It’s time we get into the meat of the matter….starting with the Spring Feasts.
The Feast of Passover is a wonderful journey to embark on. I’m going to try to make it as enjoyable as I can by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Give Him a shout-out 🥳
What Is Passover?
The Hebrew Word of this Feast is termed Pesach.
Pesach means an exemption .
It is derived from the verb pâsach which means to skip or hop over something .
You would understand its implication when we quickly go through the story from which it was first mentioned.
The story is in the Book of Exodus 📖
God had sent Moses and Aaron to the Pharaoh of Egypt to release the enslaved people of Israel out of bondage, so they can reunite with the Lord and celebrate a Feast unto Him (Exodus 5:1)
Well, Pharaoh became stubborn. God sent plagues to deal with the empire of Egypt… until finally, God was ready to deliver a massive blow of judgment unto the Egyptians.
God was going to do a Passover over the Land of Egypt… You know what? Let the scriptures continue the story 👇🏼:
Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste— it is the Lord’s Passover.
For I will go ( âbar – march) through the land of Egypt on that night and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the Lord.
Note here that God called the event His own Passover.
He was going to march through the Land to strike down all firstborns and execute judgement on both the people, animals and gods of Egypt 🤔
The story continues:
The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over (pâsach) you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
So He instructed the people of Israel on what to do, the kind of lamb they should kill, and how they should prepare a meal with its meat and apply the blood on their doorposts 👇
Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight.
Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
So God said that when He was marching through the Land of Egypt executing judgment, He will pâsach – hop over the houses that applied the blood.
That act was Yahweh’s Passover (Pesach) – His exemption of Israel from that terrible judgment of people and gods.
That’s it for today 🐱
What more did you learn?
We will delve more into the dynamics of that fateful encounter on the
See you soon 😉