Friday, April 18, 2014

Jesus was Sacrificed on Passover

Luke 22:14-15 tells us:
When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer."

While I was growing up, I got the idea that the Last Supper which Jesus enjoyed with his disciples was the Seder meal, which is the Passover ceremonial meal. (Tweet that!) Furthermore, Mark 14:12 tells us:

On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"

But now I believe the Last Supper actually was not the Passover Seder but rather the dinner meal the evening before Passover. (Tweet that!) In the Mark quote above, the disciples ask where to go to prepare for Passover, but they could have prepared for the Passover Seder and never got to have it with Jesus.

There is another possible timeline that works better: that Jesus did not eat the Passover Seder because he was actually crucified on Passover and was hanging on the cross instead of enjoying the Passover meal. (Tweet that!

In light of God's prophetic calendar and the meaning of the seven Feasts of the LORD, this only makes sense.

Jesus was our Passover Lamb. He had to be sacrificed on Passover to fulfill the prophecy pictured in Passover. (Tweet that!)

And in doing so, another prophecy was fulfilled.

"For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed" (1 Corinthians 5:7b, NIV).

   Jesus was slain on Passover and so fulfills all the symbolism of the Feast of Passover. 

In the next two days we will discuss how Jesus fulfilled the prophecies pictured in two more Feasts of the LORD. If you missed the April 11 post about these Feasts, you can find it here: The Prophetic Significance of the Feasts of the LORD (Tweet that!

If you enjoy this blog and would like to learn more about how Jesus fulfills the seven Feasts of the LORD, you would enjoy my new book just released this week, Prophecies Fulfilled in the Life of Jesus. The last seven chapters in the book discuss the historical as well as the prophetic significance of the seven Feasts of the LORD. For more on the discussion of Jesus fulfilling the Passover, see chapter 36.


  1. Ezekiel was Son of Man as well as Jesus. Jesus says the Son of Man will return. Ezekiel brought God's judgment. Jesus lives in us. He is one with the Father. Ezekiel was God's mouth piece on earth. If God sent another Ezekiel it would be as if Jesus were walking the earth again, and it would be judgment day. The internet is in the heavens. Everyone with the internet would have access to him. I send this to you because I judge you may understand. Few will. I have divine madness.

  2. Hello Adam. I'm not sure I'm following your line of thought. It seems you're equating Ezekiel with Jesus, which cannot be because Jesus is the unique--the one and only--Son of God. There is no one else equal to Him. His term for Himself was "Son of Man," however Jesus and Ezekkiel are not the same.

    From there, you lost me. Another Ezekiel = Jesus? I don't think so.

    Internet works into your thinking somehow?

    Sorry, I don't understand, but your "divine madness" makes me smile. :-)