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you found all the chametz and removed it from your house?
year the first Pesach Seder falls on Erev Pesach,
20 - 14 Nissan
first day of Pesach is April
20, 2008 – 14 Nissan 5768
last day of Pesach is April 27, 2007 - 22 Nissan 5768
following is a short study of the Biblical feast Pesach
is pronounced Passover in English.
Israelites were already in the land of Egypt. They became fertile and
multiplied and increased very greatly, so that the land was filled with
them. A new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph, and imposed
great labor and hardship on the Israelites. But the more the Israelites
were oppressed, the more they increased and spread out. The king then
ordered that all newborn baby boys be killed. The Pharaoh charged all his
people saying, "Every boy that is born you shall throw into the Nile,
but let every girl live."
Levite woman conceived and bore a son and hid him for three months. After
that time, she prepared a wicker basket and laid the child in the basket
and placed it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. The daughter of
Pharaoh came down to bathe in the Nile and saw the basket among the reeds
and had her slave girl fetch the basket. The Pharaoh's daughter took pity
on the child and made him her own son. She named him Moses, explaining,
"I drew him out of water."
grew and had learned of his heritage. After witnessing an Egyptian beating
an Israelite, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. When
Pharaoh learned of the matter, he sought to kill Moses, but Moses fled
from Pharaoh. Moses arrived in the land of Midian, where he married his
long time had gone by and the king of Egypt died. The Israelites were
groaning under bondage and cried out to G-D. G-D heard their cries. G-D
appeared to Moses in a burning bush telling him that he would use Moses to
lead His people out of Egypt into a land "flowing with milk and
honey." So Moses returned to Egypt and Moses took the shepherd’s
staff of G-D with him.
and his brother Aaron went to the Pharaoh to ask for the release of their
people. But the Pharaoh's heart was hardened against the Israelites and
would not release them from the bondage of slavery. Each time the Pharaoh
refused to let the Israelites go, the land of Egypt came under a great
plague. With the tenth and most awful plague, the heart of Pharaoh was
pierced and he released the Israelites from slavery.
must also remember the great sacrifice at which redemption was purchased.
Lives were sacrificed to bring the Israelites out of the bondage of Egypt
Against Livestock (Exodus
Death of the Firstborn (Exodus
the tenth and most awful plague, the heart of Pharaoh was pierced and he
released the Israelites from slavery.
The only protection anyone could have from this plague was to
sacrifice a lamb and place the blood of this sacrifice lamb on the
doorposts and lintels. The
angle of death would then pass over the household.
household that did not mark their doorposts and lintels suffered the death
of the household firstborn. Pharaoh
lost his firstborn son and made a decree to release the captive nation of
Israel from bondage. Moses
lead the Jewish people out from Egypt.
Gamaliel, teacher of Rabbi Saul (Paul, the Apostle), taught that in
recounting the Passover story one must explain three things: The Passover
Lamb, Unleavened Bread, and the Bitter Herbs.
During a Pesach
Seder we read from our Haggadah and learn all of the teachings found in
Pesach. we eat certain foods that remind us of this time of G-d's
does the Messiah, Yeshua, fit into the Passover Story?" G-D gave us
many signs and prophecies about our coming Messiah. Yeshua fulfilled all
the prophecies foretold of the first coming of the Messiah, in the Torah,
the prophets and the writings. Just as the lamb's blood protected the
Israelites from death, Yeshua's blood will protect us from death.
The Passover Lamb is a direct illustration of Mashiach Yeshua.
The sacrifice of G-d Himself in the form of man.
as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of
Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings
forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."
He will give them up until the time When she who is in labor has borne a
child. Then the remainder of His brethren Will return to the sons of
He will arise and shepherd His flock In the strength of the L-RD, In the
majesty of the name of the L-RD His G-D. And they will remain, Because at
that time He will be great To the ends of the earth. And this One will be
are several other prophecies that lead us to Yeshua as Messiah.
are four questions that are traditionally asked by a child on Pesach.
The questions represent the questions asked by one who has no or
little knowledge why we are to remember this redemption and salvation of
G-d’s people. The child
sings the song of these questions in Hebrew.
these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children,
I say to you, unless you are change and become like children, you shall
not enter the kingdom of heaven.
young child rises to ask the four questions.
different this night is from all other nights!
nishtanah halailah hazeh mikol haleylot!
all other nights we eat bread or matzah. On this night why do we eat only
haleylot anu okhlin khameytz umatzah. Halailah hazeh kulo matzah.
all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables. On this night why do we
eat only bitter herbs?
haleylot anu okhlin she'ar yerakot. Halailah hazeh maror.
all other nights we do not dip our vegetables even once. On this night why
do we dip them twice? (This refers to dipping the parsely twice in salt
water before eating.)
haleylot eyn anu matbilin afilu pa'am ekhad. Halailah hazeh shtey f'amin.
all other nights we eat our meals sitting or reclining. On this night why
do we eat only reclining?
haleylot anu okhlin beyn yoshevin uveyn mesubin. Halailah hazeh kulanu
Tonight is different from all other nights because tonight we will
remember what G-D has done for his people. And Moses said to the
13:3 "Remember this day in which you
went out from Egypt, from the house of slavery;
people across the world read this Worship Service of the Passover Seder
from a book called a Haggadah. This
book encompasses the story of Passover, the prayers commonly prayed on
this holiday and direction in how to order the Passover Worship Service.
is not a tradition of man. This
is an ordained holiday of the L-rd G-d of Abraham.
are the feasts of the L-rd, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at
their appointed times. On the fourteenth day of the first month at
twilight is the L-rd's Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same
month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the L-rd; seven days you must
eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation;
you shall do no customary work on it. But you shall offer an offering made
by fire to the L-rd for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy
convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.
you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you.
You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all
your dwellings throughout your generations.
you enter the land which the L-rd will give you, as He has promised, you
shall observe this rite. And
when your children say to you, ' What does this rite mean to you?' you
shall say, 'It is a Passover sacrifice to the L-rd who passed over the
houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but
spared our homes.'" And the people bowed low and worshiped.
caused the children of Israel to be freed from bondage. G-d used
Moses to lead the children of Israel out of that bondage. He gave
Moses the Law to teach the the children of Isreal about sin and it's consequences.
In the desert G-d took the lives of those who sinned against His
Law. The work of redeeming His children continues on to the book of
Role In The Passover
is the time
Yeshua would be sacrificed as a sin offering for those who
wish to be forgiven their sin and return to a relationship with the Father. His
last supper was the Passover Seder.
The Passover Seder or last
supper is another illustration of His sacrifice and His gift of
grace. He was willing to die so that we could be written into the book of life.
In The New Testament this book is called "The Lambs Book Of
Life." G-d told us, "be Holy for
I am Holy." Without a blood sacrifice there is no forgiveness
from sin. How can we be Holy without forgiveness for our sin. The
Passover is a time for us to remember what G-d did to free the Israelites
from captivity and what Yeshua did to wash our sin
away. As we are found in Him, we are forgiven by the grace of G-d. Yeshua celebrated
the Passover. He was obedient to the Father and the Law. There
was a Temple in those days but there is no Temple now. Since the
destruction of the Temple there is nowhere to obey Torah
and sacrifice for sin. Yeshua teaches by illustration, application
came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. And He
sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us,
that we may eat.
the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He
said to them, "With fervent desire I have desired to eat this
Passover with you before I suffer; for
I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the
kingdom of G-d." Then He
took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it
among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine
until the kingdom of G-d comes."
And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them,
saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in
remembrance of Me." Likewise
He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new
covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
21 But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.
And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to
that man by whom He is betrayed!
next day He would be the Lamb, that was slain for the sin of the nations.
Three days later he would be raised from the dead and He would
ascend to the Father. He
would return later and be seen by over 500 people.
Then he would ascend in the clouds to stand at the right hand of
the throne of HaShem.
5:6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst
of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the
elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain,
53:7-10 He was oppressed and He was
afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to
slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did
not open His mouth. By
oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who
considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living For the
transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man
in His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in
His mouth. But the L-rd was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief;
If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring,
He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the L-rd will prosper
in His hand.
place in the Scripture which he read was this: "He was led as a sheep
to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened
not His mouth. In His
humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His
generation? For His life is
taken from the earth.
1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming
toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of G-d who takes away the sin
of the world!
HaShem (G-d) makes a promise. He keeps it. All the time.
Yeshua, the Abba and the Ruach Ha'Kodesh are one. Yeshua said:
truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me,
has eternal life , and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of
death into life.”
For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about
Me. But if you do not believe
his writings, how will you believe My words?"
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me?
The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the
Father who dwells in Me does the works.
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else
believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither
shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no
one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.
I and My Father are one."
G-d to be Righteous, He must teach, correct and judge. He
gave us the Torah (The Law) to show us what sin is and what the consequences
are for committing that sin. Under the Law we are judged for our
transgressions and violations of that Law. G-d will send a redeemer.
But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like
stall-fed calves. You shall
trample the wicked, For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this," Says the L-rd of hosts.
is a short study, just a glimpse about Ha'Pesach (The
Passover). The Word of G-d is clear. The Passover Lamb
is where your salvation is found. You must have ears to hear, eyes
to see and faith beyond your paradigm view or understanding.
The world view that we need is to see the view from His vantage point.
If we think the world is here for us we are in sad shape. The world
is here because He spoke it into being. If you know Yeshua as your
Savior, reflect Him in all that you do. Let His light and life be
illustrated in your actions and speach.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired by G-d (G-d breathed) and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
so that the man of G-d may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
is believing without complete understanding or requiring proof. The
Bible is one book made up of two main segments. The first segment is
a teaching like a parent would teach to a small child, (If you do this, I
will do this). We set boundaries for our children. This helps
them avoid being injured to the point of perishing. We punish our children
when the disobey. Accountability is about love. If there is no
love there is no interest in holding someone accountable. The second
segment is the answers to the test. The way out. The only way
to a relationship with HaShem (G-d).
required all the children of Israel to place the blood of the lamb on
their doorposts and lintels. This would save the firstborn of the
household. Some chose not to obey and their firstborn
perished. Our salvation is found in faith. Faith in Yeshua as
Mashiach. Yeshua offers us grace. Make His blood the blood
that frees you from sin and separation from G-d.
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and
death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the
L-rd your G-d, that you may obey (Hebrew = Li'Shema - you hear and
obey) His voice, and that you may cling to Him,
you don't know if you believe. If you don't know that the Word of
g-d is truth. If you don't know
if Yeshua is the Messiah. Ask HaShem (G-d) to show you. He
would love to hear you speak to him. A loving
Father will answer any question that could save His beloved child.
He is the g-d of chessed (lovingkindness). You choose.
is about salvation.
Life - Call Upon Yeshua As Mashiach
upon His Name
is worthy of all honor glory and praise
Member Pesach Celebrations
look at the web pages of these SBMF Congregations to view their plans for
celebrating Pesach. You can contact these ministries and see if they
can come and teach about the Passover or lead a Pesach Seder.
out the below SBMF recommended Messianic ministries for details of .
Members Ministries, Congregations and Worship Service Information
Avraham Messianic Congregation
Christian - Jewish Unity
Riverside County area of
Adonai Yeshua (URL to come soon)
Avraham Messianic Fellowship
Side of Central Nashville, TN.
Anaheim Hills, CA
of Israel Congregation
Adat Derech Kol Ha'Mashiach
AL & Columbus, GA.
Institute Of Jewish Studies
A Ministry Of
Eternal Life Style Ministries
Fort Worth, TX.
Vernon Baptist Church - Jewish Outreach Ministry
Some of the above web sites have SBMF
members attending or associated with those ministries. Some of these above
ministries are not directly SBMF members as a congregations or ministries. The
member of those ministries may be a member of the SBMF.
Not all of our affiliated Messianic congregations or our member's
ministries have web sites. Some of our members have not yet
requested us to post links to their web sites. If you are a member
of the SBMF and would like a link to your web site posted and linked,
please contact us at the SBMF.
Our intention is to help resource our SBMF
members in their ministries.
pray for the above ministries.
The San Antonio
Encampment is Coming in June:
Baruch Ha'bah B’Shem Adonai. [Psalms 118:26]
Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the L-rd. [Psalms
118:26 - Matthew
Let us hold fast the
confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And
let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but
exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
you need to know more please contact us. If you are seeking the Face of
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for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in His
wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.
[Malachi 4:2 in NASU & 3:20 in
L-rd bless you, and watch over you; The L-rd make His face
shine on you, And be gracious to you; The L-rd lift up His
countenance on you, And give you peace. [NASU Numbers
Be safe, be healthy, be blessed, be found in
Sameach / Pesach Tov
Lashanah haba'ah bi Yerushalayim!
year in Jerusalem!
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