Deeply moving celebrations of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus the Christ happened around the world this past weekend. It is a marvelous time of year for Christians as we are prompted to reflect on the greatest historical moment known to mankind. As I mentioned in a previous blog, it was planned by God from the foundations of the world and first promised in Genesis 3:15. It was typified in the story of Abraham and Isaac, and today I would like to show you some of the prophetic significance that God laid out in the Passover.
What could be more cute than little girls and boys, dressed in their new spring clothes, gleefully hunting colored eggs? What could be more fun than those same girls and boys giggling joyfully at the site of an Easter Basket stuffed full of goodies on Easter morning? What could be more innocent than a day full of hope and warm feelings – and perhaps a special church service? Believe it or not, the day is far more controversial than you might imagine.
While the Resurrection of Jesus has apparently been celebrated since the very early days of Christianity, the form of celebration has taken some surprising turns along the way. Initially, the celebration was folded into the Jewish Passover. This seemed appropriate since Jesus had celebrated His last Passover supper with his disciples and had Himself fulfilled the promise of the Passover Lamb. Continue reading “Easter Wars – Part 1”