Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“The Lord’s Passover”
Text: Leviticus 23:5
“On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the LORD’s Passover.”
“The Lord’s Passover,” is on our menu for Breakfast this Good Friday Morning.
The Passover observed by Israel was a remembrance of God’s deliverance from the bondage of slavery in Egypt. An innocent lamb was killed and their blood was put on the lintel and the posts of the door of the house. When the angel of death saw the blood they would “Passover” the house and not kill the people inside.
“Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. 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.”(Exod.12:13).
Passover is a picture of what happened on this day when Jesus Christ, the Perfect Lamb of God was crucified on a wooden cross, no as the Perfect Sacrifice for the sins of the world. When God “sees the blood of Jesus,” on the lintel and door posts of our heart - His wrath passes over our life preserving us as His sons and daughters.
I believe that this Friday is called Good Friday because it was the day when the Goodness of God’s Grace and Mercy Triumphed Over sin Permanently!
When I “see the blood of Jesus,” I see the price He paid for my sin. I remember that at my best behavior I’m still a sinner saved by His Goodness, Grace and Mercy.
When God “sees the blood of Jesus” upon my life, He sees His son…
Let’s “see the blood of Jesus” today and be grateful and humbled by God’s Goodness, Grace and Mercy…
Day Five of Passion Week:
These are the final hours of Jesus’ mission on earth.
By the third hour (9 am), Jesus had passed through many unlawful trials, false accusations, beatings, tortures, sentenced to the horrible and disgraceful death of Crucifixion on a cross, publicly!
In the agony of His final minutes His first words from the Cross were:
“Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”(Luke 23:34). His last words were:
“Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit.” (Luke 23:46).
By the ninth hour (3pm), Jesus breathed his last breath; and by 6pm He was laid in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.
“Oh thank You Lord for Your Love for me. Oh Lord You deserve the glory for every breath I breathe. Remind me Holy Spirit, of the Love and Suffering of my Lord and Commander every time I receive Communion; and help me to honor my Lord and Savior with my Supreme Love and Obedience all the days of my life. In Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen!”
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy