PASSOVER

Exod.12:13 And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

What a strange season we are in. What makes it more interesting is how Holy Week for the Christians falls right on top of the Jewish Passover. Today is the beginning of Passover and is a remembrance of how the judgement of God passed over the children of Israel because of the blood that they placed on the door posts of their house. What is that blood all about and how does it relate to us today? The blood of the lamb on the Jewish homes spoke of the sacrificial death of the Lamb of God. He suffered the judgement of God in our place. The night the children of Israel left Egypt judgement fell on every home in the land. The only houses passed over by this judgement were those that had the mark of judgement, the blood of the lamb, on their house. Today we are in the middle of an unprecedented world wide plague. It is happening, of all things, at Passover. Our response is to apply the Blood of the Lamb, our Lord Jesus Christ, on our own lives and even on our house. This is a declaration that Christ took our plague in His body on the cross. As a result this plague will just Pass-over.

Here is a prayer I received from the Jewish Voice asking us to pray this Passover for God’s miraculous intervention.

God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,

We remember this Passover the deliverance of Your people Israel from the house of bondage with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. With the blood of the lamb applied to the doorposts of their houses, You delivered the Children of Israel from the plague of death. The deliverance of Israel demonstrated Your power and Your glory to the nations throughout the generations.

Tonight, we remember Your deliverance and appeal to Your might in our days and at this moment.

We acknowledge our wicked ways before You. We turn from them, and humbly repent. We plead the blood of Jesus (Yeshua), our Passover Lamb, over our sins and the sins of our nation. We beseech you, Lord, forgive us please, for You are ever ready to forgive those who put their trust in You.

With full confidence in Your goodness and Your almighty power, we, Your people, plead the blood of Jesus (Yeshua), the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world, over our families, our households, our nation, and all the nations – Spare us please! Deliver us please! Heal us please!

This Passover we ask that You stretch out Your mighty hand, in the Name of Your Son, to deliver us from and end the plague of coronavirus that Your healing be made known among all nations.

We ask this that Your Name be glorified and be made known in the world which you have created. Amen

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