Topic: Passover

Jesus, The Passover Lamb 🐑:  The Journey Begins 🛣

Jesus, The Passover Lamb 🐑: The Journey Begins 🛣

By admin on June 27, 2020

While the Israelites were still in the land of Egypt, the Lord gave the following instructions to Moses and Aaron: “From now on, this month will be the first month of the year for you…Take special care of this chosen animal until the evening of the fourteenth day of this first month. Then the whole assembly of the community of Israel must slaughter their lamb or young goat at twilight. They are to take some of the blood and smear it on the sides and top of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the animal. That same night they must roast the meat over a fire and eat it along with bitter salad greens and bread made without yeast…”

“…These are your instructions for eating this meal: Be fully dressed, wear your sandals, and carry your walking stick in your hand. Eat the meal with urgency, for this is the Lord’s Passover.”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:1-2, 6-8, 11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

   Welcome to Part 7 of our 7-part series based on the sermon by Bishop Bob Alonge that outlines 7 important things to note about the Passover. Thank You, God, for Your Word and Grace to go on this journey and thank you, dearest reader, for joining us! 

 In the first article of this series, we noted that the Passover was beneficial to both God and man. In the second article, we noted that God told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover every year; passing on from generation to generation, the memory of what God did for them in Egypt – liberation from slavery and oppression. We too, when taking the communion and in other Christian practices, remember that Jesus’ sacrifice brought us forgiveness and freedom from sin, disease, Hell & so much more! In the third article, we noted that God commanded the Israelites to eat bread without leaven (yeast) which symbolises a life without sin. 

 In the fourth article, we recognised that God’s commandment for the entire lamb to be roasted by fire and eaten with no leftovers was to emphasise the Holiness of the sacrifice. In the fifth article, we noted that a lamb was chosen to save an entire household, and Jesus does the same for our families and communities but we must choose Him by Faith. In the sixth article, we emphasised the meaning behind the Passover which is by one act God struck down the enemy of Israel and at the same time liberated His people, which is precisely what Christ has done for us! 

  So lastly, the seventh thing to note from the Passover story is that the Israelites were to eat the meal with a strong sense of readiness to embark on a journey. You see with God, the end is always a beginning. The end of their slavery and oppression in Egypt was the beginning of their journey to the Promised Land God had prepared for them. The same goes for us as Christians, before we received Christ as our Saviour and Lord, we were disconnected from God, our spirits were dead and our lives were controlled by sin and under the oppression of the enemy. That life ends the meant we receive the finished work of Christ and immediately we begin a new life in which we are fully connected to God, our spirits are alive and thriving, and the Holy Spirit begins to take control of our lives as we let Him led us to overcome every obstacles and tactic of the enemy, and reign as ings according to our individual purpose. 

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body, God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:1-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  It is so amazing that before we even chose to obey Him, to even accept – Christ, the Son of God did so much for us! But we should never forget that experience all of it depends on one simple decision. Yes, all that God has made available to us: fellowship with Him, freedom from sin and death, kingship in His Eternal Kingdom; all of it depends on our choice to believe and receive by Faith, Jesus the Christ as our Saviour and Lord. Yes, there is one aspect of this decision that we make once and for all at the beginning of our Christian journey, but there is also the daily, moment by moment, surrender and submission to the Holy Spirit. 

 While are our spirits are alive in Christ, our mind still needs to be transformed to align with the mind of our King Jesus. This is why it is so important to prioritise spending time in the Word of God, in Prayer and Worship – they are great tools for transforming our minds. Sharing the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus and His Eternal Kingdom often also helps our minds to stay focused on being a part of God’s Kingdom plan (Read this article for more on this topic). We must also prioritise our individual God-given purpose above our hustle for our human desires (Read this article for more on this topic). 

 Special practices/rituals such as taking the communion and celebrating Easter or Christmas, also help us in our journey of transformation. Remember all these are simply tools, the most important thing is to have an active and personal relationship with Jesus Christ – His Love for You is infinite. 

 

Action Point

  • Thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, open up your heart to receive by faith His saving Grace in any aspect of your life you really need to experience it in. If you feel led, take the communion.
  • Submit your life to the Holy Spirit afresh, ask Him to show you areas of Your Life where you’re struggling to hand over control to Him and to help you to do so. 
  • If you would like to connect with a pastor, email us at ukmission@gmail.com or call/text 07769380116
  • This article is part 3 of a 7-day series based on the Passover by Bishop Bob Alonge. Watch here
  • Click here to read the other parts of the series. 
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Jesus, The Passover Lamb 🐑:  One Act Solves Two Problems👌

Jesus, The Passover Lamb 🐑: One Act Solves Two Problems👌

By admin on June 27, 2020

While the Israelites were still in the land of Egypt, the Lord gave the following instructions to Moses and Aaron:

“Celebrate this Festival of Unleavened Bread, for it will remind you that I brought your forces out of the land of Egypt on this very day. This festival will be a permanent law for you; celebrate this day from generation to generation…Then your children will ask, ‘What does this ceremony mean?’ And you will reply, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, for he passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt. And though he struck the Egyptians, he spared our families.” When Moses had finished speaking, all the people bowed down to the ground and worshipped.

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:1, 17, 26-27‬ ‭NLT

   Welcome to Part 6 of our 7-part series based on the sermon by Bishop Bob Alonge that outlines 7 important things to note about the Passover. In the first article of this series, we noted that the Passover was beneficial to both God and man. In the second article, we noted that God told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover every year; passing on from generation to generation, the memory of what God did for them in Egypt – liberation from slavery and oppression. We too, when taking the communion and in other Christian practices, remember that Jesus’ sacrifice brought us forgiveness and freedom from sin, disease, Hell & so much more! 

 In the third article, we noted that God commanded the Israelites to eat bread without leaven (yeast) which symbolises a life without sin. In the fourth article, we recognised that God’s commandment, for the entire lamb to be roasted by fire and eaten with no leftovers, was to emphasise the Holiness of the sacrifice. In the fifth article, we noted that a lamb was chosen to save an entire household, and Jesus does the same for our families and communities but we must choose Him by Faith. 

 The sixth thing to note is the meaning behind the Passover; by one act God solved two problems.  God struck down the enemy of Israel and at the same time liberated His people. You see when there was gross darkness in Egypt there was light in the midst of God’s people. For us as Believers, what Christ did for us on the Cross was to fulfil all that was required for our redemption. Nothing is holding us back from God except we choose not to receive Him by faith because Jesus the Christ has proclaimed; It Is Finished! This means the enemy cannot condemn you, he cannot hold anything against You because You have been redeemed by the Blood of the Eternal Passover lamb. 

But to all who believed Him {Jesus} and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

‭‭John‬ ‭1:12-13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  But Jesus did not only fulfil all that was required for our redemption, He restored us to our position of righteousness with God, He made us into sons and daughters so that we can confidently and boldly call God “Abba, Father!” (Romans 8:15). The Greek word “Soteria” is the world that we have translated to salvation in English, but there is so much more to it than just saving someone from harm. Soteria means to restore to wholeness, and that is what Christ has done for us; through Him, we are completely restored into all that God had intended for humanity at the beginning of time. Everything that Adam lost, Jesus took back for us. We receive, experience and understand by faith, the Salvation Jesus Christ has given us. We are sanctified, we are saved, and now, we reign on Earth by One, Christ Jesus. Today, we can boldly proclaim that the Lamb of the Passover is fulfilled and now the Lion of Judah, the King of kings is at large! 

Action Point

  • Thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, open up your heart to receive by faith His saving Grace in any aspect of your life you really need to experience it in. If you feel led, take the communion.
  • Make this confession: I am sanctified, I am saved, I am made whole by the finished work of Jesus the Christ. I reign on Earth by the authority given to me by Christ, the Lion of Judah, King of kings. 
  • If you would like to connect with a pastor, email us at ukmission@gmail.com or call/text 07769380116
  • This article is part 3 of a 7-day series based on the Passover by Bishop Bob Alonge. Watch here. Click here to read the other parts of the series
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  • Read the next article here. 
Jesus, The Passover Lamb 🐑:  One for Each Household 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Jesus, The Passover Lamb 🐑: One for Each Household 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

By admin on June 26, 2020

Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying…Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household…Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:1, 3, 6-7‬ ‭NKJV‬

Welcome to Part 5 of our 7-part series based on the sermon by Bishop Bob Alonge that outlines 7 important things to note about the Passover. In the first article of this series, we noted that the Passover was beneficial to both God and man. In the second article, we noted that God told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover every year; passing on from generation to generation, the memory of what God did for them in Egypt – liberation from slavery and oppression. We too, when taking the communion and in other Christian practices, remember that Jesus’ sacrifice brought us forgiveness and freedom from sin, disease, Hell & so much more! In the third article, we noted that God commanded the Israelites to eat bread without leaven (yeast) which symbolises a life without sin. In the fourth article, we recognised that God’s commandment for the entire lamb to be roasted by fire and eaten with no leftovers was to emphasise the Holiness of the sacrifice.

The fifth thing to note is that it was one Passover lamb for each household. While it was one man that chose the lamb, his entire household benefited from the sacrifice. This means all who were a part of his household from the women to the children, and even to the servants – all were sanctified and preserved from the angel of death. Christ is our Passover Lamb, and He is all your household needs! By His Blood, we are washed clean and by His nail-pierced hands, we are free.

Parents know that though your child may fall & slip, they are going to stand up & rise again. They may turn their backs, sometimes, to the One that redeemed them but the Promise of God is that it is a lamb for a household. To learn more about the blessing of God, check out this article here.

“Therefore, having been justified By Faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access By Faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

It is important to note that the lamb had to be chosen. You have got to Jesus, he can’t be forced or imposed on you. Yes, there is a dimension to which God seeks for man, but there is also a dimension to which humanity seeks for God. He calls to us, but we must answer – we must take His call in order to receive the Grace provided by Jesus. It’s got to be by Faith. Faith is a deliberate commitment of Your Heart to God. Jesus has already made Himself Your Eternal Passover Lamb, are you ready to put Your Faith in Him, completely?

Action Point✓

Thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, open up your heart to receive by faith His saving Grace in any aspect of your life you really need to experience it in. If you feel led, take the communion.
If you have a family member/loved one that needs to return to God, pray for the blood of Jesus to make a way for them in this season. Send the Holy Spirit to convict their hearts. He is faithful who has promised! (Hebrews 10:23)
If you would like to connect with a pastor, email us at info@thecapitalassembly.org or call/text us 08033116696
This article is part 3 of a 7-day series based on the Passover by Bishop Bob Alonge. Watch here. Read the other parts of the series here.
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The Passover Lamb 🐑:  Consumed by Fire🔥

The Passover Lamb 🐑: Consumed by Fire🔥

By admin on June 25, 2020

While the Israelites were still in the land of Egypt, the Lord gave the following instructions to Moses and Aaron: “…Announce to the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each family must choose a lamb or a young goat for a sacrifice, one animal for each household…That same night they must roast the meat over a fire and eat it along with bitter salad greens and bread made without yeast. Do not eat any of the meat raw or boiled in water. The whole animal—including the head, legs, and internal organs—must be roasted over a fire. Do not leave any of it until the next morning. Burn whatever is not eaten before morning.”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:1, 3, 8-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

   Welcome to Part 4 of our 7-part series based on the sermon by Bishop Bob Alonge that outlines 7 important things to note about the Passover. In the first article of this series, the significance of the Passover was highlighted firstly as being beneficial to both God and man. In the second article, we explored the fact that God told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover every year; passing on from generation to generation, the memory of what God did for them in Egypt – liberation from slavery and oppression. We too, when taking the communion and in other Christian practices, remember that Jesus Christ through His Death and Resurrection gave us forgiveness and freedom from sin, disease, Hell & so much more! The third article looks into the reason why God commanded the Israelites to eat bread without leaven (yeast) which is to symbolise a life without sin. 

  The fourth thing to note is that God ordered the Passover lamb to be roasted i.e. consumed by fire. Every single part of the lamb was roasted, even its head & feet. 🔥 Fire symbolises God’s acceptance, and so the lamb being roasted by fire was symbolising the glory of God (which includes preservation, health, prosperity, etc) coming upon every household that made the sacrifice. And, It wasn’t just roasted before it was eaten rather God commanded that there be no leftovers, so whatever remained from what the household ate was completely burnt by fire which means part of the Passover lamb was consumed by God – we explored this fact more in the first article

“Each Passover lamb must be eaten in one house. Do not carry any of its meat outside, and do not break any of its bones.” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:46‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs…For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” ‭‭John‬ ‭19:33 &  36‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

   The Scriptures above show something crucial for our understanding of why God was so specific and detailed about the Passover Lamb. God, the Eternal Author of the Universe, had always planned for Jesus, His Son, Himself, to be the Saviour for Humanity; the Precious Lamb of God that would take away our sins and bring us into God’s Kingdom as sons and daughters. It has always been God’s intention to establish His Kingdom (His Will and Way) upon the Earth through us His kings, with Jesus as the King of kings He was always meant to be (to learn more about God’s Kingdom plan, read this article).  But first, He must lay down His life for ours, that we may have His. Oh, what joy, to be loved by an intentional God. 

Action Points

  • Thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, open up your heart to receive by faith His saving Grace in any aspect of your life you really need to experience it in. If you feel led, take the communion. 
  • Are there aspects of your life you’re struggling to believe God accepts? Receive His Love right now, ask Him to show you how righteous You are because of Jesus and how He intends to use those aspects for His Glory. Choose to trust Him. 
  • If you would like to connect with a pastor, email us at ukmission@gmail.com or call/text 07769380116
  • This article is part 4 of a 7-day series based on the Passover by Bishop Bob Alonge. Watch here. Read the 1st part here. Read the 2nd part here. Read the 3rd part here
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  • Read the next article here.
The Passover Lamb 🐑:  No Leaven Allowed ❌

The Passover Lamb 🐑: No Leaven Allowed ❌

By admin on June 24, 2020

While the Israelites were still in the land of Egypt, the Lord gave the following instructions to Moses and Aaron:…”This is a day to remember. Each year, from generation to generation, you must celebrate it as a special festival to the Lord. This is a law for all time. For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast. On the first day of the festival, remove every trace of yeast from your homes. Anyone who eats bread made with yeast during the seven days of the festival will be cut off from the community of Israel…Celebrate this Festival of Unleavened Bread, for it will remind you that I brought your forces out of the land of Egypt on this very day. This festival will be a permanent law for you; celebrate this day from generation to generation.”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:1, 14-15, 17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

   Welcome to Part 3 of our 7-part series based on the sermon by Bishop Bob Alonge that outlines 7 important things to note about the Passover. In the first article of this series, the significance of the Passover was highlighted firstly as being beneficial to both God and man. In the second article, we explored the fact that God told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover every year, passing on the memory of what God for them in Egypt – liberation from slavery and oppression. We too, when taking the communion and in other Christian practices, must remember that Jesus Christ through His Death and Resurrection gave us forgiveness and freedom from sin, disease, Hell & so much more! 

 The third thing to note is that the Passover bread was made without leaven, which is an ingredient that causes a lump of dough to rise and sometimes even ferment (basically it’s yeast). God didn’t ask them to only eat Unleavened bread because He hates something He created but to symbolise His Holiness in a special way. God uses leaven as a metaphor for sin and what it does to humanity. Sin has corrupted humanity in so many ways, we experience the consequences of sin in our everyday lives. Racism, massacres, adultery, envy, bad governance, etc are all results of the leaven of sin in humanity since its first introduction by Adam & Eve. 

Now when Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned…But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ.

‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:12, 15‬ ‭NLT

 On the other hand, there is salt; salt is one of  God’s metaphors for everything He desires humanity to have. Salt symbolises incorruptibility, usefulness and Holiness. That is why we who believe in Christ are called to be the Salt of the Earth. As we embrace the righteousness we have in Christ Jesus, we must let go of the leaven of sin that our minds and bodies are used to, and pursue God’s Holiness. We are not capable of this on our own, but through the working of the Holy Spirit in us, both to will and to do, according to His good pleasure. 

Remember, as mentioned in the second article, the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb was once and for all. We are not made righteous by our efforts but by the precious blood of Jesus Christ that He shed willingly for us. We are called to be salt because that is who we become when we receive the life of Jesus into our hearts. Salt must always have taste, our ability to influence the world with God’s Kingdom of Love is only evidence that we are sons and daughters of the Most High God. 

Action Point

  • Thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, open up your heart to receive by faith His saving Grace in any aspect of your life you really need to experience it in. If you feel led, take the communion. 
  • Ask God to show you any leaven of sin that may be affecting your life right now, and receive His Grace to overcome it. 
  • Ask God to show you ways you can be salt on earth for His Kingdom; Receive His help to fulfil the instructions He gives you. 
  • If you would like to connect with a pastor, email us at ukmission@gmail.com or call/text 07769380116
  • This article is part 3 of a 7-day series based on the Passover by Bishop Bob Alonge. Watch here.
  • Read part 1 here, read part 2 here.
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  • Read the next article here. 
Jesus, The Passover Lamb 🐑:  Forever ✨

Jesus, The Passover Lamb 🐑: Forever ✨

By admin on June 23, 2020

THE Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “…And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore shall you observe this day throughout your generations as an ordinance forever.”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:1 & 17‬ (The Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)

   If you are wondering what a Jewish Feast has to do with you, then you need to read the previous article in this series in which the significance of the Passover was highlighted firstly as being beneficial to both God and man. Today, we are exploring the second thing to note about the Passover, which is that God gave an everlasting decree for the yearly celebration of the Passover  (and Feast of Unleavened bread – more on this later). This was so they would never forget where God brought them from – slavery and oppression. 

 It is important to note that it was only the eating of unleavened bread (which is basically bread without yeast) that was to be part of the yearly festival; there was no need for a lamb to be sacrificed again. This was to remind them that their initial sacrifice in Egypt still stands. And for us as believers, this signifies what Jesus the Christ was going to do for all mankind – save us, once and for all (John 1:29).

 Now we must understand that it is not the unleavened bread that saved the Israelite households from death but the Passover Lamb; so as Christians, it is not taking the communion that saves and sanctifies us but Jesus, our eternal Passover Lamb. Jesus, the King of Kings laid down His life so that we could be free from the clutches of sin and become kings in God’s Kingdom. When we take the communion, we do it in remembrance of Christ and what He has done for us and receive afresh all the benefits of His Saving Grace. 

 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after He blessed it, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Matthew 26:26 – 29 (ESV)

 Jesus made the statements above during the week of the  Passover, just before He laid down His life for us on the cross. He was about to establish a new covenant between God and humanity, freeing us from the condemnation of the law brought through Moses and into righteousness with God. Through His sacrifice on the cross and His victorious resurrection, immortality broke into mortality, eternity resonated into our existence – and nothing could remain the same.  The communion is more than a religious task, it echoes a life-transforming truth – Jesus makes all things new. 

Action Point

  • Thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, open up your heart to receive by faith His saving Grace in any aspect of your life you really need to experience it in. If you feel led, take the communion. 
  • If you would like to connect with a pastor, email us at ukmission@gmail.com or call/text 07769380116
  • This article is part 2 of a 7-day series based on the Passover by Bishop Bob Alonge. Watch here. Read Part 1 here. Read the next article here.
  • Join us for our Online Global Service 10am (GMT+1)
Jesus, the Passover Lamb🐑:  For God & For Man 🤝

Jesus, the Passover Lamb🐑: For God & For Man 🤝

By admin on June 21, 2020

 

 

“While the Israelites were still in the land of Egypt, the Lord gave the following instructions to Moses and Aaron: “From now on, this month will be the first month of the year for you. Announce to the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each family must choose a lamb or a young goat for a sacrifice, one animal for each household…The animal you select must be a one-year-old male, either a sheep or a goat, with no defects…These are your instructions for eating this meal: Be fully dressed, wear your sandals, and carry your walking stick in your hand. Eat the meal with urgency, for this is the Lord’s Passover…This is a day to remember. Each year, from generation to generation, you must celebrate it as a special festival to the Lord. This is a law for all time…”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:1-3, 5‬, 11 & 14 ‭NLT‬‬

  If you were a Hebrew child born in the times of Jesus, you probably would have been taught by your father about the highly treasured ceremony known as the Passover. In fact, the month of the Passover was made the first month of the Jewish year by God. Why? It is because it signifies the time when God made a distinction between the Israelites and the world around them. The time of the Passover was when God delivered His people from the bondage of Egypt and sanctified, set apart for himself, a nation. God instructed them to spread some of the blood from each family’s Passover lamb across their door when the angel of death was passing through Egypt. This preserved the family from losing their firstborn, unlike the Egyptian homes whose firstborn sons were killed including the Pharaoh’s son. The loss of his son was what caused the Pharaoh to finally let the Israelites leave Egypt and follow God into their Promised Land (Exodus 12:12-13 & 28-31).

 God told them to mark this milestone in their history with a holy ceremony every year so that they would remember the Covenant He made with them (Exodus 12:14). As Christians, we too, have reason to remember the Passover because through Christ we have entered into a new covenant with God that is far better than what the Israelites had (Hebrews 8:6). What we have come to term as the ‘communion’ is our own holy ceremony to remember what Christ did for us on the cross, becoming the eternal Passover Lamb.

 “…And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover…When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve…Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after He blessed it, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Matthew 26:19, 26 – 29 (ESV)

 There are 7 key things to note about the Passover, that are relevant to believers in Christ today. Firstly, we need to know that the Passover lamb was intended for both God and humanity’s benefit. The sacrifice of Passover lamb enabled God to have what mattered most to Him which is to bring us back into fellowship with Him. The Passover lamb served as a perfect sacrifice – an innocent life in exchange for a sinful one, so that the sinner may become a son/daughter of God. No animal could compare to Jesus, the precious lamb of God. 

  The Passover Lamb deeply satisfies the innermost craving of humanity – to be restored back to fellowship with God. Jesus provides us with Salvation of every kind: forgiveness of sin, healing, progress/prosperity, strength and so much more! Because of him, we are restored back to a position of dominion over the Earth, to rule as the Kings God intended us to be. 

Action Point

  • Thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, open up your heart to receive by faith His saving Grace in any aspect of your life you really need to experience it in.
  • If you would like to connect with a pastor, email us at info@thecapitalassembly.org or call/text us 08033116696
  • This article is part of a 7-day series based on the Passover by Bishop Bob Alonge. Watch here