Passover - Past, Present & Future

Part 1: Redemption From Slavery

Exodus 1:5-11 - 5The souls that came out of the line of Jacob numbered 70 in all, while Joseph was already in Egypt. 6Then Joseph died, as did all his brothers and all that generation. 7Yet Bnei-Yisrael were fruitful, increased abundantly, multiplied and grew extremely numerous—so the land was filled with them. 8Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9He said to his people, “Look, the people of Bnei-Yisrael are too numerous and too powerful for us. 10Come, we must deal shrewdly with them, or else they will grow even more numerous, so that if war breaks out, they may join our enemies, fight against us, and then escape from the land.” 11So they set slave masters over them to afflict them with forced labor

Exodus 12 - 1Now Adonai spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, 2“This month will mark the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year for you. 3Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month, each man is to take a lamb for his family one lamb for the household. 6You must watch over it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to slaughter it at twilight. 7They are to take the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the crossbeam of the houses where they will eat it. 8They are to eat the meat that night, roasted over a fire. With matzot and bitter herbs they are to eat it. 11b You are to eat it in haste. It is Adonai’s Passover. 12“For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night and strike down every firstborn, both men and animals, and I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt. I am Adonai. 13The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. So there will be no plague among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. 14“This day is to be a memorial for you. You are to keep it as a feast to Adonai. Throughout your generations you are to keep it as an eternal ordinance. 15For seven days you are to eat matzot , but on the first day you must remove hametz from your houses, for whoever eats hametz from the first day until the seventh day, that soul will be cut off from Israel. 16The first day is to be a holy assembly for you as well as the seventh day. No manner of work is to be done on those days, except what is to be eaten by every person—that alone may be prepared by you. 18During the first month in the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, you are to eat matzot , until the evening of the twenty-first day of the month. 19For seven days no hametz is to be found in your houses, for whoever eats hametz, that soul will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an outsider or one who is born in the land. 20You are to eat no hametz; in all your houses you are to eat matzot . 29So it came about at midnight that Adonai struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh sitting on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn cattle. 30Then Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was loud wailing in Egypt. For there was not a house where someone was not dead. 31So he called for Moses and Aaron at night and said, “Rise up, go out from my people, both you and Bnei-Yisrael, go, serve Adonai as you have said. 40Now the time that Bnei-Yisrael lived in Egypt was 430 years. 41So it happened at the end of 430 years, to the very day, that all the armies of Adonai went out from the land of Egypt. 51It was on that very day that Adonai brought Bnei-Yisrael out of the land of Egypt as armies.

 

Pesach Today

Acts 21:17-20 - 17When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters welcomed us gladly. 18On the next day, Paul went in with us to Jacob; all the elders were present. 19After greeting them, he reported to them in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his service. 20And when they heard, they began glorifying God. They said, “You see, brother, how many myriads there are among the Jewish people who have believed—and they are all zealous for the Torah.

Luke 22:14-19 - 15And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16For I tell you, I will never eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17And when He had taken a cup and offered the bracha, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. 18For I tell you that I will never drink of the fruit of the vine from now on, until the kingdom of God comes.” 19And when He had taken matzah and offered the bracha, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body, given for you. Do this in memory of Me.”