Christ Our Passover
Passover began at sundown Wed 8th April 2020. An eight day holiday that commemorates the departure of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, more than 3,000 years ago. Exodus 7-11 God inflicted ten plagues upon the Egyptians when Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites.
By day the Lord went ahead of them, in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night left it’s place in front of people.
Exodus 13: 21-22
Are there similarities to today? The world is in lock down at present from a lethal, mystery virus, a plague. Interestingly, Passover coincides with Easter this year. From the eve of Passover a large pink moon is shining down nearer to earth than any other time, What is God saying?
1) If My people, who are called by My
Name, will humble themselves and pray
and seek My face and turn from their
wicked ways, then I will hear from
heaven, and I will forgive their sin, and will
heal their land. 2 Chron 7:14
2) Turn to Me and be saved, All you ends of
earth! for I am God and there is no other.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
“I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge, and my fortress; my God in whom I will trust. “I will say .”Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield a buckler. Psalm 91:6
But He was pierced for our transgression, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. Isa 53:5
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, scorning it’s shame, and sat down at the right hand of God
And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they had pierced, and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a first born son. Zech 12:10
For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in the flesh the law with it’s commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in Himself, one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body, to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to all those who were near.
For through Him we have both access to the Father by one Spirit. Amen!
Eph 2: 14-18
On this special day, many are participating in the breaking of bread, and taking the cup, the blood of the Passover lamb, aligning themselves with God’s people, and you are welcome to join with us today.
Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. 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.
1 Cor 5: 7-8
“The Lord bless you and keep you,
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace, “
When the shadow of the LORD is in the camp it is the sound of victory! He is the Rock of our Salvation. Amen & Amen
The Clarion Call Has Sounded!
The Word of Lord came to me, Jeremiah, “What do you see Jeremiah “I see the branch of an almond tree I replied. The Lord said to me. “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see My Word is fulfilled.” Jer 1:11-12
The almond tree is one of the first that rises and wakes from its winter sleep in Israel, in January, by March it fruits to maturity. The tree represents God’s prophetic utterances to Jeremiah of the forthcoming judgements coming to earth. The Hebrew translation (shoked) reresents God’s hastening.
In Matthew 24 , Rev 6 it forecasts disease pandemics in the time before Jesus’s return.
God watches over His Word. The Hebrew word (shaqad) means to be alert.
As believers we are His instruments, covered in our spiritual armour and washed in His blood.
Standing in victory under the shadow of His wings, we proclaim His Word prophetically over the Nations.
A frightened world needs a fearless church!
So is My Word that goes forth from My mouth; It Will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire, and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
“No weapon forged against you will prevail and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me” declares the Lord.
Lift up your heads you gates, be lifted up you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first speaking to me like a trumpet said. “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place, after this. ”
And I heard a sound from heaven like a roar of rushing waters, and like a peal of thunder. The sound was like that of harpists playing their harps.
Let us unite and declare these verses, standing shoulder to shoulder in the spirit, to the north, the south, the east and the west. For a new sound from heaven, to be released upon the earth. Amen