We celebrated Passover last night with some friends and it was a blast. We had such a good time in the Lord, celebrating our deliverance from the bondage of sin by the blood of THE Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.
In 1 Corinthians 5:7, the Apostle Paul tells us to 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:…
On Passover Eve, all the leaven in the house is removed, symbolically representing the removal of sin from our own lives. After the first night of Passover, seven more days are observed of unleavened bread. Nothing that has leaven (Yeast) in it is to be eaten. It is a continual observance of the fact that we are new creatures in Christ Jesus, creatures without leaven, having been washed in the blood of the Lamb.
How do we continue in that? 1 John 1:7, But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
We walk in the light, striving to be obedient to His commandments and striving to please Him, not out of religious obligation, but, just as we celebrated Passover, from the heart out of our love for Him and gratefulness to Him.
As we draw closer and closer to the rapture of the Church, it is vitally important to understand who we are in Christ and what He has done for us. The Passover celebration is just one of the ways we can focus on these things and develop a gratefulness of the heart toward God and how good He really is to us.
Passover is a direct remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus Christ broken and given for us, for our salvation, for our restored relationship to our Heavenly Father. Not just any old Passover lamb slain from year to year, but THE Passover Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world once for all! (John 1:29, The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. Hebrews 10:10, By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.)
What does God have for you…just around the corner?