Sunday, 13th April 2014
Rev Daniel Poon
Passover is observed to remember the time when God “passed over” the Israelites’ doors during the tenth plague of taking the lives of the first born in Egypt. As a Jewish, Jesus also observed the Passover, and in fact, Jesus celebrated His last Passover with His disciples before He was crucified on the cross.
It says in 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, “Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
Rev Daniel shared with us three things that we should remember about Passover:
1. Redemption – the blood of lamb on the door frame that saved the Israelites is symbolized by the blood of Jesus on the cross that saved us; do we have the faith to believe that Jesus has saved us, forgiven our sinful past, and given us a new life?
2. Cleanse – as born again Christian by the mercy of God, we receive a new life, not only for us, but our children and the generations to come; Passover reminds us that we care cleansed, and need to be cleansed each day by the fresh Word from Heaven.
3. Release – God has prepared everything for us, and it’s time for us to let go and release our burdens to Him! We might have a lot of plans we want to do for God, but all He wants is for us to worship Him, trust in Him, and follow Him
Passover is all about God’s love and mercy for His people. Even Jesus gave the authority to God and offered His life. Through Jesus Christ, we received the forgiveness for our transgression, the strength to forgive our enemies, and the blessings to live a brand new life!