Excited does not begin to describe how I feel about this Passover season and my expectancy for this year! I don’t approach Passover and resurrection lightly. Each year we get to remember how God led the Hebrews out of Egypt and how Jesus ultimate sacrifice for us not only brought salvation to us, but complete wholeness; spirit, soul, and body.
As I prayed about this years Passover series I heard the Lord say (in my spirit), “This Passover, it’s time to BE delivered.” The word BE was so big on the inside of me when He said it. Genesis automatically leapt in me. In Hebrew God said light BE and light was, etc.
During the time of Passover (the month of April), expect to BE delivered! Believe to come out of depression and into joy. Believe to come out of sickness and into health. Believe to come out of lack and into prosperity. I won’t have enough time and space in this particular series to cover all the aspects of Passover and the Exodus story, so I encourage you to read and pray through Exodus chapters one through eighteen. Ask Holy Spirit to give you the revelation in the Passover you need this year.
It is important we don’t approach the feasts the same every year. We are called to go from faith to faith and glory to glory. We need to know the basics, yes, but each year we need to let Holy Spirit take us deeper in our understanding. If you are not familiar with Passover or the Jewish roots you can read the Jewish roots series and get some books from the recommended reading page.
As we begin this series we need to establish what it means to be delivered. The word delivered, defined by Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Bible means; to be drawn out, to bring forth, to escape, to give or be given, to rescue and to passover.
Get your expectancy up to be drawn out of captivity and brought into THE BLESSING! Expect to bring forth the promises and vision of God in your life. Expect the prophetic words for 2019 to come to pass in your life as you obey the word and sow your tithes, offerings and first fruits. Expect to give and be given an ABUNDANT HARVEST this year.
In the next post we will look at the BLESSINGS of Passover and in the rest of the series we will look at how to BE and stay delivered from the specific areas the Spirit leads for this series.
Today, I want to establish the importance and BLESSING in giving during the feasts. Deuteronomy 16:16-17 MEV “Three times a year all your males must appear before the LORD your God in the place where He will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles, and they must not appear before the LORD empty. Every man must give as he is able, in proportion to THE BLESSING of the LORD your God, which He has given you”.
With this verse being read, don’t fall into the enemies trap of thinking this is legalism. You can give or not give. God has a standing invitation three times a year where He wants to give special BLESSINGS to those who will enter in. You can be BLESSED without participating in the feasts but the understanding of thirty, sixty, one hundred fold, and the blade, the ear, and the full corn in the ear (Mark 4:20, 28-29) is found in giving during the three feasts.
Now look at Proverbs 3:9-10 MEV “Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your presses will burst out with new wine.”
Giving at the appointed times allows us a specific opportunity to BE a BLESSING and receive a BLESSING. The Hebrews are not the only ones who left Egypt. Exodus 12:37-38 MEV “Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. A mixed multitude also went up with them along with flocks and herds, a large amount of livestock.” Remember when Haman was killed and Purim was instituted it says all those who aligned themselves with the Jews celebrated.
Galatians 3:7-9, 13-14 MEV “Therefore know that those who are of faith are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel in advance to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.” (13-14) “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by being made a curse for us—as it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” — so that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
As Christians we are grafted in to a Jewish root and THE BLESSING of Abraham is on us. We can only walk in that BLESSING if we BLESS the Jews. God still BLESSES those that BLESS Israel and we ourselves open the door to curses when we speak against God’s chosen people and vote for politicians who want to divide the land of Israel or who support or don’t condemn anti-Semitic language.
One last Scripture on Christians celebrating the feasts of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 MEV “Therefore purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new batch, since you are unleavened. For even Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old yeast, nor with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
Now is the time to BLESS Israel and the Jewish people. During the feasts I specifically give to Israel and the Jews, there are opportunities throughout the year to give to other great projects but three times a year we are given specific opportunity to BE a BLESSING to Israel.
Salvation comes from the Jews and is to the Jew first. We have our Bible and our savior because of the Jews. Let’s give in honor of them. This Passover I am supporting Project Aliyah which pays for the flights and initial integration of Jews back to Israel. If you have seen the news lately, you know anti-semitism is on the rise around the world. We have an opportunity to rescue Jews out of persecution. That is the very definition of delivered and when we deliver others God will bring about our deliverance. In the next post we will look at that in detail. Please take some time to pray about being part of Project Aliyah. Passover/Unleavened Bread is from April 19 through 27, so you have some time to pray and see how you would like to be involved. You can learn more at Larry Huch Ministries.