And this shall be unto you for a memorial
To be remembered, and that very deservedly, for the destruction of the firstborn of the Egyptians, and for the deliverance of the children of Israel out of Egypt, and as memorable a day it is, and much more so, for the redemption of the spiritual Israel by the Messiah; for it was on this selfsame day that he suffered for the redemption and salvation of his people: the Jews not only having a saying,
``that in the month Nisan they were redeemed, and in the month Nisan they will be redeemed F7''but they expressly say,
``on the same day, the fifteenth of Nisan, Israel is to be redeemed, in the days of the Messiah, as they were redeemed on that day, as it is said, according to the days ( Micah 7:15 ) F8:''and you shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations;
as the fifteenth day was properly the Chagigah; or festival day, when they made a feast both of the flock and of the herd, of both sheep and oxen, ( Deuteronomy 16:2 )
you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever;
unto the end of the Jewish economy and church state, until the Messiah come, the true passover, and be sacrificed for us.
F7 Roshhashanah, fol. 11. 1. 2.
F8 Cabalistae apud Fagium in loc.