The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has halted normal, everyday life as we know it. This has caused a stir of panic across the world and many people are unsure of what lies ahead. During times of trials and tribulations, God’s people know to call upon Him for help and deliverance. This plague was seen as a signal for the Sanhedrin in Israel to re-institute the animal sacrifices on the Feast of Passover to provide atonement and healing to the nations. According to rabbinical belief and the Torah, without performing the sacrifices in its proper location the offering is unacceptable to God. Since the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D., the Jews have long awaited for the day they could present their sacrifices to God. But we can be sure that the Word of God tells us the things that take place in the earth are signs as to what is taking place in heaven (1Cor. 15:46).
The Sanhedrin of Israel are a strategically selected group of men that have extensively studied how the Passover sacrifice and other offerings are to be performed. They have prepared for this event by training the priesthood, raising perfect sacrificial animals, and creating all necessary articles, such as the unhewn stones for the altar of sacrifice. The rabbis understand that President Donald Trump’s order to reinstate Jerusalem as the capital of Israel back in December of 2017 gave them the consent to adequately and lawfully worship on the Temple Mount; the temple is the location in which God required the sacrifices and offerings to be performed. The rabbis view President Trump as a type of Cyrus; he was a Persian king who ended the Babylonian captivity of the Jews and restored to them the right to rebuild the temple of God. However, with the hindrance of COVID-19, it has prevented the Jewish people from going through with the ritual ceremony this Passover. There is still a possibility that on the “Second Passover”, meant for those who missed the first Passover (Num. 9:11), a sacrifice can be made.
In the Bible, we see many accounts repeated in history with similarities and parallels. To illustrate this, the lamb that was slain in the book of Exodus to atone for the Hebrews actually foretells of Jesus the Lamb of God who came to take away the sin of the world. In this dispensation of time, however, there must also be another spiritual passover taking place. The Word of God tells us what type of sacrifice God really wants. King David wrote,
“you do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; you do not delight in burnt offering” (Psalm. 51:6).
Paul the Apostle is clear when he says,
“the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect” (Heb. 10:1).
What God really wants is for His people to be “living sacrifices” (Rom. 12:1). He wants His people to freely offer their lives in complete surrender and obedience to His Word and will. We are called to offer up “spiritual sacrifices” (1Pe. 2:5), not physical ones, as the Jews are so eager to carry out. There is also a significance to the temple, which can be understood as the place God’s people are to worship Him. But the Bible says,
“you are the temple of God” (1Cor. 3:16).
God is not moved or impressed by physical sacrifices, but by the offering of His people unto Him.
This is the time and season that through current events God is speaking loud and clear to those that have
“eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church” (Rev. 3:22)
We must not look at the physical matter and be overwhelmed because,
“the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2Cor. 4:18).
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