The Wonderful Cross: The Passover Lamb, Part 3

During the Passover, in every home not marked by the blood of the lamb, the firstborn son passed away. Exodus 12:29 tells us that even Pharaoh’s son died that night.

That means the son of the king died at Passover.

We’ve been focusing on the death of Jesus and how it corresponds to the death of the Passover Lamb. But in a shocking twist, we also see how the death of Jesus corresponds to another figure: Pharaoh’s son. The son of the king died at Passover yet again — only this time, the king was God Himself. God assumes the penalty associated with failing to apply the blood in order to make that life-saving blood available to all who would apply it by faith today.

The Son of the King died at Passover.

Have you identified with the blood of the Lamb? Are you washed in the blood? He has made it possible for us to experience salvation — freedom from sin and guilt. Apply the blood in repentance. Put your trust in Jesus, the Passover lamb whose blood was shed for us. Confess His lordship in baptism and let Him passover your sins once and for all.

In the words of the old hymn, there is indeed power in the blood of Jesus.

In the name of Jesus Christ, the Sovereign Lord who makes all things new, he who has ears, let him hear.

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