FOR ISRAEL, PASSOVER IS FOREVER
Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the Lord thy God: for in the month of Abib the Lord thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the Lord thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the Lord shall choose to place his name there. Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the Lord thy God giveth thee: But at the place which the Lord thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt. And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents. Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work therein. (Deuteronomy 16:1-8 KJV)
THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD TO BE KEPT FOREVER
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you. And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread. (Exodus 12:14-20 KJV)
Even when you’re treated with so much disrespect from people you love, have loved, or were friends with don’t let that forget who you are in The Most High’s eyes. Stay prayed up and keep your head up in spite of the dishonorable treatment. Always remember to treat yourself well.
What a drag to wake up with grumbling, replaying the past unfavorable events that left you worried, confused, or angry. (I raise my hand to confess I’ve had days of grumbling too.) Thoughts of “why” may pop up in our minds. How do these circumstances become victories we overcome?
I was lead to the following scriptures: “Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” (Psalms 42:7-11 KJV)
We sometimes forget about those times The Most High helped us through our last challenges/attacks or mistakes. That’s not to deflect from sin and think we don’t have consequences, but it is a reminder for us that through it all, He remains close because He wants us to remain connected to Him, living obedient to His commandments. Let’s repent of the grumbling and waywardness. Grumbling is pulling us away from His truth. A disconnection from the Source is evident and we need His guiding light to remain focused on the righteous path. Until next time, pray for me and I’ll pray for you.
Your gift(s) will touch lives. Don’t be afraid of your contribution to the world. Share, grow, prosper, stay humble, and pray without ceasing.
Sometimes we get so frustrated by not getting the things we want and we can get in a funk about it. The good news is that sometimes NOT getting what we want is actually going to be alright because The Most High knows that we could possibly neglect our true needs. So cheer up, buttercup! Let’s keep our focus on getting our needs met first and in due time, our wants will begin to manifest as well. Patience is always a virtue.
We are made in His image, loved by a gentle heart, and protected by His mighty strength.
There may be wicked spirits operating in this world that may try to tear us down and critique the way God made us, but He made no mistake when we were formed for His glory. Remember the uniqueness He instilled in you and know that you are loved. May His peace surround you this day. Stay prayed up beautiful people!
The words we speak have power. When we constantly speak negativity and sickness or positivity and wellness, it has a tendency to manifest in our lives. When we make the effort to break from old mindsets that keep us bound, we can learn to appreciate the importance of watching what we say to ourselves or others.
We are also responsible for what we try to speak over the lives of others. When we’re not hearing what The Most High has to say about their situation, the least of our troubles is to keep silent and pray. We just never truly understand what He may be doing for others and how He will get the glory in a person’s life.
Our words our powerful, so let us use them to edify ourselves and others. The harvest of good fruits is always worth it in the end. Stay prayed up beautiful people!