The Lamb

When Moses told Pharaoh that GOD wanted him to release the Hebrew slaves, pharaoh refused. The last plague that struck Egypt as punishment for Pharaoh's stubborn refusal was by far the most brutal. The first born son of each household was killed from the Pharaoh's son down to the lowest slave.

Except for the Hebrew slave families.

Moses told the Hebrews to take a one year old male lamb and to sacrifice it. Roast with fire and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herb. Take blood from the lamb and paint the door frame to the home with it. Any uneaten portion of the lamb should also be burned.

"The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt."

The plague was death and it bypassed those under the blood of the lamb. It became regular celebration for the Jews.

It was also the precursor to Jesus, the innocent whose blood redeems the sins of those who would accept him in themselves. There is much more allegory to the message yet many refuse to accept it.

Exodus chapters 9-12.