Friday, April 6, 2012

The Incredible Passover (Salvation) Event

About 3,300 years ago, the Israelites were enduring their 400th year of bondage (separation from the Promised Land) in Egypt. But God had informed them through a man named Moses that "I (God) have seen the affliction of my people ... and heard their cry ... for I know their sorrows" (Exodus 3:7) and that "I (God) am come down to deliver (save) them out of the hand of the Egyptians" (Exodus 3:8) even that same year! Interestingly and curiously, God also picked a specific night for the deliverance (salvation) event to occur ... it was to be on the FULL moon night of Nissan 14 (Jewish months are lunar based, so the 14th of a lunar month always falls on the full moon). On that night, God would send a death angel around to kill all the firstborn in Egypt, afterwhich Pharaoh would free the Israelites.

But to save the Israelites from the plague of death, God devised a seemingly strange, yet very exact, plan for them to employ in order that the death angel would pass over them without killing any of them – specifically, on the 10th of Nissan the Israelites were to carefully choose a non-blemished male lamb, then 4 days later on the evening (start) of the 14th of Nissan they were to kill it (without breaking a bone in its body), spread its blood on their house doorposts, and then roast its flesh with fire and eat it that night in their houses. How weird, huh? What on Earth was God thinking coming up with this seemingly 'crazy' plan? Does the Creator God just like to invent very specific things (and times!) for His children to do things without any rhyme or reason?

Well, a little over 1,300 years later, the hidden truth behind the yearly commemorated Passover (deliverance or salvation) event was amazingly revealed ... for on a Passover night (14th of Nissan) a sinless (non-blemished) man (male) named Jesus the Christ ate the Passover meal with his disciples, was captured later that evening in the Garden of Gethsemane, tried and convicted in the morning hours, and crucified (killed without a bone being broke in his body) later that same Passover day. And in so doing, he precisely fulfilled every minute prophetic detail of the Passover lamb scenario God had concocted for the Israelite's salvation out of Egyptian bondage all those 1,300 years earlier! Thus, Jesus Christ became mankind’s sacrificial Passover Lamb, whose righteous blood delivered (saved) us out of our hopeless bondage to sin and death! Stunningly, Jesus even fulfilled God’s secret prophetic timing detail in the story (where He chose to deliver the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage after 400 years) by dying on the cross during Earth's 4,000 year, and he will most certainly return during its 6,000 year!

Passover (14th of Nissan) arrived sundown Thursday April 5 this year, and Jesus would have been crucified during the morning hours of Friday April 6 and buried in the tomb sundown Friday (the start of the weekly Sabbath) this year. So if it’s clear in your area, maybe you could walk outside tonight and look up at that old full moon and spend a little time remembering the hell Jesus went through today for you! Think about his cold body laying in that tomb right now. Think about the disciples sadness. Then, think about what was to happen 3 days later! Maybe you could breathe a little prayer of thankfulness to God for all He's done in making “forgiveness for sins (eternal life)” available to you.

If you do not know God's FULL truth behind every detail He controlled to happen in the Israelite's deliverance-to-Promise-Land story, please watch the video: "Moses & the Israelites (How To Obtain Eternal Life)".

Happy Passover,


Approximately 857 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!

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