On the 18th of March 2013 this was second session in the day and part 2 of the conference. Little did I know that a book was in the making, I invite those who has an appointment with this book to keep reading. God Bless.
“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.” We heard yesterday the meaning of “this service” as addressed in verse 26. By now we know what happened that night of the passover. The children of Israel closed themselves in their houses while the Destroyer was killing all the first borns of Egypt.
Today we are going to address in depth the following statement in the verse that follows: Verse 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.” This verse is loaded with a very big activity. This is the verse that Fathers are given as the first duty to address to their sons. This is what God said earlier: Verse 24, “And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.” Verse 24 says the Fathers who were slaves will observe this thing as an ordinance to their sons. Therefore this is the first responsibility of fathers in establishing sonship. They had to do this to repair the 430 year old damage of the covenant that was given to Abraham.
Remember that slavery was the attack by satan towards the covenant given to Abraham. He figured out that if they can be slaves for 430 years they will find it difficult to hold that covenant. What was the covenant? Genesis 17:4, “As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.” The first contents of this covenant is “to become Father of Many Nations”. Now this is not just a nice title. Fathering many nations is an assignment.
I want you to tell yourself and everybody that Fathering is an assignment. It is a calling. Now for him to father this nations he had to do something. And this was not to sleep with Sarah and disappear thereafter like we do today. He had to circumcise Isaac. Circumcision is a performance of a sacrifice by a father on his son. Verse 27, “That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover” This sacrifice was returning a sacrifice that Abraham was instructed to do as the first assignment of fathering many nations.
Gen 17:10-11, “10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.” To Abraham he said: Just do one thing for me. CIRCUMCISE THEM!!! That was all! To establish this team of successful fathers who are going to raise kings. They were not assembled to raise slaves but kings. He said to Abraham” Kings shall come out of thee” Gen 17:6. We are called to raise Kings and nothing else!
Now the Fathers assigned were supposed to CIRCUMCISE them. But after this damage of 430yrs they had to do two things. MAKE A PASSOVER SACRIFICE AND CIRCUMCISE THEM!!! This passover sacrifice was a remedy to slavery so as to return fully to sonship. Circumcision was to enable them to keep the land that God gave them.
These two things I mentioned above are key. I promised you that we will talk about verse 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.” I will not share this here in part 2 I will share it in part 3. For today just know that Fathers were given Circumcision as token of Covenant that they need to perform to their sons. This was to prepare them to be Double Portion owners of the Promised Land as Sons. But after the slavery damage the Fathers had a double responsibility.
First to KEEP THE PASSOVER as remedy for the slave mind to return to sonship. Second: CIRCUMCISE THE SONS as instructed to Abraham for this restored son to OWN THE LAND. Shalom.