Jesus Fulfills The Passover
After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, He said (in order to fulfill the Scripture), “I am thirsty.” …When Jesus had received the wine, He said, “It is finished.” Then He bowed His head and gave up His Spirit. … One of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out. (He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth.). These things occurred so that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “None of His bones shall be broken.” And again another passage of Scripture says, “They will look on the One whom they have pierced.” John 19:28,30,34-37
Jesus our Lord and Savior finishes fulfilling the prophecy Scriptures about our Messiah, finishes and bows His head. He willingly gives His life on the Cross. Passover is fulfilled; death will be no more. True Salvation and Abundant Life Is in Him. Jesus the Passover Lamb takes out the leavening of evil and malice (the intention and desire to do evil, the willingness) from the hearts of those who sincerely follow and believe in Him as Savior and Lord. (1 Corinthians 5:6-8)
Lamb Jesus’ death on the Cross is for you– you may receive forgiveness for your sins and be cleansed from all unrighteousness. The new Kingdom of God is come. Church. Yet we may rebel, not love as He instructs us, nor obey Him.
At the New Covenant Passover celebration of Holy Communion believers sincerely pray: Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved You with our whole hearts. We have failed to be an obedient Church. We have not done Your will, we have broken Your law, we have rebelled against Your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us we pray. Free us for joyful obedience through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
During this prayer of humble sincerity He forgives you, His compassion overflows into your heart, and you are righted in Him.