The Passover Lamb for Leaving the World
Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is the LORD’S Passover. (Exodus 12:11)
Dear called ones of God, I am concerned that some of you have not yet made it to the wilderness, let alone the Good Land, and still remain as slaves in Egypt, living under Pharoah’s harsh rule. You have indeed put your faith in Jesus, and have taken Him as your Passover Lamb, but you forgot that He is Food for the journey. The Israelites were to be dressed and ready for travel when they ate. There was a rush to get them out of Egypt. The Passover Lamb was to be their Energy to leave Egypt.
We have a journey to embark on.
Sure you may have been taken out of Egypt objectively, but you need the subjective experience. Never be satisfied with just an objective head knowledge. God desires for us to experience and enjoy Christ. If you have not been separated from the world, then do it now. There is not time to waste. Give your stomach, your career, your news, your sports, your hobbies, your video games, your television, and your family over to the Lord.
Whatever has a hold on your heart, give it to the Lord. Quit trying to find your satisfaction in Egypt. This is terrible. Find your satisfaction in Christ. God has provided Christ to be everything for us.
Confess to the Lord that you cannot free yourself and that He must free you; and He has indeed freed you. It’s for freedom that you have been set free. Christ is our Freedom. Take Christ as your Freedom by faith.
Your enjoyment of the world is limiting your experience of Christ. He is a Chair for you to rest in, but you have cluttered your path to Rest.
Turn away from the world and set your eyes on Christ, beholding Him by faith. It’s in this Way that we are able to eat Him.
Don’t make this into a law of something you need to achieve for God to please Him. He is only pleased with Christ. But offer to God your experience of Christ. If you cannot enjoy Christ in an activity, then it is not profitable. Stop judging according to what is good and evil, and start judging according to what is of Life, what is of Christ. Give God the firstfruits of your time. He deserves the richest portions, the fat of our offerings.
If you have believed into Christ, you have been set free from the world. The Lord has crushed the enemy’s head. Sin no longer has any power over you. Now walk accordingly.
Our dear heavenly Father, we have been crucified in Christ. Our old man has been put to death and we are a new creation in Christ. Wash us anew in the blood of Jesus. Wash our feet of all the worldly dirt. Renew our hearts for You and for your Kingdom. Lord Jesus, You are our Bridegroom. Let us only have eyes for You. We love you Lord! Be our First Love now and forever. Let us love You with the Love you have poured into us. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
We are the Hebrews! Praise the Lord!
We’re from the other side.
Throughout our hist’ry we have passed
Through rivers deep and wide. Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
He has brought
All us river-crossing Hebrews
To the land, to build up
The temple of our God.2
Old Noah’s age was so corrupt,
In deep depravity;
So Noah passed across the flood—
That separating sea. Praise the Lord! He has brought
From the old
To a new recovered region
Where he built in this land
An altar for his God.3
Then Abraham was called apart,
For Godto take a stand;
So through the river he was led
Into a new, good land. Step by step he was led
Through the river into Canaan,
That good land, there to be
The servant of his God.4
The Israelites in bondage were
To Pharaoh’s choking hand.
The God of Hebrews made a way
For them to leave that land. Through the sea, they all passed;
Hallelujah! In the good land
They built up God’s own house
To satisfy His heart.5
Then wand’ring through the wilderness,
The land they could not find;
Till through the Jordan they did pass
To leave themselves behind. Praise the Lord! In the land
They built up
God’s own temple. Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord! There they dwelt,
His people and their God.6
But then religion conquered all,
So John the Baptist came
And buried all beneath that flood.
The Jews were not the same. Buried all! Buried all!
Underneath the Jordan River
Buried all to become
The Hebrews passing through.7
Now in the church life, we have left
The world, religion too;
Now we’re the river-crossing ones,
Enjoying Christ so new! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
We have passed
From the oldness, Hallelujah,
Into Christ—one new man.
And now we’re one with Him!8
O Lord, You’ve taken us across
The fiery sea of glass,
With all the worldly things beneath;
Across the sea we’ve passed. Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Now we stand
As the Hebrews, Hallelujah,
On the sea! Praise the Lord!
We’ve passed through everything!