The Lamb from Exodus to New Jerusalem

Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God is intimately connected to New Jerusalem:
• Revelation 19:7 announces the marriage of the Lamb and 21:9-10 says New Jerusalem is “the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
• John saw no temple in the city because “the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple” (21:22).
• New Jerusalem “has no need of the sun or of the moon that they should shine in it, for the glory of God illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb” (21:23).
• The center of New Jerusalem is “the throne of God and of the Lamb” from which flows the river of water of life with the tree of life (22:1-3).

New JerusalemJesus is the reality of all the Old Testament lambs. John the Baptist “saw Jesus coming to him and said, Behold, the Lamb of God” (John 1:29). Further-more, 1 Corinthians 5:7 tells us that Christ is our Passover. He is not only the reality of the passover lamb but also the reality of every part of the passover.

Exodus 12 describes the passover. Each house took a lamb, kept it four days, killed it, put its blood outside, roasted it with fire, and ate it. Exodus 12:14 says, “this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall keep it as a feast to Jehovah; throughout your generations as a perpetual statute you shall keep it as a feast.”

In New Jerusalem we will have the eternal feast and the eternal memorial of Jesus Christ as our Lamb who redeemed us and forever nourishes us.

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.

More about the lamb and passover is in Life-Study of Exodus, chapters 23-25.

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  1. Glenn

     /  January 12, 2015

    Eat the Lamb for He is worthy!

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    • Exodus 12:
      3 Speak to all the assembly of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month each man shall take a lamb according to his fathers’ house, a lamb for a household.
      4 …according to each man’s eating you shall make your count for the lamb.
      7 …the houses in which they eat it.
      8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread with bitter herbs.
      9 Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but roasted with fire…
      11 And this is how you shall eat it:…you shall eat it in haste. It is Jehovah’s passover.

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