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Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Third Passover

As we have explored in earlier posts, the events that occur in association with Pesach (Passover) and the Seder meal, converge in such a way as to tie the present to the past, as well as the present to the future.

Passover is to remember God's deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt.  It is also to remember God's deliverance of believers from slavery from sin through Messiah Yeshua.

In the last days, there will be another 'passing over' for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

In reference to the last great war in the middle east, when all of the armies of the world are gathered against Jerusalem, Isaiah 32:4-5 (NIV) reads:

"As a lion growls, a great lion over his prey - and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against him, he is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor - so the Lord Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights.

Like birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will "pass over" it and will rescue it."

The great Lion of the tribe of Judah will rise up to vindicate His people against the hoards of people who seek to destroy Israel and wipe her off the face of the map. (Psalm 83:4)  Yeshua isn't bothered by their taunts, God laughs and scoffs at them, saying "I have installed My King on Zion."  (Psalm 2:4-6)  The Lord will come and fight for Israel, and He will rescue them from their enemies.

As the Hebrews were protected from the death of the first born, believers are protected from eternal death, and Israel will be protected from death by their enemies.

The Lord is faithful to His people.
Chag Sameach! Happy Passover!

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