PASSOVER: A SYMBOL OF OUR SALVATION

Bible In One Year- Day 26 (Saturday, January 26, 2014)

There is no one on earth qualified to die for the salvation of man but Jesus, the Lamb without blemish or spot (Exod12:5/1Pet1:19) and bones not broken (Exod12:46/John19:33&36). He was given as God’s firstborn, Heb1:2, to redeem us. Through faith in Him and His blood we became a joint heir, i.e. God’s own, Rom4:13. Not because you are good or bad but you are saved by grace through His blood. There is power in His blood. God told the Israelites to mark their door posts with the blood and stay indoors. Those who obeyed (not minding any justification of good work) were saved, Exod12:13.

Exodus 12:13 “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”

In essence, the only satisfying factor for salvation was the blood of a lamb and this is an aspect of justification in Christ Jesus. This is the state of the great deal of believers we have now in the Christendom. Once you believe, you are justified, i.e. when God passes by or see you, He sees the Blood of Jesus (Col1:14). However, the work of Christ Jesus is not complete without the next step which is eating of the flesh, Exod12:8-9. Now, the way and manner are clearly stipulated; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. These have their various meanings and significances. Eating the flesh is letting it to be digested and assimilated into the body (mix with the blood which is life). Jesus loaded the disciples with the word before His ascension, but told them to tarry in Jerusalem for the working fire that would prepare them. The fire came and made the word mix with their lives and a new tongue was given to them. The first sermon Peter preached without sitting down to prepare it, won thousands of souls just because of the fire. The implication is that you let the word (i.e. the ‘flesh’ of Jesus as a Lamb) of God mix up with your spirit, soul and body through the help of the Holy Ghost, His baptism. And as your life (i.e. spirit, soul and body) takes after the word of God, sanctification is at work which is the second aspect of Jesus’ work. The sure evidence is that the things you used to do, you do them no more. Your life preaches to people better than what you say. There is character transformation; no more bitterness, envy, lying, jealousy, slander, backbiting, hatred or prejudice etc. Passover was to get them ready for the journey to the Promised Land. You must give your life fully to Jesus before deliverance can be accomplished; deliverance is the children’s food according to Jesus. And without deliverance, you can’t worship God in a pleasing way. For you to have a satisfying life, the word of God must mix with your spirit, soul and body. Exod14 is the record of the great deliverance that was announced all over the world and the fear of the Israelites came on all nations. The cohorts of Pharaoh had fallen apart and surrendered to God JEHOVAH. The last person was Pharaoh, the strong man of bondage. God gained honor over him as he sank in the Red Sea. That same God shall gain honor over the strong man that will not let your family, marriage, career, wellbeing, finances go in the name of Jesus. The Israelites did not know that there was a song they had to sing on the other side of the Red Sea because of fear of the pursuing Egyptians. Meanwhile, Moses, who was holding his rod on the side of faith declare Exod14:13-14 to them because he was seeing them sing on the other side. When you look at your plight from God’s point of view, you will realize that there is a song already written for you to sing on the other side of the red sea. MOVE FORWARD BY FIRE!!! The Egyptians ran without any hesitation into their own grave. The problem posing as threat to you will soon expire. Exod11:7 says that the difference between the Egyptians and the Israelites was that there won’t be death and that was why the angel acted in Exod14:19.

Exodus 11:7 “But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.”

Exodus 14:19-20 “And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.”

The battle may be fearful; there is no death because there is a song you must sing at the other side of the Sea. The God that spoke in Isaiah44:24-27 was the same God who gave His people songs to sing in Exod15 and supplied all their needs in Ex16. Praise the Lord!!! Your Red Sea must part. Prayer: let all creations agree with my victory in the name of Jesus. The next mile in the trip is Exod17-19. Keep the fire burning and Spread the gospel

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