Book: The Christian Passover Ceremony

In the ages of eternity past, before the foundation of the world, God’s awesome plan of salvation for mankind, was instituted by God, Who became the Father, and God, Who became the Son, preordained that Jesus would become God manifested in the flesh; that He, as Creator of mankind, would be crucified, shed His blood on the Passover day, the 14th day of the first month—God’s preordained, appointed day—as the perfect sacrifice for the sin and Savior of the world (I Pet. 1:18-20).

On the day portion of the 14th day of the first month, the LORD God pledged His own future death as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the seed of Abraham and for the sins world (Gen. 15:9-12, 17).  Thus, in Abraham’s Seed—Jesus Christ—all the nations of the world would be blessed. This was the beginning of what later would become the Passover day for the children of Israel and the disciples of Jesus Christ—the Church of God.

Later, when God asked Abraham to offer Isaac for a burnt offering, He provided a ram as a substitutionary sacrifice instead of Isaac.  At that time, the LORD God again swore by Himself that He would sacrifice Himself as the future “Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world.”  The LORD God promised in an oath: “By myself have I sworn, says the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son: that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven [spiritual Israel], and as the sand which is upon the sea shore [physical Israel]; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in your Seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice” (Gen. 22:15-18).

After Abraham died, God appeared to Issac, the son of promise, to reconfirm the covenant that He had established with Abraham: “And the LORD appeared to Isaac, and said, ‘Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for unto you, and unto your seed [physical Israel], I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham your father; and I will make your seed  [spiritual Israel]  to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws’ ” (Gen. 26:3-5)

On the same night, the night of the 14th day of the first month—four hundred and thirty years after God had first given the promises to Abraham—the children of Israel observed the Passover in Egypt.  At midnight, God passed over their houses and spared their firstborn, as He judged the gods of Egypt and killed the Egyptian firstborn—both man and beast (Ex. 12:3-36).

On the same night, the night on the 14th day of the first month, in 30 AD, as it was beginning to get dark, Jesus Christ, Who was God manifest in the flesh, instituted the New Covenant Passover with His chosen apostles.

The New Covenant Passover that Jesus instituted confirms the promises of Abraham to the spiritual children of God.  In the same way that Isaac was the son of Abraham by promise, the New Covenant children of God are also the children of promise, through Jesus Christ: “Now we, brethren, like Isaac, are the children of promise” (Gal 4:28).  They are Abraham’s spiritual seed and heirs of the promise: “Because you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither bond nor free; there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Gal 3:26-29).

God promised Abraham that his spiritual seed would be as the stars of heaven (Gen. 15:5).  Jesus Christ confirmed this promise. In the parable of the sower, Jesus Christ explained that the good seed are the spiritual children of Abraham by promise, who will be glorified at the resurrection to shine as the sun: “Thenshall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father” (Matt. 13:43).

For the spiritual children of promise, the Christian Passover Ceremony, observed yearly on the night of the 14th day of the first month, renews the New Covenant of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

At His Last Passover in 30 AD, Jesus ChristGod

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the New Covenant Christian Passover