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Friday, April 7 2017
The First Passover After The Exodus
"For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ"
The Passover of the LORD was established in Egypt on the eve of the Exodus (see The Beginning Of The Passover Prophecy). One year later, after the Israelites had received the Law of the LORD at Mount Sinai (see The LORD's Sermon From Mount Sinai and The Holy Spirit In History and Prophecy: The Sinai Journey), they observed Passover on the commanded calendar date.
"9:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 9:2 Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season. 9:3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it." (Numbers 9:1-3 KJV)
The directions for Passover also included an accommodation for anyone who was unable to observe the Passover because of some other stipulation of the Law e.g. "there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day."
"9:4 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover. 9:5 And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.
The LORD God was and is Jesus Christ (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation). Everything that was given to the ancient Israelites was prophetic of Christianity (see The Prophecy Of The Blood Upon The Anointed One and The True Christian Holy Days).
"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV)
As stated in the verses quoted above ("that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ"), the Israelites were led on their journey to the Promised Land by the LORD: "whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed."
"9:15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning. 9:16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
This Day In History, April 7
451: Attila the Hun, the leader of the Hunnic Empire that extended from the Ural River to the Rhine River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea) attacked and looted towns in Gaul (an area of west and central Europe during the Iron Age and Roman era; it included what is today France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Northern Italy and territories of the Netherlands and Germany).
1141: Matilda (also known as Empress Maude or Matilda of England) became the first female ruler of England with the title "Lady of the English." She was a daughter of King Henry I of England and the wife of Holy Roman Emperor Henry V who she married in Germany (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1148: Alphonse I, count of Toulouse, died in Israel while on the Second Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1348: Prague University, the first in Central Europe, was founded by Charles IV, King of Bohemia.
1652: The Dutch established a settlement at Cape Town, South Africa.
1739: English highwayman Dick Turpin was hanged for murder at York.
1823: French troops under Louis de Bourbon invaded Spain, starting the Franco-Spanish war.
1827: John Walker, an English chemist, sold the first friction match (that are still in common use today) that he had invented during the previous year.
1868: Thomas D'Arcy McGee was assassinated in Ottawa. McGee was an Irish nationalist who immigrated to Montreal in 1857 and later became one of the fathers of Canadian Confederation. He had just made a speech in Parliament when he was shot by a member of the Fenians, a terrorist gang of Irish-Americans. Patrick Whelan was hanged for the murder.
1906: Mount Vesuvius erupted and heavily damaged Naples (Napoli in Italian), Italy.
1933: "Prohibition" in the U.S. was repealed for beer with no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight.
1943: The psychosis-producing drug LSD was first produced at Sandoz Laboratorie in Basel, Switzerland, by Albert Hofman.
1948: The World Health Organization was established as an agency of the United Nations.
1955: Winston Churchill left office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom due to failing health.
1963: The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was established with Marshall Tito as its president.
1967: A few weeks before the outbreak of the Six Day War, a flight of Israeli fighter aircraft entered Syrian airspace and shot down 6 Syrian MiGs before circling freely over Damascus (see also Israel's Wars In The Twentieth Century).
1971: President Richard Nixon pledged a withdrawal of 100,000 more U.S. troops from interference in the Vietnam Civil War by the next December.
1978: Development of the neutron bomb (high radiation that kills people but leaves cities relatively undamaged) was canceled by U.S. President Jimmy Carter because he believed that it would increase the possibility of nuclear war.
1981: A new constitution in the Philippines gave Ferdinand Marcos dictatorial powers.
1985: Mikhail Gorbachev declared a moratorium on the deployment of Soviet middle-range missiles in Europe.
1990: U.S. national security advisor John Poindexter was found guilty in the Iran-Contra scandal.
2003: U.S. and British invasion forces captured Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq. The government of Saddam Hussein collapsed 2 days later.
No "weapons of mass destruction" (the sole legal pretext, revised later after nothing was found, that was used by George W. Bush and Tony Blair for the invasion that devastated Iraq's civilian population and infrastructure) were ever found. Nor has there ever been found any connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9-11 terrorist attacks that were perpetrated by the al-Qaida terrorist organization. All of the suicide attackers entered the U.S. legally, directly from Saudi Arabia (the native country of Osama bin Laden) and Pakistan with tourist and student visas issued by U.S. Immigration (none of the terrorists entered the U.S. from Canada, a malicious myth that is still perpetuated by some who ignore the official U.S. immigration records).
Perhaps more ironic than the fact that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where all of the 9-11 terrorists came from, are regarded as among the closest allies against terrorism in the Middle East, Iraq, that had nothing to do with 9-11, faced the greatest retaliation after the 9-11 attacks. While, just like numerous other tyrants around the world that are conveniently (i.e. those with oil) or fearfully (those with the military ability to defend themselves from invasion) ignored, Saddam Hussein was a murderous dictator within his own country (although the invasion killed and maimed far more Iraqi civilians in a few years than Saddam Hussein ever did over decades), captured documents indicated that not only was Saddam Hussein not connected to the al-Qaida terrorist organization, he actually feared al-Qaida, and regarded it as a radical foreign threat to his own regime.