Dr. Johnny Hunt
INTRODUCTION: In Exodus 12:2-3 Moses told Israel, while still in Egypt, that each family was to take a lamb for each home. The day the home obeyed the Lord with their lamb is a picture of the day when a person enters into peace with God, becomes reconciled on God's terms, and finds salvation. He is redeemed.
It was a day to be remembered.
In Exodus 12:5-7 tells them that the blood is to be placed on the two door posts.
''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.''
In 1 Corinthians 5:7 ''Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us.'' He is the ''Lamb God that takes away the sin of the world.''
Recognizing our guilty condition before a holy God and humbly recognizing Jesus Christ, the One in whom your sin was executed once and for all, you mix with faith this word of reconciliation and cast yourself upon Him, and you are redeemed. His blood is applied to our heart and the wrath of God passes over you.
THE PASSOVER WAS CELEBRATED
''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.''
The Lord has saved them and equipped them for a journey. This is simply the beginning, not an experience, one to be enjoyed and then forgotten, or something ecstatic which would have a fond memory of the past. It was the means, not the end. From this day forward, they could never be the same again; they (us) were to embark upon a journey.
''There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.''
The claim that you are in Christ Jesus is under no condemnation because you have been redeemed is valid o ...
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