Why we celebrate Passover;

The celebration of Passover was an ordinance given to Moses for the children of Israel by the LORD. This was to be celebrated as a sacrifice of the LORD who passed over the houses of the children of Israel while they were in Egypt. “That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’S Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.”

(Exodus 12:27)

Just like the Passover was the center of our Lord Jesus Christ who went to Jerusalem with His disciples to celebrate Passover; our Christian live are also surrounded by the celebration of Passover because we are adopted children through Christ. We have the opportunity to recall that miraculous display of the Power and Glory of the LORD GOD. Just like the Israelites were led out of the bonds of slavery as adopted children we also have been led out of the bonds of the slavery of sin and darkness. Just like the Israelites we are instructed to tell our sons and daughter about what the LORD GOD did in the land of Egypt. Read Exodus 11:1-10 and Exodus 12: 1-51.

It is also the time to remember the plagues the LORD GOD poured out on Pharaoh and the land of Egypt. The ten plagues are:
1. The rivers turned to blood, killing fish and making drinking water foul
2. Frogs infested their lands
3. Gnats
4. Swarms of flies
5. The cattle got diseased and killed the livestock
6. Boils broke out on the Egyptians flesh
7. Hail destroyed the Egyptians crops
8. Whatever the hailstorm missed the locusts got
9. Darkness fell over the land for 3 days
10. The killing of the first born

The Israelites, led by Moses and Aaron, The Egyptians led by Pharaoh, and the whole of the worlds from generation to generations knows without a shadow of a doubt the Power and the Glory and the Majestic of the LORD GOD. It is the Passover why we are to seal this night in our hearts and forever remember The Power and the Glory and the Majesty of the LORD GOD.

What Can This Story Teach Us?

There is a miracle of Passover. We, as the adopted family of the LORD GOD, (through the blood of Jesus Christ) get to partake of the promises and privileges of God and in His miracles.

Every year we have a learning experience because of Passover. Last year we experienced being burdened, the debilitating effect of being burdened, and the spiritual consequences of being burdened and the helplessness of being burdened.

Praise Be to God! We have been able to overcome our burdens. Oh, maybe the burdens still exist, but we have been taught how to identify the burdens, how to deal with the burdens and most of all how to overcome the burdens.

This year our learning experience is the unknown, with the fore knowledge of the Power, the Glory, the Majesty and most of all the protection of the LORD GOD.

May we never forget especially in this time we belong to the kingdom of the LORD GOD and with Him to guide us we have no fear as to what is to come. May your hearts be filled with the wonderment of the Passover and Never forget what the LORD GOD can do and has done. May you all be preserved in a stronger life through Jesus Christ and the spirits of the Passover forever remain in your hearts. Our celebration of the Seder meal is concluded with everyone saying; “Next year in Jerusalem” Come Lord Jesus. Amen

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Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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