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As you may know everything in the old testament is a copy and a prophecy of the things to come. In the previous blog we were able to see how Christ Ahnsahnghong testify about how prophecy have been fulfilled in the different ages. We saw the 1st and 2nd celebration of the Passover by the Israelites in Egypt and in the desert and how it was fulfilled through Jesus and the disciples. Now in the old testament as God commanded the Passover must be celebrate year after year, however let's see in reality what happened.

During the journey through the desert to the promise land there was something very strange that is recorded in the book of Joshua that God commanded them to do:

Joshua 5:2 "At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again." So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth"

When you read this sentence very careful you can see something out of the ordinary that God commanded Joshua to do. God said: "circumcise the Israelites again!" Isn't this strange?

Medically after a person has been circumcise it is impossible to circumcise them again. What does this means? What does circumcision has to do with the Passover? For me that I had no idea of the Bible even though I read it several times, I had no clue. However, in the Church of God World Mission Society they know why. The reason is not because they are smarter but because Christ Ahnsahnghong Almighty God established it through His sacrifice and love.

Let's see the relationship between circumcision and Passover:

Exodus 12:43-49 "The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover:"No foreigner is to eat of it. Any slave you have bought may eat of it after you have circumcised him, but a temporary resident and a hired worker may not eat of it...."An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD's Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised male may eat of it. The same law applies to the native-born and to the alien living among you."

Now we can understand that in order to be able to celebrate the Passover every male had to be circumcise, without it no one could celebrate the Passover. Then, why did God wanted the Israelites to be circumcise again? Let's see

Joshua 5:3-7 "Now this is why he did so: All those who came out of Egypt—all the men of military age—died in the desert on the way after leaving Egypt. All the people that came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the desert during the journey from Egypt had not. The Israelites had moved about in the desert forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt had died, since they had not obeyed the LORD. For the LORD had sworn to them that they would not see the land that he had solemnly promised their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised
because they had not been circumcised on the way"

All the men of military age were circumcise in Egypt before they celebrated the 1st Passover. But those who were born in the desert they were not. What does this means? Means that the parents began to disobey God, and if they were not being circumcise what is that they were not celebrating? Of course, they were not celebrating the Passover. For that reason God sworn them that they would not enter the promise land and made them wonder in the desert for 40 years until all of them die.

So, in the Old Testament, you can see that the Israelites from Egypt to the promise land only celebrated the Passover three times. The last one was just before they enter the promise land. Without the Passover they would not being able to enter it, that is why God had compassion in some of them and allowed them to do it one more time.

Now as Christ Ahnsahnghong mentioned, the Old Testament is only a copy and shadow and a prophecy of the things to come. The reality is found in the New Testament. Then, what do you think it happened to the Passover after the disciples kept it during the apostolic age? Do you think that people continue obeying God?

What happened, it will be done again. What was, will be repeated. So let's see the fulfillment of this prophecy.

to be continue............


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