THE DELIGHT OF PESACH

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The definition

Pasach – “to pass over” or “to skip over” (Shemot/Ex 12:13)
Background of a devastating destruction (firstborn sons of Mitzraim/Egypt)
Demonstration of Yahweh’s undeserved favour

The day

The 14th day of the month of Aviv/Month of the green ears of barley (Shemot/Ex 12:2-6)
Between the evenings
Different day of the week, every year

The deliverance

The bitter herbs (Shemot/Ex 12:8 – only Yahweh brings meaning within our bitterness)
The unleavened bread (“impoverished bread” – reminder of our own spiritual poverty)
The (four) cups of deliverance (four actions of Shemot/Ex 6:6-7)

The difference

Not Easter, but Pesach (no “Easter” in the entire Scriptures – not even Acts 12:3-4)
Focus on death of the firstborn, not resurrection
Firstfruit, not part, but result of Pesach (Wayikkra/Lev 23:10-11 – see 1 Cor 15:20-23)

The detail

Midnight (Ex 11:4; 12:29) – growing and lessening of darkness (before and after)
One year old lamb (Ex 12:5) – the unity that is brought about by Pesach
They left Mitzraim in great haste (Ex 12:11) – Once you can see, don’t drag your feet!

The depth

Pesach shows: despite the reality of death, there is the miracle of life (Rom 6:23)
Combination of 2 aspects – blood of unblemished lamb and death of the firstborn
How deep should we dig during Pesach and Unleavened Bread? Start off by doing …

The delight

The delight of forgiveness (Mat 26:26-28)
The delight of being both followers and partakers of Y’shua (John 13:14-15)
The delight of an expectation that is unheard of in this world (1 Pet 1:18-25)

1 Cor 5:7-8 Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you
are a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Messiah our Passover was offered for us. So then let us observe the festival, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

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