“Jesus” was “eaten” on two occasions, both were filled with sorrow.
Exodus 12:7-8 reads;
7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. 8 That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.
This statement is as eerie as it is weird, for me personally it seems gloomy and a few verses in this same chapter make the whole situation of leaving Egypt a bit too “ritualistic”. But, this passage shall focus mainly on the “bitter herbs” and “unleavened bread” bit.
This could be seen to mean that God was making them partake in the bitterness of the sacrifice of the lamb (which was to be burnt over fire with head and intestines and all), it could also be viewed as a way of saying “we are done with Egypt, we want to have no pleasurable memory of Egypt” since they were to leave Egypt with no attachments whatsoever.
But even more importantly is the fact that during the second significant Passover, the whole table of twelve all shared in the sorrow of the lamb, His sacrifice was to bring them sorrow, as they all sat with Him, wondering who was going to betray Him, right before their own journey from sin and darkness. It goes to show how God is such a Perfect Architect of Time and Events as He Himself had made us fully partake in the “Passion of the Christ”. I say “Passion of the Christ” because in both Passovers, the sheep served as means through which a people were “Saved”; first from Death, and then from “Bondage”.
Does the lamb really have this much Power? To give us Salvation from “Eternal Death” and “Bondage of the Dominion Of Sin”? – YES!
For He does this not on His own, but by the Zeal and Will of the Father! Jesus says in many passages how His Father gave Him His (YHWH) name to do great things with, He also always gives reverence to the Spirit of God as His Source of Words and Power.
But one last thing we should know is this, though it is God Himself who will get us out of our “Egypt”, we have to be prepared to leave, the verse 11 of Exodus ” reads;
“This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover.”
You see the manner in which they ate? With readiness to leave their situation, it is only via the confession of sins and readiness to leave, that one can truly be Saved from their Sins, so today, know Sin to be Evil, but even more importantly, know the Father who readily accepts you, know His Love is worth much more than our evil pleasures and understand His ability to Save, and then jump.. jump into Forgiveness of what you have resented, and when Guilt- which happens to be the greatest Hold of Sin in our lives- is melted away, then we can expect that with time, He will give us full REDEMPTION from our sins/addictions. Mind you, Freedom From Death was the first Gift the Lamb gave; Guilt leads to Shame, Shame due to Condemnation, Condemnation because we have known what Right and Wrong are, and eventually separation from God, since Guilt and Shame lead to fleeing from Holiness.
One more thing, remember how the head and intestines were all to be roasted as one? The actual verse reads;
9 Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water, but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs and internal organs.
Yes, just like our Saviour was Crucified, with his head bruised with a crown of thorns, limbs bruised with nails, and internal organs pierced to verify His Full Death, just so we may partake of His Sacrifice and be Given Life in its Fullness, and Freedom from all Dominion of Sin! Worthy is The Lamb that was Slain! Worthy! Worthy! Worthy! He has done so well in carrying His Father’s Wrath, Worthy oh Worhty is the Lamb Jesus Christ!
P.S – Obviously the Featured Image is of Fish and not Lamb loool