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Exodus 12:24 — Pharaoh wanted to kill the sons (Exodus 1:22), but he settled to keep the sons (Exodus 10:11). God wanted to teach the sons (Exodus 12:24-27; Exodus 13:8, Exodus 13:14).
Exodus 12:29 — The Pharaoh who killed the sons (Exodus 1:22) lost his own son (Proverbs 26:27).
Exodus 12:41 — 430 years … just as God told Abraham (Genesis 15:13)!
Matthew 20:34 — We noted this earlier, but if you are keeping track of the attributes of God this year, mark His compassion!
Matthew 21:1 — The Messiah would enter through the Eastern Gate. The current Eastern Gate/Golden Gate was built in 520 AD, closed in 810 AD, reopened in 1102, walled up in 1187, rebuilt in 1541, and has stayed sealed since then. However, according to Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, the Eastern Gate at the time of Jesus was in a different location (in line with the current Dome of the Rock).
Here’s a picture of the current Eastern Gate I took from the Mount of Olives
Matthew 21:9 — How did the shouts from the crowd sound in Hebrew? Maybe like this song:
Psalm 25:16-19 — In your journal, make note of these verses for the next time you are afflicted. If you’re afflicted now, pray with the psalmist!
Proverbs 6:15 — The wicked shall not always prosper!
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