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2021/3/31 Passover—A Whole Week of Celebration

Ron Sawka Ministries

March 31, 2021; Nissan 18, 5781

www.rwsministries.com


“These are the Lord’s appointed times, holy assemblies, which you must proclaim at their appointed time. … Then on the fifteenth day of the same month will be the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread” (Lev 23:4, 6, NET, emphases added).


“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eat of this bread, he will live forever” (John 6:51, NKJV).


A Fire Spreading Throughout the Nations

(Receiving the Fire Online Conference Report Continued)


I am sorry there hasn’t been time to give a full report of this online conference. I can say that the number of viewers was huge—far beyond anything we’ve had before. It was translated live into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Singhalese, and Tamil. One of the prophets said it this way, “I saw the event as a match striking a flame on dry kindling that will burst into a raging fire that will spread throughout the nations.” I truly believe that is why the Lord asked us to do that conference, and that the fire is spreading.


I am thankful for the testimonies. Some have written in that they were physically healed when the fire was imparted and released. Others told us they could feel the fire of God beginning to burn in them. Thank you, Lord.


You can watch the conference on my Facebook page here.


Passover—A Whole Week of Celebration


It struck me the other day just how wise the Lord is. He called for a whole week of celebration after Passover. Passover itself is a very solemn affair. Every year they were reminded of slaying the lamb, painting its blood on the doorposts, judgment passing over them, and being set free from slavery and bondage.


But the day after Passover started a weeklong celebration, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. They were to have no leaven in their homes for one week. Leaven in the Bible often symbolizes sin, pride, and self-effort (as opposed to trusting in the Lord). Just as they had to get rid of all leaven, we understand that we should ask the Holy Spirit to point out and help us remove any “leaven” in our lives.


We must not, however, forget the positive side to all of this. We have to remember it was a feast—a joyful celebration. And because it is God’s “appointed time,” we are to expect special times of refreshing and blessing because of His presence with us.


Let’ s also think about “eating,” because of course a feast involves food. The spiritual food the Lord has for us is Jesus Himself, who is the bread of life. He said, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eat of this bread, he will live forever” (John 6:51). And Paul said, “Therefore let us keep the feast … with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth (1 Cor. 5:8).


This means that whenever I meditate on and thank the Lord for what He has done for me, I am actually partaking of Him—the unleavened bread that He is for me. As I thank and praise Him, I can expect that He is working His sincerity and truth into me. It’s one thing to be sure to get rid of wrong things in our lives. But it’s quite another to fill yourself with Jesus, the bread of life (John 6:48–51).


How do we partake of this bread of life? By believing and thanking Jesus for what He has done for us. Particularly at this time we should thank Him for and meditate on what He provided and does provide at Passover. Here is a partial list of Passover blessings to meditate on:


1. Salvation—Because of the blood of the lamb, death and judgement “passed over.” We are saved by the blood of Jesus. Judgment and death pass over us.


2. Deliverance and healing—The Israelites were delivered from slavery. We are to know we have been—and can be—set free from all bondages.


3. Victory over Satan—The power of Pharaoh was broken. Likewise, Satan’s power over us has been broken.


4. Triumph—He brought them out with a high hand (Num. 33:3). Be sure to walk in an attitude of joy and triumph.


5. God’s presence—God Himself led them as a pillar of cloud/fire. Know that His presence is with us.


6. Riches—They plundered the Egyptians of gold and silver (Exod. 12:35). Be sure to ask for and expect increase.


7. Quick results—They had to leave hastily—that same night. We honor the Lord by being ready for miracles now.


Thanks for praying. Be blessed.


Ron and Teddy


Hearing the Voice of God—Online Prophetic Training


As part of our efforts to operate as an online apostolic center, we are offering this course from April. Details regarding this six-part seminar on how to hear and release the voice of God are here.


Judah Goes First—Let This Be a Month of Extra Praise

Nissan: The first month of the Hebrew Year, March 14–April 12


When God decided to set Israel free from Egypt, He told them to start numbering their months (Exod. 12:2), which helps us understand why the Lord wants us to pay attention to each month. He wants us to experience more deliverance, become increasingly free, and grow in Him. Nissan is also connected with the tribe of Judah, which means “praise.” Let this be a month of extra praise as we follow the Lord into all He has for us. (Blessings for the month of Nissan may be found here.)


Online Apostolic Center


Below is a list and times (Japan Standard Time) of public meetings you can connect with via Ron’s public Facebook page.


  • Sunday, April 4, 11:15, “Resurrection: The Power of Jesus That Breaks Curses and Death,” Covenant Victory Ministries Facebook page, English/Japanese

  • Sunday, April 4, 8:30–9:30 p.m. English/Chinese

  • Every Tues., 8:30–10 p.m., Apostolic Center Training (English/Chinese) Registration required.

  • Every Friday 7:00–8:00 p.m. English/Russian

  • Mon.–Fri., 6:00–6:45 a.m., Morning Prophetic Prayer (English/Japanese)


No MPP on the following days:

  • April 1–2 (Thurs.–Fri.), scheduled monthly break


Those who have special needs for ministry can contact us at: info@rwsministries.com or info@mppjapan.com.


You can join the live broadcast via Facebook (Ron’s public page), or can access the other channels to view the recording at your convenience:


MPP Japanese Facebook

MPP YouTube


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