Exodus 12: Another Early Jesus Reference
In Exodus chapter 12 we find one of the most obvious references to Jesus in the Old Testament.
In this chapter, the rite of Passover is established. Basically, the people were supposed to kill a lamb without blemish and spread the blood over the doorway. When the final plague came and every family in Egypt was supposed to lose the firstborn, the family would be spared if they had the blood on the doorway.
Honestly, how much more obvious can you get?
Just for completeness sake, let me hit you with some more Bible verses that reinforce some of these main points. First, Jesus is a perfect Lamb without blemish.
1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Then, we find that the blood of the Lamb will help us avoid the inevitable death that will follow us if we are not followers of God.
Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Obviously, these two verses point to the fact that Jesus was the ultimate Passover sacrifice. We are saved from eternal death because of His blood that was shed as He died on the cross. He was a Lamb without blemish that was suitable for the sacrifice. Only a human without sin could have done that, and that made Jesus the only one who could.
I really don’t have a lot more to say about this one because it is relatively self-evident. When you look all the way back in Exodus, the need for Jesus was already there.