The Passover

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When we study the scriptures we find a principle of teaching and its teaching through metaphor or similitude’s through types and lessons. The Israel of old is the biggest play of redemption. How many years has it taken for God to show us these things? Even when Jesus spoke he spoke in parables and allegories and these ways of teaching so we could take it up not through long big words but through simple lessons. It didn’t matter what country you came from, these parables everyone could relate to. This is how the bible teaches. Through metaphor, symbolism and through parables. This is exactly what the Israel of old has been. That which has been shall be, and that which has been shall be done. There is no new thing under the sun. It’s already been done and thought of, you are not original. The history of Israel can be applied in different ways. You can apply it from the time that sin entered the world or from the time that Jesus set free the people of the physical bondage of this earth. We can also draw parallel with the Christian era also as being this type.

We can also draw the parallel of your personal life from when you are born to when you are glorified and sanctified that Israel journeyed the path of a Christian life.  As we go through these you can apply these directly to your personal life.  Jesus was wondering, how I shall compare this generation? He said it is like in the market place when the pipers piped but they did not dance and when the mourners mourn but they did not lament. This is what people are like today where you can bring out God’s word and the joys of God’s word and still people don’t respond. You can also bring out the woes of sin and people still don’t respond.  The challenge is that when we go through this on a personal basis when we pipe the pipe of glories of what Jesus and when we have mourned the woes of sin that you will both pipe and lament.

God’s word calls for reaction. God’s word presents a need of something to be done in a person but in the generation of Jesus and today people hear and do nothing about it. This is the challenge that you will hear and that you will graciously live it.

Egypt Represents this Sinful World

Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies [shall lie] in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Geographically our Lord was crucified at Jerusalem. Here the bible is drawing a spiritual comparison that Jesus was killed in Egypt. Our Lord was crucified in Egypt spiritually speaking. Compare this scripture with the following.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you.

15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

What persecuted Jesus Christ? The world has persecuted me. Here is the comparison that Egypt represents the world. I want to set this at the beginning. Egypt represents this sinful world and the people in it.

The History

Israel came into bondage in an unusual way. They weren’t captured as a nation and brought into Egypt. They came into Egypt from their own accord. The fathers of the children of Israel came into Egypt of their own accord. They were not in bondage.

Exodus 1:7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

1:8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

1:9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel [are] more and mightier than we:

1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and [so] get them up out of the land.

There was an increasing of prosperity in Egypt. In this prosperity the king thought these people can destroy us. So he dealt wisely and cunningly to deal with these people in bondage.

Exodus 1:11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

1:13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:

1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, [was] with rigour.

They put Israel to task. These poor Israelites worked in the brick kilns, fields and cities. The Egyptian ruins today were probably built by the Israelites, these hard workers.  They building up Egypt and Pharoah dealt subtly with them so they would build up his own kingdom.  Even with their work was so hard they still multiplied. Pharoah came up with another plan, we are going to destroy their firstborn and put them in the river.

Exodus 1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

They wanted to destroy the strength of the family which is the firstborn male.  Pharaoh wanted to destroy their firstborn to keep their numbers down.

Exodus 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

2:25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto [them].

Moses

These poor Israelites had lost their children. They were working long days with whips lashed across their back in the heat of Egypt. After the process of time there came this cry unto God. Do you know what God did?  God heard their cry and he sent them a man. This man’s name his name was Moses. Moses came;

Exodus 5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who [is] the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

5:3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

5:4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens.

5:5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now [are] many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.

5:6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

5:7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.

5:8 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish [ought] thereof: for they [be] idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go [and] sacrifice to our God.

Moses came in and made things worse.  People went up to Moses and told him to go away.  They had to make perhaps a thousand bricks in a day and now they weren’t allowed to have the straw given but had to collect it themselves. If they didn’t they were beaten and they still had to make 1000 bricks a day. This affect really made their bondage hard. Moses comes to free the people through the voice of God and we know about the ten plagues. If Israel worked well do you think their task master would have said you have worked well you can go for a three day holiday now? Do you think if they made extra bricks they would have been given time off? No, these task masters made them keep up their top limit.

The Passover

The works of the Israelites would not bring them out of Egypt. No matter how hard they worked it would not release them from Egypt.  Aarons rod that turned into a serpent, did that save them? Did the frog of Egypt save them from their bondage? What about the lice? Did it save them? Did the flies save them? Did the hail stones save them? Did the angel of death save them from their bondage? The allegory says only the blood of the lamb would bring you out of Egypt. These pestilences annoyed the Egyptians but it didn’t bring them out. It is only the blood of the lamb that releases out of bondage.

Exodus 12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

12:2 This month [shall be] unto you the beginning of months: it [shall be] the first month of the year to you.

12:3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth [day] of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of [their] fathers, a lamb for an house:

12:4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take [it] according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.

12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take [it] out from the sheep, or from the goats:

12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike [it] on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; [and] with bitter [herbs] they shall eat it.

12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast [with] fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

12:10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

12:11 And thus shall ye eat it; [with] your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it [is] the LORD’S passover.

It is the Lord’s passover. The angel was coming to destroy the firstborn of the Egyptians. The Egyptians had slain the firstborn of the Israelites and now God is recompensing. Israel could have been punished again but they needed this passover feast.

Take a Lamb

Oh poor sheep. What have we done to the sheep race since the earth began? Think about these animals. We have killed them for their food. Sheep are harmless and innocent and we humans have really given this sheepish race a hard time.  In fact the first animal to die what was it? A lamb. Today are lambs still dying? Yes more than ever before. There are many sheep in New Zealand and they consume the most sheep in the whole world.

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Holy and harmless. This was the animal that was to be taken. This harmless animal that couldn’t hurt anyone was to be taken. This lamb is to have its blood drained for our salvation. Its flesh is to be eaten for our life. It is still for our clothing. This is a fitting picture of Jesus Christ who has bled for us. He has had every discomfort for your clothing, sustenance and redemption from Egypt. The lamb conveys a person who is a suffering, the patient Messiah. The description of Jesus Christ

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

53:5 But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

This is Jesus Christ, a lamb.  The poor sheep, they have their own wool, they are warm, and no they must lose it for the sake of humans.  They have their own life, but no, their life must be taken for humans.  So it is that Jesus Christ spilt his blood for humans.  Take a lamb of ht first year, the time when the lamb is the strongest is in its first year.  When it is one year old, that lamb is very strong.  So Jesus Christ offered himself at the age of 33, at an age where he was strong.  He didn’t offer himself at the end of hi s life when he had already enjoyed himself.  It was in his prime, in his strength when he died and allot of things could have happened for him.  Jesus died before the thieves on the cross what did Pilate say?  He marveled.  He was dead already.

Five Days before the Passover

Although he was marred more than any man, he was the strongest.  So Israel was to take a lamb of the first year but on the tenth day they had to take it in their home. They had to separate it until the fourteenth day.  How many days is that?  Five days.  They were to take the lamb and bring it into their home.  There are three lessons we can learn from this.

  1. When you bring the lamb into your home, you have to make sure it is without blemish.  When it in your home, you can determine if it is without blemish as sometimes the first look may be deceiving.  They had to examine this lamb.  As they had it in their home, they could look at it and keep studying it and make sure this lamb was the one.
  2. This lamb in their home would have been bleating.  It had been pulled out from the rest.  While you are in the home you have this bleating lamb and you would be thinking oh, the Passover is coming.  You couldn’t forget it.  All night long this lamb was bleating so that you would know day and night what was happening.  It would bring into remembrance the Passover for fives.
  3. You could befriend this lamb.  Can you imagine the firstborn of the family how much he would have liked this lamb as this lambs blood was going to save the firstborn’s life.  This lamb would have been this boy’s best friend because in five days that boy could be dead.  The boy would have went there and fed the lamb.  He would have patted the lamb and really enjoyed it.  The mother would have enjoyed it as there is nothing like the love of a mother to her firstborn son.  Also the love of the father.  What love does a father have to his firstborn also?  The father would have loved the lamb.  This lamb was their salvation.

This lamb was their redemption.  This friendship was to take place over five days.  I can imagine in the time they would have gotten their lamb and the neighbours would have said can I look at your lamb?  These lambs were so precious and they would have really enjoyed the lambs.  There would have been an interrelationship of this lamb.  It would have been the centre of attention and interaction. This Passover lamb was come in so they could have redemption.  Redemption didn’t come from the flies, it came from this lamb, a bleating lamb, their little friend who they inspected that was without blemish, a beautiful lamb, five days before the Passover.

John 12:1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

How many days?  Six.  If the day before was the sixth what was the next day?  The fifth.

John 12:12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed [is] the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

The Bleating of Jesus

What happened five days before the Passover?  Jesus the lamb was brought into the house and there was a hooray we have brought it in.  Five days before the Passover and there they received him like they would have received that lamb with joy. The Pharisees were looking on and said;

John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? Behold, the world is gone after him.

The world has gone after Jesus.  This lamb.  These five days before this lamb, there are lessons we can learn.  The bleating of the lamb brought into remembrance the things that were there for their salvation.  This bleating lamb day and night they would have remembered the Passover, we are coming out of Egypt everything pertaining to their salvation. The bible talks more of these last five days of Jesus life than any other period of his life.  We are reading in the twelfth chapter of John.  How many chapters are in the book of John?  20?  And we are in the last five days of his life in chapter 12.  Until chapter 20 they are the five days.  This is recorded so we can hear the bleating of Jesus, what Jesus wants to put into remembrance. What did he do during these days?  He cleansed the temple.  This lamb wasn’t a dirty lamb, it was a clean lamb.  He came to clean the house of God.  He healed at the temple.  It was in these five days that he cursed the fig tree that had no fruit.  So it would have been with the lamb bleating.  If people never had a heart of this lamb, it would have been a rebuke to them.  He also cursed the fig tree.  He also told the parable of the king’s son and the wedding, being ready.  Jesus also taught about the great commandment of love.  This is what the lamb was bleating about.

They were to study this lamb and inspect the Lamb of God.  He also separated the sheep from the goats in the last five days.  The goats on his left hand and the sheep on his right.  It was in these five days that he spoke about the ten virgins sleeping.  The Passover wasn’t a time for sleeping it was the night they had to stay up.  We hear the bleating of Jesus saying no, some of them were sleeping. They were to go out in haste with their shoes on with their lamps trimmed and burning.  It was in these last five days that Jesus rebukes the leaven of the Pharisees as the feast was to be taken with unleavened bread.  So it was that Jesus rebuked the leaven of the Pharisees which was hypocrisy.  This is the bleating of Jesus during those last five days.

Examine the Lamb

Did you know how many people want to Jesus sin the last five days?

  • Did the Pharisees go and ask Jesus questions during these last five days?  They certainly did.
  • What about the Herodians?  They came to him about paying tax.  It was in these last days that the Herodians came to question him and said how do you stand on the tax matter?  What answer did Jesus give?  Was it a right answer?  Indeed it was. They couldn’t answer him back.
  • It was in these five days that the lawyer came to Jesus and asked which the greatest commandment is.  Did Jesus answer the lawyer correctly?  Oh yes.
  • The Sadducees came to ask Jesus about the resurrection of the dead.  Did Jesus answer them correct?  Yes he did.
  • It was in these days that the Greeks came from afar and said we would see Jesus.  We want to see the lamb too.  We have heard about this lamb and we want to come and look at it.
  • Rome, the ruling force of this world examined this lamb and said I find no fault with him.
  • The Roman officers said never a man spake like this man.  Jesus was examined by the common people.  Jesus was examined by the Sadducees, Pharisees the Greeks and the Romans and there was no fault with him.

A lamb without blemish.  Jesus is the only lamb, the only one that has been examined by the whole world and they cannot find a fault with him.  All this happened in these five days.  Unfortunately not all of them befriended the lamb because if this lamb is not your friend, what is the life of the lamb?  It is just as all the others in the fold.  But this lamb is to come into your home and heart and be your friend and to be the centre of your life.  Do you ever look at the cross of Jesus Christ and think yes he died for everybody?  Yes everyone knows that Jesus died.  If that’s all you look at then he is not your friend.  If your friend was hanging on the cross you would speak much differently.  If you befriended this lamb and he became the centre of your life and then he was to be killed at your own hand oh what a time.  The firstborn son he would have loved this lamb and he would have went with his father to see his father slay it. Oh those firstborn sons would have wept because this lamb was their life.

They would have wept and so it is easy for us to say yes Jesus is without spot he is a lamb without blemish.  There is no fault in him Pilate said and the Pharisees said it that no man spake like this man.  The Sadducees, Herodians and Pharisees couldn’t get him because he was without blemish but they did not befriend the lamb.  They heard his bleating.  They knew he was without spot but it was the Passover but they didn’t befriend this lamb.  This is the challenge to befriend Jesus Christ.  If you find the cross of Christ a little dry make him your friend then look at the cross.  Make him your best friend and then look at the cross.  How do I befriend him?  Do you know what the bible says about having friends?  He that would have friends must show himself friendly.  Be a friend to Jesus.  He has befriended you.  You must befriend him because friendship is always a two way street.  He said that I was killed in the house of my friends.  He said that but most of the people in the house didn’t befriend him back. If you want to befriend Jesus Christ be friendly to him.  Talk with him, pray to him, and study his life.  Get to know him.  Even if you don’t’ see him on the cross yet, give it five days and then look at the cross and it will change your life.  If the cross doesn’t change your life you haven’t realised his friendship to you.  It says that he that loveth the pure heart for the grace of his lips, the king shall be his friend.

Proverbs 22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips the king [shall be] his friend.

Do you want a pure heart?  Do you want to be pure through and through like this lamb that was without spot?  You ought to be washed in the blood of the lamb, to be wiped.  If that is your desire then you are on the road to a friendship with Jesus Christ because the king will make you his friend.  Does not everyone want to be the friend of the king?  Everyone wants to be the friend of the king.  Jesus is offering his friendship and there are a number of lessons we can learn from friend and there is no closer friendship than husband and wife really.  So his church is to be truly his friend.

Song of Solomon 5:16 His mouth [is] most sweet: yea, he [is] altogether lovely. This [is] my beloved, and this [is] my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

This is a declaration of the bride of the king, the lamb’s wife. Oh that husbands and wives would be friends and then there would be love. The greatest love stories in the bible are between a man and a man and a woman and a woman.  Jonathan and David and Ruth and Naomi.  Oh they loved each other because of the friendship.  This is friendship love that the bible speaks about, the greatest love stories ever recorded in the bible.  So the friendship of Jesus Christ is to be the pre-eminence of your life.

The Friend of Sinners

You might say well why would the king want to come to be friends with me?  Jesus is the friend of publicans and sinners.  If you were a sinner, then you were Jesus friend.  If you are self righteous, perhaps he is not your friend.  The bible says friendship with the world is enmity with God.  He that is a friend of the world is an enemy of God.  You want to befriend Jesus Christ? Get rid of the world and he will be your friend.  The world Egypt killed him.  He died in Egypt.  Don’t love Egypt, love the lamb because he will take you out.  They had to shed his blood, they had to roast him, this lamb and they weren’t allowed to break any bones.  Now this roasting talks about the length of death.  When you roast something it takes some time.  The death is a prolonged death, it sheds blood and no bones are broken.  How many types of death can occur that?  If you hang someone it can be a little bit lengthy but did they bleed?  No.  If you spear somebody, they may bleed, they may not break a bone but they will die very quickly.  If you stone somebody they may take some time to die, they may bleed but they will break some bones.   The crucifixion of Jesus Christ answered every point of Jesus death.  It took a long time.  They shed his blood but they didn’t break his bones.

John 19:32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.

19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

The lack of breaking of the bone was to fulfil the scriptures.  These three aspects of the death of Jesus should make him palatable to you and me;

  1. You should roast this lamb and you should not do it with water or raw but you should do it and then eat it.  The way Jesus dies makes him palatable for you and me.  In three ways it makes him palatable.  One that Jesus Christ gives his blood, his life the life is in the blood for our sins.  The blood must be shed when he dies.
  2. The second is that the length of suffering makes him able to succour those who are also suffering.  When you go through the fire of affliction, be sure that the lamb also went through the fire of affliction.  He can know how you feel.  He didn’t die instantly he suffered.  He suffered not just on the cross but he suffered being tempted the scriptures say.  When you and I are tempted we have someone a lamb that knows how we feel and that makes him palatable for us.
  3. The third is that he fulfils scripture.  Jesus Christ fulfils the word of his father in heaven.  Jesus was obedient even to the death of the cross.  He asked the father and he did not his own will but the will of his father and this makes Jesus palatable for us.  Only the crucifixion and the sufferings of Jesus life can make himself palatable for us to consume.

We are to befriend Jesus.  We are to eat the flesh and this is such a hard metaphor to get your head around.  The seventy disciples couldn’t and didn’t walk with him anymore when Jesus said eat my flesh and drink my blood and you will have life in you.  The seventy disciples said that is a hard saying and they turned and walked no more with him.  Jesus said the words I speak they are spirit and life.  I’m giving you a metaphor.  I’m giving you as I’ve always taught in symbol.

Spiritually We Are To Eat Our Friend

When people eat lambs, they have no connection with that lamb.  It’s come from the abattoir its been wrapped up nicely with a Woolworths sticker on it and they can eat it no worries but if every person had to slay a lamb, their friend, a little pet lamb that the children grew up with that they loved and eat it, oh what a hard thing to do.  If you do not spiritually eat your friend Jesus Christ, do you know what will happen to you in the last day?

Jeremiah 19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.

19:9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.

What happened to Jerusalem? Those who never ate the Pascal lamb or Jesus, they had to eat their friends literally. Jerusalem was a type of the end of the world. This really happened because what God says is not playing around. They had to eat the flesh of their friends. Think of them. What will you have for lunch? Jesus is saying eat me. I would rather eat the Pascal lamb. This will take place in the last day. It has happened with people already. This has happened all around the world as they have not eaten the Pascal lamb.  Think no different to you and if we don’t take hold of Jesus Christ our friend if the blood is not applied on our post, which posts? The left, right and the upper. The blood was never put on the threshold of the house and neither are we are ever to trample on the blood of Jesus it is to be over not under us. This blood on the door post was to prevent the plague from coming in and destroying them.

Psalm 91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by day;

91:6 [Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the destruction [that] wasteth at noonday.

91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.

91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

Jesus is to be on your right and left hand and the pestilence won’t come near you.  Don’t wait for the world to save you from the pestilence getting all these injections.  If you have the blood of Jesus even if you lose your body on this earth, you have gained your body on the new earth.  Those who have gained the blood of Christ are free from this plague. He is at my right hand. The blood is to be on top of you as well. When we go into the water it is left right and above. We are to put our head under the blood of Jesus. Don’t just wash half your body, but your whole. We are to make friends of Jesus Christ. Partake of his word. Befriending Jesus Christ and applying it for our sins. All this is to be done with the bread. What type of bread? Unleavened bread. We are to have it with sincerity and truth. We are to take hold of Jesus sincerely. Not because your friends are but with a sincerity of your heart and not in a misunderstanding but in truth take hold of Jesus in romance in some emotional way.  Not in sentimentalism or flight of feeling, oh the Lord has blessed me.

The Sleeping Woman

When the woman in Song of Solomon saw the hand of the Lord trying to come in she was touched emotionally. How many Christians see the hand of the Lord but he is not actually in but trying to get in and they are moved, oh I saw the hand of the Lord.  The woman saw the hand of the Lord and was so touched emotionally.  Oh how beautiful is this hand of my lover trying to get in and she was so moved with the thought of him.  He left and she got up to look for him and then got raped because she didn’t do it in truth.  It was in sentimentalism.  Poor Christians, poor people.  We are not to engage with Christ in mere sentimentalism and feeling. We need to take hold of the lamb with sincerity and truth.  There are many Christians who are sincere and not obeying the truth.  We need to take hold of the Pascal lamb in truth.

1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:

5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.

The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. Salvation comes not from the frogs of Egypt but from the Lamb of God when it is applied in the life you will escape Egypt.  May the Lord bless us as we befriend Jesus Christ, inspect him and make him the centre of our home and then he will be all to us.

Amen.

Continued;

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