NO PASSOVER, NO RESURRECTION DAY……. KNOW PASSOVER, KNOW RESURRECTION DAY
Play on words you might say, but let’s look at these words in detail. “NO PASSOVER= NO RESURRECTION DAY”
Had there not been the first Passover in Egypt, had not the Israelites been freed from Egyptian slavery by means of “HaYad HaShem” (The Hand of God), had not Elohim struck the first-born of Pharaoh, then Pharaoh would not have let the people go. Had not “Am Yisrael” (The people of Israel) left Egypt, in Egypt, they would have remained.
Had they remained in Egypt, they would have continued being slaves. Perhaps, little by little, the Israelites might have intermarried with the Egyptians, thus, dissipating the Seed of Abraham into a pagan society. Then, Messiah could not have been born from the line of Judah, since Judah, along with the other tribes, would have been interbred with Egypt.
Had not Messiah been born, there would be no crucifixion on Passover eve, and no crucifixion would mean no death, and without death, there would be no resurrection, and the conquering of sin and death, and no conquering of sin and death, would mean we would still bare the guilt of sin. And if no Messiah had borne the guilt of sin and death, where would that leave US? (in a very bad state!)
(without hope, lost, being separated from a Holy and Awesome God).
But…if we KNOW PASSOVER, then we KNOW RESURRECTION DAY.
Since we “know” the meaning of Passover, since Passover happened for the first time nearly 3500 years ago, then we know that Israel was freed from Egyptian slavery. Since Israel was freed from slavery, they had a new start. Since they had a new start, they became a Holy Nation, of which we are a part of.
And since we know that out of that Holy Nation, came the Messiah Ben David, Son of God, Yeshua HaMashiach, the Bread of Life. And the Bread of Life became the Passover Lamb, and since the Passover Lamb gave up his own life as a sacrifice for our sins, then the curse of sin and death was paid in full on Calvary’s Cross.
And since the plan of the Father was to raise His Son from the dead, it happened so! And thus, conquering death with life, at the “resurrection”. And since we “know” the “Passover Lamb” we “know” the risen Savior, and since we “know” the risen Savior, “We know we eternal life” (1 John 5:13) These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that ye may KNOW that you have eternal life!”