The Passover Is the Truth That Saves


The earth may seem spacious to people in the world, but it is just a tiny dot in the vast universe. The Bible tells us that this earth is like a speck of dust on the scales and a drop in a bucket to God (Isa 40:15).

God has established a covenant for us, humans, who live on this small earth. All the decrees, laws, and commandments, which have been given by God who runs the great universe, contain God’s will for us to enjoy eternal life and happiness in Heaven.

God has restored the New Covenant Passover and allows us to keep it in this age. This is also God’s special providence and blessing. As people of Zion, we should realize the will of God who loves us immensely and keep the New Covenant—the precious truth of life—and preach it.

The blessings of God’s commandments

There are rich people and poor people, healthy people and unhealthy people in the world. A variety of different people live together in the global village, and they have a limited time to stay here on earth. Everyone once born must die someday.

Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment . . . Heb 9:27

God has established His decrees and laws for human beings, so that they can go to the eternal world when their earthly lives are over. He has contained all His teachings in the Bible and has prepared the blessings of heaven for those who live according to His laws.

Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day . . . to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you. Dt 8:11–16

“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God . . . showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” Ex 20:4–6

God has given us His commands, laws, and decrees, so that in the end it may go well with us. He has promised to show love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments. This means that God will bless them forever, right?

We must fully keep all of God’s commandments, including the Sabbath and the Passover, without adding to or subtracting from them. It’s because they contain God’s promised blessings. Now, let’s see through the Bible what blessings the Passover contains.

The Passover—the covenant of life—under which disasters pass over

The Passover contains God’s promise to save us from disasters and to lead us to the eternal Kingdom of Heaven. Let’s confirm this fact through what happened during the time of Moses 3,500 years ago.

“This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover. On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.” Ex 12:11–14

The day when the tenth plague—the killing of all the firstborn in Egypt—came upon the Egyptians, the plague passed over all the Israelites who celebrated the Passover. However, every Egyptian family that did not celebrate the Passover suffered the plague. Finally, Pharaoh king of Egypt yielded to the power of God and freed all the Israelites from slavery. Witnessing this amazing work, they came to realize God and began to have faith.

The Israelites who celebrated the Passover were saved, whereas the Egyptians who did not celebrate the Passover suffered the plague. This historical event was a shadow of what would happen in this sinful world, represented as Egypt. God promised, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you.” This promise of God was not only valid in the time of Moses. In this age, too, we can be protected by God when we keep the Passover. Through the historical event that took place 3,500 years ago, God has previously shown us that those who keep His decrees, laws, and regulations will escape disasters and go to Heaven—the heavenly Canaan, being freed from this sinful world.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” . . . A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the Lord, who is my refuge—then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. Ps 91:1–10

“No disaster will come near you.” This promise of God is contained in the Passover. God has promised that no disaster will come upon those who keep the Passover, while a thousand may fall at their side, ten thousand at their right hand. We are so happy and grateful that we live in the promise of God.

God never breaks His covenant with humanity. Sadly enough, however, many people today forsake God’s covenant and refuse to keep the Passover, because they do not have right faith. There are very few people who obey God’s word. So, Jesus taught, “Enter through the narrow gate” (Mt 7:13–14). We must not blindly follow the broad path just because many people walk on it, but examine what path God leads us on and follow that path.

The sign of redemption and the seal of God

At the time of the Exodus, the blood of the Passover lamb, which the Israelites put on the sides and tops of the doorframes of their houses, became a sign for them so that the plague would pass over them. In the last days, too, God has put a sign on the foreheads of those who celebrate the Passover, so that disasters will pass over them. This sign is referred to as a “mark” in the book of Ezekiel and as a “seal” in the book of Revelation.

. . . Then the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.” As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion. Slaughter old men, young men and maidens, women and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were in front of the temple. Eze 9:3–6

The prophecy of Ezekiel shows that when God brings disaster on all humanity, it will pass over God’s people who have the mark of God. “Do not touch anyone who has the mark.” This command of God is the same as the one He gave to the destroying angel at the time of the Exodus; God told the angel not to come near the Israelites who celebrated the Passover. The same command appears in the book of Revelation, too.

After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Rev 7:1–3

In Bible prophecy, wind represents war (Jeremiah 25; Daniel 7). The four winds here are the winds blowing from all directions, which represent a world war. Before this disaster comes, God puts His seal on the foreheads of His children. God commands the destroying angels not to harm the land or the sea or the trees—not to bring disaster but suspend it—until His people are sealed, and to destroy everyone except those who are sealed when the sealing work is finished.

The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss . . . They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Rev 9:1–4

“Put the seal of God on their foreheads,” “Have the mark of God on their foreheads,” and “The blood of the Passover lamb becomes a sign.” All these are God’s preventative measures against disasters. God has commanded the destroying angels not to harm those who have His seal on their foreheads when the last disaster comes, as He did when the last plague came upon Egypt. God is still putting His seal on the foreheads of His people through the Passover.

Christ, the Passover lamb

The Passover is the truth that God, who sees the end from the beginning, has restored for the salvation of humanity in the last days. Let’s find out what principle works when we celebrate the Passover so that we can be saved from disasters.

Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Co 5:7

The Passover lamb represents Christ. The plague passed over the houses that had the blood of the Passover lamb on their doorposts at the time of the Exodus. Likewise, those who had the blood of Christ, the reality of the Passover lamb, could be saved from disasters in New Testament times. So, Jesus had the Apostles Peter and John prepare the Passover, and He celebrated it with His disciples.

Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” . . . They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer . . .” And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” Lk 22:7–15, 19–20

3,500 years ago, God told the Israelites to slaughter their lambs and put some of the blood on the sides and tops of the doorframes of their houses. Now, however, God has sealed us with the flesh and blood of Christ, the Passover lamb. Everything Jesus did is an example for us to follow, so that we can be saved.

“I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” Jn 13:15

The New Covenant Passover is the truth of life that Jesus established for humankind. When we celebrate the Passover according to the example of Jesus, we eat the Passover bread representing Jesus’ holy body and drink the Passover wine representing His precious blood. So, God dwells in us, and consequently we are marked with the seal of redemption on our foreheads. As God’s children who have received the flesh and blood of God, we can also have eternal life and the right to enter Heaven (Jn 6:53–57). The Passover is the truth that protects us from disasters, opens the way to the eternal blessings of Heaven, and saves humanity.

The New Covenant must be preached until Jesus comes

Jesus celebrated the Passover, and His disciples, including the Apostles Peter and John, also celebrated the Passover. Until A.D. 100 when the disciples who had been taught directly by Jesus were still alive, the Passover was celebrated by all the believers of the early Church, as recorded in the Bible and church history books. However, the light of truth gradually became dim and the Passover was abolished at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325. The law of God was destroyed by people.

Is it right that people arbitrarily refuse to keep the truth God has established? Who commanded us to keep it, and who carried out the command? The Passover is a feast that Jesus eagerly desired to celebrate, and a law that the apostles who were taught by Jesus celebrated and preached. The Apostle Paul emphasized that the Passover is the truth which must never be lost.

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1 Co 11:23–26

The phrase, “Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup,” means that we must celebrate the Passover every year and continue to preach it. So, God has come to this earth a second time and restored the truth of the Passover. The reason God has given us the Passover in this age is to save us. Nevertheless, many churches today do not keep the Passover, saying that just believing is enough to be saved. Those who believe must put their faith into action.

God’s covenant always brings forth blessings—eternal blessings, not temporary ones. I earnestly ask you, our members of Zion, to pray more eagerly for the blessings of the everlasting world, looking forward to eternal things, and to preach the truth of the New Covenant Passover, which God has given us humans to grant us His promised blessings and to save us, to even more people including your family, neighbors, and relatives, as soon as possible, so that all people can participate together in the Holy Supper of the Passover to have life and be saved.