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Exodus 14:1–15:21: Seventh day of Unleavened Bread teaches repentance, salvation and righteousness

The seventh day of Chag Matzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread) is a memorial to the crossing of the Red Sea. It’s not only the zenith of most movies about Israel’s flight from Egypt but also a parable about every believer’s path to repentance, salvation and righteousness.

Mankind can only serve one master: God or sin. We can’t serve both. God purchased all of Israel with the death of the first born to serve Him. God owns all of Israel. God is not only teaching Israel a lesson but Egypt as well. When God covered the children of Israel with the cloud and then sent them through the sea, this was a form of baptism.

Repentance is something that happens on the inside, the water is a physical representation of that repentance. Repentance doesn’t pay for your sins. Repentance is merely step 1 of our walk with God. It clears the conscience so salvation can enter. Step 2 is filling one’s life, so “Egypt” will never return.

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Seventh day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread — Significance then and today of Israel’s crossing of the Red Sea

Seven days after Israel left Egypt after the first Passover, the new nation went through the Red Sea. The salvation of the LORD was on display. God said that “from generation to generation” we are to remember the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. It is easy not to remember this time because the world’s system purposefully distracts from this time and ignores it as much as possible. God proved His sincere desire to redeemed mankind when He commanded His Son to die for us.

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Luke 3:21–22 — baptism of Yeshua and fulfilling ‘all righteousness’

We are looking Yeshua’s baptism experience with Yochanan the Immerser as recalled in all four gospels. The fact that this story is repeated in all four gospels tells us that this part of Yeshua’s biography was of utmost importance to the Apostles. The Holy Spirit wants Yeshua’s followers to understand the importance of Yeshua’s baptism.

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Luke 3:1-20 — The importance of ‘baptism for repentance for forgiveness of sin’

The phrase similar to “baptism for repentance for forgiveness of sin” is repeated several times in the Gospels and by Peter in the temple on Shavu’ot (Pentecost). This is not a “warm and fuzzy” message we receive from Yokhanan (John the Baptist). However this isn’t God’s way of finding people inconvenient but a call to true repentance and to become true sons of God.

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Journey to the 10 — Last Day of Feast of Unleavened Bread, crossing the Red Sea

The people of Israel arrive at the edge of the Red Sea. They have walked day and night for seven days to reach this point. As they set their eyes on the Red Sea in front of them, they see the Egyptians coming behind. God has one last “elohim” of Egypt to judge before he takes the Israelites away from Egypt for good.

After a temporary lack of faith, God guides them through the water and they walk in “martial array” to the other side. The Egyptians, blindly follow them in and God creates havoc and it is the Egyptians who start to panic just before the sea swallows them whole. They are never a threat to Israel again. Continue reading Journey to the 10 — Last Day of Feast of Unleavened Bread, crossing the Red Sea

Acts 18-19 — teaching Apollos in Ephesus, ‘baptism of Yokhanan’ vs. ‘baptism of the Spirit’

Paul went from Corinth in Greece to Ephesus in modern-day Turkey. In Ephesus, Priscilla, Aquilla and he met Apollos of Alexander, a biblically strong speaker and debater. Apollos becomes a power preacher about the Messiah, and with the “baptism of the Holy Spirit” he and 11 other believers there become complete. In this story we explore the meanings of “baptism of Yokhanan” and “baptism of the Spirit.” Continue reading Acts 18-19 — teaching Apollos in Ephesus, ‘baptism of Yokhanan’ vs. ‘baptism of the Spirit’