“This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you...Remember this day, in which ye came out from... bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out.”
Though they may differ in many respects, both Jewish or Gentile calendars have at least one simple common connection: each has a beginning of months and a first day. The practical and spiritual truths of the former can most certainly be applied to the latter without desecrating that blessed and memorial day of the first. A day in which, for God’s people, old things had passed away; and from henceforth all things will become new. It marks the beginning of Israel's life as a nation. What a way to start a new year!
This pivotal day commemorated a day for which they had longed, for oh, so long a time. A day of liberation from bondage and servitude; a day of freedom to worship and serve their God, without the strings of the world's puppeteer controlling them (Pharaoh, a type of Satan). A day in which God begins to guide and direct them and their families’ lives. All made possible by the death of a lamb and its blood being applied to their individual lives. Each lamb a prototype of THE LAMB OF GOD who was to, and has, come!
Brethren, know assuredly that the Blood of Christ makes it possible for you also, as God’s people of old, to begin anew, leaving all the hurts, shame, sins, and failures behind you; along with any and all the unpleasantries you may have experienced in Egypt. This day can be the beginning for you! A day of which you can call to memory in years to come. A day much to be remembered. Christ's powerful sacrificial Blood was shed over two thousand years ago. All that remains is, “WILL YOU COME OUT OF EGYPT?”