Today’s Promise is Exodus 12:14 NKJV:
“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 the day the blood of a lamb 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 eleven of His closest friends and the man who would betray Him. Jesus knew, as He shared this special meal, He would not be partaking in the celebrations of this special week, but 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, 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. Let us remember as we give thanks for this gift this year, that there are still three Appointed Times to be fulfilled. The next one being the feast of Trumpets, when our Risen King will return! Amen!
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. Amen.
Have a victorious day in the Lord and a blessed Passover!