Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

Yeshua Our Passover Lamb

God gave Israel very detailed instructions about the Passover lamb and Yeshua fulfilled every one of them.

Yom HaShoah -Remembrance Day to the martyrs and heroes of the holocaust

At sundown last night one of most somber days in the life of Israel began…..Yom HaShoah, the day of the Holocaust. On Yom HaShroah we remember, and mourn the 6 million Jews, a third of the Jewish population who were murdered in the Holocaust…..and we honor the survivors as we celebrate their lives.   

The Sign of the Blood- Exodus 12:12-13

The blood of the lamb was a sign to God that the people believed in His provision and protection. Wherever the blood was, there could be no plague.

Yeshua as the Passover Lamb of God – John 1:29; Revelation 5:11-13

While John was baptizing the Jews in the Jordan, he saw Yeshua coming to the river.  Today we don’t really understand how startling John’s declaration was that Yeshua was the “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”  John was combining two holiday sacrifices – the Passover lamb and the goats of the Day of Atonement. 

The Cup of Salvation – Psalm 116:12-13; Luke 22:20

Yeshua knew this would be His last Passover celebration with His disciples.  He knew that within hours He would be crucified at the same time as the priests would be sacrificing the other lambs.  He had so much to tell His friends.

Unleavened Bread – Exodus 12:8

One more item was to be on the Passover table – unleavened bread.  Furthermore there could be no leaven found anywhere in the home. 

The Bitter Herbs Exodus 12:8

God commanded that as we eat the Passover Lamb, we also eat bitter herbs to remind us of the bitterness of our slavery.  Later in the Passover service, we make a sandwich of the bitter herbs and a sweet apple/nut mixture to remind us of the sweetness of our deliverance.