Passover/Easter – Jesus Coming
In this third article, we will explore the future spiritual concept of “Passover;” that is the reality of death passing over us, and with a strong and mighty arm, Yeshua/Jesus comes back to rescue his own and Exoduses them from Egypt/Sin/This World and transports his children, or translates them from Planet Earth to the Heavenly Canaan or Promised Land. Part one showed us the connection between Pharaoh and Satan, as having the same agenda, and that is of oppressing God’s people, trying to hold them as captives, who should now be crying out for deliverance from Sin and suffering, and for Yeshua/Jesus to come back quickly.
Soon there will be a battle between Yeshua/Jesus as he returns to Planet Earth to Exodus his people and this will be just like it was in ancient times. Pharaoh/Satan will try to stop this but will fail and God with a mighty and strong arm will redeem his people, as so many numerous prophecies tell us, God is moving in to free his people who have been held in this captivity long enough, time for them to now live in a Heavenly Promise Land.
First we will have a Moses/Elijah/John the Baptist factor, this will rouse God’s people, Satan will get very worried and will increase the oppression, just like Pharaoh did, but he will fail, his kingdom will crumble just like Egypt did. The book of Revelation is loaded with snapshots of what is happening in the various factions, but God is always victorious and his people are freed from sin and slavery and death (1 Cor 15:55).
It is interesting to note that the first thing Israel did upon entering the Promised Land; was to stop and Passover. When the redeemed get to Heaven, they also stop for a Banquet, called the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev 19:9) which has a wee inkling of also being a Passover, as it has so many similarities when you look at all the verses together about this feast.
The Passover similarities are vast, to be able to Exodus, one must first be covered by the Blood of the Lamb; same imagery as in the first Passover (Rev 7:14). One must do as it says in John 6:53 “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.” This is all Passover meal connotations, and the Last Supper all wrapped up in a bundle.
Put simply, one must be eating Yeshua/Jesus on a very regular basis (Reading and Studying scripture daily) and as it says in Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the soul.” Blood = Life, so Yeshua/Jesus must be your life and your all, what keeps you going moment by moment, just like your blood does. How far do you think you can run if you drained all your blood out?? Dead, no life, so there is no life outside of Yeshua/Jesus. He must be your focus and your all on a moment by moment basis. As it says in 1 Thes 5:17 “Pray without ceasing;” if prayer is that critical to the Christian walk, then how critical is eating and drinking in Yeshua/Jesus?? Remember last week’s article about the Tree of Life.
Remember Matthew 25:1-12, about the wise and foolish Bridesmaids. Lack of Oil (Holy Spirit) was a major factor, but those who could not gain entry were barred because of this, Matt 25:12 “But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.” The problem is that they knew all about Yeshua/Jesus, but they had no personal intimate relationship with him. How is your relationship with Yeshua/Jesus? Your life depends upon this, is Yeshua/Jesus more dearer and closer than your closest friend/spouse? He really should be, now is the time to go to him and fix it. John 6:37 “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” Yeshua/Jesus will never reject you if you will but come humbly before him.
Years ago there was a children’s game called “Hide n Seek”, where somebody did the seeking while all others hid. The seeker hid their eyes then counted down to zero, at zero the cried out “coming ready or not.” Then they went seeking. Yeshua/Jesus so soon is going to cry out the same sentiments “coming ready or not,” are you ready? Is your life right before your God?
Remember at the Original Passover, every individual was dressed and ready to walk at any second of time. Question; How are you with our Saviour, washed clean, life in order, fruit of the Spirit producing bumper crops, all the little duckies all in a row and always ready? How about this verse 2 Corinthians 6:2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation.)”
God has called, how will you answer? There was a question asked some time back and it goes like this, “If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” So could you actually be convicted