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Children of Israel Ex 4 Story of the exodus of the Israelites Free My People Exo 4:22  Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD: "Israel is My son, My firstborn. Exo 4:23  So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me. But if you refuse to let him go, indeed I will kill your son, your firstborn." ' " 10 plagues Lamb's blood on the lentil Death angel going over and sparing those that had the blood on the door post How important is it for us to prepare for the Passover? We need a solid biblical background in what and why we do. Why do we partake of the Passover when we do using the symbols that we use? 14th day of the first month, Abib An answer for the hope that is within us. Exo 12:1  Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, Exo 12:2  "This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. Exo 12:3  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. Exo 12:4  And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man's need you shall make your count for the lamb. Exo 12:5  Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Exo 12:6  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.   When is twilight? twi·light ˈtwīˌlīt  noun noun twilight the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the refraction and scattering of the sun's rays from the atmosphere. the period of the evening when twilight takes place, between daylight and darkness. dusk sunset sundown night fall evening close of day day's end eventide gloaming a period or state of obscurity, ambiguity, or gradual decline. decline waning ebb autumn final years tail end   God recons days differently than our normal understanding of day to day. Sundown to sundown. Exo 12:7  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. A covering or protection of the house. The lamb and unleavened bread pictured no sin. Exo 12:8  Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Exo 12:9  Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. Whole sacrifice, only the blood was let. Exo 12:10  You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire. Exo 12:11  And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD's Passover. Exo 12:22  ... And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. Exo 12:29  And it came to pass at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, .. All of this happening on the same day. Exo 12:12  'For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. Exo 12:13  Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. Passover takes place on the 14th of Abib Exo 12:14  'So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. This day, not monthly, not quarterly, not weekly is a memorial. You shall keep it as a feast day. First of the 7 festivals - not a holy day Lev 23:5  On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the LORD's Passover. Lev 23:6  And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. Two different festivals. Lev 23:7  On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. Ex 12 and Lev 23 are clear. What about the new testament? Did Christ abolish the Passover? Did Christ observe Heb 13:8  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. 1Co 11:1  Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. Paul says follow me as I follow Christ. 1Co 11:23  For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; Did Christ keep Passover a night earlier because He was to be crucified. Luk 22:8  And He sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat." This wasn't just any meal, it was the Passover. Luk 22:13  So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover. Luk 22:14  When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Luk 22:15  Then He said to them, "With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 1Co 5:7  Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Joh 1:29  The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John's disciples new that a lamb had to be sacrificed. Here was a human being called the Lamb of God. What is the lesson in the blood? If it is over the entrance of your house you will be spared. W are to believe in the sacrifice of Christ. Act 2:38  Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. What a gift. A gift from God. Repentance is not a one time thing that happens just before baptism. This is at least an annual reminder of our commitment to the covenant between us and God. We change our way of life. Sincere and real repentance. Godly repentance. Repentance is in tandem with the Kingdom of God. Mar 1:14  Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, Mar 1:15  and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." Believe is acting upon what we know. Luk 13:1  There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Luk 13:2  And Jesus answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? Luk 13:3  I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Luk 13:4  Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? Luk 13:5  I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish." When He says things twice, He is getting our attention. Look at where I still need to be molded and changed? Repent and make the change. Rom 6:4  Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Movie - 1000 to 1 When there's more to winning than winning? The old man has died and a new, different, better person lives. We have to work hard to grow and overcome. God puts us in these situations to see what we will do. At this time of year we look at ourselves, examine ourselves. Gal 6:16  And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. 1Co 10:2  all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, Exo 19:4  'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself. Exo 19:5  Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. Exo 19:6  And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel." Exo 19:7  So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which the LORD commanded him. Exo 19:8  Then all the people answered together and said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do." So Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD. This is what we did when we took of the baptism. Covenant - cov·e·nant ˈkəvənənt  noun noun covenant plural noun covenants an agreement. a contract drawn up by deed. contract agreement undertaking, commitment guarantee warrant pledge promise, bond indenture pact deal settlement arrangement, understanding a clause in a contract. an agreement that brings about a relationship of commitment between God and his people. The Jewish faith is based on the biblical covenants made with Abraham, Moses, and David. verb verb covenant 3rd person present covenants past tense covenanted past participle covenanted gerund or present participle covenanting agree, especially by lease, deed, or other legal contract. undertake contract guarantee pledge promise agree engage warrant commit oneself bind oneself   Legally binding contract 1Co 11:25  In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." We voluntarily entered into this agreement. God did not twist our arms. 1Co 11:26  For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes. Our duties and obligations Deu 10:12  "And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, Deu 10:13  and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good? God says, This is the way that I live. It is for your good that you follow His ways. Fear the Lord is to respect the Lord. Walk the way that He walks. Love Him - He is committed to loving us Jn 3:16 1Pe 1:15  but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 1Pe 1:16  because it is written, "BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY." 1Pe 1:17  And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 1Pe 1:18  knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 1Pe 1:19  but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1Pe 1:20  He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 1Pe 1:21  who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 1Pe 1:22  Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 1Pe 1:23  having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 1Pe 1:24  because "ALL FLESH IS AS GRASS, AND ALL THE GLORY OF MAN AS THE FLOWER OF THE GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND ITS FLOWER FALLS AWAY, 1Pe 1:25  BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER." Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

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