14 Nisan 5774 / 14 April 2014 / Eve of Passover
I would like to share the following message
that was sent to me from a fellow believer in
May you have a very blessed Passover!
Get close for Passover!
Corinthians 5:7-8 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new
lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was
sacrificed for us.
let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and
wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Thousands of people all over the world celebrate Pesach (Passover) tonight,
commemorating the day the Angel of Death passed over the Israelite slaves in
Egypt, sparing their firstborn because the blood of a lamb was applied on their
Many believers in
Yeshua (Jesus) also recognize this as the day that Messiah was crucified,
offering Himself as the perfect Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the
world, which reconciled man to His Maker, and restored them to close
The word for sacrifice
in Hebrew is "korban"; its root coming from the word "karov" which means
closeness, or relative. So the word itself is an expression of what it produces;
closeness...between man and God.
Since the fall of
mankind, sacrifice has been a way in which God expresses love for man and man
expresses love for God, bringing the two closer in relationship.
Passover is a yearly
reminder of the sacrifice of Messiah, provided for every person who desires to
be close to God. He longs for intimate relationship with us. His Korban is our
way of approach to be near to Him...as near as we choose to be.
We who love Him might
take the time this Passover season for offering spiritual sacrifices and drawing
near to our Lord Yeshua. He opened the way as our "korban" because He loves it
when we do.
Your family in the Lord with much agape love,
George, Baht Rivka,
Elianna & Obadiah
Negev Desert, Israel