Sunday is coming!
On the first day of the Feast of Matzah (Unleavened Bread), Y’Shua kept the Pesach (Passover) with His disciples.
This Feast, was instituted by Yahweh God. When His people were held in bondage in Egypt, at His order, a spotless lamb was sacrificed and its blood applied to the doorposts, to protect those within from the judgement He was bringing. Passover not only remembered their deliverance from slavery in Egypt, it more importantly looked forward to the eternal deliverance of God’s children from the bondage of sin, by the Lamb of God, the Messiah, Y’Shua ha-Mashiach.
Besides the lamb, a key component in the Passover meal was matzah, bread with no leaven. Leaven or yeast, being a metaphor for sin, a little grows and affects the whole. Four cups of wine were also significant, the cup of kiddish or sanctification–bringing out, the cup of instruction or telling-forth, the cup of redemption, and the cup of hallel, praise.
As they were eating, Y’Shua took the matzah, blessed and broke it. He gave it to His followers and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” He then took the cup (of Redemption), gave thanks and gave it to them, saying, “Drink. This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” After they’d sung a hymn, Hallel, they went out to the mountain.
Tonight, as Passover begins, may your thoughts be focused on the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of His people.
Tonight, on Good Friday, remember it is only “good” because Sunday is coming. The shedding of the blood of the Lamb on the cross paid the price. But our Savior did not stay in the grave. Death could not hold Him. He conquered and rose victorious. Sunday is coming!
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