Passover Merger

10 04 2017

Passover LambAs Jewish families observe Passover this week, a growing phenomena is happening. More Christians than ever are also sharing a Passover supper. Tonight, Doreen and I will be with 110 of our closest friends to celebrate the deliverance of the human race from the slavery of sin and condemnation.

The passing over of the death angel in Egypt was the first indication of Yehovah’s plan of salvation through the blood of a lamb. Who knew back then that the Messiah would ultimately become that Lamb Himself? (Read Isaiah 53)Jews and Christians who really value Passover are closer than ever to that wonderful merger of Ephesians as I wrote about in my book, Blessing Israel.

Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— that at that time you 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. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Ephesians 2:11-18

“One new man from the two” refers to Jews and former Gentiles, merging with one another by the Holy Spirit in their shared access to God. Hallelujah! This is the miracle of sacrifice of the eternal Lamb of God, our Messiah Yeshua.

Let it be done O Lord, according to your word. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

 





Passover: Life or Death?

22 04 2016

A Passover jpegPassover 101 Tonight, millions of Jews and Christians all around the world begin celebrating seven days of Passover, remembering a critical turning point of history. After 400 years of Egyptian slavery, God’s chosen people were freed to establish the nation of Israel in the Land chosen by Yehovah God.

The story of their deliverance and the ten plagues will be detailed in each Passover meal this week, but I want to focus on the macro view. Yehovah revealed how He planned to deal with sin. Ever since the Fall of Adam and Eve, we all were born with a sinful, selfish nature. One way to satisfy God’s justice was destroy all the wicked and start over.

Original sin: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

The wonderful news is that He had a better way to satisfy the justice demand of a death for a death. He first gave an animal sacrifice in blood to cover our sin, one year at a time, renewable on the annual Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. However, this only covered our sin. The permanent solution was to offer His only begotten Son, as the “Lamb” of Yehovah God. This blood sacrifice was so pure, so Holy, it washes us clean, and holy, and righteous: blameless before God! Hallelujah!

We tend to think of the death of the firstborn in Egypt as the main message of the Exodus story, but I submit to you that the main point is the LIFE that was given to the Hebrew slaves. Any Hebrew family that put the lamb’s blood on their doorpost was spared. But if any Egyptian family believed what Moses said from God, they also would be spared. But, Pharaoh hardened his heart and refused God’s offer. The salvation from death was for all who believed. The same is true today. Any single person who believes in Jesus as the Lamb of God will have his or her sins forgiven and granted eternal life in fellowship with Father God and His Son, Yeshua the Messiah!

As I said in my newest book, Blessing Israel, God did not choose Israel as a means of excluding all the nations, but as the means of saving everyone who believes in Him. So, is the main theme of Passover, death? Or, is it life? The choice is yours.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists         (READ MORE)

 

 

 





Passover and the Third Blood Moon

3 04 2015

Blood moon 4Tonight is the beginning of Passover and also the third blood moon in the holy tetrad of four blood moons on Jewish feast days. Last year saw the first two on Passover and Tabernacles. The third is actually tomorrow morning in the US Eastern Time Zone (April 4). The finale is a super/blood moon on September 28, visible in Israel during the Feast of Tabernacles.

Major historical events impacting Israel have occurred each time period that sees this holy tetrad (four consecutive blood moons on Jewish holy days). It was observed around the time of the crucifixion of Jesus, the expelling of the Jews from Spain (500 years ago), and then not again until the birth of Israel following the Holocaust. There have been others, but not on Jewish feast days. In a real astronomical anomaly, three sets of these tetrads occur in a space of 70 years from 1948 to 2015, and then not again for over 500 years.

The first tetrad was around the time of the birth of Israel and the War of Independence in ’48 and ’49. The next one was near the recapture of Jerusalem at the Six Day War in ’67 and ’68. We are now in the last cycle which finishes this Fall. Some critics find fault that each cycle only finished after the historical event linked to it. My answer to that is that it is close enough to deserve our attention. Yet, there is one great difference this time.

This is the first and only time in history when science and technology have reached the point where we can actually chronicle these events astronomically. This time we knew about it ahead of time! At the very least we should look up and ask the Lord for His intention in this revelation.

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:25-28

As Christian Zionists celebrating Passover this year, we see all three feasts fulfilled in Jesus, the Messiah; Yeshua haMashiach! He is the Passover Lamb that takes away the sins of the world for all who believe in Him. He is the Unleavened Bread who was sinless. He is the Firstfruit from the dead. Jesus died, was buried and He rose from the dead on the third day. (Listen to my ten minute teaching on each of the seven Feasts of Yehovah here.)

His last Passover with His friends will be renewed in the restored Kingdom of Israel with millions of new blood-washed followers in the Messianic Kingdom coming soon!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists        (READ MORE)

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