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Passover Remembrance Message

15-21 Nisan 5778 / 30 March -6 April 2018

Posted: 14 Nisan 5778 / 30 March 2018

 

Tonight is the commemoration of the Feast of Passover, which is also the first night of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. It is a very important Holy Day for Jewish people, and also for Christians who remember this time.

It was on the evening of Passover, after Jesus had shared that very special meal with His disciples, that He was handed over to the enemy by one of His chosen disciples, Judas Iscariot, in fulfillment of prophecy.

 

Luke 22:14-22 "And when the hour was come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.  And He said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer:  For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 

And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 

And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me.  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you.

But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth Me is with Me on the table. And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom He is betrayed!"

 

Jesus' great sacrifice, when He gave His precious life in order to redeem mankind from sin, death, and the power of Darkness, is something I will always remember. There are those who like to continually portray the horrible way in which Jesus was murdered, but our primary focus should be that Jesus is no longer on the cross (metaphorically), nor in the grave, but He is Alive! And as true Christians we should live our lives for Him!

But God's people have gotten so far away from God and His Holy Word. Sadly, so many churches are no longer representing the true Jesus Christ, but God always has the appropriate answers for any occasion.

 

Matthew 13:25 "But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way."

 

I see so many ways where God's people are being led into the Darkness, and for those who refuse to come to the Light, and be honest with God, they will not be able to see where Satan has an influence in their life.

For those who have "eyes to see," they know we are living in the final days right before the return of Jesus Christ, and I must proclaim, Woe, woe be unto those who call themselves Christian, yet do not follow Christ!

 

Romans 13:11-12 "And that, knowing the Time, that now it is high Time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The Night is far spent, the Day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of Darkness, and let us put on the armour of Light."

 

Most people don't like to think that they could be listening to the lies of the Devil, but if you are a Christian, and reject the Truth, you will remain in the Darkness of sin, all the while dying inside and not knowing why.

 

I Corinthians 11:27-32 "Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the LORD, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the LORD.

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the LORD'S body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the LORD, that we should not be condemned with the world."

 

The LORD Shall Judge His People, and He is the only One who will determine the eternal destiny of men, but God has directed His people to "watch and pray," and not to forsake "the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." 

 

I would like to share a revealing quote from a popular "Christian" author that I have always had great reservations about. The words of this man, as stated here, proves to me exactly why I stand in doubt of him.

 

"It is not for us to say who, in the deepest sense, is or is not close to the spirit of Christ. We do not see into men's hearts. We cannot judge... It would be wicked arrogance for us to say that any man is, or is not, a Christian." C. S. Lewis
 

Those are certainly not the words of a man that is "close to the spirit of Christ." And for C. S. Lewis to claim that it is "wicked arrogance for us to say that any man is, or is not, a Christian," is totally against God's word.

God has given all power and authority to His beloved son, Jesus Christ, and Jesus' words clearly refute the words of C. S. Lewis. Prayerfully consider the Words of the true Christ.

 

Matthew 12:37 "For by thwords thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

Luke 6:45 "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh."

 

Consider what God said through the Apostle John, one of the disciples that was closest to the LORD Jesus Christ while He walked this earth.

 

1 John 4:1-6 "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error."

 

The Word of God, is under attack like never before, and some of the most deliberate attempts to pervert the Gospel of Christ, is "The Message" of Eugene Peterson, and "The Purpose Driven Life" of Rick Warren. And what's so appalling, is that these false teachers have the support of so many Christian ministries and individual Christians!

It is Time for God's people to renounce the hidden works of Darkness! It is Time to expose all the ways in which the Wicked One has wormed his way into the Church of the LORD Jesus Christ!

It is Time to defend the true Gospel. But will you leave it for someone else to do? Or worse, will you just pretend that there is not a problem, and let the Devil, and his evil workers, continue to have their way?

God is searching for those who are willing to stand up for Him and His beloved Son, but the question remains: Who is going to Heed the Call?

 

Isaiah 6:8 ďAlso I heard the Voice of the LORD, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Then said I, Here Am I; send me."

 

God has allowed me to write poems over the years, and they are always related to something that has happened to me in this world, but they have a much higher meaning behind it. I would like to share this poem that I wrote many years ago, and it is entitled ďThe Gift.Ē

 

The Gift

When I gave you the Gift, due to the birth of the King,

I truly felt that It would bring you great joy and delight.

I also imagined that you would display It in a place for all to see,

But obviously that was not to be Its plight.

And when you kept It hid away and out of plain sight,

I was greatly disappointed that It was not as important to you,

as It was to Me.

Maybe It wasnítí for you what you thought It would be?

 

The things of the world will indeed fade away and be diminished,

And only what God has given will matter when all is finished.

So itís best to keep in mind that only the things of heaven

will last and be forever,

And what you do for the LORD Jesus Christ will be applied to that treasure.

God most certainly takes into account all that we do in this present life,

And depending on what we do with His Word

Will either bring us joy or brings us strife.

 

And as the LORD reveals the true condition of our hearts,

We must totally submit to Almighty God if we are smart.

So that He can cleanse, and purify, and remove all that is evil,

But should we refuse we will be guilty of serving the Devil!

 

Never forget that what The Father has given

is much more important to procure,

And could be taken away from those who do not keep It secure.

The Gift of Godís Spirit should be protected

With our very own life, and cherished, and honored, and adored,

As a man should be toward his wife.

 

And if we ever willfully ignore Godís Voice and speak evil of Him,

We will most certainly be in danger of blasphemy the sin,

That could cause us to be eternally separated from Them,

Who have prepared the Way for all men

To be a part of Godís Family.

 C. Read 1/24/1995

One last passage I hope you will prayerfully consider:

1 Corinthians 2:7-9  ďBut we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the LORD of glory. 

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.Ē 

 

Who would think that the crucifixion of our LORD would bring us The Gift of eternal life? Satan and his ministers didnít understand it. But, for those of us who are "Real Christians," we do, donít we?

   

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