When He passes over…

“The blood will serve you as a sign marking the houses where you are; when I see the blood, I will pass over you — when I strike the land of Egypt, the death blow will not strike you.” Exodus 12:13
“Then Moshe called for all the leaders of Isra’el and said, “Select and take lambs for your families, and slaughter the Pesach Lamb. Take a bunch of hyssop leaves and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and smear it on the two sides and top of the door-frame. Then, none of you is to go out the door of his house until morning. For Adonai will pass through to kill the Egyptians; but when he sees the blood on the top and on the two sides, Adonai will pass over the door and will not allow the Slaughterer to enter your houses and kill you. You are to observe this as a law, you and your descendants forever.” Exodus 12:21-24.
“”It is to be eaten in one house. You are not to take any of the meat outside the house, and you are not to break any of its bones.” Exodus 12:46.
“He protects all his bones; not one of them gets broken.” Psalms 34:21.

Jesus is our Passover Lamb [John 1:29] for the whole world from eternity past to eternity future for those who will accept Him and consume Him.

“It was Preparation Day, and the Judeans did not want the bodies to remain on the stake on Shabbat, since it was an especially important Shabbat. so they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies removed. The soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been put on a stake beside Yeshua, then the legs of the other one; but when they got to Yeshua and saw that he was already dead, they didn’t break his legs. However, one of the soldiers stabbed his side with a spear, and at once blood and water flowed out. The man who saw it has testified about it, and his testimony is true. And he knows that he tells the truth, so you too can trust. For these things happened in order to fulfill this passage of the Tanakh: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” John 19: 31-36.

& because Jesus is indeed the world’s Passover Lamb, we have to consume Him just as He instructs us in Exodus 12: 46, “It is to be eaten in one house. You are not to take any of the meat outside the house…”

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life — that is, I will raise him up on the Last Day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me, and I live in him” John 6: 56-57.

Yes, we must consume the Passover Lamb in our houses, or temporary tents (our bodies) here on earth. But His flesh symbolizes not just the Passover Lamb but also what sustains us through the desert after we have been delivered from slavery: the Manna from heaven!

“I am the bread which is life. Your fathers ate the man[na] in the desert; they died. But the bread that comes down from heaven is such that a person may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that has come down from heaven; if anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. Furthermore, the bread that I will give is my own flesh; and I will give it for the life of the world.” John 6: 49-51

When the Israelite’s slaughtered their passover lamb they could physically consume it. So how do we, the world, consume Jesus who is the Passover Lamb of our souls?

“…The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life,” John 6:63

You must believe in Him and that His sacrifice and resurrection is enough to redeem you. You must accept His words that He has spoken and abide in Him.

Jesus’ blood must be over the doorpost of your heart, soul, spirit, body and mind…all of your being. His blood must be over you.

God has fulfilled His promise that He made long ago to Abraham:

“After these things, God tested Avraham. He said to him, “Avraham!” and he answered, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love, Yitz’chak; and go to the land of Moriyah. There you are to offer him as a burnt offering on a mountain that I will point out to you….Yitz’chak spoke to Avraham his father: “My father?” He answered, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “I see the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Avraham replied, “God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son”….” Genesis 22: 1-2, 7-8.

Then the angel of Adonai said:

“Don’t lay your hand on the boy! Don’t do anything to him! For now I know that you are a man who fears God, because you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” Avraham raised his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in the bushes by its horns. Avraham went  and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering in place of his son.” Genesis 22: 12-13.

And on that hill, God provided the sacrifice for our sins. He did not withhold his one and only son from us.

“Avraham called the place Adonai Yir’eh [Adonai will see (to it), Adonai provides] –as it is said to  this day, ‘On the mountain Adonai is seen.'” Genesis 22:14.

And on that mountain, Adonai was seen. The Lord was seen on a cross, taken down, laid in a tomb and conquered death for all.

He.

Has.

Risen.

Who believes our report? To whom is the arm of Adonai revealed? For before him he grew up like a young plant, like a root out of dry ground. He was not well-formed or especially handsome; we saw him, but his appearance did not attract us. People despised and avoided him. a man of pains, well acquainted with illness. Like someone from whom people turn their faces, he was despised, we did not value him.

In fact, it was our diseases he bore, our pains from which he suffered; yet we regarded him as punished, stricken and afflicted by God. But he was wounded because of our crimes, crushed because of our sins; the disciplining that makes us whole fell on him, and by his bruises we are healed.

We all, like sheep, went astray; we turned, each one, to his own way; yet Adonai laid on him the guilt of all of us. Though mistreated, he was submissive– he did not open his mouth. Like a lamb led to be slaughtered, like a sheep silent before its shearers, he did not open his mouth. After forcible arrest and sentencing, he was taken away; and none of his generation protested his being cut off from the land of the living for the crimes of my people, who deserved the punishment themselves. He was given a grave among the wicked; in his death he was with a rich man.

Although he had done no violence and had said nothing deceptive, yet it pleased Adonai to crush him with illness, to see if he would present himself as a guilt offering. If he does, he will see his offspring; and he will prolong his days; and at his hand Adonai’s desire will be accomplished. After this ordeal, he will see satisfaction. ‘By his knowing [pain and sacrifice], my righteous servant makes many righteous; it is for their sins that he suffers. Therefore I will assign him a share with the great, he will divide the spoil with the mighty, for having exposed himself to death and being counted among the sinners, while actually bearing the sin of many and interceding for the offenders.”

Isaiah 53

The Holy One of Isra’el, Jesus the Messiah, is our Redeemer!

His zeal has accomplished this.

It is His Right Arm that was revealed.

For by His Word and through His Word, we have been reborn!

Just as when He created all things the first time!!!

When He first spoke creation into existence, it was by His Word, “Let there be Light!” And after creating all things, He spoke, “It is good!”

Because of our sins, all of creation had to be redeemed and reborn!!!

For in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word WAS GOD!!! And the Word came down and dwelt among us!

& it was by His Word that we are reborn and made new!

For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.” John 3:16.

Now that, my friend, is Good News!!

 

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