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came across this article from
thought I would pass it on to you. From a Jewish perspective
the Passover is full of all kinds of imagery of Yeshua our
Messiah. I have fond memories celebrating the Passover with
my family and looking for the Matzo that my grandmother hid
from us. I miss
those times and look forward to the day that I will see my
Messiah face to face, the One who redeemed me from Egypt
(The World) and the jaws of sin and death. Amen!
How grateful I am that The Lord delivered us from our
slavery in Egypt and preserved us all, these thousands of
years and will continue to preserve us as move closer and
closer to our final redemption on this earth. Come Lord
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"And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall
keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye
shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. Seven days shall
ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away
leaven out of your houses…And in the first day there shall be an
holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy
convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them…And
ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this
selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of
Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations
by an ordinance for ever." -
The Passover week started this Monday at sunset as the 15th of
Nisan began. Jewish families gathered to enjoy the Seder
together in homes all across the world. The Passover Seder is
not generally eaten in synagogues or public places, but remains
a family-oriented meal eaten in remembrance of God's passing
over the Hebrew dwellings when He slew all the firstborn
children of Egypt. It celebrates the freeing the children of
Israel from the slavery of Egypt.
In preparation for the Passover, Jewish homes have been
thoroughly cleaned and counters have been scrubbed to make sure
that no leaven, no chametz (like "humits" with a guttural
Scottish "ch" as in loch) remains in the house. The children of
Israel did not have time to wait for bread to rise before eating
their meal, and they were ordered to eat, "with your loins
girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand;
and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover."
(Exodus 12:11). Cleaning the leavening out of the home also
represents cleaning pride (which puffs up) out of our hearts.
The Seder Plate:
The Passover is eaten on the evening of Nisan 15, and the Seder
plate is the focus of the whole service:
Zeroth: a portion of the shank bone of a lamb to
represent the paschal offering. Many Messianics do not include
this because of
Charoses: a mixture of apples, almonds, raisins and
cinnamon mixed with a little wine. This symbolizes the mortar
used by the Israelites during the Egyptian bondage.
Karpas: either parsley, celery, lettuce, onion or
potato, used to dip in the saltwater, a reminder of both the
tears of hardship and slavery as well as the resolve and intense
effort of the Jew.
Hazereth: the green top of a bitter herb. Symbolic
of lowly origins, suffering, and resolve.
Baytzh: a hardboiled egg, which is the token for
both grief over the destruction of the Temple and, at the same
time, a symbol of the resurrection.
In addition to those mentioned above, more items are essential
to the Passover Table: Unleavened Bread, Wine and the Haggadah.
The Unleavened Bread. These are flat, bland, cracker-like
wafers, which are both striped and pierced (Isa 53:5; Zech
12:10). There are three matzos and usually are placed in what is
called a Matzo Tash, a square white silk bag that is divided up
into three compartments for the three matzo wafers.
Why three matzos? The Jewish tradition is that the three
represent or symbolize unity. Here are some theories: The Unity
of the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; The Unity of
Worship: Priests, Levites, and the Congregation; The Unity of
the Crowns: The crowns of Learning, Priesthood, and Kingship or another suggestion: The Unity of God: The Trinity-Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit.
Four Cups of Wine:
The Four Cups and their meanings are taken from Exodus 6:6-7:
• Cup 1 - The Cup of Consecration: "I will take you out
of Egypt." Simply put … God delivers, He alone intervenes! All
the miracles and the plagues were part of the plan of God to
deliver Israel from Egypt. In spite of their hardships, He was
with them. The same is true today!
• Cup 2 - The Cup of Deliverance: "I will take Egypt out
of you." Becoming the people of God takes work! Knowing what the
Lord requires and then becoming like Him, representing Him to
the world around us.
• Cup 3 - The Cup of Redemption: This is the cup that
Yeshua used to memorialize His blood. Without this cup we cannot
be completely transformed into His image! (1 Cor 11:24-26).
• Cup 4 - I will take you to be My people: Yeshua is
waiting for the marriage feast before He drinks from this cup
(cf. Mishnah, Pesahim 7:13). Passover wine was red and mixed
with warm water. Why? It reminded them of the blood of the
Passover lamb: But when they came to Yeshua and found that he was
already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the
soldiers pierced Yeshua's side with a spear, bringing a sudden
flow of blood and water (John 19:33-35).
The literal meaning is "telling" or "showing forth." It is the
same root used in Exodus 13:8. The Haggadah not only tells us
what to do at the Seder, but also when, how, and why. The modern
Haggadah is based on ancient writings in the Mishnah and dates
back to the second century.
How the Seder Begins:
The Haggadah book is opened and the Host reads from it.
Everyone has a pillow in order to relax and to enjoy the
celebration of their being freed from the bondage of slavery.
The wife then has the honor of lighting the white Passover
candles and saying a blessing:
"Blessed art Thou, O LORD our God, King of the Universe, who
sanctifies us by Thy commandment and commands us to light the
lights of the Passover."
Two cups at the table are usually larger and more elaborate
than the others. This night they are silver (remember that
silver symbolizes blood and, thus, redemption). One sits at the
head of the table, the other at a prominent spot before an empty
chair. It awaits the lips of Elijah. The Prophet is the invited
guest to every Seder and who, according to Malachi, is to
announce the coming of the Messiah.
The Breaking of the Matzo:
Early in the Seder, the Host takes the middle matzo and
breaks it in two, leaving one half in the middle and puts the
other half under the cloth for the "afikomen." It is always
wrapped in linen and hidden in a dark place.
The Four Sons:
The Wise, Wicked, Simple, and Foolish Sons each play a part in
the Seder meal by asking questions and getting instruction from
In every generation each individual is bound to regard himself
as if he had gone personally forth from Egypt. As it is said,
"And you shall relate to your son on that day saying, this is on
account of what the Eternal did for me, when I went forth from
Egypt. Thus it was not our ancestors alone, whom the most Holy,
blessed be He, then Redeemed, but us also did He redeem with
them. As it is said, He brought us forth from thence in order to
bring us in, that He might give us the Land He swore to our
What has God done for you? Remember one of your weapons in
witnessing is your testimony-your story! In general people don't
want to be preached to but they love to hear stories... " Let me
tell you what Yeshua has done for me …"
Yeshua is The Lamb of God, The Middle Matzo, The Afikomen, and
The Third Cup of Wine. The only Greek word in the Haggadah is "afikomen"
and its literal meaning is "He Came!"
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world
gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.
Romans 10:8-11: "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and
in your heart,"
that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:
That if you confess
with your mouth, "Jesus is LORD,"
in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified,
and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
As the Scripture says, "Anyone who
trusts in Him will never be put to shame." (NIV)
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forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do
not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I
prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy." Psalm 137:5,6
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