True News 4 U — Passover 2020 — Part One
Passover is one of the Mo'edim (Appointed Times) of Almighty YHWH. Passover is NOT a Jewish Feast as some proclaim and teach. We know this from the following...
Feasts of the Lord
Leviticus Chapter 23
1 And YHWH spoke to Mosheh, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘The appointed times of YHWH, which you are to proclaim as set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gatherings, My appointed times, are these:
3 ‘Six days work is done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gathering. You do no work, it is a Sabbath to YHWH in all your dwellings.
The Passover and Unleavened Bread
4 ‘These are the appointed times of YHWH, set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed times. 5 ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the [Hebrew] month [Aviv/March-April], between the evenings, is the Passover to YHWH. 6 ‘And on the fifteenth day of this [Hebrew] month [of Aviv/March-April] is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to YHWH – seven days you eat unleavened bread. 7 ‘On the first day you have a set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gathering, you do no servile work. 8 ‘And you shall bring an offering made by fire to YHWH for seven days. On the seventh day is a set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gathering, you do no servile work.’ ”
The Feast of Firstfruits
9 And YHWH spoke to Mosheh, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and you shall say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I give you, and shall reap its [Barley] harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your [Barley] harvest to the priest. 11 ‘And he shall wave the [Barley] sheaf before YHWH, for your acceptance. On the morrow [the day] after the [Weekly] Sabbath the priest waves it. 12 ‘And on that day when you wave the [Barley] sheaf, you shall prepare a male lamb a year old, a perfect one, as a burnt offering to YHWH, 13 and its grain offering: two-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to YHWH, a sweet fragrance, and its drink offering: one-fourth of a hin of wine. 14 ‘And you do not eat bread or roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your Elohim – [this is] a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
The Feast of Weeks (Shavuot/Pentecost)
15 ‘And from the morrow [the day] after the [Weekly] Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed [Weekly] Sabbaths. 16 ‘Until the morrow [the day] after the seventh [Weekly] Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering [of wheat] to YHWH. 17 ‘Bring from your dwellings for a wave offering two loaves of [Wheat] bread, of two-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour they are, baked with leaven, first-fruits to YHWH. 18 ‘And besides the bread, you shall bring seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, and one young bull and two rams. They are a burnt offering to YHWH, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet fragrance to YHWH. 19 ‘And you shall offer one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old, as a peace offering. 20 ‘And the priest shall wave them, besides the bread of the first-fruits, as a wave offering before YHWH, besides the two lambs. They are set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] to YHWH for the priest. 21 ‘And on this same day you shall proclaim a set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gathering for yourselves, you do no servile work on it – [this is] a law forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22 ‘And when you reap the [Wheat] harvest of your land do not completely reap the corners of your field when you reap, and do not gather any gleaning from your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I am YHWH your Elohim.’ ”
The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah)
23 And YHWH spoke to Mosheh, saying, 24 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘In the seventh [Hebrew] month [of Tishrei/September-October], on the first day of the month, you have a rest, a remembrance of blowing of trumpets, a set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gathering. 25 ‘You do no servile work, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to YHWH.’ ”
The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
26 And YHWH spoke to Mosheh, saying, 27 “On the tenth day of this seventh [Hebrew] month [of Tishrei/September-October] is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gathering for you. And you shall afflict your beings, and shall bring an offering made by fire to YHWH. 28 “And you do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before YHWH your Elohim. 29 “For any being who is not afflicted on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people. 30 “And any being who does any work on that same day, that being I shall destroy from the midst of his people. 31 “You do no work – [this is] a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 ‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the [Hebrew] month [of Tishrei/September-October] at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath.”
The Feast of Booths (Sukkot/Tabernacles)
33 And YHWH spoke to Mosheh, saying, 34 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘On the fifteenth day of this [Hebrew] seventh month [of Tishrei/September-October] is the Festival of Booths for seven days to YHWH. 35 ‘On the first day is a set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gathering, you do no servile work. 36 ‘For seven days you bring an offering made by fire to YHWH. On the eighth day there shall be a set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gathering for you, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to YHWH. It is a closing festival, you do no servile work. 37 ‘These are the appointed times of YHWH which you proclaim as set-apart [Holy/Dedicated] gatherings, to bring an offering made by fire to YHWH, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a slaughtering and drink offerings, as commanded for every day – 38 besides the Sabbaths of YHWH, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your voluntary offerings which you give to YHWH. 39 ‘On the fifteenth day of the [Hebrew] seventh month [of Tishrei/September-October], when you gather in the fruit of the land, observe the festival of YHWH for seven days. On the first day is a rest, and on the eighth day a rest. 40 ‘And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of good trees, branches of palm trees, twigs of leafy trees, and willows of the stream, and shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim for seven days. 41 ‘And you shall observe it as a festival to YHWH for seven days in the year – [this is] a law forever in your generations. Observe it in the [Hebrew] seventh month [of Tishrei/September-October]. 42 ‘Dwell in booths for seven days; all who are native Yisra’ĕlites dwell in booths, 43 so that your generations know that I made the children of Yisra’ĕl dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim [Egypt]. I am YHWH your Elohim [Mighty One/God].’ ” 44 Thus did Mosheh speak of the appointed times of YHWH to the children of Yisra’ĕl.
So, we can clearly see from all of YHWH's Instructions noted in the above Scriptures that He has His Mo'edim (Appointed Times) that He has established for His People. Who are His People? He has chosen the Nation of Israel as His People. The "true" Nation of Israel is made up of believers in Yeshua/Jesus.
None of His Appointed Times have been done away with. Some teach in the Christian Churches that these Feast do not apply to them because they are Gentiles and these Feasts are for the Jews only. This is not being taught correctly. Many Pastors, Preachers, Teachers, Ministers and Christian Theologians do not have a clear handle on His Absolute Written Word. They have been taught to believe that these Feast do not apply to them by their respective Bible Colleges, Seminaries, etc. They "see" themselves being "excluded" from having to observe YHWH's Appointed Times. They believe all these Feast are for the Jews only and that they do not apply to the Christian Church.
When we read the book of Ezekiel starting with Chapter 40 through the end of the book, Chapter 48; we learn that this is the time of the Millennial Reign of Yeshua/Jesus. In these chapters, we learn about the new Temple where Yeshua/Jesus will Rule and Reign from Jerusalem. We also learn about the offerings that will be done during His 1000 year Reign here on earth. Yes, there will be animal offerings just like we read about in the book of Leviticus. You can read it for yourself. It is there. You will also learn in these chapters that the doors to the Millennial Temple will be open on the Sabbath (Saturday) as well as His other Appointed Times. All who want to come and worship Him will need to do so when the Temple doors are open.
Over the next few weeks and most likely running beyond Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits, we will take a closer look at Passover. There are most likely things, hopefully, that you will learn that you have not read before or heard taught in your congregation.
Since the new moon was sighted in Israel at sunset on March 25, 2020 and the state of the barley being Aviv for the wave sheaf offering, the following reading schedule for Passover and the days of Unleavened Bread and Bikkurim / Omer are provided below for your consideration.
As we draw close to the time of Passover this year (2020) which is a Feast (Hebrew: Mo’ed—Appointed Time) of Almighty YHWH, I want to encourage everyone to take the time to read the following chapters from Fred R. Coulter’s book “The Christian Passover.” Please do not let the title of his book throw you off or turn you off because what he presents in his book applies to all believers in Yeshua/Jesus. You have the ability to download each chapter to your computer, cell phone or tablet and read it at your convenience. He also gives you the ability to download his book in PDF format for FREE. You also have the ability to listen to him read to you each chapter. It is your choice.
If you are interested in getting a FREE downloadable Passover Haggadah and many Passover recipes, click HERE.
If you are interested in getting his book, click on the book image below.
This is the Table of Contents
This concludes Part One.