MATTHEW 28:13

Verse 13 “Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.”

The enemies of God have been lying about the Resurrection of Christ ever since He arose from the dead. They are still telling this same lie i.e., that His body was stolen while the guards slept. If God’s enemies are not telling that lie, they are telling another one i.e., “He was never really dead. He only fainted on the cross then revived in the tomb and walked away;” or “He did not arise from the dead, but the eye witnesses were all just imagining that they saw Him alive;” or “The disciples of Jesus all lied about His resurrection.” Some people will believe any false theory, no matter how preposterous it might be, rather than believe the truth that He was dead but is now alive. Why is that? It is because they have an antipathy to the facts that men are lost sinners and condemned and they must believe in a resurrected Christ or go to hell forever. But there is a wonderful alternative. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Rom. 10:9-10).

EXODUS 38:9-20

Verses 9-20 “9And he made the court: on the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, an hundred cubits:
10Their pillars were twenty, and their brasen sockets twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.
11And for the north side the hangings were an hundred cubits, their pillars were twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
12And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
13And for the east side eastward fifty cubits.
14The hangings of the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
15And for the other side of the court gate, on this hand and that hand, were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
16All the hangings of the court round about were of fine twined linen.
17And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.
18And the hanging for the gate of the court was needlework, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court.
19And their pillars were four, and their sockets of brass four; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters and their fillets of silver.
20And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.”

The court of the tabernacle was large enough for all who would come at one time. There is room enough in Christ for all who will come to Him. As the hymn says, “There is room at the cross for you. Though millions have come there is still room for one. Yes, there is room at the cross for you.” Jesus said, “Whosoever believeth in me shall never die” (John 11:26).

EXODUS 12:6-13

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).