This is another blog that came from the Passover Seder. During the Seder, I talked about the blood being placed on the doorpost and this caused the Death Angel to pass over that house. Thus, we get the whole feast named Passover from what the Death Angel did. However, what I was asked to write down in a blog are the points I made about the door in the Passover, because many people had never heard this before.
What is missed many times is the foreshadowing of Jesus or in big fancy seminary words “a type of Christ.” Let’s look closer at the blood on the door by taking a closer look at Exodus 12:22.
22And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
The Hebrew word “sap” translated “bason” here has two meanings in Hebrew. It can mean like a modern day basin or sink, something used to hold liquid. The other meaning is a ditch dug just out side the front door to avoid flooding the house. We no longer do this in modern times so this idea has been lost. Now see how this new meaning of basin brings this alive. The Hebrews then would have killed the Passover lamb right at their front doors, so the blood would go in the basin not like a modern basin. Then look at what the verse says, “take the hyssop and dip it in the blood” (that is at the foot of the door) “and strike the lintel” (or the top of the doorframe). This would take a straight up vertical movement. Then they were to take the hyssop with the blood and strike the two side posts of the door. This would have been accomplished by making a horizontal motion across the doorframe thus, making a cross motion across the door very much as our Catholic friends do after a prayer. Therefore, God had the Hebrews foreshadowing the cross in the placing of the blood on the doorframe.
Also notice the areas the blood is placed. The top of the doorframe - Jesus had blood on his head from the crown of thorns. The sides of the doorframe - Jesus would have had blood from his hands from where the nails were placed on the crossbeam of the cross. In addition, blood at the foot of the door - just as Jesus’ feet were nailed to the vertical part of the cross. Therefore, the places where God told the Hebrews to place the blood also foreshadowed where the blood would be on the cross. This just blows me away. We always talk about how the Passover lamb is a representation of Jesus, but the detail into which God went is just mind blowing.
I will let these ideas sink in a week because I have more interesting things about Christ being the door to share with you.