BEGINS THE EVENING OF FRIDAY MARCH 30TH AND ENDS THE EVENING OF APRIL 7TH
WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD I WILL PASS OVER YOU-
TO PAUSE OVER TO PROTECT AS A HEN WOULD PAUSE OVER HER CHICKS
TO PROTECT THEM FROM HARM AND DANGER
NOT ONE OF YOU SHALL GO OUT OF THE DOOR OF HIS HOUSE UNTIL MORNING-
STAYING UNDER THE BLOOD WITH OUR SINS REPENTED FOR
IS THE ONLY PLACE OF SAFETY
Blessings in the name of Yahshua our precious Passover Lamb and Mighty Redeemer,
Dear Ones, Yahveh’s Biblical calendar was given to us as an invitation and ordinance to leave behind everyday life to meet with Him on His prescribed Biblical days which Yahveh set apart and said, “These are My appointed times” (Lev 23:4). You don’t want to miss these divine appointments with our King, for He has so much more of the riches of His glory to reveal to you. Don’t let the enemy rob you from receiving all that He has ordained through His Holy Days as outlined in Leviticus 23.
This year, beginning at sundown March 30th (the 14TH of Nissan on the Biblical calendar), we enter into the glorious season memorializing the Passover in Egypt 3,500 years ago when Israel, Yahveh’s chosen people, were spared death because of the lamb’s blood that was placed over the door posts and lintels of their homes. (Ex 12:7) The original Passover with Moses was a foreshadowing of our ultimate Passover Lamb and Deliverer, Yahshua the Messiah. (Yahshua’s original Hebrew name means: Yahveh Saves.) Yahveh’s name is magnified as the covenant keeping Elohim (God) as proclaimed in Exodus 6:6-7. He sovereignly promised to deliver and redeem His people, to bring them safely into the Promised Land where He will be their Elohim and they will be His people forever.
Yahshua is encouraging us all to celebrate, in obedience to His Father’s ordinances, the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The following will be a simple yet adequate instruction to help you participate in these “appointed times of Yahveh.” As we learn about these Biblical “Holy Days”, Yahveh magnifies His holy character and eternal plan of redemption through His Son, our Passover Lamb.
To begin the feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread, each household will benefit by responding to Yahveh’s words in Exodus 13:7 by removing all yeast products from their homes, putting them aside for eight days. This obedient act will heighten your awareness of the importance of ridding ones life of sin (leaven). Eating unleavened bread (matzos) for eight days, instead of the usual bread and yeast products, will deeply impress upon your heart the need to walk in a righteous (sinless) manner upholding the blood of the Lamb poured out for your redemption.
Passover Seders (meals) vary because of different man-made traditions, but the central elements and Biblical ordinances do not change. To actively participate in the Passover teaching and Seder you will need a few basic food products. To keep things simple we will adhere to the Biblically prescribed foods of the Passover as seen in Exodus 12:8. They are: roasted lamb, unleavened bread (matzos), Bitter herbs (white horseradish).
Before the Seder, place on each person’s plate roasted lamb, a matzah, and a little white horseradish for the bitter herbs. To highlight the precious blood of the Passover Lamb, have a pitcher of grape juice and a glass for each person. The four cups of grape juice will be used as symbolic remembrances of Yahveh’s promises in Exodus 6:6-7 and the Last Passover called the Last Supper when Yahshua took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.” (Lk 22:20)
The first cup is called the cup of sanctification – “I Will Bring You Out.” (Ex 6:6)
As we take this first cup, it prepares us for the Passover by separating us from the world and its preoccupations, focusing our attention on the reality of Yahveh’s holiness and on our need to be holy through the blood of the Lamb’s cleansing delivering power.
The second cup is called the cup of deliverance – “I Will Deliver You.” (Ex 6:6)
Israel was delivered from bondage to Pharaoh in Egypt and we, The Redeemed, have been delivered from bondage to Satan and this doomed world system through the blood of Yahshua the Passover Lamb. In drinking this cup of grape juice let us wholeheartedly thank Yahveh for His promise in 1 Thessalonians 5:9, “For Yahveh did not appoint us to suffer wrath (as the Egyptians did) but to receive salvation through our master Yahshua, the Messiah.”
take turns reading the exodus story, chapter 12:1-42. Then read the account of Yahshua’s last passover supper in Matthew 26:17-29.
The third cup is called the cup of redemption - “I Will Redeem You” (ex 6:6)
This cup is most significant as it is the point in the Last Passover (Supper) where Yahshua broke the bread (matzah) and gave it to His disciples and said, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood” (Lk 22:19-20 – This is the origin of communion and the time to take communion if you feel led).
Each person should take some lamb, matzah, and bitter herbs, remembering the bitterness of bondage to Satan and our sinful nature. Give thanks and rejoice that Yahshua became our Passover Lamb and shed His blood on the tree of Calvary to cover our hearts from repented sins (leaven) that we will be spared eternal death because of His sacrificial blood.
The fourth cup is often called the cup of praise pertaining to the completion of Yahveh’s sovereign promises in Exodus 6:7 – “I Will Take You For My People and I Will Be Your Elohim (God)” and I Will Bring You to the Land I Promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is the cup of utmost praise for all that Yahveh has done by giving His “only begotten Son” as our Passover Lamb.
To conclude your Passover celebration, we have the example of Yahshua and the disciples after that last Passover Supper “After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” Psalms 113-118 are called the Hallel Psalms – Psalms of praising the Mighty One of Israel by His holy name, Yahveh (Ex 3:15). Join in this time of praise by reading one or more of the Hallel Psalms.
May His glory fall upon you as you celebrate Yahveh’s holy days, His “appointed times”. May He transform you from glory to glory as you behold Yahshua the Lamb who was slain and “raised from the dead as the first fruits” promising resurrection for those who are redeemed by His blood (1Cor 15:20-23).
As previewed in the first Passover in Egypt, Yahveh proclaimed many times throughout the entire scripture that He will once again pour out His final and greatest judgments on Satan and all the gods and godless ones of the entire world (Exodus 12:12, Isaiah 24, Revelation 8). When Yahveh sees our sins (leaven) removed through the blood of the Lamb covering our humble repentant hearts, then in sovereign mercy His final judgment of eternal death will pass over us. Praise be to Yahveh who has caused us to triumph over eternal death through Yahshua the Messiah our Passover Lamb!
The Mighty One of Israel will bring both the redeemed Jews and Gentiles as “one new man” (Eph 2:16) into His eternal promised land. He is Yahveh, the covenant keeping great “I AM” who is worthy of a holy people who will continually exalt and highly esteem the blood sacrifice of His Son – our Passover Lamb!
Mighty is the King, He is coming! He is coming and the whole world will acknowledge that He alone is the Savior, He alone is the Messiah, He alone is the King of Kings HalleluYAH, and the government shall rest eternally upon His shoulders! HalleluYAH, the governments of this world they are coming to an end and the government of Yahshua’s holy kingdom is coming. it is coming and the Bride is making herself ready. The righteous are becoming more righteous, the holy are becoming more holy, yet the vile are becoming more vile, the carnal are becoming more carnal, the religious are becoming more religious. The cry goes out, the sounding of the shofar from heaven, sounding the alarm in our ears to”come out of her My people and be thee separate” and be thee holy to YAHveh, for YAHveh is a holy Elohim (God) and calls us out through the precious blood of His Son to consecrate ourselves and make ready to ascend into His holy presence.
YAHshua, You are so close, You say You are as close as our breath, You are so close You say to kiss the Son. Kiss the Son, give Him your affections, your passion, kiss the Son! Praise Him, let Him envelope you in His love and in that love we will love Him, through that love we will obey Him. In obedience we will have more of Him. With more of Him we will be changed more quickly from glory to glory. Holy is He who has called us out of darkness into His great light. HalleluYAH for the great light, we do not walk according to the ways of this world where there is darkness, we have been taken out of this darkness by His mercy and grace, to walk in His ways with His light!
May you be as “those who have insight [who] shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3)
In His love and service,
The Biblical Feasts of Leviticus 23
The Biblical Feasts as outlined in Leviticus 23, are ordained holy days and are a symbolic picture of the entire redemptive plan of YAHveh, the almighty Creator. “These are the appointed times of YAHveh … a perpetual statute…” (vv. 31,41). Indeed, these prophetic festivals have much to teach all who desire to know their Maker and His eternal plan.
Traditional biblical scholarship acknowledges that YAHveh is the memorial name of the Creator. The title LORD or Adonai (Hebrew) used in most translations of the Bible, are substitutes for His original name YAHveh – Yod Hey Vav Hey (the Hebrew letters spelling His name), which was to be remembered forever (Exodus 3:15). The original divinely given name of the Messiah is YAHshua, meaning YAHveh is Salvation, known to many by the Greek rendered name of Jesus.
We are living in perilous and fearful times. The Bible foretold that these things would happen and it cannot be ignored that the prophesies of scripture are being fulfilled. Inspired by the Creator Himself, we can trust the Holy Bible. The One who created you, longs bless you with the knowledge of His love, purpose and plan for your eternal well being.
Messiah is the fulfillment of all the Biblical Feasts. YAHshua’s death and resurrection were the fulfillment of the Feast of Passover (Pesach) and the Feast of Firstfruits (Bikkurim). YAHshua, the Messiah, was crucified in Jerusalem as the perfect Passover Lamb at the hour that multitudes of Jews were sacrificing their “spotless male lambs” (Exodus 12:3-7.) For those who accept His sacrifice, His blood covers the door posts of their hearts and protects them from eternal death (Exodus 12:12). Yahshua was resurrected as fulfillment of the Feast of Firstfruits. He is “the firstfruits” of those to rise from the dead, promising resurrection and eternal life to those who are covered in His, the Passover Lamb’s blood (1 Corinthians 15:23.) Shavuot (Pentecost), biblically referred to as the Feast of Weeks, was fulfilled precisely on divine schedule when Yahshua poured out His Holy Spirit at Jerusalem exactly fifty days after the Feast of Firstfruits. On this day, three thousand Jewish souls were brought into the eternal kingdom of YAHveh. YAHshua’s sacrificial death opened the way for the promised blessings of Israel to be shared with believing Gentiles who through common faith in His cleansing blood would become united as “one new man” (Ephesians 2:15.)
The first of the three Fall Feasts, is the Feast of Trumpets. This Feast commonly known to the Jewish community as Rosh Hashanah (Head of the Year) but biblically as the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) or the Day of the Awakening Blast, is a feast calling ones attention to the need for humility and repentance. An integral part of this holy time is the blowing of the ram’s horn-shofar (trumpet), to alert the people that they must repent before a holy God who will judge sin and all who fall short of His righteousness. The shofar was made from a ram’s horn reminding the people that Abraham obediently put Isaac on the altar and YAHveh mercifully provided a substitute, a ram caught in a thicket. When the ram’s horn is sounded it reminds the people, that although YAHveh is warning them to come in humility and repentance, He is merciful to provide a way that their sins can be forgiven, a life for a life, a substitutionary sacrifice. Natural catastrophe requires and brings a loud warning to the people’s hearing urging them to escape and leave the path of destruction, to get out of harms way to a place of safety. Likewise in the spiritual a similar alert and loud warning goes forth from heaven to earth beseeching the people to repent and flee from the judgments that are coming!
We are called to be spiritual people, not just fleshly temporal people of this world. We have a soul and that is the issue. Where is your soul going to be for eternity, will your name be written in the book of life? The scripture says, “The wages of sin is death but the gift of YAHveh is eternal life in Messiah YAHshua…” (Romans 6:23) and “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” (Leviticus 17:11 and Hebrews 9:22) The most holy day of Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, the day repentant sins are washed over, covered and removed by the blood of the ultimate and final sacrifice. The Messiah’s atoning blood averts YAHveh’s wrath upon man’s sins fulfilling all that Yom Kippur pointed to. “Now is the day of salvation if you hear His voice do not harden your heart.”
The celebration of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, is in remembrance of YAHveh’s provision of shelter for Israel as He led them during her wilderness journeys. This last great Biblical Feast speaks of Messiah’s first coming when He came to dwell (tabernacle) among His people. This feast will ultimately be fulfilled and enjoyed by a redeemed remnant of Jews and Gentiles who experience His kingship and holy presence forever. This feast is one of great rejoicing that can only be eternally experienced by those who have repented and are redeemed by the blood of YAHshua the Passover Lamb, who is the final Yom Kippur atonement for our sins. The Savior of our souls extends His invitation: “Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of everlasting life.” (Revelation 22:17)
THE HOUR IS LATE
WHICH PATH ARE YOU ON?
By Terrye Goldblum Seedman
Are you ready and waiting for your glorious soon coming Savior? Time is rolling up like a scroll and the Almighty’s sovereign proclamation to judge the world in righteousness and truth is an impending reality, as trustworthy as labor pains that come upon a pregnant woman. “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice before Yahveh (God) for He is coming to judge the earth in righteousness and in His faithfulness.” (See Ps 96:11,13) Yahshua, the Savior has infinite love for all mankind, He “does not want anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” receiving forgiveness through His sacrificial cleansing blood. (2Pe 3:9)
Regarding the last days, our Redeemer said in Luke Chapter 21, “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness, and the anxieties of life, and that day will close in on you unexpectedly like a trap… Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” (Lk 21:34,36)
We must pay attention to our Savior’s warning against “dissipation” which is the squandering and wasting of our time, energy, and resources. Dissipation is also defined as selfish indulgence and the extravagant pursuit of pleasure. It denotes any diversion that entices us and draws us away from Yahshua and the high and holy calling He has for His redeemed children.
The clock is ticking, the grains of sand are falling in the hourglass; very little time is left! We are exhorted “to redeem the time for the days are evil.” (Eph 5:16) An important question is – What are you doing that is of eternal value at this most critical juncture in world history and its threshold into eternity? Most people are dulled and lulled into a stupor because of the varied enticements and preoccupations of this perishing world, including man-made religious agendas, which can deceive, if possible, even the elect. (See Mt 24:24)
Yahveh the Most High is continually crying out, “Come out of the world and be separate and holy.” (See 2Cor 6:17) He gave His Son to die on the stake at Calvary, to cleanse you of your sins and to purchase you with His precious blood. This is the unfathomable price He willingly paid to give you eternal life and deliverance from the powers of darkness and deception that rule this world system. True “born again” believers can no longer be half-hearted lip servers, who cater to the flesh’s cravings and longings for the things of this world. His Holy Spirit warns, “Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward the Almighty? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of Yahveh (God).” (Jas 4:4) “Do not love the world nor the things in the world… the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but it is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of Yahveh lives forever.” (1Jn 2:15-17)
The love and indulgence of self is an enemy to the love and service of Yahveh the Most High God. “The enemy comes to deceive the inhabitants of the earth.” (Rev 12:9) The Heavenly Father loves you and is trying to get your undivided attention, wholehearted devotion, and love filled obedience, lest you be ensnared in the world and suffer its coming judgments. Hear His heartbeat, “Open your ears, wake up, O sleeper, now is the day of salvation.” (Eph 5:14 and 2Cor 6:2)
“Humble yourselves in the sight of Yahveh.” Our righteous King longs to bring you to a place of “godly sorrow that leads to true repentance.” (2 Cor 7:10) He is faithful and just to cleanse and consecrate your repentant hearts with the precious blood of His Son. Judgment is coming upon all who walk according to the flesh and live to satisfy their selfish desires and self justified prideful, stubborn, and often rebellious ways.
We must “find out what pleases The almighty and do it.” (Eph 5:10) “For this you know with certainty, no immoral, or impure person, or covetous man, who is an idolater, or the cowardly, or those who practice magic arts, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Messiah…” (See 1 Cor 6:9, Rev 21:8 and Rev 22:15) May the fire of His eternal presence bring conviction, compelling you to “cast aside every sin that so easily besets you.” (Heb 12:1) In order to be obedient and pleasing to our righteous King, we must “walk by the Spirit, so we will not carry out the desires of the flesh.” (Gal 5:16) “without holiness no one will ever see Yahveh (God).” (Heb 12:14) The Heavenly Father is purifying a redeemed remnant, to become as a beloved holy bride, who is preparing and longing to be with her soon coming eternal bridegroom. (See Jn 3:29 and Rev 19:7)
Are you eagerly preparing and longingly waiting for your Savior’s return? Are you making every effort to know your precious Redeemer more intimately in the spirit, adoring Him with an ever-increasing love, because He is becoming your utmost heart’s desire? Are the desires of His heart your interests? Apostle Paul said, “Many seek after their own interests, not those of Messiah Yahshua.” (Php 2:21)
Are you struggling with a conflict of interest? What is competing for your attention and affection? Are there cravings for other things that make you like an adulterer, idolater, and His enemy because He is not enough for you? Are the cares and preoccupations of daily life hindering your faith, love, and growing relationship to our great King and Redeemer?
Yahshua the Messiah said, “Make every effort (strive with all your being) to enter through the narrow door, because many I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” (Lk 13:24-28)
True disciples must “count the cost” to forsake everything to follow the Good Shepherd on that narrow path that leads into His eternal righteous kingdom. The redeemed remnant will continue to “work out their salvation with fear and trembling” as they glorify the Father and bring the love and uncompromised truth of the Savior to a lost and dying world.
Yahshua continually cautions His disciples, “be on guard” against the deceptive pull of this world, including its man-tainted doctrines, traditions, and religious agendas that compromise and often nullify the very words of Yahveh His Father; the full counsel of the Old and New Testament Scriptures. “For this is the love of Yahveh, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.” (1Jn 5:3)
He made it clear that although Many would want to, only a remnant- “a Few would enter that narrow gate and that narrow path that leads to eternal life.” (Mt 7:13-14) Messiah elaborates, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ (‘Master, Master,’) will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many would say to Me on that day, ‘Master, Master,’ did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ “And then I (Yahshua)will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness (the breaking of Yahveh’s commandments).’ (Mt 7:21-23)
Our Savior described the tragic reality of so Many religious people who thought their destiny was sealed in the eternal Promised Land, His forthcoming Messianic kingdom. Instead the Many were assigned a place with the hypocrites where there will be everlasting “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” “Many are called but Feware chosen.” (Mt 22:14)
Our precious sacrificial Lamb has poured out His atoning blood to redeem you to be His very own, now and forever. He says, “Behold, I am coming soon and My rewards are with Me. I will give to everyone according to what they have done;” (Rev 22:12) whether by Messiah’s indwelling Holy Spirit, which brings eternal dividends, or by man’s vain, dead-end efforts. “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” (Pr 14:12)
Dear ones take your eyes off this dying world! Our Savior is crying out repent, “Look up, lift up your heads,because your redemption is drawing near.” (Lk 21:28) Our Heavenly Father’s infinite love, mercy, and grace, when humbly and wholeheartedly sought, will ensure that you will be “more than a conqueror through Yahshua Messiah” and endure victoriously to the end. To Him be all the praise, honor, and glory!
“Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Messiah also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those(the few) who eagerly await Him.” (Heb 9:27-28) Don’t delay, make ready, be waiting, rejoice, he is coming soon!
I humble myself in prayer before You, Yahveh my Heavenly Father and Yahshua my merciful Savior,
I ask Your Holy Spirit to convict me of my many sins. Please help me to have true godly sorrow that leads to true life changing repentance. I confess that I have been selfish, stubborn, rebellious and prideful in many ways. Forgive me for my disobedience, my self-centeredness, and focus and desire for the things of this world. Please cleanse me with the blood of Yahshua the Lamb. I need Your help to make every effort to ascend on Your narrow path, I want to be part of the few, the redeemed righteous remnant, who seek and do Your will. Draw me so close to You that I will not be anxious or fearful in the midst of these perilous times. Give me a hunger and a thirst for righteousness, a desire to pray and read Your Scriptures, so that I may be obedient and holy to You in my words and actions. I want to redeem the time that is left; “Teach me to number my days, that I might present to you a heart of wisdom.” (Ps 90:12) I acknowledge that apart from You I can do nothing. Help me to have unshakable faith as I eagerly wait for Your return and eternal kingdom. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Yahshua’s Name.