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Hello, God has given me something in 2 Chronicles 35:18 which says,

 “The Passover had not been observed like this in Israel since the days of the prophet Samuel; and none of the kings of Israel had ever celebrated such a Passover as did Josiah, with the priests, the Levites and all Judah and Israel who were there with the people of Jerusalem.”

Israel: Josiah was celebrating the Passover before he died, a great celebration went on, the king gave lots of animals for the sacrifices, and the priests sacrificed. Some of the priests did not have to leave their post because their fellow priests sacrificed for them. The Passover had not been observed like this since the days of the prophet Samuel! And no king of Israel had ever celebrated the Passover like Josiah, with the priests, Levites, and all of Judah and Israel.

Us: We don’t celebrate the Passover, we don’t celebrate anything, we are in Satan’s kingdom. His kingdom full of sin, and himself. Full of dullness. We are stuck in our sin. We have sowed the wind, and reaped the whirlwind. We are stumped. We are hopeless, with our sin beating down on us, and nowhere to go.

Jesus: There is hope. His name is Jesus. He loves us, sinners, so much that He gave His own life for us. He came down to earth, was beaten by mere man, and then He died as a sacrifice for us. He gave His own life for horrid sinners (Romans 5:8). God loves us (John 3:16-17), so He gave His own son for us.

Application: How does 2 Chronicles 35:18 apply to our lives? Jesus freed us from our sin, and now we celebrate the last Passover. We glory in the cross, and how Jesus gave His life for us there. Now, all believers celebrate, and rejoice in the cross!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving Your son for us. Thank You for loving me so much. I pray that I would draw close to You, and love You more. Please help me to talk with You more, and run to You. Please strengthen me, and help me grow in You. Thank You for making me Your daughter. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Still sinners, Romans 5:8,

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Love, John 3:16-17,

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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