Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:36 am Post subject: EASTER * The last week of Yeshua Jesus from Palm Sunday
We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
This year the PASSOVER SEDER MEAL is on March 29th, 2010
The prophetic fulfillment of this Holiday is clear. It is a time to thank God for our freedom, and that covers a volume of types of freedoms. To be a free people, and to be free to worship God. But the word that summed up the true meaning of Pessah is "Redemption". Rabbi Saul (Paul) sums up this theme in his letter to the Corinthian Believers. He was addressing a moral problem in their members. To solve their problem Saul draws upon a well-known analogy of Pessah.
Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know the saying, it takes only a little chametz to leaven a whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old chametz, so that you can be a new batch of dough, because in reality you are unleavened. For your Pessah Lamb, the Messiah, has been sacrificed. So let us celebrate the Seder, not with leftover charmetz, the charmetz of wickedness and evil, but with the matzah of purity and truth. (I-Corinthians 5:6-8 )
Paul is telling Believers to celebrate Passover, to have a Seder (Passover Meal) that celebrates the deliverance from Slavery and being a free people. To set aside this day to thank, praise and worship God. I don’t want to dwell on this too much but it was the Catholic Church that said "to do so was far to Jewish," and they stopped the celebration of Passover in the Church. It however created a great problem. What about the Resurrection, what would they do about the fact that all the early Believers celebrated the Resurrection on the day of First Fruits? (Part of the Passover celebration)
Yeshua died on the Feast of Pessah, was buried on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and rose on the Feast of First Fruits. Fifty days later the Holy Spirit was sent on the next Holiday in line Shavuot (Pentecost). This was what is referred to as the first advent. The first three Holiday’s follow each other, in the first three days, (Pessah, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits) and we celebrate them all within an 8 day celebration, and we just call it Passover (Pessah). But the Catholic Church had a big problem, and they solved it with a bunch of paganism brought in from Babylon, and called the Resurrection (First Fruits) Easter. But enough of that, for now I want to just talk about Pessah, and possibly your getting it right.
Before going on, I want to make something clear, I am not suggesting that you must keep all the Jewish laws concerning Pessah, you have the freedom to adapt the preparation to a comfortable degree. To some they may celebrate more than others. It is well however to note, that what I am saying is from the Word, and I know it pleases God for His people to reach out to Him in truth instead of paganism.
In a house there is much preparations for the Seder, the house is cleaned from top to bottom, there is no bread or leaven left in the house anywhere. After the first week of Nisan, for focus is very directed towards Pessah. After sundown on the fourteenth day of Nisan, a special ceremony called bedikat khameytz (the search of the leaven) takes place in the home. The last tiny bits of leaven are found and removed from the house, taken outside and burned.
This is interesting because the house had been previously cleaned, so the leader of the house had to hide some small bits here and there in the house to be found. Then the leader takes a feather and a wooden spoon and a lighted candle. And the family begins searching for the final leaven. This is a great time to get the children involved, it’s like the game hide and seek.
There are many spiritual lessons for Believers here. The leaven (sin) must be cleaned from our house (our hearts). In so doing we must use the light of the candle (the Word of God) Illumines our sin (Psalm 119:11). The most beautiful of all, the wooden spoon that holds the leaven, (the Wooden Cross that holds all of our sins and carries them away). To the Believer who walks with God and is filled with His Spirit will discern many spiritual truths in this, and begin to know why the Word tells us to celebrate the Seder (Peasch).
It is my belief that when a true Believer discovers any Biblical truth and applies it to their life, doing so enriches them. So it is my prayer that you may experience a closer relationship with Messiah Yeshua our Passover Lamb in and intimate and practical way. Let us therefore celebrate the feast (I-Cor. 5:
So with the above preparation, we are ready to begin the Seder, the festive feast called the Seder. It is full of wonderful spiritual truths for the Believer as well as the Jew. Hopefully you will find a good Haggadah (booklet of how to hold a Seder) and begin a spiritual trip that will enrich your life and give you a deeper closer walk with our Messiah. If I can be of any help, please let me know.
Shalom and Hag Same’ach (happy Holiday),
Yeshua Jesus the Christ and Messiah the perfect Lamb of GOD
He was cruicified the day before Passover
The LIFE is in THE BLOOD!
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony,
and they loved not their lives unto the death.
As in the days of Noah, so it shall be.
PRAY for the Blood of the Lamb of GOD, Jesus Christ, on the doorposts and windows of your home.
For the Lord will pass over you and smite the guilty When He sees the blood.
GOD will not allow the Destroyer to come in to your house.
John saw Yeshua Messiah, Jesus the Christ, and said,
Behold, The Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world!
Some say the crucifixion day was Wednesday or Thursday, not Good Friday.
Its not important! Jews day begins at sundown, not dawn.
They counted part of a day as one day, so its really impossible to know.
Jesus Himself said He would spend 3 days - and 3 nights in 'hell' as Jonah.
I AM the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the LORD your GOD! Numbers 15:41
I tried to put the days of Holy Week together. Sunday was when Jesus entered Jerusalem.
Somehow doing NEWS during Holy Week is not 'feeling' quite right.
Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would
depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
During supper, the devil had already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot to betray Him.
John 13 JESUS FINAL WEEK, click here and read
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
All that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you
If you were of the world, the world would love its own, but because you are not of the world,
but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you, if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
John 15 JESUS FINAL WEEK, click here and read:
Passover Seder, Jerry Golden:
Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection.
A little while, and you will no longer see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me.
Some of His disciples then said, What? Jesus knew their thoughts and said
Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep, but the world will rejoice, you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.
John 16 JESUS FINAL WEEK, click here and read
The real Lord's Prayer
Yeshua Jesus prayed in Gethsemene just before He was arrested.
Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, even as You gave Him authority over all flesh,
that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life.
I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me, and they have kept Your word.
Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You,
for the words which You gave Me I have given to them, and they received them and
truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me.
Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.
GOOD FRIDAY - Traditionally when Jesus the Christ was crucified
At nine o'clock in the morning soldiers nailed Jesus to a cross and crucified Him.
At 12:00 noon, darkness fell across the whole land until 3 o'clock.
Then at three o'clock Jesus called out with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani? which means
My God, my God, why have you abandoned (forsaken) me? and breathed His last.
It is finished!!
And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
The earth shook, and the rocks were split open. The tombs were opened, and the bodies of many holy people who had died
came back to life, and went into Jerusalem where they appeared to many people. John 19 and Matthew 27
Jesus, GOD's Perfect Passover Lamb
Nicodemus and Joseph wrapped the body of Jesus in linen cloth and placed it in a new tomb near a garden.
It was the day of preparation for the Jewish Passover. ( - Excerpted from John 19 )
Passover (Pesach) will take place this year between sunset on Monday, 18 April, and sunset on Monday, 25 April 2011.
The first and seventh days are marked as Sabbath-like holy days (Yom Tov) in which work is forbidden.
Jews outside of Israel, and those visiting Israel only for the holiday, observe an additional day in both the beginning and end of Pesach, which lasts eight days for them.
Jews are commanded to tell the story of leaving Egypt as if it had happened to them personally and not as a mere historical event, in order to emphasize the importance of our hard-won and precious freedom.
The government of Israel sold its “chametz,” leavened bread, to an Arab before the holiday in order not to transgress the commandment of not owning any chametz during the holiday. This includes any food product that contains leavened wheat, oat, barley, rye, or spelt products.
After a search for remaining chametz in houses Sunday night, Jews burn it the following morning, several hours before Pesach begins.
Dishes also are changed for the holiday or were made kosher through a procedure of cleaning them, leaving them unused for a period of time and then dipping them in boiling water. Not all materials can be made useable for Pesach.
In the absence of leaven, Jews will eat specially prepared unleavened bread, or matza, on Pesach, as was done at the Exodus, when the Jews did not have enough time to wait for dough to rise before leaving Egypt.
First-born males over 13 are required to fast on the day before Passover – in commemoration of the fact that first-born Jewish males were spared when first-born Egyptian males were killed during the tenth plague – but may be released of this obligation by participating in a special festive meal, like the ones that accompany the conclusion of study of a tractate of the Talmud or a circumcision, on the morning before Passover.
The traditional Seder is held Monday night – Monday and Tuesday nights for Jews outside of Israel. The guide for the Seder is detailed in the Haggadah, literally "narration," which relates the story of the Exodus from Egypt.
A plate placed on the Seder table contains several special foods: a roasted egg, symbolizing the special sacrifices which were brought in the Temple; a roasted shank bone, recalling the special Passover lamb offered and eaten in Temple times; a mixture of chopped apples, nuts, wine and cinnamon known as charoset, symbolizing the mortar that the Hebrew slaves in Egypt used to make bricks; sprigs of parsley and lettuce, symbolizing spring; a bitter herb symbolizing the bitterness of slavery; and salt water, recalling the tears shed by the Hebrew slaves in Egypt.
Three whole pieces of matza mark the division of the Jewish people into priests (Kohenim), Levites and the general population are also placed on the table. There are also other explanations for this custom, as there are for almost all of the customs.
During the course of the Seder, the Ten Plagues are recalled. When each of the Plagues is mentioned, each participant dips a finger into his/her cup of wine and removes a drop; even though the Jews were oppressed in Egypt, we are reminded that we must not rejoice over the Egyptians' suffering. Our cups of wine cannot thus be full.
One of the more popular Seder customs for children concerns the afikoman, a special piece of matza that is the last food eaten during the Seder. The head of the household customarily hides the afikoman somewhere in the house, and the children then search for it. Once found, the afikoman is "ransomed," since the Seder cannot continue until the afikoman is eaten. This helps to keep the children focused on the Seder and to pique their curiosity regarding the entire Passover epic.
On the morning of Tuesday 19 April, festive prayers, including a prayer for dew during the spring and summer, and special readings, will figure prominently in synagogue services.
During the intermediate days, between the first and last days, special prayers also are recited in synagogue. In Israel, all of Pesach is an official holiday for schools and most government offices.
Jewish tradition maintains that the parting of the Red Sea and the destruction of the Egyptian army occurred on the seventh day of Passover, but even though Passover celebrates the Exodus from Egypt, Jews nevertheless do not rejoice over the death of the Egyptians in the sea and only an abridged version of Hallel (Psalms 113-118) – a holiday prayer – is recited after the first day of Passover.
On the Sabbath of the intermediate days of Passover (Saturday 23 April), the day's special readings will include the Song of Songs and Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14).
From the evening of Monday 25 April, Jews will keep a nightly count of the 49 days (seven weeks), until the evening of Monday 6 June, one day before the holiday of Shavuot. This count commemorates the Temple offering of the omer, or sheaf of new grain, in keeping with the Biblical injunction of Leviticus 23:15-16.
Maimouna – an informal, yet widely celebrated holiday which originated among the Jews of North Africa, particularly those from Morocco – will be celebrated immediately after Passover, from sunset on Monday 25 April, until sunset on Tuesday 26 April. According to custom, families prepare elaborate tables with various sweets and baked goods, and host friends and family members. Whole neighborhoods often close as celebrations spill out into the streets and parks.
Working on Jesus last week, what Jesus did between His entry into Jerusalem and His crucifixion
I AM the BREAD of LIFE I AM the DOOR I AM the good Shepherd I know My own and My own know Me I have authority to lay down my life, then take it up again
Yeshua Jesus the Christ and Messiah declared in John 10
Jesus Entered Jerusalem Palm Sunday in Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12
The day before, Mary had anointed the feet of Jesus with costly perfume. Jesus said she had kept it for the day of His burial.
The next day Jesus Jesus told His friends He was about to die as they walked to Jerusalem, but they didnt understand.
His disciple brot a donkey foal to Jesus, and He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey foal.
Hosanna! BLESSED is HE WHO COMES in the NAME of the LORD!!
Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple and drove out the Money Changers.
Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
Jesus and His friends ate the Last Supper on the first day when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after a blessing He broke it, and gave it to them, and said,
Take it, this is My body. Then He gave the cup and said,
This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.
After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives - and it was night.
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:48 am Post subject: WHY DID JESUS FOLD the NAPKIN?
WHY DID JESUS FOLD the NAPKIN?
Many Christians are unaware of so much of the shadow of the Old Testament and Jewish tradition.
Why did Jesus fold the napkin - the linen buriel cloth after His resurrection?
The gospel of John 20 v 7 tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes.
The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony tomb.
Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.
She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him"
Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but didn't go in.
Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was folded up neatly and lying to the side.
Was that important? Absolutely!
In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. the folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition.
When the servant set the dinner table for the master he made sure that it was exactly as the master wanted it.
The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, the servant would not touch the table until the master had finished.
Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth and clean his beard and would wad up the napkin and toss it onto the table.
The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days the wadded napkin meant, "I'm done".
But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table because
Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already
because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
John 3 Our medical logo came from Moses serpent.
Jesus was nailed to a cross at 9:00 am.
At 12:00 noon the whole world went dark.
At 3:00 pm Jesus died.
As Christ hung on the cross, soldiers gambled for his clothes
A sign above Jesus head read, This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.
Two thieves were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
The watching crowd mocked O Jesus Saviour, come down from that cross.
Even greater is Christ's own anguish, the agony of the Father's rejection.
With His suffering complete, He finally cries, It is finished! http://nasb.scripturetext.com/john/19.htm
There is some debate whether or not Jesus was crucified on Thursday or Friday.
Please DONT make a big issue of this. Even part of a day was reckoned as 'a day.'
Jesus did not say He would rise again in 72 hours.
At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until 3 oclock.
At about 3 oclock, Jesus called out with a loud voice,
Eli, Eli lema sabachthani? which means My God, my God, why have you abandoned (forsaken) me?
Father, INTO YOUR HAND I COMMIT MY SPIRIT
Then Jesus released his spirit.
At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
The earth shook, rocks split apart, and tombs opened.
The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead.
They left the cemetery after Jesus resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people.
The Empty Tomb
The Resurrection, He had risen early on the first day of the week
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices,
so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
They saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.
Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, who told them,
Do not be amazed, you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified.
He has risen. He is not here, behold, here is the place where they laid Him.
Christ in the Passover shows the link between the ancient Festival of Redemption and Christ as the Lamb of God.
Walk through a Jewish Passover seder, weaving the story of the Exodus together with the life, death and resurrection of Christ.
PASSOVER, The Lords Last Supper
Messiah Yeshua is so clear in this yearly holy day celebrated by Jews worldwide since the time of the Exodus.
Presentation by Zola Levitt who is now with Jesus
Passover Pesach in Cancun 2011
The story of EXODUS. Black Light theatre unique shadow performance at Pesach in Cancun.
PASSOVER story as you probably have never seen it before.
It is so wrong for christians to celebrate the fertility goddess Ishtar (easter).
We celebrate Jesus Christ, the perfect Lamb of GOD!
THE PASSOVER LAMB!
3:00 the rabbi's cut the throat of the sacrifice lamb
3:00 the Christ died on calvary
Yeshua, Jesus Christ, is the CENTERPIECE of the Passover Seder.
Christianity is not separate from Judaism, it IS Judaism.
Yeshua Jesus, the JEWISH Messiah, said Salvation is of THE JEWS!
Apostle Paul specifically stated that Gentiles who believe in the JEWISH God and Messiah become sons of Abraham.
Christian was the name first given to the JEWS who believed that YESHUSA, Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah.
Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us, therefore let us KEEP THE FEAST of the LORD. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8
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