Did you ever wonder why you might be going thru a hardship? an illness? a slowdown? a missed event? a less lined pocket of change? a time where God blocks a door or something? Maybe this is a “pass-over”, maybe you are supposed to stay inside – maybe you are supposed to find a new thing to do – maybe (DEFINITELY) you are to find God’s opportunity to PRAISE HIM first (praise first, complain later)…
Maybe you will never know in this lifetime.
Maybe you won’t know the reason – but as long as you know that you are still going to be OK, that’s OK. God’s got this… God has you on other duties, especially on prayer duties.
When king Josiah (old testament divided kingdom, many years after Moses) realized that they had not been honoring God the way God had prescribed according to the Law of Moses, he also realized they were not celebrating/remembering the Passover… The Passover in Moses’s time was tremendous and a fear-filled night, it was when death came to the first born in the households except for those in the Israelites (held captive as slaves by Pharoh). Israelites then were slaves after traveling to Egypt, during the time of Joseph, and were to be led out of captivity by Moses.Slaves who listened to Moses were knowledgeable to “the word of mouth” instruction to place lamb’s blood on the door frame. Instead of death inside of the first born, the death of a lamb as a sacrifice was placed as an outward sign. Truly this foretold of the sacrifice and death of first born, alpha and omega, Jesus as the lamb who became the replacement for all our sinful deaths. The outward sign on our individual frames so that God accepts us as His people who are saved.
Saved. Spared. Shared. The passover meal in the times of king Josiah was shared – the priests and gatekeepers and musicians had no time to cook – so the rest of the people did extra sacrifices for them. The priests – the gatekeepers – the musicians – were all working on God’s scheduled tasks. The community shared and the good fraction were spared.
What about us – are we spared? We are now that Jesus came for our sins – He IS and was and will be our own passover Lamb, His blood shown up on our death’s door. He will take up our pleas, He took them so we could pass into Heaven free. All it takes on our end is belief from you and me. It takes a plea: “I’m guilty Lord of my sins, PLEASE set me FREE.”
2 Chronicles 35:10-18 The service was arranged and the priests stood in their places with the Levites in their divisions as the king had ordered. The Passover lambs were slaughtered, and the priests splashed against the altar the blood handed to them, while the Levites skinned the animals. They set aside the burnt offerings to give them to the subdivisions of the families of the people to offer to the Lord, as it is written in the Book of Moses. They did the same with the cattle. They roasted the Passover animals over the fire as prescribed, and boiled the holy offerings in pots, caldrons and pans and served them quickly to all the people. After this, they made preparations for themselves and for the priests, because the priests, the descendants of Aaron, were sacrificing the burnt offerings and the fat portions until nightfall. So the Levites made preparations for themselves and for the Aaronic priests. The musicians, the descendants of Asaph, were in the places prescribed by David, Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun the king’s seer. The gatekeepers at each gate did not need to leave their posts, because their fellow Levites made the preparations for them. So at that time the entire service of the Lord was carried out for the celebration of the Passover and the offering of burnt offerings on the altar of the Lord, as King Josiah had ordered. The Israelites who were present celebrated the Passover at that time and observed the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days. The Passover had not been observed like this in Israel since the days of the prophet Samuel; and none of the kings of Israel had ever celebrated such a Passover as did Josiah, with the priests, the Levites and all Judah and Israel who were there with the people of Jerusalem.