God’s principles and instructions lay in His Word, the Holy Bible. All the mysteries to heaven and earth are known to God, and He reveals some of them in the Bible. The more we learn about God’s principles and instructions, the more wise we will become, and our lives will transform. What does this have to do with Passover? I’ll tell you.
The way we do things and the way God does things are vastly different. In the Passover, it was the Father’s instructions to His people and their faith in those instructions that spared their children’s lives, freed them from horrible slavery, and showed them miracles that many believers would hear about for centuries to come. It is in honor of these principles of obedience, trust and blessing that Passover is observed. Most importantly, Passover is observed in honor of a Person – Jesus Christ, the Messiah. He is the Lamb that was slain before the foundation of the earth, and the Deliverer of His people from death, hell and the grave!
There are different types of covenants in the Bible, but the one we probably hear the most about is the “New Covenant” – the covenant enacted by the blood of Jesus Christ. Only by receiving His blood, opening the door of your heart to Jesus Christ, inviting Him into your life and making Him the Lord of your life, does the effect of this blood go into action in your life. Once you activate the power of the blood of Jesus Christ by accepting Him, your covenant is in full effect. The lamb sacrificed at Passover, whose blood covered the doorways of those who believed God’s instructions, activated the protection of the families within. Their children did not see death..their slavery was cancelled…Pharoah was forced to let them go free…their neighbors were commanded to give them silver and gold for their journey…Their health was strong, there was not a feeble one among them, despite the terrible conditions they had lived under. The force of the blood covenant went into effect at the Passover! But this was the Old Covenant, and now we have the Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, knocking at the door of our hearts, asking gently if He can come in. All of these blood covenant benefits are ours, and we don’t have to kill anymore lambs, bulls or goats to keep it. His blood is enough!
Nothing in God’s kingdom happens by chance. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” God is strategic and concise. God’s timing is cyclical. Our sleep cycle refreshes us with rest and gets us ready for being awake. Our weekly cycle marks days of work and days of rest. A woman’s biological cycle determines the timing of procreation. We measure a day by the rotation of the earth. We measure a year by the revolution of the earth’s orbit around the sun. God delivered His people at the Passover for a reason.
Throughout the year, different cycles of feasts occurred that marked out different and distinct seasons for God’s people. Passover was the first feast of the year and marked a distinct season for God’s people, just like the revolution of the earth brings winter, spring, summer and fall. There is a winter, spring, summer and fall in the spirit realm, too. When you study God’s Word, you begin to see the significance of the feasts, times and seasons. God has a cycle, a timing and a rhythm set for your life personally as well.
The same patterns and curses your forefathers struggled with, the enemy will try to interject into your life and the lives of your children. However, there are “God moments” given to us where God breaks these demonic patterns in our lives forever. When you sense God leading you to confront an issue in your life, don’t miss your appointment! God is going to deliver you by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Passover is about the celebration of God’s protection by the blood of the lamb, which allowed His people to leave slavery, enter freedom, and pursue the abundance found in the Promised Land. Does that sound familiar?
Christ is our Passover. We have eternal life, a destiny, calling and purpose here on earth only by the blood of Jesus Christ, and His blood allows us to enter freedom in order to pursue our Promised Land. May the blood of Jesus Christ break every yoke today!