THE MYSTERY OF THE "SELFSAME DAY" (Continued)
The third occurrence of the term "selfsame day" is found in Exodus 12:17,41,51.
V 17 And ye shall observe [the feast of] unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
V 41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
V 51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, [that] the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
Egypt represents bondage because of the enslavement of the children of Israel there. A picture of Christ our Deliverer emerges in the institution of the Passover. "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] _Exodus 12:17." Again we see that the same transaction that destroyed the enemy of righteousness saved the righteous alive.
A new and living way was opened for the Israelites and for all through Christ Jesus our Passover. This new and living way was demonstrated by the Power of the Spirit at the Red Sea when the waters (Word) opened and the armies of the children of Israel crossed on dry land. The Spirit of Truth opens the Way that Christ is through His Holy Word to everyone who believes.
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8