Word of Life Study Series

Healing is the Children's Bread: Passover, Communion and Redemption

June 11, 2021 Brice C. Craig Season 2 Episode 4
Word of Life Study Series
Healing is the Children's Bread: Passover, Communion and Redemption
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Welcome to Word of Life Study Series- Healing is the Children’s Bread! In this episode we are going to take the Old Covenant types of Passover and marry it with the fulfillment in Jesus’ great redemptive work that was accomplished after the Last Supper. We will also explore the gravity of such a Great Salvation that was bought and paid for by the blood of our Lord Jesus. Salvation from sin, yes but also from all the multi-faceted consequences and effects of death that has plagued humanity since the first fatal bite by Adam and Eve.

 

1. Passover in Egypt

The word “Passover” in the Hebrew means “to pass” or “spring over” or “to spare”. Exodus Chapter 12 begins with the creation of the Jewish calendar- Exodus 12:1-2, “The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, ‘This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.’” The Lord went on to instruct them that on the tenth day of the new month they are to take a lamb for each family, one for each household- this marked the beginning of their deliverance from bondage in Egypt.

 

2. Jesus and Passover

Let’s look at how Jesus partook of the Passover under the Old Covenant on that night when Jesus and His disciples met together to eat the Passover. The manner in which the Passover feast was kept by the Jews of that period differed in many details from that originally prescribed by the rules of Exodus 12. The narratives of the Gospels show how strongly the disciples were impressed by the Lord’s words which had given a new meaning to the old familiar acts.

 

3. Jesus the Lamb of God

When Jesus went to Golgotha’s hill to be crucified, He had a personal confrontation with Satan. At 9 o’clock that morning as the lambs were being prepared for sacrifice, Jesus was nailed to the cross in Mark 15:25. The third hour was 9 o’clock in the morning, Jewish time. There He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The Lord laid on Jesus the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted. Yet He opened not His mouth, like a lamb led to the slaughter.

 

4. Salvation: More than Forgiveness of Sins

The Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul made an outstanding statement in Romans 1:16, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation…” The Greek and Hebrew words translated salvation imply the ideas of deliverance, safety, preservation, healing, and health. Salvation is the great inclusive word of the Gospel, gathering into itself all the redemptive acts and processes.

 

5. Why Jesus could Heal then and Now

Pre-resurrection, why could Jesus go around healing the sick? The answer is simple, the redemptive work of Jesus. Jesus could take away a person’s disease because He knew that He was going to bear it for him/her in His redemptive work. Likewise, post-resurrection, Jesus by His Spirit can heal undeserving people because of redemption. He bore all our sicknesses and diseases in His redemptive work. Now, understand that as far as God the Father is concerned, the redemptive work of Jesus stands outside of time.

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Introduction
Passover in Egypt
Jesus and Passover
Jesus the Lamb of God
Salvation: More than Forgiveness of Sins
Why Jesus could Heal then and Now