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Jesus_Passover“But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”

The people of Israel cried out to Moses. They felt they could die because the words of God sounded like the great thunder and lightning and the trumpet to them. They’re scared. When they heard the words of God from Moses who alone was able to hear the voice of God, they could follow the will of God (in the Desert of Sinai at the time of Exodus.)

“It thundered or an angel spoke to him.”

Many people heard the words of God but they said it had thundered. But, the Apostle Paul heard the voice of God correctly and wrote: “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” Through John, people could listen to the words of God correctly (at Ephesus in around 90 A.D.)

Both in the time of Exodus and in around 90 A.D., people were not able to hear the voice of Almighty God. As creatures, they could not bear the words of God, which sounded like the thunder and lightning. For this reason, God came to the earth as a man in the appearance of a creature, hiding His power and glory.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he [Jesus] will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

And He let God’s children know the way to salvation one by one and set examples for us. Putting Him in the shoes of the Son like us, He taught how we can follow the words of God to get salvation.

I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. (John 13:15)

Jesus set the example of ‘being baptized’ as a sign of salvation (Matthew 3:13-16.) And He also set the example of ‘keeping the Sabbath’ for us to get the blessing of rest (Luke 4:16,) and the example of ‘observing the Passover’ which promises the blessing of the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:19.) In addition, He asked His children as follows just before He ascended to heaven:

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20)

It’s the mind of God. God worried that His children might not be able to follow the way of salvation. So He carefully set examples one by one. Can you hear the words of God? “Please, follow the way I walked. Let’s go to our hometown — the kingdom of heaven.

The World Mission Society Church of God (Witness of Ahnsahnghong) keeps the Passover of the new covenant and the Sabbath day by following the examples of Jesus.