LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM EASTER (i.e. PASCHAL or PASSOVER) part 2
The covering blood of the covenant saved them from destruction
(…continued from the 1st part…) The number eight stands for a new beginning. As He walked with the three, there were 4, which means creation. He told the 3 (scriptural denotation of the Trinitarian perfect manifestation of the Godhead) “…tarry ye here, and watch with me. 39 And he went a little further (Matthew 26:38-39). He moved on to stand alone, representing the number 1. One is the unity of the Godhead. In all things, Jesus takes preeminence (Colossians 1:8). He is the One. The Almighty. Jesus used 8, 3 and 1 to asseverate the divine proclamation of what He was about do: The creation of a new beginning for Adam by the joint participation of the Godhead. They could not assist in this one-time-creation prayer. Too bad! An angel came all the way from heaven to give a spiritual galvanism to Jesus: for the work must go on! Only Jesus fits in perfect Divinity to take on the Passover insurance coverage.
JESUS, THE LAMB OF GOD! Worthy He is!
Mohammed’s teaching on the crucifixion is quite an aberration. He did not mention the names of the apostatising disciples in the Qur’an of Allah. The historical arrest of Jesus saw Him with His eleven apostles. Which one of them did not accept Him as the Christ? Mohammed does not understand what the Hebrews call Christ else he would not have given this sobriquet to Jesus alone, eleven times, in the Qur’an. It is mashiyach (maw-shee’-akh) ‘1. Anointed 2. usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint) 3. (specifically) the Messiah, the Anointed One.’
The Mashiyach is the expected Saviour King, the holy One from heaven (John 3:13; 1:18; 6:46 & Proverbs 30:4). If God is the only Saviour, then the Mashiyach is equally God! Mohammed does not mention Peter, Paul, James or Timothy. I understand, from experience, that Paul, especially, is detested by Islamic scholars. He dwells extensively on the deity of Jesus, his Saviour, LORD and God; teaches like no one, the mystery of the Church. He cannot be their friend. Which one of Matthew, Andrew, John, James the less, Bartholomew, Philip, Thomas, Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite or the seventy apostatized to the Islamic faith?
God’s children are safe in HIS hands
It is not possible! They knew that Jesus was the One “….which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (2) (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) (3) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (4) And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full” (1John 1:1-4). Amen.
These two disciples saw the historical risen Christ
Two disciples on their way to Emmaus saw Him, the risen Christ! The soldiers were bribed to spread the falsehood which has caught the jaws of Mohammed’s Islam. He was seen by many for forty days after His resurrection. He told the disciples to get ready for the commencement of the Church which became a historical eventuality on the day of Pentecost. On falsehood, therefore, hangs Islam when it comes to the Bible. Mohammed, you should have left the Bible alone! But I thank God that you did not. It has exposed the falsehood of your Qur’an. Amen!
They ate the Passover in readiness to leave for the Promised Land
It is quite apposite for Jesus to make Galilee the last rendezvous. Galilee means ‘circle or circuit.’ Since the errant days of Eden, the Devil has taken over the infamous affairs of this sinful world. The vicious cycle of Satanic governance had continued unabated. God’s covenant had been renewed. It is still with Israel. Jesus said, “I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” The Church started in Israel. Israelites were the first disciples, the born again ones of the upper room and, from all indications most were among the first 3,000 converts. The uniqueness of Galilee congregation was His declaration of: “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:18). The vicious cycle of Satanism came under the feet of Jesus and of course, the body of HIM, the Christians! Hallelujah!
“…the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (John 10:11).
You can be born again and be transformed into God’s child. Say this prayer of salvation: “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I believe that Jesus is LORD and I receive Him as my LORD and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen”. Maintain the new birth by: 1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17. 2) Read the Bible everyday (Joshua 1:8). 3) Go to Church regularly (Hebrews 10:25). 4. Tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).
Read part one here