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“Where is the Lamb?”

Exodus 11.
Opening illustration of Rawlings knocking over the crockpot.
Mess is everywhere.
Food is gone
It caused me to ask, “where is that animal??”

1. The Promise of Passover

Exodus 11:1–10 KJV 1900
1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. 2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. 3 And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people. 4 And Moses said, Thus saith the Lord, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: 5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts. 6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more. 7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. 8 And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger. 9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt. 10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
Notice:

a. the Why?

Why did God call His people to do this?
Well God was about to prove a few things:
He was God alone
He was a Man of His Word
He is faithful
he will accomplish His plan
He would deliver them from bondage
He was about to prove who He is.

b. The What?

so what was about to happen through this?
Israel would be delivered from bondage (verse 1)
Israel would be paid back! (v. 2)
egypt would see their God as favorable (v. 3)
God would set something new up.
This would judge all the people
anyone that didn’t have blood on their door posts, the firstborn would die

2. The Procedure of Passover

a. God Established Order

Notice somethings here:
The Lamb had to be Selected (v. 3-4)
The people were required (their first step of obedience) was to go to the local store and buy a lamb.
The Lamb was Spotless (v. 4)
It had to be without blemish… perfect!
The Lamb was Settled (v. 6)
They would buy the lamb and the lamb would stay in their house for a few days.
Imagine how quickly the family would begin to love that precious animal.
The Lamb became the Substitute (v. 6)
Exodus 12:13 “13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”
The Lamb was Slain
the blood was applied
the blood was on the doorposts

b. God Envisioned Ordinance

Exodus 12.
This was to be set up every year.
It would be the start of a new year. It was like a fresh start for God’s people.
That would have no leaven
God wanted them to be set apart.
Leaven was a picture of sin.
God wanted the people to be set free from all bondage

c. God Expected Obedience

Exodus 12:27–28 KJV 1900
27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. 28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

3. The Principles of the Passover

What does that have to do with me?
What does this teach me?

a. the Cost of Sin

It’s taught that the lamb was held down for our sin.

b. The Call to Sanctification

c. The Contributor of our Strength

The rest of the Lamb was eaten for the people’s strength. They ate the Lamb so they could make the walk into the land of victory!!

4. The Picture of the Passover

Hayden… where is my lamb?

a. The Lamb Jesus was Selected

b. The Lamb Jesus was Spotless

c. The Lamb Jesus was Settled

d. The Lamb Jesus was my Substitute

e. the Lamb Jesus was Slain

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