Verses 6-13 ” 6And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
8And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
10And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
11And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’s passover.
12For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
13And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”
We notice that the Passover meal was a family event. This proves that God is interested in families. He loves families, and desires that entire families would be saved. This is also seen in the “household salvation” experiences in the New Testament (See Acts 16:15: Acts 16:31; I Cor.1:16). Of course each individual in a household must have personal faith in Jesus Christ in order to be saved. “The just shall live by faith” (Rom.1:17).
The blood of the lamb on the doorposts and on the transom above the door formed a cross. This was probably no accident, because it seems to symbolize the cross of Christ. “Through faith he (Moses) kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first-born should touch them” (Heb. 11:28). Notice that the real, physical, actual, historical blood of the lamb was necessary for them to be passed over in the judgment; and the real actual historical blood of Jesus had to be shed on the cross for us to be saved (See Heb.9:22). The substitution, Jesus’ payment for our sin, is appropriated by simple, humble, obedient faith in Him.
As the church, the Body of Christ, we do not observe the ritual of the Jewish passover because Jesus brought the reality of what the passover symbolized, and that finished it. Today, He is our Passover (I Cor. 5:7-8).