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APPOINTED TIMES OF GOD

APPOINTED TIMES OF GODPART 3UNDERSTANDING theFEAST OF PASSOVER

FEAST OF PASSOVER

Exo 12:3-14. . . take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses

And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

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Exo 12:3-14And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord 's passover.For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.

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I Cor 5:7-8. . . for even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast,not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

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5What Is a BIBLICAL FEAST?

Greek: HEORTEFestival, Special Day

Hebrew: MOEDAn appointed timeAn occasion fixed by divine appointment to meet together for fellowship with God and worship

Hebrew: HAGFrom the verb to danceAn occasion of joy or gladness

6An Insight into the Heart of GODGod could have made His appointed times, times of sorrow. He could have made them times of severe fasting and repentance.Thats how some view God! (Greek Paganism: Asceticism suffering makes you holy)

There are times for FASTING!But MOST of Gods appointed times are times of FEASTING.God wants us to ENJOY Him and experience his GOODNESS.

7God uses appointed times to create a RHYTHMThey align our lives with Gods creative rhythm and cause us to RESONATE with His timing

They cause us to be in sync with rhythm of God.They help us be at the right time and right place.They help us to not miss windows of opportunity.Thats why its KEY to Understanding the Times!

8Some think Passover is just for Jews!The New Testament tells us that Passover is a celebration for US!Jesus and the apostles all celebrated Passover.

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT . . .The original Last Supper was a Passover celebration.In the early church, Passover was the most important holiday in the year!I Cor 5:7-8 . . . for even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, . . .9FEAST OF PASSOVER

What is Passover?PASSOVER IS THE CELEBRATION OF GODS LOVE AND POWER TO DELIVER HIS PEOPLE OUT OF THE HAND OF THEIR ENEMYNOT TO BE JUST A RITUAL OR A HOLIDAYIT IS ATIME SET BY GOD FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES.ITS A TIME FOR SPIRITUAL TRANSACTIONS WITH GOD. . .to praise Him for His Work in the Past.to allow Him to do a New Work today.to gain faith for His work in the future

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What is Passover?FOR THE JEWS . . . IT WAS TO BE A CELEBRATION OF GODS POWER IN SETTING THEM FREE FROM SLAVERY IN EGYPT. THEY HAD BEEN IN BONDAGE, UNDER BITTER OPRESSION. They cried out to God . . . He delivered them through PASSOVER.FOR CHRISTIANS, WE ALSO HAVE A DELIVERANCE TO CELEBRATE.. .WE have also been in bondage, under the oppression of a cruel enemy . . . SATAN.PASSOVER is a vivid picture of how God delivers US.

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Understanding PassoverWhat was PASSED OVER at Passover?The ISRAELITES were passed over.Time had come for Gods JUDGMENT to fall.It would have fallen on everyone . . . But God gave the Israelites a way of escape.The key to their rescue was not in an army . . .It was not in some great, heroic deed . . . THE DELIVERANCE CAME THROUGH THE SMALLEST, WEAKEST, MOST INNOCENT, THING IMAGINABLE . . .

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Understanding PassoverA PURE SPOTLESS LAMB.

When the blood of the lamb was placed on the doorpostGod accepted the death of that lamb in place of Israels firstborn.ANGEL of DEATH Passed Over them

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Understanding Passover

By the blood of the lamb, Israel was REDEEMED!The judgment of God was turned away from them.The gods of Egypt were judged, their power broken!Israel was released from oppression and bondage.They were set free to enter Gods promise.

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A MEMORIAL MEAL:

Every element is designed to recreate events and emotions of the original Passover night.

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A MEMORIAL MEAL:

HAROSET(apples & cinamon)mortar or clay

MAROR(bitter herbs)bitterness of slavery

KARPAS(parsley)taste the salty tears

SHANK BONEThe Lamb that was Sacrificed

ROASTED EGGSymbol of Mourning

Passover is designed to take us back in time to RELIVE Gods Miracle!

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We Remember the cruelty and pain of slavery in Egypt!We taste the Bitterness of Oppression

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GOD BROUGHT DELIVERANCEBY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB

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HE SET HIS PEOPLE FREEBY HIS GREAT POWER

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ISRAEL BECAME THE PEOPLE OF GOD

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SECRET:PASSOVER IS FOR CHRISTIANS TOO!

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Why is Passover important for us?

We are Spiritually United with IsraelRom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

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Why is Passover important for us?

Passover is Part of Gods Plan of Salvation

APART FROM PASSOVER . . .The Jews would nave died as slaves in EgyptJesus could not have comeRESULT: No Salvation for usYou would end in Hell

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Why is Passover important for us?

God DISIGNED Passover as a Celebration of Jesus

1 Cor 5:7-8 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

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Why is Passover important for us?

GOD could have had Jesus die at any time of the yearGOD CHOSE TO HAVE HIM DIE AT PASSOVER

God CHOSE Passover because PASSOVER was GIVEN to teach us about Jesus.

In PASSOVER we come to understand what His death accomplished.

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Passover is ALL about JESUS

He came as the LAMB of GODHis blood redeems us.Judgment turned away.Power of enemy broken.We are released from bondage and oppression.We are set free to enter into Gods Promise

EVERYTHING IN PASSOVER IS A PICTURE OF JESUS

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Passover is ALL about JESUS

Gods deliverance always comes by His cross and by His blood

Every father in Israel made the sign of the cross in the blood of the Lamb

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One strangest things in the world is that we have accepted Satans lie.

Passover is not a Christian thing

So instead we get the easter bunny

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But Passover is ALSO how we became the PEOPLE of GOD

Confession of Faith:

I am REDEEMEDby the blood of the LAMB

OUT OF THE HANDOF THE ENEMY

Thats the message of PASSOVER

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That is STILL Gods desire for you today!

At Passover, God wants you to experience the reality of His power to DELIVER

Its a time to thank God for His deliverance in the past.

Its a time to enter into His deliverance for you NOW in every area of life.

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Celebrating the Feast!

PASSOVER IS A CELEBRATION OF DELIVERANCE.Preparation for Passover . . . CLEANING OUT IMPURITYsearching the house for leaven

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Celebrating the Feast!

The Mother lights the Passover Candles . . .Seed of the Woman Brings RedemptionThe Father Hides the Afikomen3 pieces of unleavened bread in one holder: unityThe middle one is taken out, broken, wrapped in a white linen napkin, and hidden away.A child ask the Questions . . .Why is this night different from all others ?A generational feastTakes place in the HOME

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Celebrating the Feast!

THE BITTER HERBSEveryone has to taste horseradish.Bitter herbs are symbolic of the bitterness of slavery.As Christians, they remind us of our lives before we knew Jesus. They are symbolic of the bitter cup our Lord tasted on our behalf. The horseradish brings tears to our eyes as we taste it and remember.

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Celebrating the Feast!

THE LAMBThe lamb pictures the lamb slain in Egypt, to set Israel free from bondage.Israel in hopeless situation, but God had PLANBy the blood of the lamb, Israelites were delivered form judgment and set free to receive the promise.NOTE: Lamb Commanded! Gamaliel: EssentialBut Jews today dont have lamb at Passover(SHANKBONE)In rejecting Gods Lamb . . . No lamb at all.