Numbers 9:6-10 "Now there were certain men who were defiled by a human corpse, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day; and they came before Moses and Aaron that day. 7) And those men said to him, "We became defiled by a human corpse. Why are we kept from presenting the offering of the LORD at its appointed time among the children of Israel?" 8) And Moses said to them, "Stand still, that I may hear what the LORD will command concerning you." 9) Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 10) "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'If anyone of you or your posterity is unclean because of a corpse, or is far away on a journey, he may still keep the LORD's Passover."
This is a picture of “who” can come to Jesus for forgiveness and have death “Passover” them because of His blood. Those who were defiled and unclean didn’t need to clean themselves up or wait till they were good enough; they were free to come and receive of the Passover. Verse 10 says that even those that are “far away” can keep the Passover. Everyone who is unclean or far from the Lord can come to Him: whoever will call upon the Lord shall be saved.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan