Thursday: preparations are made for the feast. And not just any feast, but the most solemn, sacred feast of the entire year. This is the commemoration of the awesome night that God sent the Death Angel throughout all of Egypt taking the lives of the first-born—old, young, highborn and low, even the livestock was not spared this night. But the Israelites? They were kept safe by the sign of the blood, and this is the feast the disciples celebrate tonight: Passover! Afterward, they adjourn to a quiet place for meditation, and then the mobs come.

Friday: After a night filled with mock justice and betrayal, sentence is carried out: Crucifixion. It is the most horrible, legalized capital punishment known in the history of man. And the Innocent of all innocents is hung to die. With His death, all men can be set free—just as the Passover set the Israelites of old free. All that must be done is to apply the Blood of the Lamb to the doors of one’s life—accept it willingly and apply it liberally. Even so, darkness covers the Earth. But wait for it . . .

Sunday: Hallelujah! He is risen! He is not here! Jesus Christ, having conquered sin, now conquers death. Now all we have is to tell this good news while we wait for His Return.

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. —an angel (Matthew 28:6)

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