The Passover Lamb

The Jewish holiday of Passover is among the most prized of the Jewish people. It is not only a reminder of God’s trustworthiness, but it also leads to God’s Lamb, the Messiah, who was the last sacrifice for sin. God instructed the Israelites to maintain the Passover Feast from down the generations for this reason.

Passover teaches us of the Lord’s fidelity to His Words year after year. God told Abraham that he’d father many nations and that his posterity would have eternal ownership of Israel. Years later, however, the Lord’s people discovered themselves captives in Egypt. It’s reasonable that they doubted God’s fidelity after the pledge of a country appeared to be violated.

God, on the other hand, proved His faithfulness by raising up Moses, to shepherd His people to freedom. God brought ten plagues to Pharaoh when he declined to let the people depart. The tenth of which was the loss of all first-born sons. Although the epidemic would have affected everyone, God made a way for Israel to be rescued. The angel of death “passed over” all who put the blood of an unspotted lamb on the door posts and lintels of their homes, sparing the lives of their sons. It forced Pharaoh to release the Israelites after his firstborn son died, and God liberated them with a great, outstretched arm.

Passover is significant because it foreshadows an even bigger event than the story in the Old Testament: the death of Yeshua the Messiah, the final Passover Lamb, who redeemed us from sin. “The Messiah, our Passover, has likewise been sacrificed,” Paul wrote to the disciples in 1 Corinthians 5:7. On Passover, Yeshua fulfilled the sacrificial system’s obligations by laying down his life. All the Pesach lambs pointed to him as the ultimate immaculate Lamb.

The Pesach lamb was spotless, and Yeshua was sinless as well. Our sins were placed on Yeshua in the same way as the high priest put a Jewish person’s sins onto a blameless lamb as an atonement sacrifice—both situations of the blameless dying for the wicked. Those who apply Yeshua’s blood to the “doorposts” and “lintels” of their temples will be protected from spiritual death, just as they were saved from death by applying the Pesach lamb’s blood to their homes. If we further understand the first part of Paul’s teaching in 1 Corinthians 5:7, “Purge out the old leaven, so that you may be a brand-new lump, as you are unleavened.” As a result, Passover reminds us of God’s steadfastness in not only freeing His chosen from slavery in Egypt, but also in freeing us all from our sin via the sacrifice of the True Lamb, Jesus the Christ.

With the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, this time of year is of importance to us all. It reminds us of the ultimate sacrifice for sin, Jesus Christ. It is also the beginning to our understanding of the way, the truth, and the life. As Jesus rose on the third day, we also have the same access to the Father by His Spirit. If only, we allow all of the teachings of the Messiah to have a place within our heart. Life comes by every word of God and not only by bread or morsels (Matthew 4:4).

Preach The Good News Of The Gospel

Consider spreading the good news. On a Sunday morning, it’s simple to imagine a pastor preaching the God’s word to the congregation. However, we are all called to preach the good news of God in Christ through our baptismal covenant. Not only the pastor, but all of us. And not just once or twice a year. Even as the disciples did in the scripture, we are expected to announce the wonderful news day after day, without pausing.

What does it take to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ as God’s good news? Christians have stories to share as the Church, both collectively and individually. Through the saving deeds of Jesus Christ, we do have stories about God’s presence in our lives. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection are more than just a Bible story. It’s rather the narrative of our existence and what gives us life. We just share how God works in our lives with others. We tell the story that helps to shape our own.

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. – 2 Timothy 4.

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What Does The Bible Say About Fasting?

Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

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Father, Son, And The Holy Ghost

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. – 1 John 5:4-10.

The Bible tells us that whosoever is born of GOD, his seed remaineth in him. What could this possibly mean?

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Walk In The Spirit

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.