The Passover is one of the most important feasts that God has granted. Through the Feast of the Passover, we receive the blessings of forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
In the Old Testament times, God appointed the prophet Moses to ask Pharaoh to release the Israelites, who had been slaves in Egypt for 430 years. However, Pharaoh refused and God brought upon Egypt a total of nine plagues. Finally, God decided to send the tenth plague, which is to kill every firstborn in the land. To save the Israelites, God commanded them to observe the Passover.
The blood of the lamb became a sign for God’s people, such that the last plague was able to “pass over” them. Thus the Passover was also known as the day when the Israelites were freed from the land of slavery.
This was a shadow of the things to come—that God’s people will be set free from this land of sin and death, and be protected from disasters in the New Testament times. Then, what blessings do we receive when we keep the Passover in the New Testament times?
God grants us eternal life by allowing us to eat His flesh and drink His blood. Let us examine how can we eat and drink Jesus’s flesh and blood.
Just as the Israelites were delivered from Egypt after keeping the Passover in the Old Testament, we are redeemed from the slavery of sin and death on this earth through the Passover of the New Covenant.