Bible Commentary: “Passover” The Days Of Lent

April 22, 2016 at 11:24 am | Posted in Bible Commentary | Leave a comment
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“Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:13 NKJV)

The feast of Passover begins tonight at sundown. Because of the importance of this time we will review its meaning so we can be inspired in our spiritual walk.

“Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire–its head with its legs and its entrails. You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire. And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike 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. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance” (Exodus 12:1-14).

“Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. 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 not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever. It will come to pass when you come to the land which the Lord will give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service. And it shall be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ that you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.'” So the people bowed their heads and worshiped. Then the children of Israel went away and did so; just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did (Exodus 12:21-28).

Jesus is our Passover! He is the Lamb that was slain. It is His blood that God sees when He sees us and our iniquity is covered and His wrath passes over us. But just for a moment let us see one more shadow of Jesus in what is written. “And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it” (Exodus 12:7), And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning” (Exodus 12:7). The first time they put the blood on the doorposts and the lintel but the second time the command was to strike the lintel and the doorposts. Strike is a violent word, it requires a strong movement. This is not a painter painting on canvas gently placing brushstrokes, this is violent action against four points on the door: the top, the bottom and both sides. The lintel is the top and bottom of the door and both doorposts or either side. Jesus took nails in both hands, which are the doorposts or sides and nails in His feet, which is the bottom of the lintel. The crown of thorns made the blood flow from His head which is the blood at the top of the lintel. As the crown and the nails were violence on Him to make His blood flow there is the reason for the command to strike the doorposts and lintel.

Child of God – Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9). Not only is Jesus our Passover, not only is He our sacrificial Lamb, Not only is it His blood that covers us but He is our Door of salvation that was struck with the blood and that was the signal to the angel to not strike this house. Jesus is our complete Passover sacrifice! Let us join with the people of Israel and bow our heads and worship!

Our prayer:
Lord,I praise you for what you did on the cross to save me. You gave your life so I can be saved! Thank you for your faithfulness and your great love. Because of your sacrifice I know now that my sins have been forgiven and I will be spared of the judgment that I deserved. Thank you Lord. Amen.

If you want to have a personal relationship with Jesus as your Lord and Savior pray: “Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that out of love for me you willingly sacrificed your life so that I may live. I repent of all my sins and open my heart to you as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

If you prayed this prayer for the first time or if you have any questions please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Book Review: “NKJV Prophecy Study Bible” by John Hagee, General Editor

January 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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John Hagee, General Editor in his new book, “NKJV Prophecy Study Bible book coverNKJV Prophecy Study Bible” published by Thomas Nelson gives us Understanding God’s Message in the Last Days.

From the back cover:  The prophecies of the Bible assure us that God will prevail.

The NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition has hundreds of pages of special features that offer a broad understanding of prophetic themes, salvation, covenants, and other important doctrines of the Christian faith. Learn from Pastor John Hagee’s lifetime of prophetic study and teaching, and see how God’s perfect plan comes together for the benefit of believers throughout the world and down the ages!

Features include:

  • Introduction to Bible Prophecy
  • Index to Prophetic Passages
  • Top 20 Questions about Bible Prophecy
  • Diamonds for Daily Living
  • God’s Great Promises
  • God’s Great Salvation
  • Evidences
  • Spokesmen for God
  • Bible Insights
  • Bible Prophecy Charts
  • Full concordance
  • New King James Version® (NKJV) translation

John tells us in Revelation 1:3, “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. Pastor Hagee has given us the, “NKJV Prophecy Study Bible” so that we can read and study understand what we have read and studied and achieve that blessing. Each book provides us with information on the book itself, information on the author of that book, information on the time the book was written and information of The Christ of that book. There are beautiful colored maps in the back and a history of Israel. It is also a red letter words of Jesus bible. Plus there are references that point you to other verses so that you can get a better understanding of what you are currently reading. This a wonderful version of The Bible that we will use constantly.  Pastor Hagee has done a truly magnificent job with it.  Not only can we use it but we can give it as gifts to our friends and family.

You can find “NKJV Prophecy Study Bible” at a discount at  http://www.deepershopping.com/item/hagee-john/nkjv-hagee-prophecy-study-bible-hardcover/6634077.html

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: “The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible” by Siku, Richard Thomas and Jeff Anderson

January 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Siku, Richard Thomas and Jeff Anderson in their new book, “Lion Comic Book Hero Bible book coverThe Lion Comic Book Hero Bible” published by Kregel Publications provides us From its greatest heroes to its darkest villains…The Bible as never seen before!

From the back cover:  A stunning new comic book version of the Bible now given the superhero treatment by the team behind The Lion Graphic Bible and The Manga Bible.

The story of the Bible is a unique tale of origins and cosmic powers; of the ageless battle between good and evil; of human potential and human treachery; and of a Messiah–a savior for the world. This is indeed the stuff that graphic novels are made of. Superheroes are the biggest comic genre of all, with many heroes having their origins in biblical characterization and imagery. This is the first Bible retelling to engage with and challenge the superhero genre.

From its greatest heroes to its darkest villains, this is the Bible as never seen before! The men and women of the Bible were not perfect, but nor were they ordinary. Faith gave some power – to lead, to save and to destroy evil – while others succumbed to the darkness. But still more was required: an ultimate hero to fight the ultimate battle.

The vibrant and edgy illustrations tell Bible stories in a fresh way. The Old Testament tales convey battle scenes and Israel’s triumphs and failures with honesty and grit. And the true emotion of the New Testament is captured through moving artwork and captions. The Bible characters have comic book hero names, which convey their character and how God transforms them.

The Lion Comic Book Bible is a dynamic expression of the Bible’s depth and power, produced in the style of Marvel Comics. You’ve heard of Spiderman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Now meet Earthman, Lawman, Warrior Man, and many others. With dynamic illustration using a range of styles, Siku (Old Testament) and Jeff Anderson (New Testament) bring the Bible stories alive for a new and graphically sophisticated generation.

We all know Batman or Superman or even Spy Smasher and they are lots of fun but how many of us know Law Man or Rainman or Faithman?  Let me tell you I have never seen The Bible presented like this before. The artwork is very skillful and absolutely amazing. By capturing The Bible visually it gives an immediacy to each story that will keep you reading for hours. This is not just entertainment it is The Bible stories given so that we can see the Wonder of God! This a wonderful version of The Bible that we will use constantly as we continue to use the print version as well. Kregel Publications has done a truly magnificent job with it.  Not only can we use it but we can give it as gifts to our friends and family so that they can enjoy it as well..

You can find “The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible” at a discount at  http://www.deepershopping.com/item/anderson-jeff/lion-comic-book-hero-bible/6545006.html

If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to www.kingdomhighlights.org where they are available On Demand.

To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.kingdomairwaves.org

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Kregel Publications.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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