Monday’s Manna from Castro’s Corner @ Chicklit Power!

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Happy Monday Manna,

I hope you all had a blessed weekend. This is a very exciting month; with Easter and Passover quickly approaching, we are reminded of the true meaning of Passover and how it correlates with scriptures within both the Old and New Testament. The first Passover, which occurred in Egypt, required the sacrifice of an “unblemished” lamb or goat. Then, the blood of this lamb or goat was to be spread over the doorpost of the homes of the Israelites and it was to go from side to side as well as up and down, symbolic of the cross! The sacrifice that was provided by the Israelites replaced the sacrifice that would have been made of the first-born son in each household. God commanded Aron and Moses to instruct the people that Passover would not only be celebrated in Egypt, but would also be celebrated in the Promised Land.

Throughout the book of Leviticus we find that Levitical Law required that five major sacrifices were to be made to Yahweh- the burnt offering, grain offering, peace offering, sin offering, and guilt offerings. All offerings consisted of the sacrificial slaughter of an animal, with the exception of the grain offering. The disposition between these five major sacrifices varied depending upon their intended purpose, and through the Levitical Law, the Israelites had the ability to consecrate themselves before God through sacrifice.

Although each offering represented an integral component of the sacrificial covenant, the Peace Offering represented the fellowship that existed, and continues to exist, between Yahweh and His chosen people. Isaiah 54:10 reminds us “’Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” The abounding Love and grace that comes from our Father is so enormous that His creation of a new covenant would remove the sacrificial atonement for the substitution of sin.

“Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me, nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). This was Jesus’ prayer to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemene, hours before His arrest. Jesus knew that the cross would set us free from our sins, and He was one hundred percent man and one hundred percent God. Knowing the pain and suffering that was to come, He still followed the perfect will of the Father and because of the living sacrifice that was made at Calvary, we have been freed from the bondage of sin! There is no need for substitution atonement, since we have been paid for in full. Paid for in full…that’s heavy stuff!

This Easter and Passover, let’s remember the victory that was made on the cross. Jesus Christ is our new covenant and His blood covers each and every one of us who is saved. Through faith in grace we have been “Paid for in full;” we are no longer prisoners to sin and let the heavens rejoice! This Easter Sunday let’s remember the gift that was provided to us through the blood of Jesus Christ. May God Bless Each and Every One You!

In His Love,


Garrett Castro

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One Response to “Monday’s Manna from Castro’s Corner @ Chicklit Power!”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Morning Monday Manna, yes this is a very “special” time of celebration. As I ponder upon the time Jesus was in the garden, I think about the fact that up until the arrest & affliction & the cross, Jesus had NEVER experienced physical pain. Therefore, knowing full well what awaited him had to be total agony, not only separation from the Abba but the physical pain to be endured and yet not cried out. Even though he knew he was going to be resurrected from death & the grave, the very thoughts of what he had to pay ahead of him was reason enough to sweat blood. Without the resurrection the crucification would be incomplete. Saved from sin is one thing, eternal life and forgiveness is the whole package! Thank you Jesus for your obedience and God for His great love of us!!!!!!!! Amen