PASSOVER, True Meaning 3|Ahnsahnghong!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Israelites celebrated the first Passover in Egypt and the second time in the Desert of Sinai.
God said that th Passover is a lasting ordinance. Let's find out if they kept it a third time? In Joshua 5:2, the Lord commanded Joshua to circumcise the Israelites again. But we were trying to find a third account of the Passover, right? Then what did circumcision have to do with the Passover? In Exodus 12:43-49, the Lord told Moses and Aaron about the regulations to keep the Passover. As we read the verses, God lets us understand that circumcision was necessary in order to keep the Passover.
When we go back to Joshua 5:2, God said that the Israelites were to be circumcised again?.? But can circumcision be done again? No. If we contimue to read Joshua 5:4-6, the men of military age who came out of Egypt had died because they had disobeyed the Lord. How? The men of military age escaped Egypt thru the Passover and were able to do so because they were circumcised-a regulation that needed to be done in order to keep the Passover. However, all those born in the desert, were they circumcised (verse 5)? No. Therefore, were they keeping the Passover, the lasting ordinance that God commanded them to keep? No. When we read verses 7-12, God allows us understand that those born in the desert, the ones that God commanded Joshua to circumcise, were the ones that were going to celebrate the Passover. In verse 10, we can clearly see that they celebrated the Passover at the appointed time of January 14th at twilight. How merciful is God! The very next day after they celebrated the Passover, they ate of the product of Canann-the land God promised them! What does all this have to do with us? Actually, the this is a prophecy!!!