Sundown tonight on the 14th of the month of the Aviv (April 14 on the pagan calender) is the celebration of the Passover (Pesach), a holy convocation [Leviticus 23].
This day is important to God’s people for two reasons:
Today is the celebration of when God delivered the Israelites out of Egypt. The people rejoiced and sung “Thy right hand, O YeHoVaH, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O YeHoVaH, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.” [Exodus 15]
For believers of the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) this prophetic shadow picture is fulfilled in every detail to the precise moment.
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. [1 Corinthians 5:7-8]
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God. [Hebrews 10:10-12]
Every year in Jerusalem (prior to the destruction of the temple) everyone came up for the feast. The high priest would then go to the sheep folds of Bethlehem and select the perfect Passover Lamb to sacrifice. The priests would stand in the gate making a path and would cry out “Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest” to the high priest walking the lamb up to the temple. The sound of every one crying out was awesome.
The year of Yeshua’s sacrifice, Yeshua had his disciples stand at the gate as he rode in on a colt. The disciples started to cry out “Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest“. The priests start copying the disciples not realizing their high priest is still out side of the city. Everyone races out of their houses and starts to cry out. Then the priests realize its Jesus. It’s Jesus on a donkey!!! they yelled, and ordered Yeshua to shut his disciples up but he refused.
For four days the Passover lamb is inspected. For four days Yeshua was inquired of by the Pharisees and Sadducees and then Pilate prophetically declares the same words spoken by the high priest after the Passover lamb has been inspected… “I FIND NO FAULT IN HIM”.
Yeshua was then taken out to be crucified that day Wednesday before the Passover Wednesday night. Yeshua then spoke the exact words spoken by the high priest after the final Passover sacrifice is made…”I thirst” and someone gave Yeshua a sponge with vinegar.
Yeshua then lifted up his body with one last breath and cried out the same last words spoken by the high priest after the Passover lamb has been sacrificed… “IT IS FINISHED!”
The Israelites did not want any bodies up on crosses during the High Sabbath so a Roman soldier took a club and broke the crucified men’s legs, but when he got to Yeshua he saw that he was already dead. Yeshua’s legs had not been broken, fulfilling the prophetic shadow picture that not a single bone of the Passover lamb is to be broken. He took a spear and pierced Yeshua’s side and out poured blood and water. The ground had been torn underneath and his blood ran down the crack into the place Jeremiah hid the Ark of the Covenant, anointing the most holy.
That is the moment we where bought and paid for.