Christ Ahnsahnghong and the Passover He Re-EstablishedJune 9, 2023
As Christians, our main goal is to carry out the actions that are pleasing to God and avoid actions fueled by Satan. This is because only God can grant us our salvation. Therefore, we understand that all actions that God asks us to do are necessary for our salvation. The Bible speaks about the need to keep a holy festival called the Passover. Through this article, let us realize that the Passover is an action which God eagerly wants us to carry out. Let us also realize that God came in the flesh a second time, in the name of Christ Ahnsahnghong, to re-establish the Passover and grant us the gift of eternal life.
Who commanded us to keep the Passover?
Exodus 12:10-14 “Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover. On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn-both men and animals-and I will bring judgement on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord-a lasting ordinance.”
The origin of the Passover stems from 3,500 years ago when the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt for generations. Understanding that only God could free them from their slavery, they earnestly prayed. In response to their cries, God gave the command for the Israelites to keep the Passover. Thus, the command to keep the Passover originated from Jehovah God. The result of obeying this command was truly great. Not only were the Israelites freed from generations of slavery, but they were also protected from the plagues (disaster) God brought upon Egypt. This explains the meaning behind the name “Passover”; it means disasters pass over.
However, once the Israelites were freed, was there any need for them to continue to keep the Passover? Yes. God’s instructions were clear. They were to keep the Passover each year for generations to come. Thus shouldn’t there be evidence of the Passover being kept in the New Testament?
Matthew 26:17-19 ‘On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.’
In the New Testament, who repeated the command to the disciples to keep the Passover? God repeated this command in the flesh with the name Jesus. Did the blessings stored in the Passover diminish or disappear? No, the same blessings remained.
Blessings of the Passover
In the Old Testament, the Passover was created to free the Israelites from physical slavery. However, are we physical slaves in need of freedom? No. Nonetheless, the Bible teaches us that we are slaves to sin and death (Rom 6:23) and are thus in need of freedom. Let us see how we are freed.
John 6:53-54 ‘Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”’
By receiving Christ’s flesh and blood, we receive eternal life. This means that we are no longer bound to the chains of sin and death. Then how do we receive Christ’s flesh and blood?
Luke 22:7-8 ‘Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”’
Luke 22:19-20 ‘And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”’
To keep the Passover, the disciples ate the bread and drank the wine given by Christ. Per Christ’s words, this bread and wine represented His flesh and blood respectively. Given that Christ’s flesh and blood grants us eternal life, we can now understand that the Passover frees us from the spiritual chains of sin and death.
However, does the Passover grant us eternal life to be lived on this earth? Does anybody want to live for eternity on this earth filled with pain, sorrow and death?
Why do we need eternal life?
Revelation 21:4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’
There is a kingdom where death does not exist. It is the kingdom of heaven. Anyone with the ability to die cannot dwell in this kingdom. This is why God came to the earth and dwelt in the flesh, suffering pain, ridicule, and torture at the hands of His own children. Despite everything He went through, He eagerly wanted us to receive this Passover so that we mortal beings would be able to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Even when the Passover was abolished in 325 A.D., He came again to this earth with the name Ahnsahnghong to re-establish the Passover. Who would willingly return to a place where he/she was mistreated? Yet Christ Ahnsahnghong returned to this earth with deep concern for his lost children. Therefore, we must not let His sacrifice go in vain; we must keep the Passover.
Without the Passover, what is the consequence we face?
Doing the will of Christ Ahnsahnghong who re-established the Passover
Matthew 7:21 ‘ “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”’
Christ explained that those granted passage into heaven are those who do His will. From the Old Testament until now, God has made it clear that keeping the Passover festival is a part of His will for us to enter heaven. However, over 300 years after Jesus Christ’s ascension, multiple controversies arose regarding the Passover. Though many efforts were made by faithful disciples to maintain the teachings of Christ, this very Passover which equips us to be able to dwell in heaven was abolished. For this reason God gave up the glory of heaven to return to this earth a second time with the new name Christ Ahnsahnghong (Rev 3:12); Christ Ahnsahnghong knew that without the Passover, we would still be slaves to sin and death. Let us be the ones to realize the immense sacrifice Christ Ahnsahnghong has been making on our behalf from the beginning of time and receive the Passover that Christ Ahnsahnghong re-established with all our heart, mind and soul.
God bless you.