Passover Resurrection Celebration

27 Mar

Let us understand that Passover is about the celebration of our Lord Jesus/Yeshua, and the Shroud of Turin is a wonderful piece of physical evidence which is part of this story.
The New Testament tells us that Jesus/Yeshua is the Passover Lamb. When John the Baptist introduced Jesus He said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” Paul said: Christ, our Passover Lamb has been slain! Celebrating Passover is celebrating Jesus/Yeshua! As the Passover Lamb, He shed His blood to redeem us from the enemy. When His blood is “on the doorpost” of your life, Papa God delivers you from the destroyer. So if you understand Passover, you automatically understand what Jesus/Yeshua did for each one of us who chooses to accept salvation in Christ.

On the original Passover night, everything pointed to Jesus/Yeshua. Every father in Israel was told to stand at the door of his house with a basin containing the blood of the lamb. He was to dip a branch of hyssop into the blood and smear the blood on the two doorposts of the house. Then he was to repeat the action and put the blood on the mantel over the door. If you can picture the motion he made with that blood soaked branch of hyssop, you’ll see he was making the sign of the Cross!

So on Passover night, every father in Israel made the sign of the cross in the blood of the lamb. As a result, the family experienced redemption from the power of the enemy! Papa God’s deliverance always comes by His cross and by His blood there is no other way. That’s what Passover celebrates. It was not by accident that Jesus/Yeshua died on Passover either, perhaps He shall return on a similar day. Papa God could have had Jesus/Yeshua die any time of year for our sins. But it was God’s will for Christ to die at Passover, so we would recognise that He is the Passover Lamb! Just as Christ may soon return on a special appointed day.

Passover is so important to God that He chose to have the most important event in history (the death and resurrection of Jesus/Yeshua) take place at Passover. Papa God must have gone to great lengths to orchestrate the sacrifice of Jesus to Passover to make the connection for us. Where Emperor Constantine’s goal was to separate the work of Jesus from Passover, God’s goal was to connect Jesus’ work to Passover. Papa God wants us to think of Jesus/Yeshua in the context of the Passover celebration! Sadly most churches seem clueless about this subject, or they surely would not be practicing all those heathen pagan ways would they? God people perishing from lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6

It’s interesting to compare the timetable of Jesus/Yeshua’s crucifixion with the Passover celebration. According to the Torah, at the time of Passover a number of events had to take place in a specific order, and at very specific times.
1. The Passover Lamb had to be selected on a specific day. Exodus 12 instructs that the Passover lamb be chosen on the 10th day of 1st month. By the time of Jesus/Yehua of Nazareth, only lambs from Bethlehem were considered eligible to serve as Passover lambs. So the lamb born in Bethlehem was chosen and brought into Jerusalem from the east and taken down the Mount of Olives, and the sheep then entered the city through the sheep gate. Let’s connect the dots here. On the 10th day of 1st month Jesus/Yeshua, the Lamb of God born in Bethlehem, came down the Mount of Olives and entered Jerusalem through the sheep gate. This is called His “triumphal entry.” As He entered, the people waved palm branches and shouted “Blessed is he that comes in the name of the LORD! Save us, Son of David!” By mass acclamation Jesus/Yeshua is designated as Israel’s Messiah! The crowds in this way had chosen their Passover Lamb!

2. The Lamb then had to be examined. The Torah instructed that once the lamb was chosen, it had to be carefully examined for any blemishes. Only a perfect, spotless and unblemished lamb would suffice for the Passover. If a lamb bruised itself in the waiting pen it was disqualified.
So after arriving in Jerusalem, Jesus/Yeshua went to the Temple to teach. While there, He was approached by the Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians, and the teachers of the Law. Each group of these religious leaders posed very difficult questions, trying to trap him Jesus/Yeshua. Essentially, they were looking for any blemish which might disqualify him as Messiah. But no one could find fault with him. Because he was perfectly sinless and therefore without blemish.

3. The Leaven meaning any impurity must be cast out. Torah instructs that before the feast, all leaven (impurity) must be cast out, (cleansed) of every Israelite home. Each mother apparently even took a candle and searched out any impurity in the dark places of her home so it could be removed from her dwelling place. This sort of Spring clean is still a common practice observed today. Every observant Jewish family still  cleans their house before Passover as has been practiced for thousands of years. All  impurity must be rid of. So consider this connection after Jesus/Yeshua arrived in Jerusalem, he entered the Temple and went about driving out the money changers. This is more then merely symbolic as Jesus/Yeshua  was following the biblical instruction in preparing for Passover by cleansing His Father’s house of all sorts of  impurity.

4. The Lamb is taken to the altar for public display. On the morning of the 14th day of the 1st month, when all has been arranged , the lamb was led out to the altar. At 9 a.m. that morning, the lamb was bound to the altar and put on public display for all to come and see. On the morning of the 14th day of the 1st month, when all had been fulfilled, Jesus/Yeshua was led out to Calvary, whipped at the whipping post, by His stripes we were healed. At 9 a.m. that morning, just as the lamb was being bound to the altar, Jesus/Yeshua was being nailed to the Cross after He was flogged nearly to death and put on public display at Calvary.

5. The Lamb was slain at a specific time. At percisely 3 p.m the high priest ascended the altar as another priest blew on a shofar on the temple wall. The high priest would then cut the throat of the sacrificial Lamb, and declared, “IT IS FINISHED!”
At 3 p.m. it is recorded in History on that on this high holy day, at the moment the Passover lamb was killed, simultaneously  Jesus/Yeshua cried with a loud voice, “IT IS FINISHED,” and gave up His spirit. In Greek, “It is finished” is tetelistai! and it means, “The debt has been paid in full!”

Might we all see how Papa God chose to connect Jesus/Yeshua with Passover? Is it any wonder that John the Baptist introduces Jesus by saying, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” It’s no wonder then that the Apostle Paul writes “For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:” Passover is all about Jesus/Yeshua!
It is about Christ precious blood covering all our sins that we are able to be made into the righteousness of Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21,” For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

We read in John 14:26,”But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” The Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in John 10:27,” My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.’ I say hallelujah! Because “All”, things are possible with God! I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!

PASTOR CASPAR – Pastor, Author, Musician, Artist, Researcher, Lecturer,
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