How Does The Passover and Christ’s Resurrection Go Together? Part 1

16 Apr

Our main focus as Christians should always be winning lost souls to the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, healing the sick and casting out evil spirits in His almighty name, and preparing for His return. Through out Church history there has been an ongoing battle and we need to stay in the fight, fighting the good fight of FAITH. (1 Timothy 6:12)

We read in Jeremiah 6:16,” Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” Isn’t that the spirit of rebellion operating even as evidence today, the Lord says ” If you love me keep my commandments,” and people choose to ignore the Word of God and do it their way and perish from lack of Knowledge in the process. (Hosea 4:6)

Let us briefly review a few important ideas here concerning this matter.

We read in 1 Samuel 7:3, “And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel , saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth (who is also called Easter) from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.” We read in 1 Kings 11:5 “For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

There are actually quite a few Scriptures about all this including the hot cross buns, coloured eggs and other stuff which has attached itself to this Holiday. I be remiss as a pastor not to share the truth here in love, but then again let us not focus on side issues as the devil is already began launching his final assault. However, you ought to understand and know the truth that makes you free. (John 8:31-32)

We read in 1 Kings 11:33. “Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth (Easter) the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.”

Old King Solomon for all his wisdom was not a merry old soul, rather he was clearly a tormented soul who went down the wrong paths after being lead astray by his many wives. King Solomon chose the ways of this world as his wives lead him into pagan devil worship.

Back in the 4th century, the Emperor Constantine had this idea and I am sure the devil helped inspired him in this to merge Christianity and paganism. Just follow the money trail. So it appeared Rome legalised Christianity, but it was another gospel. We read in Galatians 1:8,”But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

Least at this time in history you be able attend a church meeting without fear that you be dipped in oil and made into a human torch at one of the emperors dinner parties or thrown to the lions. Old confused Emperor Constantine didn’t mind the true born again spirit filled Christians having a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection…as long as it had nothing to do with PASSOVER.

The question will then be asked: Why is the word “Easter” in the KJV Bible instead of “Passover”?

Acts 12:4,” And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”

Easter was a pagan festival observed long before Christ. It is not a Christian name, but is derived from Ishtar, one of the Babylonian titles of an idol goddess, the Queen of Heaven. The Saxon goddess Eastre is the same as the Astarte, the Syrian Venus, also called Ashtoreth in the Old Testament. It was the worship of this woman by Israel that was such an abomination to God (1 Samuel 7:3; 1 King. 11:5,33; 2 Kings 23:13; Jeremiah 7:18; 44:18).

Round cakes, imprinted with the sign of the cross were made at this festival, the sign being in the Babylonian mysteries, a sign of life. Easter eggs which play a great part in this day’s celebration were common in all heathen nations. The fable of the egg declares that “an egg of wondrous size fell from heaven into the river Euphrates; the fish rolled it to the bank, where doves settled upon it and hatched it; and out came Astarte, or Ishtar, the goddess of Easter.” Easter, like Lent and other Babylonian festivals were all borrowed from this ancient religion and were all observed centuries before Christ. None of them have any relationship to Christ or Christianity.

At the Council of Nicea (A.D. 325), Emperor Constantine demanded that Christians not celebrate Jesus’ resurrection at the time of Passover. Constantine declared, “This irregularity [observing Passover] MUST be corrected! “It was a politically correct move I suppose to steal freedoms”. There is nothing new under the Sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

At the council of Nicea, Constantine simply outlawed Passover and demanded that Christ’s death and resurrection be celebrated on “the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox,”. What a surprise, do you think he knew this was the spring festival of the pagan fertility goddess Easter also know as Ishtar? Why is it most Churches today celebrate the resurrection at Easter instead of Passover? What was behind Constantine’s goal to remove Jesus from the context of Passover?

I dare say, Passover is the celebration of our Lord Jesus/Yeshua, of Nazareth and the devil simply hates it. The devil and his public relations spokesmen’s have tried to take the truth away from the Church. At the time when the Church gave up Passover, it replaced it with other things it invented for celebrations of the Lord Jesus/Yeshua. So we merge in a way into celebrations of Christmas and Easter according to something other then what our Lord gave us and commanded us to do. I am not saying it is bad to celebrate our Lord Jesus/Yeshua on those days. We ought to celebrate the Lord everyday and rejoice and be glad. These are all good opportunities to share about Good News of the Lord to people. But truly the celebration of our Lord Jesus/Yeshua’s resurrection that God gave us is still called Passover! Our Lord Jesus/Yeshua is the Passover Lamb of God.

When John the Baptist told the crowd by the river He pointed to Jesus/Yeshua he said, “Behold! The Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 The Apostle Paul said in: 1 Corinthians 5:7 ,”Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” Christ is indeed our Passover Lamb and has been slain and has been resurrected! If you understand the Passover you understand the Resurrection. As the Passover Lamb, Christ suffered as no innocent person should ever suffer as he shed his precious blood to redeem all of us from the enemy of our souls. When His Blood is “on the doorpost” of your life so to speak, the enemy has to pass over you. There is technologies in place today where the shadow governments are able to scan church services in progress and they are able to see the true believers from the lukewarm believers. Basically they can not penetrate even with highly advanced equipment employing methods of CERN and D-Wave Systems those who are covered in the Blood of Jesus/Yeshua. CERN being part of the modern day version of the Tower of Babel… As in the Days of Noah.

When you examine the first Passover, it’s a type and shadow of the Lord Jesus/Yeshua. The father of every Israeli household was instructed to save his family he would need to stand in the doorway and paint with the branch of the hyssop smearing the fresh blood of the lamb on the sides of the two doorposts and then the top of the door post that went across the two sides. If you can imagine this scene he was in fact making the sign of the cross. When the angel of death came later that night he had to Pass-Over that home covered in the blood. Every Israeli family received the power of redemption of the blood of the lamb, as do now ever true spirit-filled Christian believer. Papa God’s deliverance comes to us through the cross of Christ and by his spilled Holy blood. This is the reason to celebrate the Passover Resurrection Holiday. Was it by divine appointment or just a coincidence that Jesus Christ of Nazareth died on Passover? Obviously it was Papa God’s decision and He orchestrated for Jesus to die at Passover, so we would recognise that He is indeed the Passover Lamb! Personally I think Passover must be so important to Papa God that He chose to have the most important event in all of history that of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus/Yeshua take place during the Passover celebration. It just amazes me how the Lord orchestrates all these things to connect Jesus/Yeshua to us as the Lamb of God who took away the sin of the world and made it possible for us to be saved.

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

Caspar McCloud Music.com

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