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Passover Remembrance Message

 

*15-21 Nisan 5765 / 24-30 April 2005

 

*The Passover Supper/1st Night of Unleavened Bread is celebrated in the evening of 14 Nisan, which is actually 15 Nisan since according to the Hebrew Calendar, the date changes at Sundown.

 

 

Commemoration of the 1st Resurrection 

18 Nisan 5765/ 3rd Day of the Omer

27 April 2005

 

 

 

Correction:

I Am very sorry to post incorrect information, and I sincerely hope you will forgive my imperfections. If any recipient of my messages discovers where I have stated something in error I truly welcome your comments.

 

Originally I stated that Jesus' death and resurrection took place in 3 AD, but after closer observation 30 AD is much more likely. Since the Jewish dates for those years fell on the same day, along with my hastiness, was the reason for my error. Please note, 15 Nisan 3763/3 April 0003, and 15 Nisan 3790/4 April 0030 were both on a Thursday, and amazingly the Gregorian date was off by only one day.

 

Nevertheless, I Am very certain that 18 Nisan is the Day in which Jesus rose from the grave, and death no longer had power over Him. And to all who call upon the name of the LORD and truly repent of their sin, they have the wonderful opportunity to be born again of His Holy Spirit, and thus receive Eternal Life and a place in the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

Comments

There are many Christians who believe that the Passover is not to be commemorated by the New Testament Church, but I believe they are sincerely wrong. I do not condemn or reject them for their beliefs, but I hope they would grant me the same consideration and be willing to hear my views in Light of the Holy Scriptures.

 

Please prayerfully consider the following passage from the Holy Bible: Philippians 3:13-16: "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 

Let us therefore, as many as be perfect (or mature), be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing."

 

If you read What We Believe, along with my Mission Statement you should see that I Am very devoted to God and that I Am one of His. But as I look back on my life I see that I was led to believe many things about God that just was not true. I was raised as a Roman Catholic, and thankfully I Am able to see the fallacy of that false religion. I was Walking With The Enemy several years ago, but praise God He did not let me remain in the Darkness and He gave me "eyes to see" the Truth.

 

Since I have been Walking in the True Light, God has led me to observe many of the Biblical Holy Days--not out of a strict requirement, but so that I can know and understand Him and His ways more fully. And as a result my love and devotion to the LORD God has grown even stronger.

 

If you read the Passages from the Holy Scriptures regarding *Passover you can see that Jesus kept the Passover before His death, and He asked His disciples to keep it after His death, in remembrance of Him.

 

A question I would like to ask of those who are still not able to see the error and blasphemy behind "The Passion..." of Mel Gibson. Do you think the LORD Jesus would really want us to remember Him by viewing a man-made depiction of the absolutely horrible way He was brutally murdered by the Romans under the prompting of the religious leaders, whereby Gibson and company has attempted to crucify Jesus over and over again, and put Him to open shame, all for the world to see?

 

Or do you think the LORD would want us to have a special meal at the anniversary of His death (15 Nisan) where we speak of His wonderful works and commemorate His ultimate sacrifice when He freely laid down His precious Life for the salvation of all those who would come to Him?

 

Another question: If you had a loved one who died a horribly violent and painful death, and someone had filmed it, would you honestly want to view it and ask others to see it too? I really don't think so.

 

We should commemorate Jesus' death and never forget what the LORD went through to redeem us from sin, death, and the power of Darkness, but our focus should be on His wonderful Life, and the fact that He is no longer on the cross, or in the grave! He is risen! Praise God!

 

Satan knows that there is great significance to keeping the special days that Almighty God has asked His people to remember, which is why the Devil has used the Roman Catholic Church to distort the Truth.

 

The anti-Christ has been at work in this world from the very beginning, and God has said, "IT IS ENOUGH!" It is past Time for God's people to come out of the Darkness of sin and deception and enter into His Light.

 

Most churches are in such disgraceful condition. Many of God's people are walking in Darkness and don't realize it. They don't know where they are going, or where they have been. They call evil good, and good evil; they put Darkness for Light, and Light for Darkness; they put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Just like in Isaiah's day. (See Isaiah 5:20)

 

You may wonder how Christians have gotten into such a terrible state, but God's word always has the answer for those who are willing to hear what He has to say: Matthew 13:25 "But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way."

 

While men slept...Such profound implications. Think about it men! [Just so you know, the word "men" in this passage means mankind, which can refer to male and female. So women are also responsible for this.]

 

"And that, knowing the Time, that now it is high Time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The Night is far spent, the Day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of Darkness, and let us put on the armour of Light." Romans 13:11-12

 

The above passage goes on to describe some of the ways in which God's people have been led into the Darkness, but for those who are not willing to be honest with themselves and especially honest with God they will not see where the Devil has been working in their life.

 

Most Christians don't like to think that they may be under the influence of the Devil, but if you are, and you refuse to face the Truth, you will remain in your sin, but all the while dying inside and not knowing why.

 

"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." I Corinthians 11:28-32

 

I have been accused of being the Judge and jury over God's people, but I Am not. Almighty God is the Supreme Judge, and He is the only One who will determine our eternal destiny. He has just asked me to bring some things to Light before that great and dreadful Day.

 

"Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not: but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the Truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

 

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the Light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." II Corinthians 4:1-4

 

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is under attack like never before. Two of the most blatant attempts to pervert the teachings of Christ, for those who have eyes to see, is through "The Message" of Eugene Peterson, and "The Purpose Driven Life" of Rick Warren. What's so appalling is that they have the support of so many Christian Ministries and individuals.

 

Whether they are direct or indirect supporters of "The Message" of these men, they all will surely be tainted by the Evil One in some way. But those who are purposefully spreading this blasphemous message will be held to an even higher degree of accountability before God.

 

It is high time that God's people renounce the hidden works of Darkness and expose all the ways in which the Wicked One has wormed his way into the Church of the LORD Jesus Christ! Will you defend the Gospel? Or will you just leave it for someone else to do? And worse, will you just pretend that there is not a problem and just let the Devil have his way?

 

God is asking the same question He asked Isaiah: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" (See Isaiah 6:8) Well, I just can't stand by and watch the abuse and misuse of God and His Holy word, and my response is, "Here I Am LORD, send me!" And as long as I have breath, and God gives me the ability, I will speak up for the LORD Jesus Christ.

 

What about you? If you are a true follower of the LORD Jesus Christ, it's the least you can do when you consider all that He has done for you, and not just for you, but for the whole world.

 

Do you truly have a place in the Kingdom of Heaven? If you have envy and strife in your heart, you need to consider who you are walking with. If you engage in promiscuous acts, and then excuse or justify yourself you really need to get before God and genuinely repent. If you hate your brothers and sisters in Christ you need to seriously consider who you are influenced by, because it is certainly not the LORD Jesus Christ!

 

Please prayerfully think about what I have written. It is my sincere hope that you will grow in the knowledge and understanding of Almighty God and His beloved Son, so your love and devotion to them will become stronger every day. As our motto states: "May the LORD God Almighty be beloved in the eyes others because of our Publications."

 

May the Holy One of Israel bless you and your loved ones during this Passover Season; and whether you be a Jew or a Gentile, may you be among those who truly come to know the LORD Jesus Christ, and the Power of His Resurrection! Amen!

 

Sincerely,

C. Read

 

 

*Scriptures regarding Passover  

Exodus Chapters12-13

Leviticus Chapter 23:1-8

Deuteronomy 16:1-8

Matthew Chapters 26-28

Mark Chapters 14-16

Luke Chapters 22-24

John Chapters 12-14

*Key New Testament Verses:  

Matthew 26:17-30

Mark 14:12-26

Luke 22:1-39

John 13:1-30

I Corinthians 5:7-8

I Corinthians 11:23-32

   

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