Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying…Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household…Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.”
Exodus 12:1, 3, 6-7 NKJV
Welcome to Part 5 of our 7-part series based on the sermon by Bishop Bob Alonge that outlines 7 important things to note about the Passover. In the first article of this series, we noted that the Passover was beneficial to both God and man. In the second article, we noted that God told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover every year; passing on from generation to generation, the memory of what God did for them in Egypt – liberation from slavery and oppression. We too, when taking the communion and in other Christian practices, remember that Jesus’ sacrifice brought us forgiveness and freedom from sin, disease, Hell & so much more! In the third article, we noted that God commanded the Israelites to eat bread without leaven (yeast) which symbolises a life without sin. In the fourth article, we recognised that God’s commandment for the entire lamb to be roasted by fire and eaten with no leftovers was to emphasise the Holiness of the sacrifice.
The fifth thing to note is that it was one Passover lamb for each household. While it was one man that chose the lamb, his entire household benefited from the sacrifice. This means all who were a part of his household from the women to the children, and even to the servants – all were sanctified and preserved from the angel of death. Christ is our Passover Lamb, and He is all your household needs! By His Blood, we are washed clean and by His nail-pierced hands, we are free.
Parents know that though your child may fall & slip, they are going to stand up & rise again. They may turn their backs, sometimes, to the One that redeemed them but the Promise of God is that it is a lamb for a household. To learn more about the blessing of God, check out this article here.
“Therefore, having been justified By Faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access By Faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
Romans 5:1-2 NKJV
It is important to note that the lamb had to be chosen. You have got to Jesus, he can’t be forced or imposed on you. Yes, there is a dimension to which God seeks for man, but there is also a dimension to which humanity seeks for God. He calls to us, but we must answer – we must take His call in order to receive the Grace provided by Jesus. It’s got to be by Faith. Faith is a deliberate commitment of Your Heart to God. Jesus has already made Himself Your Eternal Passover Lamb, are you ready to put Your Faith in Him, completely?
- Thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, open up your heart to receive by faith His saving Grace in any aspect of your life you really need to experience it in. If you feel led, take the communion.
- If you have a family member/loved one that needs to return to God, pray for the blood of Jesus to make a way for them in this season. Send the Holy Spirit to convict their hearts. He is faithful who has promised! (Hebrews 10:23)
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- This article is part 3 of a 7-day series based on the Passover by Bishop Bob Alonge. Watch here.
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