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Jewish Feasts & Jesus Revealed – Passover

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Good morning to you! 😀 I’m hoping that you enjoyed the series on the Prophecies of the Messiah and how Jesus fulfilled them all! I thought it would be interesting to continue in the same “light” and study how Jesus shows Himself in the different Jewish Feasts. One can find Jesus on every single page of the Bible if you are searching; more specifically in the major doctrines of Israel and the Church. Jesus only taught from the Old Testament and He revealed Himself, not only through the prophecies, but in each of the details of the Feasts that God required Israel to follow. We see Jesus’ hand in creation, salvation and where we will spend eternity! God knew from the beginning that the Feasts would point to His Son and would reveal the Yeshua Mashiach, Messiah Jesus Christ, in each of the Feasts? Do you know why? Because salvation is of the Jews and was preached to the Jews first!

(John 4:22)  Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

(Romans 1:16)  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Salvation is of the Jews because Jesus Christ came to earth as a Jew to preach salvation to the Jews first, then to the rest of the world through His apostles. It’s important to know the reason why we believe what we believe, amen? Any Christian who doesn’t love the Jews, doesn’t love the Lord Jesus Christ.

So let’s see what blessings we can learn from the different Feasts which are celebrated by our Lord’s people! We started the series with the Sabbath. We learned that although it’s not a Feast, it is the Fourth Commandment and considered holy. Therefore, it should be included, amen?

The first of the Feasts is the Passover. If you are not familiar with the Passover celebration, you are in for a real treat!! First let’s get a picture for why this Feast is celebrated and read the verses in Exodus which explain it.

Exodus 12:1-14 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,  (2)  This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.  (3)  Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:  (4)  And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:  (6)  And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.  (7)  And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.  (8)  And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.  (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.  (10)  And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.  (11)  And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover.  (12)  For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.  (13)  And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.  (14)  And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

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

We see in our reading that when the Jews were about to leave Egypt, God was going to bring His judgment on Pharaoh and all the land. The first born was going to die unless they obeyed the command of God to kill an unblemished lamb and use its blood to paint around the doorposts (as shown in the picture at the top of this post). When the angel of death passed over the houses, death would not come upon the house that was covered with the blood of the lamb. What a beautiful picture of the Christian’s sins being covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, amen?

The Passover (Leviticus 23:5) pointed to the Messiah as our Passover Lamb, as described in 1 Corinthians 5:7, whose blood would be shed for our sins. Jesus was crucified during the Passover (Mark 14:12). Christ was the “lamb without blemish or defect” (1 Peter 1:19) because He lived a life that was completely sinless (Hebrews 4:15). As the Jews were released from enslavement in Egypt, so are we free from the slavery of sin! (Romans 8:2). Praise the Lord!!

In my next few posts, I will cover the meal at the Passover and how Jesus is depicted in each of the steps taken to prepare the Seder meal. It means so much more now that I know what each part means. As a Christian, I can look back to see how all those “pieces” are fulfilled through Jesus Christ. The Jews are still awaiting their Messiah and do not fully understand.

Do you see Jesus in each of the details we covered today? Do you know the Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

Jewish Feasts & Jesus Revealed – Table of Contents

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This series doesn’t contain many posts but it covers the Jewish Feasts and how the Messiah, Jesus Christ, reveals Himself through these Feasts. Although the first post on the Sabbath is not actually one of the Feasts, it IS considered holy and is the fourth listed in the Ten Commandments.

The SabbathThe PassoverPassover Seder
Passover Seder Pt 2Passover Seder Pt 3Passover Seder Pt 4
Unleavened BreadFirst FruitsThe Feast of Weeks
The Day of AtonementThe Feast of Tabernacles

Jewish Feasts & Jesus Revealed – The Sabbath

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Exodus 20:8-11  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  (9)  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:  (10)  But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:  (11)  For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Leviticus 23:3  Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

Good morning! I’m excited to embark on this new series! I’ve always wanted to learn about the Jewish traditions since our Lord and Saviour was Jewish. As well, I’ve heard so many discuss how Christ reveals Himself throughout the different Feasts. This first post is going to be a tad long but bear with me. It’s important to know the Sabbath of the Old Testament and then we will talk about how Jesus fulfills that Sabbath.

God created all things in six days and rested on the seventh. He commands the Hebrews to keep it as an holy convocation in the Law (the fourth of the Ten Commandments) which was given to them. Jews have honored the Sabbath ever since. Resting on the seventh day would give the body a chance to rest from six days of work. It also gave their beasts of burden a chance to rest as well. The Word says that God made the Sabbath for man. Jesus said:

Mark 2:27  And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

Although the Sabbath was given to the Hebrews for rest in their bodies, we Christians find our rest in Jesus Christ. I’m not saying we do not need physical rest – our day of rest is on the first day of the week, which is Sunday. So what does rest have to do with Jesus? I view it in the sense that we don’t have to work for our salvation as the Jews did and are still doing. They are not serving God by faith but by following the Law. In fact, many religions have a form of “works” in order to reach their god. But the Scriptures still say in Ephesians 2:8-9 that salvation is a gift from God, NOT OF WORKS – it is by FAITH. Notice that it says NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast. Works takes away from Christ’s work on the cross and makes it His death inadequate. It puts man’s eternal life in man’s own hands. Believe me, you will spend eternity in one of two places: Heaven or Hell.

So the Sabbath represents the rest we get when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are going to Heaven. John 3:3 tells us we must be born again in order to go there. We cannot go back and be born of our mothers again. That’s silly. So what exactly does Jesus mean? He is saying that we must be born of the Holy Spirit and sealed for eternity (John 6:27, 2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 4:30). Once we are born again, we have that rest that we never have to worry about where we will spend eternity! Jesus has guaranteed this through His shed blood for our sins!

Jesus promises us rest over and above our secure salvation. He gives us rest in our Christian walk as well! He is always with us and will guide us through all of our daily lives. He has left us His Holy Spirit to direct us. The Apostle John is the only one to refer to Jesus’ words describing His Holy Spirit as the Comforter. Four times, John shares this with us: John 14:16, John 14:26, John 15:26, and John 16:7. To me, rest indicates comfort and vice versa, amen?

Matthew 11:28-29  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Hebrews 4:3-5  For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4  For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5  And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

Hebrews 4:9-11  There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

God rested from His work on the seventh day. Jesus’ work on the cross for the forgiveness of the sins of mankind was complete and only by accepting Him as Saviour can our “Sabbath” rest be found. Our rest is in Jesus and HIS work on the cross, not our own works. HE is the Provider of all rest! When we cease to work our way to Heaven and by faith believe on Him, we cease from our own works and rely on HIS work only. My dear Catholic friends, please don’t take offense. God’s Word doesn’t mention working for our salvation. You can do as many penances as you want, do the stations of the cross every day, attend mass every day; none of these will gain you entrance to Heaven nor will these give you rest. You may think you’ve done your religious deeds, but all those deeds are nothing compared to Christ’s blood shed for your sins. Find rest as Jesus told us in Matthew 11:28.

As a result, Jesus fulfilled the Sabbath and HE is our Sabbath – we rest in Him! If you are not born again, there is no rest. You can keep all the Sabbaths you want but that results in your own works. True rest can only be found in Christ and Him alone! Does this excite you, reader? It surely does me! I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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