Passover:The Path to SAlvation

Passover is also called “the preparation day;” but, preparation for what? It was actually the preparation day for the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and by that name, we can know that that signifies the removal of leaven, which is a symbol of sin. So, how does one prepare, through the Passover, for sin to be removed? Here, we will examine the essential parts of that preparation, and see the accompanying scriptures that apply.

In 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, we're told, “Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

What are the steps to doing that?

  1. Baptize: Ceremonial cleansing for redemption.

  1. Remove All Leaven: Remove Sin by Confession.

  1. Sacrifice the Lamb: Identify with the Lamb.

The three steps above are what are taught through the Passover meal, called the Seder, which merely means “order.” So, the meal lays out the order of the preparation for salvation, or being declared righteous, which is to be free from the sin of disbelief—the unpardonable sin—or, the leaven whereby one is deemed eternally unrighteous by Yah.

Passover Begins

1 Corinthians 6:11: And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Messiah and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 6:17: But whoever is united with Christ is one with him in the Spirit.

Romans 2:28-29: A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.  No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from Yah.

Hebrews 10:15-17: The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.” Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts
I will remember no more.”

Romans 3:25: Yah displayed publicly as a propitiation [substitutionary sacrifice of atonement] in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of Yah, He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Yahoshua.

Note: The Greek for “sacrifice of atonement” refers to the atonement cover on the Ark of the Covenant, also called the Mercy Seat (see Leviticus 16:15-16).

Romans 3:31: Do we then nullify the law through faith? Absolutely not! Instead we uphold the law.

The Passover Seder

Father Opens the Door: The father opens the door as an invitation for the prophet Elijah to proclaim Messiah has come.

Lighting of the Candle (Spirit of Yah): The bride of the house lights the candle and says a prayer inviting the Spirit into her and the house.

Cup of Sanctification (Cleansing): Cup of Joy—Mix water (water cleanses) and wine (alcohol purifies) in the cup, which represents the Holy Spirit.

The father of the house says a prayer.

Washing of the Hands: Purification

Herbs are given and dipped in salt water: First fruits of new life. Passing through the Red Sea from the world (Egypt). Salt is a symbol for covenant.

Three Loaves of Bread: Prayer, showing the Matzah Tash (linen pouch with three sections), and the three loaves of bread (Yah the Father, Son, and Spirit). Remove the middle loaf of bread and break it into two pieces. Return the smaller part of the loaf back to the pouch. The larger piece is wrapped in linen (this larger piece is called the Afikoman, which is eaten after dinner) and it is hidden somewhere in the house (burial).

Show the Lamb on the Seder Plate.

Cup of Justification: Deliverance. Prayer, and the telling of the deliverance story (this is called the Haggadah—which was the telling, or testimony, of being physically brought out of Egypt. That was a foreshadow of the real substance, which is the telling, or testimony, of one's confirmation from the Holy Spirit, through dreams and/or visions, that one was spiritually brought out of the world.)

The story of the four sons:

The first son is wise and wants to know all about the Passover in detail.

The second son is indifferent, but asks in general terms about all that he sees at the Passover table.

The third son is rebellious and wicked and wants no part of the Passover and does not need it. Additionally, he challenges the others and asks why they do it.

The fourth son is young and does not know enough about the Passover to ask questions and is instructed in all the teachings of the Passover.

Note: this is just as prevalent today as it was during the Old Testament, as these are still the typical responses to the Passover as well as the other traditions of Yah.

Take a piece of the middle loaf with herbs: Symbols of slavery and the misery of sin.

Break a piece of the upper or lower loaf with Lamb: Prayer. All make a sandwich of the bread and bitter herbs (this is called the hillel).

This shows how the GOD Head was involved in your redemption.

Find the hidden loaf: (“This is My Body”) The children look for the previously hidden loaf and whoever finds it brings it to the father to redeem a reward—money.

Cup of Unification, Restoration: Elijah cup, prayer, eat nuts and fruit dessert. We will drink this cup with Christ in our Father’s House.

Cup of Glorification: Prayer. This cup will be presented at the revealing of the Bride (those who receive the Holy Spirit from after Christ's resurrection until the rapture)

Singing of Songs and Hymns

Items for the Passover meal:

Excerpted from “From Christian to Believer.” To download a pdf copy of this, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

But now in Yahoshua the Messiah you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to Yah through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. Ephesians 2:13-16