Monday, March 21, 2016

Pesach is coming!!

Pesach is Coming!!!! 
**no matter what calendar you use. In love!

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One of the most eye opening teachings have come after people learn to count to three! 3 days and 3 nights as Messiah himself said "this is the sign I will give you, the sign of the prophet Yonah"... Knowing that Messiah did not died on Friday and did not Resurrected on Sunday is a way to be free from the Catholic doctrines still held by Protestants world wide. Many even use the same Equinox formula that the Catholic Church uses. But the 3 days and 3 night formula is still the sign. Also the picture that eating ham on this day screams evil in the eyes of YHWH Elohim defiling the temples of the Ruach haKodesh(Holy Spirit) on a day He must be exalted. Our instructions in Lev 23 have no details of the Seder itself and all that has been added. That also with Messiah and His covenant meal adds to celebrating the Pesach in remembrance of Him.

 Lev 23:4-8  ‘These are the appointed times of יהוה, set-apart gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed times. ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between the evenings, is the Passover to יהוה.  ‘And on the fifteenth day of this month is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to יהוה – seven days you eat unleavened bread.  ‘On the first day you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.  ‘And you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה for seven days. On the seventh day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.’ ”

We have cleaned our seder from much of the man made traditions. Taking the shank of lamb and the egg clears much of the Rabbinical influence of the what many make a longer night than usual.  Kids are exhausted during the night we want to enjoy with our "Lamb of Elohim".  The week celebration is called Unleavened Bread and not Easter, or Passover. Pesach/Passover is just the first day of the week long feast of Unleavened Bread. The "Spring Cleaning" tradition in America is in many ways what the Jews do when cleaning their homes of leaven although some go to extreme materialistic thinking instead of "Cleaning ourselves from the leaven". Leaven is also compared to Sin and "Teachings and Commandments of Men", these men in the time of Yahshua were called "Pharisees and Sadducees" and HE told us to BEWARE of their teachings.

 Mat_16:6, 11  And יהושע said to them, “Mind! And beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”  “How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread, but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?” 

Picture this!  If Abba YHWH told them to have a lamb and put the blood of the lamb in the doorpost and lintel of their homes and to eat the Pesach Lamb. How would He feel when people celebrate on another date and instead of lamb they have pig?... Meditate on this! How He felt when Antiochus IV Epiphanes defiled His Temple. Now let's examine our "log in our eye", What in this celebration He did not commanded? How much is "leaven from Pharisees and Sadducees"? Just to be mindful that we must remove leaven in us just as we remove leaven in our homes. Down to the last bit. Meditate as you listen to the following song.

Now we can see our leaven. The one inherited by our religious preference as well as our sin(1 John 3:4). Our lawlessness, our flesh, our selfishness, prejudice,...  Below is another view of what those days were about, culture and how it would speak to those still in the tradition. You can see by those who rejected the Gospel of Messiah their attitude for staying in the "tradition of the elders" that had accused Messiah and their followers for not doing and saying what the tradition said to do. Christianity also complains to eat meat or lamb in their "Holy Week" but they can freely eat bread and drink fruit of the vine that represents Messiah's body. We still can not understand that. Lamb is a part of the commandment and REPRESENTS Messiah. The Bread also REPRESENTS His body. But you can eat one but not the other? We will obey Elohim rather than man! 

Luk 22:15-20  And He said to them, “With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before My suffering, for I say to you, I shall certainly not eat of it again until it is filled in the reign of Elohim.”  And taking the cup, giving thanks, He said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves,  for I say to you, I shall certainly not drink of the fruit of the vine until the reign of Elohim comes.”   And taking bread, giving thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of Me.”  Likewise the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the renewed covenant in My blood which is shed for you.

1Co 5:7-13  Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you are a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Messiah our Passover was offered for us.  So then let us observe the festival, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.  I wrote to you in my letter not to keep company with those who whore.  And I certainly did not mean with those of this world who whore, or with the greedy of gain, or swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone called ‘a brother,’ if he is one who whores, or greedy of gain, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler – not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are inside? But Elohim judges those who are outside. And put away the wicked one from among you! 

May Messiah Yahshua, Our Offering!  be the center of our feast. May we learn to cleanse our leaven and live in His Testimony the Torah of YHWH. May we be unleavened as He is unleavened.  

 Chag Sameach Pesach to those who still celebrate the feast in Sincerity and Truth. May your Exodus Journey ahead be a blessed one. Prepare for the Second Exodus click here

L'chaim Pura Vida 
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