PASSOVER 2020 begins Wednesday, April 8 at sunset & ends Thursday, April 16 at nightfall
Passover week: Christ triumphal entry is on Nisan 10, Christ is killed on Nisan 14, then 3 day's later He's is resurrected.
Lev 23: (to shorten post I paraphrased vs 1-5)
1 the LORD spake to Moses & Aaron in Egypt, saying,
2 The month of Nisan shall be the 1st month of the year to you.
3 On the 10th day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb:
(NOTE: The passover lamb is chosen on Nisan 10)
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish:
(NOTE: Jesus was sinless 2 Cor 5:21, Heb 4:15, 1 Jn 3:5 1 Pet 1:19, 1 Pet 2:22)
6 ye shall keep it up until the 14th day of the same month & kill it in the evening.
(NOTE The Passover lamb is to be killed on Nisan 14. Jesus approximate Nisan 14 timeline: Day begins at sundown. Jesus eats his last supper with his 12 chosen (7-9pm). They go the Garden of Gethsemane & Jesus prays (9pm -midnight) He is arrested (midnight) the Priests accuse, abuse & condemn Him (midnight-6am). He's taken to Pilate questioned, abused, scourged & sentenced to death (6am til 8am). Nailed to the cross (9am) suffers til & dies at (3pm) all on Nisan 14.)
7 the 1st day will be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
(NOTE: Holy convocation: Hebrew: holy = set apart/sanctified/called out. H6942 - qadash - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon (NASB). Hebrew: convocation = rehearsal/recital. H4744 מקרא - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon. Holy convocation - A set apart rehearsal. Yearly for aprox 1500 yrs the Nation of Israel rehearsed Messiah's coming sin payment death)
1 Cor 5:7 (C) For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
(NOTE: Christ is our Passover Lamb)
Ex 12:43-48. No foreigners, servants, sojourners or strangers could partake in the in the Passover meal unless they were circumcised. (Also see Gen 17:7-14)
(NOTE: Only people under the covenant of circumcision were allowed to eat the Passover meal)
1 Cor 11:27 Who ever eats this bread, & drinks this cup of the Lord, unworthily, will be guilty of the body & blood of the Lord
(NOTE: I've seen many people/teachers/preachers tie/force sin into this verse. Jesus who gave the ordinance, PAID, for the believers sins. This verse is warning NON-believers/anyone that hasn't been sealed with Christ New covenant indwelling Holy Spirit . Uncircumcised were forbidden to partake in the OT & NON-believers are not to partake in this NT ordinance)
Ex 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
(NOTE: This day shall be MEMORIAL = a reminder/record or chronicle of redemption)
1 Cor 11:24 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. 25 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
(NOTE: Do this in REMEMBRANCE of Me & My: Finished sin redemptive work)
Passover & The Lords Supper are God given ordinance's = Decree/laws given as as memorial/remembrance, of REDEMPTION! (Also see Ex 12:26,27 & Vrs:42-49)
For Jews, deliverance from slavery & 10th plague/angel of death. For Christians deliverance from sin & death
Like Passover the Last Supper ended with the singing Hallel hymns (Ps 113-118 - Mat 26:30 & Mk 14:26)
Jn 6:53-58 Speaks to the importance of our partaking
As to how often: I believe Acts 20:7 suggest weekly, as does Lev 24:9 & 1 Chron 9:32.
Christ death shadows Temple tradition:
At 9am on Nisan 14 the Temple Priest tied the lamb to a stake to be sacrificed. The Priest then blows the shofar (rams horn/trump). So all the people knew the chosen lamb is prepared to be sacrificed.
Early Nisan 14 God's sinless Lamb/Christ was carrying his cross, marching up the hill to Calvary. At 9am (Mk 15:25) on Nisan 14 Jesus the Lamb of God is tied and nailed to the cross.
At 3pm on Nisan 14 the Temple Priest brings a sharp knife and kills the sinless lamb. The Priest then blows the shofar (rams horn/trump). So, all the people know the passover lamb as been sacrificed/killed.
At 3pm (Mk 15:33) on Nisan 14 Jesus Christ hears the Temple trump and in a loud voice (Jn 19:28 & 30) Jesus proclaims: tetelestai/It is FINISHED/Paid in Full & dies. tetelestai/also an accounting term meaning Completed/Paid in Full.
Final Passover parsing, High Day:
John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
(NOTE: Jesus is taken to the Roman/gentile Hall of Judgment on Passover/Nisan 14 (the day the lamb was killed). Before the Passover/Seder Meal was to be eaten on Nisan 15)
John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
(NOTE: Vs 31, For that sabbath was "AN HIGH DAY". Although treated as a Sabbath, a High Day is not necessarily the 7th day of the week. High Day - 6 of the 7 possible days Nisan 15 falls on are High (sabbath) Days. A High Sabbath is the 1st day of the 7 day Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Jesus died on Passover/Nisan 14. EVERY Nisan 14 is always a DAY OF PREPATATION, for the Seder meal eaten on Nisan 15/always treated as a Sabbath ever when it doesn't fall on day 7. Jesus was removed from the cross on Nisan 14/day of preparation before sunset 6-7pm).
Nisan 14 Passover (day of preparation) began, Wed evening 7p til 7a.
Nisan 14 Thur morning 7a til 7p: 9a nailed to the Cross & 3pm Jesus dies/He is immediately in the spirit realm = day 1 in the belly of the earth
Nisan 15 Thurs (high Sabbath) evening 7p til 7a: Jesus is in the grave = 12 hrs night 1
Nisan 15 Fri (high Sabbath) morning 7a til 7p: = 12 hrs day 2
Nisan 16 Fri evening (Sabbath) 7p til 7a: = 12 hrs night 2
Nisan 16 Sat morning (Sabbath) 7a til 7p: = 12 hrs day 3
Nisan 17 Sat evening 7p til 7a: (1st day of the week) any amount of time after 7p before 7a = night 3 (Resurrection Day)
Nisan 17 Sun morning 7a til 7p: Disciples encounter risen Jesus Matt 28:1-10.
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