(Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread)
We return to God’s Appointed Times from the Tanakh. Both Pesach and Hag HaMatzah are tied to the remembrance of the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. The principle Scriptural reference for Pesach is in B’midbar (Exodus) 12:1-13 and Hag HaMatzah in Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:5-8. In 2016, Pesach starts on the eve of April 22nd and Hag HaMatzah on the eve of April 23th. This eight-day remembrance ends at sundown on April 30th. Because of differences in the Hebrew and modern calendar, Pesach is almost one month after the Christian celebration of Resurrection Day this year.
For Believers in Yeshua, this time can be a great time to reflect not only on the deliverance of the Jews from Egyptian bondage and death of the first-born by the shedding of the lamb’s blood on the doorpost; but also on the shed blood of Yeshua on the cross. His death and resurrection paid for our sins and purchased for us eternal salvation.
I have attached a PDF version of an explanation of the traditional Pesach Seder provided by Chosen People Ministries. Click here.
However, for those of you who want to have a Scriptural-based observation of Pesach, I highly recommend Kevin Geoffrey’s “Behold the Lamb and Preparation Guide.” Click here to order.