I taught this on the 16th March 2013 in my first Passover Conference Series:
This is a passover message. The title of my message is The Passover and the Covenant Fathers.
We are reading Exodus 12:26 and 27. Exodus 12: 26-27, “26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? 27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.” Praise His Name!
“What mean ye by this service?” What service? THE PASSOVER SERVICE. The children will ask you about this service. Why was there a passover service? What happened for this service to be observed? When was the first service? Verse 24, “And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.”
This is the first THING Fathers are commanded to observe it with THEIR SONS forever. Passover is the FIRST THING Fathers are instructed to observe with their sons forever. Passover is the first duty of sonship. This day I am sharing with you the first duty of sonship. Why is this the first duty of sonship? Because it is the SERVICE THAT TOOK THEM FROM SLAVERY TO SONSHIP. Passover is a process of changing the slaves of Israel into sons.
Exodus 4:22-23, “22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.” Pharaoh release my first born. If you don’t want to do that I will bring PASSOVER in the land of Egypt!!! Somebody must listen and hear me well.
Exodus 12: 23, “For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.” This is the PASSOVER! Passover is a process where the Slave of Israel was returned into Son of Israel. There can’t be Son of Israel and Son of Egypt at the same time. One must be Slave while one is a Son. For the Slave to be free the Oppressor son must die.
Passover is a process of killing the Egyptian First Born Son so that the Hebrew Fisrt Born Son shall rise again. “When I see the blood I will PASSOVER you” The Blood was covering the Son Elect while the Destroyer was killing the Oppressor son.
I need your ears and eyes because something is going to happen. People have focused on the blood but have forgotten the purpose of passover. The purpose of passover was not the blood but it was the REDEEMING OF SLAVE INTO A SON. There is a problem when you put the blood on the door and remain a slave again. Many have focused on the blood and they were saved but they remained slaves and they did not take the position of a son. The Egyptian Son was dead and the Hebrew Son was supposed to take over but there was NO SON!!!
How are we going to bring a son? Exodus 12: 24-27, “24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever. 25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. 26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? 27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.”
The passover service was the first sonship duty. To remind a son year after year that he is no more a slave but a son. Passover is a service that says you do not behave like a slave anymore because your master is dead. Be a son. The blood has covered you in vain if you remain a slave!
This is a very deep lesson and I will ask all of you to begin it from the start or else this part will be very very confusing to you. When Hebrews were freed from Egypt there is a service that was given to the Fathers and Sons to perform. Exodus 12: 24, “And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.” The Fathers are given the first duty together with the Sons to observe this service so that sonship will be retained in Israel for them never to return to slavery again. This was a process of returning the Covenant Father and the Covenant Son as Abraham began the Father Covenant with God.
Gen 17:4, “As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.” What is the Covenant? Answer: Father of many nations. Now if Abraham dies who must continue to Father many nations? Answer: Isaac. Question: How will Abraham ensure that Isaac is a successful father (father of many nations)? Answer: CIRCUMCISE HIM!!!!!!!!! Abraham had to set up a team of successful fathers who will wait for the seed of Jesus to come. But these fathers were to come out of sons.
Now Satan stopped the flow of sons for….? Exodus 12: 41, “And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the same day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.” For four hundred and thirty years satan stopped the Covenant Fathers and God restored them through PASSOVER. For no slave can become a Covenant Father.
This is the end of Part 1 in the title PASSOVER AND COVENANT FATHERS. Shalom.