Week 5  Day 6

The deliverance of the Israelites
      from Egypt
      is a very dramatic story

God intended it to be so
God wanted the story repeated
      over and over again
      in the immediate generation
      and for thousands of years to come

The more dramatic the story
      the better the chances
      that it would be
      listened to
      remembered
      repeated.

Just as Christmas is an annual celebration
      in which the story of the
      birth of Jesus
      is told and retold

So the Passover would be an annual event
      when the telling of the story
      of the deliverance from Egypt
      would be repeated

No one must ever forget
No generation must ever fail
      to tell the
      next generations
 

                                         PASSOVER 
        The angel of death passed over Israelite homes.
                                          Exodus 12

    21Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them,
"Pick out lambs for yourselves according to your families,
and kill the Passover lamb.  22You shall take a bunch of
hyssop,
dip it in the blood in the basin, and strike the lintel
and the two 
doorposts with the blood.  None of you shall go
out of the door
of his house until morning.  23For the Lord
will pass through
to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees
the blood on the lintel
and on the two doorposts, the Lord
will pass over the door and
not allow the destroyer to come
into your houses to strike you.

    24"You shall observe this as an ordinance for you and your 
children forever.  26When your children say to you, 'What do
you
mean by this service?'  27Say, 'It is the Passover sacrifice
of
the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of
Israel
in Egypt.'"  So the people bowed their heads and
worshiped,
28then went and did just as the Lord had
commanded .

    29At midnight the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land
of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne
to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and
the
firstborn of livestock.  30So Pharaoh rose in the night,
and all
his servants, and all the Egyptians; there was a great
cry in
Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not
one dead.

    31Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron by night, and
said, "Rise, both you and the children of Israel, and go, serve
the
Lord as you have said.  32Also take your flocks and your
herds
and be gone; and bless me also."  33The Egyptians
urged that
they might send them out of the land in haste.  
For they said,
"We shall all be dead."  35The children of Israel
had asked
from the Egyptians articles of silver, gold, and
clothing.  36And
they granted them what they requested. 
Thus they plundered
the Egyptians.
    37Then the children of Israel journeyed, about six hundred
thousand men on foot, besides children.  38A mixed multitude
went up with them also, and flocks and herds.  39They baked
unleavened cakes; because they were driven out of Egypt
and
could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for
themselves.

    40The sojourn of the children of Israel in Egypt was four
hundred and thirty years.  41At the end of the four hundred
and thirty years--on that very same day--all the armies of
the
Lord went out from the land of Egypt.  42 It is a night
of solemn
observance for all Israel throughout their
generations.

                          This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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