The Cross Throughout the Scriptures – Part 6
5. The Lamb Without Blemish – Exo 12
ACT 3:18 “But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ should suffer, He has thus fulfilled.”
The conflict with Pharaoh came to a climax in the death of all the first-born throughout Egypt including the heir to the throne.
The last time it was to be Himself, the sacrificial Lamb, slain, not to celebrate Israel’s freedom from the tyranny of Egypt, but to liberate all mankind from the bondage of sin.
1CO 5:7 For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.
Emancipation, deliverance, freedom and liberation.
Sprinkled upon the doorposts = open profession of our faith in Christ, and obedience to Him as those not ashamed of our dependence upon Him.
It was sprinkled upon the lintel and sideposts, but not upon the threshold, which cautions us to beware of trampling under foot the blood of the covenant, HEB 10:29.
HEB 10:29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
JOH 6:54 “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
JOH 6:55 “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.”
JOH 6:56 “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.”
EXO 12:6-9 – the lamb was to be slain and roasted with fire representing the sufferings of the Lord Jesus even unto death, the death of the cross.
Jewish bondage in Egypt was a shadow of the universal bondage of man in sin.
Pharaoh’s oppressive tyranny was a representation of the awful bondage that the man is in to the prince of the darkness of this world, Satan.
LUK 22:15 “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;”
JOH 19:33 but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs;
JOH 19:36 For these things came to pass, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “Not a bone of Him shall be broken.”
6. The Red Sea Is a Type of the Cross.
The song of Moses and the children of Israel is contrasted in Revelation with the song of the Lamb, a new song.
REV 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy art Thou to take the book, and to break its seals; for Thou wast slain, and didst purchase for God with Thy blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”
REV 5:12 singing with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”
1CO 10:11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
The Red Sea, divided for the Jews by an act of God, signified deliverance from fearful bondage.
EXO 14:17 “I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen”
EXO 14:13 for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.
JOH 12:31 “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast out.”
JOH 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
HEB 2:14 that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;
GAL 6:14 But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.