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The Passover celebration in the Jewish faith is all about remembrance of how God led the Israelites out of Egypt.  And we know how specific God is with each of the feasts and HOW they point to Jesus!  Consider this, now only did the Lord want to deliver His people out of their slavery (this remembrance observed in the Passover meal), Jesus wanted to lead His people in a NEW FEAST of remembrance – the Lord’s Supper!

While the Seder (Passover meal) traditions observed today didn’t originate until some time in the Middle Ages, I believe all the elements included have much to teach us in relation to our Messiah (Moshiach).  The Haggadah which is read today includes the order and ritual of going through the seder plate elements, as it pertains to the Exodus story.  “Dayenu” is a song often included in the “pre-dinner” ritual which translates to “it would have been enough.” As each of the miracles is recounted in response to each of the questions, the response – Dayenu – communicates that that one miracle alone would have been enough!

How powerful to consider doing this in our lives today.  Recount your own miracles with your family or friends and consider “dayenu” – each miracle would have been enough! In fact, the miracle of salvation would have been enough, but hasn’t God done so much more for each of us?

The Enemy seeks to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) and while this is a New Testament verse, the reality is that that has been his motive all along.  We go back to the Garden and we can see this reality.  Even the Jews who have not yet come to the acceptance and awareness that their Moshiach (Messiah) has already come and His name is Yeshua (Jesus) – have experienced their own share of being corrupted by this world! Here are a few examples of the corruption. In 1969, the political activist and rabbi Arthur Waskow published the “Freedom Seder” Haggadah, which drew comparisons between the slavery and liberation of the ancient Jews to contemporary struggles such as the civil rights movement and women’s movement. The Stonewall Seder is an LGBTQ Haggadah that began as a seder celebrated by the Berkeley Queer Minyan for Gay Pride Weekend. It has been updated and expanded by members of the B’nai Jeshurun synagogue in New York. And because many modern Jews connect the themes of Passover with social justice, a number of social justice Haggadot or supplements speak to various communities and causes that might lie outside the Jewish community like the Black Lives Matter movement, hunger, and labor justice issues.  -Jamie Rubin, “The Haggadah”, My Jewish Learning

How do we communicate our faith heritage and keep it focused and aligned with the Word?  How do we keep from being tainted and corrupted by this world?  I think we need to tell the stories!

Our faith legacy goes back centuries and centuries.  Learning about the generations before and the Living God – all came in story form.  They were retold generation after generation.  This is why it is so important to continue telling the stories to our children, not only of the Bible, but of our own familial faith legacy.  We can learn from the successes and failures of those who came before us.  And we learn about the character of our God and His faithfulness to a thousand generations!

You shall teach them [diligently] to your children [impressing God’s precepts on their minds and penetrating their hearts with His truths], speaking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. (Dt 11:18-21 AMP)

The Passover Story

In the (very) basic Passover storyline, the Pharaoh is fearful that there will be too many Jews living in Egypt so he institutes slavery and demands that male Jewish babies be killed. Baby Moses is saved by his mother, who floats him in a basket down the Nile river, where he is found and adopted by the Pharaoh’s daughter. After killing a slave master, Moses flees into the desert, and encounters a burning bush of God revealing himself to Moses. God tells Moses to go to Pharaoh and lead the Jews out of slavery.

Moses goes to the Pharaoh and asks that he let the Jews go free from Egypt. Each time the Pharaoh says “no,” God sends a plague down on Egypt (darkness, lice, boils, cattle disease, etc.). The tenth and final plague is the most drastic: the killing of the first born by the so-called angel of death. In order to protect their first-born children, the Israelites marked their doors with lamb’s blood so the angel of death would pass over them. Thus the name Passover, which is “pesach” in Hebrew. The Israelites were ultimately freed from slavery and wandered the desert for 40 years before making it to the promise land.  -Sarah Gray, “The History Behind 7 Passover Traditions”, Time

How Does All of This Fit Together?

Jesus was the Passover Lamb (perfect and without blemish).  He was the ULTIMATE sacrifice made on behalf of His people – to set them free from the kingdom mandate that blood must be shed for atonement.  He holds the key to OUR Passover today!

Although no specific sin is mentioned, the blood of the lamb turns away the wrath of God. Here again the Passover foreshadows the redemptive work of Christ (1 Cor. 5:7)…

When the Gospels open, it is no coincidence that numerous parallels are seen between Jesus and Moses and between Jesus and Israel. Jesus was even taken down into Egypt only to return after the death of Herod. This is said to have occurred “to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I called my son’” (Mt 2:15). Herod’s decree to kill all the male children in Bethlehem is a gruesome echo of Pharaoh’s decree to kill all the male children of the Israelites (Mt 2:16; cf. Ex 1:15–22). Commentators discuss even more parallels, but the point of the parallels is to communicate to the reader that the long-awaited time of redemption was at hand. The prophesied new exodus was near.  -Keith Mathison, “Why Did Jesus Institute the Lord’s Supper on the Passover?”, Ligonier Ministries

The blood is a sign.  It is a sign of who we are marked by.  As those who have been grafted in (to those of Jewish birth), we take on in faith the fullness of what it means to be marked by the Lamb.  We once were slaves (just like the Jewish people and their captivity in Egypt), slaves to sin, but Christ came to set us free, redeeming us from the curse – by laying down His own life so that we might live!

  • Don’t you realize that grace frees you to choose your own master? But choose carefully, for you surrender yourself to become a servant—bound to the one you choose to obey. If you choose to love sin, it will become your master, and it will own you and reward you with death. But if you choose to love and obey God, he will lead you into perfect righteousness. And thanks be to God, for in the past you were servants of sin, but now your obedience is heart deep, and your life is being molded by truth through the teaching you are devoted to. And now you celebrate your freedom from your former master—sin. You’ve left its bondage, and now God’s perfect righteousness holds power over you as his loving servants.  (Rom 6:16-18 TPT)
  • But now since you have been set free from sin and have become [willing] slaves to God, you have your benefit, resulting in sanctification [being made holy and set apart for God’s purpose], and the outcome [of this] is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 6:22-23 AMP)
  • Yet, Christ paid the full price to set us free from the curse of the law. He absorbed the curse completely as he became a curse in our place. For it is written: “Everyone who is hung upon a tree is cursed.”  Jesus Christ dissolved the curse from our lives, so that in him all the blessings of Abraham can be poured out upon gentiles. And now through faith we receive the promised Holy Spirit who lives in us.  (Gal 3:13-14 TPT)

JESUS was the ransom price – not only for those who have called on Him as Lord and Savior, but for ALL people.  Today, in this Passover season (which illuminates His life, death, burial and RESURRECTION), let’s pray for SALVATION to come to the homes of our Jewish brothers and sisters, our family members and friends who do not yet know Him as Moshiach (Messiah) and for our government and leaders.  Salvation comes by no other name, but by the name of Jesus (Acts 4:12).  Life and death are at stake – let’s boldly come before His throne and plead for those who are lost to be reconciled (2 Cor 5:20) – to the only one who can write our names in the Book of Life (Rev 3:5).

This [kind of praying] is good and acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who wishes all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge and recognition of the [divine] truth. For there is [only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom [a substitutionary sacrifice to atone] for all, the testimony given at the right and proper time.  (1 Tm 2:3-6 AMP)

At the appointed time, Jesus of His own free will, laid His own life so that we might find NEW LIFE in Him!  At the Last Supper, He symbolically communicated what was to come.  He unveiled the NEW COVENANT.  We are set free from curse when we accept what He did on our behalf – that which we could never do in and of ourselves.  He is the BREAD OF LIFE (Jn 6:25-59).  He is the DRINK that never runs dry (Jn 4: 14, Jn 7:37-38).

Now as they were eating Jesus took bread, and after blessing it, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the [new and better] covenant, which [ratifies the agreement and] is being poured out for many [as a substitutionary atonement] for the forgiveness of sins.  (Mt 26:26-28 AMP)

Take communion today and REMEMBER the fullness of what He has done for you.  There is NO LACK in Him!  Consider celebrating Passover with your family this weekend and remember.  The whole Bible points to Jesus!  As believers in Christ, we celebrate that our lives have been spared by the Passover Lamb!  He is the new covenant – and He died once for all (Rom 6:8-11)!  Dayenu!

Will you join us in taking communion and remembering the fullness of what God has done for you? Share in the comments below. . .

Suni Piper is a writer and passionate intercessor for the nation and for the Church. She is determined and surrendered to be a voice of truth and encouragement to the Body of believers. Follow Suni at her website ASurrenderedLife.com. (Photo Credit: Unsplash.)

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March 28, 2021

Thank you so much for this article. It is one of the very things that we, as Followers of Christ, should be focused on. Christ died for the Church and He deserves all the glory, honor, and praise. Not just at this season, but every day. If we don’t praise Him, who will? I don’t want the rocks to cry out ‘Hallelujah’ for me. His death, that horrible death, is something He did for all mankind. BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!!!

March 27, 2021

I am praying and believing this will be a special Passover in which God’s children recieve the full benefits of the blood of Christ! 1) Freedom from bondage to worldly systems, and deception. 2)Deliverance from plagues and sicknesses. Plagues like Covid are part of the curse in Deut.28, and Gal. 3.13 says Christ has redeemed us from the curse.3.) Financial favor and prosperity and physical strength… when Israel left Egypt, they went out with silver and gold and not one feeble among them!4) Victory over evil spirits and enemies, God’s Justice is the reward to the righteous and the penalty to the wicked.Psalm 37 says the meek will inherit the Earth, and the wicked/ungodly will be uprooted. God judged the “gods” of Egypt, and defeated Baal (the strongman) at Baal-Zaphon, the mountain of Baal. See Exodus 14. Give a firstfruits offering and claim this. 5.) Unity with the true family of God and deeper communion with the Holy Spirit. The Tabernacle was set up in the first month of Nissan. 6.) New beginnings, Nissan is the first month of the Hebrew calender, new life springs forth! 7.) Strategy for war, spring is the time Judah goes first, and Kings go forth to war. Claim war strategy, wisdom and revelation. Let us mix faith with God’s Moedim, His apointed times for meetings and feasts, and claim our full inheritance benefits in this beautiful season! Father, thank you for the precious blood of Yeshua, we recieve all He died to give us, and we honor You in this new season, bless the Lord!

S. Flan
March 27, 2021

We joyously celebrate the Feasts of the Lord…notice they are Feasts of the Lord …not the Feasts of the Jews..They are His Feasts and He says they are forever. All of them are pictures of Jesus. Yeshua/Jesus has fulfilled the spring feasts…He is the Passover lamb…Feast of Unleavened Bread..He is without Sin, no leaven…Feast of First Fruits is the day He arose from the dead…..HE is the First fruits of those who rise from the dead..then you count 50 days from His resurrection …40 days Yeshua/Jesus walked the earth then ascended and 10 days later on Shavuot/Pentecost He sent the Holy Spirit. Pentecost is greek and it means count 50.. Yeshua/Jesus will come again to fulfill the fall Feasts…Yeshua/Jesus returns with the sound of the Trumpet.. Feast of Yom Teruah also called Rosh Hashana…Feast of Yom Kippur..when we all appear before the Judgment seat of Christ to give an account of our lives and our service to Him..also the Great White throne judgment and then Feast of Booths or Feast of tabernacles also called the Feast of Sukkot… where He will dwell among us..the season of our Joy…so the conclusion is that these Feasts show us Jesus more so than the man made ones of Christmas and easter which are a very tiny shadow of what God means for us and are also based in the pagan holidays of antiquity ( I encourage doing research on this) …also..The weekly Sabbath which is friday night to saturday night is a picture of the rest we enter into with Him and also a picture of the millenial reign. That is why the sabbath is called a delight… it is an apppinted time when God visits His people in a special way…we are refreshed in HIm..

    Julia Fleshman
    March 28, 2021

    Flan, what you have said got me to think and I want to know more about it.
    Would you please guide me to good sources that explain all these feasts? Our church doesn’t teach any of this, I believe out of ignorance.
    I wait for your answer.
    Thank you and God bless you.

      S. Flan
      March 28, 2021

      One of the best books on this is by Valerie Moody. “The Feasts of Adonai- Why Christians should look at the Biblical Feasts.” Her website is vmoody.com. If you decide to purchase the book, it’s cheaper to order by her email. Her email is : [email protected]

        S. Flan
        March 28, 2021

        Also, Julia, be prayerful and ask the Holy Spirit to show you. He gently leds us into all truth. I have found celebrating the Feasts of the lord are a great Joy because always at the center of them is Jesus/Yeshua..blessings

March 27, 2021

THE LAST SUPPER AND CRUCIFIXION – Passover this year begins at sunset on March 27, at the end of the Saturday Sabbath

Leviticus 23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover.

Father Yhovah passed over, killing only the first born of the Egyptians and their animals.

The crucifixion was on Wednesday, Nisan 14, the preparation day for the Thursday Passover Sabbath. Messiah was the first born, resurrected on the Feast of First Fruit, the first of the 3rd day fruit harvest.

Excerpt from The Truth of the Kingdom, chapter 12:

Lord Immanuel had the Last Supper with His disciples Tuesday evening at the beginning of the preparation day for the annual Passover Sabbath, recorded in:

John 13:1-2 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end. 2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him…

There are several reasons we know the Last Supper was not the Passover. The Sanhedrin priests knew they could not arrest Lord Immanuel on Passover because of the people.

Matthew 26:3-5 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 4 and consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill Him. 5 But they said, NOT ON THE FEAST DAY, lest there be an uproar among the people.

The most telling evidence that the Last Supper was not on Passover is the fact that they were eating leavened bread.

Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took breadG740, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body.

G740. artos ar’-tos from 142; bread as raised or a loaf: –(shew-)bread, loaf.

After the Last Supper Lord Immanuel and the disciples went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Most people miss the fact that He was arrested and tried during the night. When the priests took Him to Pilate they did not go inside because they would have been defiled and unable to eat the Passover feast that evening.

John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover.

In the year 3787, the crucifixion was on Wednesday, Nisan 14. The Gregorian year was 27AD. This was the preparation day for the Thursday Passover Sabbath. Messiah was the first born, the firstfruit of the 3rd day fruit harvest.

John 19:14-15 and 30-31 And it was the preparation of the Passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! 15 But they cried out, Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar… 30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar He said, It is finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost. 31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath day, for that sabbath day was a high day, besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

The vinegar was the last prophecy about the coming Messiah! He had finished His job of fulfilling all the prophesies about Himself.
The lambs for the temple feasts were slain starting at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. This is the time Lord Immanuel died as the Lamb of God. During the hours of the crucifixion, with an earthquake, the heavenly sign of supernatural darkness, and the temple veil being torn from the top, the priests already knew they made a mistake. The priests went to Pilate during the Thursday Passover.

Matthew 27: 62-64 Now the next day that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate 63 saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while He was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 64 Command that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night, steal Him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead…

Friday was the preparation for the weekly Sabbath, so the first opportunity the women had to care for the body was at the end of Sabbath after dark, or to wait for the light of Sunday morning, the first day of the week.

Seventy-two hours after Lord Immanuel died and gave up the ghost, He reincarnated into His miraculously healed body and translated out of the sealed tomb on the weekly Sabbath. The gospels have several verses that teach He was resurrected on the Sabbath. You will have to look at these with new eyes because of indoctrination into the traditions of men.

Mark 16:9 Now when JESUS WAS RISEN, early the first day of the week He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven devils.

The steel pin that held the tombstone in place was sheared off by a great force and the stone rolled back so the women could see that the tomb was empty.

Matthew 28:1-6 In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher 2 and behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow, 4 and for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here for HE IS RISEN, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: HE IS RISEN; He is not here: Behold the place where they laid Him.

The heresy that Lord Immanuel resurrected on Sunday was perpetrated by Catholicism to support their decision to worship on the pagan day of sun worship.

    March 28, 2021

    I have would like to know more about this, would you help me to good sources of study on this subject?

      March 28, 2021

      Julia, I’m not sure what you want more info about, the subject of Passover and the scriptural redactions by the lying pen of the scribes seems well covered in these answers. I feel led to give you info of the decision to change Sabbath to Sunday. Here is an excerpt from The Journey Through Tribulation:
      A major victory antiChrist spirits had on the Congregation was in 321AD with the founding of the new religion of Catholicism, teaching another gospel. The pagan Roman emperor and real first pope, Constantine the Great, never gave up his position as high priest for a sun god and his coinage was engraved with Committed to the Invincible Sun. This and the crucifixion are the reasons Father Yhovah does not want Roman numerals in His Books! Constantine and a group of papal priests made the rule to change the 7th day Sabbath to Sunday. Later, at the Catholic Council of Laodicea about 364 AD an edict was established that anyone caught keeping the 7th day Sabbath would be killed. The Sabbath was and is a sign of keeping the Covenant, taught in:

      Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover, also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

      “Reverend Peter Geiermann, a member of the Congregation of the Most High Redeemer, was asked, Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday? He answered, …because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday. The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50.

      “Dr. Edward Hiscox, a Baptist, at a New York ministers’ conference on November 13, 1893 said,
      There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday… I quite well know that Sunday came into use in early Christian history but what a pity it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism!

      Catholicism is also responsible for prayers to end with the name of the sun god Amen-Ra, another heresy bequeathed to Protestantism.

      I am willing to share , if you have any questions or comments. [email protected]

Pamela S Barger
March 27, 2021

Thankful for this article of remembrance. Praise be to God . I was born to Christian parents and I thank God daily for this blessing.

Lory May
March 27, 2021

In Leviticus 23:3-4 we learn that Passover is a Feast of the Lord, a Holy Convocation. Jesus is the perfect lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. We as His People, Jew and gentile, remember Jesus said regarding communion, “do this in remembrance of me”. At Passover, the foreshadow of God’s deliverance and salvation of His People, and communion, the remembrance of the fulfilment of deliverance and salvation, we joyfully celebrate our great Savior and King. We remember that Jesus/Yeshua paid the highest price for His Bride …
His own blood.

    Maria Stevens
    March 27, 2021

    I agree. All the feasts that are looked at as Jewish holy days are the Lords feasts and He tells us to celebrate them forever. My husband and I celebrated Passover and all the feasts of the Lord. We don’t celebrate Easter or Christmas because we don’t believe Jesus would if He were here It is a way we give glory to God.

      March 27, 2021

      Dearest Maria, if only all of Father Yhovah’s people had your wisdom and discernment! As I am able I too recognize the feasts of Father. What I learned within my own family was that those pagan holidays were the glue that held my family together. now there is no gatherings and they are scattered. Father did the same thing when He called Abram to leave his pagan family and migrate to a new country. We cannot choose our biological family, but we can choose our spiritual one! KingdomofLightTruth.org


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