Passover began at dusk on that Friday. Good Friday. Then Saturday happened. And Sunday was coming.
Our God always gets things just right. Passover. Incredible, right? During Passover the sacrificial lamb is selected. The sacrificial blood is spilled. The doorways are anointed to display the protection of Jehovah God. The Passover meal of remembrance is celebrated to commemorate the Israelites victory over slavery. The search for leavening or sins begins. There is the drinking of bitter wine. There is the breaking of bread and the drinking of wine. There is foot washing and hand washing to cleanse one of sins. The Passover meal celebrates the first covenant. It was Passover. And Sunday was coming.
Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb of God was chosen. He was searched for sin and condemned to death on the Cross. He drank the bitter wine. His sacrificial blood was spilled for our anointing, for our covering, for our cleansing. The veil is torn through His sacrifice. The new covenant is in effect.
This new covenant is made possible only through the sacrifice of the Lamb of God. The breaking of bread is to signify His broken body. The wine is to signify His blood. Our cleansing is through His very life, death and resurrection. Our freedom from slavery and death is because of the sacrifice of this very special Lamb. John the Baptist was so very right. Jesus is the Lamb of God.
Because Sunday was coming.
Luke 22:19-20 NLT
"He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” After supper he took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you."