Day Twenty-Five, Exodus 12-13
Earlier I talked about what a pivotal time this is in the history of the Israelites, with God performing his signs and wonders with an outstetched arm. Now He's about to bring upon Egypt the worst plague of all, which will lead to the deliverance of the Israelites. The foreshadowing here of what is to come is incredible.
God instructs the Israelites to place the blood of a young lamb on the doorframes of their homes. They are to prepare a meal of roasted lamb, bread without yeast, and bitter herbs. They are to eat it quickly, standing and ready to leave Egypt. God says he will send his angel among Egypt to kill the firstborn in every household. But the angel will pass over every household that has the blood on the doorpost. Thus, the Israelites were saved from death by the blood of the lamb. The meal they were instructed to eat was to become the Passover feast, celebrated to the Lord every year, in order to remember what the Lord had done for them.
Likewise, we as Christians are saved from death by the blood of the Lamb. And it was that very Passover meal that the Lamb was eating when He said, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me," and, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you."