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Monday, April 15 2019
The Sinai Passover
"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 15
769: The Church of Rome's Lateran Council (named after the Basilica in which it was held) condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic (opposing religious idols and images) rulings.
1071: Bari, the last Byzantine-held territory in southern Italy, was surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
1632: George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, died at age 52. The English statesman was directly involved in the founding of the North American province of "Mary Land" (named after the Church of Rome's ideas of Mary; see also What Does The Bible Really Say About Mary?), which later became the state of Maryland. A former member of the English House of Commons, Calvert gave up his seat in 1625 after he declared himself a Roman Catholic.
1715: The Pocotaligo Massacre set off the Yamasee War between English pioneers and native Americans in colonial South Carolina (see also The First Chinese American War).
1800: James Ross discovered the North Magnetic pole.
1859: The first steamboat began operating on the Red River, carrying freight and passengers between Fort Garry, now Winnipeg, Manitoba, and St. Paul, Minnesota.
1861: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to put down the insurrection that later became the U.S. Civil War.
1865: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died after being shot at Ford's Theater in Washington the previous night.
Ronald Reagan broke the so-called "year zero curse" in 1989 when he became the first U.S. President since 1840, who won a Presidential election in a year ending in a zero, to leave office alive (although not without incident - Reagan was also seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in March of 1981):
1980: Ronald Reagan
1880: William Gladstone became the Prime Minister of Britain.
1912: The British ocean liner Titanic sank on its first voyage after colliding with an iceberg. 1,523 of the 2,200 passengers and crew were lost.
1917: During the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), the British defeated the Germans at the Battle of Arras.
1923: Insulin became generally available for people suffering with diabetes.
1927: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 began. It was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history.
1938: Francisco Franco's forces captured Vinaroz in the Spanish Civil War.
1941: During the Second World War (1939-1945), the Belfast Blitz. Over 200 bombers of the German Luftwaffe bombed Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing 1,000 people.
1942: During the Second World War (1939-1945), the George Cross, Britain's highest accolade for civilian gallantry, was conferred on Malta by King George VI for bravery in withstanding Italian and German attacks.
1945: Near the end of the Second World War (1939-1945), the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated by British forces.
1949: Pope Pius XII issued his second encyclical on "Palestine" (see Where Is Palestine?), titled Redemptoris Nostri, that urged Roman Catholics to exert every effort on behalf of their Scriptures-ignoring plan to make Israel's national capital, Jerusalem, into a corpus separatum - an "international city" (see A History Of Jerusalem: The Capital Of Judah).
1952: The first flight of the Boeing B-52 bomber. Named after the year that it began flying (i.e. B-52 is from 1952), the B-52 is still in war service today - the crews are often just half of the age of the airplane (see also Guns Versus Butter and Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang?).
1997: Over 300 Islamic worshipers were killed and over 1,200 injured at a tent city on the plain outside Mecca. Most of the dead were Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. The fire destroyed an estimated 70,000 tents which they use for shelter in the final days of their Hajj.
1998: Cambodian "Khmer Rouge" leader Pol Pot died at age 73. He is reported to have been responsible for the deaths of up to 2 million people in the "killing fields."
2010: Volcanic ash from a volcano in Iceland caused airspace over Britain and much of Europe to be closed.