• Eddie Rogers, Minister

True News 4 U — Passover 2021


26 When your children say to you, ‘What does this service mean to you?27 you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] Passover, for He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians, but spared our houses.’ ” And the people bowed [their heads] low and worshiped [God].

(Exodus 12:26-27, Amplified Bible, (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Based on the sighting of the New Moon at sunset on Sunday March 14, 2021, the following Feasts of Almighty Yahweh will fall into place for this year 2021 as follows:

  • The Passover Seder is to take place beginning at sunset on the evening of March 27th (Saturday) and Passover ends at sunset on March 28th (Sunday).

  • The first day of Unleavened Bread begins at sunset on the evening of March 28th (Sunday) and it ends at sunset on March 29th (Monday). This is a High Sabbath and no work is to be done on this day.

  • The seven days of Unleavened Bread begins at sunset on the evening of March 28th (Sunday) and ends at sunset on April 4th (Sunday) at sunset.

  • The last day of Unleavened Bread begins at sunset on the evening of April 3rd (Saturday) and it ends at sunset on April 4th (Sunday). This is a High Sabbath and no work is to be done on this day.

  • First Fruits (Bikkurim) begins at sunset on April 3 and it ends on April 4th at sunset.

  • The Counting of the Omer begins on April 4th (Sunday) and it ends 50 days later at sunset on Sunday May 23rd. This is Shavuot/Pentecost.

May all who observe Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread be blessed by our Heavenly Father Yahweh.

10 Proofs Passover Is a Memorial, Not a High Day


Throughout history a debate has raged concerning the proper timing of Yahweh’s Passover. Many observe the Passover on the 14th of the first month (Abib) and the Feast of Unleavened Bread on the 15th. Others believe that both the Passover and the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread are on the 14th. Still others observe the Passover and first day of the Feast on the 15th of Abib. Why so much confusion? It need not be.


This study will harmonize both Old and New testaments to show that the two observances are clearly separate and distinct.


Part of the error is historical. After Judah and Benjamin went into Babylonian exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, these two Israelite tribes combined what is known in the Bible as the Passover and the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.


No one knows exactly when these two observances were combined, but what is known is that it happened during the Exile in Babylon. Israelites picked up a number of errors while under Babylonian influence, and the joining of Passover with the Feast was one of them. Because of this error some believe Passover is also the first high day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.


The Encyclopaedia Judaica confirms the mistake committed by these Jews: “The feast of Passover consists of two parts: The Passover ceremony and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Originally, both parts existed separately; but at the beginning of the [Babylonian] exile they were combined,” Vol. 13, p. 169.


The book, The Torah, by W. Gunther Plaunt, corroborates, saying, “The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread rituals were originally two separate observances which were combined sometime between the events of the Exodus and the redaction of the text” (p. 445).

Clearly, the Scriptures proclaim that the 14th of Abib marks the Passover memorial, while the 15th of Abib starts the Feast of Unleavened Bread. But two particular deviations from this truth exist. One is that the Passover is the first high Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and falls on the 14th of Abib. The second is also that the Passover is the first high day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, but occurs on the 15th of Abib.


One central fact plainly obvious in Yahweh’s Word is that the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are separate observances. Consider the following passages (from the NIV):

  • “[Yahweh’s] Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day of that month [Yahweh’s] Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast” (Lev. 23:5-6).

  • “And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the Passover of [Yahweh]. And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten” (Num. 28:16-17). Other translations are just as plain, including the KJV.

Clearly, the Passover is on the 14th of Abib, while the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th of Abib and advances through the 21st day of Abib, making a seven-day Feast.


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Did Yeshua Keep The Last Passover?


15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: 16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

(Luke 22:15-16, KJV)


A recent trend has appeared among the Sabbatarians which “claims” that Yeshua did not keep the Passover observance just before His crucifixion. Some say that “the last supper” which Yeshua partook of was simply that and that it was not a Passover observance. Many “claim” that He simply “desired” to observe the Passover with His disciples, but that He was prevented by the events preceding His arrest, trial, and crucifixion. Some “state” that He could not have been observing Passover because He did not eat it at the same time that the Jews ate their Passover. Still, others believe the phrase “For I (Yeshua) say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof” (Luke 22:16b, KJV) means He would not even eat of the Passover meal that was before Him—that He would not eat Passover at all until it was fulfilled in the Kingdom. It appears that the focus of this trend is a deep-seated belief that it was necessary for Yeshua’s observance to somehow fit neatly together with the religious observances of the Jewish nation at that time.


We have to ask, “Which of these views, if any, is true? And is it necessary—or right—to use Jewish traditions as the standard for judging Yeshua’s actions during His ministry?”


We will address the last of the above viewpoints first. In Luke 22:16, the words “not any more” comes from Strong’s #G3765—ouketi—its roots is “from Strong’s #G3756 and #G2089—not yet, no longer”—which is translated most often as “no more” in the New Testament, which is otherwise translated “any more,” “after that,” “not as yet,” “hereafter,” “no longer,” etc. If we consider all of these interpretations within the context of the passage, we will see that Yeshua is clearly stating His intent to eat that present Passover with His disciples before His death, “for (because—#G1063) I say... I will not any more eat thereof...” The structure of the sentence tells us His meaning: He does not say that He had desired to eat it in spite of the fact that He would not eat it again, but because of the fact that He would not eat of it after that until its fulfillment. Rather than suggesting Yeshua’s refusal to eat that last Passover, the context demands the understanding that Yeshua did eat that Passover, because there would be no more after it for Him until its fulfillment in the Kingdom.


The above is a 47 page teaching that I have put together for anyone interested in downloading this teaching. Just click on the Read More link below.


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The Messiah - Prophecy Fulfilled


This movie dramatically presents the true meaning of the Passover/Pesach (Seder) dinner practiced by many around the world. The story takes place in Israel on the FIRST Passover following Yeshua's death, burial and resurrection. The Gospel is clearly revealed. This drama shows how one Rabbi Yehudah (Nick Mancuso) becomes a true follower of Yeshua ha Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah). After the resurrection, being filled with the Holy Spirit, Rabbi Yehudah zealously embarks on a journey to share the Good News with his people. He arrives in his hometown, precisely one year after the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of the Messiah. Now, his greatest challenge is to convince his own family (father, mother, brothers and sisters) that the long awaited Messiah has finally come. Through the Feast of Passover (the Seder dinner), spoken of in the Torah by Moses, the Rabbi powerfully presents its prophetic nature and fulfillment in Yeshua of Nazareth.

The Gospel of John (2003 Full Movie) [HD]


I have purchased this DVD and I have watched this moving video many times. Each time I watch it, I weep. There are places where Yeshua/Jesus feels for someone like Lazarus when he died and his sisters came to him and one ran to Him and wept. You can tell that Yeshua wept. For me, I can testify that I felt what he felt at that time and I also wept. This movie to me is one of the best movies of Yeshua's life according to the Gospel of John. Great details have been paid to everything that went into the making of this movie. I highly recommend everyone getting this movie.


This is an epic movie in the spirit of “The Passion of the Messiah,” this widely acclaimed motion picture is a meticulous recreation of the turbulent era of Yeshua/Jesus and the events that changed the course of history! Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor, “American Tragedy,” 2000), it’s the bold and powerful story of Yeshua as told by His disciple John. The best-loved but least understood of the Gospels, John presents a uniquely human portrait of courage and passion encompassing Yeshua’s entire three-year ministry, the final years of His life. Intimate and reflective, “The Gospel of John” offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the incomparable life and times of Jesus Christ. The dialogue of the movie is word for word, solely based on the Good News Bible (also known as Today’s English Version). Each link here takes you to the beginning of that chapter in John’s Gospel in the movie (NOTE: by clicking on the timelines below, it will take you to that point on the YouTube channel and you will leave this website. Just a heads up if you decide to use any of the timeline markers below):


Chapter 01: The Word of Life (0:52​)

Chapter 02: The Wedding in Cana (12:52​)

Chapter 03: Jesus and Nicodemus (20:02​)

Chapter 04: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman (25:24​)

Chapter 05: The Healing at the Pool (34:15​)

Chapter 06: Jesus Feeds Five Thousand (42:47​)

Chapter 07: Jesus and His Brothers (57:40​)

Chapter 08: The Woman Caught in Adultery (1:05:18​)

Chapter 09: Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind (1:16:23​)

Chapter 10: The Parable of the Shepherd (1:24:21​)

Chapter 11: The Death of Lazarus (1:30:37​)

Chapter 12: Jesus Is Anointed at Bethany (1:40:57​)

Chapter 13: Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet (1:51:17​)

Chapter 14: Jesus the Way to the Father (2:00:11​)

Chapter 15: Jesus the Real Vine (2:05:40​)

Chapter 16: The Work of the Holy Spirit (2:09:18​)

Chapter 17: Jesus Prays for His Disciples (2:14:37​)

Chapter 18: The Arrest of Jesus (2:18:55​)

Chapter 19: Jesus Is Crucified (2:28:03​)

Chapter 20: The Empty Tomb (2:40:54​)

Chapter 21: Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples (2:47:42​)


To purchase this movie visit: https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-John-Henry-Ian-Cusick/dp/B0006Q93ZG

Part One of Two: Rabbi Jonathan Cahn reveals the mysteries of Passover which is known as the Lord’s Supper. Jesus (Yeshua) is the Jewish Messiah. Look how he was the perfect sacrifice who had to be offered by the priests according to the Scripture. Look how every word in the Torah has a meaning and how Yeshua fulfilled it as the Passover Lamb. The Lord’s Supper is Passover.


Part Two of Two: Rabbi Jonathan Cahn reveals the mysteries of Passover which is known as the Lord’s Supper. Jesus (Yeshua) is the Jewish Messiah. Look how he was the perfect sacrifice who had to be offered by the priests according to the Scripture. Look how every word in the Torah has a meaning and how Yeshua fulfilled it as the Passover Lamb. The Lord’s Supper is Passover.

Passover Recipes


For anyone interested at looking at many Passover recipes I have collected, just click on the above link. There are many delicious recipes for main meals, unleavened bread and desserts. I can vouch for the recipe for the lamb. It is delicious. Thank you sister Johnnie for sharing your recipe for cooking lamb.

Hebrew Passover Haggadah


Over the years, I have worked on putting this Hebrew Passover Haggadah together. This Haggadah tells the Passover story and it weaves in Yeshua who is our Passover Lamb, Who paid our sin debt. This Haggadah has been formatted in book format. The instructions are below for those who want to print this out and use it.

  1. Open Passover Haggadah file which is a PDF file in the link above.

  2. Click on File from the menu bar and click on Print.

  3. Look for a button that says Properties and click on it. This will open up the property screen to your printer.

  4. Look for an option to print the Passover Haggadah in Booklet format. This is the format I used to develop this Passover Haggadah. You may need to look at the different tabs available in your printer properties screen to locate it.

  5. You will need to play with it when it comes to printing it out in booklet format so the pages will come out correctly. I have tested this myself and it works.

It is my hope that this Passover Haggadah will be an instrument to help tell the story of Passover and show how Messiah Yeshua is woven into the Passover Celebration we are called to keep by Almighty Yahweh.

This Passover Haggadah is a work in process. It has undergone several changes over the past few years. My goal is to weed out all rabbinic traditions and remove those things that are not according to the Written Word of Almighty Yahweh. There are things in this Passover Haggadah that are not written in His Word. However, they are things I use to tell the story of the Passover Yahweh has given us to keep.

May you be blessed in keeping His Appointed Times (Hebrew: Moedim).

Shalom,

I am One Crying In The Wilderness!

Eddie Rogers, Minister, D.D.

www.truenews4u.com


Resurrection Mural by Ron DiCianni

This mural is located in the Dallas, Texas Biblical Arts Museum.



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