[CF Devotionals] 2018-11-25 - Exodus ~ The Institution of Passover

A Different Kind of Plague

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The point we need to remember is, the people around us are facing just as real a plague as faced by Egypt in the day of Moses. Each and every individual, outside of Christ, is under the curse of death. If they do not place the shed blood of the Lamb on their doorposts and lintels, they will suffer the consequences of that curse. Look at the lost around you. They are dead.

We also need to remember, we live in a culture where more and more, individuals haven’t really heard a clear testimony of the “Passover Lamb.” Even in many so-called “Christian” churches, there is no teaching of the curse of sin and death, and the need for shed blood.

Back in the day, I listened to the radio quite a bit. On one occasion, I heard an ad for Christ Church Unity. The call was to come to Unity church to hear the principles of Christian living, of traditional Christian principles. Those who get entangled with this cult know nothing of the passing over of judgment for those covered in the shed blood of the Lamb.

We have the only answer to death. But Political Correctness (PC) has blunted the teeth of many a church, and of many a believer. We need to learn from the example of Moses and Aaron. We need to be willing to risk everything to, in a loving way, present the offense of the cross.

On one talk show, discussing the first amendment, an individual took the position any speech that was offensive to anyone should be considered wrong and therefore subject to restraint. This individual was a college professor. Scary, isn’t it. While this view is a reflection of extreme PC, and in direct contradiction of the first amendment, the day is coming when to present the gospel in an environment may be considered legally a violation of freedom of speech, maybe even considered a hate crime. But even if it never reaches that extreme, we live in a society that believes one’s faith should be kept a private matter, and not shared with others.

But in the final analysis, we are not accountable to either our government , society or culture, when it comes to the issue of giving out the message of the shed blood of the Lamb. We are only accountable to God. And so, like Moses and Aaron, one day, we may be chased out of Pharaoh’s court and told not to return, on pain of death. But we must keep giving out the message of sin, judgment - and most of all - God’s love and mercy.

And what better time to spread this message than when we are entering the holiday season, remembering the incarnation of God, the coming of the Messiah, the Christ. Let us daily pray that God will give us the chance to share the message of love and hope with those who need to hear it.

Pharaoh had us all enslaved, laboring in his land,
The Lord God heard our cry and freed us by His hand. And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb,

We're free, we are all set free.
Passover Lamb's blood upon the door,
Forming a cross to seal us from death's jaw.
And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb,
We're free, we are all set free.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, God of Abram,
Thank you for the Lamb.
God gave us Israel, but we turned away. God gave the Law to us, but we disobeyed.
God gave His only Son to come and set us free: We're free, we are all set free.
Yes we all did turn away, and we all were lost,
So we took a perfect Lamb and nailed Him to a cross. And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb, We're free, we are all set free.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, God of Isaac,
Thank you for the Lamb
Three days He lay, then Jesus did rise, So all who will believe, never have to die.
And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb, We're free, we are all set free.
Passover Lamb's, blood upon the door,
Forming a cross, to seal us from death's jaw. And by the blood, of the pure and spotless Lamb, We're free, we are all set free.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, God of Israel,
Thank you for the Lamb. 3 

  1. Dauermann, Stuart, and San Nalder, Avodat Y’shua, “Passover Lamb,” Purple Pomegranate Productions, San Francisco, CA, 1991, #319.

Exodus study to be continued.

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