Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2013 March 5 - Morning Manna

And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof: But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof. In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof. All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. 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
(Exodus 12:43-51).

 Today's Morsel: When my grandson was just learning to say words, his dad was teaching him that there was only one God. And so his dad would say, "How many Gods are there?" And my grandson, in his sweet baby voice would say, "Twone." But it wasn't long before he knew that there was only one God and he could say with resounding clarity, "One."

The Lord told Moses that there was to be only one law in dealing with the ordinance for the Passover. Whether a person was an Israelite or a stranger who joined themselves to the Israelites, they were all to keep the law of the Passover. There were three feasts that the Israelites were to keep yearly. The Passover, Pentecost, and the Tabernacle. The Passover commemorated the exit from Egypt, Pentecost commemorated the giving of the law, and the Tabernacle as a thanksgiving for the harvest and to commemorate life in the wilderness. But there was only one law for everyone. In so many ways, we, the church, should be keeping these feasts. The day God brought us out of the world, our own Holy Ghost infilling, and our daily thanksgiving. Paul said, "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise" (Galatians 3:24-29). When we look at scripture, there is not two or three ways to become a child of God. There is only one way. Jesus gave only one way to be born again. and that is of the water and spirit. The apostle Peter, who was given the keys to the kingdom of God on the Day of Pentecost, that feast day they were all to keep, when asked by those present, "Men and brethren what shall we do, replied, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Acts 2:38-39).

Sing: They were in an upper chamber, they were all with one accord, when the Holy Ghost descended, as was promised by our Lord.

Oh Lord, send the power just now! Oh Lord, send the power just now! Oh Lord, send the power just now, and baptize everyone!

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