I am that bread of life."

1Corinthians 5:7 "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:"


BITTER HERBS

  • The Passover Lamb was eaten with bitter herbs. (Exodus 12:8)

  • Accepting Jesus involves bitter sorrow for sins.

Zechariah 12:10 "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."


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READY FOR JOURNEY

  • The Passover Lamb was eaten with loins girded, shoes on the feet, and staff in the hand. (Exodus 12:8)

  • Accepting Jesus involves girding the mind and beginning a journey from a sinful life to a holy life.

1Peter 1:13 "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;"

1Peter 1:14 "As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:"

1Peter 1:15 "But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;"

1Peter 1:16 "Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy."


SALVATION FROM DEATH

  • The plague of death came upon the land of Egypt to smite all the firstborn of both man and beast. However, it skipped the houses which door post has the blood of the Passover lamb. (Exodus 12:12-13)

  • The sacrifice of Jesus saves us from eternal death.

Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."



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SALVATION FROM SLAVERY

  • The blood of the Passover lamb protected the people of God as the plague of death ravaged the firth born of the unbelievers in Egypt, this awesome event moved Pharaoh to release Israel from slavery. (Exodus 12:12, 13, 29-32)

  • The blood of Jesus frees us from the bondage of sin.

Romans 6:22 "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life."

Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."


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