What is the End of Passover and Easter?

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He is Risen!

“But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.” – 1 Cor. 15:20-24

For centuries men have been celebrating the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, God’s Son.  Jesus was the firstfruit from the dead and His promise is ever true – afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.” Mean while, God is working to perform His stated plan (1) to reach the nations with the message of the Gospel, (2) to bring Israel back to the land, (3) to restore Jerusalem to the place of God’s Name, (4) to put an end to all rule, authority, and power but His. As we celebrate Easter and Passover this year, remember this is what it is all about – the restoration of God and His authority. Continue reading

Messiah Has Risen

As I look out the window, all I see here in Wisconsin is a cloudy day heavy with dew. The dew has almost frozen on the car windows and there are puddles of water on the ground. All in all, it could be a dreary day but, it is not because HE IS RISEN! Today, we celebrate that some 2000 years ago men moved by Satan tried to eliminate God’s only answer to mankind’s problem of sin. The Almighty allowed His only Son to suffer and die for us, though He Himself was sinless, as the sacrifice Lamb of God. Long before that momentous event God had revealed to man that the penalty of sin was death and since the life is in the the-sacrifice-of-isaac-1729blood, only the shed blood sacrifice of an innocent could atone for that sin. Much earlier God revealed a picture of what was to come as He asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac and then at the Continue reading