[CF Devotionals] 2018-10-21 - Exodus ~ Review of Hebrew Christians Passover

The Hebrew Christian Passover

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I hope these last several installments have given you a better understanding of the celebration of Passover, its relationship to Christ and how he and the disciples would have celebrated it. It was from the celebration of Passover, that the Lord pictured Himself and His work. It was from these elements that He gave the Church the celebration of His Communon. It was in the midst of this context, that He gave us His new commandment - that in recognition of all that He did for us, and His love for us, that we should be obedient to it.

“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34–35 HCSB).

Jesus told His followers

“I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29).

I like to think He was referring to the specific cup of the Passover, and the day will come when we celebrate it again with the Lord, in remembrance of God’s mercy to His children Israel and His mercy to all of mankind, with His gift of eternal salvation.

Just remember, as you read the passages in Chapters 12 and 13 for our next installments, that God ordained all that we see here, so that we can see the work of Messiah.

“Look, the days are coming"–this is the LORD’s declaration–"when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. This one will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt–a covenant they broke even though I had married them'–the LORD’s declaration. 'Instead, this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days"–the LORD’s declaration. "I will put My teaching within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people. No longer will one teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD, for they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest of them"'–this is the LORD’s declaration. “For I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sin.’" (Jeremiah 31:31–34 HCSB).

"'However, take note! The days are coming”–the LORD’s declaration–“when it will no longer be said, ‘As the LORD lives who brought the Israelites from the land of Egypt,’ but rather, ‘As the LORD lives who brought the Israelites from the land of the north and from all the other lands where He had banished them.’ For I will return them to their land that I gave to their ancestors.” (Jeremiah 16:14–15 HCSB)

"The days are coming”–the LORD’s declaration–“when it will no longer be said, ‘As the LORD lives who brought the Israelites from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the LORD lives, who brought and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the land of the north and from all the other countries where I had banished them.’ They will dwell once more in their own land..”” (Jeremiah 23:7–8 HCSB)

“ The cup of blessing that we give thanks for, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?” (1 Corinthians 10:16 HCSB).

Exodus study to be continued.

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