Passover is an annual Holy Day (Holiday) of The Kingdom of Jesus. Passover has extremely significant New Covenant meaning for New Covenant Christians and is instructed in both the Old and New Testaments. It commemorates the sacrificial death of our LORD & Savior Jesus The Christ. It is observed on the 14th day of the first month of each year, in accordance to The Creator's calendar. Not the Roman calendar that everyone normally uses, and not the Jewish calendar. To learn how to tell time by The Creator's calendar, and for The Holy Day calendar, please click here.
(Please note that this was before the Covenant at Mount Sinai.)Exodus 12:1-51
4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations (commanded assemblies/gatherings), which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover.
6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
2 Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season.
3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.
4 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover.
5 And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.
6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:
7 And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel?
8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.
9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
10 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto the LORD.
11 The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.
13 But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.
14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.
2 Chronicles 30 declares that people can also keep the 7 Days of Unleavened Bread in the second month, along with their 2nd Chance Passover. These 2nd chance Holy days are not to be used as an excuse to just choose what days you want to observe! The 2nd chance Holy days are only for people who beyond their control could not keep the days at the correct appointed times. This would include also people who were not yet saved & baptized yet by the 14th of the first month of the year. Having to work is not beyond your control. You can choose to quit your job if necessary to obey Jesus. In the USA, businesses are required to give your religious holidays off of work. You must be willing to put Jesus first, over and above employment.
Mark 14:12, 14, 16
12 And the first day of unleavened bread (at the very beginning of Passover), when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
(Notice that was the day they killed the Passover Lamb. This was not a different day. It was the 14th.)
14 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the good man of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
(Notice that Jesus told his disciples to tell the good man of the house that the Master, that is Jesus, shall, that is will, eat the Passover! Jesus did not tell his disciples to lie. Jesus himself did not lie. He did eat the Passover!)
16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
Luke 2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.Luke 22:7-8
Luke 22:11, 13, 15
11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
13 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
John 2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
John 12:1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
John 18:39 But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?John 19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover, (Preparation for the 1st Day of Unleavened Bread which is also called Passover by the Jews), and about the sixth hour (about 9 a.m.): and he saith unto the Jews, "Behold your King!"
1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1 Cor. 5:7-8
7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.
1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty: 17 Every man [shall give] as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
Matt. 26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Mark 14:26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
What this is saying is that only people who are truly saved should partake of the Passover. (Luke 14:28) It is also in the context of making sure you do not eat a full meal. It is a Holy partaking. It is a symbol of receiving Christ, becoming one with Him. It's not a regular meal and should not be treated as a regular meal, see the preceding verses in 1 Cor. 11.1 Cor. 11:23-30
In 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 we see that when the people crossed the Red Sea, they were baptized. Then they received communion via the manna/bread which represents the Body of Christ and the water from the rock which represents Christ who is the bread and water of Life (John 4:14, John 6:30-35). In 1 Cor. 10:16-17 we see that unity of the church is also represented when we take communion/Passover/Lord's Supper. In 1 Cor. 11:29, those that do not discern the Lord's Body during this partaking, will suffer sickness or death. In the Zondervan KJV Study Bible, they have this study note: "The word body may refer to either the Lord's physical body or the church as the body of Christ see 12:13,27. The first view means that the person partakes of the Lord's supper without recognizing that it symbolizes Christ's crucified body. But in that case, why is the blood not mentioned? The second view means that the participant is not aware of the nature of the church as the body of Christ, resulting in the self-centered actions of v. 20-21." See 10:16-17. The Greek word for "communion" is G2842 koinōnia means fellowship, association, community, communion, joint participation, intimacy, a gift jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution, as exhibiting an embodiment and proof of fellowship.
1 Cor. 11:28 tells us to examine ourselves before partaking of the Passover Communion. We should examine why we are doing this, how we are doing this. Are we remembering His death for us? Are we doing it in a very solemn way? Zondervan KJV Study Bible has this note: "A person should test the attitude of his own heart and actions and his awareness of the significance of the supper." 1 Cor. 11:25 "After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me".
He didn't say to do this often! He said as often as you do it, remember Him. There is a difference. Notice again in vs. 25 that it includes the word "as". The Greek 3740 means "as many times as". So it would read "as many times as you drink it". Not "drink it many times". I believe it should only be done on Passover and no other day. This way we are more likely to respect the sacredness of it. When you take the wine and the bread, you are showing the remembrance of Jesus' death until He comes again. (1 Cor. 11:26). Which also shows that the Passover is not done away with, only changed/transformed. He is not dead until He comes. He is already alive. We commemorate his death yearly until He comes back again. This is a very sacred solemn occasion.There are no examples in the bible of anyone taking communion on a day different from Passover. The communion is for Passover only. That is the purpose of the communion is to observe Passover. Passover is only on Passover. Passover is not any other day of the year. Some people claim that Acts 2:46 is Christians taking communion on a day different from Passover. But they are wrong. The words "breaking bread" in the KJV bible is wrong in this verse. It should say "eating meals". It is not communion. Acts 2:46 has nothing to do with the communion of wine and unleavened bread and the foot washing. The context is very clearly just eating meals together.
You can not take communion with anyone else until they repent and be baptized in the truth under all of the same requirements of baptism. When you take communion, you are agreeing that you accept Jesus and that you accept the person that takes communion with you as your true brother/sister in the truth of Jesus in full obedience and truth. To see a list of requirements for baptism and communion, please click here to read the baptism article. To knowingly take communion with a lost person, is to bring condemnation upon yourself and perhaps sickness and/or death. 1 Cor. 11:23-34.
"For 1,200 years, the priest would blow the shofar (ram's horn) at 3:00 p.m. - the moment the lamb was sacrificed, and all the people would pause to think about the sacrifice for sins on behalf of the people of Israel. When Jesus was being crucified, He said, "It is finished" at the moment that the Passover lamb was sacrificed by the Pharisees. The sacrifice of the lamb of God was fulfilled at the hour that the symbolic animal sacrifice took place. At the same time, the veil of the Temple (a three-inch thick, several story high cloth that separated the Holy of Holies) tore from top to bottom representing a removal of the separation between God and man. Fifty days later, on the anniversary of the giving of the law (Pentecost), God left the earthly temple to inhabit those who call on the name of Jesus through His Holy Spirit." Jesus kept the Passover with his disciples on the 14th of the 1st month, as instructed by scripture. But the Pharisees kept the Passover on the 15th. When Jesus instituted the Passover Communion of bread and wine on the night of the 14th, He replaced the need for a literal animal to be sacrificed. Thus He fulfilled Passover, which means to bring it to the fullness and He is now our Passover which is keep every year on Passover evening with the Communion of bread and wine, just as He commanded. Then on the 15th, He died at the precise time that the Pharisees were killing their Passover Lamb! Source. Although it was not the biblical date of Passover, He died at a time that would be symbolically very significant to the Pharisees. It was not necessary for Him to die on Passover, the 14th, since He had already instituted the bread and wine Communion to replace the old covenant and the animal sacrifice. He and His disciples kept the Passover on the correct date. That is very clear in scripture. There is absolutely no reason to believe that He kept it a day early or on the wrong date. He kept it on the 14th and was arrested on the 14th. The next day, on the 15th, He was crucified. It is very important to understand that the day does not begin at sunset. The Jews learned that from Babylon. The Scriptural day begins at sunrise. Click here for proof. Jesus kept the Holy Days according to the correct timing.
John 19:31-34 says that Jesus died on the preparation day for the High Sabbath (1st Day of Unleavened Bread, which we know as Passover).
Yes, Jesus died on the day that was known as the preparation day by many Jews due to the teaching of the Pharisees. He died at the precise moment that the Pharisees were killing their passover lambs. Then they eat those lambs later that evening after sunset. In the eyes of God, it was not preparation day (Passover Day) when Jesus died. It was already the First Day of Unleavened Bread, as the Sadducees correctly recognized. It was written in the scriptures that it was Preparation day (Passover Day) because of the reckoning of time by the Pharisees which had a great effect on the vast population of the Jews. The Pharisees were often Jesus' arch-enemy, who Jesus tried to witness to. To record the time by the reckoning of Pharisee time keeping, it made it a greater witness to the Pharisees. To die at the precise moment that the Pharisees were killing the passover lambs, was the greatest witness tool that God could ever possibly do. He is so awesome!
Passover is not a rest day. So you may work on Passover if needed, as long as you are still able to attend/partake in Passover Communion at sunset. If you must request time off from work in order to attend Passover Communion services, then so be it.
- Light a 7 candle Menorah or 7 candles every 7th Day, Sabbath, Fiesta, Holy Day and all 8 nights of Hanukkah. Lev.24, Rev.2
- Pre-Service Fellowship. Arrive early for fellowship.
- Attend Passover Communion/Services with a congregation of non-Babylon true believers.
If you do not have such a local congregation, you will need to take communion of a sip of wine & a cracker of unleavened bread at sunset, just with your family or spouse. It's important that only baptized people take communion. (You must have already been baptized by full immersion in water and you must not have went back into a lifestyle of sinfulness after that baptism. If so, you must be baptized again before Communion). The wine should be real wine. 1 Cor. 11 shows that it was real wine because the people were wrongfully getting drunk on it. You should only drink a sip of this Passover wine. You can finish washing down the unleavened bread by drinking water. After Communion, the baptized people wash one another's feet. Then if you are gathered as a congregation, you will sing one hymn and then depart. No long fellowship after Passover services. The people must depart quickly to symbolize the departure of Jesus and the disciples into the garden, and to symbolize the departure of the disciples when the Romans and Jews came for Jesus. Starting from sunset this evening, for the next 24 hour periods, you will fast from leavening. Before this, you will need to have removed everything from your house that has the following listed as ingredients: baking soda, leaven or leavening. During this time, you will also be required to eat a piece of unleavened bread each day.
Other than Passover Communion & Foot washing:
- More prayer than usual.
- Worship music. Sing.
- Read or study bible more than usual.
- You may play bible games.
- Visit true brethren who are sick or in the nursing home or hospital or jails/prisons; or visit the church elderly and shut ins. (This entire sentence is speaking of spending time with like minded believers who are not able to come to services.)
- You may sit outside and enjoy God's Creation and relax.
- A short nap is acceptable but do not sleep the day away.
- You can write greeting cards for get well, "praying for you", etc.
- Or write missionaries.
Passover is not a commanded day of rest. Therefore the usual restrictions concerning the 7th day does not apply.
Passover is followed by The Holy Days of 7 Days of Unleavened Bread. The first day & last day of the 7 Days of Unleavened Bread are commanded assemblies and commanded rest days. Please click on the first link below for more information on these days.
For the many years, like most people, I have used the store bought Matzo crackers for Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread. But this year, I refuse to ever use it again because the Manischewitz brand was founded by an Assyrian, Babylonian Jewish "Rabbi". It has the Assyrian Babylonian fish symbol on the box. It does not have the necessary olive oil and salt. This year, I wanted to not just follow what everyone else does. I sought Jesus concerning how Unleavened Bread really should be made. Some people argue that the only ingredients allowed is flour and water. But when I look in scripture, it does not say that. In fact, Lev.2 says that a grain offering of unleavened bread is to be made with oil and offered with salt and Frankincense. Lev.2 is not talking about the Days of Unleavened Bread. But it is talking about how to offer bread to The Creator. We are not doing a sacrifice like in the time of the Old Covenant. We are following Jesus' Command to observe Passover Communion and the biblical command to observe the Days of Unleavened Bread even as Paul himself said to "keep the feast". But we can use the Leviticus 2 scriptures to gain insight into how unleavened bread was made and what ingredients was used in worship. Therefore I present to you the following Unleavened Bread recipe. Notice that I do not include frankincense because it is dangerous to consume essential oils and it was used only to anoint the bread to be consumed by the Fire of JE, and not consumed by the priests or the people.
Unleavened Bread Recipe For Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread:
Be sure that everything you use in your unleavened bread does not say "Halal" and does not have any halal mark. You may use your tithes to help pay for these ingredients.
2 cups flour. It should be "Non GMO or organic" (Actually, this is not necessary if GMO products are not a product in the nation where you live.) and also "all purpose or "plain". Be sure that it does not say "self rising" and that it does not list baking soda, leaven, leavening, baking powder or sodium bicarbonate as an ingredient.
1 teaspoon salt. This salt must not be the normal table salt unless it's the only kind you can get. You should try to use only what is labeled as "Real Salt", "Pink Himalayan" or "Sea Salt". Preferred in that order. Salt is not optional.
1/4 cup olive oil. (Oil is not optional, but you can substitute a different kind of oil if truly necessary, but it's highly recommended to use olive oil only.)
1 1/4 cup water. (Add more if necessary to be able to literally pour into skillet in the same consistency/thickness as pancake batter.)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Stir well. (Do not add eggs, honey, cinnamon, sugar, pepper, herbs, spices, seasonings, flavorings or anything other than what's already listed above! The bread is meant to represent the crucified, dead body of Christ on the cross. It doesn't need to taste great.) Pour some more olive oil into a skillet. Probably at least 1/4 cup. It's acceptable if the bread will be too oily, as the oiliness represents The Holy Ghost (soul of Jesus who died but is alive.) Turn on medium high heat. Wait until oil is hot and then pour the batter into a cooking skillet on top of the stove. Pour until the entire cooking surface is covered in a thin layer of batter. Spread it out as you pour, so that it's not too thick in the middle. Tilt the skillet several times to make the oil flow around all sides of the bread. Add more oil if necessary to see bubbling oil on all sides. Allow bread to fry/cook on one side until edges are solid all the way around the edges but not in the middle. (Also allow bubbles to appear all over the bread before turning over.) Then cut into sections with spatula so that you can flip/turn over each section of bread and fry on the other side, until both sides are golden brown. Move bread to plate and add more oil to skillet and repeat process as many times as necessary to fry all of your batter. Then tear or cut the bread into a total of 8 pieces or more and put into a bowl with lid. This is to ensure that you will have pieces prepared for 8 days. Or you can tear/cut into 16 or more pieces if you want smaller pieces to eat twice or more a day.
If necessary, make more bread at any time during the Days of Unleavened Bread
You can eat anything you want during Passover and the 7 Days of Unleavened bread except breads, cakes, cereals, crackers and other grain containing products that have leavening ingredients such as "leaven", "leavening", "baking soda", "baking powder", "yeast", "yeast extract" or "Sodium Bicarbonate" , eggs or vinegar as an ingredient.
Also avoid anything that contains eggs if the eggs are used to leaven/puff up the bread/product. For example, if you put eggs in meatloaf, it is not being used for leavening/puffing up. In meatloaf, eggs are just being used as a glue to make the meat and other ingredients stick together. So eggs in meatloaf is acceptable as long as no leavening is used in any bread ingredient in the meatloaf. So it's acceptable to have eggs in the house because eggs is not necessarily a leaven, unless used as a leavening.
Popcorn, if popped, is puffed up grain and should not be eaten. But if the popcorn seeds are not popped yet, there's nothing leavened about it, and does not contain a leavening ingredient and so it's acceptable to have in the house.
Beer, wine and other alcohol is acceptable to have in the house although it contains yeast because it's not a puffed/fluffed up bread grain.
Soups with leavening ingredients are acceptable to have/eat, because the leavening is not puffing up the product, unless the sou also contains a bread grain.
Crackers, noodles, pasta, bread, cakes, pies & candy that have leavening ingredients are not allowed to even be in the house during Passover and the 7 days of Unleavened Bread because the leavening ingredients have puffed up the product's bread or would do so if cooked.
Canned pasta such as spaghetti, etc, are not allowed to be in the house during these days if a leavening ingredient is listed.
In the days before Passover, try to use up all of your leavened products and leavening ingredients. Anything left must be disposed of no later than sunset Passover evening. Whatever you cannot eat before then, can be given to family or friends to temporarily hold for you until the Days of Unleavened Bread are done. Or you can give it to someone for them to keep and use for themselves. Or you can give to a soup kitchen, or put into a storage building until the days are done. Preferably, it should not be kept in a storage building anywhere on your own property. But if necessary, that's acceptable. If you are prepping for the Great Tribulation, and have leavened products, do not throw it away, nor give it away. Keep it in a storage unit, garage, or somewhere on your property if necessary, but keep it outside of the main house. Off of your property is preferred, but if necessary, you can keep it somewhere outside of the house, like a garage or outside storage building in your yard. I think that almost everyone has at least one friend or family member who would be willing to keep it for you for 8 days, or that you could rent a storage building for just 8-10 days or just one month.
If you are a woman and you live with a man who refuses to cooperate with you, then you are only held responsible for your own products and what you personally eat. You are not held responsible for what he chooses to keep in the house against your will and against the will of Jesus. You are also not responsible for your children if your husband demands they eat leavening. But I sure would not be his wife any more, hint, hint! Not even a kiss or hug!
If you are a man and you live with a woman who refuses to cooperate, then you need to stand up and be a man and enforce the rules of the house that there will be no leavening in the house during those days. If necessary, seize all leavening that she brings into the house and destroy it or throw it away, as many times as necessary during the week. If you are living with your parents and they refuse to cooperate, then you are only held responsible for your own products and what you personally eat. You are not held responsible for what they choose to keep in the house against your will and against the will of Jesus. If the person that you live with does not cooperate with you on this, regardless of whether it's husband, wife, room mate or parents, then it's time to make plans to not be living with that person by next Passover. Time is too short to be wasting on living with disrespectful, lawless people. But always at least give the person the opportunity to cooperate, by discussing the matter with them ahead of time. Don't just assume that they won't cooperate with you in not having leavening in the house for just 8 days. They can still eat leavening if they go outside, or somewhere else like a restaurant or friend's house. But you are asking for only 8 days of no leavening in the house so that you can worship & obey Jesus in the way that you believe should be done. That's not much to ask! They don't have to agree that it's the right thing to do. But they should have enough love and respect for you, to go along with you in just not having leavening in the house for 8 days per year. Even just a room mate should have that much respect for you, even if they don't agree or understand. Freedom of Religion is a right to every living person.
Also, the night after Passover, in the evening, is called "The Night To Be Observed" Exo.12:42. It is a time of celebrating with a great Feast. Do not allow any bread with leavening agents. People who observe this great event, usually invite other true brothers and sisters over for the feast for an entire evening of fellowship at someone's house. It has great memories for me. Each person should eat a bite of unleavened bread to remember why they are there and what the week is about, the continual removal of sin from our lives. The Night To Be Observed also remembers the night that Israel crossed the Red Sea all night long. But for New Covenant Christians, it also remembers the fact that Jesus delivered us from Babylonian religion and false doctrine. That was our Egypt. Now we are delivered. If you do not have any true brothers/sisters in Jesus to celebrate this evening with, you can still celebrate and remember this special time with your own private feast and perhaps some worship music. Reading the account of the escape from Egypt would be excellent. Then Rev.18:4. Thank Jesus that He has brought us out of Babylon! I think this deserves a few sips of wine! I won't allow people's legalism and fears get in my way of exercising my liberty and truth and joy in Jesus Christ and His victories for us! A good Christian movie would also be excellent for those observing this night without other people. Perhaps an old "Ten Commandments" movie. Remember that the day after Passover and also the last day of Unleavened Bread are "High Sabbath" days which means no work/school except for food prep, washing dishes & other related activities for the observance. We will be broadcasting live special worship services & sermons on the 1st day and the last day of Unleavened Bread. But we will not broadcast Passover Communion.
Exodus 23:14-19 and Deut. 16:1-17 commands us to observe 3 annual pilgrimages at the Holy day seasons of Passover/Unleavened Bread, Pentecost and Tabernacles. Many people try to claim that we no longer need to do this because there is no longer a temple. But the scriptures are clear that the pilgrimages were commanded even when there was no temple. In fact, the context is also clear that the holy days/feasts should be kept at different locations, not just one. It was wherever "The LORD you God chooses", which is very clear that it wasn't just at the temple every year. God doesn't expect people in South America to travel to Jerusalem every year until Jesus returns, and then we will be required to do so, according to Zech. 14, but right now in our modern age, we are not required to travel yet to Jerusalem, but rather Jesus appoints different locations via the church ministers/pastors. Many people reject the commanded travel because of financial burden. But if we obey God and save our 2nd Tithes, we will have the money to keep the Commandments. Deut. 14:22-29 and Deut. 26 commands us to save our 2nd tithes for the purpose of the 3 annual pilgrimages. The 1st tithe should go to the work of the Kingdom such as ministry & church expenses and bibles & gospel tracts. The 3rd tithe is only every 3rd year out of each 7 year cycle. The 3rd tithe goes into funds to help orphans, widows and ministers. The 2nd tithe is not sent to the church, or other people. But rather the 2nd tithe is saved by each person/family and then used to pay for travel expenses, camping, food & other needs for the Holy Days. If your employment offers "vacation time", you should schedule your vacation time to be at the same time as the annual holy days. If your employment does not offer this benefit, you should still notify your employer in advance that you will be taking these days off of work due to religious holidays. In the USA, it is the law that employers give you time off of work for religious holidays. If you are a hard, dependable worker, your employer is not likely to give you any problems. Most people that fret about this issue, eventually learn that they worried for no reason. The annual commanded pilgrimages are a good reason to live in the same community/town as other true believers. Fellowship is extremely important, and it will be easier to travel only 30 minutes, up to 1/2 hours for the Holy days, rather than having to travel a thousand miles, 3 times per year. Many people try to claim that the holy days & related pilgrimages are no longer valid in the New Covenant time era. But that claim is proven wrong by several facts. The bible never says such. The apostles continued to keep all of the annual holy day & pilgrimages, even decades after the crucifixion. The apostle Paul continued to teach the observance of the holy day feasts. Even after Jesus returns, we will continue to keep the holy days. The bible is clear about all of this. We must push aside the traditional lawless doctrines of Babylonian false religions of mankind and obey Jesus. I Saw The Light Ministries hosts all 3 annual pilgrimages and all other annual holy days. It is not necessary for people in the festival host cities to go camping. Camping in temporary tabernacles (tents) is only required for the Fiesta of Tabernacles is the fall/autumn of the year. Camping is not a requirement of all of the holy days, nor for Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread. But attending all holy day services are required and pilgrimage/travel to the designated holy day host sites is also required if at all possible.
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