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May 28, 2017

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Reading along with us in Exodus? Here’s today’s reading:

Exodus 12 (ESV)

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2 “This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you. 3 Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats, 6 and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight… Continue Reading

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  1. What a great, fearful and sorrowful experience that first Passover was! It is no wonder that God prioritized it the way He did in the commands He gave to continue to celebrate it so future generations would know what happened, as well as orienting the Jewish calendar to this event. I wonder what it was like to have the angel of death Passover your house, but then strike another with loss and sorrow. What a great picture of the salvation God always offers as a way of avoiding judgement. Always predicated on a life given, blood shed, a substitute that God provides and directs us to apply by faith.

    It is also interesting that Egypt is plundered willingly. God said this would happen when He first told Moses the plan. He then directed him to tell the people to ask. But then to see it actually happen!!!…pretty miraculous in and of itself.

  2. Provision of protection of life by the blood of a perfect lamb,set apart and no bones broken ,applied to the door frame, foreshadows the provision by Jesus for us.

    I never noticed the watching by the Lord before.
    42It was a night of watching by the Lord, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; so this same night is a night of watching kept to the Lord by all the people of Israel throughout their generations. ❤️

  3. “For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. 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 no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.” Exodus 12:12-13

    Judgment day for Egypt, and a graphic foreshadowing of the way of salvation God will provide for all through the crucifixion and death of His own firstborn Son, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.

    And do we take seriously the picture here of the coming judgment of all who reject the mercy of God in Jesus Christ, and who refuse to be “covered” by His blood? This is so hard for me to explain to people who do not believe. As the words come from my mouth, I hear how crazy it must sound, because I was ON “the other side of the cross” at one time. I remember the resistance I had to the simple gospel message. Yet, as many are today, I was open to all sorts of other false teachings, including occultism and New Age teachings. Here, God says, “on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments.”

    Remember: “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-4

    Heavenly Father, full of compassion and mercy and grace, thank you for the way you never gave up trying to win my heart, through one person and situation after another, until I finally began to seriously examine the claims of Scripture I’d heard, but willfully avoided and ignored for my entire life! Oh, the joys I missed out on by seeking “life” in every other “god” but You — the ONE TRUE GOD. Help me to remember when sharing the gospel that it is the only means to be saved from the terrible judgment to come, so my boldness is not tempered by my own fear of sounding weird or crazy to someone who is in great danger of a terrible eternity. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

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