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The Passover

Waiting Today, most loathe over the idea of waiting. Waiting equals boring. Waiting means reflection, a recalling of the present situation of human purpose, meaning, and dignity. In the quiet moments of human existence, beating hearts come to realize that without God no purpose or meaning exists. But with a God, who just might be holy and righteous, human dignity resonates to the thinking person as lost and unworthy. Waiting, therefore, is often detested as an unpleasant experience that requires a quietness that could haunt the conscience with the questions of life and death.

The Bible speaks of waiting differently. Waiting, for whatever reason, should be utilized and happily endured. While in Egypt for 430 years the Israelites waited for Yahweh to fulfill His covenantal promise to bring them to the promised land. Often in Scripture waiting is equivalent to hoping, a time to hope in the Lord while waiting for His provision (Is. 40:31). The day of the Passover was both a time of waitin…

The Ultimate Passover Lamb

For a New Testament believer who is not of Jewish origin, the whole concept of Passover can sound foreign. In the past, hearing the word “Passover,” images of Matzo Balls in the grocery store were conjured up in my mind. The whole idea of the word “Passover” for believers may be unfamiliar. Passover is a feast designed to foretell the coming of the Messiah in a physical way. Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection is the fulfillment and crown of this Old Covenant feast. Learning about Passover reveals many things about God’s nature.

As New Testament believers, our foundation for learning about Passover starts with Jesus Christ the Messiah, Lord, and King – the Lamb who was slain before the foundations of the earth.
Salvation through Him AloneWe are saved by faith in Christ alone. The foremost priority of the church is to bring others to a saving knowledge of Christ. When we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouth that Jesus is the Lord and that God raised …

Passover: The Timing

God’s principles and instructions lay in His Word, the Holy Bible. All the mysteries to heaven and earth are known to God, and He reveals some of them in the Bible. The more we learn about God’s principles and instructions, the wiser we will become, and our lives will transform. What does this have to do with Passover? I’ll tell you.
The way we do things and the way God does things are vastly different.  In the Passover, it was the Father’s instructions to His people and their faith in those instructions that spared their children’s lives, freed them from horrible slavery, and showed them miracles that many believers would hear about for centuries to come. It is in honor of these principles of obedience, trust, and blessing that Passover is observed. Most importantly, Passover is observed in honor of a Person – Jesus Christ, the Messiah. He is the Lamb that was slain before the foundation of the earth, and the Deliverer of His people from death, hell, and the grave!

There are differe…

Christ is our Passover

Technology moves faster than light. Our technological advances continue to provide medical breakthrough that surpasses the preceding generation’s line of intelligence and ability. We have come so far in medical expertise that most Americans live under the notion that doctors, not God, are the true physicians of the soul. Our obsession to receive all answers of life from “the experts” drives our sense of security. We blindly ride on the assumption that this life is so far from death we have no need to trouble ourselves with God. To drive home the unfortunate conclusion: for many Americans, technology moves faster than God.
Jesus, not technology, is the true Physician of the soul.  Only Jesus can diagnose and cure the eternal disease common to every person. Jesus offers organic produce that you can’t find at Whole Foods.

Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. (John 6:…