Making Passover Personal

This year as I prepare for Passover we have been keeping it approximately since 2005. Every year it provides a new revelation of who the Lord is and what he desires of me as I read his word and understand more about him and myself. But this year I am coming to a revelation that Passover is personal. One of the things that we are doing this year is focusing on the worth-iness of the lamb. For worthy is the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world. We are also focusing on the fact that he has also redeemed us out of the house of bondage; recognizing what he did for our forefather’s by bringing them out of the literal Egypt every year. This year we are incorporating the right now of God concerning what he has done in the lives of those who we have personally known or witnessed him bring out. Such Negro spirituals as “Go Down Moses” rings true to just how God brought us out of the clutches of Pharaoh, and how He is still bringing us out. This is taking place in layers because there still exist bondages that are enslaving our people and primarily that is because we have not trusted in God.        We have trusted in the arm of flesh rather than in the arms of Elohim. As a result we continue to find ourselves being reminded that only he can deliver us. Such reminders come when we look at Jena, Trayvon Martin, we look at so many scenarios in how our people are being imprisoned for the same thing that others are doing and yet we are not fitting into the system but becoming victims of it. We quickly discover when we play the world’s game we become the fall guy. The ones that get caught, imprisoned, killed. Now the inclination is to have our hearts embittered and make the same mistake of Esau rather than to look at the situation in the way that Yah looks at it. It’s not about us being able to get away with wrong on this end but rather pressing in to develop the relationship that the Father desires for us to have with him. In order to do that he is looking for a bride that is without spot, or blemish, or any such thing. He will not allow us to escape in an effort to get us to repent. Remembering that Yah chastises those whom He loves, and he has invested too much in us to let us leave earth without exhausting every opportunity to get us to return. All of this should teach us that if we desire to walk in the blessings of God we cannot do it our way.

                When I say buck the system I am not referencing the system made by man, but rather we cannot buck the system that God has ordained. The system I am referring to that we buck is the system of statutes, and laws, and judgments that he has established for us. He ordained this system when he brought our forefathers out of Egypt, then bringing us into covenant with him. He would not allow us to be like the rest of the world serving wood and stone. We would not be able to turn to the arm of flesh for our deliverance. He already revealed this to us but rather we must trust and rely on Him and Him alone to deliver us from the snares of death. As I share what is really on my heart this year it is about us coming back into covenant with the Creator. It’s about us recognizing that he has and will bring us out of the bondages that we have been encapsulated by. He is exposing the false coverings so that we can clearly see the evil. We will have to turn our backs on what is right in order to miss it.

                This year the focus is on taking out the old and bringing in the renewed. I say renewed because it’s not new it is just returning to the instructions that were revealed to us in Exodus. He stated that this Passover would be a statute that we would keep forever. He stated not only will it be commemorated but in Exodus twelve he reveals the year will begin in the self same month that we were set free. The phrase coined is “the beginning of months for you”, so that we know when his time begin. In fact this was so important that Paul reminds us that concerning his times and seasons we have no need that anyone writes to us in the first letter written to the Thessalonians. ( 1 Thess.5:1) Yet many of us have no clue of the times and seasons of the Lord because we have been brought up in a world system that believes the year begins during a Pagan month named “January” which is in honor of the two headed goddess “Janus”. This ignorance will prove to be important as many will be surprised by the things that will shortly come to pass just as it was in the time of Noah. (Lk 17:26-28)

                We are so off track that we have even gotten off track concerning when a day begins. Where from the beginning of creation we see that the evening and the morning constituted a day with the evening being the marker for night and the beginning of a new day and daylight being the last half of the day. This confusion leading to our own demise as we know that the day of the Lord that we are in is characterized by great darkness. A darkness many of us are aware of as we watch the news and behold the devastation and confusion that is taking the world by storm. The times we live in is certainly not the example of peace that Yah reveals to us in his word that we will experience when he returns. However if we study his word carefully we discover that he has forewarned us that the day of the lord will begin as a day of great darkness. (Joel 2:1-2) The context of Joel clearly reveals that this is descriptive of the coming of the day of the Lord.

                Having said that, the year that will begin in just a few days, is a time of restoring the ancient paths spoken of in scripture. We will surely regret not planting in the hearts of this new generation the truth. The days of Yah winking at our ignorance has certainly passed, and preparation for the kingdom is nigh at hand. We are in an age of personal responsibility for every choice that we make with ignorance not being a viable excuse we had better take the time given us to lead others to Him. Conforming to dead religious acts that deny the power of God will lead to us being held accountable before him.

                This year the conviction that I received is that I have gone all out in terms of my time, talent, and treasury concerning things that have absolutely no true lasting value. Yet how much have I invested in honoring the Lamb of God. My heart has been filled with more joy at the thought of incorporating this year a lasting legacy for the next generation to glean from to return to the ancient path of scripture that leads to the narrow path to the Father. This year I encourage my readers to do the same begin looking for ways to honor Yahushah by pursuing the Father for ways that you can make Passover personal. Look for ways to share the meaning of Passover with your family, friends, and loved ones. Take advantage of all the resources we have been given in this generation to point it to him.

                The Feast of Passover is all about the Lamb of God. It is the singular focus of the holiday and kicks off the feast for the year, along with marking the beginning of the year. Yah makes it clear in this feast that was celebrated for thousands of years before Yahushah came that it was going to be the blood of a sinless lamb that was going to save us from sin. This last Adam would correct all the faults of the first one in living obedient to the Father and suffering on the tree of death that we might have access to the tree of Life through Him. Passover is a beautiful story that highlights this awesome revelation and this year it is an honor to make His sacrifice for me personal.  

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