He is Our Passover Sacrifice!

#Jesus #Lamb #Passover #Symbol (All Scriptures linked in this short devotional are from the King James Version of the Bible Public Domain).

Passover was not a foreign concept to the early church. They understood the significance of  the Passover and that it symbolized what John the apostle wrote and John the Baptist states in John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”  Moses wrote about the marking of the doorposts with the blood of the lamb. Read Exodus 12:7-13 (KJV). The early church considered the markings on the doors post to be precursors for the blood that Jesus shed on the cross. Without the death of Jesus Christ, God the Father would look on the world and see it in its state of sin.  Sin is something that God hates. His anger and dismay are abated because today when He looks at humanity, He sees His one and only Son as the Passover sacrifice that was made thousands of years ago. 

Today, He waits patiently for humanity to accept this ultimate sacrifice as a substitution for the penalty of sin that man deserves Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God [salvation is that gift] is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The unleavened bread eaten at Passover symbolizes the expectation that the sacrifice of Christ requires from each committed Christian. That commitment includes leaving the sins of this world behind; to remain unleavened. To live holy lives, as servants of God, that separates them from the world, but prepares them to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – our Passover Lamb! Lamb of God Song.

Be Kind!

#happiness #kindness #boldness #goodness #faithfulness #Jesus

A warm smile, a nod, and a kind handshake are all gestures that change the flow of energy inside a person and generates a feeling of love, compassion, and belonging. Being kind is a decision that we make every second of the day. Social media are the places where one can become something that they are not when they are with people in person. One can hide behind a façade. Now today we can choose to make that façade one of godliness or one that is destructive and supports the wave of fear and intimidation that is pervading almost every nation in the world.

As Christians, we can choose to become part of the problem or a part of the solution. There are threads of isolationism flowing in countries across the globe.  How does isolationism match the openness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? I am not saying it is not a problem in many places, but feeding into the fear that is being created does not bring people under the protective covering of the “Almighty!” Another reason why I cannot and will not take part in that type of social awareness is that it is counterproductive to sharing the Gospel. I cannot post hateful statements, newspaper articles, etc., about other people, and then post scripture about the love of God. So, be kind and let God deal with the upheaval that His word indicates will occur at the end times.

2 Timothy 3 King James Version (KJV)

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

 

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