Jesus “The Lamb of God”.
The Lamb who
was slain from
the creation of
The Feast seasons of Israel.
Nisan (The first month)
Sivan (The third month)
If the first four “Feasts of Israel” that have been fulfilled, have been fulfilled on exactly the same date that the Jews were celebrating them, then doesn’t it stand to reason that the remaining three Feasts also have vital significance, and that they point to major future events which will take place on the exact dates of those feasts?
Feasts to be fulfilled
Tishri (The seventh month)
3 month Interval The Church Age
The Feast The Christ event
The Feasts of Israel.
Jesus first coming
Jesus second coming
The Feast of Passover
The 15th of Nisan, the start of the
Feast of Unleavened Bread
The Passover marks the beginning of The Feast of Unleavened Bread.
On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord's Passover. On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins…
Passover is on the 14th day of Nisan, the first month of the Jewish calendar.
It marks the exodus of the nation of Israel out of bondage.
The Jews had been slaves in Egypt for generations but were refused their freedom despite God sending numerous plagues on the Egyptians.
The night before the final plague which caused Pharaoh to change his mind, the Israelites were given explicit instructions.
The Passover lamb.
They were to sacrifice a lamb and
place the blood upon the door posts
and lintels of their homes.
That night the angel of God "passed over"
the houses of the Jews that were covered by
the lamb’s blood, but caused the death of the
first-born of all families in the houses that were not covered by the blood of the Passover lamb.
Every year, at the Passover feast there would be a re-enactment of this ritual to remind the Israelites of their
deliverance from the life of bondage in Egypt.
Today, is “Palm Sunday”
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.
Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.
Jewish sacred calendar
In the year that Jesus was crucified it fell on the 10th of Nissan.
Jesus The Lamb of God
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
When did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?
Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead….
The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name
of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel! Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:
Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.
Scripture records that “Palm Sunday” was 5 days before
the Passover which would be the 10th of Nisan .
Jesus entered Jerusalem on the
10th of Nissan.
The 10th to the 14th of Nisan was when the lamb was separated from the flock to ensure that it was without defects.
Just as the Passover lamb was examined by the Israelites
for 5 days to ensure it was without defect, so Jesus was examined and cross examined during the 5 days from
10 to 14 Nissan and found to be without fault.
10; 11; 12; 13; 14 Nisan (5 days)
The animals you choose must
be year-old males without defect,
and you may take them from the
sheep or the goats.
The Passover lamb was to be a male without defect.
Take care of them until the fourteenth
day of the month, when all the members
of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.
Jesus examined by the chief priests and elders.
Jesus entered Jerusalem on the 10th of Nissan and the 5 days of examination commenced.
The chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. By what authority are you doing these things they asked and who gave you this authority?
Matthew 21:23-27 (cont)
Jesus replied, I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. John’s baptism where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?
They discussed it among themselves and said, If we say, From heaven, he will ask, Then why didn’t you believe him? But if we say, Of human origin we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.
Matthew 21:23-27 (cont)
So they answered Jesus, we don’t know.
Then he said,
I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
Jesus examined by the Pharisees disciples.
Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. Teacher, they said, we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.
You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion?
Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?
Matthew 22:15-22 (cont)
But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
Show me the coin used for paying the tax.
They brought him a denarius, and he asked them. Whose image is this, and whose inscription? Caesar’s, they replied. Then he said to them, so give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.
When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
Jesus examined by the Sadducees.
That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. Teacher, they said, Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him.
Matthew 22:23-27 (cont)
Now there were seven
brothers among us.
The first one married and
died, and since he had no
children, he left his wife to
his brother. The same thing
happened to the second and
third brother, right on down to
seventh. Finally, the woman died.
Now then, at the resurrection,
whose wife will she be of the seven,
since all of them were married to her?
Matthew 22:23-27 (cont)
Jesus replied, You are in error
because you do not know the
Scriptures or the power of God.
At the resurrection, people will
neither marry nor be given in
marriage; they will be like the
angels in heaven. But about the
resurrection of the dead have you
not read what God said to you.
I am the God of Abraham, the God
of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
He is not the God of the dead but of
the living. When the crowds heard this,
they were astonished at his teaching.
Jesus examined by an expert in the law.
Hearing that Jesus had silenced
the Sadducees, the Pharisees got
together. One of them, an expert in
the law, tested him with this question:
Teacher, which is the greatest
commandment in the Law?
Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with
all your heart and with all your soul and with all
your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commands.
Jesus examined by Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin.
Those who had arrested Jesus took him
to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down
with the guards to see the outcome.
Matthew 26:57-60 (cont)
The chief priests and the whole
Sanhedrin were looking for false
evidence against Jesus so that they
could put him to death.
But they did not find any, though many
false witnesses came forward.
Jesus did not retaliate when treated shamefully.
Then they spit in his face
and struck him with their
fists. Others slapped him
and said, Prophesy to us,
Messiah. Who hit you?
1 Peter 2:22-23.
He committed no sin, and no
deceit was found in his mouth.
When they hurled their insults
at him, he did not retaliate;
when he suffered, he made no
threats. Instead, he entrusted
himself to him who judges justly.
Jesus examined by Herod.
When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform a sign of some sort.
He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer. The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
Luke 23:8-11 (cont)
Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him.
Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.
Jesus examined by Pilate.
Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers
and the people, and said
to them, You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion.
I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.
I find no fault with him.
Jesus The Lamb of God .
Just as the Passover lamb was examined by the Israelites for 5 days to ensure it was
without defect, so Jesus
was examined, and cross examined during the
5 days from 10 to
14 Nissan and found
to be without fault.
I would imagine that
the family would
the best lamb
that they had.
When did Jesus die?
It was the day of Preparation of the Passover;.....
Here is your king, Pilate said to the Jews.
But they shouted, Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him! Shall I crucify your king? Pilate asked.
We have no king but Caesar, the chief priests answered. Finally, Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.
Jesus was crucified on the 14th of Nisan, the day of preparation for the Passover
This was the very day that the Passover lambs were slaughtered. This would have been a Thursday and not a Friday as traditionally celebrated. Friday the15th Nissan was a “High Sabbath” the start of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Events surrounding Jesus Crucifixion.
Jesus in the tomb
Feast of First Fruits
Now it was the day of Preparation,
and the next day was to be a special
Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders
did not want the bodies left on the crosses
during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have
the legs broken and the bodies taken down.
The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
Jesus bones remained
Jesus bones remained unbroken.
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced
Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a
sudden flow of blood and water.
The man who saw it has given
testimony, and his testimony is true.
He knows that he tells the truth, and
he testifies so that you also may believe.
These things happened so that the
scripture would be fulfilled:
Not one of his bones will be broken, and, as another scripture says, They will look on the one they have pierced.
Jesus bones were not broken.
A stipulation for the Passover Lamb.
Take none of the meat outside the
house. Do not break any of the bones.
When soldiers came to break Jesus’ legs, they found him already dead.
A soldier pierced his side with a lance; blood and water poured from the wound.
However, while the Romans broke the
legs of the two thieves crucified on either side of Jesus, they did not do so with Jesus
who was already dead.
The blood of the Lamb had to be applied for deliverance.
Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.
The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
The blood of the Lamb had to be applied.
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb
Then one of the elders asked me, these in white robes who are they, and where did they come from?
I answered, Sir, you know. And he said, These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Jesus is the Lamb that God has provided as our substitute.
1 Corinthians. 5:7.
Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
As the destroyer "passed over” every home on which he saw the blood of the lamb, so God will "pass over,“
(not execute judgment) every Christian who has applied the blood of the lamb Jesus to their lives.
Jesus fulfilled the Passover symbolically, and literally.
The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming not the realities themselves.
For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.
Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.
But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Hebrews 10:1-14 (continued)
Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.
Then I said, Here I am it is written about me in the scroll I have come to do your will, my God.
First he said, Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them though they were offered in accordance with the law.
Then he said, Here I am, I have come to do your will. He sets aside the first to establish the second, and by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
John 1:29. Behold “The Lamb of God” who takes away the sin of the world.
The Feast of Unleavened bread.
Jesus has paid for our sins as our Passover Lamb, but the Feast of Unleavened bread teaches us that we have a responsibility too. We have to get rid of the Leaven of sin in our lives.
Modern day Jews who
observe the traditional
feasts go through a
thorough search of
their houses for any
form of leavened food
(chametz), every last
crumb is removed
from the house.
Get rid of the leaven of sin.
God commanded the Israelites to avoid eating any leavened foods during the
“Feast of Unleavened Bread”.
At least six Biblical passages emphasize this prohibition of leaven during the feast and disregard carried severe consequences
(Exodus 12:14-20; 13:6-8; 23:15; 34:18; Leviticus 23:6; Deuteronomy 16:3, 8)
On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel.
Jesus and Paul warned about leaven.
Your boasting is not good.
Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?
Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch as
you really are.
For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
Therefore let us keep the Festival,
not with the old bread leavened
with malice and wickedness, but
with the unleavened bread of
sincerity and truth.
Leaven, in the Bible, more often than not, symbolized evil, sin and false doctrine.
Take heed and beware of the
leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
And he charged them, saying, take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.
You were running a good race.
Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.
A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.
Why is leaven used as a symbol of evil?
The process of leavening is based on fermentation.
Given time, the yeast reproduces, spreading throughout the dough or batter, biologically changing the chemistry of the dough as it works.
Sin, like leaven, has a polluting quality. It doesn't stay small or contained for very long, but quickly spreads… eventually affecting our entire being.
The symbolism of the feast of Unleavened
Bread is that God’s people can not continue in the same old patterns, but have to search out
and remove every speck of sin in their lives…
The little foxes spoil the vine.
Song of Solomon 2:15.
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Solomon calls to our attention that it is the little
foxes that spoil the vine. It is the little things in
life that get us down, that start to destroy our
homes, destroy our relationships, cause our
local churches to stagnate. Perhaps we
spend necessary time praying and are
prepared when Satan enters as a
roaring Lion, we are equipped with
our spiritual armour, we expect that.
However; when Satan arrives as a
Little Fox, we find we are not prepared.
The “Little” sins.
We tend to underestimate the smaller things in life.
A flea is very small but enough of them can kill the largest dog.
The termite is a very small insect, but it can destroy
a three story house if ignored.
Solomon warns of the “Little foxes”.
In this passage of Scripture we see the principle of little things. If we ignore the little things they will someday grow up and become “big things”, and then they will present us a great problem.
True Christians generally do not fall into great and well known sins, but there are sins that we commit often, according to the Word of God. These sins are like little foxes which spoil the vine and our lives and we become fruitless.
Song of Solomon 2:15.
Busyness is “A little fox”.
Jesus is the vine and we are grafted into him, but the little foxes will
spoil our relationship with him
by eroding our time in his presence, in his Word and in his service.
Have you ever heard men who worked too much for too long all
of their lives say, I wish I had spent more time with my kids?
Some day that will happen to people that stand before God.
They are going to say, I wish I had spent more time with God. I chased things that did not last for eternity.
Life with God is done on a daily basis not on a weekly basis.
The cares of this life.
I knelt to pray but not for long I had too much to do. I had to hurry and get to work for bills would soon be due.
So I knelt and said a hurried prayer and jumped up off my knees. My Christian duty was now done my soul could rest at ease.
All day long I had no time to spread a word of cheer.
No time to speak of Christ to friends, they'd laugh at me I'd fear.
No time, no time, too much to do, that was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need, but at last the time, the time to die.
I went before the Lord, I came,
I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands God held a book;
It was the book of life.
God looked into his book and said
"Your name I cannot find.
I once was going to write it down...
But never found the time"
Adam and Eve did not commit murder, they ate a piece of fruit.
They were banished from fellowship with God and from the Garden of Eden.
In addition brought Spiritual and physical death on themselves and all their descendants as well as a fallen, sinful nature.
The result was that God himself in the person of Jesus Christ would have to suffer and die.
The unknown prophet broke a fast.
Another prophet lied to him,
but he was killed by a lion.
1 Kings 13:23-24.
When the man of God had finished eating and drinking, the prophet who had brought him back saddled his donkey for him. As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him.
Ananias and Saphira kept back some
of the money from the sale of their house.
They pretended to be giving all the proceeds to the Lord as a gift.
They were struck down dead.
Peter said to her, How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men
who buried your husband are at the
door, and they will carry you out also.
At that moment she fell down at his
feet and died.
Prioritizing money is another
I Timothy 6:10.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
This is another little Fox.
There are many studies
One found that 10% of communication between spouses is deceptive.
(DePaulo and Kashy,
"Everyday Lies in Close
and Casual Relationships").
Another, that 38% of encounters among
"Lying in Everyday Life").
Statistic Verification Source: Little White Lies :
The Truth About Why Women Lie DatabaseRecords.com, Newsweek Research Date: 9.14.2012 Lying Statistics Data
What is the world’s deadliest
animals in the world?
Most of you might think about
the ferocious and scary beasts
that can gruesomely kill you in
an instant. However, in terms of
the number of kills, you might be
surprised who tops the list.
Sharks and wolves kill an average of
10 people a year. Elephants and lions
kill 100 people a year. Hippopotamuses
kill 500 people a year. Crocodiles kill 1000
people a year. Snakes kill about 50,000 people a year.
All these numbers pale in comparison with the deadliest creature in the world. According to World Health Organization, this creature is responsible for killing more than 1 million people every year. It is estimated that this creature kills one child every 30 seconds.
The deadly bite of this creature can cause a myriad of diseases. It can cause encephalitis, filariasis, yellow fever, West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, Zika fever, malaria, and dengue.
By now, you should already know which deadly creature I’m talking about. The mosquito.
Little sins will send a lot of people to hell!
People don't commit sins that are big in their sight, but they aren't careful about the sins that seem small in their sight. And the little sins don't stay alone.
They become numerous, and the little sins become big sins.
First, you steal a little, and then a little more, or you tell a little lie, and then a bigger lie, etc.
In God's sight, there aren't
any little sins, or big sins. Every sin is disobedience
towards God, and all that,
2 Corinthians 6:17 &18- 7:1.
Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord.
Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you, and I will
be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.