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Yeshua, Our Passover Lamb

Passover (Pesach, Pesah in Hebrew) was recorded in the beginning of creation:  When G-d decided to create man in His image and extended to him His divine nature, mankind became a free moral agent with the power to choose between good and evil.  G-d knew that man would eventually stray and have to be redeemed or “bought back” to Him.  It was predestined that His only son’s blood would be shed.  Christ would be the ultimate Passover Lamb, reconciling mankind back to G-d the Father.

Because the Old Testament (Tanakh) is a foreshadow of the New Testament (B’rit Hadashan), the story of the exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt introduces our symbolic Passover.  The children of Israel were led to freedom by Moses (Moshe) after being enslaved for over 400 years.  Moses (Moshe), being led by the voice of G-d, told the Israelites to set aside an unblemished male lamb in preparation of the events that would follow (Exodus 12:3-6).  Because of Pharaoh’s refusal to free them, the children of Israel were instructed to kill the lamb, put some of its blood on their doorposts, when the death angel came through killing all of the firstborn sons in Egypt, “when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.” (vs. 11-13).

So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations.  You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance (vs. 13-14).  Observance of the feast of Passover makes the believer aware of the following:

  1. How much the Lord (Adonai)  loves us and desires for us to be in Him.
  2. The impact that the noted “Exodus out of Egypt” would later make on behalf of every man.
  3. The slaying of the Passover Lamb directly portrays the sacrifice of Christ.

The Passover acknowledges that we are “being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Messiah), our Yeshua, whom G-d set forth to be a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance G-d had passed over the sins that were previously committed (Romans 3:24-25).

Every true believer should observe Passover.  We commemorate this time once a year as God commanded; On the very night that Yeshua was to be betrayed, He took bread to represent His body, wine to represent His blood, and washed the disciple’s feet to remind us of the attitude that we as believers are to possess in servitude:  humility and love (1 Cor. 11:23-26).

This year’s Passover will be observed evening of April 22 sundown- 23 sundown, 2024/5784.  I invite you to rest in the assuredness that the “Blood of Yeshua” is covering every situation in your life.  You may do so by committing to learn more about this Jewish Festival.  Your life will never be the same!!!

In our Messiah,

Dr. YaQar and Ministerial Team

*Words found in parenthesis are the meaning of our English words in Hebrew.  We, as a local body, are learning to walk in our Christian-Jewish Roots.  Journey with us!

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