Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Christian Passover Feast Day Celebration

The 2018 Christian Passover is this week on April 3rd.  This is intended to be in overview of how it can be celebrated at home with your families.  Ideally we would all assemble together to celebrate these feast days, however, that is not possible since the churches and most Christians do not believe they should celebrate Passover.  However, the bible does instruct us to celebrate Passover as a statue forever. Exodus 12:14  

The Feast of Unleavened Bread and the First Fruits (Wave Sheaf) are also celebrated this month.  week.  

Preparation:

Spring cleaning:  remove all leaven and/or yeast from your house. These items are not to be in your home until after the feast of unleavened bread to over. 

Meal Planning:  plan a meal that includes meat from clean animals (preferably lamb), unleavened bread, bitter herbs and wine.  Exodus 12:8  Num 9:11 Plan to have leavened bread and wine the night before to observe the Last Supper Luke 22. Plan to make enough unleavened bread to last seven days for the Feast of Unleavened bread.

Passover:

This is a time to remember that we were slaves in Egypt because we did not remember to keep the laws of Moses.  

Exodus & First Passover:  The Israelites had become servants in Egypt and Our Father set them free on the first day of Unleavened Bread feast.  Our Father instructed them to sacrifice a lamb and put the blood of the lamb on their doorposts so that then he came to pass judgement on the people of Egypt, he would pass over the houses marked with the blood of the lamb.  Our Father killed all of the firstborns in the houses that were not marked with the blood of the lamb.  The Israelites were saved by the blood of the lamb and escaped from Egypt. Exodus 12.  Our Father gave the Israelites instructions for sacrificing animals to forgive their sins.  The sin offerings were performed by the Levitical priesthood.  Leviticus 4.  The Israelites were to perform the sacrifice of the lamb on Passover as a rehearsal for Jesus coming and being sacrificed that same day at evening.

Passover, Jesus’ Last Supper and the New Covenant:  Jesus was crucified on Passover and on this day; he had his last supper with his disciples, where he gave them the New Covenant.  On this Passover he was the sacrificed lamb that died for our past sins.  The Israelites knew it was their Messiah since he was crucified on Passover.  In the New Covenant, blood sacrifices and blood rituals are on longer required since Jesus was sacrificed for our past sin.  The Levitical priesthood is also no longer required since their main responsibility was preforming sacrifices.  In the New Covenant, Jesus said he would put the law within us and write them on our heart. Jer 31:33 Hebrews 8:10.  Today we must be baptized for the remission of sins.  Today Jesus is our High Priest and the order of Melchizedek is in effect, see this page for more information.  We are to pray to Our Father in Heaven in the name of Jesus. The story of Jesus’ crucifixion can be read from the bible or from Pontius Pilate’s testimony.


The Spring Feast Days, Passover, Unleavened Bread and the Wave Sheaf which represents Jesus’ fulfillment of these feast.  

Today Easter is being celebrated which is the observance of Mary finding Jesus' tomb empty. The church no longer observes these other important feast days.