"...proving that this is very Christ." _ Acts 9:22
"...proving that this is very Christ." _ Acts 9:22



Scripture Reading:  Exodus 12:6-9
And they shall take of the blood, and strike if on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
And they shall eat the flesh in that night roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.


       Various answers are most likely given when people are asked what the Good News means to them.  In these four verses are many key points that must be spiritually discerned when ministering the Gospel.  The Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians that he was crucified with Christ.  That is true of us all.  His death was our death.  It is amazing that people want the benefit of resurrection life but have a terrible time accepting our death.  Resurrection life is the life force of the new creation man.


        The Fall affected us all and each of us inherited Adam’s nature just by being born into this world.  Through Christ, the last Adam, and His Cross, the old nature was crucified and a new man now lives. The Holy Spirit inspired the explicit instructions for our learning.  Two side posts and an upper doorpost depict the awesome truth that we were indeed crucified with Christ.  Even looking with the natural eye one sees a picture of a double Cross.  Yes, beloved, a double Cross yet One.  Christ and us together with Him.


        The flesh of the lamb had to be roasted with fire.  Those instructions are repeated and many still miss their importance.   The Burnt Offering in the Old Testament is the sin offering.  Jesus fulfilled the Burnt Offering (Leviticus 1).   When we fail to preach the entire truth of the Gospel and fail to allow the Holy Spirit to minister in power to us, we make the mistake of eating the lamb raw or sodden with water.  The Gospel has to be ministered with the fire of God.  When sermons or teachings are tailored to meet the sensual needs of man, the Redemptive Work of our Lord in all Its power cannot help us if It is not made available and received in faith. 


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