TOPIC: JUDGMENT DAY
Memory verse:-"This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate
it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance. For seven days you are to eat bread
made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever
eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from
Israel. On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day.
Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat—that is all
you may do.
"Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I
brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the
generations to come. In the first month you are to eat bread made without yeast, from
the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day. For seven
days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And whoever eats anything with yeast in it
must be cut off from the community of Israel, whether he is an alien or native-born.
Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread.”
Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go at once and
select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. Take a bunch of
hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on
both sides of the doorframe. Not one of you shall go out the door of his house until
morning. When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will
see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway,
and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down. "Obey
these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants. When you enter
the land that the Lord will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. And when
your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ then tell them, ‘It is
the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in
Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.’” Then the people
bowed down and worshiped. The Israelites did just what the Lord commanded
Moses and Aaron.
At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of
Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the
dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. Pharaoh and all his officials and
all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there
was not a house without someone dead.”
The day of the Passover was a day of great liberation and joy for the Israelites, a nation that God chose for Himself. The same day was a day of lamentation, great sorrow and bitterness for the Egyptians, a nation that stood in opposition to the Israelites. The same will happen on that fateful day when Christ will return unto the earth. His children will rejoice but the unbelievers will go through great bitterness and pain. When you remember the Passover always remember the judgment day to come.
Prayer:-pray for living a righteous life and for all sinners
pray that nothing may take you from your faith in Christ
What to meditate on:
How do you picture the judgment day in your mind?