Exodus

Chapter 12

"THE PASSOVER INSTITUTED. [1 - 20]"
"THE PASSOVER COMMUNICATED. [21 - 28]"
"YHVH'S DELIVERANCE OF ISRAEL. [12:31 - 14:31]"

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location
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Exodus 12:1 "And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,"

God is now giving special instructions to Moses and Aaron concerning the Passover.

Exodus 12:2 ""This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you."

God is telling Moses that this month will be the beginning of the calendar year, and it will start in the month "Nissan", which means the "first". So the point here is that when you read and follow the Word of God, from this point on, you will be on the Solar calendar, if you are a child of the light; and the lunar calendar if you are a child of the night or darkness. All of the messages in God's Word that deal with His children will be addressed by the Solar calendar. Those that deal with the Kenites, and Satan's children and their events will be given in lunar terms or months. Our God is not the God of darkness, but the God of light.

It will be the Spring Vernal Equinox that will set the time of the first month of the year, for each and every year. Remember that months don't have a full thirty day cycle, so man has come up with his own twist to set his times of the year, just like Satan likes to twist everything that God has established. But to the solar calendar, it is the same time span every year. God's set times are set by His solar calendar, and His time periods, and not by Satan's moon's and months that are ever changing.

We know that April 3rd will be the fourteen days after the Spring Vernal Equinox, and the beginning of the new year, and God is telling Moses that this will establish the date from this day forward for His Passover. When man sets his Easter heathen celebration, sometimes it may be a month apart, because it is based on moons. God has set all the planets in motion around the sun, and every star in the Constellations of the Zodiac can be set and measured to the minute degree to reveal God's plan for this earth age. These heavenly bodies were set in motion for our earth age. Genesis 1:14; "And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years." God did this and marked it the fourth day of His creation for this earth age of flesh man.

God has this perfect circle that He call "the compass" in Job 38 as He asks Job; "Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?" [31] "Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?" [32] "Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?" [33] Job had been sitting in the council of three idiots, listening to their babel for a long time, and then God told him to get on his feet, gird himself up and pay attention. There is order in God's creation, both in the laws that govern this earth, and to the many signs and motions of those heavenly bodies in God's created universe.

God set everything in its order and place for a purpose and He gave you and I the key to these heavenly bodies that would be used for God set times. Nothing happens by accident by God and each of those stars, planets and the motion that they have has a place in the plan of God. God has set up His perfect calendar, yet many Christians do not think enough of their heavenly Father to respect the days that God told us to pay special attention to. and Passover is marked on a definite time and day each year to remember this day that is written of in Exodus 12.

Man has allowed the heathen tradition of the feast of Ishtar to be the predominate factor in this special day God is telling Moses that His children should follow from this day forward. Then on that special day, man has come up with the idea of adding one hour to your clock through daylight saving time to further mess over that special day of of Passover. When you come to understand God's Word, you will see that it is perfect, and Passover will be on the right time every year. So when you see the Spring Vernal Equinox, you can count on Passover being in fourteen days. So as we study this chapter, start thinking in terms of solar calendar, and set your mind to our heavenly Father time.

Satan's time is for the heathen and his children of the night, right along with all the rituals of the feast of Ishtar, and even their name Easter, named after their god.

Exodus 12:3 "Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, `In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:"

It was considered that it took ten people to completely eat one lamb at a meal. So Moses is instruction the children of Israel, that on the tenth day of this first month of Nisan, after the Spring Vernal Equinox, gather yourselves together into your house by family, and take one lamb for each house. This lamb will be eaten by that family unit on the night of the Passover four days later in one setting. So this tenth day that they will get the lamb set out, marks four days before the Passover meal, and the start of the Passover week.

Exodus 12:4 "And it the household be to little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb."

Moses is instructing the congregation that if your family is to small to consume a whole lamb, then go to your neighbors home and take the Passover meal with your neighbor. That lamb must be a perfect lamb without spot or blemish. The True Lamb that is to be our permanent Sacrifice is the Lamb of God, Jesus the Christ. He will be the only perfect Lamb that was ever slain for the sins of many. Notice that God does not want any wasting of the sacrificial lamb. That lamb belongs to God. When you take the Passover it is according to the number of souls in the family. However after Jesus went to the cross, there would never be another blood ritual after that shedding of our Lord Jesus Christ blood on the cross.

Exodus 12:5 "Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:"

So Moses is giving the children of Israel four days to plan for the Passover meal, and to make the sacrifice of the Lamb without blemish. It was permissible to use a goat if you had no sheep. A lamb or a goat, but it must be without blemish, and a male of the first year. By tradition through the years, some religious orders said that it could be only a lamb, However by the Hebrew text, it could be either.

Four is the number for earth in biblical numerics, and this sacrifice is for the sins that are committed here in this earth age: Not the first earth age, nor the Millennium. Jesus Christ came to this earth age, born in the flesh from the womb of the Virgin Mary; He lived the perfect life, and His blood was without blemish from the sin of this world. In the bible the number four stands for the four seasons, the four winds, four directions on the compass, and so on. Four is earth, and God is giving the congregation four days to prepare for the Passover. For us living today, our Lamb had better by Jesus Christ, and we take the Passover through the bread and cup of our communion service.

Exodus 12:6 "And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening."

Remember that the first day started on the day of the Spring Vernal Equinox, and from that first day of the year, count fourteen days. So this is four days later, after everyone has selected their sacrificial lamb or goat. So in that evening of the fourteenth day, every-one in the entire congregation shall eat their killed lamb or goat in the evening, after sunset of that day. Many Christians today say, so what has this Passover to do with the Christians of today? If you call yourself a Christian you would know that Christ became our Passover. I Corinthians 5:7 "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us."

I Corinthians 5:8 "Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."

Paul was telling those Corinthians to get rid of that man that is taking part in this evil act, and don't let him come into yur midst. He is not of Christ, and don't coddle him, and put up with him any longer. When He and his kind are removed from the church then Christ, who is our Passover, can come into the congregation and His Spirit can start to mend the hearts and minds of the rest of the people. Passover is the most high day in Christianity. That is the the day when Christ became our Passover, when He died on the cross for the sins of all those that would believe on His name.

Passover is not Easter, for Easter marks the feast day to the god of Ishtar. The only time in the bible where Easter is mentioned is in Acts 12:4, where some scribe mistranslated the word, when the original text as recorded in Strongs Greek dictionary for Easter is #3957 reads, "Pascha, Pas'-khah; The Passover, (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifice connected with it):" There is always one scribe that just doesn't get the truth right.

We read from the secular history books that Easter is a heathen term, derived from the Saxon goddess Eastre, the same as Astarte, the Syrian Venus, also called Ashtoreth in the Old Testament. "Ashtoreth" is the female sex counterpart of Baal worship, and dates back to the ancient Sumerian religions, and to the wife of Nimrud.

However, When Jesus Christ went to the cross on the day of Passover, he was in the tomb for exactly three day, as this would be the only sign that Jesus would give the Jews of His resurrection. This is why we are to remember the Passover, for on that day god's people not only were freed from the bonds of Egypt, but also the bonds of sin that Satan had on all mankind. Many today say all you have to do is believe, but believe in what? Most Christians today don't know what they believe in, for they have discarded most of the Scriptures, and pick and choose what they will accept. They will not know the false messiah from the true Messiah, when Satan comes with all his beauty and supernatural powers. God instructed us to read all the scriptures, and know those customs of the bible and follow them. If you want God's blessings that He expects you to follow His Word.

Exodus 12:7 "And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the house, wherein they shall eat it."

Sure the children of Israel took the blood of that lamb and struck it on the two side posts of the entrance door, and over the upper door post of their house, and they went in to eat and finish off the lamb or goat that was their feast. Christians today are to release the bonds of sin from our hearts, by taking the blood of Christ, and putting it on the door posts of our mind's heart. We do that as we take the cup in communion, and the bread, in remembrance of our Lord and Savior's death on the cross.

Today we take the Olive Oil and put it over the door post at the entrance of our home, and anoint our home and those within our family for God's protection. God told us to order anything negative out of our house, in the name of Jesus the Christ. Then our home will be a lot more peaceful. However negative things enter in other ways also, like in the mail, on the television and over the radio, and even by the internet. Those sources definitely will bring in leaven into your home also. Another word for leaven today, is evil and perversion. The point here is that if you want God's blessings in your home, be aware of those negative things that enter into your home. It is important to anoint your home and the property in that home, and seek God's blessings for your family. After all, when you say Christ, you are saying, "The Anointed One". It isn't the Oil that does the protection, but it is the obedience in your doing the anointing that allows God to protect that home.

Exodus 12:8 "And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it."

God ordered through Moses that this lamb would be roasted with fire, not boiled or fried, and eat the lamb with unleavened bread, and bitter herbs. Leaven takes time to rise before it could be eaten, and leaven is also symbolic of sin. The point here is that the meal is to be eaten quickly, and your mind is to be set on those things that must be done, why? In the morning all of the children of Israel will be ordered out of Egypt. The "bitter herbs" were to remind the children of Israel of the bitterness that they served the Egyptians in those hard times of bondage for the past 430 years.

The world today can also be very bitter to those that allow it to take a grip on them. With usury, taxes and all the requirements of government and on the job, it can be very stressful. Today we are seeing violence on the increase, but every time the world tries to get a stranglehold on you, that is the time to anoint your home, family, and possessions and focus on God's Word for your instruction and blessings.

Exodus 12:9 "Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof."

Moses gave strict instructions that the lamb is not to be eaten raw, nor is it to be boiled in water. That lamb is to be roasted over fire, for God Holy Spirit is the consuming fire, the cleansing fire. Don't take that which is sacrificed and soak it up with water, where the flavor will be gone from the meat, but roast the lamb as it were a sacrifice.

Exodus 12:10 "And ye shall let noting of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire."

What ever was not eaten of the lamb the night of the Passover, must be completely burned up in the morning. This was a type of Christ in every aspect of the Passover. It is not right to symbolize Christ in what you are doing, and then take part of it and throw it in the trash. Those things that the children of Israel are to do, are types for us living in these end times, and God is using this as an example. Thy were to let the fire cleanse those parts that were left over.

Hebrews 12:28, 29 "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptable with reverence and godly fear:" [28] "For our God is a consuming fire." [29]

Those that do not participate in the Passover, which is to say Christ, would ultimately go into the lake of fire, and are destroyed forever.

Revelation 20:14, 15 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." [14] "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

Your first death is the death of your flesh body, and the second death is the death of your very soul. The book of life is the "Lamb's book of life" which lists the name of those believers that have repented of their sins, and their sins have been washed away in repentance under the blood of Christ. Are we always perfect then, no, but we are accepted as being perfect where it counts, at the throne of God. That is why there is repentance after we are saved, for those things that we do when we fall short.

Exodus 12:11 "And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord's Passover."

Moses is telling the children of Israel how they should dress for the Passover meal. Moses is telling these people that when they eat the Passover they should be ready for action from that moment on. With shoes on their feet, clothes girded for fast movement, and staff in hand for your protection. It is time to eat, and watch the Lord as He prepares the way for His children. Men wore skirts to their ankles at this time, and when they had to move fast they reached back between their legs and pulled the lose part of the back hanging garment up between your legs and secured it in your belt, which is symbolic of the Word of God. This was the way to have "your loins girded", and be ready to move rapidly.

You eat with one hand, and hold that staff with the other, and you are ready to move out instantly. There was no; "What can I do for the Lord today?" in the congregation; No, you are set for battle instantly, in season and out of season, and you let God lead you. You eat that Passover, which means that you take in Christ, in haste. "The time of the end" is coming upon us today, and time is wasting away. Study the Word in the order that allows you to retain the most, and that's why it is written, "let each man take what he can absorb": So it is also with God's Word. Take what you can as God instructed us to study [chapter by chapter and verse by verse] and focus on what you have received. Those things that are written here are given as an example so that we can obtain true salvation, from the cross of Christ. God is using these painful events and things that happened in Egypt, so that we could learn a lesson from it.

Exodus 12:12 "For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord."

God loved Egypt also, but He did not like their perversions of following false gods. Will God destroy Egypt for what they did to the children of Israel? No. We are told in Ezekiel 29:14 "And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into their land of Pathros, into the land of their habitation; and they shall be there a base nation." Many of the nations were to be destroyed and never return, but God loved Egypt also and promised that He would turn their fortunes again and that they would always be a base nation. Egypt is a strong nation in these latter days, and this shows us that God always keeps His Word.

However this night of the Passover, God will pass through the land of Egypt and claim the life of the firstborn of both man and beast. Again we were told back in Exodus 7:5 why God was bringing all these seven plagues upon the land of Egypt.

Exodus 7:5 "And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, which I stretch forth Mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them."

God brought these plagues on Egypt to document to both the children of Israel, and to the Egyptians that God was the only true God. God is going to pass through the land of Egypt this night of the Passover and kill all the firstborn in the land. "Passing through the land", sets the stage for passing over Egypt. God will pass over those that believe on the Lord, and follow the instructions of the Lord by placing the blood on the door post and over the door of each home. Those that have the blood on the door post will not receive the death angel in that home this night.

This goes for those that live in the time of the end also, for those that have followed the instructions that God has given us in His Word, and sealed it away in their minds. Each of God's elect and those seal will not be deceived by Satan, when he arrives to deceive the whole world. God is not out to destroy those He loves, for He is able to take care of His own.

Exodus 12:13 "And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt."

Here we have the full meaning of the Passover in this verse. "When I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you." Passover is the time when God will destroy His enemies, but He will pass over those that love and trust Him. The blood on the post signifies the true blood that was shed on the cross at Calvary. Christ was the lamb slain for one and all times.

Hebrews 10:6, 7 "In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin Thou hast had no pleasure." [6] "Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of Me) to do Thy will, O God." " [7]

That Lamb that was slain on the cross at Calvary, was slain so that anything wicked must pass over you and your house, even in our day. Jesus promised you and I that when we see and believe in the blood of Jesus Christ, and have faith and follow Him and His Word, the judgments that come on those that are not of God will pass right over you. Keep it straight in your mind, "Passover" is of God, for Christ became our Passover, while "Easter" is a heathen feast day honoring the goddess "Ishtar". Don't try to mix them, they just don't mix. The Easter rites of fertility, with the eggs and bunnies, have nothing to do with the Passover, they are heathen. The early morning sunrise service facing the east and Jerusalem and bowing to the east, is to the goddess Ishtar, who by heathen rites is the rising sun. It is one thing to do it out of complete ignorance, but to defend that heathen custom, and say it is God, puts you on thin ice, when you should know better. God may accept it in ignorance, from one that doesn't know better; but not from you that does know the truth now. Easter is the taking of something wicked and heathen, and trying to blend it with the Passover, Christ's crucifixion on the cross.

When our Lord Jesus Christ returns at the seventh trump, when you are sealed in your forehead with the truth, and you do not bow a knee to Satan. God's judgment that Jesus Christ will bring upon the world at the sounding of the seventh and last trump will not be upon you to destroy you. If you were right in the middle of ten thousand Kenites, and God was going to strike them, you still have nothing to worry about. We are to revere God, not fear God, for there is nothing to fear from our heavenly Father.

Exodus 12:14 "And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever."

God is telling you and I and all generations from the time of Moses to this last generation not to forget this time of the Passover. There is nothing tricky to what God said here, we are to keep the Passover and respect it forever. No we don't pick out the lamb on the tenth day, and slaughter it on the fourteenth day, because that would be sacrilegious, and a blasphemy. When Jesus Christ shed his blood for one and all times, He is now our Passover Lamb that we look to continually.

Exodus 12:15 "Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel."

So what did Jesus Christ do when He introduced us to Holy Communion? In the Spiritual sense, Christ is our bread, for we are not talking about the bread you bring home from the store, or bake in the oven. Jesus Christ is the bread of Life, and the whole subject to the study of Passover is to get rid of those fake gods. To the Egyptians it was their gods of animals, and fish and all sorts of things, but to Christians we know that there is only one true God. See the truth of our day as it is written in Amos 8:11; "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord;"

That famine is for hearing the real truth of God's Word. There had better be only one bread at Passover time, and that bread is our Lord Jesus Christ. The bread as it is given in Holy Communion, and followed until His return at the seventh and last trumpet.

I Corinthians 11:23, 24 "For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread:" "And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, "Take, eat, this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me." 

As we read in I Corinthians 5:7, 8; Christ became our Passover for one and all times.

Exodus 12:16 "And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you."

The only ones that worked were the priests, for in those days that nobody worked, they read the entire word of God. As time went by, and prophesied, they read the Psalms, and many more passages; for those days were set aside so each person would hear God's Word, and for the sake of getting right with God. Each of those seven days became Sabbaths, days of rest. We need to stay in the Word for enough time to where we understand God's plan for us, and for this earth age and the season we are living in.

Exodus 12:17 "And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this self- same day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever."

This "selfsame day" is a solar day. The ordinance that was set up by Moses has not been removed to this day. An "ordinance"; # 2708 in Strong's Hebrew dictionary, is "a enactment hence an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage), by decree or law, its a set time." When Jesus came out of the tomb, and ascended into heaven to be at the right hand of the Father, He fulfilled the Ordinance of blood sacrifice, and became our sacrifice for one and all times.

Exodus 12:18 "In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even."

This observance starts at sunset on the fourteenth day after the spring Vernal Equinox, and ends on the evening or sundown of the twenty first day. It is the start of the new year, and numbers from that point in time. The translators have injected the world months here, for the dating is from the start of the new year. We are talking about God's time here, not Satan's time, and that means the Solar calendar.

Exodus 12:19 "Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land."

God is telling the children of Israel that their shall be no leaven found in your house during that period from the fourteenth day to the twentieth day following the spring Equinox, or you will be cut off from your land. This pertains to the strangers that come in to live with you, as well as those born in the land.

If this were followed in our land, and applied to our lives; the fact that for this seven day period of time, no leaven or false doctrine or filth of any sort would be allow in your home. No television or leaven of any sort, printed or electronic would be allowed in your home. Could you follow that? Those that would, under this ordinance, would be cut off, or not allowed to participate in any manner with the congregation, or in your community. Of course that is looking at the modern day application of this.

Exodus 12:20 "Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.' "

Jesus Christ is our bread today, and if you eat of any other spiritual bread, listen to any false preachers or follow any other god or religious belief, you are eating leavened bread. God knows that there is a true lamb, and He warned us in Revelation 13:11 That there is another lamb. "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon."

We are talking about Satan in his role as the Antichrist, the false christ that shall come first.

Revelation 13:12 "And he exercised all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly would was healed."

He will look like he was slain, and talk like Christians believe that Christ would talk, and he will even have the supernatural power that Christ will give him. But that false christ is a fake. Sure he looks like the true Lamb, but when he speaks, he talks like a dragon, because he is Satan in the role of the dragon. There is only one God, one Father, one Jesus, and Satan is not a God in any form. Satan has already been sentenced to death, but that sentence will not be carried out until after the Millennium age, and the great white throne Judgment of our heavenly Father. Shortly there will be a lot of people seeing him, and bowing to Satan in complete ignorance. In this generation of the parable of the fig tree, it is critical that we understand the in-depth meaning of each of these verses. The truth will always make room for itself.

Exodus 12:21 "Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, "Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the Passover."

This is the fourteenth day after the first of the year, after the Spring Vernal Equinox, the day that God marked as the day of the Passover. Moses is now calling the elders of Israel together and telling them to get the families together, and kill the Passover lamb, and start the feast. Don't use the heathen word Easter in any part of this Passover time, it just won't work. Passover has nothing to do with the heathen orgies rites of the eggs and bunnies of the feast of Ishtar.

Exodus 12:22 "And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning."

Moses is giving specific instructions to the elders to collect the blood in the bason, and dip a bunch of hyssop into the blood and put or strike the blood on the posts on the sides of the door and over the lintel over the door. Moses then gives strict instructions to stay inside the rest of the night, and do not go out of the door until morning. This is the night that the death angel will pass through Egypt.

Exodus 12:23 "For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you."

This is where we get the name "Passover", God will Passover that household and not claim the life of that firstborn. However notice the name "the destroyer" for that is one of Satan's name from Revelation 9:11. "And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon." In both cases, "Abaddon" and "Apollyon", in the English tongue it means "the destroyer". This is talking about Satan in his role as the Antichrist. God will take care of His own, however those who do not desire to follow God's instructions will suffer the for their carelessness. The point here is that the children of Israel were told exactly what to do to prevent the firstborn of their households from being attacked. When those instructions from His Word were follow, they had the protection from God.

God has given us instructions also on anointing our homes with Olive Oil, the oil of our people; and you are to order evil and sickness away from your homes and families. This includes our bodies, our marriage, our children, and our possessions. Anointing is all wrapped up into that same truth of Passover. Harm will passover those who read and follow the instructions that God has given to us from His Word. God is telling you to command that destroyer Satan, and his angels and children not to come into your house to cause you harm. Sure when the trouble comes, the Christians blame Satan, but they never take the time to order Satan away from their family and home. Do something about it, order Satan away from your home.

This is a promise that you can count on through this entire earth age, God said; "...I will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you." That is a promise for you today, right now. Act on it.

Exodus 12:24 "And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever."

Passover is a wonderful time; don't corrupt it and belittle it with the heathen practices of the traditions of men. Passover it to be observed as an ordinance from the time of the children of Israel in Egypt, to the end of this earth age of man in their flesh bodies. This time is set aside for believers, so if someone cares more for his traditions than God's instruction, let him or her follow their convictions. This is personal between you and God, our Lord Jesus Christ who became our Passover for one and all times. It didn't end with the coming of Christ as a child, or his death on the cross, but was fulfilled to where Christ became our Passover.

Before Jesus went to the cross, Jesus disciples came to him and asked Jesus; "Where wilt Thou that we prepare for Thee to eat the Passover?"

Matthew 26:18 "And He said, "Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, `The Master saith, `My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at thy house with My disciples.' "

Matthew 26:19 "And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the Passover."

When Jesus was in His flesh and blood body, He and his disciples kept the Passover; however Jesus had not yet suffered and gone to the cross to shed His blood. Jesus had told His disciples many times that the end of his mission would be the suffering on the cross, so He had prepared them for those things that would follow. Then at the Passover meal, we read in Matthew 26:26 exactly what the elements of that meal would be to us, even to this day.

Matthew 26:26 "And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."

Jesus is declaring that the Passover bread, that bread that symbolized the purity of Christ going all the way back to Egypt, would not be taken by His disciples from this day forth.

Matthew 26:27, 28 "And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink ye all of it: For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."

This is the New Testament, which is the New Covenant between Christ and His church. As in the old covenant, blood was required. But in the New Covenant, that blood was not of sheep and animals, but Jesus sealed that covenant with His own blood: Once and for all times. When we raise the cups to our lips in the communion, it is to remember that precious shed blood that was given for the remission of your sins. this is why all the blood sacrifices are done away with, because the New Covenant did away with the old covenant, and in place of obedience to the God of the covenant that we now have, we observe the communion, as Christ is laying it out here.

When you repent, and ask forgiveness of the Father, in Jesus Name, then and only then are you under the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, and that action forgives all your sins. Once repented and forgiven, the remission is complete, it is gone forever, yet many people like to hand on to their past, and use it for vanity sake. They still hold themselves guilty, as if Christ did not forgive them. This is offending to Almighty God, and to His Son, Jesus Christ. When anything is repented, in Jesus name, it is over and done with. The Communion Table is the Passover, even to our day.

Matthew 26:29 "But I say unto yu, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."

This is Jesus Christ's promise that He would return at the second advent. These disciples too the cup and drank it, and that cup sealed all the promises that Jesus made with them. It was the one thing that they were to do when ever Christians met, so that they would remember the sacrifice that was made for them. Jesus Christ's blood goes on the surface of our door spiritually, and Satan can not come into our house, for we can forbid heathenism in our homes. It the other guy wants to invite Satan in, and have a party and roll Easter eggs, and chase bunnies, that is their right to do so. God gave each of us a choice to serve God or Satan, to follow our Father's instructions, or chase after man's traditions.

Exodus 12:25 "And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as He hath promised, that ye shall keep this service."

The only way that ye shall keep this service of the Passover, is to put this knowledge in your mind: to seal it away in your mind and order Satan away from you. God told us in Revelation 7:2, 3 "And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads,"

God held back final judgment and the coming of Satan and his fallen angels until His elect, His servants were all sealed with the truth from His Word in their minds [foreheads]. Then in Revelation 9:4 we see that God allows the great deception of supernatural wonders by Satan to take place, to deceive all that are on the earth. All that is except: "...but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads." The Truth of God's Word is the real Passover, when it is in the minds of His servants. God gives strict orders to Satan that he can only have those men that have not the seal of God in their minds. Each of them know the truth and will not be deceived by Satan's flood of lies, and supernatural acts. Learn the instructions from the Word of God, and then think on what you have learned. Meditate over God's instructions to you in these end times, and expect those events to come to pass. Order Satan out, when he gets close to you or your family, and the destroyer will passover and leave you alone.

Exodus 12:26 "And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, `What mean ye by this service?' "

Learn the truth and be willing to share the truth with those that are led to inquire of the truth by you. Don't force it on them, for their understanding will only come by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Our Heavenly Father doesn't change, nor does His Word change for He is the same yesterday, and He is today, and will be tomorrow. You don't have to worry about the plagues, if you know the Bread, the Blood, the wine, and if you have faith, for that is the seal that God's servants must have in their minds. The seal is there so you can use simple common sense in following God's Word. God is instructing us to tell our children exactly what the Passover is for, and what it is; Can you tell your children what the Passover is? Its time to put that seal in your mind.

Why would you want to change God's promised security for you and your family, and substitute it all for some heathen ritual of bunnies, and traditions of heathen holidays? If you know the truth, the truth will set you free. Keep the service of the Passover, and explain it to your children when they ask why God will pass over those He loves, and forces the destroyer out of their lives. This is talking about out communion today, the keeping of the bread, and the wine of the Passover until our Lord Jesus Christ returns at the seventh trump to set up His kingdom right here on earth.

Exodus 12:27 "That ye shall say, `It is the sacrifice of the Lord's Passover, Who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when He smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.' " And the People bowed the head and worshipped."

When your children ask you, God is telling the children of Israel, this is what you will say when they ask why the Passover. "It is the sacrifice of the Lord's Passover, Who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when He smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses." But that is not all of what you tell your children; "And the People bowed the head and worshipped God". Today this is just as real for now, as it was in Moses' day, for I Corinthians 5:6,7 tells us that Christ is our Passover. Christ passed over the houses of the children of Israel when he smote the Egyptians, and He will cause Satan the destroyer to pass over your house, when he is taking the entire world into his realm very shortly. The entire process of the ten plagues were brought to pass in Egypt thirty five hundred years ago, to show both the Israelites, and the Egyptians as well as you and I living today that He can protect His own, and set his servants free. God taught the people to listen to what He has to say, and do what He instructed them to do, and they would be safe. If they brought their animals out of the field and into the barn, they would be saved. Then the Egyptians as well as the children of Israel learned to trust the Lord, just as you and I have to do in this twenty first century.

Exodus 12:28 "And the children of Israel went away, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they."

The chldren of Israel did what God instructed them through Moses and Aaron to the letter. Think of the peace of mind that we can have, as well as God's blessings and protection when we follow God's instruction as He commanded.

Exodus 12:29 "And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the first born in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle."

The death angel came over the land of Egypt at God's appointed time, at midnight God smote all the first born in the land of Egypt. There was no respecter of persons, or man from the animals. If the blood was not on the mantel over and on the sides of the door post, that household lost it's first born.

Consider this for our day and age, for if you do not have the seal of God in your forehead, or if you are not familiar with the true blood of the Lamb, you are in a heap of trouble. The death angel is coming again and he is the destroyer that shall have his way with all those without the seal of God in their forehead. Where will you be and under who's protection. Of course this is speaking in a spiritual sense. Once Satan is here on earth, the flesh age has only five months left, and then all souls move into their spiritual incorruptible bodies. If you have been taken in the wrong wedding during Satan's time in that five months, there is a thousand years of testing you by your works, before your name can enter into the Lamb's book of life: Then comes the judgment. What do you call somebody that would through away their eternal soul for listening to Satan's lies, and a little pleasure for five months? Stupid? That's what happens when you blind yourself to God's instruction for you.

These things that happened in Egypt so many years ago, are describing for you and me, and giving us an example of how it shall be in our day, in the generation of the parable of the fig tree.

Exodus 12:30 "And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead."

Every family in Egypt had at least one person lying dead after the death angel passed throughout Egypt on that fourteenth night after the Spring Vernal Equinox. Our nation was shook over two planes hitting two towers and the pentagon on that fateful day of 9/11/2001, and the world heard the cries of the families that day. Here in Egypt, from the Pharaoh to the lowest man in the prisons, the first born was killed that night that the death angel passed over. Every family lost a loved one. Stop and think for a moment; how many families will lose loved ones to the lake of fire? In most of the world today, religion is like a game to the people, it is something that they gamble with on a win or lose basis. However Christianity is not a religion but a way of life. It is the process of learning the instructions from our heavenly Father, and following those instructions in all parts of our lives. It is exactly like Moses giving the children of Israel the detailed instructions for survival of that night of the Passover, and the people listening and following each and every detail given.

You don't follow those instruction, and the death angel come into your home, and your family suffers.

Exodus 12:31 "And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, "Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel, and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said."

When Pharaoh's firstborn son was killed, Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in the dead of night. Before Pharaoh had conditions to the Israelites leaving, but not after the death of his son, Pharaoh is driving them out of Egypt. Get your children and your animals and go, "get you forth from among my people".

Exodus 12:32 "Also take your flocks and hour herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also," 

Pharaoh is telling Moses go, let's part and we will still be friends.

Exodus 12:33 "And the Egyptians were urgent upon the People, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, "We be all dead men." 

There had been ten plagues to hit Egypt, and the people had lost crops, the land turned to filth, water to blood, and so on, and this tenth plague was enough to push the Egyptians over the edge. They were in a national state of mourning for their dead, and the plague had hit every home in Egypt. They knew that if the children of Israel were around much longer they would all be dead. It was time to pack up and leave, and this was the reason for God it instruct the children of Israel to role their unleavened bread dough, gird yourself up and be ready to leave in a moment. God told them to eat the roasted lamb in one hand and have your staff in the other.

Exodus 12:34 "And the People took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroths being bound up on their clothes upon their shoulders."

The people of the children of Israel took the dough before the yeast was put in it, They took their kneading troths, their clothes that was on their shoulders, with staffs in hand, and they moved out.

Exodus 12:35 "And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:"

There in the night, the children of Israel asked the Egyptians for their gold and silver, and their raiment of clothes, so that they could make the journey in that moment in time.

Exodus 12:36 "And the Lord gave the People favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians."

There in that time of mourning, the Egyptians were willing and glad to give the children of Israel their pay just to get rid of them. What ever they wanted, they could just take it. They wanted their God off their backs and they gave much in that night, to the point of spoiling the Egyptians. Were the Egyptians saved? They now knew that there was a God of the children of Israel that was the only true God. They came to know Moses and Aaron's God well. They learned to listen to God, and follow instructions. God allowed all this to happen so that you and I living in the final generation could come to know the one True God.

We will see later what the children of Israel did with all these jewels of gold and silver, as they traveled through the wilderness. A different subject for a different time.

Exodus 12:37 "And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children."

They would travel from the city of Rameses where they were constructing this city for Pharaoh, to Succoth, the place where they would build their tabernacle, for their feast of tabernacles. This verse tells us that there were 600,000 father over their families, and this is talking about several millions of people, considering the wives and kids.

Exodus 12:38 "And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle."

The children of Israel came out of Egypt far richer than they entered into Egypt, just as God promised to Abraham.

Exodus 12:39 "And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual."

The children of Israel left so quickly that there wasn't time for leaven bread to rise. We know that when the children of Israel did travel through the wilderness, God would feed them daily with manna from heaven, and quail. This is a type of the manna which we eat today, which is to say Christ. Our Heavenly Father was complete in His instructions to His people, so that we could find peace of mind, and feast on the blessings that He sends our way. As you read the unleavened cakes from heaven, the truths that flow from the Word of God, allow God's Holy Spirit to comfort your soul, and give you peace from those troubles that face each of us in our daily lives. God's grace is sufficient for each person that will take the time to allow Father's Spirit to seal your and my mind with His truths.

Exodus 12:40 "Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, (Who dwelt in Egypt), was four hundred and thirty years."

This four hundred and thirty [430] years was from the call of Abraham to the night of the Passover, was exactly four hundred and thirty years to the day. It is based by the solar calendar for accuracy. The Companion Bible, in Appendix 50 helps to give us the documentation on this. When we try to figure out dates from the scriptures we get all messed up, but the book of Daniel gives us clues why this is. We like to use Satan's measurements to do our figuring by months and moons, when God's time and children's schedule goes by solar calendar. God told Daniel; "Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end." No wonder those teachers from centuries past were off in their predictions, and prophecies. The prophecies couldn't be understood, because the signs for those times had not happened. People had no idea what the world would be like, for the past hundred years have unshed people into a realm of time that was unthinkable one hundred years ago.

Exodus 12:41 "And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt."

This "selfsame day" was now the fifteen day of the year, following the Spring Vernal Equinox. Was there time to sell their houses, make ready for their trip that would take forty years? No, it was like the house was on fire, get up and out the door, and down the road. This is as Jesus warned us that it would be in the latter days, when we see the "abomination of desolation" take place. Daniel warned of that day that we shall see, for the desolator Satan would be sitting in Jerusalem declaring himself to be God, and the entire World would believe him. Jesus said in Matthew 24:16 - 18 "Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take clothes." This marks the end of captivity. God is ready to show you out of your bondage even today.

So here in the early morning hours Israel is getting itself ready to make a journey. They are asking the Egyptians for valuables that they can use on their journey back home. Every person of the children of Israel will be taken, young and old alike. Sure we were told that the captivity was for four hundred years, but this time stated in this verse is from the time that God made the promise statement to Abraham, to the time of this morning that they are departing out of Egypt. Appendix 50 of the Companion Bible makes these time periods so much clearer to the bible student.

Exodus 12:42 "It is a night to be much observed unto the Lord for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the Lord to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations."

We know the "day of the Lord" that is to be observed or watched for, that happens at the seventh and last trump, but this is the "Night of the Lord", and it also is to be observed to the last generation. All prophecies that are concerning Satan are given in nights, months, and moons. So God is telling you and I that Satan, the destroyer will come in the night, just before the great day of the Lord. Friend, you had better practice being aware of that night, teach of that night when the destroyer will come. In our generation the death angel is Satan, and he shall come and pass over the land, and if you don't have the seal of the Lamb of God on the door posts of your heart, the seal of God which is the truth from His Word, you will be taken by Satan the destroyer. You will be deceived. This is the night that we are to prepare for and be on guard against through all generations.

This "night of the Lord" spoken of here is "the night of the destroyer". This is what was addressed in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 13, when the disciples asked Jesus what it would be like just before His return. Jesus then gives us the seven sign that are to take place before Jesus returns at the seventh trumpet, so that His disciples will not be deceived, and taken by the destroyer Satan. Those seven warning events are the same as the seven seals, seven vials and the seven trumpets of the book of Revelation. Jesus has told you exactly how the end of our flesh age, and the events of this generation will come into being. We are to be watchmen for those times, so that we will not be taken out of season.

In our generation many come to you from all different ways, telling you that they are coming to you in the name of Jesus. Jesus told us to look out for them. Matthew 24:4, 5 "And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying `I am Christ;' and shall deceive many." Paul even warned us of this in II Thessalonians 2:2, 3.

II Thessalonians 2:1, and 2 "Now we beseech you brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him," [1] "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand." [2]

The message is to let us know that are living in this generation of the last days, exactly what we have to be aware of. Many will come from all sorts of avenues to try to deceive us, but that must come first, before the coming of Jesus Christ.

II Thessalonians 2:3, and 4 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." [3] "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called god, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." [4]

Satan comes first; the sixth trumpet sounds before the seventh, and the night of the Lord comes before the day of the Lord. On the night of the Lord, Satan will arrive and the world will follow him, believing him to the the true Christ, many Christians included. but after Satan as exalted himself to be called God, by those living on the earth in their flesh bodies, Satan the destroyer will sit in the temple of God in Jerusalem, to show that he is God. Do you believe him when he does that? Not if you are sealed in your mind with the truth. Many Christians will be so steeped in the tradition of men that Satan will look good to them, and they will fall over themselves to give Satan their souls. That will be the Exodus of the end times.

So this fourteenth night of the Lord comes before the fifteenth day of the year comes. Friend, if you are going to be one of those ten virgins waiting to the coming of the bridegroom, you had better have enough oil in your lamp to see you all the way through the night, to the coming of the true Christ. That oil is the truth from God's Word, and the lamp is your mind. Without enough oil you will be walking in the darkness, and taken by the destroyer.

Exodus 12:43 "And the Lord said unto Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the Passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:"

All of the things that happened from the establishment of the new year by the vernal Equinox, to the meal, the slaughtering of the lamb, and every thing that was done on that night and day are all part of this ordinance of the Passover. The "Stranger" as given here, is a non-believer in the Lord. In Moses day, they did not follow the instructions of God to put the blood of the lamb on the door posts, and today, the stranger is one that does not have faith, and believe in the blood of Christ. Jesus Christ is the Passover today, and those that do not believe that Jesus was the Christ, are not to eat of that Passover meal, which is the Communion table; the bread and the cup of the Lord. The Communion table is not for nonbelievers; and you do not allow them to.

If they say they believe, let them take it; and if they take it and they do not believe Christ was the true Sacrifice, then they are in trouble with the Father. Man doesn't have to worry about the punishment of those taking the Communion unworthily, that is not believing. You take the Communion worthily, when your mind is set not on yourself, but on Jesus Christ, and His body that took the stripes; and His blood that was shed on the cross for the remission of all sins of those that believe.

Exodus 12:44 "But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof."

Even a slave that has been bought for money, after he has been circumcised, he can partake of the Passover also. The circumcision in our day is of the heart; not the flesh. This is to say that if someone believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, then they are qualified to take of the Communion Table. It just doesn't matter what their position is in the community around them.

Exodus 12:45 "A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof."

A foreigner is one that does not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and it doesn't matter whether they are a slave or a hireling; they are not to eat of the Communion table.

Exodus 12:46 "In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof."

This verse is the prophecy that the perfect sacrifice could not have a broken bone, and that is why Christ's body did not have a broken bone in it. Jesus was pierced in the thigh, rather than his leg bones broken as the other prisoners were. Jesus then gave up the Ghost before it became necessary to break His body.

You don't carry it abroad, because our holy Communion is sacred. You take the Communion bread and cup with respect and authority. God blesses those that take the Communion table in proper manner.

Exodus 12:47 "All the congregation of Israel shall keep it."

The congregation of Israel today, is the many membered body of Christ, made up of all the believers. God is demanding that you take the Communion if you are a believer, and this is not given to you as a choice.

Exodus 12:48 "And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof."

When strangers are with you, and they understand and believe on the Lord just like you do, then they partake just like you do. This circumcision is of the heart only, and it is spiritual today, and not of the flesh. It applies to men and women alike, as it is dealing with the truth that is taken into your mind, and believed and respected by that person. When you believe the truth, the Word of God, and allow His Word to lead you in your life, then you are circumcised in your mind and required to take of the Communion Table. You show your obedience to Father, and His only begotten Son, Jesus the Christ.

Exodus 12:49 "One law shall be to him that is home born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you."

Remember here that the subject is "Who can partake of the Passover?" This doesn't mean, "all law", for there is another law placed on those children that God chooses, that will not change, and it does not apply to other people. Friend, there is one law of Passover, and that law applies to all people. Don't make this harder than what it is saying. If you were to say that now that Christ went to the cross, there is only one law that we have to follow and all others have fallen by the wayside. However, there are things written in the prophecies that the children of Israel will do, and you would be releasing yourself from those prophecies that God wants to use you to do. You are the one that will be allowing the Holy Spirit to use you, to allow those prophecies to come to pass. Without you and God's elect, they would not be accomplished. Those strangers aren't going to do it, you are.

Exodus 12:50 "Thus did all the children of Israel; as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they."

Exodus 12:51 "And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the Lord did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

When that "selfsame day" the fifteenth day after the Spring Vernal Equinox God brought the children of Israel out of their captivity. They were prepared to move out quickly, and they went out far richer than when they went into Egypt. God brought them out by their hosts, for they did not have an army at this time. The hosts means their families, their congregation. This entire chapter has been a lesson teaching us a lesson that happened some thirty five hundred years ago, that would allow us to understand all the prophecies that dealt with our Lord Jesus Christ, coming to earth to be our perfect Sacrifice for the remission of our sins.

God forewarned the children of Israel of exactly what He would do, before He brought those plagues to pass. Then as the plagues came down on the land of Egypt, God protected each and every child of Israel through those times of trial. As we read of these events and saw the protection of God's People, it should give each of us comfort to know that this same God will protect His own today, just as He did in the time of Moses. Even to the time of Jesus' crucifixion, Jesus and His disciples took the Passover, but on that night before Jesus' death, He established the New Covenant with us, and that covenant is established in the Communion Table.

 

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