God commands sacrifice of Passover
12:1 ¶And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of
This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first
month of the year to you.
Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day
of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the
house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour
next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every
man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall
take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and
the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and
on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened
bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his
head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which
remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet,
and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste:[*]
is the LORD'S passover.
[*] The Passover, a type
of Christ our Redeemer (Ex.12:1-28; Jn.1:29; 1 Cor.5:6-7; 1 Pet.1:18-19:
All Ex.12 references found throughout this chapter.
1:29 ¶The next day John seeth Jesus
coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the
sin of the world.
Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not
good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 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:
Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that
ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from
your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
 The lamb must be without blemish,
and to test this it was kept for four days (Ex.15:5-6). So our Lord's public
life, under hostile scrutiny, was the testing which proved His holiness
(Lk.11:53-54; Jn.8:46; 18:38).
11:53 And as he said these things unto
them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to
provoke him to speak of many things: 54
Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that
they might accuse him.
8:46 ¶Which of you convinceth me
of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again
unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
 The lamb thus tested must be
slain (Ex.12:6; Jn.12:24; Heb.9:22.
12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone:
but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
9:22 And almost all things are by the
law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
 The blood must be applied (Ex.12:7).
This answers to appropriation by personal faith, and refutes universalism
3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath
everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life;
but the wrath of God abideth on him.
 The blood thus applied of itself,
without anything in addition, constituted a perfect protection from judgment
(Ex.12:13; Heb.10:10-14; 1 Jn.1:7).
10:10 By the which will we are sanctified
through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the
same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat
down on the right hand of God; 13
From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
1:7 The same came for a witness, to
bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
 the feast typified Christ the
Bread of life, answering to the memorial supper (Mt.26:26-28; 1 Cor.11:23-26.
26:26 ¶And as they were eating,
Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples,
and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink
ye all of it;
this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission
Corinthians 11:23 ¶For I have received
of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the
same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24
when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my
body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25
After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying,
This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink
it, in remembrance of me. 26
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's
death till he come.
To observe the feast was a duty
and privilege but not a condition of safety. The believer in Christ is
saved by the blood of "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world"
(Rev.13:8), and is strenghthened daily by feasting on the
Word - the living Word, Christ, and the living Word, the Scriptures.
13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth
shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the
Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Exodus 12 continued Redemption (1) by blood
12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will
smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against
all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are:
and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not
be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
The Passover: a memorial of redemption
12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall
keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep
it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put
away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from
the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
in the first day there shall be an holy convocation,
and in the seventh day there shall be an holy
convocation to you; no manner of work shall
be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of
the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy
convocations, even these are my feasts.
19:31 ¶The Jews therefore, because
it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross
on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day
was an high day,) besought Pilate that their
legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
note: Pay particular attention in verse 16 to the two days in the same
week which are to be sabbath days. One being a weekly sabbath, the other
a high sabbath. This fact is overlooked in our Christian churches.
Because of this oversight we our taught, in
error, that Christ was crucified on Friday
[Good Friday] and arose from the dead on Sunday [Easter Sunday].#1071
we been deceived? Also check out
Days Before The Passover"
Exodus 12 continued Exodus
12:17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in
this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt:
therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance
In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall
eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever
eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the
congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened
¶Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them,
Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in
the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood
that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house
until the morning.
For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth
the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass
over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses
to smite you.
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons
And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will
give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What
mean ye by this service?
That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, who passed
over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians,
and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded
Moses and Aaron, so did they.
Death of the first-born
12:29 ¶And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote
all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that
sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon;
and all the firstborn of cattle.
And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the
Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house
where there was not one dead.
Children of Israel commanded to
depart from Egypt hastily
12:31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise
up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of
Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and
bless me also.
And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them
out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.
And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading
troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they
borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that
they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the
II. The Exodus of the Children
of Israel, and the Journey to Sinai, 12:37-18:27
Redemption: (2) by power (to 15:21);
first stage of journey
12:37 ¶And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to
Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
mixed multitude went up also with them; and
flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
[*] This mixed multitude,
similar to unconverted church members in our present age, was a source
of weakness and division then as now cp.Num.11:4-6).
11:4 ¶And the mixed multitude that
was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again,
and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? 5
We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers,
and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: 6
But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna,
before our eyes.
There had been a manifastation
of divine power, and men were drawn to it without a change of heart. (cp.Lk.14:25-27.)
14:25 ¶And there went great multitudes
with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26
any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and
children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot
be my disciple. 27
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my
Exodus 12 continued Exodus
12:39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought
forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out
of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves
Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four
hundred and thirty years.
And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even
the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out
from the land of Egypt.
It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from
the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all
the children of Israel in their generations.
¶And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of
the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised
him, then shall he eat thereof.
A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the
flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover
to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near
and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised
person shall eat thereof.
One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth
Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron,
so did they.
And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children
of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things
happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Israel in the wilderness
1 Corinthians 10:1
¶Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that
all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses
in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual
4 And did all drink the same spiritual
drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that
Rock was Christ.
5 But with many of them God was
not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6 ¶Now these things were our
examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also
7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were
some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and
rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication,
as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as
some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of
them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Wilderness experiences an example
all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written
for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh
he standeth take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken
you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer
you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation
also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved,
flee from idolatry.
15 ¶I speak as to wise men;
judge ye what I say.
Editor's question.: Just who are the children of Israel and where
are they today?
History shows that the northern 10 tribes migrated north
over the Caucasus Mountains (hence called Caucasians) and became known
as the Cimmerians, the Celts, the Saxons ('Saac's sons), etc., and settled
in western Europe, the British isles, and later many migrated to the Americas.
(Note: If you would like to know about the location of the 10 so-called
"lost tribes" of the house of Israel, then contact Artisan Publishers at
www.artisanpublishers.com and purchase the little booklet The Abrahamic
Covenant, by E. Raymond Capt.) or log unto pamphlets #1064
and #1020 on this web site.
beast of Revelation chapter 6, i.e. the Four Hidden Dynasties of the New
World Order Revelation
6:1-8 "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" the doctrine of many of our
Christian churches, (The Man on a White Horse) the political direction of our
(The Man on a Red Horse) the economic direction our country
has taken, (The
Man on a Black Horse) and the
teachings of our schools and media. (The
Man on a Pale Horse) Did you know all four are
being ridden by Satan?
the way! Do
want some wisdom???? Rev.
13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that
the number of the beast: for it is the number
of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
do I count the number of the beast?"
It will explain!
Editor's question: When we are
ask to count the number of the beast, aren't we are really being ask to
count the number of Satan's descendants living among us?
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