The Lord’s Passover

passover“The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’“And the LORD said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.  And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.Deuteronomy 18:16

“If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.” Jesus Christ, the Lord — Luke 16:32

The Lord’s Passover has nothing to do with man’s desire for liberty or freedom.  That is why it referred to in the Scripture as the Lord’s Passover (Exodus 12:11).  The Lord’s Passover has everything to do with God’s goodness, faithfulness, trustworthiness, justice and mercy.  It’s about His absolute sovereignty and complete authority over all kings and nations and His willingness to display that power and His holiness so that all people might come to put their trust in Him in the same manner that Abraham did.

The Lord’s Passover has everything to do with pointing to Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah whom Moses life and leadership modeled and foreshadowed, and whom Moses and the Old Testament prophets wrote specifically about so that Jesus Christ would be recognized when He came.

For this reason, as we come to this Passover/Easter season, I want to encourage all to solemnly and carefully read the Scriptural account of the Exodus and the Lord’s Passover.  You won’t be disappointed.  Here’s a good place to start:  Exodus 1

May the Lord bless you,

Neal

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