There are many elements to this special week, and I will only be able to touch on a few. But I think one of the most misunderstood ones is the meaning of the word "Passover." In Hebrew, the word "Pesach" means "exemption." And in the book of Exodus, it refers to the Passover sacrifice = the spotless, unblemished lamb.
Exodus 12:11 = This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; IT is the LORD's Passover.
Exodus 12:21 = Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb.
We usually think the word Passover comes from the angel passing over the homes of the Israelites. But Exodus 12:27 says, "then tell them, 'It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.' " Then the people bowed down and worshiped."
The Passover refers to the sacrifice, the spotless lamb who's blood was shed to save the lives of God's people. The lamb provided the exemption for God's people from death. That is why Jesus was called the Passover lamb. He was sinless, spotless, unblemished, and He paid the sacrifice for all God's people.
It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love. John 13:1