Message: “Christ Our Passover, Part 2”

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Message: “Christ Our Passover, Part 2”

Dr. Lester F. Ayars - March 9, 2014

Christ Our Passover, Part 2

March 9, 2014 Message Title: Christ Our Passover, Part 2 Part 10 of The Scarlet Thread series Pastor Ayars Scripture— Exodus 12:1-13 and 21-23 (below) [21] Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go and select lambs for yourselves according to your clans, and kill the Passover lamb. [22] Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning. [23] For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you. Main Idea—The Passover Shows the Need to Apply the Blood by Faith in Order to be Delivered The Passover Lamb was a male, in the prime of life, free of any defect. The blood of the lamb was drained into a basin; then a bunch of hyssop (an ubiquitous plant) was used as a sort of hand made paintbrush to apply the blood to the lentil and the two doorposts. The blood on the door was an open confession of sin. God’s people are not better than others—we need a Savior. We are better off. We are not self-righteous, we are righteous only by the application of the blood of the Lamb. The judgment on the gods of Egypt show the superiority of the real God to the ten primary gods of Egypt. The plagues showed that. Egypt believed Pharaoh was god, so the final plague brought death, as it were, to the Egyptian son of god. The final plague, unlike the others, fell on both the Egyptians and the Israelites. The believing Israelites, indicated by their compliance with the Passover, were spared. It was not our good works, our religious rituals, our baptism that causes God to Passover us in judgment. Rather, when He sees the blood, He passes over. Application Time— Examine your foundation—is all our hope and trust and peace placed squarely on the blood of Jesus? If all our hope for joy and peace and righteousness is based on the blood of Jesus— How do we recover our peace with God? (See Romans 5:1-8) How much security can we have in our relationship with God?

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