Partake Expecting Deliverance!

And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.

Exodus 12:11

Chew on this interesting truth: On the night of the first Passover, God told the Israelites in Egypt to eat the roasted lamb with their belts and sandals on, and with their staffs in their hands. A strange instruction, don’t you think? Why did God want them to eat the Passover that way? What was He saying to them?

God was saying, “Get ready! Get ready to get out!” In other words, they were to eat the Passover lamb with a readiness to leave Egypt, the land in which they were slaves to Pharaoh. They were to eat the lamb expecting deliverance out of Egypt. They were all dressed up with somewhere to go!

Now, we know that the Passover meal is a shadow of the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion, which Jesus instituted on the night He was betrayed. So when we partake of the Lord’s Supper today, we are to partake with the same attitude that the Israelites had. In other words, when we eat the Lord’s Supper, God wants us to expect deliverance from whatever enslaves us, whether it’s depression, a physical condition or financial lack!

Today, partake of the Lord’s Supper with a readiness for your deliverance. As you meditate on what Christ at the cross has done for you, expect to be healed. Expect the situation in your marriage to improve. Expect the best to happen to you! And as the Israelites walked out of the land of their bondage shortly after partaking of the lamb, so will you experience your breakthrough!

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