God's Instructions For Adonai's Passover
Where is Yeshua in the Passover
Passover this year is on the evening of April 15, 2022. That evening at twilight is the Passover Seder it also kicks off the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Saturday Adonai Commands us to celebrate these feast days.
Exodus 12 has most of our instructions for Passover. The Jews have established traditions for Adonai's Passover Feast. We will first go over what God has instructed us to do for Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, All commanded feast by Adonai.
What Does God Say about Passover?
Exodus 12:2–4 (NASB95PARA)2 “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you. 3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a lamb for each household. 4 ‘Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb.
The first thing we want to notice in the scripture above is when are we to observe the Passover Feast. The month of Aviv is the first month of the biblical year. Israel today calls it the month of Nissan. Then God commands Moses to speak to the whole congregation of Israel. Remember we as believers are the Congregation Israel all who believe in Messiah Yeshua are the congregation of Israel we do not replace Israel we are grafted into Israel. Every family was to take a Lamb and God even made provision for small families.
Exodus 12:5–6 (NASB95)5 Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight.
The lamb we pick must be without spot or blemish than at twilight the whole congregation is to kill their lamb. They are to take the blood of the lamb and paint it on their doorpost.
Exodus 12:7 (NASB95)7 Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
How is this meat supposed to be cooked? Over Fire!
Exodus 12:8–9 (NASB95)8 They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 9 Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with its entrails.
They were to eat the whole lamb with unleavened bread and bitter herb They were not to leave any meat till morning if they couldn't eat it all they where to burn it completely! God even tells them how to eat this meal dressed and ready to go at a moment's notice.
Exodus 12:11 (NASB95)11 Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is the LORD’S Passover.
Notice that it didn't say the Jewish Passover. It say's the LORDS Passover. As believers, we need to stop separating ourselves from Adonai. When a child is adopted he participates in the family feasts he is not separated from his adopted family. He takes their name he learns the rules of his new family. When you give your life over to Messiah and receive Him as your Lord Savior you no longer belong to the World. You are now part of the family of God. So when Abba's Father says we are going to have a feast every year we have a feast.
Now why did God command them to put the blood on the doorpost
Exodus 12:12–13 (NASB95)12 ‘For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the LORD. 13 The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
Interesting that we see that applying the blood of a lamb on the doorpost of their house saved the firstborn from the plague of death. Yeshua's blood saves us from the plague of everlasting death. We are saved by the blood of the Lamb of God. Whom is the firstborn of God Yeshua has taken our place. We have been delivered from sin from the bondage of Egypt we are no longer enslaved by sin. We have been set free whom the Son has set free is free indeed. We have everlasting Life. So when we celebrate Adonai Passover we already have the blood of the Lamb over the doorpost of our heart.
Feast of Unleavened Bread
Exodus 12:14–15 (NASB95)14 ‘Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance. 15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses; for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.
Let's have a closer look at the scripture above. "Feast of Unleavened Bread" is seven days long and begins the night of Passover. Passover is at twilight and the Feast of Unleavened Bread starts at Sundown. A Biblical day is from sundown to sundown. God says that this "Feast of Unleavened Bread" is to be a memorial and we are to celebrate forever. When Yeshua Returns we will celebrate the "Feast of Unleavened Bread"
The First thing we are commanded to do is eat. What we to eat unleavened bread and we are commanded not to eat bread that has been leavened. Basically, leaven is the stuff that puffs up the bread. Galatians 5:9 (NASB95)9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.
So on the first day, we are to remove all the leaven from our houses. Families all over the world clean their houses to make sure on this day there is no leaven in their homes. Then God says that whoever eats anything with leaven they will be cut off from Israel. So I believe God is very serious about this feast. Remember we don't have to celebrate Passover to be saved. Works cannot save up We have been saved by grace through faith in Yeshua Messiah. So why should we celebrate Passover.. Feast of Unleavened Bread and First Fruits? Because we love Yeshua and want to Obey Him.
Exodus 12:16 (NASB95)16 On the first day you shall have a holy assembly and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you.
Here we see that we are to have a holy assembly on the first and the seventh day. On both Days there is to be no work except for preparing food.
When we read further down in Exodus 12 God repeats His instructions for Passover and Unleavened Bread and that it is an eternal ordinance. This is not a Jewish Feast it is a Feast of Adonai. It is for everyone who believes in the one and only true Savior of the World Yeshua the Messiah.