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The Feast of Passover

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Passover not only commemorates the time in which ancient Israel was delivered from bondage in Egypt but it also concerns the death & resurrection of Christ who through the shedding of his blood will preserve his saints from eternal death.

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The Feast of Passover

  1. 1. Passover “Purge out therefore the old leaven, that yemay be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 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.” I Corinthians 5: 7-8
  2. 2. WHAT IS PASSOVER?A holy feast that begins in the first hebrewmonth of Abib lasting for seven days beginningon the 14th day at even until the 21st day atevenAbib falls within the secular months of March &AprilPassover not only commemorates the time inwhich ancient israel was delivered from bondagein Egypt but it also concerns the death &resurrection of christ who through the sheddingof his blood will preserve his saints frometernal death ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. History reveals....The Lord called the children of Israelout of Egypt using great signs andwondersThe greatest of these was the night ofthe PassoverMoses was commanded of God to tellthe children of Israel to take anunblemished male lamb of the firstyear, and to sacrifice it on thefourteenth day at sundownThey were to take the blood of thelamb and mark it upon their door posts ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. History reveals....That night they would eat theroasted flesh of the lamb withunleavened bread and bitter herbs,each of them dressed and preparedwith shoes on their feet and a staffin their handThe destroying angel of the Lordwould pass over, or preserve themwhen he saw the blood, killing thefirst born of every Egyptian The next day Israel left Egypt witha high hand after spoiling them ofgold and precious things ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. History reveals....Pharaoh again hardenedhis heart & pursued Israelthe Lord divided the RedSea and led Israelthrough safely on drygrounda pillar of fire or cloudsseparating the children ofIsrael from the Egyptians. ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Spiritual significanceThe spiritual significance of thePassover is so great that it may beconsidered the greatest feast daythat God has given usChrist the Lamb and Redeemer gaveHis life for us and is our Passover If His word is in our heart, mindand soul, then like the blood ofthe Lamb, it preserves us frometernal death ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Spiritual significance Key symbols Spiritual meaningthe unblemished male lamb of Christ who is without sin isthe first year that god likened unto an unblemishedcommanded ancient israel to lamb who was sacrificed,sacrifice & eat during giving his life for uspassoverPharaoh, The king of egypt, Pharaoh represents satan whothat plagued israel with is also cruel and harsh tocruelty & bondage god’s people,The land of egypt in which Egypt is symbolic of the sinsisrael was captive and pleasures of this world ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Spiritual significance Key symbols Spiritual meaningthe unleavened bread that Unleavened bread representsgod commanded israel to eat christ’s body that is withoutduring passover sin as well as the word of godThe wine (grape juice) The wine (grape juice)presented in communion represents the blood of christ that was shedBitter herbs god commanded Bitter herbs represent theisrael to eat during passover struggles & tribulations that god’s saints will experience in this life ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Spiritual significance Key symbols Spiritual meaningthe unleavened bread that Unleavened bread representsgod commanded israel to eat christ’s body that is withoutduring passover sin as well as the word of godThe wine (grape juice) The wine (grape juice)presented in communion represents the blood of christ that was shedBitter herbs god commanded Bitter herbs represent theisrael to eat during passover struggles & tribulations that god’s saints will experience in this life ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. Spiritual significance Key symbols Spiritual meaningOn the night of the passover the The bible states that our feetchildren of israel were to wear must be shod with theshoes on their feet preparation of the gospel. In other words we must walk in the path of righteousness and follow after ChristThe children of israel were alsoto have staffs in their hands A staff signifies power andduring the night of the passover support. We as human beings are weak but with the word of god we have power to overcome satanBlood on the doorposts during A door is a passage way into apassover so that the destroying home. Spiritually, if weangel would preserve the represent a home, our hearts &firstborn of israel minds represent the passage way that god enters. We receive his blood in our hearts & minds by obeying his word, which will preserve us from eternal death ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. More on unleavened breadDuring the passover we eatunleavened bread for 7 daysUnleavened Bread representsthe word of god as well aschrist’s bodyLeavening represents sinTo eat unleavened bread islikened unto living a lifewithout sinIt also represents us feeding onthe word of god & becoming onewith christ ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. More on the wine (grape juice)During passover we also drink wine (grapejuice) as a part of our communion serviceThe wine represents the blood of christWhen his blood was spilled to the groundall human beings were granted the free giftof grace (see class on grace)The free gift is the resurrection of all men& the opportunity to be saved by Godprovided that you obey his lawsUnfortunately not all people on this earthwill obey the lawsThose that do obey will be given the seal ofgod’s blood & therefore preserved frometernal death ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. How do we celebrate passover Passover is kept for a full 7 days beginning at sundown on the fourteenth day of abib (between the secular months of March & April) the 1st & 7th days are holy days of rest and should be kept like a sabbath All things unlawful to do on a seventh day Sabbath is also unlawful to do on the holy days of Passover We remove all leavening from our homes before sundown of the fourteenth day of Abib We do not eat any food with leavening (e.g yeast, baking soda, baking powder & Baking ammonia) in it for seven days ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. How do we celebrate passover Because the 1st & 7th days of passover are holy, we come together as a group to worship the lord The church is decorated with symbolic colors, red for Christ’s blood, white for righteousness and gold for His word Our ceremony includes songs of praise, prayer by family & offering, hand washing & communion, foot washing as well as testimonies ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Please review the followingscriptures Exodus Ch. 12, 13 & 14 Matthew 26: 17-19 & 26-29 Leviticus 23: 4-8 Isaiah 10: 24-27 Micah 7: 15 Jeremiah 23: 7-8 I Corinthians 5: 7-8 St. John 6: 51-58 ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. Special thanks to....... This presentation was based on the class written by Evelyn Pointer entitled.... “The passover” ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. Questions? For questions regarding this presentation please contact us via email at info@householdofisrael.org or by phone at 219.949.9308 ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved

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