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Passover & The Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pt 2

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A discussion on Passover from the viewpoint of Messianic Jews today.

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Forever, Chris Tomlin

Psalm 118:15–21 NIV
15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! 16 The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. 18 The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death. 19 Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. 20 This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
Opening Hymn
Zechariah 9:9–10 NIV
9 Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10 I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.
Worship Set
Revelation 7:1–10 NIV
1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” 4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. 5 From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben 12,000, from the tribe of Gad 12,000, 6 from the tribe of Asher 12,000, from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000, from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000, 7 from the tribe of Simeon 12,000, from the tribe of Levi 12,000, from the tribe of Issachar 12,000, 8 from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000, from the tribe of Joseph 12,000, from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000. 9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
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Passover & The Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pt 2

The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are so important, that I did not want to just blow by it in one week. I also often come to appreciate so much more about it when it is talked about from the Jewish perspective. There are so many Jewish writings that we never see that bring even more revelation.
The Bible is many books, but yet the same theme runs throughout. In many ways you can say, it has many writers, but one author. To make it even more amazing is how God works through circumstances to orchestrate His message over and over again.
We will see some of this today. Before we begin, let us read a short passage about this forever ordinance, the Passover, once again.
Exodus 12:21–27 NIV
21 Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. 23 When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down. 24 “Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants. 25 When you enter the land that the Lord will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. 26 And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ 27 then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.’ ” Then the people bowed down and worshiped.
Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were given as a forever ordinance, and they have stood the test of time. However, many Jewish families practice this as a holiday, yet it is a tradition that has become vague to them. They enjoy the holiday part, but the meaning is completely lost on them. I suppose we could say it is the same as those who celebrate Christmas, but have no understanding of the Christian perspective of it. The true meaning is lost on them.
Today I have a video for you where three Messianic Jewish professors discuss this sad fact and their experience when they learned saw the Messianic undertones of these holidays.
You will see how some Rabbi’s have even changed the traditional practices in order to remove any connection with Christ.
It is my hope that this video will bring new understanding for you and you will even see the connections with our Communion, as well as give you a heart to pray for the Jews that still do not understand the salvation God is offering them.
I have provided some definitions in your notes for things they discuss that you may not know what they are. Please take note of the extra writings that point to the truth of God’s Word as it is fascinating and something we often do not hear about.
Without further ado, let us watch the video.
The Passover Haggadah is the guidebook to the Passover evening meal (Seder), containing ancient texts dating back to Biblical times, as well as the Talmudic era, all of which come together to recreate the story of Passover and share its meaning to the modern Jew.
Messianic Jew:

Messianic Judaism is the name given to New Covenant faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah by those who are of Jewish heritage.

Rabbinic Judaism:
The normative form of Judaism that developed after the fall of the Temple of Jerusalem (AD 70). Originating in the work of the Pharisaic rabbis, it was based on the legal and commentative literature in the Talmud, and it set up a mode of worship and a life discipline that were to be practiced by Jews worldwide down to modern times.
Midrash is expansive Jewish Biblical exegesis using a rabbinic mode of interpretation prominent in the Talmud.
The Talmud is the central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish religious law (halakha) and Jewish theology.
Mishnah Berurah:
The Mishnah Berurah (Hebrew: משנה ברורה "Clear Teaching") is a work of halakha (Jewish law) by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan (Poland, 1838–1933, also known as Chofetz Chaim). It is a commentary on Orach Chayim, the first section of the Shulchan Aruch which deals with laws of prayer, synagogue, Shabbat and holidays, summarizing the opinions of the Acharonim (post-Medieval rabbinic authorities) on that work.[1]
Biblical apocrypha are a set of texts included in the Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate, but not in the Hebrew Bible. While Catholic tradition considers some of these texts to be deuterocanonical, and the Orthodox Churches consider them all to be canonical, Protestants consider them apocryphal, that is, non-canonical books that are useful for instruction.
A kibbutz is a type of settlement which is unique to Israel. A collective community, traditionally agrarian.
God is not done with the Jews. The Jews have a very important part to play during the tribulation as we read in Rev 7 earlier. We need to pray for the Rabbinic Jews that the they will see the truth in God’s Word and realize their Messiah has come and that the next coming is His 2nd coming that they too can rejoice and find meaning in their special holidays.
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