Rabbi Schneider — Jesus, The Passover, and You
Shalom Yedidim and God bless you, beloved ones. My name's Rabbi Schneider. Welcome to this edition of Discovering the Jewish Jesus.
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.