Tomorrow’s No Ordinary Friday

April 10, 2015—Looks like an ordinary Friday.  But actually it’s a day full of incredible history and meaning.

On this day in 1447 BC, or close to it, the Israelites walked through the Red Sea dry shod.  Forty years later, same day, the walls of Jericho came a-tumbling down.

So what is this day?  The Feast of Red Sea Parting?  The Feast of Jericho A-tumbling Down?

No, it’s the seventh day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Exodus 12:15-20). What?   How can a day associated with such awesome miracles be called by food!   The “Battle of the Alamo” is not called the “Battle of Beans, Tortillas and Salsa” (Charles Melear)!

The answer is that Unleavened Bread is about Jesus Christ.  He is the unleavened bread of life (John 6:48).  He uses the symbol of unleavened bread to represent His sinless body (I Cor. 11:24) that was broken for each one of us to receive physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.   He says that we have to eat His body to have life (John 6:53) and many disciples walked away after this hard saying.  His body is the Church of called-out believers (I Corinthians 12:27).

He causes obstacles to part or fall.

What counts today is the same.  These are the seven Days of Unleavened Bread not the seven Days of Leavened Bread.  Our focus is on Jesus Christ, our unleavened bread of life, who leads us to victory over sin.

We want His mind in us (Philippians. 2:5).  We want His new way of thinking like Caleb had (Numbers 14:24).  We want to “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5).  Minds on Christ will not be inclined to transgress His law (I John 3:4).

Minds on Jesus Christ and His “sincerity and truth” will not be succumbing to “malice and wickedness,” Paul taught the Corinthians who were keeping the Days of Unleavened Bread (I Corinthians 5:7-8).

No ordinary week because the Feast of Unleavened Bread is special (Lev. 23:2, 6-8).

This Friday is a “high day” (John 19:31)—high on joy and also greatly treasured on high!  Where ways and thoughts are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:9).

Definitely no ordinary Friday.

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FUN FACTS: Moose can run 35 mph—nonstop for 15 miles. But who says I’m ready to walk with those Israelites all that way from the land of Goshen to Canaan! For 40 years!   Even if my hooves wouldn’t wear out!

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