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Thoughts on Crucifixion

“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it”” (Luke 9:23-24, NKJV).

As we celebrate Passover (Easter), let’s analyze the meaning of Crucifixion from a different angle. Just as Jesus came to earth to live, suffer, and die for us; as His disciples we may experience tribulations. It is written that: “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day” (Luke 9:22, NKJV). Do not be surprised if your trials will take place at a church. The church is where many can be tested the most. In fact, I had a dream where I was persecuted by my local church’s sisters. While going through trials and persecution do not be afraid. Just as it was the perfect will of the Father for Jesus, it’s the perfect will of Christ to take us through necessary trials to purify us and make us precious as high quality gold. Jesus was glorified after undergoing the cross! We see such examples in lives of King David and Joseph. After passing their trials they were rewarded with a high position. The greater the calling the more intense testing to overcome.

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Unleavened Bread

Feast of Unleavened Bread (Lev. 23:6–8): “And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst’” (Jn. 6:35). Jesus was free of sin and a living sacrifice, suitable before the Lord to be pierced for our transgressions.

Application: Jesus is the unleavened bread. As His disciples, we are to be free of sin and flee from it. When we fall into sin because of our fallen nature, we have the blood of Jesus to cleanse us, if we repent and confess our sins to Him (1 Jn. 1:8–10). We are to eat unleavened bread as His body at communion: “Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Cor. 5:6b–8).

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Feast of Firstfruits

Feast of Firstfruits (Lev. 23:10): “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Cor. 15:20). In the Father’s eyes, Jesus is the first among His brothers and sisters (which is His Church, saved and adopted by His blood) to be resurrected into life. Those who believe in Him will be resurrected with Him (1 Cor. 15:51–52).

Application: We need to put Jesus and serving God first in our lives. All other preoccupations should come next; otherwise, they will take the place of God and become our idols.

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She Divides the Spoil by Natalya Vazemiller.

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Passover

Passover (Lev. 23:5): “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (Jn. 1:29) Jesus is the perfect Lamb of God, whose blood is holy and powerful enough to redeem us from the power of sin and satan.

Application: Jesus’ blood was spilled for the forgiveness of our sins, removing our curses, healing our bodies, and rebirthing our dead spirits (born-again experience). We are to drink wine at church communion, which symbolizes His blood, to remember His suffering and what He has done for us. We no longer need to bring animal sacrifices to wash away our sins. Instead, when we repent, His blood washes away our sins. 

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She Divides the Spoil by Natalya Vazemiller.

Copyright © 2018 Natalya Vazemiller

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