The 14th of Nissan (on the Biblical calendar), is the time we enter into the glorious season memorializing the Passover and the lamb’s blood that spared the children of Israel from “the angel of death” (Exodus 12:23) It’s greater importance is the reality that the Passover was Almighty God’s preview of His mercy and grace to send His Son, the Messiah, Yahshua (Jesus), as the Ultimate Lamb of God. As His redeemed Jewish and non Jewish (Gentile) children, we are to continually behold the Lamb of God, whose sacrificial blood covers our humble repentant hearts, sparing us from the consequences of our inherited sin nature, the curse of eternal death. As in the original Passover, we are redeemed to wholeheartedly love, worship, and serve Him through obedient surrendered lives, highly esteeming His blood that has redeemed us.
As His redeemed Jewish and non Jewish (Gentile) children, we are to
continually behold the Lamb of God, whose sacrificial blood covers our
repentant hearts, sparing us from eternal death"
Let’s begin the original Passover story when Moses was drawn to “the burning bush” that was not consumed (Exodus 3:2). In awe Moses approached the remarkable sight and heard the voice of the Almighty, who is “a consuming fire”, say, “take off your sandals you are standing on holy ground” (Hebrews 12:29, see Exodus 3:1-17). The Eternal Holy God’s presence was represented by the fire that could not be quenched in the bush that did not burn. He audibly commissioned Moses, “Come, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.” “… Assuredly I will be with you, …Then Moses said to God, … Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “This is what you shall say to the sons of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” God furthermore said to Moses, “This is what you shall say to the sons of Israel: ‘Yahuah [YHVH- Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey in Hebrew] (see footnotes below), the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is the name [a memorial] for all generations to use to call upon Me” (Exodus 3:10,12-15).
The Almighty God of Israel chose Moses as His instrument of deliverance to proclaim “His name Yahuah” [YHVH] as the One True God who demanded Pharaoh (Satan’s ambassador), to “Let My people go that they might serve Me” (Exodus 3:15, Exodus 9:1). Shortly after Moses went to Pharaoh, Yahuah explained the depth and meaning of His Name, “I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Yahuah I was not known to them” (Exodus 6:3). He said, “therefore proclaim to the sons of Israel, ‘I am Yahuah and I will bring you out … I will deliver you from bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. Then I will take you as My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am Yahuah your God, … I will bring you to the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you as a possession; I am Yahuah’” (Exodus 6:6-8). (It is important to note that the four cups of the Passover Seder Meal are magnifying Yahuah’s proclaimed I wills of His redemptive plan.