The Passover of the Jews is a celebration of a memory, a commemoration of an event that happened 1500 thousand years B.C.; a shadow of the things to come because, in fact, what saved them from the slavery of Egypt is not the lamb they slaughtered but what that lamb was representing.
Romans 8:33; “Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen”
Christ Jesus, our Passover was crucified for us but more importantly, He is risen for the justification of God’s elect. This is why we do not celebrate an event nor the shadow of things but the reality itself, we celebrate the Lamb given unto us, the risen One, the living Christ. Therefore our Passover is greater and more powerful than the customary Passover of the Jews.
The Passover of the Jews lies on commemorating how they were spared by the blood of the slaughtered lamb put on the two doorposts and on the lintel of their houses, as the striking Angel would pass over every house with a symbol of the blood and kill the first born at the next house without the blood. That is the Passover that the Jews commemorate as they celebrate the then salvation from the destroying Angel, which is the shadow of the reality of God’s redemption.
However, for us, who are born again and believe in Jesus Christ our risen King, we celebrate not the memory but our real Passover, the Living Sacrifice of God. In fact, we are the ones having obtained the real sense of God’s redemption, we therefore have more than thousand reasons to celebrate the Easter, as we are the core beneficiaries of the Sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.
1Corinthians 5:7-8; “… For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
God is calling us to celebrate our Passover; Jesus Christ and rejoice in Him because a memory has no ability to save but Jesus, our risen King saves.