The Messianic Passover

This post first appeared on Kineti and is authored by Judah Gabriel Himango, one of Tabernacle of David’s teachers.

I sat down yesterday with Messianic Apologist J.K. McKee to discuss Passover as a defining moment in God’s redemptive story.

Passover ripples throughout history:

  • The Torah is shaped by it. “You are not to oppress the foreigner, for you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.”
  • It shapes the 10 commandments. “I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”
  • Passover themes of redemption and Exodus show up throughout the Bible. “The days are quickly coming,” declares Adonai, “when it will no longer be said. ‘As Adonai lives, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.’ Rather, ‘As Adonai lives, who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had banished them.’ So I will bring them back into their land that I gave to their fathers.”
  • The Messiah imbues Passover with new meaning. Before his death, Messiah eats a Passover meal with his disciples and says to them, “Do this in remembrance of me”, taking the matzah and said, “This is my body”, took the cups of Passover and said, “This is my blood, the blood of the new covenant.”
  • Passover plays a crucial role in the Gospels, as Yeshua’s crucifixion takes place during Passover week. The Gospel of John records Yeshua as the Passover lamb whose sacrifice atones for the sin of humanity.

Suffice to say, Passover may be the transformative, seminal event of the entire Bible, an event eclipsed by no other barring perhaps the resurrection itself.

In this podcast, John and I dig into the themes of Passover.

We discuss how Passover contains additional meaning for Messianic believers, as Messiah himself imbued the feast with new meaning and symbolism.

We also discuss how Messianics ought to handle the delicate subject of Easter and how it relates to Passover.

Enjoy, friends! !חג פסח שמח Happy Passover, friends! I sincerely hope you’ll remember the work of the Lord in ages past on Passover, both in the Exodus and our King, the Messiah.