“Behold, I tell you a mystery” (1 Corinthians 15:51): God releases silver and gold (wealth), prepared adornment and His MIGHTY POWER specially during Passover. Hallelu-YAH!
God released The Blessing of Abraham upon us at Passover when Christ, our Passover Lamb, was sacrificed for us, (Galatians 3:13-14).
And through “The Blood of The Everlasting Covenant” (Hebrews 13:20) shed at Passover, there was the greatest show of The Power of God: “the working of His MIGHTY POWER which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead…” (Ephesians 1:19-20).
You see, there are three Feasts of The LORD chain-linked and celebrated at this time: Passover, Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits — all fulfilled by our LORD Jesus Christ in The shedding of His PRECIOUS Blood) on The Cross, The Offering of His Body, and His GLORIOUS Resurrection.
As written, “indeed Christ, our Passover Lamb, was sacrificed for us.” (1 Corinthians 5:7); His Body is Unleavened Bread (free of the yeast/leaven of sin) which we eat of by faith, in faith (1 Corinthians 5:8; 11:23-32); and by His GLORIOUS Resurrection He is “Christ The Firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.” (1 Corinthians 5:20-23).
The first Passover (faith in and application of lamb’s blood, and the roasted flesh eaten with unleavened bread) by the children of Israel in Egypt saved them from death.
Now also, the ultimate Passover, Christ our Passover (faith in and application of His PRECIOUS Blood and partaking of The Communion) saves us from eternal death, sickness and untimely death, (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:15).
For the first Passover in Egypt, God commanded the children of Israel to remove leaven from their houses, (Exodus 12:15). (I understand Jews still do so today).
In like manner, we in Christ Jesus are commanded by God to remove the leaven of sin out of our houses (our bodies, lives, families) always — by repentance from sin, by forsaking sin — uprooting sin by The Blood.
But what does it mean that Christ is The Firstfruits? Jesus Christ ,The Son of God, is the first Person who rose from the dead bodily and lives forever, in bodily form.
Many people rose from the dead in the Bible. Elisha raised the dead (even his dead bones did).
Our LORD Jesus Christ Himself raised Lazarus and others from the dead. In fact and truth, the very moment Jesus died, the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had died were raised; and coming out of the graves after His Resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. (Matthew 27:50-53).
However, all these people died again. We raise the dead today but they die again when it is their time. BUT Christ having risen from the dead IS ALIVE FOREVER MORE! Glory to God!
Christ, The Firstfruits from the dead, fulfilled Leviticus 23:10,11, in which God commanded the children of Israel concerning The Feast of Firstfruits, saying:
“You shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before The LORD, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.”
The LORD Jesus Christ, “on the day after the Sabbath“, the first day of the week, rose from the dead and ascended to The Father and, as our High Priest, “waved” (presented) Himself, “Christ The Firstfruits from the dead” to The Father on our behalf, (John 20:17; Hebrews 9:12; 8:2,3).
This was when He inaugurated a NEW and LIVING Way by His Blood to God for us, (Hebrews 10:19-22). Hallelu-YAH! GLORY, GLORY, GLORY to God!
It is a great mystery revealed that, special portals are opened from Heaven to earth during Passover and other feasts of The LORD. God meets His people at the appointed feasts, (Leviticus 23:1-7).
Especially during Passover, God releases wealth and adornment and MIGHTY POWER to His people who obey Him and ask.
“Now the children of Israel had done according to The Word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing. And The LORD had given the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.” Exodus 12:35-36.
During the first Passover, God blessed His people with “articles of silver, articles of gold [representing financial and other wealth], and clothing [representing prepared adornment, indeed, adornment outside and inside, (1 Peter 3:3,4; Revelation 21:9-27)]”
God still does this today! He released “The Blessing of Abraham” at Passover! (Galatians 3:13,14). And the greatest manifestation of God’s POWER was when, during Passover, Christ our Passover Lamb “was delivered up because of our offences, and was raised because of our justification.” (Romans 4:25).
The ALMIGHTY God, by His GREAT POWER, “even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” (Ephesians 2:5-6).
Oh yes, God releases His blessing and power during Passover.
However, we must ASK (pray) for the blessing and the power, just as the children of Israel asked for and received, “articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing. And The LORD had given the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested.“
Our LORD Jesus Christ said: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8).
If you seek The LORD, if you wait on The LORD this Passover, He WILL grant you favour and power beyond your expectation.
This Passover, please prepare to meet The LORD, (Exodus 19:10).
Before and during this Passover, I encourage you to take the time and fast and pray fervently. Seek The LORD Jesus and His Passover power, “that [you] may know Him and The POWER of His Resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His Death, if, by any means, [you] may attain to the resurrection from the dead,” (Philippians 3:10-11).
Yes, brethren, let’s join together in prayer and fasting “that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of The Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life [Resurrection Life],” (Romans 6:4).
Let’s pray to “see The Kingdom of God present with power”, “the POWER and coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, [and be] eyewitnesses of His Majesty,” (Mark 9:1; 2 Peter 1:16).
This is the set time to get our blessing. This is the set time to get the power of God.
God instituted The Passover in Exodus 12. This Passover period (2020) ends on April 12, 2020.
The number 12 has the greatest significance and occurrences with a wide range of meanings in Scripture.
12 is of great Divine importance and mystery, a number of God in a mystery.
Jacob had 12 sons, who became the 12 tribes of Israel. The LORD Jesus Christ started His Church with 12 apostles.
When 12-years-old, He went to the Feast of Passover in Jerusalem with His parents, but lingered behind in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions — and all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.
At 12, He was busy about His Father’s business, (Luke 2:41-50).
In John 6:12, after feeding over 5,000 people with “five barley loaves and two small fish” (v.9), our LORD Jesus Christ said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 12 baskets were gathered of the remnants.
It is a Divine metaphor. God always gathers remnants for His purpose and plans.
At the time of his conversion, Saul (Paul) was stopped by The LORD in his tracks “at midday [12 pm]”, when “suddenly a great light from Heaven shone around [him].” (Acts 26:13;22:6).
And, “at midnight [12 am] Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.” (Acts 16:25-26).
I pray and sing to God that this Passover, you experience the great earth-quaking power of God and be loosed from all prisons, from all chains, from all captivities, in Jesus’ MIGHTY Name!
Of all occurrences of the number 12 in the Bible, the most numerous and curiously awesome regards “the great city, the holy Jerusalem”.
The “great city” had a great and high wall with 12 gates, and 12 angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the 12 tribes of the children of Israel…
The wall of the city had 12 foundations, and on them were the names of the 12 apostles of the Lamb. The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth.
The city was measured by an angel: 12 thousand stadiums. Then the angel measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four [12 x 12!] cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with 12 precious stones… The 12 gates were 12 pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And, in the city, The Tree of Life bore 12 fruits. Wow! (Revelation 21:10-21;22:2).
If you are led by The Spirit to do so, then let’s fast and pray together this Passover for twelve (12) days from 1st to 12th April 2020, ending on Resurrection Day.
Let’s get our blessing, let’s get the power of God, this Passover. AMEN!
Please, also read related HKP Words: “A Dream, A Strange Date and Our Payback!”
and “Prophecy Briefing — ‘Fast Radio Bursts’ and Our Warfare, Our Blessing.”
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of Jesus Christ by The Will of God, according to The Promise of Life which is in Christ Jesus, (2 Timothy 1:1). As John was, Jacob is the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.