Passover Lamb

The birthplace of Christianity is the cross of Jesus and empty tomb just outside the gates of Jerusalem.   The Apostles of Jesus were all Jewish who preached Christ as both Lord and Savior starting in Jerusalem and afterwards propagated his gospel throughout the Roman Empire.

These Jewish-Christians said that Jesus was the fulfillment of the Law and their Prophets.

They identified Jesus as:

  • The son of David, the son of Abraham (Matthew 1:1).
  • The king of Judah, the fourteenth in descent beginning with Jeconiah (Matthew 1:17; 27:37, John 1:49-51).
  • The son of Mary, the son of God (Luke 1:26-35, Matthew 16:13-17, Hebrews 4:14).

They also testified that Jesus was the Passover Lamb of God, crucified on Passover, who had become their perfect atoning sacrifice according to scripture.

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The prophet Isaiah wrote about Jesus:
Isa 53:7 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.
Isa 53:8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living;for the transgression of my people he was stricken.

John, the voice of one crying in the wilderness said this:
 Jn 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Jn 1:30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’
Jn 1:31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”

Rabbi Paul the Apostle to Gentiles wrote:
 1Co 5:7 Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

Peter, Apostle of Jesus, wrote:
1Pe 1:18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,
1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
1Pe 1:20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
1Pe 1:21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

John, Apostle of Jesus, referred to Jesus by the title ‘Lamb’ numerous times in the last prophetic book:
Rev 5:11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.
Rev 5:12 In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

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