Some of you LOVE to eat chocolate bunnies for Easter. I know you do! Usually, we prepare the platter of turkey for Thanksgiving, and the rack of lamb to celebrate Easter (if you’re not vegan of course). How in the world did this choice of food source get chosen for the Easter holidays and the Passover season?

I love this nest picture too. A perfect little lamb is a fitting symbol of the rebirth of spring. When a lamb is born it is such a symbol of innocence and purity. And so it must have seemed to the prophet John the Baptist when he first saw the stranger named Jesus Christ approaching him to be baptized in the Jordan River. “Look, the Lamb of God,” he exclaimed. (John 1:35)

Easter LambWhen Jesus died on the cross, they called him the Passover Lamb. According to the Jewish calendar, he died on the very same day the Israelites had always slaughtered the best lamb from their herds to prepare for the yearly Passover celebration meal. This commemorated the night they were instructed to sprinkle the lamb’s blood on their doorposts to protect them from a death plague and to escape their oppression of slavery in Egypt.

Did some of the Jewish crowd at the crucifixion see this similarity to the ancient practice when they saw his blood running down the cross? Both lambs, in the Old Testament and in the new, had to be unblemished.   

God from the heavens, backed by a consortium of angels and other powers, sent his only son down to our planet to rescue us from an evil world.

From a celestial viewpoint, wouldn’t Jesus’ crucifixion by humans seem like a precious lamb has been sacrificed? Click To Tweet

He gathered his friends for the last supper to reenact the Passover ceremony of sacrificing the lamb, but now with symbolic bread and wine. Jesus asked the disciples to eat the bread he gave them, and he called it his own flesh. Then he passed around the wine and told them to drink as though it were his own blood. What morbid requests to make to your friends!

He said to them: “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” And he took wine and said, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Excerpts from The Celestial Proposal, Chapter 7, “Levels in the Life Game,” page 77-78)

Holy Communion is a ceremony prevalent in Christian congregations around the world. But now you know the intrinsic meaning of it. You are feasting upon Him, as was the ancient custom with the original lamb. He wants it that way!

If you eat bread and sip wine at church on Easter Sunday, you are consuming the metaphysical presence of an alien Jesus! Click To Tweet

But that’s all history in the past you say? Revelation, the last book in the Bible, also speaks about “a Lamb looking as if it had been slain” but who has the authority to open the way for a utopian kingdom on earth.

“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and peoples and nation.” (Revelation 5:9)

We know what the death and resurrection of Jesus stand for in our Christian world. But what does this event look like in a far, far away celestial world?

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:11 NIV

Now all this makes awesome sense if you believe God, Jesus Christ, elders around the throne and hordes of angels are actually the “Great Ones” from somewhere in outer space trying to mentor us and to save us from self-destruction. Then his miraculous Easter resurrection shows us that even death is defeated. This celestial perspective is why people sing the song, “Worthy is the Lamb.” And the angels sing it too!

Doesn’t this grandiose panorama make the simple idea of an Easter Bunny just sound kind of ridiculous?

 

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