I am doing the Donkey dance now. Great answer !!!!You asked why can’t God forgive without a sacrifice? The answer is, God does forgive without anyone making a sacrifice, because it is God that makes the sacrifice. God doesn’t require a sacrifice from you that will take away sin. The Passover Lamb is a picture of the sacrifice that God provides.
God gave you a picture of this sacrifice in the Passover.
The Passover is a time of celebration, a feast unto the Lord, because there is salvation. Any Jew who did not partake of it would bear his sin. The Lamb of God came to bear our sins. Numbers 9:13 But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin. Notice that it says offering of the Lord
The unleavened bread is a picture of the cleansing of Jesus Christ through our eating of his body, which is the Lamb that was to be completely eaten.
Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. This was the Passover celebration that Jesus partook of with his disciples. “The Last Supper” Mark 14:22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. 1Corinthians 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Jesus Christ is that lamb that had to be completely eaten. Many of his disciples did not understand this, for they thought it was a hard saying.
This is a picture of the day of the Lord when he shall come for his people, and they are to be without sin. And they will be if they have partaken of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
John 1:29 And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's passover.
Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.