September 7, 2008am  A Recipe for the Celebration of the Lamb   Exodus 12

by Ron George Jr. at the Fayetteville Baptist Church

Have you got any good recipes?  We like to eat.  We need to eat, but we want to eat something that is good.  What kind of dishes?  This is a recipe that is not only good to eat, but by using this recipe you can find life and freedom.  What a recipe!  Decide what you want?  Then  you must find a recipe.  Trust the directions.  Follow the recipe.  Then partake of the food.  Eat it.  Then you can enjoy the results. 

The Passover   Exodus 12     The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamba for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 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. 9 Do not eat the meat raw or cooked in water, but roast it over the fire—head, legs and inner parts. 10 Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. 11 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.
12 “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
14 “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.

  1. Is the Time right?   Is it time for supper?  God sets the time.  God sets the table.  Then He invites you to come to eat. 

 

  1. Take a Lamb.  What kind of lamb?  A perfect lamb, a male, one year old without spot or blemish.  The best of the flock.  Do you have a lamb?  Jesus is the lamb.
  1. Kill the lamb.   The lamb has to be sacrificed.  Blood for blood and life for life.  The wages of sin is death.  Jesus died for you and for me.  The lamb has to die. 

 

  1. Apply the blood.  Why the blood?  Why should we put it on our doorpost?  The blood has to be applied to your life.  Do you believe and have you received? 
  1. Roast the lamb.  Fire is only way to cook a lamb.  The lamb has to go through the fire.  Jesus went through the fire for you and me.  He suffered our judgment. 

 

  1. Eat the Lamb.  How to eat it?   Eat it with haste.  Eat it with your shoes on and your coat on so that you are ready to walk out the door to life and to freedom.  Be prepared to go.  Don’t fool around and miss it.  You must be ready to go.  Are we ready to go?  Don’t procrastinate.  Get ready today for tomorrow. 
  1. Live and be free.  Set free to be who God wants you to be.  Set free to be who you want to be.  Eating this meal gives you life eternal. 

 

Today we take the Lord’s Supper that represents our Passover.  This table of the Lord is for all who believe and receive the Lord as their sacrificial lamb.  Take the bread that represents his body and the cup that represents his blood that was shed for us. 

 

a The Hebrew word can mean lamb or kid; also in verse 4.

The Holy Bible : New International Version (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984). Ex 12:1-14.