Passover Lamb: Sacrifice substitute. Ex 12:21; 1 Co 5:7
Immediately following Adam’s sin, God gave hope to mankind by prophesying a Redeemer would come to deliver sinners from the bondage of Satan Gen 3:15.
And I (God) will put enmity between you (Satan) and the woman (Eve—the mother of all the living), and between your offspring (children of Darkness) and hers (children of the Light); he (Jesus) will crush your (Satan’s) head (defeat evil), and you (Satan) will strike his heel (Jesus’ death on the Cross).” Gen 3:15
In Exodus, God revealed His redemption plan. It would be through a substitute animal that sins would be covered and ultimately through His Son that sin would be taken away. The Passover Lamb was a foreshadow of Jesus, the Lamb of God, who would give His life for our debt of sin.
Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. Ex 12:21
John the Baptist referred to Jesus as the Lamb of God.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Jn 1:29
Paul called Jesus our Passover Lamb.
…For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Co 5:7
Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah, like a lamb would pay for our peace with God through His death.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, Isa 53:5
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. Isa 53:7
2. Ex 12:21 Our Substitute for Sins
SELAH (You’re the Passover Lamb, Your blood covers my door).