Take a Lamb and Eat

tree of lifeThis post is part of a series on eating through the Bible, an eating which culminates with the fruit of  tree of life in New Jerusalem (Revelation 22:1-2).

Exodus 12 is about the Passover. Verses 3-4 say, “…each man shall take a lamb according to his fathers’ house, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor next to his house shall take one according to the number of the persons in the houses; according to each man’s eating you shall make your count for the lamb.”

When the lamb was slain, some of its blood was put outside the house on the door frame. The meat of the lamb was cooked and eaten inside the house. The blood saved the people inside the house from destruction (v. 13) and the meat strengthened the people to walk out of Egypt (v. 11, 37).

John the Baptist while looking at Jesus, said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36). And 1 Corinthians 5:7, in reference to the Passover in Exodus 12, says, “our Passover, Christ, also has been sacrificed.” Christ is the reality of the Passover. John the Baptist while loog at Jesus, said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36).

Eating is the focus of Exodus 12. The word eat occurs nineteen times while blood occurs six times. We too need to focus on eating. The blood saves us from destruction so that we can eat the lamb for life. Redemption is for life, life, life, life, and this life is Jesus Christ in us.

Exodus 12 is a picture of eating Jesus Christ. Future posts will present more pictures. In John 6 He plainly told us to eat Him (v. 51-58), spiritually not physically (v. 63). In New Jerusalem He, portrayed by the tree of life, will be our eternal life supply.

For a little more on eating in Exodus, select “Life Messages, Vol. 1” in this list, then select chapter 27 is the drop-down menu at the upper right

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