Selection and Inspection of The Lamb
Although it may seem insignificant, the selection of the Passover Lamb is loaded with symbolism about Yeshua's (Jesus) first mission on earth.
Exodus 12:3 (ISR)
“Speak to all the congregation of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘On the tenth day of this month each one of them is to take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.
This event every year was a prophetic picture of Yesua's sacrifice for our sins.
John 1:29 (ISR)
On the next day Yoḥanan saw יהושע coming toward him, and said, “See, the Lamb of Elohim who takes away the sin of the world!
John the Baptist, who was of the priestly line, pointed out Yeshua as the Lamb. This was a true priest of YHVH performing his duty of pointing to the Messiah.
Yeshua also revealed himself in the procession into Jerusalem.
Matthew 21:7-9 (ISR)
they brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their garments on them, and He sat on them. And most of the crowd spread their garments on the way, while others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the way. And the crowds who went before and those who followed cried out, saying, “Hoshia-na to the Son of Dawiḏ! Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה! Hoshia-na in the highest!”
After the selection of the lamb, there was a 4 day inspection process to see if it was faultless. Jesus went through an inspection for 4 days before his death.
Matthew 21:23-22:46 chronicles the questioning Yeshua (Jesus) experienced with the religious leaders of the day. Also the Gospels also tell about His trial. Later, Pilate declares Him to be without fault.
Luke 23:22 (ISR)
And he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason for death in Him. Having disciplined Him then, I shall release Him.”
Everything in what we call the "New Testament" shows how the "Old" pointed to our redemption. So, take a look at this rarely studied event and gain a better understanding of the ways of YHVH.