As a Believer, you are part of the most extraordinary covenant ever established. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob made a covenant with the people of Israel. This covenant included promises of freedom, protection, prosperity, and health. By the blood of the Passover lamb, God protected the nation of Israel from being destroyed (see Exodus 12). You have been grafted into this covenant (Romans 11:17, Galatians 3:29) by the blood of Jesus, the Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7).
Discover the connection between covenants, Jesus, and Passover…
The Covenant Relationship
A covenant relationship with the Lord allows Him to release power and purpose into your life. This enables you to walk in the fullness of your salvation in Jesus.
Walking in the fullness of your salvation…
- Deepens and strengthens your covenant relationship with the Lord
- Increases your faith and trust in God
- Magnifies the spiritual inheritance you have through Jesus
- Equips you to receive your God-given purpose
These points empower you to glorify and honor God, furthering His Kingdom.
It is impossible to please God without faith. It is impossible to understand God without understanding the covenant relationship.
We are restored to the Father when we repent and accept Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) as the Messiah (Mashiach in Hebrew, meaning Anointed One).
The fullness of the covenant is something that is revealed to us over time through the Holy Spirit and God’s Word.
As you seek to deepen your covenant relationship with the Lord, the Holy Spirit transforms your mindset to come into agreement with God’s heart.
The Hebraic Mindset of a Covenant Relationship
In the Westernized world, we are programmed to think of covenants as a set of rules, not as a relationship.
In the Hebraic culture, a covenant relationship has a deeper meaning…
- It means to give the best to each other.
- It means there is a dedicated bond between each other.
- It means there is a shared inheritance between each other.
- It means there is an agreement on the promises to each other.
Satan’s Lies about the Covenant Relationship
Satan has used generations of people to pervert God’s covenant message into one that says:
- God’s traditions and appointed times have nothing to do with His covenant or your relationship with Him.
- To partake in God’s covenant acts is legalistic, not relational.
- There is no use for Believers today to understand their spiritual heritage.
- Believers and the Church have no ties to Israel.
Limited thinking leads to a limited relationship. On one hand, if the relationship is viewed as merely contractual, we miss the significance of the outpouring love of the Father. On the other, if we have little or no response to God’s loving instruction, we open up doors to curses and problems in our lives.
Either way, we can be robbed of what it means to be in a faithful covenant relationship with the One True God.
The Blood of Jesus
The blood of Jesus makes a way for a new life, restoring you to the Father. The blood allows you to enter into a covenant relationship.
The blood of Jesus…
- Spares you from God’s wrath (Romans 5:9)
- Heals (1 Peter 2:24)
- Restores and resurrects life (John 6:53)
- Makes peace (Isaiah 53:5)
- Reclaims what has been stolen (Ephesians 1:7)
- Gains you favor (Ephesians 1:6)
The Hebraic Mindset about Blood
In Hebraic culture, the blood of an animal contained its life. Therefore, when the blood left a body, so did life.
God explained to Moses…
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”—Leviticus 17:11 (emphasis added)
You read of this same covenant act manifested at Passover when Jesus said…
“Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.’”—Matthew 26:27-28 (emphasis added)
When we accept that the blood of Jesus covers our sin and gives us a new life, we are guaranteed a covenant relationship with God.
There is a theme of the blood being connected to covenants in the Bible (see Genesis 15:17-18, 17:7-11, and Exodus 24:6-8, for example).
Understanding the relationship between the blood and covenant brings depth, wisdom, knowledge, honor, breakthroughs, joy, peace, and authority. You begin to live in the fullness of your salvation.
Satan’s Lies about the Blood of Jesus
Satan does not want you to proclaim the blood of Jesus over your life, situations, struggles, or victories.
His desire is that you forget about the power of the blood, thus keeping you from walking in the fullness of your salvation.
- “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”—Revelation 12:11
- “…He has made us alive together with Him… having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”—Colossians 2:13-15
- “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”—Ephesians 1:7
We see from God’s Word that Jesus’ blood has power. This power is what the enemy wants you to doubt. Therefore, this is all the more reason to trust the Lord and rejoice in the power of your covenant relationship with Him.
Jesus and Passover
Jesus and Passover have an obvious connection in the Scriptures. Jesus is referred to as the Passover Lamb in 1 Corinthians 5:7 and the Lamb of God in John 1:29. Isaiah said Jesus would be led like a lamb to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7).
Jesus and the Passover were connected long before His first appearance as a babe born in Bethlehem.
The Hebraic Mindset about Jesus and Passover
The Hebraic mindset was to believe and trust the One who declared the promises. Therefore, Abraham was credited as righteous (see Genesis 15:6 and Romans 4:3). The only reason he believed God’s promises is because he knew the Promise-Keeper was worthy of keeping them.
The faithful Israelites looked forward to the day when their Messiah and Passover would come together, fulfilling the promises that they had been given by the Covenant-Keeper.
- He would be pierced for their transgressions (Isaiah 53:5)
- He would die among the wicked and be buried in a rich man’s tomb (Isaiah 53:9)
- He would be resurrected from the grave (Psalm 16:10)
Satan’s Lies about Jesus and Passover
Many in the Church today have forgotten the significance of the Passover Lamb. They have been robbed of the spiritual inheritance of their faith for today. They have been deceived to think that the roots only go back 2000 years, when in fact, God established His plans from the beginning through Jesus (see John 1:1, 14).
Satan has attempted to…
- Change the times, replacing the Hebraic calendar with the Gregorian calendar (Daniel 7:25)
- Disconnect the wild olive branch from the natural olive branch through replacement theology (Romans 11:16-18)
- Portray Israel as a nation no longer part of God’s covenant promises (Romans 11:11-36)
Satan wanted to cut off the connection between Jesus and Passover so that the Church would not know or understand the blessings that Passover releases. He made great efforts to separate the Church from her roots. However, God’s Word and promises always prevail.
Jesus and Passover | Prophetic Mysteries Manifested
As we continue to see the connection between the blood of Jesus and Passover, we cannot overlook the extraordinary details of God’s prophetic plan. These three connections between Jesus and Passover should make Believers stop and consider this Feast of the Lord in a new way…
1. The Passage in Exodus—Take the Lamb
“…‘On the tenth of this month [the Hebrew month of Nisan] every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.’”—Exodus 12:3 (emphasis added)
The Hebrew word for take is laqach,which also means to lead. The Israelites are instructed to take or lead a lamb into the house to be slaughtered for Passover.
Every man was to take the lamb for himself. This means that we each decide for ourselves to take the Lamb, crucifying the flesh and living for Him.
- Manifested in Jesus the Passover Lamb
Jesus was led into Jerusalem as the lamb. This is known as Palm Sunday to Christians, but in Jewish tradition, this is when they took the lambs and led them into their house.
“They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them… Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” Hosanna in the highest!’ And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, ‘Who is this?’”—Matthew 21:7-10
Deciding for ourselves to take the Lamb is explained further in Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live,but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (emphasis added).
Can you see the connection between Jesus and Passover?
2. The Passage in Exodus—Keep It Four Days Then Kill It
“Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.”—Exodus 12:6 (emphasis added)
The Hebrews were instructed to lead the lamb on the tenth day and keep it until the 14th day. Then they were instructed to kill it at twilight.
Why was the lamb kept for four days?
In Hebraic culture, after taking the lamb, the priests would observe it for four days to ensure it was, in fact, perfect and without blemish.
- Manifested in Jesus the Passover Lamb
There were four days that passed between the time Jesus was led into Jerusalem to the house of God until He was crucified. After Jesus was led into Jerusalem, His authority was questioned. He was examined by the Pharisees and put on trial.
Because the priests were the ones who had to ensure the lamb was without blemish and free from any imperfections, they prophetically also had to be the ones to examine Jesus.
“Now when He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted Him as He was teaching, and said, ‘By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority?’”—Matthew 21:23 (emphasis added)
The priests were not aware of the role they were playing in the prophetic fulfillment, but it had to be done this way to stay in alignment with God’s timing and pattern.
Jesus was questioned, but the enemy had nothing on Him, positioning Him as the One whose blood would atone for many. This was a great prophetic sign that God manifested in Jesus the Passover Lamb.
“I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.”—John 14:30 (emphasis added)
3. Passage in Exodus—Keep the Feast as an Everlasting Ordinance
“So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.”—Exodus 12:14 (emphasis added)
God commanded His people to keep this feast. Take part in this covenant fulfillment and receive the blessings God has given you through your adoption (Ephesians 1:5).
- Manifested in Jesus the Passover Lamb
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread… and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup… ‘This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.’”—Mark 14:22-24
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”—1 Corinthians 11:26 (emphasis added)
In many ways, Christians observe a part of the Passover meal through what is often referred to as communion. Yet there are missing roots from this sacred observance. And sadly, when roots are not established, it is due to a shallow foundation.
However, God is revealing the Believer’s spiritual heritage through the One New Man (Ephesians 2:14). Many Jewish people observe the Passover but miss the Messiah. Many Gentile Believers observe communion, but miss its significance from the Passover feast. Yet, more and more, both Gentile Believers and Jewish people around the world are connecting to Yeshua their Messiah, the Passover Lamb, as they celebrate God’s feast of Passover.
These events depict God’s faithfulness as the Covenant-Keeper… the one who unites Jew and Gentile as One New Man. And when we come together in unity, how good and pleasant it is (Psalm 133:1).
Do You Believe the Covenant-Keeper?
If there is a time for the Church to stand strong in the covenant promises of Jesus, it is now. Unity is critical. Coming together as One New Man united in Christ is good and pleasant. Unity unlocks the connection between Jesus and Passover, revealing the power of the blood and the covenant.
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