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Press On Through The Transition #Passover

Press on through the Transition #Passover Matthew 27

 

As I was meditating on the scriptures highlighting the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus two things came to my attention which I’ll like to share with you:

  1. Jesus acknowledged and felt the pain of feeling of abandonment by His father and He clearly expressed this in a very real way and while all the mockery went on about Him not being able to save Himself especially about the claim of being the King of the Jews-Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”. Jesus didn’t have a problem making this known publicly and what I picked up from this is we are mostly going through a lot of things that we are not able to change, but I’m encouraging you that it is actually okay to shout it out if you have to. It is okay to let God know your pain, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it would go away because you shouted or screamed and even prayed about it, but it is perfectly okay to express the pain without trying to suppress it as we often do especially in the West. There’s purpose in the pain for a believer. God’s way are not our ways and often we are unable to comprehend the purpose in the pain. 1 Corinthians 2:8 “None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
  1. Second thing I picked out was the fact that Jesus submitted to the will of the Father. Sometimes we have to learn to submit even when we don’t know what the outcome would be but having to trust that the Lord knows what He is doing and He is not unaware of our circumstance. The Lord is very much aware of our weaknesses regarding the situation, even when it’s not exactly pleasant especially as in the case of Jesus on the cross. He went through the most unbearable pain of crucifixion-Luke 23:46 “Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.”

 

The important lessons we have to learn from the crucifixion and resurrection is that the Lord had a plan all along and Jesus was destined to die and resurrect for our redemption. Redemption was God’s ultimate plan but the process of transition especially for Jesus was not very easy.

You have to come to that place where you submit fully to His working in your life trusting that however grim it may look His plan towards us are of good and never of evil with a future and a hope that is secured in Him?-Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

You are in a transition period just like the Passover and crossing over into your inheritance and regardless of your circumstance I want to encourage you, that you are not forgotten and God knows what you are going through and as you put your trust (this is important) in Him you must never lose hope that ultimately He has a good plan for your life.

We are in the month of Nisan and the month of Nisan is associated with Judah (Praise) and I want to encourage you to praise yourself through this transition. Let Judah go first and we may wonder why God in His infinite wisdom wants Praise to lead and go first. That is another topic for another day! –Judges 20:18 “The people of Israel arose and went up to Bethel and inquired of God, “Who shall go up first for us to fight against the people of Benjamin?” And the LORD said, “Judah shall go up first.”

Let us press on and transition to the new place He has prepared for us-Philippians 3:12–14 “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Have a triumphant Passover because He is risen!

Chag Sameach Pesach