Friday, 20 March 2015

Celebrate ... Pesach?

Charitoō


The Jewish feast of Pesach (and the pagan feast of Easter) is coming up soon.

Are we to celebrate this feast?

... and if not, why not?

What ever is the connection between the Grego-roman-european Easter and Pesach?

Good thing you asked!



Let me, first of all, just warn you before you read this post that as the bride of Christ, we are not supposed to celebrate the Jewish feasts - the shadow of what was to come. We have the real Person, shed abroad in our hearts. All the law, the prophets and the other books, including the feasts are fulfilled in Messiah Yah'shua ... we ought to celebrate Him!

Also, as the bride of Christ, why would we celebrate any feast other than Him?


So, we need to refresh our minds when it comes to feasts:

  • Firstly, we are not under the old covenant, but under a new covenant where we are co-heirs of YHVH's kingdom.
  • Secondly, If you are under the law (old covenant) and you keep the law and the feasts, you are to make absolutely sure that you keep it perfectly up to the very last detail ... nothing else is acceptable to God under the old covenant.
  • Thirdly, you need to sieve through all the rabbinical and pagan (khaballah and other influences) additions and corruptions of the feasts since it was given by God and then do it as originally prescribed by the law.
  • Fourthly, there are many pagan threads woven into so-called Christianity that serves mostly the prince of this world and his lusts.
Let's start with easter. The feast of easter [Babylon Mother goddess Eostre (Semiramis)] is essentially a pagan feast celebrating the beginning of spring and fertility (spring solstice) in the northern hemisphere and contains a mixture of christian and (mostly) pagan rituals and beliefs mingled into a concoction that one should rather avoid, even when promoted in the Christian church. Since the time of Roman emperor Constantine in 325 A.D. christian truths have been mixed up into a concoction today celebrated as easter, christmas and other pagan celebrations incorporated by the modern Christian church - it nothing more than a Babylonian (Babylon meaning: confusion by mixture) feast. In 325 AD Constantine in the Council of Nice ordered all Churches to celebrate the resurrection of Christ on a day, by then, already celebrated by the pagans as Easter Sunday. The easter egg was seen by the Babylonians as a symbol of Nimrod Tammuz's rebirth. Interesting, isn't it!

So, celebrating the pagan traditions like fertility rituals of egg hunting, kissing the bunny ass, sunrise services, etc.  does not serve any purpose, except that you are keeping yourself busy with the useless pagan rituals of this world and giving glory where it does not belong.

Did the first century Christians celebrate easter?


Jesus , living under the old covenant, celebrated the Passover as it was expected of Him by the law (Luke 22:14-20) and so that He should fulfill the law. He also provided the explanation of the shadow of Pesach when He applied it to Himself.

Easter-Sunday was not observed by Christians in Asia Minor until the third century. They observed 'Passover' ... more specifically - the Lord's (Jesus') supper.

You can even go and google it yourself!

If you so choose to celebrate the Jewish pesach, prescribed under the law, then be sure to follow God's instructions to the nation of Israel as set out in the precise prescripts of the books of Exodus, Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and other old covenant books. Remember that this should be performed to-the-letter-of-the-law, so to speak, in order to comply.

You will have to start by determining when the 1st of Nisan is and what should be done leading up to the 14th of Nisan. Then, you'd have to do the 8 days of Pesach exactly as prescribed (in fact the 8 days did not originally exist) and pronounce all the right passages of old covenant scripture at the right given moment. You'd also need to find yourself a temple with holy and Most Holy place furnished with the Ark of the Covenant and do the sacrifices exactly as prescribed. Having done this perfectly, you would then be in the fortunate position (gulp!) to pronounce yourself righteous by your own actions. Let's just hope that you didn't leave anything out. And ... Oh, did I mention that you need to be sin-less as well and for this you'll need to get yourself a perfect high priest from the line of Aaron to perform the necessary sacrifices and rituals in the temple.

Here is a timeline for the month of Nisan (coming up) to guide you and get you going:

On a more serious note, though, let's consider the shadow and then look at the only celebration Jesus, Yah'shua, Himself, said we should celebrate as often as we can.

In the old covenant God said to the children of Israel, who constantly forgot and neglected Him for other pagan (dead) gods:
"And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service [referring to Pâsach. Literary meaning work or labour]. And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service [Pâsach]?
That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover [Pâsach], who passed [Pâsach] over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped." Exo 12:25-27  

Pâsach or פָּסַח means to skip, leap or pass over. The pictograph reads: word (mouth) turn fenced. It says: the Word (Jesus) turns to those fenced in by Him ... those fenced in by His Grace are with Him, those who applied (received) His blood on the doorposts of their hearts ... He turns to them so that the angel of death does not come near, those sealed with His blood are protected as He turns to them, those under His wing are fenced by His protection. He is the door to the sheep fold! John 10:7. See the pictograph of Jesus as the Door here and here.

Go and look at the pictograph yourself. It's mind-blowing!

There is only one celebration for new testament followers of Jesus Christ!

He said: 

"Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 

This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me." 1Co 11:24-25
As a law?

No!

As a ritual?

No!

As a tradition?

No!

Presided over by a pastor or priest or some 'church'-official?

No!

With special preparation?

No!

Only after confessing your sins?

No!

At a set time?

No!

Date?

No!

As often as you can. Of your own free will. Whenever you can!

Is now the right time?

Yes! It is communion with Him!

Not Easter.
Not christmas.
Not Pesach.
Not any feast!

Only one. Fulfilled and to be fulfilled:
"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. "Rev 19:7-9

u r blessed!
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