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What does Passover mean to you?…
Freedom? Deliverance? A release of divine blessings? Something more?
The Passover story is meant to be passed down to the next generation. God's desire is for us to be so moved by His power and deliverance that we teach our kids about Passover so they too can experience the divine appointment with the Lord.
How Do We Know God Desires Us to Teach Children About Passover?
His Word tells us.
“Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, ‘This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: “On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household….And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover.”’
“‘“For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike 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. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”’
“‘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 12:1-3, 11-4 (emphasis added)
7 Reasons to Teach Kids About Passover
- It shows them the power of Jesus' blood…
The blood of the Passover lamb held back the angel of death from entering a household. The blood of Jesus holds back death from those who accept Him as their Savior.
- It shows them God's love and redemption…
Israel had made a multitude of mistakes over generations, yet God's love and redemptive power did not fail. He kept His covenant word and heard their cries. The Passover story teaches kids that God hears their cries and redeems them too.
- It teaches them about God's divine protection…
Through the plagues, Israel was protected. Psalm 91:7 says, “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.” This is what the plagues were like—thousands were falling, but Israel was divinely protected. Passover shows that God divinely protects your children too.
- It reveals to them God's heart for them to be free…
God provided exact instructions that would not only protect, but also free Israel. After the Israelites placed lamb’s blood on the doorposts and lintels of their houses, which fully protected them, God parted the Red Sea, which led them out of slavery and into freedom. God's heart is that our children come under the blood and walk in the fullness of their salvation.
- It teaches them God's Word is true…
God told Moses He would use him to bring His people out of Egypt. Moses argued with God, and doubted saying, “…Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh…” (Exodus 3:11). But God said, “…I will certainly be with you…” (Exodus 3:12). This was true. God didn't give Moses every detail of how freedom would be released. He simply said it would happen. And it did. Passover shows children how God stands by His Word.
- It shows them how they have been grafted in…
As a Believer in Yeshua, we are covered by the blood of the Passover Lamb. When you teach kids about Passover, you are revealing the truth of Romans 11—that they have been grafted into share in the “…fatness of the olive tree” (Romans 11:17).
- It shows them their inheritance…
Exodus 23 reveals 9 blessings that we get to enjoy as part of our inheritance. These blessings are released during Passover! To teach kids about Passover means to teach them about the inheritance they have in Yeshua, and the legal authority and right to these blessings.
Bible Verses to Teach Your Kids About Passover
There are numerous passages in the Bible to help a child learn and discover more about Passover. The passage below is impactful and helps them remember the significance of Passover.
- “Then the Lord told him, ‘I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey…’”—Exodus 3:7-8 (NLT)
The 9 verses listed below teach kids about Passover blessings that are released during this appointed time.
- Divine Protection
“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.”—Exodus 23:20 (NIV)
- Positioning and Alignment
“…if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.”—Exodus 23:22
- Divine Authority
“You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their works; but you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars.”—Exodus 23:24
- Kingdom Prosperity
“So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.”—Exodus 23:25
- Multiplication and Longevity
“No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.”—Exodus 23:26
- Release of Fear
“I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.”—Exodus 23:27
- Relief from Threats
“And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you.”—Exodus 23:28
- Dominion and Inheritance
“Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land.”—Exodus 23:30
- Freedom from Corrupt Covenants
“They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”—Exodus 23:33
You might think the Passover story is over your child's head, but it isn't over their spirit. Sharing these passages about the blessings sets the stage for them to grow deeper in their knowledge in the years to come. When you teach kids about Passover, you teach them about their inheritance and leave them with a lasting legacy.