“Easter or: ‘Christ’ our Passover – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Corinthains 5:7) Purge out therefore the old leaven [lifestyle]; that ye may be a new lump [Body of Christ]; as ye are unleavened. For even “Christ our Passover” is sacrificed for us:
*** (Romans 15:4) For everything that was written long ago was written for our Instruction; so that we might have Hope [Romans 8:24]; through the ‘Endurance’ and ‘Encouragement’: –> that the “Scriptures” give us.
*** (John 17:17) [Jesus prayed] Sanctify them by the Truth. Your [God’s, Holy] Word is Truth.
Do ‘You’ celebrate Easter or “Resurrection Sunday”…? Actually ‘Easter’ is a Pagan holiday. Circa 325 AD, Emperor Constantine sought to unite his kingdom. He made it ‘Legal’ to be a Christian; and then “Blended” both the; ‘Pagan & Christian’ holidays to bring about a compromised peace; at the cost of Truth. The True Church grew ‘Spiritually’ under such persecutions. But became stagnant; as things got better. There was no real cost in being “Disciples of Christ!” Sounds much like today, doesn’t it? Speak the Truth of the Holy Word of God… and ‘You’ are then labeled; “Racist & Bigoted!” Today only those “Real Born Again Christians” believe the Holy Word of God! The ‘Religious’ do not; and His Holy Word… offends them. That is only part of the Cost of Following Christ Jesus… “The Lamb of God”… Who takes away the Sin of the World…!
“The ‘Religiously’ Ignorant – 101”…Blog.
*** (John 1:28-to-34) These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan; where John was baptizing.
(John 1:29) The next day John sees Jesus coming to him and says; Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
(John 1:30) This is He of Whom I said; After me comes a Man [Jesus] Who has been before me, for He preceded me.
(John 1:31) And I did not know Him [Jesus]; but that He be revealed to Israel, therefore I have come baptizing with water.
(John 1:32) And John bore record, saying; I saw the [Holy] Spirit descending from Heaven; like a dove, and He abode on Him.
(John 1:33) And I did not know Him [Jesus]; but He [God], Who sent me to baptize with water; that One [God] said to me; Upon Whom [Jesus] you shall see the [Holy] Spirit descending; and remaining upon Him [Jesus]; He is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
(John 1:34) And I [John] saw and bore record that: this [Jesus]: is the Son of God.
“The Third Day – 101”…Blog.
*** (Numbers 9:14) And if a stranger shall live among you, and prepares the Passover to Jehovah; he shall do according to the ordinance of the Passover; and according to its ordinance. You shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger and for him that was born in the land. [2Chronicles 6:32-33]
*** (Hebrews 13:20-21) Now may the God of peace; Who by the blood of the “Eternal Covenant”: brought back from the dead, our Lord Jesus; the Great Shepherd of the sheep,
(Heb 13:21) equip you with everything good to do His will [Word]; accomplishing in us what pleases him through Jesus Christ. To Him be glory forever and ever! Amen.
Did ‘You’ know that the Passover Celebration by Israel; still goes on today? They willingly missed their “True Messiah” & His coming to Israel! Even after His resurrection… Christ’s Apostles preached Jesus; with “Signs & Miracles” to validate Jesus’ Truth. Again “Christ Jesus” the Passover Lamb of God was “Rejected by Israel corporate!” Their continued rejection, eventually led to Jerusalem’s “Complete Destruction”, Circa 70 AD. “Josephs the Historian” wrote that one could take a plow… from one side or Jerusalem to the other. So the Jews today have missed their Messiah, “Christ Jesus”… but still carry on their ‘Religious Practices’. Did ‘You’ ever wonder “WHY”… this has happened to Israel…? God in His infinite wisdom has set aside Israel; so that the Gentiles might have access to the… “Love, Mercy & Grace of God!” Many NT Christians have never realized that God will restore Israel to its position of Prominence. Their ‘Blindness to Christ’ will be lifted and they as the Nation; will know the “True Passover Lamb of God: Christ Jesus!”
*** (Acts 4:16) They said, “What should we do with these men? For it's obvious; to everybody living in Jerusalem; that an unmistakable sign [miracle] has been done by them; and we can't deny it.
*** (Romans 11:25-to-28) For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, lest you should be wise within yourselves; that blindness in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the nation’s [Gentiles] has comes in.
(Rom 11:26) And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, "There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
(Rom 11:27) For this is My covenant with them, when I have taken away their sins."
(Rom 11:28) Indeed as regards the gospel; they [Israel] are enemies for your sakes. But as regards the election; they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
*** (Romans 11:17-to-22) And if some of the branches were broken off [Israel]; and you, being a wild olive tree [Gentiles]; were grafted in among them, and became a ‘sharer’ of the root and the fatness of the olive tree with them,
(Rom 11:18) do not boast against the branches. But if you boast; it is not you that bears the root, but the root bears you.
(Rom 11:19) You will say then, “The branches were broken off [Israel]; so that I might be grafted in.
(Rom 11:20) Well, because of unbelief they were broken off; and you stand by faith. Do not be high-minded, but fear [God].
(Rom 11:21) For if God did not spare the natural branches [Israel]; fear [Him]; lest He also may not spare you either!
(Rom 11:22) Behold then the kindness, and the severity of God; on those having fallen, severity; but on you, kindness, if you continue in the kindness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.
“Israel & Jerusalem & the ‘NT Born Again’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Genesis 12:2-3) And I [God] will make you [Abraham]a great nation. And I will bless you and make your name great. And you shall be a blessing.
(Gen 12:3) And I will bless those that bless you; and curse the one who curses you. And in you shall all families of the earth be blessed. [2Chronicles 6:32-33]
Christ Jesus is our “Passover”…! But did ‘You’ realize: that He also… is our “Sabbath” [Rest]! He has become the “Complete Fulfillment” of the Sacrificial Law of God… for the “Justification of the Sinner!” All the Sacrificial & Dietary Laws of God… are complete in Him! So what about the “Moral Law”…? Many Christians excuse away “SIN/SINS”… and then ‘Falsely Claim’ that they are… “Under Grace & ‘Not’ under the Law!” They ‘Purposely Miss’… the Passover Lamb of God… Christ Jesus! He is our Salvation and our Lord [Boss]! Why then should they want to: “Practice Sin”…? Most do not ‘Read & Study’… His Holy Word: Daily! Have ‘You’ ever heard one of them say… “Only ‘Jesus’ was without Sin!” Or, “Only ‘Jesus’ was Perfect!” Did they purposely miss these Bible verses? Do they sound like the Law has been done away with?
*** (Leviticus 18:22-to-25) You shall not lie with mankind [homosexual]; as with womankind. It is abomination to God.
(Lev 18:23) And you shall not lie with any ‘animal’ to defile yourself with it. And a woman shall not stand [sexually] before an animal; to lie down to it. It is a perversion.
(Lev 18:24) Do not defile yourselves in any of these things. For in all these the nations are defiled; which I [God] cast out before you. [Deuteronomy 9:4]
(Lev 18:25) And the land is defiled. Therefore I visit its wickedness on it; and the land itself ‘vomits out’ those who live in it.
*** (Matthew 5:48) Therefore [You] be perfect; even as your Father [God] in Heaven is perfect.
*** (Romans 6:12) What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin’ that grace may abound?
(Rom 6:2) God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin; live [in Sin] any longer therein?
*** (Romans 13:9-10) For the commandments, “You must not Commit Adultery; you must not Murder; you must not Steal; you must not Covet,” and every other commandment are summed up in this statement: “You must love your neighbor as yourself.”
(Rom 13:10) Love never does anything; that is harmful to its neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.
*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this Treasure [Romans 8:9] in earthen [our human bodies] vessels; that the excellency of the Power [His Holy Spirit]; may be of God; and –> ‘Not’ of us.
“Christian or: Born Again ‘Disciple’ – 101” …Blog
Will ‘You’ celebrate “Resurrection Sunday”… with Pagan Easter Eggs & Chocolate Bunnies…? Christ Jesus is the Complete Fulfillment of the Holy Law of God! If ‘You’ are Truly Born Again by His Holy Spirit… there is nothing more ‘You’ can do! Today, because Many do not Know their Bibles… they are often deceived into keeping the Feasts of Israel. Especially those who say that they… ‘Keep the Sabbath!’ Anything that the NT Born Again does… “Cannot add to or subtract from”; their Salvation. It is “Completely Complete”… in the Finished Work of Redemption… by the Passover Lamb of God! If ‘You’ want to be more Spiritual; try “Simple Obedience” to His Holy Word… in each & every… area of your Thought Life!
*** (Mark 12:29-30-31) And Jesus answered him; The first of all the commandments is, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord;
(Mark 12:30) and you shall love the Lord your God: with all your Heart; and with all your Soul; and with all your Mind; and with all your Strength;” This is the first commandment.
(Mark 12:31) And the second is like this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) For though walking about in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds,
(2Cor 10:5) pulling down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity = every thought = into the obedience of Christ;
(2Cor 10:6) and having readiness to avenge [Proverbs 28:13 & 1John 1:5-to-10] all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!