Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Passover - Fulfillment
The symbolism of Passover was fulfilled by Jesus when He first came to this earth as our Messiah. Here are some examples:
1. Three matzahs & breaking of the middle matzah
Rabbinic tradition has held that the three matzahs represent the three types of Jewish people: the priests, the Levites, and the Israelites. Another tradition says they represent the three patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Yet neither of these explain the broken matzah.
The three matzah represent the trinity of the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The middle matzah which is broken represents the Son, Jesus. He was broken (died), wrapped and hidden away (buried) and brought back at the third cup of wine (resurrection on the third day).
2. Passover Lamb
Passover foreshadowed the Jewish Messiah as the true Passover Lamb, as spoken about by Isaiah (Isaiah 53). He would be innocent and pure. He would shed His blood to provide deliverance for the nations.