A Heart Established by Grace

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I am so excited!

On Monday, April 18 at 7:11 p.m. Central Time, Passover 2011 will begin just as it has since the days of Moses.

I am excited because several years ago, God revealed to me what Passover is all about. It is not about just any old Passover lamb, but it is about Jesus Christ, The Lamb of God. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 5:7, Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:…

I was studying Hebrews the other day and this verse spoke to me…

Hebrews 13:9, Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

I thought of those who, for so long, have observed the Passover, never knowing what it is really all about. From the days of Moses until this very day, Judaism goes through the motions of the Passover celebration, looking back at how God delivered them from the land of Egypt and the bonds of slavery. These “meats” do no good. It is a religious ritual.

If our heart is established with grace, then it becomes a lively celebration of Jesus Christ, The Lamb of God, Who by His own blood, delivered us from the world (Egypt) and the bondage of sin (the bondage of slavery).

Just as Paul says in1 Corinthians 5:8, 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.

In other words, let us keep it, not out of religious obligation with no meaning or conviction, but let us keep it from the heart out of our love for God and our joy in His salvation He freely gives through His Son Jesus our Passover.

Looking forward to the celebration—

What does God have for you…just around the corner?

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