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Week 5 Day 6
The deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt is a very dramatic storyGod intended it to be soGod wanted the story repeated over and over again in the immediate generation and for thousands of years to comeThe more dramatic the story the better the chances that it would be listened to remembered repeated.
Just as Christmas is an annual celebration in which the story of the birth of Jesus is told and retoldSo the Passover would be an annual event when the telling of the story of the deliverance from Egypt would be repeated
No one must ever forgetNo generation must ever fail to tell the next generations
PASSOVER The angel of death passed over Israelite homes. Exodus 12
21Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them,"Pick out lambs for yourselves according to your families,and kill the Passover lamb. 22You shall take a bunch of hyssop,dip it in the blood in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. 23For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. 24"You shall observe this as an ordinance for you and your children forever. 26When your children say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?' 27Say, 'It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt.'" So the people bowed their heads and worshiped, 28then went and did just as the Lord had commanded . 29At midnight the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of livestock. 30So Pharaoh rose in the night, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead. 31Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, "Rise, both you and the children of Israel, and go, serve the Lord as you have said. 32Also take your flocks and your herds and be gone; and bless me also." 33The Egyptians urged that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they said, "We shall all be dead." 35The children of Israel had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, gold, and clothing. 36And they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians. 37Then the children of Israel journeyed, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. 38A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds. 39They baked unleavened cakes; because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves. 40The sojourn of the children of Israel in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. 41At the end of the four hundred and thirty years--on that very same day--all the armies of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. 42 It is a night of solemn observance for all Israel throughout their generations. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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