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God does nothing by accident. The very unique celebration of Passover–sets in Israel’s history the most significant event for the chosen nation. Their Exodus from the tyrannical enslavement of the Egyptians, also marked the birth of true freedom as God’s chosen people. They were to have no other supreme leader but God Almighty.
It is no accident that our Lord was crucified during the celebration of Passover. His sacrifice also marked a significant event. As with Egypt, Christ’s sacrifice allowed our exodus from the hopeless and tyrannical enslavement of sin and eternal separation from God. It was the equal to his choice of a nation.
Per his promise to Abraham, God saved the world through his chosen nation Israel. Christ’s death and resurrection set us apart on the very same week the Father set Israel apart as his chosen people. We celebrate Easter with the same reverence, because God, in his wisdom, made no distinction between Israel and those of us saved by grace. As with Israel, we must never forget the lengths God went to in order to demonstrate his love for those he has chosen.
God Bless You
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt,
“This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.
“This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.
For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel.
On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat; that is all you may do.
“Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.
When you enter the land that the Lord will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony.
And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’
then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.’” Then the people bowed down and worshiped.
The Israelites did just what the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron.