Message: "Jesus Christ, Our Passover Lamb"
The next day he (John the Baptist) saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29 NAS
Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 1 Cor 5:7 NAS
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you. 1 Peter 1:18-20 NAS
We can see this was the Father’s plan before the foundation of the world, Jesus was the Lamb slain. As we labor in the Word of God, we receive revelation knowledge of our Passover Lamb that was slain, and the purpose of Him being the supreme sacrifice for the human race.
God loved us so much; He willingly gave His only begotten Son to be the scapegoat for us. Without this plan in place man would still be lost today and God’s enemy would be running this universe; but thank God, He had a plan to put the enemy in his place. Jesus placed us in a position to dominate here on this earth. God has given the earth to the children of men, Ps 115:16.
Jesus paid a tremendous price for us to be brought back into fellowship with our Heavenly Father. Adam’s sin reached the very heavenly things themselves and the blood of calves and of goats could not pay the price, Heb 9:11-14, 19-25.
Therefore, our place on this earth is secured for us to do business for our Heavenly Father. Now that we have authority on this earth to use the name of Jesus through His blood we can change every situation in our lives. God is on our side and He holds us responsible for what happens. The same way Jesus lived and walked on this earth, we have that ability to do so, because of the price He paid. The devil could not stop Jesus in any of His works while Jesus was on this earth; Jesus made this bold statement "Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father." John 10:17-18 NKJV
The devil could not stop Jesus and he cannot stop us, when we believe and act upon what Jesus did for us. The devil cannot stop anybody from getting saved and if he is powerless to do that, he has already lost. Remember the powerhouse, the Holy Spirit, Himself is on the inside of us ready to work for us, so let us get busy, put the devil on the run and have a whole lot of fun.
We thank God for our Passover Lamb and the victory He brought to us, the children of men. We are more than conquerors through Him and reign as kings in this life. Romans 8:37; 5:17. Let us enjoy our inheritance.
Happy Resurrection Day!
Elder Carolyn Prescod