What happened on the very first Passover in Egypt was God’s way of foretelling what He was going to do to set all of us free from slavery of sin and judgment of death!
Jesus was the Perfect Passover Lamb who took away our sin
The lamb had to be perfect — no fault (broken bones or wounds or sickness).
No man is perfect — all have sinned — but only Jesus is the perfect One who could take all the punishment for our sin on our behalf.
His body was roasted for us. His blood was shed for us.
John 1:29 “Behold, The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!”
Jesus blood protects us from judgment and death
God told the Israelites to take some of the lamb’s blood and place it on the top and both sides of the doorframes of their house.
With the blood across both sides of the doorframe, and the blood dripping down from the top, what do you see? A cross!
Thousands of years before Jesus was born, God already gave a clue that He was going to set His people free with Jesus shedding His blood on the cross.
When Jesus died on the cross, He had a crown of thorns on His head, and pierced hands and feet. The places on the doorframe with the blood looks like where His wounds would have been on the cross.
When the Israelites put their faith in God and placed the blood of the Passover Lamb on their doorframes, they were saved. They didn’t face judgment like the rest of Egypt.
When we put our faith in Jesus (and what He did for us on the cross) we don’t face judgment anymore. God sees Jesus’ blood, which was shed for us, and we are saved; just like when He saw the Passover Lamb’s blood and the Israelites were saved.
The children of Israel were brought out of slavery in Egypt that night, and when we believe in Jesus we are brought out of slavery to sin.