Rabbi Schneider — Yeshua, The Fulfillment of Passover!
My name's Rabbi Schneider. We are now, beloved, in the midst of the Passover season, and so we're gonna be talking today about Yeshua, The Fulfillment of Passover.
This is very important for our lives as believers today, because Yeshua, beloved, is the fulfillment of Passover. We read about Passover in its initial historical context in the Book of Exodus, that we call in Hebrew Shemot, chapter number 12.
Passover is considered in traditional Judaism, beloved, as the crown feast of the Jewish holidays. It's a time of celebration, a time of deliverance. We see in Scripture, beloved, that in the Book of Colossians, chapter number 2, verse 16 and 17, that all these feasts, all these appointed days of the Lord that are revealed to us in the Hebrew Bible are shadows of Messiah Jesus; that they had application in their initial historical context to ancient Israel.
But beloved, they were also prophetically pointing to Yeshua and Yeshua fulfills all these feasts and is the substance of them. And so we want to look at all of the feasts of ancient Israel, they're actually the feasts of the Lord, and understand, beloved, how they're fulfilled in our Messiah Jesus.
In fact, the Bible tells us that Passover is the Lord's Passover, and Yeshua, beloved, is the essence of it. Now I want you to consider with me, in the Book of Revelation, Jesus is referred to, get this now, as the Lamb twenty-nine times.
We can understand the Book of Revelation, beloved, by looking at it, get this now, through the lens of Passover. I'm talking today about Yeshua being the fulfillment of Passover. And so what I'm gonna do now, beloved, is talk to you about how Yeshua is the fulfillment of Passover and relating that to Exodus, chapter 12.
Now as we consider this, I want you to understand that the Book of Revelation has been a very, very difficult Book for many of us to understand.
In fact, for years as a believer, I was afraid of the Book of Revelation because I didn't understand it, and it was scary to me, and I couldn't make sense of it, and I heard all these different theories about how to interpret it, the pre-trib, post-trib, mid-trib, pre-mill, a-mill, and I was just like, I give up. I don't know. I'm, I'm pan-trib. It's gonna all pan out. I had no idea and I didn't take a stance on it.
But when the Lord showed me, beloved, that I need to interpret the Book of Revelation through the Passover experience, it all came together for me. Remember when Yeshua came to be baptized, John the Baptist pointed at him and said what in the Gospel of John, chapter 1, verse 29, the Lamb of God.
The whole, from the very beginning, from the inception of Jesus's ministry, He was identified by John the Baptist as what, the Lamb of God. Do you know that the last meal that Yeshua ate with His disciples when He instituted what we call the Lord's Supper, that was a Passover meal?
We read in John, 13, that Jesus was celebrating the Passover, and He lifted up that Passover wine and blessed it. And then He said to His disciples take and drink. This is my blood shed for you for the forgiveness of sins in the covenant.
And so we're looking now then to understand the Book of Revelations in end times events and how Yeshua is the fulfillment of Passover by looking at Revelation, beloved, through Exodus, chapter number 12.
What we're gonna do is we're gonna look now at types and shadows. Once again, twenty-nine times in Revelation, Yeshua's referred to as the Lamb. So we're gonna go back to the Exodus experience, 'cause that's where the word lamb and that's where the terminology the lamb comes from.
And we're gonna look at all the different elements and all the different characters in the Exodus experience in Exodus, 12, and understand how that relates to the church today, how that relates to end times, and how it fits in to the Book of Revelation.