Pesach (Passover)

Passover (Pesach) is the beginning of the annual holy day cycle, which occurs in the spring (March-April) and the congregation observes it according to the Grace of God through faith, which depicts the sacrifice of Yahshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) as seen in John 1:29, 1 Corinthians 5:7, and Romans 3:24-26. On this day, all true Believers in Messiah are to prepare for the seven-day period of Unleavened Bread as God commanded. At the end of the 14th day at evening (twilight), the Messiah became our sacrifice. Lambs were offered by the priest in the Temple on this day as well.

The Passover Seder (meal) is to be eaten on the 14th day at evening (Exodus 12:6, 18).  This is the fulfillment of Leviticus 23:4-5, Exodus 12th and 13th chapters. Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles said: “For indeed Messiah, our Passover was sacrificed for us [Jews and Gentiles alike]. Let us therefore keep the Feastnot do away with it.” (1 Corinthians 5:7-8)The Passover is seen in the history of the early church in Acts 12:4 as well as referenced in Hebrews 11:28. The Passover belongs to Yahweh (Leviticus 23:2, 4-5) and it is He Who commands it be kept – not Jews. The Passover is a memorial of Messiah’s death and is to be kept by Jews and Gentiles that believe in the one true God and Messiah forever! Read Exodus 12:14, Luke 22:19-20, and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.