Passover Communion Night : March 24, 2017
Celebration of the Passover: 2-6pm March 25, 2017
1st Day of Feast of Unleavened Bread : March 25, 2017
Last Day of Feast of Unleavened Bread: March 31, 2017
7 day Feast : March 25 – March 31, 2017
Biblical Reference: Leviticus 23:4-8,Matt 26:2;17-35
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 Yashaya 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).
We the Elders thought that it would be a great significance to honor the night on which our Lord (Yashaya) observed his last supper with his Disciples. Though we acknowledge that he became the Passover sacrifice on the next day, we cannot overlook the importance of the meal which he and his Disciples partook before he was betrayed. The Passover weekend schedule should look as such:
March 24th Friday Sundown 2017– Communion Night (The Remembrance of our Lord’s Last Supper)
March 25th Saturday Afternoon 2017– Passover Feast
March 25th Saturday Sundown 2017– First day of Unleavened Bread
March 31st Friday Sundown 2017 – Last Day of Unleavened Bread
May you all have a blessed Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread