April 4: Passover

-Israel’s Redemption

Exodus 12:25-27

It will come to pass when you come to the land which the Lord will give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service. And it shall be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ that you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.’” So the people bowed their heads and worshiped.

Today Israel focuses on the effect of the Passover, which is their freedom. But God’s focus is the cause of their freedom – the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb.

The blood on the doorposts of their homes was a sign of their faith in God.  When He saw their faith, they were protected from death.  This is the picture of God’s plan of redemption through sacrifice, the sacrifice of Yeshua.

Leviticus 17:11

For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’

Hebrews 9:22

And according to the law (Torah) almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

PRAY ISRAEL WILL RECOGNIZE THAT FREEDOM CAN ONLY COME THROUGH FAITH IN THE SACRIFICE OF THE PASSOVER LAMB.

The bloody sign of the Cross. Artwork by Betty Heinson for Novea Ministries.

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