Today, the Pope’s in town. And it’s Passover. That’s a two-fer.
I did get out to see Pope Benedict XVI and will post on that separately. But I haven’t forgotten that today is the day that Jews celebrate the pivotal event of their separation from Egypt.
A little Exodus 12 for you (King James style).
Verse 14: And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
Verse 23: For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
Verses 26 and 27: And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? 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.
Versus 14 and 26-27 are certainly fulfilled. All across the world there are seders being held today in remembrance of that ancient event. And I can never see verse 23 without thinking of a sytlized Cross and my belief that Christ himself is the Passover Lamb.
John 1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
1 Corinthians 5:7: For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.