Yeshua was baptized by Yochanan in order to “fulfill all righteousness”. From the very first days of His life on earth, Jesus lived in obedience to the 613 commandments of the Mosaic Law every minute, of every day. So, over the next three and a half years of His public work, the Prophet like Moses continued to do what He had always done. He lived perfectly.
Now the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a lamb for each household. Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb. Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight.’” – Exodus 12:1-6
So it was that on the 10th of Nissan, Yeshua entered the city of Jerusalem to present Himself to Jewish people everywhere as the unblemished Lamb of God. Why is this important? Because He was fulfilling “all righteousness.” He could do nothing less. To do so, would disqualify Him from being the completely sufficient, permanently atoning, sacrifice that He came to be. For four days, Yeshua was inspected over and over again, insuring that there was not one single blemish or stain on His person. Under the most intense scrutiny of both heaven and earth, He was found to be completely spotless.
Isn’t it amazing that in spite of the filthy rags of our own lives, when God looks on those of us who have believed in His only begotten Son, we too are seen as having no spot or blemish! His righteousness becomes ours at the moment of our trust and faith in Him.
Over the next few days, let’s praise God together that the perfect Passover Lamb was completely approved to finish His work on the cross two thousand years ago. While you praise Him, tell others about Him everywhere you go. Tell people about the sacrificed Lamb, who was slain on their behalf.
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