The Passover and Eternal Life

June 13, 2024
The Passover and Eternal Life

1. From Whom is The Command of The Passover?

Everyone wishes to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, however most people do not know how we can enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The Bible explains that it is only through the Passover of the New Covenant that we can receive eternal life. This means the Passover is essential for all believers. Then, from whom is the command of the Passover?

Exodus 12:10-14 Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover.  “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. 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. “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.

As depicted in the verse above, God gave the command of the Passover to the Israelites and told them to keep it as a lasting ordinance. The reason why He gave this command was to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and protect them from disasters. Those who followed this command of God were saved and freed from Egypt in the end.

In the New Testament to, God gave mankind the command to keep the Passover.

Matthew 26:17-19 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.

According to the Trinity, Jesus is God almighty. In the New Testament, God gave us the command to keep the Passover. Just as God freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt in the old Testament times, He saves us from sin and death through the Passover. As testified in the Old Testament, the Passover is to be kept for generation to come, which means the command of the Passover is important in this age too.

2. The Relationship Between The Passover and Eternal life.

God wants to free us from sin and death by granting us eternal life.

John 6:53-54 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.

In order for us to have eternal life, we need to eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood. Without the flesh and blood of Jesus, no one can have eternal life. How can mankind eat Jesus’ flesh and blood? Does Jesus need to come to the earth and give mankind His flesh and blood? The Bible explains that there is a specific ceremony that we need to keep in order to receive eternal life.

Luke 22:7-8 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”

Jesus instructed His disciples to prepare for the Passover and they kept it.

Luke 22:19-20 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

On the Passover day, Jesus promised that the Passover bread is His body and the Passover wine is His blood. The way for mankind to eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood is by keeping the Passover. When mankind keep the Passover, this enables them to receive eternal life.

3. Why Do Mankind Need to Receive Eternal life?

God wants to lead us to the Kingdom of Heaven through the Passover.

Revelation 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

The Kingdom of Heaven where God wants to lead us is a place where sin and death do not exist. Mankind cannot enter Heaven with their sinful bodies. That is why God cleanses us through the Passover blood and makes us immortal beings who can inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.

4. The Passover is God’s Command.

The Passover was legislated by God, God’s people ought to keep this command to receive salvation. What if they fail to keep the Passover?

Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

The Bible says that only those who do the will of God can enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The Passover is one of God’s important commandments that we need to keep. If a person refuses to keep the Passover, such a person is disobeying God and cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. All mankind should keep the Passover and the way to eternal life will be opened for them.