Passover / Feast of Unleavened Bread
Holy Days • Passover / Feast of Unleavened Bread
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Date: Passover: March 26th Sundown – April 1st Sundown, 2016 (First Day observe as Sabbath: (i.e. Sundown 26th to Sundown 27th) -Last Day observe as Sabbath: (Sundown 1st to Sundown 2nd)
Biblical Reference: Leviticus 23:5, Leviticus 23:9-14
What is it about?
The Passover is a Holy Day Feast in which we remember how the Most High saved our forefathers from the hard bondage in Egypt under Pharaoh by sending great wonders and plagues, the last of which was the angel of death. Only those who had the blood of the lamb sacrificed by Moses and Elders of Israel upon their door posts would be saved from that plague, but those that did not all the first born of the Egyptians and their cattle were slain by the angel of death.
This was a preparation for the Most High sending his son Yashiya to also be a lamb without blemish or without sin in order to be sacrificed for the nation of Israel that all under his blood can be saved from death and receive eternal life being restored back to the father through Christ. (Galatians 4:4-5)
Because the children of Israel were at haste to leave Egypt they ate with their loins girded or clothed, shoes on their feet and staff in their hand and made unleavened bread as there was no time to put leaven into the bread, and once they had eaten the Passover in haste they woke up early at night to leave the land as the Most High had commanded.
How do we celebrate it?
We celebrate the Passover by making a Holy Convocation and eating lamb made with fire, bitter herbs and unleavened bread. This should be done as closely as possible to how our fathers did it in Exodus the 12th chapter. We don’t deal with the sacrificial part of it because Christ fulfilled this by dying for our sins on the cross.
“Exo 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Exo 12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.”
The feast of Unleavened Bread should be celebrated by removing leaven (yeast) from our homes so we don’t consume anything with leaven for seven days. For seven days we are to feast and celebrate but the 1st and 7th day shall be a Holy Convocation (gathering).
“Exo 12:19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. Exo 12:20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.”
How Christ fulfilled this Holy Day:
The Most High no longer accepted the animal sacrifices of the nation of Israel (Isa. 66:2-3; Isa. 1:11-15; Amos 5:21-22). Christ was the sacrifice/Lamb without blemish that would redeem Israel back to the Father (Isa. 53, Dan. 9:24, Matt. 20:28, John 1:29; 36, 1 Pet. 18-19). Christ is the Passover Lamb of the nation of Israel (1 Cor. 5:7).