How can it be Easter again?
Apart from all the interesting discussions about the Jewish Passover feast and the Easter holiday that Pontius Pilate was talking about, about which Sabbath day was mentioned as Jesus died on the cross. I mean it was it the normal Saturday night Sabbath or was it the special Passover lamb Sabbath? What time of the day did the Sabbath start from? All these sorts of questions are constantly arising but the most wonderful thing about Easter is to remember the Passover lamb, indeed our Passover lamb.
[KJV] [1 Corinthians 5:7] 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:
I’m always so grateful when I consider that the Lord Jesus Christ came and became my Passover lamb and was sacrificed for me so that I could escape entirely justified judgement of the wrath of God that lay in store for me.
Look at verse eight:
[KJV] [1 Corinthians 5:8] 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.
I want to keep this feast that is highlighted in this Easter with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. I want to be sincere in my love of God in my love of the brethren and I want to walk in faith in obedience to the truth as I know it to be.
I want to be as holy as it is possible to be. I want to be the type of person who has a soft conscience towards God. If I sin, I want to know about it in no uncertain terms. I want to truly repent and in simple faith ask my heavenly Father for forgiveness in the name of his son the Lord Jesus Christ.
I want a practical experience of this wonderful King James Bible word “charity.” I want to love my fellow Christians and particularly those that I remember the table of the Lord with. I want to love my enemies and those that have deliberately hurt me. I want to be an experimental Christian. I want to live the life and experience the presence of the Lord with me and in me 24/7/360.
To me the Bible is the word of God, no question. I read the King James Bible I believe that it is the word of God in English. I still remember the dismay that I felt when I brought my first modern translation of the Bible and started to read all footnotes. As soon as I learnt about all missing verses I reverted back to reading the King James Bible.
I enjoy wonderful spiritual experiences but all those experiences are subject to the written word of God. I’m looking forward to this Easter in this year. We need the presence of God in our lives more than ever. We need to know his presence, to know the one who has redeemed us, to know that we are forgiven and purified by the blood of the Lamb. The broken bread that we eat at the LORD’S TABLE speaks to me of two things:
1. The bread is broken and was once whole and so we are all members one of another and members indeed of the Lord Jesus Christ.
2. The bread is an emblem representing the body of Christ. Christ, our Jesus, lived a life that totally pleased our Father. Because our conscience has been cleaned we are able to serve our Father in the footsteps of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Easter will be a time for me to meditate and worship the Lord and to make certain that I have no bitterness or unforgiveness towards anybody. I will come through this time and be wonderfully blessed and refreshed in the Lord Jesus.
Let’s see this Lamb of God:
[KJV] [John 1:36] And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
I hope that you will be stirred to worship, bow down and fully follow in the footsteps of our great Master and that you will see Jesus, himself for Christ, crowned with glory and honour, sitting on the right hand of the Majesty on high.
God bless you all and use this time for a spiritual checkup using the living word of God has your rule and measure.