8. The Passover Lamb 逾越节的羔羊

1) Q. The Passover Lamb is mentioned in the Old Testament. What does it signify?
A. In the book of Exodus, God told the Israelites to prepare a lamb. This lamb was their savior. The blood of the lamb saved them from death. This lamb of the Passover signifies our Lord Jesus Christ.

2) Q. In the New Testament, what verse shows us that the Passover is Christ?
A. 1 Cor. 5:7 says, “For our Passover, Christ, also has been sacrificed.” God wants a dead lamb, not a living one. Let me tell you, a living Lord Jesus cannot save us; only a crucified Lord Jesus can save us.

3) Q. According to my understanding, the Passover lasted for a day. What happened as it approached?
A. As the Passover approached and the hours ticked away, the time came! The hour of judgment came! “At midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt. There was not a house where there was not one dead” (Exo. 12:29-30)

4) Q. I thought that it was enough to have the Passover lamb slaughtered. Why did its blood need to be sprinkled on the doorposts?
A. Unless the blood of the lamb was sprinkled upon the side posts and the upper doorpost, it could not save them from death.

5) Q. When applying the blood to the doorposts, why did the Israelites use hyssop?
A. On that night the Israelites used hyssop to dip in the blood, and strike on the upper doorpost. If you want to rely on the precious blood of the Lord Jesus, you must have your own hyssop.

6) Q. I’m sure there is some reason why hyssop was used to apply the blood. What is it?
A. According to the Scripture, hyssop is the smallest of all plants, and is despised by men. Speaking truthfully, I have never seen a proud man who can believe in the Lord Jesus.

7) Q. We are all sinners and it seems that there is no hope for us. Is this true?
A. Thank and praise God because “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” “Let him who wills take the water of life freely.” How I desire that you would just come to God with a believing heart.

8) Q. I heard of the teaching of the cross before. Why isn’t this enough?
A. You may be tired of hearing the teaching of the cross of the Lord Jesus, but you still have not mixed your faith with the Word preached to you. Salvation is not for the one who knows, but for the one who believes.

9) Q. Man in general knows that he sins. But what must sinful man do in order to be saved?
A. By seeing ourselves as sinners, and being willing to stand in the position of a sinner, we will receive the Lord Jesus as a savior.

10) Q. I realize that I am a sinner and want God to save me. How do I ask God to do this?
A. “O God, have pity on me, a sinner! I want to believe in the Lord Jesus as my personal Savior. Lord, forgive all my sins.” The Lord will save you. Only come quickly!