Passover vs. Communion

Let’s begin by first understanding this: the Passover was for the people of the old creation, whereas the Communion is for those who are made new in Christ Jesus.

What does this mean? The Passover was the covenant between God and His people. No one in the Old Testament has experienced the new birth because Christ had not come yet. Communion offers us a seat at the table through the new covenant made between God the Father and His Son, Jesus.

Passover Was an Exit and an Entrance 

For 433 years, the Israelites were under bondage, slavery, and dominion of the Egyptians and lived an oppressed life.

God told Moses to order the Israelite families to sacrifice a lamb and put the blood on their doorposts. Because of this, the act allowed the Israelites to escape the bondage of Egypt which became the entrance into a whole new way of life – and that is a covenant relationship with God. 

However, the old covenant was grounded in the law. It was based on what they did or didn’t do, or their obedience or disobedience. This was made perfectly clear when Moses presented the Ten Commandments (read Deuteronomy 6:6-21) to the people.

Communion Is Also an Exit and an Entrance 

In contrast, Communion is for the new creation. It is for those who are made new through the shedding of Christ’s blood. 

When we approach God, we can come boldly because we come not for our name but in the Name of Jesus. We can come to God worthy because the Father sees the Son in us and that was made possible through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

The Communion is the exit of our old self and an entrance of deliverance from bondage, sickness, sin, and of anything that Satan has put on us illegally. 

A Seat at the Table

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;”2 Corinthians 5:17

The Passover is the building blocks and foundation in grasping the understanding of the Lord’s table. So when we come to the table of the Lord, we have already been born again. And even though the new covenant was made between God the Father and His Son Jesus, we still experience the same benefits because we are made new in creation through the Name of Jesus.

Salvation is not what you do, it is what God has done for you through His Son. The Communion at the Lord’s table is a process of becoming a new creature in Christ Jesus.

Promises That God Made for The New Covenant 

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12

Faith and patience go hand-in-hand. We cannot receive the promises set for us outside of faith and patience, and faith is understanding what those promises are.

Blessings manifest in our lives when we understand and have the attitude in knowing what we can experience by being part of the new creation. Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

The only thing that works to receive a manifestation of God’s promise and what He has done in our lives, even though it’s already done in the spiritual realm, is FAITH. That is because faith is the economy of the Kingdom of God.

When we start expecting, we will start receiving miracles. Have faith.