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Passover Remembrance Message

First & Last Day

 of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Initial Post: 15 Nisan 5772 / 6 April 2012 

Update: 13 April 2012 / 21 Nisan 5772 / 6th Day of the Omer

Today is the Last Day of The Feast, and is meaningless to most people; and it brings me great sadness when I see that some of my children who I raised up to honor God's Holy Days has little respect for them.

It doesn't help that most "Christian" leaders have taught that "Passover is a Jewish Feast and NOT a Christian celebration," but the LORD Jesus, who was Jewish, celebrated Passover! The "LORD'S Supper" was the last Passover that Jesus shared with His disciples before He was killed!

It was during the Passover, not "Good Friday" when the Jewish leaders persuaded the Romans to crucify the LORD. The Resurrection of Jesus took place three days after Passover, but most Christians commemorate this momentous event on some arbitrary day of men's choosing.

So many "traditions" that were ordained by the Roman Catholic Church, and later adopted by Protestant and non-Protestant churches alike, totally contradict God's Word, but they are practiced anyways!

Keeping the "tradition of men," rather than keeping the Word of God, takes precedence among many of God's people, as it was in Jesus' day, and that is such a sad commentary for the present day Church!

People have just "forgotten God," and they leave Him out of their lives! Yes, they gather together in churches, and sing and talk about Jesus, and even "profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him."

They turn a blind eye to the error and wrong doing that is taking place all around them, but to deny the Truth of God's Word in order to believe the lies of the Devil is a dangerous place to be in this Age of Apostasy!

John 4:23-24 "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth."

Please consider these passages from God's Word, as it is only by God, that we have "understanding in all things" so that we "might understand the Scriptures" and truly know and love our Father in Heaven. "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

1 Corinthians 11:17-34 "Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the LORD'S supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not?

What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the LORD that which also I delivered unto you, That the LORD Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.

After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the New Testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the LORD'S death till He come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the LORD, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the LORD.

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the LORD'S body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the LORD, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation.

And the rest will I set in order when I come."

The LORD God will surely set all things in order at the Final Judgment, and the most important thing we must consider is what will God say to us on that Day? Will it be, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant!" or will it be, "I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity."?

2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the LORD shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: Even Him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

Jesus Christ had warned His disciples about a Time of great deception, and only those who truly love the Truth can be saved from the Enemy who has distorted God's Word in order to destroy the unsuspecting soul.

Almighty God is holding back the Evil One from taking over completely, and one Great and Dreadful Day he will be exposed for who he really is, along with all those who were taken in by his "signs and lying wonders" that are being propagated by deceived and wicked men.

2 John 1:7-11 "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an anti-Christ.

Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."

God's people desperately need to call upon the name of the LORD from a sincere and repentant heart, and truly be led by the Holy Spirit, without which they will be "ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth," or hear what God is saying in these Final Days.

Sin is rampant in the churches of God, and is condoned by God's people, to their utter shame! Sin is the Doorway into the Darkness, and only by walking in the "True Light" can you find your way out.

I Am pleading with those who have an arrogant and cavalier attitude toward sin, and toward those who are of the Truth! Repent and turn away from sin, and those who lead you to it, before it is too late!

However, if you take more "pleasure in unrighteousness" rather than in serving the living God, He will allow you to continue in the sin that has darkened your eyes, until that Great and Dreadful Day of the LORD, when your sins will be exposed for all the world to see! And should you stand before God, condemned, there will be no turning back then...

Scriptures References

Mark 14:12 "And the First Day of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover, His disciples said unto Him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the Passover?"

2 Timothy 2:7 "Consider what I say; and the LORD give thee understanding in all things."

Luke 24:45 "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures,"

Deuteronomy 32:18 "Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee."

2 Timothy 3:7 "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth."

Titus 1:16 "They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."

Colossians 2:8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."

Luke 11:28 "But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it."

Matthew 16:21 "From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto His disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day."

Luke 16:31 "And He said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."

John 19:1-7 "Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged Him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote Him with their hands.

Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring Him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in Him.

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify Him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye Him, and crucify Him: for I find no fault in Him.

The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God."

Acts 3:13-15 "The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified His Son Jesus; Whom ye delivered up, and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed the Prince of life, Whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses."

1 Corinthians 15:3 "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures;"

2 Corinthians 5:15 "And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again."

1 John 3:7-11 "Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous."

2 Timothy 3:12-17 "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of Whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

All Scripture given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the Name of the LORD Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."

2 Peter 2:9 "The LORD knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the Day of Judgment to be punished:"

Matthew 13:43 "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."

John 3:5-8 "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." 

Revelation 2:11 "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death."

Malachi 4:1-6 "For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the Day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

But unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the Day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the Great and Dreadful Day of the LORD: And He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."

May these sayings "sink down into your ears" and it is my sincere prayer that God will give you knowledge and understanding so that you may know the only True God, and Jesus Christ whom He hast sent! After all:

   

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