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The Origin of the Laws of God

In the Old Testament, the law of God first came out from Mount Sinai. God proclaims His law from Mount Zion in the New Testament times. What does it mean that the law comes out from Zion?  The fact that the law comes out from Zion implies that God the Savior will appear from Zion. First, let us see how the law appeared on Mt. Sinai.

Ex. 24:12 The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.”

Ex. 31:18 When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

On Mt. Sinai God gave the two stone tablets with the law and commands He had written. This was the law of the Old Covenant, also referred to as the Law of Moses, which God gave to His people for the first time. And the other law of God appears in a place other than Mt. Sinai.

Isa. 2:2-4 In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Isaiah prophesied that the law will go out from Mt. Zion. In the past, the law came out from Mt. Sinai, but in the last days, the law will go out from Mt. Zion.

Rev. 14:1 Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.

In the book of Revelation, it is prophesied that the Lamb, God Almighty, will appear in Zion. God teaches us that the law is proclaimed in Zion. Who will proclaim the law in Zion?

Mic. 4:1-2 In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his  paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

God will teach us His ways, the truth, so that we may walk in His paths. It is God who proclaims the law in Zion. Through God’s law, He reigns over His people and leads them. However, the prophecy does not state God will reign with the law that He proclaimed from Mt. Sinai 3,500 years ago. It is prophesied God will teach us with the law that comes out from Zion and He will reign over us with that law. Let us learn more about the law of life God proclaims from Zion in this last age.

God Gives Eternal Life in Zion

Eternal Life Prophesied From Zion

Isa. 52:7-10 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.

God said the feet of those who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” are beautiful. In Zion, the LORD will comfort His people and they will see with their own eyes, the salvation of God. Let us confirm once more, that Christ, who is the Lamb, reigns in Zion.

Isa. 25:6-9 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine— the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain …he will swallow up death forever. …In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

Isa. 24:23 The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion.

In Isaiah 24, it is confirmed that the mountain of the LORD Almighty is Zion. Where does the Savior appear? He appears in Zion and swallows up death forever. With what does God destroy death forever? It is with the aged wine. What kind of wine has the power to swallow up death forever? It is only the Passover wine. Which law contains the Passover Wine? It is the law of the New Covenant. Let us confirm that God promises to swallow up death forever through the law of the New Covenant.

The New Covenant Passover is the Way to Eternal Life

Lk. 22:7-9 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.” “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.

Lk. 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.”

What law does the Lamb who reigns on Mount Zion bring us? The law of the New Covenant. On the day of the Passover, God gives us bread and wine as Jesus’ flesh and blood. He called this the New Covenant. Does this really have the power to swallow up death forever?

Jn. 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.”

Jesus clearly states that we have no eternal life in us unless we eat His flesh and drink His blood. Only those who eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood will have eternal life and God will raise them up at the last day. However, can we eat Jesus’ actual flesh and blood? It is impossible. This is why Jesus made a ceremony allowing us to eat His flesh and drink His blood. Through the ceremony of the Passover of the New Covenant, Jesus let the Passover wine represent His blood and the Passover bread represents His flesh. What did Jesus promise to give people who eat His flesh and drink His blood? Eternal life. Giving us eternal life means to destroy death forever.

Only God Can Establish the Law of the New Covenant

God has appeared on this earth with the law of the New Covenant. The bible says the only one who can establish the law of the New Covenant is God.

Jer. 31:31 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.

God said He will make a new covenant with His people.

Jer 31:32-34 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, ” declares the LORD. “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

When God led His people out of Egypt, God established the law of the Passover of the Old Covenant. Through Moses, God proclaimed the Old Covenant on Mt. Sinai. And God said He will establish a New Covenant, which will be different than the first because His people broke the Old Covenant. It is prophesied that at the appointed time God will come to this earth to establish and proclaim the New Covenant from Zion. When we see this fulfilled, we will be able to identify God Almighty with our very own eyes in Zion. It is only God who can fulfill this prophecy in Jeremiah. It is only God who can come to establish and proclaim the law of the New Covenant and bless us to realize it.

Isa 29:10 The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers).

Jesus proclaimed the Passover of the New Covenant 2,000 years ago. However, after the Apostolic Age, the Passover was abolished in 325 A.D. Afterwards, the truth was destroyed one by one and the dark ages took place as it was prophesied in the Bible. A long time of 1,600 years passed of spiritual darkness. Although the Bible was still accessible to all people for those 1,600 years, no one ever mentioned keeping the New  Covenant Passover. What is the reason? It is because God said only He will establish, proclaim and restore the truth of the New Covenant.

God Has Appeared in Zion

It is prophesied God will come to this earth to establish the law of the New Covenant. God said He will proclaim this New Covenant from Zion and grant salvation. When we see this fulfilled, we will be able to identify God Almighty in the flesh with our very own eyes in Zion. Only those who belong to God will hear what God says and come to Zion to meet God and receive salvation.

Jn 8:47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

If we want to be the ones who belong to God and receive eternal life, we need to keep the New Covenant Passover, which has already been established by God in Zion.

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The Kingdom of Heaven through the Passover of the new covenant

No more death, mourning, crying or pain – this is what the Kingdom of Heaven will be like.  To receive this gracious promise of salvation, it is essential to know and believe that the Passover of the new covenant is the truth of life.  Christians know that they must have faith to be saved, but faith must be accompanied by action (James 2:26).  Salvation belongs only to God.  What action does God want us to take to express our faith?  Keep the Passover!

I’ve never heard of the Passover, what is it?

The Passover is the truth of life and an everlasting commandment from God.  However, Christians around the world still don’t even know when it is, or what exactly it is.  Since it is essential to our salvation then it should be the first thing we know!  Both in the old and new testaments God uses the Passover as the way of freedom and salvation for His people.

In the Old Testament God’s people, the Israelites, were under slavery in Egypt.  In order to save His people and bring them out of Egypt, God instituted the Passover of the old covenant.  They were emancipated and protected from the last of the ten plagues, the death of the firstborn.  It was the only way to be saved from God!

Exodus 12:11-13 “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 of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment 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.”

Since this is God’s feast, He commanded the Israelites to keep it according to these regulations.  First, it was to be celebrated on an appointed day and at a specific time.  God’s Passover is on the 14th day of the 1st month of the holy calendar (Exodus 12:6, Leviticus 23:4-5).  It is also supposed to be kept by the sacrifice of the Passover lamb.  The Israelites had to eat the meat of the lamb and pour the blood on the door frame of their homes.  Those who kept this holy festival were freed from slavery and protected from destruction.  It is truly an amazing commandment from God!  Ever since the beginning we see that the Passover is the truth of life for God’s people.

Do we need to keep the Passover in the New Testament?

Absolutely we do!  No matter what age it is, God commands His people to keep the Passover as a way of blessing.

“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.”  Exodus 12:14

When God originally commanded the Passover, He made it an everlasting law.  He did not put an expiration date, or time limitation.  We even see Jesus commanding His disciples to keep the Passover of the new covenant, proving that we, too, should celebrate it.

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.

Our Savior, Jesus Christ, surely commanded His people to keep the Passover in the New Testament times.

Like the Israelites we also need to be freed from slavery

In the old testament the Passover was the way God freed His people from slavery.  Though we are not physical slaves, the bible teaches us that we, too, need emancipation.

 John 8:34 ” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.”

As sinners we are slaves to sin and death (Romans 6:23), and we must be set free through the truth (John 8:32).  The Passover of the new covenant has the power to forgive us of our sins, freeing us from spiritual slavery, as well as, giving us the promise of eternal life.

I have to slaughter a lamb?!

Only if we understand the ministry of Jesus Christ, can we know how to keep the Passover in our age.  Christ came to fulfill the law, not abolish it (Matthew 5:17), then the old testament teaches us the way of salvation in the new testament.  The old covenant established through the Law of Moses was fulfilled by Jesus.  He made the new covenant, establishing the Law of Christ.  Though we still need to keep the feast, we do not need to celebrate it with an animal sacrifice.  If we don’t have to sacrifice a lamb, then how do we keep the Passover of the new covenant?

Luke 22:7-20 “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….When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.  And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer….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.”

According to the regulations of the new covenant we are to celebrate the Passover with the bread and wine.  This bread and wine represents the flesh and blood of Christ.  This is why the Bible describes Christ as our Passover lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7).  He is the fulfillment of the Passover lamb, and it is through His sacrifice we are saved.

The Passover of the new covenant is the truth of life and way of salvation

The bread and wine represents Christ’s flesh and blood.  Christ was so eager to give us the Passover of the new covenant because it is the way of salvation.

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.”

Christ promises us the amazing gift of salvation through His flesh and blood.  The annual feast of the Passover is the only way that we may participate in this truth of life.

Why haven’t I heard of it before?

Though it is so clear in the Scriptures that we must keep the Passover of the new covenant for our salvation, most Christian churches don’t keep it.  How is it that this precious teaching is unknown in modern day Christianity? We must always remember that our spiritual enemy is constantly working against us.  Since the Passover is the truth of life, and the only way of salvation, then he does not want us to keep it.  According to prophecy, many of the teachings of Christ were lost in what historians call the dark ages.  One historical event of great importance was the Council of Nicea.  At this council the Passover of the new covenant was abolished, and the way of salvation was completely destroyed.  God knows all things, even the end from the beginning.  We can see His warning about this in the book of Daniel.

Daniel 7:25 “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws.  The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times, and half a time.”

That’s exactly what Satan did, he got rid of the set times and laws.  Not only the Passover, but also the truth of the Sabbath day and all 7 holy feasts of God.

We give thanks to Ahnsahnghong who is the second coming Christ (Hebrews 9:28) and has restored to us all of the teachings in the bible.  Before He came no one taught the truth of the Passover of the new covenant.  By His coming, He has given us the sure promise that we will receive salvation and rejoice eternally in the Kingdom of Heaven.