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-Please Read this FIRST- On this site we prefer to use the actual Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was written in the Word, and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter “Memorial Name” of - YHVH, which is pronounced as YaHVaH or YaHWaH. In addition we will also use our Heavenly Father’s attribute/title, which is Elohim rather than “God,” which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In addition we also love to use the actual and real Name of our beloved Messiah which is - Yahushua or Yahshua in short, for this is our Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in Lukas - Luke 1:31. This was the only Name ever used when He was on the earth by His family, Apostles and His followers OVER THE centuries, even until today! However, it was changed to a foreign name by the founder of the new “pagan church of Rome.” Occasionally, we may also use other Hebrew or Greek names as well as different words in our studies for certain common words used are from pagan backgrounds and thus are not suitable. All names will be translated when they are FIRST used in a study or at various times as needed for clarity. There is a full explanation of YHVH’s blessed “Memorial Name” as well as the wonderful blessed Name of our Messiah and Saviour, thus please read …The Memorial Name.”

 

The Prophetic Feasts of YHVH

With Elder & Teacher Reuben ben Gershom

The three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim (the Lord God):

When we read and study the blessed Scriptures, the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua the Messiah, we should keep the following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.

1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, speaking to?

2. When was it said?

3. How was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?

I do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time – 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and me right now!

HaMatzot - Unleavened Bread – Seven Days

“And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto YHVH; seven days you must eat unleavened bread” Vayikra - Leviticus 23:6.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread, the eating of Matzah is an integral part of the Passover Feast. The Feast of Unleavened Bread illustrates that after redemption, that YHVH Elohim (The LORD God) remembers our sins no more.

On the Passover as commanded in Vayikra - Leviticus 23, the Lamb had to be slain after the day of Preparation, which was on the 13th.of Nisan, then at 3pm on the 14th. it was killed and eaten that night the 15th, and the commencement of the Feast of Unleavened Bread a seven-day Feast.

It is important to note that Matzah only contains pure flour and water. Yeast, which sours the dough, cannot be used, for leaven is an analogy of sin. Matzah made without leaven reveal to us that our beloved Messiah was without sin when He was placed on that stake when He took on all our sins! (Vayikra - Leviticus 2:11, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15 & 1 Shime’on – 1 Peter 2:21).

“Our Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps. Who did not commit any sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return. When He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously, who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the stake, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness, by whose stripes you were healed” 1 Shime’on – 1 Peter 2:21-24.

Summary of Historical Unleavened Bread.

This Feast lasted for seven days. It commenced on 15 Nisan and it portrays the provision and fellowship with YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!

The Matzot was also unleavened due to the great hurry for the Children of Israel were to depart Egypt.

As Elohim can have nothing to do with sin (leaven), His provision had to be perfect, thus this was another reason it had to be without leaven. According the Word of Elohim, leaven is a type, a picture of sin and evil.

Yahushua, as well as His Apostle Sha’ul of Tarsus – Paul, spoke of various forms of leaven.

1… Leaven of the Pharisees – Hypocrisy, lawlessness, and ritualism. Mattityahu – Matthew 16:6, & 23:27-28, Lukas – Luke 12:1.

As we know from the Word, that many of the Pharisees lived a life of hypocrisy, lawlessness and ritualism. But, we must also remember that there was at least one, if not several other faithful Pharisees, one of these being Yosef – Joseph of Arimathea, who provided our beloved Saviour with his own burial tomb in the Garden!

Yahushua warned His Apostles against the leaven of the religious establishment of the time including the leaven of the Pharisees. These religious leaders simply did not practice what they preached.

“The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do it, but do not do according to their works; for they say, yet do not doMattityahu – Matthew 23:2-3.

These men were religious, they tithed and fasted. They believed in the supernatural, the resurrection, and the Holy Scriptures. Externally they were clean, but as the Word says “whited sepulchres,” for inwardly they were really as rotten as a “dead man’s bones.”

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness” Mattityahu – Matthew 23:27-28.

Sadly beloved, the leaven of the Pharisees is still with us to this day! Therefore, the “Little Flock” in Yahushua THE Messiah must ensure there is no leaven found in their lives or within their meeting place and with those who are “likeminded,” upholding the Word of TRUTH in love! Sadly, leaven causes pride, but let us come before our Heavenly Father, in the Name of Yahushua without pride nor the leaven of ritualism and traditionalism!

2… Leaven of Herod - Worldliness. Markus – Mark 8:15.

Herod was the very last Edomite king and he was a man full of worldly and evil desires, desiring power over the Children of Israel. Yet he still feared the Word of Elohim as he had heard it spoken by Yochanan - John the Immerser – the Baptist, but the king was not prepared to repent and deny that wicked and evil request that was made of him, and all because of his great pride. In addition, king Herod was a man full of cunning and sensual as well as a murderous man. Herod was a man controlled by Satan’s evil inclinations as the things of the world enticed him.

We the faithful in Yahushua must be careful and prayerful that the glamour and the glitter of the world does not enter or control our lives. We must always follow the path that YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, has set before us and do His will!

Beloved, we know that Messiah Yahushua will return soon, yet we see the world of ‘christianity’ spend so too much time amassing fortunes and possessions and living in self-pursuit. It is sad as so many of their pastors preach doctrines of “prosperity” and so many other false doctrines, all gained from that evil one who deceived a woman and a man in the Garden of Eden!

Prosperity? It is sad that worldliness and earthly “prosperity” has entered so many who dare to call themselves “believers.” Father, what a joy it would be, if all leaven were removed from those who have a “Bible” in their homes and come unto the truth of your Word! (Read Acts 2:45, 4:34-37), and learn how the early believers dealt with their possessions, when coming in faith to Yahushua our Master and Saviour.

There must be a lesson in these Scriptures for the faithful and those who claim to be “followers of the Master Yahushua!” Yet, He does allow us our comforts, our homes and sufficiency and enough to tithe, etc, but, I was speaking of those who seek wealth beyond the normal. We need to seek YaHVaH and allow Him to lead us, and we will “lay up treasures indeed, but these are the wonderful treasures that lay ahead of the faithful, in the Kingdom that is yet to come!

3… Leaven of the Sadducees - Disbelief, and the Human viewpoint. (Mattityahu Matthew 16:6 & 11-12).

The Sadducees were in opposition to the Pharisees, for they were the “modernists” of their day. The Sadducees did not believe in the supernatural, angels or in the resurrection. No wonder they were so Sad’You’See! Sorry about that, but I had to include one of the oldest Sadducees jokes around.

How tragic it is that priests can believe in the great Elohim of Avraham - Abraham, Yitzchak - Isaac, and Ya’akov – Jacob who delivered Israel out of Egypt with great signs and wonders, yet according to their faith that He would allow His children just to die! This would mean they would not have the promise of the resurrection, the question begs, what kind of Heavenly Father did they believe in? Theirs was a weird faith!

Their leaven was that they did not really believe the Word of Elohim. Sadly, today, there are just as many that follow in the footsteps of the Sadducees, not believing in the TRUTH of the Word. They do not understand that Elohim will do just what He said He would do!

4… Leaven of Corinth - Sensuality, malice, pride, and wickedness. (1 Corinthians 5:1-13).

1 Corinthians chapter five reveals that the leaven of Corinth was sexual immorality amongst those that claimed to be followers in Messiah. In Chapter 4:18 Shaul - Paul reveals that, “some are puffed up.” Being puffed up relates to being “full of pride.” Thus, the leaven of Corinth was affecting the believers at that time; therefore, he exhorts them to “put away” those individuals who were having a bad influence within their fellowships.

The leaven of Corinth remains to this day. This is proven by a number of well-known TV Pastors, whom have severely erred during their ministries. However, there are those less known who have this leaven of immorality in their lives. Unless these individuals repent in the Name of Yahushua, we must cease to fellowship with them, but lovingly continue to pray for them to repent and be made whole again of course! BUT, this does not allow them back into ministry!

I pray there is not any form of leaven of sensuality, malice, pride, and wickedness in our lives! We are to be a witness of life unto the world, that they might see the love of Yahushua the Messiah in us.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Mattityahu – Matthew 5:16.

We have looked at the picture of sin related to leaven, but what is so special about Unleavened Bread? Matzah and wine represents a unique picture of Messiah Yahushua.

We are now going to search out the wonderful details of Yahushua’s presence on the Passover table. Each year the “Little Flock” in Messiah partakes of the Passover meal (called the “Seder”) on the eve of Nisan 15, that generally occurs around March/April. It is important to note, that the faithful in Him today just like our Saviour Yahushua, continues to use the Scriptural Hebrew Solar/Lunar based calendar for all the Feasts, etc!

The first night of the “Feast of Unleavened Bread,” is a High Sabbath day and is upheld just like a Seventh Day Sabbath!

Looking at Yahushua on the Passover Table

The Ceremonial “Seder Platter

(See item 3 below)

We know that it was on Nisan the 14th.the Passover lamb was killed at 3pm. But before that there is the “Day of Preparation” when each household searches the home for products that contain leaven. These are removed and burnt. Each home is thoroughly cleaned, including cutlery and dishes, which are scolded in boiling water to ensure not one single crumb of leaven remains in the home.

The Passover meal is prepared ready for the Passover “Seder” meal for that evening. And remember the three events combined - being, the killing of the Passover lamb at 3 p.m. on the 14th, the “Feast of Unleavened Bread” and “Firstfruits” are generally referred to as the one “Feast of Passover.” Although in the Word YHVH did not even mentioned “Passover” only the “Unleavened Bread” originally.

“Three times a year all your males shall appear before YHVH your Elohim in the place which He chooses; at the feast of Unleavened Bread, the feast of Weeks, the feast of Tabernacles. And they shall not appear before YHVH empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of YHVH your Elohim which He has given you” Davarim - Deuteronomy 16:16-17.

The Seder table is beautifully decorated and features the following items … Below is a list of the traditional rabbinic contents of the table and the ceremonial platter.

However: The Word of YHVH Elohim only instructs three items that are required for this Feast and these are; 1. Roast Lamb, 2. Matzah (Unleavened Bread) and 3. Bitter Herbs. But just for interest, I will describe all of the Seder items as used according to the traditions of Israel and sadly Messianic Communities.

The Table: (S) = Scriptural / (R) = Rabbinic – manmade tradition, which is only useful as a teaching guide, but nothing else!

1.      The Festival Lights (usually two candles) which represents the seven-branched Menorah that stood in the Temple.

2.      A Tosh (pile) of three pieces of Matzah. (S)

3.      The Haggadah. A book containing the order of service - (Haggadah in Hebrew means “The Telling”).

4.      Bottle/Carafe of Red Wine for 4 glasses during the meal, we know that 3 glasses were used at the time of Yahushua’s Seder, but not the 4th!

5.      Kippur/Yarmulke - Head covering for all males. (R)

Ceremonial Platter - Containing:

1.      One piece of “Matzah.” (S)

2.      “Karpas,” parsley, or another green herb such as lettuce or watercress. (R)

3.      “Maror,” a bitter herb, such as horseradish. (S)

4.      “Charoset,” being apple, almonds and raisons mixed with cinnamon and a little wine. (R)

5.      Roast Lamb. (S)

6.      A roasted shank bone of lamb. (R) Israel’s way to take the Messiah out of the meal!

7.      A roasted egg, which is a custom introduced from somewhere, but many Jews no longer include this pagan ritual, it is too christian! (R)

On the Chairs:

1.      A Pillow. To lean on (One for each person). (R)

*Please Note: The author at his Seder at home only uses the Scriptural 3 items. However when giving a public Passover demonstrations he will use all, as it is a very good learning of the traditional Seder and thus providing a better understanding on how to pray for the Children of Israel! For Yahushua is in the very heart of this blessed Feast and the service!

The Seder

1… The Festival Lights.

At the commencement of Passover, the mother of the household lights the two festival lights, which are a representation of the Seven Branched Temple Menorah! After the lighting she says the appropriate blessings and it is she who has had the honour and blessed privilege to bring into the home the commencement of this wonderful Feast to the household, as she does each week on the eve of the Sabbath as well as all of the Feasts of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!

To the believer, the two lights reveal a wonderful and a blessed picture. For as we look at the lights, we will think of Him who said, “I am, the Light of the World!” Yochanan - John 8:12. But why are there two lights?

One signifies creation, and the second redemption. Thus, beloved a beautiful symbol rests on the family table, as it does each week on the Sabbath table.

The First light represents YaHVaH Elohim the Father who “Created the heaven and the earth.”

The Second light represents the Redemption and Salvation of Israel out of Egypt, which is a picture of the “Salvation” that came through the shed blood of the Passover lamb.

“In Him (Messiah Yahushua) all who come into faith may obtain forgiveness through the shed blood of He who is called “HaSeh Elohim” – (“The Lamb of God) Yochanan - John 29:1. Also see Ephesians 1:7.

It is also significant to note that it is the lady of the household who lights these festival lights for it is so meaningful to remember that Elohim chose Miriam (Mary), a faithful and honourable woman of the Line of David to bring forth Yahushua the Messiah into the world!

2… Matzah.

Matzah is symbolised as purity. These days *Matzah is baked on a “griddle,” which causes the bread to have stripes, thus the following Scripture is wonderful “analogy.”

By His stripes we were healed.” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 53:3.

In addition, Matzah these days is a crisp-bread and therefore it has to be pierced with a sharp instrument in order it will not bubble and explode.

They shall look on Him whom they pierced.” Zecharyah – Zechariah 12:10 & Yochanan - John 19:37.

Matzah is therefore an amazing analogy of Yahushua the Messiah who was both striped and pierced!

A modern slice of Matzah

*Please note: In ancient times Matzah including at the time of Messiah was not crisp bread. It was softer and mostly round, much like the modern pita bread that is sold these days. Although, it was baked on griddles and pricked by large piercing forks, buy which they would be finally be picked up and placed on the bread trays when baked. Thus, they were still stripped and partially pierced!

The traditional Matzah Tosh – a decorative pocket

In all Jewish homes at the Seder Meal there is a separate stack of three Matzot on the table, and each cake is separated by sheets of white linen and is placed inside a decorative ceremonial bag.

Note: These three pieces of Matzah were added by the rabbis at sometime in history and the explanation of the rabbi’s symbolism may explain why they did.

However, there is another explanation and it is one Israel does not like very much!

Relatively early in the Seder service it is the Middle Matzah that is removed from the stack of three Matzot and it is this that is broken into two pieces. The pieces are called the “lachma anya”, meaning the “bread of affliction,” but rabbis have called it the “Afikomen” a word that is based on an invented Greek word that that is translated as dessert, yet it has no relevance whatsoever to this Feast.

However, both parts of the broken Matzah is wrapped in a white piece of linen and it is “hidden” somewhere in the room “under a cushion”.

We may ask, “why there are three Matzot on the table and what is the meaning of the middle one?” The following is the explanation according Rabbis of old in relation to the three Matzot.

The three Matzot are symbolic of:

A - 1. Avraham - 2. Yitzchak - Isaac and 3. Ya’akov - Jacob.

The second reason the rabbis say is that these three Matzot are also symbolic of:

B - 1. The “Kohanim” the Priests, 2. The Levites, and 3. The Children of Israel.

However, there is also a third explanation. There are three Matzot on the table because it took three days for Israel to reach the Red Sea, thus, one Matzah is eaten for each of the three days.

 

A stack of 3 Matzot

However it becomes obvious that not one of the above explains just why it is that the middle Matzah is removed and broken! I like to quote some copy taken from “An Israel Haggadah” for Passover, adapted by Meyer Levin and printed by Abram’s Publishing House.

Having already stated the facts as described in A and B above. The father continues;

It is also said that two of these Matzot, the Upper and the Lower, represents the loaves of Showbread on display in the Temple, while the third Matzah, the Middle one, symbolises the Pascal Lamb.”

Thus the prophetic meaning of the middle Matzah is obviously a picture, a type of the Messiah of Israel, as this Matzah is the central part of the Passover meal, one that Yahushua Himself partook of on the eve of the “Day of preparation” being the beginning of the Hebrew day the 14th.of Nisan.

We need to understand that our Saviour did not partake of the “Passover meal” on the actual night of Passover, but He performed the meal 24 hours earlier, being the evening of the day the Scriptures clearly describes as “the day of preparation.” For Yahushua was to die when the Passover lambs were to be killed on that day! For remember, Yahushua was to be “the Passover to be sacrificed for us.”

These are the relevant Scriptures re the Preparation Day!

Now it was the Preparation Day of the PassoverYochanan - John 19:14

Therefore, because it was the Preparation DayYochanan - John 19:31

Because of Israel’s Preparation DayYochanan - John 19:42

That Day was the Preparation Day” Lukas -Luke 23:50-56 (54)

Because it was the Preparation Day” Markus - Mark 15:42

Let me first make clear the events, for translations have somewhat confused the order of events, but that is due to the translators not having any great knowledge of the Hebrew, which the Gospels were originally written in, and they were much later translated into Greek and then frequently retranslated with countless changes made that much or the original has been sadly lost! But, thankfully Mattityahu – Matthew the Hebrew of Hebrews still has the timing and the order correct!

When evening came, Yahushua was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, He said, I tell you the truth, one of you will betray Me.’” Mattityahu – Matthew 26:20-21.

Please Note: the Greek Font used is the BibleWorks Bwgrkl font.

“Yeshayahu took the bread - a;rton , gave thanks and broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat, this is My body.’ Then He took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Mattityahu - Matthew 26: 26-28.

Sadly, the Greek word used for bread in the verse above is completely incorrect, proving the uselessness of the translators, for can you imagine Messiah Yahushua taking “bread - a; rton - leavened, or raised bread” at what is supposed to be the Apostles special Passover with their Messiah? No, certainly not, Yahushua would have used Matzah, unleavened Bread as prescribed back in Egypt and as commanded again by Him at Mt Sinai! In Mattityahu – Matthew 26: 17 where the word “Unleavened bread” appears, the Greek word is clearly “avzu,mwn – Azumos,” thus the question begs, considering that this was a meal for this feast, why place the word bread in verse 26 that represented leavened bread being an representation of sin! This proves that there is much to be gained from being in YaHVaH blessed will and remaining in His Truth, for the church has so greatly defiled the faith as well as over these years altered so much of the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant and that saddens us greatly, but more so the Almighty, but their punishment will come!

However, beloved, there is great significance in the ceremony of the broken Matzah as it reveals the life, death, and resurrection of the Messiah Yahushua. The Tosh (pile) with the three wafers of unleavened bread sharing the same pile with the three pockets, yet this “Tosh” is called “a UNITY” - “Yachid.” However, we the faithful of YaHVaH Elohim and Messiah Yahushua know what this Unity represents, Elohim the Father, Elohim the Son and the Spirit of Elohim the Father!

Remember it is the middle Matzah that is removed, not the top, and not the bottom, just the middle one, thus here we see He who is the Son coming to our hand, to man and He is broken because of our sin. His body is wrapped in white linen and then it is hidden under a cushion that represents the Garden Tomb of Yoseyf – Joseph of Arimathea.

Sadly, as I have already stated, my Jewish brethren do not have this understanding, but remember, I myself was once totally “blinded in part” as I celebrated the Passover without understanding the fullness of what Israel and I had been doing for so long! But it was in December 1977, when YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, removed the scales from my eyes and gave me the blessed revelation of my beloved Messiah. I recall that the Passover of 1978 was very special for I celebrated it in praise and thankfulness to Almighty for sending His Anointed One, for I then knew that He “was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was with Elohim in the beginning.” Yochanan - John 1:1-2. Thus there was Elohim (a Hebrew word in the plural) and Yahushua who was also Elohim, yet they were without a doubt “ECHAD - ONE,” as per Davarim – Deuteronomy 6:4! Read my study on this powerful subject!

I recall as I and a few new faithful shared the Seder together, we all knew who our Saviour was, we knew His real Name and that through His precious shed Blood we were forgiven from our sins! HalleluYAH!

However, the Seder has not been completed as yet, for the broken Middle Matzah that was wrapped at the very beginning of the service in white linen remained there throughout part one of the Seder and the drinking of the first 2 cups of wine, and then the actual meal is eaten and songs are sung!

Then after the meal is finished and all food has been eaten, a child, or the youngest present goes to find the hidden Matzah and lifts the cushion and removes the linen and reveals the broken Matzah. This is a type of the presence of the angel of Elohim during and after the resurrection. Israel and now the faithful will eat the broken Matzah, which was broken in two at the very beginning of the Seder. This Matzah MUST be the very last food eaten on the night!

Yahushua, our beloved Saviour took this very same returned piece of Matzah on the night He spent with His Apostles and a special blessing for the unleavened bread is always said, and Yahushua would have done that first, before saying His blessed words as recorded in the Word, for it is the blessings as said by all Israelites through all time!

“Baruch Atah YaHVaH Elohenu Melech Ha’olam, Ha-Motzi Le’Chem min Ha’Aretz.”

“Blessed are You, YaHVaH our Elohim, King of the Universe, Who brings forth Unleavened Bread from the earth.”

This Barouche (blessing) was followed by;

“Baruch Atah YaHVaH Elohenu Melech Ha’olam asher kidshanu b’mitzotav v’Tzivanu al Achi’lat Matzah.”

“Blessed are You, YaHVaH our Elohim King of the Universe, Who has sanctified us by His commandments and has commanded us concerning the eating of Matzah.”

Please Note: as Jews no longer use the Memorial Name of the Almighty, they will not say “YaHVaH” or “YaHWaH” but say either “Adonai” meaning “LORD” or “HaSHEM” meaning “the Name.” However Yahushua knew His Father’s Name as did all those with Him and it was used by Him and all His faithful and YaHVaH was used throughout the Brit Chadashah – the New Covenant and we have absolute proof of this in a study online! In relation to the blessed name, you can read … The Memorial Name and you can fully come to know and understand the sheer beauty of that Sacred and Sanctified Name and that of His only begotten Son! HalleluYAH.

After saying the Ivrit/Hebrew blessings, Messiah and today the head of the household, breaks this final piece of hidden and restored Matzah in small pieces and gives it to all present around the Passover table and declare:

“Take eat this, the bread of affliction, do this in memory of what YaHVaH Elohim (or Adonai) has done for us.”

All eat the Matzah together, doing this in memory of YHVH’s goodness in delivering Israel out of Egypt.

Yahushua also said that blessing, and then He said …

“Take, eat, THIS (Matzah – unleavened bread) represents My (broken) Body.” Mattityahu - Matthew 26:26.

Why did Messiah say “Take eat THIS … bread.” Which bread?

Yahushua was saying, “THIS Passover Matzah represents My body” The meaning is quite simple. The faithful in Messiah, should partake of the Passover observance each year, not just on their Sunday’s, etc, or when churchgoer’s come together. No, “This bread” – “This cup” … was The Passover Matzot and the Passover Cup of Wine/Red Grape Juice … for Yahushua isour Passover sacrificed for us.” 1 Corinthians 5:7, and certainly not our Easter sacrificed for us!

The “christian church” should be ashamed of itself having broken away from our beloved Saviour’s teachings! The church teaches that the Apostles partook of “communion” as often they came together, for the Word they teach: “they broke bread.”

To understand this, you simply need to understand very simple Hebrew, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean customs and phraseology. The truth is the term to “To break breadis used throughout the Middle East and Greece to this very day! “To break bread” simply means, “to eat a meal or have some food together.” Go to the Middle East as well as most of the Mediterranean regions and if you strike up a conversation and befriend someone you may well be asked if you would like to come and break bread with them. It is simple as that, and it has nothing to do with the Roman Catholic institution of “Communion” that eventually changed somewhat with the Protestant (harlot) Churches, but, because Elohim’s Feasts were replaced by the Roman Church with pagan based festivals that originates thousands of years before our Saviour came and it was eventually renamed after the pagan goddess “Estra” – “Easter,” the significance of what our precious Saviour said that night has been completely lost to the world and those who could know the real Messiah, but instead, they have been trapped in a pagan based church, and a pagan based understanding!

But, praise be to Yahushua, the Passover has been retained by the “Little Flock” of the Faithful in Messiah Yahushua around the world and they come together every Passover and uphold Yahushua’s command and they “take This (middle restored) Matzah … and This Cup.

That Important Cup of Wine!

Immediately after having eaten the broken Middle Matzah, which must be the very last food eaten on the night, all of Israel partakes of the third cup of wine, which just happens to be named, “the Cup of Redemption.”

Having eaten the Matzah being a representation of Yahushua’s broken body, Yahushua during that final Passover meal, completed the “Seder” by taking the third cup of wine and He would have first said the blessing for the wine – after which He made His concluding statement regarding “the Blood of My Covenant.”

“Baruch Atah YaHVaH Elohenu Melech Ha’olam Borey P'ri Ha’gafen.”

“Blessed is YaHVaH our Elohim, King of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.”

“Drink from it, all of you, for this is (or represents) the blood of My covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Mattityahu - Matthew 26:27-28.

Please Note: Neither in Mattityahu - Matthew, or Marcus - Mark states “My NEW Covenant” as the word “new” is not found in the Greek.

For some obscure reason “new” was obviously added later, although it is found in certain other texts, but even there it is said to be have been added as it is a word from a later origin.

We know that the YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, forbids men to add or subtract from His Word, yet both the rabbis and the Church have obviously done so, and I can point to many instances and I have a study online called The Sopherim that proves this, and this is about rabbis changing the Scriptures, for they did very clearly hide the Sanctified Name of YHVH Elohim!

I pray you have enjoyed studying the Feasts so far!

Some of you may be a little shocked with certain parts of its contents, for some may well be a little different to that as taught by so many church leaders and even some “Messianic believers,” but, I am not sorry, we cannot base doctrines on those things that were added to the Word, or ceremonies added by the rabbis, or the churches, for we MUST remain strictly based on the Word and we are not permitted to stray from it!

However, the blessed truth is that the Passover clearly speaks of the Anointed one of YaHVaH Elohim – our Saviour, Yahushua THE Messiah!

As I have said the author’s Messianic Seder does NOT have all the above items on the Passover Table, just roast lamb, and not just a simple shank bone, Matzah as well as bitter Herbs, and we conduct a Messianic Seder befitting a believer in Messiah Yahushua, including that piece of Matzah after the meal and the third cup of wine, the cup of redemption … Praise His Name and Thank You my beloved Elohim!

May my Jewish brethren come to understand the full meaning of these things and those blessed signs and symbols that are contained in the Passover meal the next time they partake of it! May many more of those who are in the church come into the Truth of the Word, and come to know the genuine Messiah, before Yahushua comes for His Bride, otherwise it may be too late!

Beloved, there is no doubt, that Yahushua was, is and always will be the perfect provision when He gave His life on that “tree” for there was no leaven to be found in Him! He freely gave His life and shed His Blood, in order that all, who believe, repent, follow Him according to His Word will reign with Him in that day to come! HalleluYAH!

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