The Passover begins April 11th 2017 and ends 17/18 of April 2017. If in the USA it ends 18th of April 2017 while the rest of the world the Passover period ends on the 17th of April.
The time of the Passover is a period of a change of seasons and the opportunity to address the heavens and intercede for various matters:
1. Generational deliverance from demonic bondage's
The deliverance of the Israelites was a generational deliverance. Were we to calculate from today how many years they had been slaves if the deliverance was to take place in the year 2017, they would have been slaves from 1587. That is how long the nation had been in slavery, depression, poverty, under the taskmasters control and influence.
Their deliverance was in one night. Indeed there is nothing that is difficult for the Lord. It does not matter how long your situation has lasted, ( it cannot be longer than 400 years) nevertheless God is able to deliver
2. Deliverance of Nations from wicked taskmasters that bind them
During this time of Passover a new nation was born. The nation of Israel. God rescued them from a 430 year slavery and caused them to be a people to reckon with.
There was new leadership in the nation, with Moses and Aaron leading them away from Pharaoh and his government. It is time to stand in the gap for our nation’s deliverance and especially as we are preparing for elections. Let this time stand before the Lord as we request for righteous, God fearing, and sober men as leaders. God did it for the Israelites he can do it for us.
The people in that nation changed identity from slaves to free people. There was freedom from wicked taskmasters that used to cause them to labour with little or no results.
The Lord is interested in delivering Nations especially during this time. When Christ died during the Passover it is interesting to note that the Jews at that time were being ruled by Herod and were not free people themselves. The scenario was repeating itself. In the Old Testament, the people were physically relocated to a new land. In the New Testament there was no physical relocation but Christ was recognized as the king of the Jews. A new order had been established. A new kingdom with a king was established The death and resurrection of Christ ushered in a new kingdom Revelation 5:10 “Now we have been made priests and kings to rule on earth” This was effected during the Passover time
3. Divine supernatural Wealth transfer
The children of Israel who had been slaves for 430 years left Egypt with its wealth. This was in silver, gold and precious stones. This was wealth they had not inherited, they had not worked for, or labored for, they had not invested in a project, or seized a money making opportunity. It simply was divine and supernatural wealth. This raised their economic level to that of other nations around them. They suddenly had a financial voice, they were not dependent on other nations to make it.
God used the wealth he gave them to create a channel for generation wealth for the Israelite's by the giving of various offerings. Thereafter in the book of Leviticus he prescribes the various offerings that they were to bring to the Lord . The offerings provided a channel for continuous blessings of wealth to be established for this young nation that had just been born.
The wealth also allowed them to buy water and food from hostile nations that they met on their sojourn to the Promised Land.
The wealth they acquired also allowed them to build a tabernacle for the Lord
The wealth they acquired was also a fulfillment of the covenant God had made with their fore fathers when he said he will bless them. (Genesis 12:2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing ) .
The entire Nation of Israel was blessed, not a few individuals, not a hundred Israelite's, it was the whole nation. The Lord is able to make an entire Nation prosper as he did to the Israelite's. He did it and he can do it again. There is nothing that is too difficult for the Lord. When you look at the offerings they gave for the tabernacle building you can see that these were not poor people.
Petition the Lord for divine supernatural wealth during this period, for yourself, your family, your descendants and the nation of Kenya.
Genesis 2:8 Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession.” Ask for wealth for your nation , that which will reach every single Kenyan. He did it before he can do it again.
In Deut 8:18 “ and you shall remember the Lord your God for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish His covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” The Israelites already had experienced supernatural wealth from the Lord during the Passover period.
4. Permanent Annihilation of Strongmen In Our Lives, Families, and, Nations
Pharaoh was killed in the ensuring pursuant of the Israelites when he attempted to step into the miracle of the Red sea to seize them back. Pharaoh was never to be seen again or heard of thereafter. When He pursued them into the Red Sea He still saw the Israelites as his slaves, and he pursued them thinking to take them back as he owned them. For 430 years Pharaohs had been gods to themselves there was no one greater, and they had been no intervention from any one for 430 years. Pharaoh did not know that the season had changed and this was Godly intervention. Exodus 14:13 And Moses said to the people, do not be afraid. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever…”
God will permanently remove the strongmen that have been holding you back for years on end. They may try to step into your miracle of deliverance, but that is the last you shall see of them, in your lives and your families. It is interesting to note that even though the children of Israel went into captivity due to their sin and disobedience to God, never again were they held captive by Egypt and by a king pharaoh…. The deliverance was permanent.!Glory to God.
That is your portion this Passover as you present that strongman that has been defying and resisting the name of the Lord in your life, family, bloodline, for years.
5. Resurrection of Dead Issues In Our Lives
When Christ died the bible records that the tombs were opened and many saints were seen walking on the streets of Jerusalem. What deliverance! Colossians 1: 15 says that Christ reconciled to himself everything. I believe that the blood stepped into the grave and spoke for the saints allowing them access into the heavens and into the presence of the Lord. It went down past the years and resurrected the saints who had died thousands of years ago. What power resides in the blood. Every issue that has been dead , buried and forgotten in your life and your family, your nation, the blood of Jesus is able to bring it to life. What an opportunity for us to bring those things to the father during this special time of Passover.
This is not to say that at other times the resurrection power of Christ is diminished, but it is to say, that there is such grace and power available at this time that we need to take advantage of it and change that which has been defying the name of the Lord in our lives.
6. Land Deliverance
There was an earthquake and the tombs of the dead gave up the dead that were in them. The earth responded to the death of Christ with the earthquake. The moment the blood of the Saviour hit the ground there was a supernatural event that occurred. The blood of Jesus which was supernatural caused the earth to tremble as it received it.
Are there issues in your land that have been outstanding and unresolved? The earth has ears, it has records concerning us and our families. Jeremiah 22:29 says “o h earth, earth hear the voice of the Lord”. During this period, the earth has no choice but to respond to your voice and the voice of the blood as it did during the time of the death of Christ.
7. Heavens Respond
The heavens responded to the death of Christ with darkness that lasted three hours. This is similar to one of the miracles that Moses performed when there was darkness that was felt in the land of Egypt for three days. It was such physical darkness that no one was able to move for three days from where they were. The three hour darkness has been liken to an eclipse.
When the blood of the Savior hit the earth the heavens and the sun had a physical change that said that there was a supernatural event that had and was taking place on the earth. Genesis 1:14 then God said,” let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and season, and for days and years” Every time there is a change in the Sun or the Moon or an unusual occurrence in the heavenlies we know that this is a sign that there is a change of season that is being announced. The Son of God was redeeming the whole earth. That was the change, a new order was being established.
Likewise for us it is a time to stand in agreement with the season that it is time for a change in our lives, that the new season will bear only glad tidings for us and our family
8. Access Into The Inner Chambers Of The Lord
When the Christ died on the cross and said that it is finished, the curtain in the temple that divided the holy place from the rest of the temple was divided into two. This symbolized the access into the holy of holies for us through the blood of the Lamb. Therefore we can come boldly before the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and grace to help us in our time of need. ( Heb 4:16)
It is time to petition and be granted mantles that hitherto before were unavailable to you or to your bloodline. Psalm 23:5 the Lord has prepared a table for you in the presence of your enemies. In Isaiah 25:6 he has laid a choice feast for you. The bible says that the secret of the lord is with them that fear him.
Petition for mantles, anointing, oil, gifts & talents that were previously not operational in your life.
This is a time to petition and request to seat at the table of the Lord, and to seat at a different table with kings, prophets, seers, and those whom before you were not qualified to seat together with. The torn curtain and the blood of Jesus qualifies us to access the table and the tables of the Lord.
9. Dedication Of The First Born.
The last miracle that the Lord performed prior to the removal of the Israelites from Egypt was the killing of the first born child and animal of every Egyptian family. The Angel of death passed by and where there was no blood on the doorposts and the lintel of the house, he entered and the first born of all animals and man were killed. Thereafter he instructed Moses to dedicate the first born children and animals to him because he spared them on that night. (Exodus 13:2 “Consecrate to me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is mine.” )
It is an opportune time to dedicate your first born to the Lord during this time of Passover. It is time to declare the word of the Lord and release the anointing and blessing of the first born over your child. First born children are womb openers, barrier breakers, they spearhead new frontiers, they are pioneers, pathfinders and creative innovators, they have a leadership mantle on them ( the first born sons were traditionally given the kingdom to lead). First born children represent the beginning of the strength of the family, dignity and excellency of dignity and power (Genesis 49:3 “Reuben thou art my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, the Excellency of dignity and the Excellency of power”)
It is an opportune time to align the first born of your family, bloodline and generations to the purposes of God and decree the word of the Lord over their lives.
10. The whole of heaven is on special standby awaiting your prayer and petition to the Father
During the time of the Passover by the Israelites as they were rescued from Egypt the bible records, that there was never a night like that one where the whole of heaven stood to see that the Israelites left Egypt. (Exodus 12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years on that very same day – it came to pass that all the armies of the lord went out from the land of Egypt”)
During the death of Christ, the testimony of Jesus was that there was a whole legion of Angles that was at the disposal of Christ should he have had need of them. God turned his face away from his son as the whole of heaven watched. The attention of heaven was on the events that were occurring on the earth that night as was the first night.
Indeed the whole of heaven is awaiting your prayer, petition, decree, declaration during this time. It is time to pray and intercede for situations as the heavens are wide open during this Passover time.
11. A New Beginning
In Exodus 12:2 “This month shall be your beginning of months,; it shall be the first month of the year to you.” The calendar of the Jews begins in the time of the Passover. It was a fresh start for the Israelites in their new found freedom, status, and location.
It is an opportunity for us to start afresh, with a clean slate. The blood of Jesus that was shed translated us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.
If your year did not begin well or is showing signs of not going on well this is the time you can align yourself again and speak a fresh start into your year. Decree and declare the word of God and it shall be well with you
I love it that God time and time again provides for us a way back to him, opening windows and providing opportunity for us to have access to that which we would not have access to. The importance of understanding times and seasons is that we are able to pray in accordance to the season and take advantage of the grace that the season has provided for us.
I believe that understanding of times and season is one of the keys that the Lord has give to us to live a victorious Christian life. My prayer is that may we be found in the right place at the right time speaking the seasoned word of the Lord. That our tongues shall be like those of the learned That we should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. (Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning, he awaken my ear to hear as the leaned.)”