April 27, 2003
We had good questions and comments from our five truck drivers. My original plans were to have a discussion on the Ten Commandments and then go to Genesis to show how most of them are referred to in the early chapters of Genesis.
Instead, most of the two hours we talked were dedicated to the Holy Days, specifically Passover, the Days of Unleavened Bread, and Atonement. One of the men had quite an understanding of the Christological implications of Passover and the picture of leaven vs. unleavened. Most of the people today had never considered the import of Jesus being called the Lamb without blemish and that He was the Passover who was sacrificed for us.
One of the women wondered why, if Passover points to the sacrifice of Jesus, then why would another Holy Day be needed (i.e. Atonement) that apparently pictured the same thing. We read through a section in Hebrews 8, where it is stated that the sacrifices on the day of Atonement were for “sins committed in ignorance” (NKJV). When we accept the blood of Christ, it implies repentance on our part and a recognition that we have been wrong. On the other hand, billions of people have no idea that they are deceived. Atonement recognizes that the Deceiver is about and the day will come when those sins will be put on the head of the Deceiver.
This led to a discussion from Revelation 20 and the second resurrection.
Those of us who understand God’s plan can come to take for granted the hope that we have. Yet these concepts falling upon new ears is gratifying.
— Lenny Cacchio, L_cacchio@yahoo.com
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