The Jewish Passover instituted by Moses at the instructions of YaHVeH was and is all about Yahshua Jesus. The sons of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were commanded to kill a perfect lamb. They were to take the blood of that lamb and smear it upon the posts and lintel of the door of every household of the Hebrews and then they were to eat the Passover lamb.
The applying of the blood not only delivered them in Egypt, but was also a symbol of a much greater event in time future. Provocative questions surface. Why a perfect spotless lamb? Why the blood of the lamb? Why a death angel passing over not only the Egyptians, but also the Hebrews? Why the death of all the firstborn?
The lamb-sacrifices represented the real sacrifice which was to come: the perfect Lamb of God (Yahshua Jesus), who would come to take away the sins of the world. The lamb had to be spotless, for it represented Yahshua Jesus, who was without sin and therefore eligible to atone for the sins of man. Life is in the blood and thus Christ gave His life to rescue us from sin and death through His blood. When the Hebrews smeared the blood on the posts and lintel of the door, they were figuratively spreading the life of Christ on their doors for deliverance from the death angel. The death angel visited every home of both Hebrew and Egyptian. The firstborn of every household died in Egypt on Passover, except in the households where blood was smeared on the posts and lintel of the door. God gave His firstborn and only Son as a sacrificial Lamb in your place and in my place and whoever accepts this by faith will be delivered from eternal damnation.
It is astonishing, that Christ was crucified on Passover and apparently at the normal time for the traditional lamb sacrifice. The Jewish people and the Romans sacrificed Him on the cross. They did not realize, that they were offering the final and ultimate sacrifice for sins. Someone had to do it, because it was impossible that Almighty God’s plan of redemption would not be completed. The Hebrews were chosen by YaHVeH for this very purpose; to birth the Messiah and complete the plan of salvation. Jesus Jew, the King of the Jews, the Son of YaHVeH fulfilled all the Hebrew prophecies concerning Messiah in a most splendid fashion.
In Genesis 22:7-8 Abraham told his son Isaac that Almighty God would provide Himself a Lamb. YES INDEED! Because Abraham did not withhold his son from Almighty God; so also, Almighty God did not withhold His only begotten Son. HalleleuYaH what a Savior!