A Great Gift commemorated

When we look around us we can see many beautiful things. Nature provides us with a lot of marvellous free things. We have the earth, the sand, the water, the trees, the birds, all for nothing.

We can live here on this earth, but the only ones who demand a lot of us are the people around us, the governments, companies and organisations.

Today the majority of the people do only want to work for money. they mostly want something in return for what they have done.

About 2000 years ago there lived a man in Nazareth who did not ask something in return for all the things he did. But the words he spoke, the miracles he did, he never claimed it to be his words or his actions. He wanted the whole world to know that it was his Father who did all those things, because without his Father he could do nothing.

“therefore, Yeshua said this to them: “yes, indeed! I tell you that the son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees the father doing; whatever the father does, the son does too.” (John 5:19 CJB)
“how God anointed Yeshua from Natzeret with the \@Ruach\@ \@haKodesh\@ and with power; how Yeshua went about doing good and healing all the people oppressed by the adversary, because god was with him.” (Acts 10:38 CJB)

In many churches from the pulpit is shouted by the priests and ministers “God loves you – just as you are”.

Many times they go on pointing to the bad things or certain penalties God would bring over the people, though it is not God who brings those bad tidings to the folks. God brings Good or Glad Tidings. God loves us as His children and does understand that we are weak; even so vulnerable that He was aware that we could not stay straight in line to His commandments without help. Therefore God gave men His Word and provided many prophets to guide the people through their life. It was up to their own choice if they wanted to hear the many prophets and wanted to listen to the Words of God. But everybody got the chance.

Though God knew this was not enough and therefore He provided the possibility to become redeemed and saved by a man. To make it easier He provided this Saviour in a special way, so that he would become partly direct from God, but having grown in a human mother, having come into this world, having to grow up as every child and having to make the same choices everybody has to make in their life.

This man from Nazareth knew that God does not love evil people doing evil things. God never has and never will. Jehovah has executed judgement on wrongdoers many times in the past and many people criticize Him for taking such drastic action.  Many people made God tired with all their talk.  Several accused Him of loving sinners and sin alike.

“you have wearied \@ADONAI\@ with your words. yet you ask, “how have we wearied him?” by saying that anyone who does wrong is good from \@ADONAI\@‘ s perspective, and that he is delighted with them; or by asking, “where is the god of justice?”” (Malachi 2:17 CJB)

The son of God, a simple workers son, grown up in a devout Jewish close family, got such a knowledge of the Torah and was so close to his God that he could really understand very well what his God was saying and wanted the people to know. Their thoughts were so close to each other that they were as one.

““so then,” Pilate said to him, “you are a king, after all.” Yeshua answered, “you say I am a king. the reason I have been born, the reason I have come into the world, is to bear witness to the truth. every one who belongs to the truth listens to me.”” (John 18:37 CJB)
“I and the father are one.”” (John 10:30 CJB) = “I and the Father are one heart and mind.”” (John 10:30 Message)
“that they may all be one. just as you, father, are united with me and I with you, I pray that they may be united with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.” (John 17:21 CJB)

The Last Supper
The Last Supper of Jesus Christ at an upper room in Jerusalem - Roman Zacharij
In unification Jesus came together with his pupilsapostles and close friends to celebrate the Passover. That night he stressed that they had to be in union with him and his Father like he was with his Father, so that the world could be convinced that Jehovah God had sent him who was taking the bread of life. That night Jesus also asked not to forget what he had done but in particular to commemorate his taking the bread and the wine as a sign of the New Covenant.

“and whichever house he enters, tell him that the rabbi says, ‘where is the guest room for me, where I am to eat the \@Pesach\@ meal with my \@talmidim\@?’ he will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. make the preparations there.” the \@talmidim\@ went off, came to the city and found things just as he had told them they would be; and they prepared the \@Seder\@.” (Mark 14:14-16 CJB)

History shows that Jehovah’ chosen nation had a few special days that had the whole nation involved in it’s celebrations and was also a very emotional thing during that time. From a young age Jesus was himself involved as well as a grown man (Weddings, The Passover, and many others) these celebrations were given to the nation of Israel as a reminder of who there Saviour was ……. Jehovah God. To remember that Jesus and his friends were also together in the upper-room. But, though the apostles did not yet understand it very well,  Jesus added something special to this day.

We are speaking of a day which shall be celebrated  next Thursday, April 5 and should be the most important commemoration for true Christians. And yet the traditional holiday for many involves coloured eggs, hot-cross buns, and bunnies which have nothing to do with honouring Jesus nor Jehovah. Even the very name of this celebration (Easter) is the name of a pagan goddess!

Israel's Escape from Egypt
Israel's Escape from Egypt, illustration from a Bible card published 1907 by the Providence Lithograph Company
Marking the time of Passover from which the Israelites began their Exodus from Egypt Jesus took that memorial day serious and knew God wanted us to remember the liberation of His People for ever. Then a worldly lamb was cut in the throat and its blood was been used to cover the families who believed in God. Now Jesus wanted to offer his blood and flesh for the grace of God and as covering for everybody their sins. Jesus prepared the exodus from sin.

Jesus and all of his followers observed Passover on the 14th of Nisan all throughout his earthly life. But then he indicated what was to be accomplished by his death by instituting new symbols for the new covenant meaning of the Passover.

Jesus was aware that it would not be easy, but he was willing to do the Will of God, and not his own will, whatever God wanted him to do and whatever how much he was going to suffer. Gods Will on earth had to be fulfilled like it was in heaven.

“may your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10 CJB)
““father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, let not my will but yours be done.”” (Luke 22:42 CJB)

“on the first day for \@matzah\@, the \@talmidim\@ came to Yeshua and asked, “where do you want us to prepare your \@Seder\@?” “go into the city, to so-and-so,” he replied, “and tell him that the rabbi says, ‘my time is near, my \@talmidim\@ and I are celebrating \@Pesach\@ at your house.’ ” the \@talmidim\@ did as Yeshua directed and prepared the \@Seder\@. when evening came, Yeshua reclined with the twelve \@talmidim\@; and as they were eating, he said, “yes, I tell you that one of you is going to betray me.” they became terribly upset and began asking him, one after the other, “lord, you don’t mean me, do you?” he answered, “the one who dips his \@matzah\@ in the dish with me is the one who will betray me. the son of man will die just as the \@Tanakh\@ says he will; but woe to that man by whom the son of man is betrayed! it would have been better for him had he never been born!” Y’hudah, the one who was betraying him, then asked, “surely, rabbi, you don’t mean me?” he answered, “the words are yours.” while they were eating, Yeshua took a piece of \@matzah\@, made the \@b’rakhah\@, broke it, gave it to the \@talmidim\@ and said, “take! eat! this is my body!” also he took a cup of wine, made the \@b’rakhah\@, and gave it to them, saying, “all of you, drink from it! for this is my blood, which ratifies the new covenant, my blood shed on behalf of many, so that they may have their sins forgiven. I tell you, I will not drink this ‘fruit of the vine’ again until the day I drink new wine with you in my father’s kingdom.” after singing the \@Hallel\@, they went out to the mount of olives.” (Matthew 26:17-30 CJB)

“when evening came, Yeshua arrived with the twelve. as they were reclining and eating, Yeshua said, “yes! I tell you that one of you is going to betray me.” they became upset and began asking him, one after the other, “you don’t mean me, do you?” “it’s one of the twelve,” he said to them, “someone dipping \@matzah\@ in the dish with me. for the son of man will die, just as the \@Tanakh\@ says he will; but woe to that man by whom the son of man is betrayed! it would have been better for him had he never been born!” while they were eating, Yeshua took a piece of \@matzah\@, made the \@b’rakhah\@, broke it, gave it to them and said, “take it! this is my body.” also he took a cup of wine, made the \@b’rakhah\@, and gave it to them; and they all drank. he said to them, “this is my blood, which ratifies the new covenant, my blood shed on behalf of many people. yes! I tell you, I will not drink this ‘fruit of the vine’ again until the day I drink new wine in the kingdom of god.” after singing the \@Hallel\@, they went out to the mount of olives.” (Mark 14:17-26 CJB)

“then came the day of \@matzah\@, on which the Passover lamb had to be killed. Yeshua sent Kefa and Yochanan, instructing them, “go and prepare our \@Seder\@, so we can eat.” they asked him, “where do you want us to prepare it?” he told them, “as you’re going into the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. follow him into the house he enters, and say to its owner, ‘the rabbi says to you, “where is the guest room, where I am to eat the \@Pesach\@ meal with my \@talmidim\@?”’ he will show you a large room upstairs already furnished; make the preparations there.” they went and found things just as Yeshua had told them they would be, and they prepared for the \@Seder\@. when the time came, Yeshua and the emissaries reclined at the table, and he said to them, “I have really wanted so much to celebrate this \@Seder\@ with you before I die! for I tell you, it is certain that I will not celebrate it again until it is given its full meaning in the kingdom of god.” then, taking a cup of wine, he made the \@b’rakhah\@ and said, “take this and share it among yourselves. for I tell you that from now on, I will not drink the ‘fruit of the vine’ until the kingdom of god comes.” also, taking a piece of \@matzah\@, he made the \@b’rakhah\@, broke it, gave it to them and said, “this is my body, which is being given for you; do this in memory of me.” he did the same with the cup after the meal, saying, “this cup is the new covenant, ratified by my blood, which is being poured out for you. “but look! the person who is betraying me is here at the table with me! the son of man is going to his death according to god’s plan, but woe to that man by whom he is being betrayed!” they began asking each other which of them could be about to do such a thing. an argument arose among them as to which of them should be considered the greatest. but Yeshua said to them, “the kings of the \@Goyim\@ lord it over them; and those in authority over them are given the title, ‘Benefactor.’ but not so with you! on the contrary, let the greater among you become like the younger, and one who rules like one who serves. for who is greater? the one reclining at the table? or the one who serves? it’s the one reclining at the table, isn’t it? but I myself am among you like one who serves. “you are the ones who have stayed with me throughout my trials. just as my father gave me the right to rule, so I give you an appointment, namely, to eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and to sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Isra’el. “Shim‘on, Shim‘on, listen! the adversary demanded to have you people for himself, to sift you like wheat! but I prayed for you, Shim‘on, that your trust might not fail. and you, once you have turned back in repentance, strengthen your brothers!” Shim‘on said to him, “lord, I am prepared to go with you both to prison and to death!” Yeshua replied, “I tell you, Kefa, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know me.” he said to them, “when I sent you out without wallet, pack or shoes, were you ever short of anything?” “not a thing,” they answered. “but now,” he said, if you have a wallet or a pack, take it; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your robe to buy one. for I tell you this: the passage from the \@Tanakh\@ that says, ‘he was counted with transgressors,’ {#Isa 53:12} has to be fulfilled in me; since what is happening to me has a purpose.” they said, “look, lord, there are two swords right here!” “enough!” he replied. on leaving, Yeshua went as usual to the mount of olives; and the \@talmidim\@ followed him.” (Luke 22:7-39 CJB)

The Last Supper, Museu de Évora - Apr 2011
15th century Portuguese painting of the last supper - Museu de Évora
“it was just before the festival of \@Pesach\@, and Yeshua knew that the time had come for him to pass from this world to the father. having loved his own people in the world, he loved them to the end. they were at supper, and the adversary had already put the desire to betray him into the heart of Y’hudah Ben-Shim‘on from K’riot. Yeshua was aware that the father had put everything in his power, and that he had come from god and was returning to god. so he rose from the table, removed his outer garments and wrapped a towel around his waist. then he poured some water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the \@talmidim\@ and wipe them off with the towel wrapped around him. he came to Shim‘on Kefa, who said to him, “lord! you are washing my feet?” Yeshua answered him, “you don’t understand yet what I am doing, but in time you will understand.” “no!” said Kefa, “you will never wash my feet!” Yeshua answered him, “if I don’t wash you, you have no share with me.” “lord,” Shim‘on Kefa replied, “not only my feet, but my hands and head too!” Yeshua said to him, “A man who has had a bath doesn’t need to wash, except his feet—his body is already clean. and you people are clean, but not all of you.” (he knew who was betraying him; this is why he said, “not all of you are clean.”) after he had washed their feet, taken back his clothes and returned to the table, he said to them, “do you understand what I have done to you? you call me ‘rabbi’ and ‘lord,’ and you are right, because I am. now if I, the lord and rabbi, have washed your feet, you also should wash each other’s feet. for I have set you an example, so that you may do as I have done to you. yes, indeed! I tell you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is an emissary greater than the one who sent him. if you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. “I’m not talking to all of you—I know which ones I have chosen. but the words of the \@Tanakh\@ must be fulfilled that say, ‘the one eating my bread has turned against me.’ {#Ps 41:9} I’m telling you now, before it happens; so that when it does happen, you may believe that I AM (who I say I am). yes, indeed! I tell you that a person who receives someone I send receives me, and that anyone who receives me receives the one who sent me.” after saying this, Yeshua, in deep anguish of spirit, declared, “yes, indeed! I tell you that one of you will betray me.” the \@talmidim\@ stared at one another, totally mystified—whom could he mean? one of his \@talmidim\@, the one Yeshua particularly loved, was reclining close beside him. so Shim‘on Kefa motioned to him and said, “ask which one he’s talking about.” leaning against Yeshua’s chest, he asked Yeshua, “lord, who is it?” Yeshua answered, “it’s the one to whom I give this piece of \@matzah\@ after I dip it in the dish.” so he dipped the piece of \@matzah\@ and gave it to Y’hudah Ben-Shim‘on from K’riot. as soon as Y’hudah took the piece of \@matzah\@, the adversary went into him. “what you are doing, do quickly!” Yeshua said to him. but no one at the table understood why he had said this to him. some thought that since Y’hudah was in charge of the common purse, Yeshua was telling him, “buy what we need for the festival,” or telling him to give something to the poor. as soon as he had taken the piece of \@matzah\@, Y’hudah went out, and it was night. after Y’hudah had left, Yeshua said, “now the son of man has been glorified, and god has been glorified in him. if the son has glorified god, god will himself glorify the son, and will do so without delay. little children, I will be with you only a little longer. you will look for me; and, as I said to the Judeans, ‘where I am going, you cannot come,’ now I say it to you as well. “I am giving you a new command: that you keep on loving each other. in the same way that I have loved you, you are also to keep on loving each other. everyone will know that you are my \@talmidim\@ by the fact that you have love for each other.” Shim‘on Kefa said to him, “lord, where are you going?” Yeshua answered, “where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow later.” “lord,” Kefa said to him, “why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!” Yeshua answered, “you will lay down your life for me? yes, indeed! I tell you, before the rooster crows you will disown me three times.” (John 13:1-38 CJB)

“the “cup of blessing” over which we make the \@b’rakhah\@ —isn’t it a sharing in the bloody sacrificial death of the Messiah? the bread we break, isn’t it a sharing in the body of the Messiah? because there is one loaf of bread, we who are many constitute one body, since we all partake of the one loaf of bread. look at physical Isra’el: don’t those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? so, what am I saying? that food sacrificed to idols has any significance in itself? or that an idol has significance in itself? no, what I am saying is that the things which pagans sacrifice, they sacrifice not to god but to demons; and I don’t want you to become sharers of the demons! you can’t drink both a cup of the lord and a cup of demons, you can’t partake in both a meal of the lord and a meal of demons. or are we trying to make the lord jealous? we aren’t stronger than he is, are we?” (1 Corinthians 10:16-22 CJB)

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Last Supper by painter Manuel da Costa Ataide inside the church of Caraça

“thus, when you gather together, it is not to eat a meal of the lord; because as you eat your meal, each one goes ahead on his own; so that one stays hungry while another is already drunk! don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? or are you trying to show your contempt for god’s Messianic community and embarrass those who are poor? what am I supposed to say to you? am I supposed to praise you? well, for this I don’t praise you! for what I received from the lord is just what I passed on to you—that the lord Yeshua, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and after he had made the \@b’rakhah\@ he broke it and said, “this is my body, which is for you. do this as a memorial to me”; likewise also the cup after the meal, saying, “this cup is the new covenant effected by my blood; do this, as often as you drink it, as a memorial to me.” for as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the lord, until he comes. therefore, whoever eats the lord’s bread or drinks the lord’s cup in an unworthy manner will be guilty of desecrating the body and blood of the lord! so let a person examine himself first, and then he may eat of the bread and drink from the cup; for a person who eats and drinks without recognizing the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself. this is why many among you are weak and sick, and some have died! if we would examine ourselves, we would not come under judgment. but when we are judged by the lord, we are being disciplined, so that we will not be condemned along with the world. so then, my brothers, when you gather together to eat, wait for one another. if someone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it will not result in judgment. as for the other matters, I will instruct you about them when I come.” (1 Corinthians 11:20-34 CJB)

You are kindly invited to come and meet together as a group to commemorate this Last Supper Jesus had and the terrible moments he had to endure afterwards. On the 14th of Nisan we shall also take a piece of bread, give thanks to God, break it, but only partake of it when we are baptised and in Christ. This will be to remember the body of Christ Jesus (Jeshua), which is given for you and me. “Do this in memory of me” Jesus told his disciples, and after them their disciples did the same giving it unto the next generation. As long as Jesus did not return we shall continue to remember that Last Supper, taking part of the meal in unification.

While on Thursday everybody is welcome at the open service, we shall, in the same way Jesus had taken the cup after the supper,  also do this only with the visiting baptised Brothers and Sisters from France, Belgium, Luxembourg and England, in Parish at the Parish Ecclesia at the Quaker House.  We shall share the bread and the wine as a token of God’s new covenant, sealed with Christ his blood. Whenever we drink it, we do so in memory of the sacrifice Jesus of Nazareth brought for the whole world

By Breaking the Bread and Drinking the Wine we proclaim Jeshua’s death until he comes.

We do not have to mourn. We can be happy because after Jesus was put in the grave (or descended in the ‘hell‘ or sheol) he was lifted up by his Father and taken out of death as an example to what is going to happen to us as well. In Jesus his death and resurrection we can find the fulfilment of the promise to be saved and to have the opportunity to enter the Kingdom of God, when we are worthy of that.

“towards evening, there came a wealthy man from Ramatayim named Yosef, who was himself a \@talmid\@ of Yeshua. he approached Pilate and asked for Yeshua’s body, and Pilate ordered it to be given to him. Yosef took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen sheet, and laid it in his own tomb, which he had recently had cut out of the rock. after rolling a large stone in front of the entrance to the tomb, he went away. Miryam of Magdala and the other Miryam stayed there, sitting opposite the grave. next day, after the preparation, the head \@cohanim\@ and the \@P’rushim\@ went together to Pilate and said, “sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was still alive, ‘after three days I will be raised.’ therefore, order that the grave be made secure till the third day; otherwise the \@talmidim\@ may come, steal him away and say to the people, ‘he was raised from the dead’; and the last deception will be worse than the first.” Pilate said to them, “you may have your guard. go and make the grave as secure as you know how.” so they went and made the grave secure by sealing the stone and putting the guard on watch.” (Matthew 27:57-66 CJB)
“after \@shabbat\@, as the next day was dawning, Miryam of Magdala and the other Miryam went to see the grave. suddenly there was a violent earthquake, for an angel of \@ADONAI\@ came down from heaven, rolled away the stone and sat on it. his appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were as white as snow. the guards were so terrified at him that they trembled and became like dead men. but the angel said to the women, “don’t be afraid. I know you are looking for Yeshua, who was executed on the stake. he is not here, because he has been raised – just as he said! come and look at the place where he lay. then go quickly and tell the \@talmidim\@, ‘he has been raised from the dead, and now he is going to the Galil ahead of you. you will see him there.’ now I have told you.”” (Matthew 28:1-7 CJB)

We can be happy because by Jesus his sacrifice we are saved.

Jesus brought to death on the wooden stake

“there is salvation in no one else! for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by whom we must be saved!”” (Acts 4:12 CJB)
“how god anointed Yeshua from Natzeret with the \@Ruach\@ \@haKodesh\@ and with power; how Yeshua went about doing good and healing all the people oppressed by the adversary, because god was with him. “as for us, we are witnesses of everything he did, both in the Judean countryside and in Yerushalayim. they did away with him by hanging him on a stake; {#de 21:23} but god raised him up on the third day and let him be seen, not by all the people, but by witnesses god had previously chosen, that is, by us, who ate and drank with him after he had risen again from the dead. “then he commanded us to proclaim and attest to the Jewish people that this man has been appointed by god to judge the living and the dead. all the prophets bear witness to him, that everyone who puts his trust in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”” (Acts 10:38-43 CJB)
“but the next day, while it was still very early, they took the spices they had prepared, went to the tomb, and found the stone rolled away from the tomb! on entering, they discovered that the body of the lord Yeshua was gone! they were standing there, not knowing what to think about it, when suddenly two men in dazzlingly bright clothing stood next to them. terror-stricken, they bowed down with their faces to the ground. the two men said to them, “why are you looking for the living among the dead? he is not here; he has been raised. remember how he told you while he was still in the Galil, ‘the son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be executed on a stake as a criminal, but on the third day be raised again’?” then they remembered his words;” (Luke 24:1-8 CJB)
“for among the first things I passed on to you was what I also received, namely this: the Messiah died for our sins, in accordance with what the \@Tanakh\@ says; and he was buried; and he was raised on the third day, in accordance with what the \@Tanakh\@ says; and he was seen by Kefa, then by the twelve; and afterwards he was seen by more than five hundred brothers at one time, the majority of whom are still alive, though some have died.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6 CJB)
“for the Messiah himself died for sins, once and for all, a righteous person on behalf of unrighteous people, so that he might bring you to god. he was put to death in the flesh but brought to life by the spirit;” (1 Peter 3:18 CJB)

We shall be joyously remember that God has given life again to his son Jesus and gave him a higher place in heaven to become a mediator for us.

“but now the work Yeshua has been given to do is far superior to theirs, just as the covenant he mediates is better. for this covenant has been given as \@torah\@ on the basis of better promises.” (Hebrews 8:6 CJB)
“therefore god raised him to the highest place and gave him the name above every name;” (Philippians 2:9 CJB)“he has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of god, {#Ps 110:1} with angels, authorities and powers subject to him.” (1 Peter 3:22 CJB)
“for god is one; {#de 6:4} and there is but one mediator between god and humanity, Yeshua the Messiah, himself human,” (1 Timothy 2:5 CJB)
“to the mediator of a new covenant, Yeshua; and to the sprinkled blood that speaks better things than that of Hevel.” (Hebrews 12:24 CJB)

On Sunday the 8th of April we shall be glad to be together for the whole day as brothers and sisters, and not only gather together to eat the Lord’s Supper, but have also a nice meal together to fraternise. So all Christadelphians who would like to come to share the day are welcome.

In case you live to far away please do not forget to take these coming day in your memory and do not forget to come together with others to celebrate this special occasion. So make sure you shall celebrate the Passover and have some nice time together at the Easter celebrations to show your thankfulness for the marvellous gift Jesus has given for you and God has accepted for us.

This day of the Gift of Grace should never be forgotten by all on earth today. Make the world know that Jesus has died for our sins and is risen.

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Preceding post: Not making a runner

Next: The Weekend that changed the world

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  2. What does ‘atonement’ mean?
  3. Jesus memorial
  4. Why did Jesus say he wouldn’t drink wine again until the kingdom when he ate and drank other things? (Mark 14:25)
  5. Children ate the OT passover so why not NT bread and wine?
  6. Jesus is risen
  7. Risen With Him
  8. How many souls did the death of Jesus pay for?
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    13: He professes that the knowledge of Elohim is his: and he says concerning himself
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    Like Joseph the Patriarch, Yeshua was betrayed by his own for a few pieces of silver (Gen. 37:28) he was cast into “the pit” (death) and raised back up so that he might redeem his brothers,  Like Joseph, Yeshua’s teaching and revelation angered his brothers, who sought to put his claims to the test by casting him into the pit (of death).
  • Blogging thru the Bible/Be Separate (battorah.wordpress.com)
    “Moshe said, ‘You have consecrated yourselves to Adonai, because everyone of you has been against his own son, and against his own kinsman, in order to bring a blessing on yourselves today.’”  (Ex. 32:29, CJB)
  • The Mystery of the Passover Wine Revealed: The Yayin HaMeshumar….Yeshua said, “I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the mind of man. (Gospel of Thomas 17) (guapotg.wordpress.com)
    The phrase “wine that has been kept” in the Hebrew is Yayin HaMeshumar “wine of keeping”. The tradition of the Yayin HaMeshumar runs deep in traditional Judaism. It is the wine that will be served at the Messianic Feast when the Messiah re-establishes the Kingdom of Israel on earth.
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    Not only is the Yayin HaMeshumar the blood of the Messiah, but it is more. It is the “mystery” of which the blood of Messiah is only part:
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    next time you partake of the cup of redemption in the Passover sader, realize that this cup is symbolic of the Yayin HeMeshumar, the wine that has been kept from the six days in the beginning, the blood of the lamb slain from the foundation which has been hidden and separated and prepared for those who love him.
  • The LORD Jesus Christ- Our Passover (zionsgate.wordpress.com)
    Pesach (PAY-sahk) means to ‘pass over’.  The Passover meal, seder (SAY der), celebrates this historic event.
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    The LORD’s supper is a remembrance of his sacrifice as the perfect Passover Lamb and the fulfillment of the new covenant between GOD and man (Luke 22:20; 1st Corinthians 5:7; Ephesians 2:11-13).  Prophecy of this sacrifice is found in Psalm 22.  The Hebrew prophet Isaiah also spoke of the sufferings and sacrifice of the Messiah, and how that sacrifice would be the ultimate atonement for the sins of GOD’s people (Isaiah 53).
  • This Week’s Torah Portion – VAYIKRA (And He Called)(terri0729.wordpress.com)
    God made Nisan the first month of the year because it was the month in which
    the Jewish people were freed from slavery in Egypt.
    So too, may we remember our freedom from the slavery of sin and death through
    Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.
  • The High Holy Days for Atonement – 2012 A.D. (moshebarabraham2013.wordpress.com)
    As we prepare for The High Holy Days of Midian, Israel, and Ishmael, we seek Atonement through Fasting and Prayer as handed down to us from our Ancestors under The Covenant of Abraham (COA), Ibrahiym.
  • Experience The Seven Blessings of Passover (jscotthusted.wordpress.com)
    In this special season, a doorway to commanded blessing, God promises in His word to pour out seven specific and very powerful blessings. When we honor and observe God’s commandments, we also reap God’s blessings.  But we must follow the pattern and obey the ordinances of God to see these blessings!
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    Because of the blood of Christ, we have a new life – a new beginning.  Our past does not define us.  Because of our covenant connection, and the blood of our ‘passover,’ Jesus Christ, we are free from sin – and when we observe God’s command to honor this special appointment with Him, we activate His seven supernatural blessings in our lives!
  • Passover and the Feast of Unleaven Bread (ourcommunityatfbcdc.wordpress.com)
    The Passover meal is eaten on the first day. God commanded that Israel keep this feast perpetually.
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    God offers us redemption through the atoning action of Jesus Christ, God’s son who came to the earth, and suffered and died for the sins of the world. He became the Paschal lamb. Under this judgment of sin and ultimate eternal death, God freely offers to all who will believe and accept His provision for us, forgiveness of our sins and life eternal.
  • The Passover Type and Its Anti-type (compasschurchamman.wordpress.com)
    The Old Testament (Exodus 34:18, 25) distinguishes the festivals by using the terms “Feast of Unleavened Bread” and “Passover Feast”. The New Testament (Matthew 26:17; Mark 14:1; Luke 22:1) refers to both of these as “the Passover” and the “Feast of the Unleavened Bread. These festivals were held in immediate sequence. Passover was celebrated at twilight of the 14th day of the month (Exodus 12:6) and the Feast of Unleavened Bread for the seven days following, namely, the 15th to the 21st (Exodus 12:15; Leviticus 23:5f.; Numbers 28:16ff; 2 Chronicles 35:1, 17).
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    The timing of Jesus’ death in the Passover season and the conviction that his death was the atoning death of “blood poured out for many” (Mark 14:24) assisted linking his atoning death to the Passover sacrifice. As the Israelite was delivered from the bondage of Egypt through the blood of the Passover lamb, so the Christian is saved from sin through the sacrifice of Christ; but Paul further adds that continual victory over the sins of the world means a continual observing of the Feast of Redemption.
  • Not making a runner (christadelphians.wordpress.com)
  • Exodus, The Red Sea, and New Testament Baptism (thelifechurchofdesplaines.wordpress.com)
  • Echoing Passover in This Worship (tbolto.wordpress.com)
    The word “Seder” simply means “Order.” Everything is done in a careful order in keeping with God’s instructions in the Old Testament or Torah, as it is known by Jewish people, and with traditions that have been added to keep alive the memory of the original Passover people.
  • Written to recognise the Promissed One (christadelphians.wordpress.com)
  • YOU, Are Forgiven….. (jesusisms.wordpress.com)
    Grace is the kindness & favor of Jehovah God & His Son Jesus Christ being extended to you now.  You Are Forgiven
    It is nothing you can earn or deserve.
  • Provide Yourself With a Teacher… (kingdaughter.wordpress.com)
    The study of God’s Word is considered a sacred act in the service of God. It should, therefore, be approached with a sense of duty – deliberately, consistently and systematically.
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    When study is undertaken in service and worship of God, we can trust that God Himself will direct us in our pursuits by His Spirit.
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    Yeshua, when teaching his disciples in preparation for his approaching death, assures them: “ When he, the Spirit of truth is come, he shall guide you into all truth…” (John 16:13). We, too, can place our full trust in the Shepherd of our souls, now seated at the right hand of the Throne of Grace, knowing that He will guide us safely in the power of the Spirit of holiness and truth that, through His gift of grace, dwells within us.
  • The Crossing of the Red Sea- A Picture of the Process of Salvation…..Just as the Egyptians followed the Hebrews into the Red Sea but the Hebrews alone emerged alive, when we enter into the death burial and resurrection of Messiah as symbolized by water im (guapotg.wordpress.com)
    When someone asks “are you saved”? the natural question is “saved from what?” “Saved” is a verb that begs for a direct object. Yet many who ask you “are you saved” cannot actually tell you what they mean.
  • Hanukkah Meditation (mishkandavid.wordpress.com)
    One must wonder whether the great cloud of witnesses might include those who were tortured for their trust in Adonai during the war with Greece. We invite you to consider the story of the seven young men and their mother.
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