Finding Christ in Exodus
The Book of Exodus continues the incredible story of God's desires for us His creations. Please turn there with me as we uncover within these pages the wonders of Jesus Christ. He is perfectly all we need.
1. SALVATION: God Reveals His Way Of Salvation. Divine Redemption Has Jesus As Its Perfect Redeemer. God Shows The Way Out... Of Bondage Into Freedom. (Exodus 1-18). God Is Showing He Is Powerful.
2. SANCTIFICATION: God Reveals His Way Of Sanctification. Divine Morality Has Jesus As Its Perfect Example (Exodus 19-23) The Way Out... Of Ignorance Into God's Law And Program. God Is Showing He Is Holy.
3. WORSHIP: God Reveals His Way Of Worship. Divine Worship Has Jesus As Its Perfect Focus. (Exodus 24-40) The Way Out...Of The World Into God's Presence. God Is Showing He Is Knowable.
Exodus 12 gives us the thrilling story of the Passover, the clearest Old Testament picture of our individual salvation through faith in the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this chapter are the basis for calling Christ the Lamb of God, Christ our Passover, and the many tender references to His crucifixion as the death of our own Passover Lamb. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us (I Corinthians 5:7).
As the Passover chapter is the heart of the book, so is the whole book a pattern of our salvation. The Passover is the prominent feature of Exodus. (Chapter 12) Perhaps the children of Israel did not know the significance of this feast the night before they left Egypt, but they believed God and obeyed.
God had sent ten plagues on Egypt in order to make Pharaoh willing to let His people go. Almost a year had passed and with each plague there was a hardening of Pharaoh's heart. Finally God said that the first-born in all Egypt should die. It would have fallen on the Hebrews, too, had they not killed the paschal lamb and been protected by its blood of redemption (Exodus 12:12,13).
Please copy and paste this URL into your browser to study the divine order of the Passover as it is given in Exodus 12: http://www.dtbm.org/sermon/finding-christ-in-exodus/