Raised to Life by the Lamb of God

15 April 2022

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As Christians celebrate our freedom from slavery to sin by the ultimate sacrifice of Christ, the Lamb of God, we can share in the joy of our Jewish brethren celebrating how Israel was freed from slavery in Egypt, with the sacrifice of the Passover lamb.

Welcome to Pesach 2022!

What is Pesach?

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is the Jewish festival that commemorates the Exodus, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt, where they had been enslaved. It is considered one of the most important Jewish holidays.

It can also be called Pesah and is sometimes referred to as the Feast of the Unleavened Bread.

Jews traditionally celebrate Passover with family and friends by holding a ceremonial meal called a Seder, which consists of special symbolic dishes, including unleavened bread called matzo.


“… the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” ~ Revelation 13:8b (KJV)

This year Pesach/Passover and Easter coincide. Pesach (Passover) 2022 is from sunset 15th April to nightfall 23rd April. Passover is celebrated by Jews every year, commemorating the anniversary of the miraculous Exodus from Egyptian slavery, as told in the Bible.

On the first two nights of Passover (just the first night in Israel), Jews hold a Seder. After candles have been lit, they enjoy a ritual-rich 15-step feast, which centres around telling the story of the Exodus.

Easter dates for 2022 are 15th April — 18th April in Australia and other countries as well.

I find it very interesting that this is our third Passover/Easter in relation to Covid. We experienced two Passover seasons in lockdown, and now this third Passover season I believe the chains are coming off. It is like a resurrection experience with a new day dawning, not as the world talks about the Reset, but this will truly be the Lord’s divine Reset where He establishes His kingdom and His agenda on the world stage.

The dreams and visions that the Lord placed in your heart years and decades ago will still come to pass if we genuinely believe, persevere, and do not give up.

Many have been prophesying doom and gloom over us for some time now, but I declare that the Lord will do wonders amongst us and now is the season for us to consecrate ourselves and prepare for what He will do.

After three days, the officials circulated through the camp and gave the people these orders:
“When you see the ark for the covenant of Adonai your God and the cohanim, who are L’vi’im, carrying it, you are to leave your position and follow it.
But keep a distance between yourselves and it of about a thousand yards — don’t come any closer, so that you will understand which way to go, because you haven’t gone this way before.”
Y’hoshua said to the people,
Consecrate yourselves, because tomorrow Adonai is going to work wonders among you.”
~ Joshua 3:2-5 (Complete Jewish Bible)

After two days, He will revive us;
on the third day, He will raise us up;
and we will live in His presence.
~ Hosea 6:2 (Complete Jewish Bible)

We have just celebrated Palm Sunday, the Triumphal Entry of the Messiah into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey and the people crying out —


“הושע-נא לבן-דוד!”
“‘ברוך הבא בשם ה!”
“הושע-נא במרומים!”


Hosha’e na L Ben David
Baruch Haba Ba Shem Adonai (Jewish people do not put His real name on their lips)
Hosha’e na Be Merumim

English translation:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Welcome in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the heavens!”

Matthew 21:9b (Complete Jewish Bible)

“Please! Deliver us!” to the Son of David;
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of Adonai!”
“You in the highest heaven! Please! Deliver us!”

It is interesting to note that the Triumphal Entry of the Messiah, 10th Nisan, into Jerusalem coincides with the time that the lamb was brought into the house in the book of Exodus before the Chosen People ate the lamb and departed from Egypt.

The Sacrifice of the Messiah is an Eternal Reality

If you wish to read what I wrote last year, please click here.

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship Him,
Whose names are not written in the book of life
of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
~ Revelation 13:8 (KJV)

A friend of ours who is a Messianic Jew still wipes a lamb chop over the doorway each year to symbolise the blood on the doorpost and lentils.  He then gives the lamb chop to the magpies to enjoy.

Coming Wonders and Obstacles

Earlier in the year, the Lord spoke to me and said that I should watch Pesach to see what He will do in this season. In recent months He has been speaking to me about praying more for Jerusalem.  I believe something significant will come through to planet earth this Pesach/Easter via Jerusalem — the place where He has put His name (character).

Many of us are aware of the increased terror attacks in Jerusalem and Israel at this time, and we can see that the enemy is trying to thwart the new thing that the Lord is bringing to us in this season.

Let us continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as Psalm 122:6 says as it is the world’s hotspot and will be the throne of Yeshua Ha Mashiach when He returns to rule the earth.

How Can We Make This Personal?Pesach

Going back to the entry of the lamb into the household of each Israelite, “a lamb for a house” (Exodus 12:3b AJKV). The lamb had to be roasted.

Fire in the Bible very often has to do with purging and purification.

The lamb was required to be cooked with fire. Yeshua, our Passover Lamb, had to receive the fire of divine holiness and judgement. He became sin for us, Who knew no sin. He was the perfect sacrifice. Everything in Him was perfect. The fire tried Him and there was no dross.

Don’t eat it raw or boiled, but roasted in the fire,
with its head, the lower parts of its legs and its inner organs.
~ Exodus 12:9 (Complete Jewish Bible)

This passage speaks about His knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. His entire being was brought under the fire of God. Father’s wrath was laid on Jesus for the sin of the world. The process of roasting was therefore deeply significant. Let us not pass over these gems in the words of God because they are all filled with meaning.

No fault was found in Him. As we consecrate our hearts to Him, we have already partaken of Him and now yield to His holy fire so that all that is not holy may be purged from us so that we may enter into Father’s Divine Reset — a time of fulfilment like never before.

Even though we can rejoice in our sins forgiven, coming fulfilment and an end to our fiery trials, ultimately this is all only possible because of the Father’s amazing love for us portrayed in Yeshua.  He is the Great Shepherd of the sheep, leading us to green pastures and still waters — setting out His table before us in the presence of our enemies:

Goodness and grace will pursue me
every day of my life;
and I will live in the house of Adonai
for years and years to come.
~ Psalm 23:6 (Complete Jewish Bible)

Let us conclude our meditations on Yeshua, the Lamb Who freed us from the chains of sin even to the highest heavens, Who went through the fire for us to make us holy and Who is coming again to Yerushalayim to rule the earth.

The Father will not complete His purposes without us.  He is working in His church, and He is working in His Chosen people. Even though for a season the Lord has permitted the veil over His Chosen People, now as the Gospel is being preached, the veil is being lifted and like this scripture says, we are coming into His perfection.

All these won a glowing testimony to their faith,
but they did not then and there receive the fulfilment of the promise.
God had something better planned for our day,
and it was not His plan that they should reach perfection without us.
~ Hebrews 11:14 (J B Phillips)


Our Heavenly Father God,
we thank You for sending to us
Your beautiful Son,
Yeshua to be our lamb.
We are forever grateful
for the sacrifice that He made
so that each one of us
could live in Your family.
We long to know You more and enjoy You forever.


Photo by Kat Smith.

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One Comment

  1. Molly 16 April 2022 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you Nel for the Hebrew and English language explanations. A great way to introduce our Jewish messiah and his message of salvation to both Jew and gentile. Very blessed.!

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