THE MYSTERY OF BEING HELD TOGETHER

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This is the day when God is unearthing treasures previously kept in darkness and uncovering hidden wealth previously kept in secret places. “I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze, and cut through the iron bars. I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden wealth of secret places, in order that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name” (Isaiah 45:2-3). The Lord our God is unlocking the chambers of His vast treasure house, which speak of mysteries that have been in His heart for eternity. He’s opening the heights of the heavens and the depths of the earth.

One of these treasures of the deep is the understanding of the Biblical concepts associated with copper. Although my New American Standard Bible uses the word “bronze,” in Hebrew it actually means copper.

It is significant that copper is the most conductive material on earth next to silver due to it having a free electron in its outer electron ring. Copper’s free electron exchanges freely with other conductive elements. In this study, we will see how believers should naturally have a part of them that freely exchanges with other conductive materials — those made in God’s image — for that is what our heavenly Father does. We are to be wise, yet be as pure, transparent, vulnerable, sincere, and genuine as possible with others around us.

One way we line up with Yeshua (Jesus) is to function the way he has designed the Body to work. All the pegs around the court and in the tabernacle itself were made of “bronze” (Exodus 27:19, Exodus 38:20). A peg is a small, pointed or tapered piece used to pin down or fasten things. This means that the only things that held the wilderness tabernacle and its court together were these bronze pegs.

Every single member of Yeshua’s Body is held together through the perfect bond of unity love (Colossians 3:14), which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Each member of the Christ’s Body is not only necessary, but valuable. Believers in Yeshua Ha Machiach must personally be in relationship with God and each other to properly function as His body. “Let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly.] Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its function], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love” (Ephesians 4:15-16 Amplified).

~ Robin Main

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STARRY PROMISE TO ABRAHAM

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Now is the day when the promise of the stars to Abraham will be fulfilled:

“Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: ‘By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son — blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.’ ” (Genesis 22:15-18 NKJV).

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WORD WARRIORS TURNING ANTICHRIST’S PRANK ON ITS HEAD

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The majority of people alive today don’t remember Easter taking place on April Fool’s Day, because you have to go back more than 60 years to 1956 to find when it previously happened. In the twentieth century, Easter fell on April 1 only four times – 1923, 1934, 1945 and 1956; and it won’t happen again until 2029. When something happens so infrequent, there’s usually a message in it. So, I sought the Lord and heard: The Antichrist’s prank is being turned on its head by His Word Warriors.

Did you know that the kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek are Word Warriors? That’s right! The word “order” in the Order of Melchizedek shares the same Hebrew root as davar, which primarily means “word.” Each king and priest of the Order of Melchizedek are leading their own inner fire bride forth. In her fullness, the Bride of the Messiah will resonate at the exact same frequency as the Word of God Himself (Revelation 19:13).

The Anti-Messiah and its associated spirit (in other words the Antichrist) does the opposite. It is the spirit of the Antichrist, which intends first to change God’s appointed times and then His laws. “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws” (Daniel 7:25). This can be called an Antichrist’s prank on God’s people. Changing biblical time-keeping has caused God’s people to modify some of what needed to be kept in God’s Word—like the Essential Commandments for All Believers.

Christianity’s first move in the direction away from the biblical calendar happened in the second century. It began with a slight compromise to Passover, where the nearest Sunday was chosen to mark the day of Christ’s resurrection, rather than starting with the beginning of the Passover season on the fourteenth of Nisan; and then, celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Bikkurim (The Feast of First Fruits detailed in Leviticus 23:9-14).

Bikkurim was the actual day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, which literally was a biblical feast day. Know that Word Warriors will restore this significant detail of resurrection. Please understand that the Hebrew term “bikkurim” and related terms for the “first fruits” derive from the same Hebrew root as “bekhor” – firstborn. As in Romans 8:29 NASB – “to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the FIRSTBORN among many brethren.”

It’s not a coincidence that April Fool’s Day, celebrated on April 1, has existed in some form since the ancient Romans. The ancient Romans are also largely responsible for the change in biblical time keeping. To be fair, the Greeks had their thumbs in the time changing pie too. Do your research. Check out Julius Caesar’s establishment of the Julian Year. Check out Constantine and the Council of Nicaea.

Let’s return to focus on the Antichrist’s prank that Word Warriors will turn on its head. It’s extremely interesting that God’s biblical calendar will not support a pagan-mixed holiday like Easter or Christmas. When you check out how hilariously absurd the history of the Institutional Church support of Easter has been, you can get what an April Fool’s Day joke or Antichrist’s prank it has been. The following is from my book SANTA-TIZING with some slight modifications:

The church in Constantine’s day, and after, had a problem with the date of Easter, due to their changing God’s set times and ways. In Constantine’s effort to unify a divided empire, he forced the bishops at Nicaea to resolve the Asian church difference in Easter from the Roman-African church, by declaring the Quartodeciman practice of the Asian church heretical. Quartodeciman meant the “fourteenth day.” The Asian church did as Jesus and His first-century believers, as defined in the Bible. They celebrated God’s holy feast called Passover on the fourteenth day of Nisan, followed by the Feast of First Fruits. The Feast of First Fruits was encompassed by the Festival of Unleavened Bread, celebrated on the fifteenth through twenty-first days of Nisan, as prescribed by the Lord Himself and fulfilled in Christ. Constantine’s practice of setting up a difference-obliterating universalism that swallowed up all religious distinctiveness in a triumphant Christianity sided with the Roman-African practice of choosing the closest Sunday to the first full-moon after the spring equinox as the day all Christian communities should celebrate Easter.

Thus, Constantine and his compromising cohorts led the movement that no longer looked to Scripture as the last word. This was later affirmed by Pope Paul III, when his council stipulated that Scripture be understood in light of tradition.

When Constantine’s Nicene Council declared the Quartodeciman practice heretical, they came against what God prescribed as perpetual in His eternal Word. The exact date that God established His Passover Feast was tweaked by the church. Now, to come up with the universal time for Easter, Constantine turned to the wise men of Alexandria, Egypt, to compute Easter and inform the rest of the world of its given time. Alexandria was the center of mathematical learning in the Hellenistic world, which was the same cultural influence being propagated by Antiochus Epiphanes IV.

Heilbron’s excellent book entitled The Sun in the Church informs us: “The Romans began with a calendar that tried to respect both sun and moon, But the arithmetic and the politics of intercalation became so entangled that Julius Caesar had to make the year now called 44 B.C. 445 days long to restore the spring equinox to its traditional [Roman] calendar date of 25 March. He decided to keep it there by detaching the lengths of the months from the motions of the moon.” Remember, that a spirit of Antichrist, made manifest through people, will aim to first alter God’s times and then His law. Gentiles (i.e., the nations) may not like it, but the key to God’s time(s) was given to the Hebrews, and even then, they had to take their cues solely from Him. The Lord instructed His people to begin a month by sighting the new moon at dusk, which could not be predicted far in advance. The rulers of the Jewish people—the Sanhedrin of Jerusalem—appointed an official sighting committee to determine the onset of the month via the astronomical moon. So, the Hebrews followed God’s instructions by employing the moon to specify the times of civil and religious transactions. God’s people had to rely on Him by looking up at His dusky sky to see the sign of His time. The Romans, after Caesar, picked the sun to specify civil and religious time. The Christians mixed the two, compromising between Jewish and Gentile practices of using the moon and the sun to specify a calendar year.

Notably, there is an eleven-day difference between the solar and lunar year. The number eleven in Scripture is said to represent disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration. The “eleventh hour” in Scripture (Matt. 20:6, 9) is proverbial as being contrary both to what is right in order and what is right in arrangement. I believe this reveals that orderly time can only be done God’s way. When God made everything on earth according to measure and number, He purposely chose difficult ones for astronomy. “He assigned 29.53059 days for the moon to fulfill its phases, and 365.2422 days for the sun to run from one vernal equinox to the next.” Perhaps. Just perhaps. God wants us dependent upon Him to get our time and timing, not on man-made formulas. Time is in perpetual motion. However, the days are distributed among the months, they will never sum to a year. Can you say, “We are dependent on God to show us His time?”

To keep the vernal equinox on, or as close to 25 March as possible, Caesar also brought an Alexandian astronomer named Sosigenes to Rome. Recall that Alexandria was the center of mathematical learning in the Hellenistic world. Sosigenes brilliantly came up with the formula for the Julian year, which gave a year 326.25 days. Sosigenes set a year at 365 days, with every fourth year containing 366 days, so the vernal equinox would stay put in the calendar. This Julius Caesar practice of setting a year was so good that we still use the Julian year model in America today. But, was it good enough? Sosigenes made the year too long by about eleven minutes. Eleven minutes? Yes, eleven minutes. A Roman year, set according to the dictates of Julius Caesar, is eleven minutes too long. And a solar year is eleven days too long.

The Roman Catholic Church gave the greatest amount of money to the study of astronomy for six centuries during the late Middle Ages into the Enlightenment, not because of its love for science, but because the date of Easter throughout the ages was very screwed up. Let go into greater depth by diving into how man’s establishment of Christ’s resurrection, on the basis of the pagan holiday of Easter, resulted in disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration.

The church insisted on celebrating Easter on a Sunday close to the first full moon of spring. By the way, “there is a hint of the anti-Jewish spirit of the Nicene fathers in their ban of the celebration of Easter in the same week as Passover.” By the twelfth century, the date of Easter was no longer in harmony with the heavens, which destroyed the image of the miracle of the solar eclipse at the crucifixion.

As time rolled on, the errors in the reckoning of Easter compounded. In 1276, man’s computations for setting Easter displayed its incompetence to the entire world by erring by a whole month. The calculated Easter differed from the set date by eight days in 1345, a month in 1356, five weeks in 1424, and one week off in 1433 and 1437. “The professional astronomers then took the matter in hand, calculating not from average, but from real moons.” The church tried to square its year with the astronomy of the sun, and its Easter to the moon in 1511; but to no avail. Martin Luther recommended that the problem be dissolved by nailing Easter in the calendar like Christmas. When the Catholic-Protestant split happened to the church, they each followed different calendars. During the seventeenth century, correspondence between Europeans usually bore two dates, for example, “10/20 January.” The Catholic Easter had coincided with the Anglican Easter less than half the time (thirty-six years out of eighty), despite placing both of their vernal equinox on the same day of 21 March. In the seventeenth century, the Catholic Easter preceded the Anglican one by one week twenty-six times, by four weeks five times, and by five weeks thirteen times. This sounds like an acute case of disorder to me. All mathematicians knew that the discrepancies would only grow worse in the eighteenth century. The civil calendars would diverge by eleven, count them, eleven days rather than ten, owing to the Gregorian suppression of the Julian leap day of 1700. The religious calendars of the church were moving further and further out of step, which is a progressive phenomenon that happens when man makes calculation errors. In hindsight, we could say that when the church chose to run itself according to an earthly kingdom rather than God’s kingdom, it made a calculated error. “Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net, and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them” (Ecclesiastes. 9:12 NASB).

It’s time!!! It’s time for God’s Word Warriors to turn the Antichrist’s prank of changing God’s appointed times and then His laws on its head. Kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek know that biblical time-keeping and biblical feasts are vital ingredients to the restoration of all things.

 

~ Robin Main

Excerpt from SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up, Chapter 4 – Age-Old Foundation, Greco-Roman Marks on Time, p. 97-100. Footnote provided in the book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

 

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THE MESSIAH’S PASSOVER

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Let the enormity of this mystery sink in. Yeshua (Jesus) not only celebrated Passover every year that he was on earth, but He became our Passover: “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. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with the old leaven . . . but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Corinthians 5:7-8 NKJV).

Notice the significant and direct reference of the Lord’s Feast of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) in Paul’s exhortation to keep this Biblical Spring Feast with the bread of sincerity and truth.

What society calls the Jewish feasts, God calls “the feasts of the Lord,” and significantly He emphasizes: “they are My feasts” (Leviticus 23:2). They have been called the Jewish feasts because remnants of Jewish people have faithfully rehearsed the feasts of the Lord since they have been instituted. All believers of the first century celebrated the feasts of the Lord. It is the “Christian” church’s primordial practice.

The Lord Jesus Christ and the early church continued to observe the rituals and feasts articulated in the Word of God, because they understood that they portrayed the Messiah. Not only that, but they knew when believers sincerely connect to any Biblical Feast, they were/are answering the Lord’s summoning call to gather as one at a particular time in a particular place in order to become betrothed.

On a mystical level, a Passover Seder is not only a historical rehearsal of the Jewish nation getting delivered from Egyptian slavery and Yeshua’s death on the cross, it’s also setting us free to become married in oneness to the Messiah… or in other words, it’s the Mature Head of the Messiah (Yeshua) connecting to His Mature Body. It’s not enough to see truth. We must become it.

Passover is one of the nine Biblical Feasts that serve that purpose. “Just as the Spirit of the Living God has seven flows that manifests in nine fruits and gifts, so do the Feasts of the Lord.” This is the one-liner that LOVE has given me about the Feasts of YHVH in His Kingdom. For more about this subject, check out => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/…/feast-of-…/.

The observances of Biblical Feasts in the first century were not done for righteousness’ sake, for the early church embraced Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross, as the only way in which they could obtain their right standing in and before God.

We must understand that our heavenly Father’s timetable is laid out in the Bible according to His calendar, and its time and seasons always point to the Messiah. As God’s people, we should be pointing to the Messiah too. So, returning to this age-old foundation of biblical time-keeping should be an instinctive process for believers. The Sabbath sets His people’s weeks. The New Moon sets their months. The feasts of the Lord set their years (Isaiah 29:1).

Every player in a game of sports plays by the same rules (2 Timothy 2:5). We just need to understand that in the spiritual realm, it’s God’s rules by which everyone plays, including the devil. Time is one of the closest things we have on earth to the spiritual realm. When God created weeks, months, and years, He gave them as gifts to mankind. His measurements of time help us understand where we are in the process of life. Life is progressive. These measurements of time are not there to make us feel bad or condemned. They simply help us make sure that we are not stagnant or stunted. As time goes by, we see our children growing up, and we periodically ask ourselves: Am I better than I was a year ago? Time helps us see if our growth is heading in the proper direction — maturity. Ultimately, our goal is to become part of the Full-Age One New Man in the Messiah – Metatron.

In this Kingdom Day, the kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek will restore all things, including Biblical time-keeping, Biblical Feasts and the resurrection => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/…/melchized…/

Give em heaven!!!
~ Robin Main

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• GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATING PASSOVER => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/general-guidelines-for-celebrating-passover/

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SIMPLEST PASSOVER EVER

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Trying something different this year. I am laying down any preconceived notions, and simply seeking Him about what our present day reality is for Passover. Prepare my heart, LOVE, to enter into Your Feast of Passover (Pesach) at sundown. Speak to me and my family about what will please You to the utmost, and what will enable us to more fully enter into Your Kingdom Realities.

Won’t you join me? My family is still doing a Passover Seder later this week, but I can’t think of a better way to please Him than to intimately lay down and BE with Him to hear His big, beautiful heart.

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COMPLETE PASSOVER STORY (HAGGADAH) – SUGGESTION #3 ON HOW TO CELEBRATE PASSOVER

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To prepare your Passover Seder, please refer to the GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATING PASSOVER at the bottom of this post.

For the actual feast, many households designate a leader for the Haggadah. We find that even though my husband and I act as the leaders for our Passover Seder, we act more in a facilitation role rather than dominating reading the Passover Seder. We have found that when everyone take turns reading and are free to make comments, the group seems to be more engaged.

The following is a much more in depth Passover Story (Haggadah) adapted specifically for Christians that you are free to use and share. Know that throughout, the name “Yahshua” is used for Jesus and “Yah many times for God. When Jesus walked the earth, they called Him “Yahshua” and that is the main way we will refer to Him today. So let us begin the PASSOVER SEDER CELEBRATION FOR CHRISTIANS:

[1] SANCTIFY THE HOLIDAY:

• LEADER INTRODUCES THE PASSOVER FEAST OF THE LORD: “Tonight is a very special night. We are going to have a dinner celebration called a Passover Seder. This meal is to remind us of two very special historical accounts in Scripture. The first story happened many years before Yahshua (i.e. Jesus). Yah (God) instructed all of His people to meet, as we are now, to have the older people tell the younger of how Yah delivered Moses and the Hebrews from Egyptian slavery. The second story that we will be referencing throughout is a special story about Yahshua (Jesus). Passover portrays how Yahshua died for our sins. Listen closely because both stories are related to one another. We will begin the Passover Seder with “mother” lighting the candles.

• LIGHTING OF THE TWO CANDLES: A woman lights the candles as she recites this blessing or someone reads it for her: “Bless are you, oh Lord or God, King of the Universe, who sanctifies us and has ordained that we kindle the Passover lights. Bring light into our hearts and minds as we honor Father and remember Your Son – the Light of the World – the Messiah Yahshua.

[2] DISPLAY SEDER PLATE:

• LEADER PRESENTS THE SEDER PLATE: And declares: “This special festive plate is called a Seder Plate. Each of the food symbolizes some part of the Passover Story. This story is not only about a people’s physical deliverance from bondage, but also about spiritual deliverance even in our day. Every part of Passover points to it being a Festival of Freedom and paints a portrait of redemption.

• SHANK BONE: The shank bone of a lamb (a chicken leg bone can be used) symbolizes the lamb eaten before they fled Egypt.

• MATZAH: The matzah is made with no leaven to remind us the Hebrews (who are The Crossed Over Ones) left Egypt (symbolically the world) in a hurry,

• BITTER HERBS: The bitter herbs represent the bitterness of bondage.

• HAROSET: Haroset is a mixture of apples, wine and cinnamon. It represents the mortar the Israelites used to build the Egyptian cities and the sweetness of a better world.

• KARPAS: The Karpas symbolizes new life. The non-bitter vegetable is dipped in salt water to represent the tears of slavery.”

[3] THE FOUR CUPS: A person (the leader if you choose) speaks: “There will be four times that we drink from the wine during our Festival of Freedom – two times before dinner and twice after. The second cup marks the conclusion of the first half of the Seder. The fourth cup concludes our Seder.

These four cups represent four expressions of redemption mentioned in the Bible (Exodus 6:6-7). Yah tells Moses to tell His people: “I will BRING you out from under the burden of the Egyptians (the world), and I will DELIVER you from their bondage and I will REDEEM you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments; I will TAKE you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.” The Four Cups at the Seder represent the four expressions of redemption – bring, deliver, redeem, and take.

• The first cup is called the Cup of Sanctification.
• The second cup is called the Cup of Judgment.
• The third cup is called the Cup of Redemption.
• The fourth cup is called the Cup of Kingdom.

[4] THE FIRST CUP: Everyone can sit or stand to partake of the first bless. Pour everyone their first cup of wine. A person (the leader if you choose) lifts their cup and a sanctification blessing over the fruit of the vine in honor of the Lord’s Feast of Passover.

Speak: “Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the Universe who creates the fruit of the vine. This first cup is the Cup of Sanctification. Sanctification means to be set apart. We set apart this time to honor our Lord and King. We remember how Yah set apart His people and brought them out of Egypt saying: ““Therefore, say to the people of Israel: ‘I am YHVH. I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt. I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment” (Exodus 6:6). In the same way, Yah has redeemed us from sin and set us apart when we accept Yahshua as our Lord and Savior. Second Thessalonians 2:13 tells us that from the beginning Yah has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the Truth. We will drink the Cup of Sanctification while leaning to symbolize our dependence of Him for our freedom. A slave cannot relax while eating or drinking, but sons do.”

[5] WASHING OF THE HANDS: A person (the leader if you choose) washes their hands in a small basin.

Speak: “Yah commanded Aaron to wash his hands and feet before approaching the Altar. We wash our hands to represent our desire to live a clean life and perform pleasing service to The Almighty. This is also a reminder that Yahshua humbled Himself the night of Passover and washed the feet of His disciples. He said: ‘And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them’ (John 13:14-17).

Blessed are You, oh Lord our God, King of the universe, help us to remember to follow the priestly example of being sanctified in what we do and where we go. May we remember to follow Yahshua’s example of loving servanthood.”

[6] EATING THE KARPAS: A person (the leader if you choose) dips the vegetable (parsley or celery) in salt water. The rest of the Seder participants do the same.

Speak: “The salt water symbolizes the tears shed as a result of slavery. May we remember the tears that the Messiah Yahshua shed over His people.”

[7] THREE PIECES OF MATZAH: A person (the leader if you choose) holds the plate with the matzah and explains: “This bread is called unleavened bread. See how flat it is, because it had no leaven. The Hebrews had to leave Egypt real fast, and were unable to wait for their bread to rise. It is the bread of affliction that our fathers ate in the land of Egypt. In the Bible, leaven is a symbol for sin, so unleavened represents having no sin. This bread is also a picture of Yahshua who had no sin as the Bread of Life. Yahshua said: “I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world” (John 6:48-51).

The three pieces of matzah represent the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Ayesha (Jesus) is represented by the middle matzah that is broken, wrapped in a cloth, buried (hidden), and brought forth again as the Bread coming down from heaven to our earth.

I break the bread, which symbolizes our Messiah being broken (crucified) for us. I wrap it in a cloth just a Yahshua was wrapped for his burial.”

[8] HIDING THE AFIKOMAN: : A person (the leader if you choose) lifts up one half of the broken matzah and declares: “We call this bread in the napkin the “Afikoman.” Afikoman is actually a Greek word that means “that which comes after,” such as the dessert of a meal. Now, we will have all the children close their eyes, as I hide the Afikoman, just as Yahshua was hidden in the tomb from three days and three nights. After this festive dinner, you will look for the Afikoman. Whoever finds it gets a reward!”

Have the children close their eyes as a person hides the Afikoman and returns to the table.

[9] THE FOUR QUESTIONS: God’s Word says we should have this Passover meal to explain to our children: “It will come to pass when you come to the land which the LORD will give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service. “And it shall be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’” (Exodus 12:25-26).

A child asks:

1. “Why do we eat unleavened bread on this night when on the other nights we either eat leavened bread or matzah?”

2. “Why do we eat only bitter herbs on this night when on all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables?”

3. “Why do we dip our vegetables twice on this night when we don’t dip our vegetables even once all other nights?”

4. “Why do we eat our meals reclining (leaning) on this night when on all other nights we eat our meals sitting?”

A person (the leader if you choose) answers yje questions by reading the Passover Story (Exodus 12:3-49) — or — they can tell it in their own words — or – for small children you can read an illustrated story book.

[10] THE PASSOVER STORY:

A person (the leader if you choose) reads: “This is the story of Passover. Listen carefully and you will hear where the name Passover came from.

Many many years before Yahshua (Jesus) lived, the Hebrews who believed in the Most Holy God lived in Egypt. During that time, there arose a wicked king named Pharaoh who ruled over Egypt. Pharaoh was very cruel to the Hebrews. He turned them into slaves and made them work very, very hard.

Pharaoh was very jealous and worried that one of the Hebrew boys may grow up and try to take over, so he ordered his soldiers to kill all the Hebrew baby boys. One of the Hebrew mothers decided to hide her very special baby. She put him in a basket on the river bank to hide him from the soldiers. Pharaoh’s daughter went to the river and found the baby, and brought him home to be her own. She didn’t tell Pharaoh that it was a Hebrew baby. The baby’s name was Moses, which means “brought forth from the water,” in Hebrew.

Moses grew up to be a man, and didn’t understand why Pharaoh was so mean to the Hebrew slaves. After he took the matter into his own hands and killed an Egyptian, Moses left Egypt and became a shepherd in the wilderness. Moses kept the flocks of his father-in-law Jethro a priest of Midean. While caring for the flock, he came to the mountain of God. There he saw a flaming burning bush that was not consumed, It was the presence of angel of the Lord. When Moses saw the strange sight of a burning bush that didn’t burn up, he went to investigate. And Yah (God) called to Moses from within the bush: “Moses! Moses!” And Moses responded: “Here I am.” Yah instructed him to not come any closer until he took off his sandals, because the place where he stood was holy ground.

Then Yah said: “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” As Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God, Yah said: “I have indeed seen the misery of My people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians. I will bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land – a land flowing with milk and honey. So now, go I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

Moses did not feel worthy, but Yah told him: “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you. When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

Yah told Moses to return to Egypt and free the Jewish slaves. Moses returned to Egypt. He went to Pharaoh and told him: “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: “Let My people go, so they may hold a festival to Me in the desert.” But Pharaoh would not listen to Moses. Pharaoh said” “Who is this God that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD and I will not let Israel go.” Moses told Pharaoh that if did not let the people go, great plagues would come upon Egypt. Pharaoh did not listen and God sent ten horrible plagues.”

A person (the leader if you choose) instructs the group to dip their fingers in the wine and put a drop of wine on your plate for each plague as the plague is recited.

• Blood
• Frogs
• Lice
• Flies
• Wild Beast
• Boils
• Hail
• Locusts
• Darkness
• Death of the First Born

After nine plagues plague, Yah told Moses to tell the Hebrews that each household was to take a one-year-old male lamb without defect, and kill it. The blood from their innocent lambs was to be put on the top and sides of their doorposts of the houses where they were to eat the lambs. That same night they were instructed to eat the meat roasted over the fire along with bitter herbs and bread made without yeast. They were to eat the lamb with their cloaks tucked into their belts, their sandals on their feet, and a staff in their hand. They were to eat it in a hurry.

Yah told the Hebrews that He would strike down the first born of men and animals that didn’t have blood on their doorposts of their homes. When the angel of death saw the blood on the doorposts, He would PASS OVER. Yah promised that no harm would come to anyone under the blood.

That night death came to all the Egyptian firstborn.

Pharaoh and all his officials as well as all the Egyptians wailed loudly that night, because every Egyptian household was touched. During the night, Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and decried: “Up! Leave my people you and the Israelites! Go, worship Yah as you requested. Take your flocks and herds, as you have said and go.”

The sad and frightened Egyptians insisted the Hebrews hurry and leave their country. “For otherwise,” they said, “We will all die!” So the Hebrews took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders wrapped in clothing. The sun baked the dough into hard bread called matzah.

When Pharaoh let the people go, The Israelites left Egypt. Yah led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. By day, the LORD led them with a pillar of cloud. By night, they were led by a pillar of fire.

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled going beyond the three day limit given to them, Pharaoh questioned: “What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost all our slaves!”

Pharaoh took six hundred of the best chariots, along with all the other chariots of Egypt. Pharaoh’s army caught up with them as they camped by the Red Sea. When the Israelites looked up and saw the Egyptians marching on them, they were terrified and cried out to Yah. Moses instructed the people: “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance God will bring today. The Egyptians you see today, you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you. You need only to be still,”

Then Yah said to Moses: “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.

The angel of Yah who had been traveling in front of the Israelites withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them coming between the Israelites and the Egyptians. Throughout the night, the cloud brought darkness to one side and light to the other side. When Moses stretched his hand over the sea, the Lord drove the sea back all that night and turned it into dry land. The Hebrews went through the sea on dry ground with a wall of water to their right and their left.

The Egyptians chased after them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. Yah looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud and threw the Egyptian army into confusion. He made their wheels of their chariots come off. And the Egyptians shouted: “Let’s get way from the Israelites! God is fighting for them against Egypt.”

Then Yah told Moses: “Stretch out your hand over the sea, so the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots.” So Moses obeyed, and at daybreak the sea went back into its place. When the waters flowed back, it covered all of Pharaoh’s army. Not one of them survived.

That day Yah saved thee Hebrews from the hands of the Egyptians. When the Israelites saw the great power of the Lord against the Egyptians, they feared Him and put their trust in Him and in Moses his servant.

Yah instructed that Passover was to be a day celebrated for all the generations to come. It is a feast forever to remember that our forefathers in the faith who were once slaves, but are now free.

Can you see how the first Passover’s symbolism corresponds to Yahshua’s crucifixion? When John the Baptist was baptizing people and he saw Yahshua he said”: “Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.”

On the eve of Yahshua’s death, Yahshua and his disciples celebrated the Passover Seder. The next day Yahshua was scourged with a whip and at 3:00 in the afternoon, He was crucified on the cross for our sins. Yahshua’s blood shed on the cross became the blood put on the doorpost of our hearts (homes), so we can be saved.

When we look at the matzah, we see the symbolism of the stripes and pierced markings of Yahshua. The entire Passover Story foreshadows Yahshua’s first coming.

[11] DRINK FROM THE SECOND CUP: A person (the leader if you choose) lifts up his cup to say a sanctification blessing over the grape juice in honor of Passover.

Say: “Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

This second cup is the Cup of Judgment. When Yahshua went to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, He prayed: “Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me; nevertheless, not My will, but Thine be done. And there appeared an angel from heaven to strengthen Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Luke 22:42-44). He did not want to drink this Cup of Judgment but did because He knew the will of His father was best.

Yahshua had a Passover Seder the night before He died for our sins. While drinking the second cup, Yahshua said in Matthew 26:28 “For this is My blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remissions of sins.”

[12] EATING THE MATZAH:

• A person (the leader if you choose) says: “Now we will partake of the bread as Yahshua did on the night of Passover described in Luke 22:19: “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

• A person (the leader if you choose) says THE BLESSING: “Blessed are You, oh Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us and commanded us concerning the removal of leaven, which symbolically is sin.”

[13] EATING THE BITTER HERBS:

• A person (the leader if you choose) says: “Blessed are You, oh Lord our God, King of the universe, who has commanded us to ea the bitter herbs.”

• “This symbolizes the bitterness of slavery and the bitterness of sin. The bitter vegetable should be eaten together with the matzah. Let us also remember the bitterness of the crucifixion the Messiah Yahshua went through for our sins.”

• “Everyone take a small piece of matzah and dip it into the mixture of bitter herbs to eat it.”

[14] EATING THE HAROSET:

• A person (the leader if you choose) says: “Now we will eat the bitter herbs on the matzah again, but this time with the haroset. The haroset symbolizes the mortar used by the Jews in building during slavery. This mixture symbolizes how the sweetness of Yahshua can overcome bitter sin.”

• Pass around the matzah, bitter herb and haroset.

• A person (the leader if you choose) prays over the festive meal: “Blessed are You, oh Lord our God, King of the universe, who has ordained that we celebrate the Passover. Help us, Yah, to remember both of Your Passover stories that show how you freely give freedom to Your people. First, You gave freedom from Egypt physically. Then you gave us freedom from sin through Your Precious Son’s crucifixion. Now in this Kingdom Day, you are bringing forward a corporate manifested son – a Mature Body of Christ. Give us revelation how the corporate crucifixion of the flesh of Your Body in our day will facilitate Your divine connection between a Mature Crucified Head – the Messiah Yahshua – and His Mature Body.”

[15] PASSOVER DINNER BREAK Everyone enjoys the festive Passover dinner.

[16] CHILDREN HUNT FOR THE AFIKOMAN:

• A person (the leader if you choose) tells the children: “Our Passover Dinner is finished, but our Seder is not over yet. The children have to look for the Afikoman. Whoever finds it can bring it to me to be ransomed. After the ransom, we will drink and speak of the final two cups.

• An alternative is to have the youngest child look for the Akikoman, and as they search someone or everyone tells them “hot” or “cold” depending if they are getting closer or farther away from the Afikoman.

[17] GRACE AFTER THE MEAL AND THE THIRD CUP:

• A person (the leader if you choose) says: “When Yahshua (Jesus) ate the Passover meal as an obedient Son and Jew, He drank the third cup with His disciples. Scripture tells us: “Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom” (Matt 26:27-29). Yahshua prophetically drank the Cup of Redemption of the Passover that foretold of His soon to be crucifixion.

• A person (the leader if you choose) prays: “Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has freely given us the gift of the Cup of Redemption. We thank you for the shed blood of Yahshua that open the way between God and man.”

• Everyone drink the third cup. If you so choose, you can toast the Cup of Redemption by clinking glasses and saying: “To life!” or “L’Chaim!”

[18] SINGING A PASSOVER SONG: Traditionally the Passover Seder concludes with a song and the drinking of the fourth cup for those who have accepted Yahshua (Jesus) as their Lord and Savior, and believe that the Father raised Him from the dead. You can YouTube traditional songs, like Psalms 118:21-24 or Dayenu (“It Would Have Been Enough”). In lieu of the Traditional Jewish Song, Christians can sing “This is the Day that the Lord has made.” Or you can sing a family’s favorite praise song. OR someone can sing a spontaneous song to the Lord.

[19] DAYENU (“IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH”) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTb5rfqc9jo:

If He had brought us out from Egypt, and had not carried out judgments our oppressors – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had carried out judgments against our oppressors, and not against their idols them – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had destroyed their idols, and had not smitten their firstborn them – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had smitten their firstborn, and had not given us the world’s (Egypt’s) wealth – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had not given us their wealth, and not split the Red Sea for us – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had split the Red Sea for us, and not taken us to dry land – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had taken us through the sea on dry ground, and not had it not drowned our oppressors – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had not drowned our oppressors, and had not supplied our needs in the desert for 40 years – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If had supplied our needs in the desert for forty years, and had not fed us the manna – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If had fed us manna, and had not given us the Sabbath – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had given us the Sabbath, and had not brought us to Mount Sinai – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had brought us to Mount Sinai and had not given us the Torah – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

If He had given us the Torah, and had not brought us into the land of Israel – Da Da Yenu Da Da Yenua Da Da Yenua – it would have been enough!

[20] THE FOURTH CUP:

• A person (the leader if you choose) says: “After the third cup of redemption and singing a hymn, Yahshua and His disciples went to the Mount of Olives” (Matt 26:30).

• “The fourth cup was not drunk by Yahshua the night of His crucifixion. From the Upper Room, Yahshua went outside the city where He spent time in prayer at the Garden of Gethsemane. The name “Gethsemane: means oil press in Hebrew. Since oil symbolizes the Holy Spirit, we can understand this agonizing time of Yahshua counting the cost of His crucifixion allowed the release of God’s Spirit. It was in this garden of being pressed that Yahshua was betrayed and arrested.

• The next morning Yahshua was battered and beat, then taken before Pontius Pilate the governor of Judea at the time. Yahshua was tried, and condemned to being scourged and crucified. The Roman soldiers mocked Him, spit on Him, and beat Him. They struck Him with a heavy leather whip which had small pieces of bone and metal attached to it to tear His skin. The soldier made a crown of thorns and pressed it on His head. “Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet… Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS” (Matthew 27:35-37).

• The reason that the chief priests were upset and insisted “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews” (John 19:21). The religious establishment was horrified when they comprehended the mysterious message that Pilate insisted would stand. If we look at the mysterious level of the sign that was nailed above Yeshua’s head on the cross — “Jesus of Nazarath, the King of the Jews” (John 19:19), we receive a message that literally rocked the world. Look with me at the first letters of each word on the sign that was written in Hebrew. It was Yod Hay Vav Hay, which is the Unspeakable Name of God Y-H-V-H. Yod is a picture of a hand. Hay is a picture of an open door & is commonly translated “what comes forth.” And Vav is the picture of an ancient nail. Put these word pictures together and receive the mysterious message that was hanging above Yeshua’s head when He died on the cross: “Salvation & deliverance will come by the nailed hand of God.”

• The fourth cup – the Cup of the Kingdom – is reserved for such a time because this cup is for all who believe as we lovingly obey our Beloved King. Scripture tells us once we accept the gift of the death, burial and resurrection of Yahshua – the gift of salvation by faith through grace – His Kingdom is at hand (Matt 10:7). It is near. It is within you (Luke 17:21). So let us all drink the fourth cup of the Cup of the Kingdom with Yahshua the hope of glory who now resides within us and is unfolding outwardly in this hour.

• A person (the leader if you choose) prays: “Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has delivered from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love (Colossian 1:13). We are tasting and seeing that the Lord is good in the land of the living, and in the Spirit we see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom within each one of us (Matt 16:28). We pray that the Son of Man will send out His angels to gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend (Matt 13:41), so we can attend the Wedding Supper of the Lamb (Matt 22:1-14).”

• Everyone drink the fourth cup in honor of His Kingdom come, His will being done, on earth as it is in heaven in you and me. Everyone can toast the Cup of Kingdom by clinking glasses and saying: “To life!” or “L’Chaim!” if the group so chooses.

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TRADITIONAL 18-STEP SEDER – SUGGESTION #2 ON HOW TO CELEBRATE PASSOVER

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The following is 18-steps of a traditional seder that can be adapted to suit your family:

[1] Begin with a sanctification blessing over the grape juice (wine) in honor of celebrating Yeshua (Jesus) as depicted in Passover. Everyone drinks their beverage, and a second cup is poured, which is symbolic of the Blood of Yeshua (Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:23-24; Luke 22:20; John 6:53-56).

[2] The person leading the seder pours water into a basin and washes his hands, which is symbolic of Yeshua washing His disciples feet before they ate the Passover meal (John 13:5).

[3] The Karpas (the vegetable – usually parsley) is dipped in salt water and eaten. It symbolizes the tears shed as a result of our slavery.

[4] The three pieces of matzah are brought to the forefront. Two of them are blessed and the middle one is broken. The middle matzah is lifted up for everyone to see, then he breaks it in two. This middle matzah symbolizes the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ). One of the pieces that the leader broke is then wrapped in a linen, and is called the Afikoman. The third pieces of matzah speaks of the oneness of God in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

[5] The leader hides the Afikoman. This is a picture of Yeshua broken and wrapped up in a cloth and buried and brought forth again (as bread brought forth from the earth). Yeshua – The Bread of Life – was without sin (leaven). He was pierced and whipped with stripes, just as the unleavened matzah (Matthew 27:59-60).

[6] Retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt and the first Passover. You may begin this section with the youngest person asking “The Four Questions.” Then someone can read the Passover story from Exodus 12. Here is an example of “The Four Questions” is:

• On all other nights we may eat either leaven or unleavened bread. On this night, why can we eat only unleavened bread?

• On all other nights we may eat vegetables. On this night, why are we required to eat bitter herbs?

• On all other nights we are not asked to dip our vegetables even once. Why on this night do we dip them twice?

• On all other nights we eat our meals in any manner. On this night, why do we sit around the table in a formal ceremony?

[7] A blessing is recited over the second cup of wine, and it is drunk.

[8] A second of washing of the hands with a blessing in preparation for eating the matzah.

[9] A blessing specific to the matzah is spoken thanking God for the bread that is symbolic of the Body of Christ (Matthew 26:26). Then a piece of matzah is eaten.

[10] A blessing is said over a bitter herb (usually raw horseradish), and it is eaten. The bitter herb symbolizes the bitterness of slavery and the bitterness of sin. Eat the bitter vegetable with the matzah.

[11] The bitter vegetable is eaten again, but with the haroset (typically a mixture of apples, nuts, cinnamon and wine) which symbolizes the mortar used by the slaves to build. This mixture also symbolizes how the sweetness of Yeshua can overcome sin.

[12] A festive meal is usually eaten. There are no particular requirements, except no leaven and no pork products. Lamb and matza ball soup are traditional parts of a Seder Dinner.

[13] The piece of matza set aside earlier is eaten for dessert, and the children look for the Afikoman. Once it is found, it is ransomed to the Seder Leader for a price ($1 or $5), just as the Messiah was ransomed with 30 pieces of silver.

[14] The third cup of wine, called the Redemption Cup, is poured. Grace is recited and a blessing is spoken over the third cup and it is drunk.

[15] The fourth cup is poured.

[16] Some of the Passover items are set aside for the prophet Elijah, including a cup of wine. The door is opened to welcome the appearance of Elijah (or the Spirit of Elijah – Mal 4:5).

[17] Several Hallel Psalms 113-118 are recited, and a blessing is spoken over the last cup of wine and it is drunk.

[18] The Passover is completed by saying: “Next Year in Jerusalem! (Lashanan Haba’ah Bi Yerushalayim!). And if you desire, it can be followed by other hymns and stories.

P.S. Our next suggestion is a complete Passover Story (Haggadah) for Christians.

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• GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATING PASSOVER => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/general-guidelines-for-celebrating-passover/

• SIMPLE SEDER – SUGGESTION #1 ON HOW TO CELEBRATE PASSOVER => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/a-simple-seder-suggestion-1-on-how-to-celebrate-passover/

• TRADITIONAL 18-STEP SEDER – SUGGESTION #2 ON HOW TO CELEBRATE PASSOVER –https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=659591097446721&set=a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351&type=1&theater

• COMPLETE PASSOVER STORY (HAGGADAH) – SUGGESTION #3 ON HOW TO CELEBRATE PASSOVER – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=660313870707777&set=a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351&type=1&theater

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