Without the covering of salvation in the name of Jesus, we are running naked in the night, but the call of the Father is to come home and let Him cover us. This is the reason Jesus went to face His accusers and to offer His life as a ransom for many.
the lamb was not mentioned by the Gospel writers because Jesus is “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Re 13:8). All other Passover lambs throughout the history of Israel were merely placeholders in time awaiting fulfillment in Jesus Christ. It was not the blood of lambs, rams, goats, or calves that could save. It is only the blood of Jesus Christ applied to the doorposts of our hearts that cleanses us of sin, defeats death, and gives us eternal life.
As Jesus was heading toward Jerusalem, knowing the suffering and death that was waiting for Him, the full impact of His mission was heavy on His heart, and He tried to share that with His disciples, but they weren’t hearing it. It was go-time for Jesus and the disciples, and now again in our time, I’d say it is again go-time for the disciples of Jesus. Are we ready? Will we answer the call?
I’ve found that there are times in my life when I know God is trying to teach me something, but at the time nothing makes sense to me. What I thought I knew about God does not fit within the framework of what is happening to me, in me, or around me. I examine myself, I question my motives, my thoughts, my actions, and still can’t comprehend why I’m going through a situation, or why circumstances are unfolding as they are. The truth is that sometimes our preconceived paradigms have to be shattered, or at the very least radically shifted before we are ready to hear God or to learn the lessons God is trying to teach us.