Ⅰ Corinthians 5:7

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Celebrated since the time of Moses, today is the Jewish festival of the Passover. For most, the Passover probably brings to mind the Israelites in the city of Goshen, the Israelite city in Egypt where the blood of lambs was over their doorposts. But there is much more to it than that. That was only the symbol of the real Passover to come; Christ was the real passover.

In Exodus 12 the Lord explains to Moses how the Israelites must prepare for the oncoming last plague, the death angel. They were to take an unblemished lamb and prepare it in a special way. The most important part was that they were to take the blood from the lamb and spread it across the doorpost of their homes. This was to signify that they “had applied their token.” The death angel was not allowed to enter the homes of those who had applied the blood to their doorposts. All of those in Egypt who did not do this lost their first born child.

God was showing Egypt his wrath toward those who laughed in His face. It also shows how strong a stand God will take for His own people. But the Lord was doing this also as a type of Christ being our Passover lamb. He was showing us the sacrifice that was once made so that the death angel would have no hold on our souls.

The Apostle Paul told the Hebrew church, let us live in sincerity and in truth because Christ became the propitiation of our sin. Through His death, as the only perfect unblemished Lamb, Christ allowed us to walk in newness of life and become new creatures in Him.

As Israel celebrates their passover, remember your passover happened at Calvary, never to be undone. Therefore, purge out the old man, and live in sincerity and truth.

56-0930E - “Witnesses”

Many was witnesses of His day. And at His cross when He was dying, the Pharisees, they should know what the Word said. The Word gave witness when He was killed on… He was a Passover Lamb, killed at the Passover time. He gave witness. The Word spoke of Him. When He healed the sick, when He raised the dead, when the lame leaped like an hart, It was the Word. Oh, my. Can you receive it? It was the Word giving witness that this is He Who's been promised to the world, the Saviour, the Messiah. It gave witness to His Deity, that He was more than a man. The night that the seas hushed itself and rocked away like a crying baby hushes in its mother's arms. When He said, "Peace, be still." it was giving way, nature testifying that He is Deity, none other than the Creator Himself, not a mere man, not a prophet, but God manifested in flesh. He was God.

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