Today’s promise is Exodus 12:14:
“So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.”
What a beautiful gift the Lord gave us with the command to celebrate each year the day the blood of a lamb without blemish saved us from certain death. But for those first Hebrews (Crossing Over People) it wasn’t just a memorial, but a promise that one day the blood of the perfect Lamb, the Lamb of God, would save us from eternal damnation. It would be on that very day, the celebration of Passover (Pesach), that our Lord and Savior would sit down to His last meal with 11 of His closest friends and the man who would deliver Him into the hands of the priests. As these priests struck this Lamb’s head, they laid all the sins, not just of Israel, but all who would believe, upon Him. Jesus knew, as He sat down to this special meal, He would not be partaking in the celebrations of this special week. He would be fulfilling them.
During the Celebration of Unleavened Bread, a piece of Matzo, bread without leaven (leaven representing sin), is wrapped in a cloth and hidden away for the children to search for, just as the lifeless body of our Lord, the Living Bread, would was wrapped in linen and hidden away in a grave. And on the celebration of First Fruits, three days after His Crucifixion, when the priests offered the first of the harvest to God, the Son of God rose from the grave, the First Fruits of the Resurrection. The fulfillment of these appointed times are what makes it possible for us to enter into the Promised Land. Which is why God declared them an “everlasting ordinance.” That we might never forget the most precious gift He gave His children. The precious Lamb of God.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me so much, that even before You laid the foundations of the world, You would make certain that I could be with You forever. Thank You for Your Passover! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Have a victorious day in the Lord and a blessed Passover!