Jesus took Passover, and made it new. There He was, a Jew, celebrating the Passover with twelve other Jews, but He told them to now do Passover in remembrance of Him.
Usually, the Jewish people remember the way God delivered Moses and the Jews with the lamb’s blood on the door, and the angel of death “passing over” their home and sparing their life, but here we have Jesus saying remember Me, and then says the wine represents His blood and the broken bread, His body. He most certainly is declaring in this statement that He is now the sacrificial lamb for Israel, to remember this truth, that His death will be their Passover from death to eternal life.
My Jewish friends, I encourage you to read one of the four gospel accounts, to investigate Jesus’ life and determine for yourself if He is your Messiah, if He is the one the prophet Isaiah wrote:
“My righteous Servant will justify many, and He will carry their iniquities. Therefore I will give Him the many as a portion, and He will receive the mighty as spoil, because He submitted Himself to death, and was counted among the rebels; yet He bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels.” (Isaiah 53:11, 12)
No other person in history came even close, yet Christ fulfilled over 300 prophecies from your sacred Scriptures.
He loves you, and He is the Savior of the world. I pray you come to know and own this truth.
This morning when I asked God to speak to me, these thoughts flooded my mind:
My mercies are fresh every morning.
I never give up on you.
I’m always here for you.
Don’t ever give up on the plans I have for you. Remember they are good, pleasing, and perfect.
Always remain connected to the Vine.
Don’t lose heart.
Remain in Me, remain steadfast and immovable.
Commit your ways to Me, and your plans will be established.
Never cease to pray.
Endure all things.
Believe the best.
Walk in love and mercy, and be truthful.
Let love and good works abound.
Care for your neighbor.
Seek Me diligently.
Hope until the end.
Walk by faith. Walk in the Spirit.
Kill your desires, hold fast to Mine. Remind yourself of them daily.
Keep covering the brethren. Keep loving them.
Grow in wisdom and knowledge, and the fear of the Lord.
Renounce evil, stay far away from it.
Never reject wise counsel.
Confess your sins to one another.
Walk in holiness and sanctification.
Mend the broken-hearted.
Strengthen the weary.
Who is man that they do not fear God? They are but dust that will pass away as soon as they have come into this world. This lifetime is but a breath, a vapor, and then it ends.
Will one waste their life on foolish deception, or repent and find true life and freedom? Will they remain bound in their sin, dead to good works, or come alive in Christ, refreshed and renewed, thoroughly equipped for every good work? Will they linger on in darkness, stumbling and hurt, or come to the light, that they may find their identities and be healed. Will man stay broken, or will they allow the Mender to give them strength and heal their wounds?
Why should they deny the one that created them, the one that gives them life? He who sees everything sees their deeds, He is not blind to their works, nor is He blind to their thoughts and motives.
His grace abounds on all the earth. His light shines in the darkness. But we turn from His love, and spit on His sacrifice. We mock His holy name and hate His purity. We despise His children and all that is good. We applaud evil, we exalt it, we chant its name.
What has become of man? They do not fear God. And they will die in their sins.
What do I breathe for?
What am I living for?
Receiving God’s love and returning it to Him and others.
What is worth dying for?
Standing for Christ.
Who am I?
A dearly loved daughter of the Creator of the Universe.
What do I need to do?
Love Him and others.
Because He loved me first.
“Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7)
Jesus said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39)
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Ephesians 1:4, 5)
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)
You are loved beyond comprehension. It is my deepest prayer that you would discover this Love.
The Love of Jesus Christ.
Interesting that all religions start with one man claiming prophetic enlightenment and this one very human man is always exalted whereas the bible has 40 different authors aka prophets all saying the same thing rather than only one man claiming he heard from God.
Not only that, but unlike the other religions’ “prophets” the things the bible prophets say will come to pass, actually come to pass, and not with partial, but with 100% accuracy.
Yet, many have itching ears that choose to listen to what appeases their appetites and desires, whatever sounds good to them. They do not want to hear about repentance from sin and salvation through Christ alone, that God loves them immensely and died for them knowing it was the only way to redeem them and forgive them.
They don’t want to trust in God alone. They’d rather trust in themselves or a mere man. They look to Scriptures that claim prophetic authority without actually proving the prophetic authority. They trust in one human rather than 40 who say the same thing and again, prophesy future events with astounding accuracy. It is heartbreaking to see so many walking in willful ignorance.
Can you please just cry out to Jesus in sincerity? It is as simple as desiring the real truth–no matter what the cost; that is all you need to discover Christ is the only world Savior. But many do not want to discover the truth for it demands a response. Yet they know not that the Love that deeply desires their hearts will transform them and grant them everything they need. Redemption. Forgiveness. Righteousness. Peace. Heaven.
If they only knew…
Christ is the best and only God. I do not blindly believe. I know my Savior lives. He communicates with me, He has transformed me. I am not perfect but I most certainly am not who I was. His divine word is sure. It is truth. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. I have discovered this, and I pray you do as well.