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Pesach 2018 begins Shabbat, March 31st through Friday, April 6th, 2018

Pesach, Festival of Freedom, an Eternal Decree
Exodus 6:2-8, the promise of deliverance

God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am ADONAI. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as El Shaddai. Yet by My Name, ADONAI, did I not make Myself known to them? I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage where they journeyed. Furthermore, I have heard the groaning of Bnei-Yisrael, whom the Egyptians are keeping in bondage. So I have remembered My covenant. Therefore say to Bnei-Yisrael: I am ADONAI, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will deliver you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you to Myself as a people, and I will be your God. You will know that I am ADONAI your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. So I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, and give it to you as an inheritance. I am ADONAI.” TLV Version

Exodus 7:14 – 10:29, the first nine plagues

Blood, Frogs, Lice, Swarm of Wild Beasts, Epidemic, Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness

Exodus 12:12-13, the tenth and final plague – the plague of the firstborn, and the judgement of Egypt’s gods

ADONAI said to Moses and Aaron… “For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night and strike down every firstborn, both men and animals, and I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt. I am ADONAI. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. So there will be no plague among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. TLV Version

Exodus 12:21-24, the “Pass Over” sacrifice

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go, select lambs for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. You are to take a bundle of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and apply it to the crossbeam and two doorposts with the blood from the basin. None of you may go out the door of his house until morning. ADONAI will pass through to strike down the Egyptians, but when He sees the blood on the crossbeam and the two doorposts, ADONAI will pass over that door, and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you down. Also you are to observe this event as an eternal ordinance, for you and your children. ” TLV Version

Exodus 12:51, liberation from Egypt

It was on that very day that ADONAI brought Bnei-Yisrael out of the land of Egypt as armies. TLV Version


We consider the meaning of Passover

Gospel of John 1:29 The next day, John sees Yeshua coming to him and says, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

On the very day that Passover is celebrated, the 14th day of Nisan in the year 32 CE, Yeshua was crucified.

Isaiah 53:5-6  But he was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities. The chastisement for our shalom was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. We all like sheep have gone astray. Each of us turned to his own way. So ADONAI has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Revelation 13:8 talks about the slain Lamb, from the foundation of the world.

Zechariah 12:10-11 “Then I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication, when they will look toward Me whom they pierced. They will mourn for him as one mourns for an only son and grieve bitterly for him, as one grieves for a firstborn. ”

Zechariah 13:7 ” Strike the shepherd and the sheep will be ¬†scattered.”

Luke 22:19-20 And when He had taken matzah and offered the bracha, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body, given for you. Do this in memory of Me.” In the same way, He took the cup after the meal, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.”

Hebrews 9:12 He entered into the Holies once for all — not by the blood of goats and calves but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.”

1 Peter 1:1 “…chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, set apart by the Ruach for obedience and for the sprinkling with the blood of Yeshua the Messiah”

The Name of God

Exodus 3:13

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to Bnei-Yisrael and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is His Name?’ What should I say to them?”


God answered Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” Then He said, “You are to say to Bnei-Yisrael, ‘I AM’ has sent me to you.” God also said Moses: “You are to say to Bnei-Yisrael, ADONAI, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and the Name by which I should be remembered from generation to generation.

Exodus 3:15