For me, next Monday evening (April 10, 2017, 14th Nisan) begins the most sacred day on the biblical calendar, the anniversary of Israel’s deliverance from centuries of slavery, but also the anniversary of Jesus’ death on the cross, his sacrifice for my sins! His resurrection came three days later!

Go outside next Monday and look at the full moon (always a full moon on Passover, the 14th day of the biblical lunar month of Aviv or Nisan), and ponder what took place 3500 years ago, 2000 years ago. The following may help you remember:

On this day, 3500 years ago, lambs were slaughtered throughout Goshen in Egypt. Hyssop brushes stroked Jewish doorposts with lamb’s blood. The children of Israel met quietly, sequestered behind their bloodstained doors, waiting to be delivered from 400 years of slavery. On this day, 2000 years ago, another Lamb was slain. Human hearts were stroked with Lamb’s blood and freed from centuries of slavery. Today…Lamb’s blood is still found on human hearts. Deliverance is found behind a blood-stained door. If the doorpost of your heart is stained with Lamb’s blood, have a glorious Passover season. If not, grab quickly the hyssop and look for the Lamb’s blood. The exodus will come suddenly and we will be ushered into a whole new glorious future.

The slain Lamb has risen and will return as King of kings and Lord of lords!