I did not grow up with many traditions in our home. As I began to raise my own family I really had to go back and ask myself . . . what is a tradition really?
Tradition can be defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way; a long-established custom or belief that has been passed on in this way; even an artistic or literary method or style established by an artist, writer, or movement, and subsequently followed by others.
As we walk with the Lord, it is always good for us to go back, to remember what He has called us to. It is good for our children to ponder, why this day, is different than others? What did it mean, both in the beginning and today?
More than 2,000 years ago Christ came as God in the flesh, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He was hated and rejected, abused, and put to death. But that wasn’t the end of the story.
He became our Passover—Remember, the very first time that man was freed from bondage supernaturally.
Then 1,500 years after the first Passover, John the Baptist called for people to repent and be baptized. When Jesus began His ministry, John told people, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). The Passover became a Person—Jesus Christ. Jesus “takes away the sin of the world.”
Jesus died for us and was resurrected with power and authority, He willingly sacrificed Himself for our sins, so that we could be reconciled to HIm. So that we too could cast out demons; speak with new tongues; take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Resurrection power.
Just as the Israelites long ago were passed-over, spared God’s judgment by the blood of a lamb on their doorpost, so too we are free from slavery and judgment when we also apply the blood of Christ to our lives. No more are we bound to sin and darkness.
Now we have resurrection power!
Thank you to Jennifer K at A “Peace” of Mind for writing this article.
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