(April 27, 2021. 15th of 1st month. 1st day of Unleavened Bread.)
Matt.19:29 Blessed if we forsake people & homes for Jesus.
The first day of Unleavened Bread is the morning that they started to leave their Egyptian slave homes.
It was deliverance! But it was also the beginning of their long hard journey in the wilderness!
They had to change homes, jobs and food! They had to forsake Egypt and the lifestyle that they had there. (It was in slavery, but some people wanted to stay in Egypt and even after being freed, wanted to return.)
The 7 days of UB represent our new lives after we surrender to Jesus.
His Passover (sacrifice) saves us. But salvation is also a long, hard journey. Not just one day.
There are many trials after coming to Christ. He doesn't promise us an easy road.
Our brother in Cuba is suffering now from mocking and persecution. So is Matthew. So is Kiki. So is Apostle Zimmerman. So are many people across the world.
Rarely a week goes by that I am not told that I am a false prophet, false apostle, false teacher or something else evil.
Matt. 10:11-42 We must be willing to crucify ourselves, take up our cross, deny family and depart from homes, jobs, schools, careers, friends, etc.
There won't be any safety in those things/people in the invasion one year from now and in the Great Tribulation.
We will be surviving off of the land, not buying things in stores.
Praise Jesus no more money to the wicked corporations!
:24 Jesus suffered. Do we think we are greater than our master?
Matt.5:10-11 Blessed are the persecuted.
Matthew 24:13 The person that endures until the end shall be saved.
That includes the people that fall away and then come back like the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32.
Luke 18:29 Blessed if we forsake people & homes for Jesus.
In addition to being the day that Israel left Egypt, later, this afternoon, is when Jesus died. Not Good Friday.
Tonight, Israel crossed the Red Sea. Big celebration tonight for the "Night to be Much Observed"! Enjoy!
-(Part of the journey across the Red Sea and in the wilderness was mockers and doubters causing division in the church. We face the same thing today and will continue to face such obstacles in the wilderness.)
This year is going to be a long, hard journey!
But next year when Passover comes, it will be the beginning of an even more difficult long, hard journey.
Obey Jesus, look to Him and have faith in Him if you are obeying Him in His Commandments and in truth. He will give us strength if we do.
Full sermon audio: https://soundcloud.com/isawthelightministries/27-apr-2021-beginning-of-long-hard-journey-1st-day-unleavened-bread