By Faith We Keep The Passover (1)

Exodus 12:1-24, Hebrwws 11:28

"Through faith he kept the passover..."

Under the bondage of slavery in Egypt, the Israelites cried and their cry came up unto God. God saw their affliction, heard their cry, knew their sorrow and delivered them out of the slavery in Egypt by sending His servant Moses to lead them out (Exod 2-3). Although God used Moses to perform miracles and to carry out God's judgment upon the land of Egypt with the plagues of blood, frogs, lice, flies, death of the cattle, boils, hail, locusts and darkness, we see that Pharaoh did not let the people of Israel go. In the end, God sent the last plague, the death of the first born of both men and animals in the land of Egypt. God instructed His people, every household (with its neighbour next door) to take a lamb without blemish, kill it and take its blood and strike it on the two side-posts and on the upper door post of the houses in the evening. And that night, the angel of the Lord passed through the land of Egypt and killed all the firstborn, but passed over the houses with the token of blood at the doors. They were solemnly instructed to put away leaven from their houses and eat unleavened bread for seven days (Exod 12:19).

When Moses and the children of Israel heard the instructions and the commandment of God, did they believe in His Word, do it and keep the feast accordingly? Thank God for His grace that "through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them" (Heb 11:28). Does God still command us to keep the feast today? Yes, in a spiritual sense: "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: 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" (1 Cor 5:7-8)! We are commanded to keep on keeping the feast! Are you doing so now?

THOUGHT: Am I keeping the feast now?

PRAYER: Lord, help me keep the Passover in a spiritual sense.


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