essence of biblical prophecy is that the Lord [YHWH] will restore
As the Holy One of Israel gave Egypt as the ransom for Israel, His firstborn son (Ex 4:22), He will again give the lives of men in exchange for the life of Israel (Isa 43:3–4), now a nation circumcised of heart by Spirit (Rom 2:28-29; Col 2:11; Deut 30:6), a nation that was not before a nation or a people (1 Pet 2:9–10). As the Holy One of Israel claimed the firstborn of Egypt, of men and of beasts, as His own to do with as He pleased; and as He required that Israel redeem its firstborn by a covering of blood on entryways into the houses of Israel; this Holy One of Israel will again claim the lives of firstborns when He redeems the spiritually circumcised nation from indwelling sin and death that continues to reside in the fleshly members of Israel … as He brought Israel up out of sin, He will bring Israel up out of death, what Assyria and the North Country represent.
Spiritual Israel’s recovery from death—the
nation’s salvation—is of such greater importance than the ancient
nation’s liberation from physical bondage to a physical Pharaoh that the
The covenant the Holy One of Israel made with Israel on the day He took the nation by the hand to bring it out of Egypt (Heb 8:9) was ratified with the death—the shedding of blood—of the firstborn of Egypt. This is the covenant that will be superseded by a new covenant, one that has the laws of God written on the hearts and minds of Israel, one that causes all to Know the Lord (v. 11). But a covenant is the distance between cuttings, between an initial shedding of blood and a shedding of blood that ends the covenant; thus, the covenant made between the Holy One of Israel and the fathers of the nation extends forward until the lives of the firstborn of this world are given as ransom for endtime Israel’s liberation from bondage to indwelling sin and death.
The seven endtime years of tribulation are about
In the wilderness of Sinai when
However, the importance of the second Passover does
not begin or end with a makeup date for taking the Passover sacraments, for it
is on this date when the lives of men will again be given as ransom for the
liberation of now spiritually circumcised
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