Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Passover

Today is the first day of God’s sacred New Year, and it was on this day that God spoke to Moses and gave him instructions on how to prepare to keep the Passover(Exodus. 12:1-2), which could only be taken by those who were not unclean(Num.9:6).  A lamb was selected from the sheep or goats, and herein lies a mystery, for a goat is not a lamb.  On the day of Atonement, a goat was also used to represent Jesus, who is described as the lamb of God.  

However, at this time, I will not attempt to explain this mystery.  For I am instructed by Jesus thus: “Give not that which is holy unto dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you”(Matt.7:6).  The dogs and swine that read my blog are the former members of The Worldwide Church of God, who have repudiated all that they once believed to be true, and have now turned to fables(2 Pet.2:22).  So none of these can neither appreciate nor understand the mysteries of God.
 
Anyway, back to the Passover.  The lamb or goat was selected on the tenth day, and kept until the fourteenth day.  It was then kill in the evening of the of thirteenth day, because God’s days are counted from evening unto evening(Lev. 23:32).  I know that William Dankenbring has deceived a host of people into believing that Mr. Armstrong's understanding and explanation of the timing of the Passover is incorrect.  But we must leave these deluded people to the judgment of God.
 
If we jumped forward to the New Testament Passover, as explained by Jesus in John chapter six, we begin, if we are not carnal, to understand the true meaning and efficacy of the Passover.  After the miracle of feeding the 5,000, the carnally minded followed Jesus looking for a free meal(John 6:26).  These are similar to the former hirelings that were called ministers in The Worldwide Church of God.  These hirelings also followed Jesus for a free house, a big salary, an expense account and the best caravans or hotels at the Feast.  But note Jesus’ rebuke: “Labour not for the meat that perishes, but for that meat which endures unto everlasting life”(John 6:27).  Basically, these hirelings’ god is their belly, and their glory is their shame(Philippians 3:19).

However, Jesus goes on to teach thus: (John 6:53-55).  Of course, the carnally minded, who are not able to understand the mysteries of heaven, thought that Jesus was teaching cannibalism.  But the master teacher continues thus: “It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing; the words I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life,”(John 6:63).  So Jesus was not teaching, the eating of his physical flesh and drinking his physical blood.  He was teaching that taking the bread and wine of the Passover, which represents his body and blood, the price paid for the redemption of God’s elect, begins the process of feeding on him.  “For man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”  That word is Christ, the food of true Christians.

Now I know that the crazy, divided hirelings in in UCG, LCG, RCG, COG/Hulme, GCG/Brian Gale and all the other insane hirelings, who think they are ministers of Christ, will be meeting on the 14th to eat bred and drink wine.  And what is astonishing, they all think they will be taking the Passover!  Talk about supernatural blindness!