Did You Know… The Theme of Passover Was Not Forgiveness

Did You Know… The Theme of Passover Was Not Forgiveness

Did you know… that the theme of Passover was not about forgiveness?  It was about deliverance.   In Exodus, the children of Israel where in bondage to Egypt and God raised up Moses to lead His people out of bondage to freedom.

Deuteronomy 6:23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.

The scripture above is showing us that God brought Israel out [of bondage] that he might bring them in [to fellowship with Him].

Deuteronomy 26:6 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage:

That God’s people were in bondage to the Egyptians.  This is a picture of God’s people being in bondage to sin.  The verses below show that we were delivered from bondage to darkness [sin] to be brought in to the light and have fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

The purpose of Passover is to bring us into fellowship.  If Israel had decided to stay in Egypt even after the destroyer came through and killed all the first born, they would not have entered into fellowship with God.  They would still be in Egypt!  Are you still in Egypt?  Have you asked Jesus to deliver you from the yoke of Pharaoh [the law of sin]?

In the epistle 1 John, we see this:

1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Please note the word walk in the scripture.  IF you are walking in sin [darkness], then you are NOT in fellowship with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.  If an Israelite decided to stay in Egypt or literally go back to Egypt, they would not be in as mentioned in Deuteronomy 6:23 above.

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Paul is only stating what Jesus stated.  But notice that Jesus explains when you committeth (continual present tense) you become the servant of sin.  This would be the same as the Israelite going back to serve Pharaoh as a slave.

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

If you were delivered from sin and have chosen to go back into bondage to it and serve it again, I urge you to cry out to Jesus to deliver you that you might be brought into fellowship.

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

Finally, you do not want that day to overtake you!

1 Thess 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

I urge you to flee Egypt and run to the altar of grace.  The Fathers arms are open wide and the blood of His Son Jesus Christ will cleanse you and deliver you!  He can and wants to break every chain!

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