Hey guys! It’s one of the most exciting times of the year again. Easter is coming!
You know, we would like to take a different approach in this edition of Off Air and share with you something a little more spiritual.
Today (12 April) happens to be the second day of the Jewish Passover.
According to Jewish history, these events took place on the 1st Day of Passover:
1. The Exodus (1313 BCE)
At the stroke of midnight of Nissan 15 of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), God visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. Earlier that evening, the Children of Israel conducted the first “seder” of history, eating the roasted meat of the Passover offering with matzot and bitter herbs, and sprinkling the blood of the sacrifice on their doorposts as a sign that God will “pass over” their homes when inflicting the plague upon the Egyptians. Pharaoh’s resistance to free them was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. Several million souls–600,000 adult males, plus the woman and children, and a large “mixed multitude” of non-Hebrews who joined them — left Egypt on that day, and began the 50-day trek to Sinai and their birth as God’s chosen people.
2. On the seventh day of his royal feast (see Jewish history for 9 Nissan), King Achashverosh demanded that the Queen Vashti appear unclothed to display her beauty before all the attending guests. When Vashti refused this obscene request, the king had her executed.
Her ignominious death on Shabbat was divine retribution for her penchant to force Jewish girls to work on Shabbat, and paved the way for Esther to become queen and save the Jewish nation from Haman’s plot.
3. Daniel in Lions’ Den (372 BCE)
Daniel was cast into a den of hungry lions by Darius I of Persia for violating a royal edict that no man may pray to any god save the king for 30 days. Miraculously, the lions did not touch him, and he emerged from the den unscathed (Daniel 6:5-29).
So as you can see, The Passover relates closely to God’s deliverance and provision.
What areas in your life do you need God’s deliverance in? What areas do you need His provision in? We pray that in this period leading up to Easter, God will show up so real in your life.
Hope you enjoyed reading this.
Here to Connect,
The City Radio Team