This was a previous post I had written a few years back but is always good to have a refresher.
As I sit here with the computer on my lap in my Grandmothers living room, I am refreshing my facts on the Jewish Holiday of Passover. It is also interesting that this year, Passover is on Good Friday which most of you know is the day that our Lord and Savior Jesus gave His life on the cross of Calvary. As I am typing I can hear the tv in the background coming from my Grandmother's room as someone is talking about Passover, it is by no coincidence that I am writing this at this moment. Is it really relevant for Christians to recognize this holiday? For me, I say that I have been adopted into the family of God and I am an heir and joint heir with Jesus Christ my Jewish brother,
"And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, so that we may be also glorified together." Romans 8:17.
I feel that it is very important to know Jewish history as Jesus did celebrate these holidays and festivals and you can clearly see if you study enough that the Bible does relate to many of these events.
Let's take a walk back in time to the days of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. After 9 plagues and the Pharaoh would not budge on letting the Jews leave, God sent a final horrific 10th plague that would sweep the streets and every home in Egypt killing the firstborn in every household,
"Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the slave girl, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well." Exodus 11:5
Can you see the similarities between the Passover Lamb and our Savior Jesus Christ. We needed someone to save us from death from an eternity of destruction and torment. Jesus was our Passover Lamb,
"He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth." Isaiah 53:7
He did not suffer and die for nothing, it was to give us all a way to eternal life. If you want to secure your place in Heaven, just pray this prayer:
"I come to you God in the name of Jesus and I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I forgive all who have sinned against me and I believe that Jesus gave His life freely to redeem me from my sins and that He rose again on the third day. Come into my life and I will live for you from this day forward, in Jesus name I pray, Amen."
There are many more aspects to Passover that is worth you researching online, such as the Seder Dinner. My husband and I actually attended a Seder Dinner once and it was very memorable. There are many elements and symbolic foods that represent what the Israelites went through at this time in history. It is very interesting so I encourage you to research it further.