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(Pesach): Feasting For Freedom

                                                 

And ye shall observe this thing [Passover] for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever:.. And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? that ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the YHWH's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt... (Exodus [Shemot] 12:24,26-27).

UNDERSTANDING THE PASSOVER (Pesach) SEASON

YHWH declared Passover (Pesach) to be a permanent celebration for all eternity (Exodus [Shemot] 12:2,6,13-14). Historically, Passover (Pesach) celebrates YHWH's deliverance of the children of Israel from bondage in Egypt (Mitzrayim), where they were slaves to the Egyptians (Exodus [Shemot]2:23-24; 6:5-8; 13:3,14).

The spiritual application that YHWH wants us to understand is this: Egypt (Mitzrayim) is a type of the world and the world's system. Its ruler, Pharaoh, was a type of satan (Ha satan). The bondage people are in when they live according to the ways of the world's system is sin (John [Yochanan] 8:34).

Historically, the children of Israel were delivered from the bondage in Egypt (Mitzrayim) by putting the blood of a lamb upon the doorposts of their houses (Exodus [Shemot] 12:2,6,13). Spiritually, this is a picture of the Messiah Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA and how those who believe in Him are delivered from the bondages of sin and the rule of satan (Ha satan) in their lives. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is the Lamb of YHWH (John [Yochanan] 1:29). Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is also our Passover (Pesach) (1 Corinthians 5:7). Those who follow Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA are the house of YHWH (Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter [Kefa] 2:5). The doorposts are our hearts. It is only through trusting by faith (emunah) in the shed blood of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA (Jesus), our Passover (Pesach), that we are free from the bondage of sin (Galatians 4:3-5,9; 5:1; 2 Peter [Kefa] 2:19). This is because the blood of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA redeems us from sin (Leviticus [Vayikra] 17:11; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; 1 Peter [Kefa]1:18-19; 1 John [Yochanan] 1:7; Revelation 1:5).

During Passover (Pesach), the head of each household was to take a lamb of the first year on the tenth day of the first month known as Nisan and set it aside until the fourteenth day (Exodus [Shemot] 12:3-6). In the evening of the fourteenth day, at exactly 3:00 p.m., the lamb was to be killed (Exodus [Shemot] 12:6). The blood of the lamb was to be sprinkled on the lintel and two side posts of the household door. The lamb was tobe roasted with fire, with bitter herbs, and with unleavened bread, and the entire household was to feast upon the body of the lamb (Exodus [Shemot] 12:7-8). The people were instructed by YHWH to eat the lamb with haste and to be dressed and ready to leave Egypt (Mitzrayim) at the midnight hour. This would be the fifteenth day of Nisan (Exodus [Shemot] 12:10-11).

At midnight on that fateful evening in Egypt, the death angel passed through the land. Every house that did not have the token of the blood on the doorposts and lintel suffered the judgment of YHWH (Exodus [Shemot] 12:12-15). The Hebrew word for Passover is Pesach, which means "to pass or hover over." This word speaks to us about two things. First, it shows the passing over in judgment from death and sin to life in Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. Second, it tells us about allowing, by faith (emunah), the blood of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA to hover over our lives and give us divine protection from the evil one(Ha satan).

YHWH'S COMMANDMENTS (Mitzvot) FOR PASSOVER (Pesach)

1.Passover was the beginning of months (Exodus [Shemot] 12:2).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). Nisan is the first month of the religious calendar. Receiving Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA into our lives is the beginning of a New Covenant (Brit Hadashah) relationship with YHWH (Jeremiah [Yermiyahu] 31:31-33; John [Yochanan] 3:5-7; Romans 6:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:17). Passover is the first of the feasts. Likewise, repenting of our sins (teshuvah) and believing in the shed blood of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is our first step in our walk (halacha) with YHWH.

2.The lamb was hidden for four days (Exodus [Shemot] 12:3,6).

Messianic Fulfillment. YHWH commanded Israel to take a lamb on the tenth day of Nisan and set it aside until the fourteenth day. These four days were fulfilled by Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA during the Passover (Pesach) week.Remember, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is the Lamb of YHWH (John [Yochanan] 1:29). He entered Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) and went to the temple (Beit HaMikdash), which was the house of YHWH, and went on public display there for four days from Nisan 10 to Nisan 14 (Matthew [Mattityahu] 21:1,9-12,17-18,23; 24:1,3; 26:1-5)

Eschatologically, these four days that the lamb was hidden is prophetic of the people's expectations that the Messiah would come 4,000 years from the creation of Adam as part of the 7,000 year plan of YHWH to redeem both man and the earth back to how things were in the Garden of  Eden (Gan Eden) (Mishnah, San Hedrin 97-98). These four days are prophetic of the Messiah Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA being hid from the world and not coming to earth for four days or 4,000 years from the creation of  Adam. A day is understood to be prophetic of a thousand years, based upon Psalm (Tehillim) 90:4 and Second Peter (Kefa) 3:8.Linking Psalm 90:4 to each day in creation, YHWH ordained each day in creation to be prophetic of a thousand years of time and the entire redemption to take 7,000 years to complete from the fall of man in the Garden of Eden (Genesis [Bereishit] 1:1,5,8,13,19,23,31; 2:1-3).

3.The lamb was to be without blemish (Exodus [Shemot] 12:5).

Messianic Fulfillment. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was the Lamb of YHWH (John [Yochanan] 1:29) without spot or blemish (1 Peter [Kefa] 1:18-20). During the crucifixion week, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was examined by many in fulfilling this Scripture, including:

  1. The chief priests and elders (Matthew [Mattityahu] 21:23)
  2. Pilate (Matthew [Mattityahu] 27:1-2,11-14,17-26)
  3. Herod (Luke 23:6-12)
  4. Annas the high priest (Cohen HaGadol) (Luke 3:2; John [Yochanan] 18:13,24)
  5. Caiaphas the FAKE/BOUGHT high priest (John [Yochanan] 11:49-53; 18:13-14,19-24,28)
  6. Judas (Matthew [Mattityahu] 27:3-10)
  7. The centurion (Matthew [Mattityahu] 27:54)
  8. The repentant thief (Luke 23:39-43).

When we examine Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, we must conclude also that He was without blot or blemish.

4.The lamb was of the first year (Exodus [Shemot] 11:4-7; 12:5).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). YHWH always distinguishes between the believers and the world (Exodus [Shemot] 12:29-30). This can be seen in the examples that follow. The firstborn of both man and beast was to be set aside and given to YHWH (Exodus [Shemot] 13:2,11-13). The theme of the firstborn runs throughout the Bible. Cain was set aside for Abel (Genesis [Bereishit] 4:1-8); Ishmael for Isaac (Yitzchak) (Genesis [Bereishit] 16:1,11-12,15; 17:17-19); Esau  for Jacob (Ya'akov) (Genesis [Bereishit] 25:19-26; Romans 9:8-13); and Egypt (Mitzrayim) for Israel. Spiritually, YHWH gave us these examples to teach us that the firstborn after the flesh (that which is natural) is set aside to bring forth the firstborn after the spirit (that which is spiritual). In this process, YHWH distinguishes between the first or natural birth and the second or spiritual birth. The first birth constitutes us as sinners and the second birth makes us believers and children of YHWH (John [Yochanan] 1:12; 3:1-7; Romans 9:8-13; 1 Corinthians 15:22; 15:45-47).

Messianic Fulfillment. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was the firstborn of Mary (Miryam) naturally, and the firstborn of YHWH spiritually (Matthew [Mattityahu] 1:21-25; Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:15,18; Revelation 3:14).

5.It is a male (Exodus [Shemot] 12:5)

Spiritual Application (Halacha). It was through one man's sin that sin came into the world (Romans 5:12; 1 Timothy 2:12-14). Because Adam, the first male, sinned, so a male, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, must die to atone for that sin (Romans 5:17-19)

6.It is a lamb for a house (Exodus [Shemot] 12:3-4).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). YHWH's intention was that all (households) experience salvation. The lamb was a lamb for the house. By believing in the Messiah Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, we become members of the household of faith (Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 2:19). Salvation for a household is available to all who believe in the Messiah, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, the Lamb of YHWH (Genesis [Bereishit] 7:1; 18:16-19; Joshua [Yehoshua] 24:15; John [Yochanan] 4:46-54; Luke 19:5-10; Acts 16:15,31; 18:3,8)

Messianic Fulfillment. There is a progressive revelation of the Lamb in the Bible. First, there is a lamb for a house (Exodus [Shemot] 12:3-4; second, a lamb for a nation (John [Yochanan] 11:49-52); and  finally, a lamb for the world (John [Yochanan] 1:29).

Genesis (Bereishit) 22 is known in Hebrew as the Akeidah, or the binding of the sacrifice. In Genesis (Bereishit) 22:7, Isaac (Yitzchak) asked, "Where is the lamb?" The lamb that Isaac (Yitzchak) asked about is Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 53:7).

Messianic Fulfillment. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA died at the ninth hour of the day (Matthew [Mattityahu] 27:45-50). This would be exactly 3:00 p.m.

8.The whole assembly shall kill it (Exodus [Shemot] 12:6).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). Every person who has ever lived on planet Earth and sinned is guilty of killing Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA because He died for all sinners EXODUS CHAPTER 32; (Romans 3:10,23). No human being had the power to take His life (John [Yochanan] 10:17-18). Therefore, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA laid down His life for us by His own free will. There has been a misplaced accusation over the years that the Jews were the people who killed Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. As a result, they have suffered horrendously over the centuries. To my beloved Judaic friends who are reading this book, I ask you with sincere repentance (teshuvah): Please forgive those who are ignorant of the truth. The truth is that I killed Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, as did everyone who ever lived on planet Earth, because He died for my sins! (Romans 5:8,12)

Messianic Fulfillment. A whole congregation of people was involved in the death of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. The Gospels of Matthew (Mattityahu), Mark, Luke, and John (Yochanan) show how the Sanhedrin, the priests, the Romans, and the people of Israel all clamored for the crucifixion of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA and for His blood to be shed (Matthew [Mattityahu] 27:17,20-22,25; Acts 4:26-28)

9.The blood must be applied to the door (Exodus [Shemot]12:7,13,22).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). Those who believe in the Messiah are the house of YHWH (Ephesians 2:19; I Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 3:6). The only  way into the house of YHWH is through the shed blood of the Messiah Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, who is the Door (John [Yochanan] 10:7-9).

10.The body of the lamb must be eaten (Exodus [Shemot] 12:8-10).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). Both the body and blood of     the lamb speak of the body and blood of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA (Matthew [Mattityahu] 26:26-28). We      spiritually eat of the body of the Lamb (Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA) when we eat of His body (today represented by the bread), which spiritually is the Word of YHWH (Luke 11:3; 4:4). By following the Word of YHWH and obeying the commandments (mitzvot) of YHWH with sincerity of  heart, we eat (spiritually) of His body.

  1. It must be eaten the same night (Exodus [Shemot] 12:8). Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was crucified, suffered, and died the same night.
  2. It must be eaten with unleavened bread (Exodus [Shemot] 12:8).  Leaven speaks of sin (1 Corinthians 5:6-8). Unleavened bread is without sin. As believers, we are   instructed to live holy (unleavened) lives before YHWH (Leviticus [Vayikra] 11:44; 19:2; 1 Peter [Kefa] 1:15-16).
  3. It must be eaten with bitter herbs (Exodus [Shemot] 12:8). Spiritual Application (Halacha). To those who have accepted the Messiah into their lives, bitter herbs speak of two things. First, they speak of the bondage and burdens we experience while living in this world (a type of Egypt) before we accepted Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA into our lives. This burden of sin is placed on us by satan (Ha satan) when we yield to his lies and deception, and then sin because of our own evil desires. Second, the bitter herbs speak of the bitter things that come into our lives after we accept Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA and attempt to follow Him on a daily basis.  

    Messianic Fulfillment. For Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, dying on the tree was a bitter experience because He had to pay for man's sin with His sinless life.
  4. The lamb must be roasted in fire (Exodus [Shemot] 12:8).

    Spiritual Application (Halacha). Fire speaks of judgment, refining, and purification.      Our faith (emunah) is judged and tested by fire so it can be refined and purified and come forth as pure gold (Zechariah 13:9; James [Ya'akov] 1:12; 1 Peter [Kefa] 1:7; Revelation 3:18).
  5. It must not be sodden with water. The gospel (basar) of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA must not be watered down (Mark 7:9,13; 2 Timothy 3:5).
  6. The head, legs, and other parts of the lamb must be eaten.

Spiritual Application (Halacha). Those who believe in Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA must feed on the mind of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA (Philippians 2:5; 1 Corinthians 2:16; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:21-23; Hebrews 8:10). The legs speak of our walk (halacha) (Colossians 2:6). How are the believers in Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA to walk? (See Romans 6:4; 8:1,4; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 2:10; 5:2,8; Colossians 1:10, 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 1 John [Yochanan] 1:7; 2 John 1:6; 3 John 1:4.)

11.The lamb must be eaten in haste (Exodus [Shemot] 12:11).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). Bible believers must be quick to leave Egypt (the influences of the world) and run toward the life that is in the Messiah (Luke 19:5-6).

  1. It must be eaten with our loins girded (Exodus [Shemot] 12:11). Our loins being girded speaks about our hearts' desire to eagerly serve and obey YHWH. Our spiritual loins are the truth of the Word of YHWH (Ephesians 6:14). Scriptures that speak about our loins being girded include the following: First Kings (Melachim) 18:46; Second Kings (Melachim) 4:29; 9:1; Jeremiah (Yermiyahu)1:17; Luke 12:35; Ephesians 6:14; First Peter (Kefa) 1:13.
  2. Shoes must be on our feet (Exodus [Shemot] 12:11). Shoes on our feet speaks about our walk with YHWH. Scriptures that speak about shoes being on our feet include the following: Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 52:7; Nahum [Nachum] 1:15; Romans 10:15; Ephesians 6:15.
  3. A staff must be in our hand (Exodus [Shemot] 12:11). A staff in our hand speaks about the believer's authority in the Kingdom of YHWH by the name of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA (Matthew [Mattityahu] 28:18-20). Scriptures that speak about a staff being in our hand include the following: Genesis (Bereishit) 38:17-18; Exodus (Shemot) 14:16; Judges (Shoftim) 6:21; First Samuel (Sh 'muwel) 17:39-40; Second Samuel (Sh 'muwel) 3:29; Second Kings (Melachim) 4:29; 18:21; Psalm (Tehillim) 23:4; Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 10:24; 14:5; Mark 6:7-8.

12.It is the YHWH's Passover (Exodus [Shemot] 12:11).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). If we follow Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA with all of our hearts, we will pass from death to life, and from judgment to divine protection (John [Yochanan] 5:24; 1 John [Yochanan] 3:14; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Psalm [Tehillim] 91).

13.It is a memorial (Exodus [Shemot] 12:14; Luke 22:1,7-8,13-15,19).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). Passover (Pesach) is a memorial or a remembrance (Luke 22:1,7-8,13-15,19). There are two elements of remembrance:

  1. YHWH remembers us (Genesis [Bereishit] 8:1; 9:1, 5-16; 19:29; 30:22; Exodus [Shemot] 2:24-25; 3:1; 6:2,5; 32:1-3,7,11,13-14; Leviticus [Vayikra] 26:14,31-33,38-45; Numbers [Bamidbar] 10:1-2,9; Psalm [Tehillim] 105:7-8,42-43; 112:6). In fact, YHWH has a book of remembrance (Exodus [Shemot] 32:32-33; Malachi 3:16-18; Revelation 3:5; 20:11-15; 21:1,27).
  2. We must remember YHWH (Exodus [Shemot] 13:3; 20:8; Deuteronomy [Devarim] 7:17-19; 8:18; 16:3; Numbers [Bamidbar] 15:37-41).

14.It is to be observed at the going down of the sun (Deuteronomy [Devarim] 16:2,6).

This was fulfilled by Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA at His crucifixion (Matthew [Mattityahu] 27:45-46).

15.It is the place where YHWH would put His name (Deuteronomy [Devarim] 16:2,6).

Messianic Fulfillment. The place where YHWH has put His name is Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) (2 Kings [Melachim] 21:4). Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was crucified in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).

16.Not a bone of the lamb was to be broken (Exodus [Shemot]12:43-46).

Messianic Fulfillment. Not a bone of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was broken on the tree (John  [Yochanan] 19:33).

17.There was to be an explanation of the service (Exodus [Shemot]12:25-28).

Messianic Fulfillment. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA explained each part of the Passover (Pesach) as He did the service (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

18.The Egyptians were spoiled at the Exodus (Exodus [Shemot] 12:31-36).

Messianic Fulfillment. Satan was spoiled when Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA entered hell and rose again  (Colossians 2:15).

19.You must be circumcised to eat the Passover (Exodus [Shemot]12:48; Joshua  [Yehoshua] 5:2-10).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). The physical act of circumcision was only a picture of the inward or spiritual circumcision that YHWH wanted us to have (Romans 2:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:46; 2 Corinthians 4:18). YHWH has always desired for His people to be circumcised in the heart (Deuteronomy [Devarim] 10:12-16; 1 Corinthians 7:18-19; Galatians 2:3; 5:2-3; 6:12-15; Ephesians 2:11-13).

20.The Passover (Pesach) feast was to be a holy convocation, and no work was to be done (Exodus [Shemot] 12:16).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). A believer finds true rest in ceasing from his own works and resting in the finished work of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, YHWH's Passover (Pesach) Lamb (Genesis [Bereishit] 2:1-2; Matthew [Mattityahu] 11:28-30; John [Yochanan] 17:1-4; 19:30; Hebrews 3:14-19; 4:1-10).

21.The Passover (Pesach) must be killed outside the gates of the city (Deuteronomy [Devarim] 16:5).

Messianic Fulfillment. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was crucified outside of the city walls of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) at a place called Golgotha (John [Yochanan] 19:16-19; Hebrews 13:10-13).

22.There is healing power in the lamb (Exodus [Shemot] 15:26).

Messianic Fulfillment. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is the Healer sent from YHWH (Psalm [Tehillim] 105:36-38; Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 53:1-5; 1 Peter [Kefa] 2:24; 1 Corinthians 11:26-30).

23.The Exodus was on eagle's wings (Exodus [Shemot] 19:4).

Scriptures associated with this are Deuteronomy (Devarim) 32:9-13; Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 31:5; 40:31; Luke 17:33-37; Revelation 12:6,14.

24.They sang a song of rejoicing to the YHWH (Exodus [Shemot]15:1,19-21).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). Whenever a believer experiences and understands the meaning of Passover (Pesach), there is a spirit of rejoicing to the YHWH for his or her deliverance from sin, and for experiencing the newness of life in the Messiah. Note: The Passover Seder, which is the service and meal that celebrates the Passover, always ends with songs of rejoicing and the declaration: Next year in Jerusalem! This can be seen in Mark 14:26.

25.Israel is the firstborn of YHWH (Exodus [Shemot] 4:22-23).

Spiritual Application (Halacha). All those who accept the Messiah Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA are called the firstborn of YHWH even as Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is called the firstborn of YHWH (Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:15,18; Hebrews 12:22-24).'

DID Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HAVE A PASSOVER MEAL?

Today there are 15 steps in the Passover Seder. In order to understand if Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA had a Passover Seder, we need to know what is done during a Passover Seder.Therefore, I will list the 15 steps to the Passover Seder and explain what is done in each part. By doing this, we can determine if Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA had a Passover Seder prior to His crucifixion.

Before I begin to explain the 15 steps to the Passover Seder, I would like to comment on one aspect of it. During the Seder, a cup of wine is brought forth with this blessing: "Blessed are You, YHWH our YHWH, King of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine." During the Feast of Passover (Pesach), Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA said, "I am the true vine" (John [Yochanan] 15:1). Isaiah (Yeshayahu) tells us that YHWH had a vineyard and that vineyard was Israel (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 5:7). The choice vine planted in the vineyard was the Messiah (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 5:2).

THE SEDER SERVICE

1.Kaddesh and the first cup.

During the Kaddesh, the first of four cups of wine is blessed and drunk. This first cup of wine is called the cup of sanctification. Before the wine is drunk, a blessing is recited: "Blessed are You, YHWH our YHWH, King of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine."

2.U-r'chatz (the washing of hands).  No blessing is recited.

3.Karpas (this word means "parsley, green herbs").

This refers to the place in the Seder when the celebrants dip a green vegetable in salt water and eat it (John [Yochanan] 13:26-27). The oldest will sit on the left side of the table and will dip the sop. From this, we can conclude that Judas was the oldest disciple. The youngest will sit on the right side of the table. Benjamin (Benyamin) was the youngest of Jacob's (Ya'akov's) sons. Benjamin means "son of my right hand" in Hebrew.

4.Yachatz (the breaking of the bread).

The middle piece of three pieces of bread, or matzot, is ceremonially broken in two. Matzah (plural is matzot) is unleavened bread. The larger piece is wrapped in a napkin and set aside as the afikomen, the matzah that is eaten at the end of the meal. This can be seen in Luke 22:19.

5.The Maggid (the telling of the story of the Exodus).

The Maggid concludes with the second cup of wine, which is called the cup of wrath. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA partook of this second cup at the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:42-44). In telling the story of the Exodus, each person is to see the Exodus as if YHWH personally redeemed them! This is based upon Exodus (Shemot) 13:8.

6.Rachtzah (the washing of hands with a blessing).

7.Motzi (the blessing over bread).

The blessing over the bread is as follows: "Blessed are You, YHWH our YHWH, King of the Universe, who brings forth the bread from the earth." This blessing is a prophecy of the resurrection of the Messiah from the earth because He is the believer's bread (John [Yochanan] 6:47-51). YHWH brought forth the bread (Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA) from the earth following His death (Acts 2:31-33).

8.Matzah (the Matzah is blessed and eaten).

In John (Yochanan) 13:23, we can see that the disciples were leaning or reclining. Passover (Pesach) is called the season of our freedom. On this day, you are freed from the slavery of Egypt (Mitzrayim), symbolizing the bondage of sin, and you are seen as a king. Kings traditionally recline at their meals, and so celebrants reclined during portions of the Passover Seder. The believers in Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA are kings and priests before YHWH (Revelation 1:6; 5:10).

9.Maror (bitter herbs are blessed and eaten). Maror is bitter herbs. These bitter herbs are symbolized by romaine lettuce and horseradish.

10.Korech (the matzah and maror are eaten together).

11.Shulchan Orech (the meal is eaten).

12.Tzafun (the afikomen that was hidden is found, ransomed, and then eaten).

13.Barech (grace after meals).

At the conclusion of Barech, the blessing for wine is recited over the third cup. Then the cup is drunk. This is the cup of redemption (Luke 22:20; l Corinthians 10:16).

14.Hallel

Psalms (Tehillim) 115-118 are chanted in special praise to YHWH. The fourth cup is now filled, and a door is opened for Elijah (Eliyahu) to enter and proclaim the coming of Messiah.

15.Nirtzah (all is finished).

A final song is sung and ends with the phrase, Next Year in Jerusalem! This can be seen in Matthew 26:30 and Mark 14:26. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA ate the Passover (Luke 22:15). This Scripture passage refers specifically to the Lamb.

Frequently, there were two sacrifices during the Feast of Passover. One lamb is the Passover lamb and the other lamb is called the haggigah or peace offering. These sacrifices are referred to in Deuteronomy (Devarim) 16:2 where YHWH required that the sacrifice be from both the flock and the herd. This was interpreted to mean that two sacrifices were needed. The Haggigah (the additional lamb) was offered in addition to the Pesach (the Passover lamb). The Pesach was required, but the Haggigah was not because it was a freewill offering.

During the days of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, in order to have a Seder, you needed to register at a rabbinical court in the temple (Beit HaMikdash), and you must have at least 10 and no more than 20 people. Each group of pilgrims who came to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim had one representative carrying a lamb without spot or blemish (Exodus [Shemot] 12:4-5). An assembly of at least 10 people (known in Hebrew as a minyan) was required to participate in the ceremony.

Each group of people entered the temple (Beit HaMikdash) with their lamb. They were instructed, "You must slay the lamb, not the priests." The priests caught the blood and ministered the blood according to the Scriptures. The only place where a Passover (Pesach) lamb could be killed was in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim). Therefore, those who couldn't come to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) to keep the Passover (Pesach), but still wanted to keep the meal, would have to have a substitute for the Passover (Pesach) lamb. That substitute was the shankbone of a lamb. It has a special name in Hebrew: zeroah, or arm. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was referred to as the zeroah or arm of YHWH in Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 53:1. The shankbone or zeroah will be a remembrance of the lamb that was slain.

The Passover (Pesach) requirement is that you must eat until you are full. The entire lamb must be consumed before midnight on the fifteenth of Nisan. If you had only 10 people, you would not want to have two lambs because they could not be totally eaten in time. This would violate the commandment (mitzvah) that the lamb was to be eaten before midnight (Exodus [Shemot] 12:8). If you had 20 people, one lamb would not be enough to make everyone full, and this would also violate the commandment (mitzvah) given by YHWH. Therefore, if you had 20 people, you would need two lambs.

Once again, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA ate the Passover (Luke 22:15). You can have a Seder without a Pesach (or Passover lamb), but you cannot have a lamb without a Seder. Also, since Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was the Passover Lamb of YHWH (John [Yochanan] 1:29), He had to come to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) from Bethany not only to be the Passover (Pesach) lamb, but also for the Seder (Mark 14:3,12-16). So, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was having a Passover lamb (Luke 22:15), and it was a Seder. Today, there is no temple (Beit HaMikdash), so the Passover Seder is held on the fifteenth or sixteenth of Nisan. The Seder on the fifteenth is called the First Seder, and the Seder on the sixteenth is called the Second Seder.

In Mark 14:12, it is written, "And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover [the Pesach lamb]...." The word translated as first is the Greek word protos, which means "before, earlier, and preceding." Because there was a temple (Beit HaMikdash) in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) in the days of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, the First Seder would be on the fourteenth of Nisan, and the Second Seder on the fifteenth. The Seder could be held on either night. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA had His Passover (Pesach) Seder by midnight on the fourteenth of Nisan (remember that the fourteenth of Nisan begins at sundown, which is roughly six hours prior to midnight), and was crucified the next afternoon at 3:00 p.m., which is still the fourteenth of Nisan.

The high priest (Cohen HaGadol) kills the Passover (Pesach) lamb for the nation of Israel at 3:00 p.m. on the fourteenth of Nisan. At sundown, the fifteenth begins, so Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA would have to eat His Passover lamb by midnight of the fourteenth of Nisan, which is prior to the time that the high priest kills the Passover lamb for the nation. To further prove this, in John (Yochanan) 18:28, when Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was brought before Pilate, Caiaphas the high priest (Cohen HaGadol) wouldn't enter the judgment hall of the Gentile ruler because he would be defiled and couldn't eat the Passover lamb. So, this event must have taken place on the morning of the fourteenth of Nisan because the high priest had not yet eaten the Passover. If he was defiled, he would be defiled for one day. Since Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA had already eaten the Passover by the time He was seized and taken before Caiaphas and Pilate, He had to have eaten the Passover with the disciples on the evening of the fourteenth. Thus, we can see how Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA ate a Passover meal and could still fulfill being the Passover Lamb of YHWH by being killed at 3:00 p.m. on the fourteenth of Nisan.

THE BREAD AND CUPS OF THE PASSOVER SEDER

During the celebration of Pesach, three cakes of unleavened bread (matzot) are placed one upon another, with a napkin between each cake. At a certain point in the Seder service, the middle cake, known as the afikomen, or "that which come after," is broken in two. One piece is distributed among the people present, and the larger piece is hidden in a napkin. Toward the end of the Passover Seder, the hidden portion is brought to light and eaten by those surrounding the Passover table. The Messianic understanding is that these three pieces of matzot represent YHWH the Father, the Messiah Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, and the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh). The central piece, the afikomen, is broken, a portion is eaten, and the remainder hidden and then brought forth to testify of the death, burial, and resurrection of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA.

During the course of the Seder, the four cups of wine that are served to the people present at the Seder are used in the following manner, and are called:

1.The cup of blessing (Luke 22:17; 1 Corinthians 10:16). This cup is called the cup of sanctification, or the Kiddush.

2.The cup of wrath (Luke 22:42-44). This cup is not drunk, but is poured out on the table as the plagues of Egypt are recited. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA drank of this cup for us in the Garden of Gethsemane and when He died on the tree.

3.The cup of blessing, salvation, or redemption. This cup is filled to overflowing, symbolizing an overflowing salvation (Psalm [Tehillim] 116:13).

4.The cup of the kingdom (Luke 22:18,20; Matthew [Mattityahu] 26:28-29). Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA spoke of eating and drinking afresh in the Messianic age with His disciples after His resurrection.

In addition to the four cups of wine served to the people, another cup, called the cup of Elijah (Eliyahu), is also a part of the Seder. This cup is poured out at the end of the Seder. Only Elijah (Eliyahu) himself, or one coming in the spirit and power of Elijah, or the Messiah, was allowed to drink of this cup. When Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA referred to Himself drinking of this cup, He was saying in no uncertain terms that He was the Messiah.

HOW DID Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA FULFILL THE PASSOVER?

The Feast of Passover (Pesach) was given by YHWH to be a rehearsal (miqra) of the first coming of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. The Passover ceremony was observed in remembrance of the past and in preparation for the future. Many years after the Passover in Egypt, a person named John (Yochanan) the Baptist (Immerser), pointed to Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA and declared that He was the Lamb of YHWH (John [Yochanan] 1:29). After John (Yochanan), a type of Elijah (Eliyahu) who would prepare the coming of Messiah, proclaimed Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA as the Lamb of YHWH, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA ministered for three-and-a-half years. At the end of that time, on the tenth of Nisan, the high priest marched out of the city of Jerusalem to Bethany where a lamb was to be slain. The lamb was led back into the city through streets lined with thousands of pilgrims singing the Hallel (Psalms [Tehillim] 113-118).

The liturgy for Hoshanah Rabbah says that the Messiah will come to the Mount of Olives and weep over the city. This happened in Luke 19:41. The people also waved palm branches as Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA rode into the city on a donkey in fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9. Today, Nisan 10 is known as Palm Sunday in the non-Judaic community.

The lamb that was to be slain by the high priest was led into the temple (Beit HaMikdash) and put in a prominent place of display. Likewise, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA the Lamb of YHWH went on public display when He entered the temple (Beit HaMikdash) and spent four days there among the people, the Sadducees, the Pharisees, and the scribes, as the leaders asked Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA their hardest questions. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was questioned in front of the people for four days, showing Himself to be without spot or blemish, fulfilling Exodus (Shemot) 12:5.

On the fourteenth of Nisan, at the third hour of the day (9:00 a.m.), the high priest (Cohen HaGadol) took the lamb and ascended the altar so he could tie the lamb in place on the altar. At the same time on that day, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was tied to the tree on Mount Moriah (Mark 15:25). At the time of the evening sacrifice (3:00 p.m.) for Passover (Exodus [Shemot] 12:6), the high priest (Cohen HaGadol) ascended the altar, cut the throat of the lamb with a knife, and said the words, "It is finished." These are the exact words said after giving a peace offering to YHWH. At this same time, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA died, saying these exact words in John (Yochanan) 19:30. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA died at exactly 3:00 p.m. (Matthew [Mattityahu] 27:45-46,50).

In Exodus (Shemot) 12:8-9, we are told the lamb was to be roasted before sundown. According to the tractate Pesahim in the Mishnah, the lamb was roasted on an upright pomegranate stick. This pomegranate stick is representative of the tree upon which Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA died. The lamb was to be gutted, and its intestines were to be removed and put over its head. Thus, the lamb is referred to as the "crowned sacrifice." This is a picture of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA in (Psalm [Tehillim] 22:13-18).

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 16:16 says that all the congregation of Israel was required to be present at the feasts of Passover (Pesach), Weeks (Shavuot) or Pentecost, and Tabernacles (Sukkot). This explains why all were gathered to witness the death of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA on the tree (Matthew [Mattityahu] 27:1-26).

The night of the fifteenth of Nisan, YHWH commanded the people to eat the lamb with unleavened bread (matzah) and bitter herbs (maror), their sandals on their feet and their bags packed and on their backs (Exodus [Shemot] 12:6,8,11), for on this night they are to leave Egypt. Likewise, we are to be quick to accept Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA into our hearts and leave Egypt, which represents the sin and idolatry of this evil world.                                                     

                                    

Communication Commonalities - There are six days when you may work but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to YHWH." Leviticus 23:3

 

THE  DAY OF  יהוה REST - WHAT A WONDERFUL GIFT!

 

 SHILOH PEACE/Chapter 49:I0/II; gave us the Sabbath (Hebrew: Shabbat) as a day of rest and rejuvenation, a day to enjoy His creation and focus on Him. Shabbat means, "to rest". How many times in our busy lives we don't take time for needed rest! The pace of life today is much faster than it's ever been. Today's families seem to never have enough time to spend together. Celebrating the Sabbath provides time to unwind, be with family and refocus on YHWH - YAHUWAH. The Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday evening and lasts until sundown on Saturday evening. The Friday evening meal (Erev Shabbat or "Sabbath Eve") is very special and celebrates entering into Sabbath rest. Saturday evening, it is customary to celebrate the close of the Sabbath with the Havdalah service.

 Unfortunately, the celebration of the Sabbath is a tradition that has been lost to PROTESTANT CHRISTIANITY - Ephraim and Manasseh. The celebration is an excellent teaching tool about YHWH and His plans for humanity, and a wonderful "family time" as well. This will provide basic information to help you to celebrate the Sabbath.

 

 

HISTORY OF THE SABBATH

 

The Sabbath was the first festival to be outlined by YHWH to Moses in the book of Leviticus. It was the first festival observed by YHWH Himself in the book of Genesis, as well as being the first to be observed by man, even before the revelation at Jebal El Lwaz when the other festivals were commanded. The Sabbath is a time of rest and is a Picture of the Bride (YHWH's people) resting with the bridegroom, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. It is very symbolic of the ultimate fulfillment of the Sabbath -- the 1000-year rest (the Millennium).

 

 

SABBATH EVE CELEBRATION
(EREV SHABBAT)

The Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday evening (Erev Shabbat or "Sabbath Eve"). The Friday evening meal is very special and celebrates entering into Sabbath rest. At this time, the focus should turn from the activities of the week and should center on YHWH, our family, rest and rejuvenation.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO CELEBRATE!

 

  1. A pair of candle holders with two white candles and matches

  2. Wine or grape juice with glasses

  3. A pitcher of water, a bowl and a towel

  4. Two loaves of bread (challah is traditional)

  5. A salt shaker

  6. A nice napkin to cover the bread

  7. A special dinner

 

HOW TO CELEBRATE

 

Traditionally, the man and woman lead their family in celebration of the Sabbath, however anyone can perform the service. The steps are numbered in the order that they should be performed. Explanations for each step are included in parenthesis. For people not familiar with celebrating the Sabbath, it is useful and edifying to read the explanations aloud as the celebration is being performed.

       WOMAN

  1. Preparation Prayer
    (The preparation prayer is spoken by the woman before lighting the Sabbath candles. Traditionally, the woman covers her head with a scarf while lighting the candles. A small pair of candles may also be lit by a daughter, as she learns from her mother.)

    ABBA Father, we thank You for the blessings of Your rest and peace this evening. Holy Spirit, be with us as we partake of this Sabbath. Fill our hearts and minds with Your Shiloh, your shalom, Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Guide each of us that we may bless one another with our words and actions. We ask Your blessing over our home and family. Pour out Your Spirit upon us as we partake of Your Sabbath, Your rest. May our home, our hearts and our minds be used by You to bring the news that Your Messiah has come, has risen and has come again! In the name of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA Ha Mashiach, the Messiah, we pray. Amen.

     

  2. Lighting the Candles
    (As the woman lights the candles remember that YHWH chose another woman, Mary, to bring forth "The Light of the World" (John 8:12).)

    Baruch atah EL-Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, asher kid-shanu bímitzvotav, vítzinvanu 1'hadlik neyr shel Shabbat

    Blessed art Thou ELOHIM/YAHUWAH, the ELOHIM's/YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe who has set us apart by Your commandments and has enjoined upon us the kindling of the Sabbath light.

    Creation (lighting the first candle) This candle represents creation. "In the beginning ELOHIM YAHUWAH created the heavens and the earth ... And ELOHIM YAHUWAH said, 'Let there be light' and there was light." -- Genesis 1:1,3.

    Redemption (lighting the second candle) This candle represents redemption. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA said, "I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." -- John 8:12.

    (The woman may now pray silently for her children.)

       MAN

  1. Blessings
    (The man lays his hands upon his wife and each child as he asks ABBA -  ELOHIM YAHUWAH's blessing upon them. "My you be like Ephraim and Manasseh." To the wife, he may read Proverbs 31 "A wife of noble character... He continues with an appropriate blessing, such as:)

    ABBA FATHER/ELOHIM YAHUWAH, in the name of MALKI TZEDIK YEHOWSHUA Ha Moshiach I thank You for Your blessing of this woman to me. I ask that You bless her. Remove all fear and doubt from her heart and mind. Grant her Your shalom, Your peace that surpasses all understanding. I ask that You guide her steps and guard her path from Satan. Let her know that I am committed to You, and I am committed to her. In the name of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA Ha Mashiach, I thank you Ruach HaKodesh for hearnig me, always. 

    (To the children he may read Psalm 127:3 "...children are a reward from Him." He continues with an appropriate blessing such as:)

    Abba Father, I thank You for the blessing of this child. I ask that You fill him/her with Your Holy Spirit and guard his/her footsteps. I ask that You guard his/her path from Santa/Satan. I ask that You build his/her character in Your likeness, in truth, honor and light. I ask that You remove fear from this child and fill him/her with Your Holy Spirit. In the name of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA Ha Mashiach, I thank you Ruach HaKodesh for hearing me, always.

     

  2. Wine/Juice
    (The cup is held at the base by the fingers, causing them to point upward. They represent the children of YAHUWAH, reaching up and longing for Him. It is interesting to note that when Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA "gave thanks" as in Matthew 26:27, he most likely said the same ancient blessing used here.)

    The wine symbolizes Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA's shed blood. In Matthew 26:27, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA "took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them saying, 'Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins"'

    Baruch atah El-Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, boaray peree ha-gofen Blessed art Thou, ELOHIM YAHUWAH, the ELOHIM's/YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

    (Everyone drinks of the wine/Juice.)

     

  3. Washing
    Water is used figuratively throughout Scripture to represent the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 44:3: For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. Isaiah 12:3: With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. (salvation in Hebrew is "Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA"). John 7:37: on the last and greatest day of the Feast, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said,
    streams of living water will flow from within him." By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Always, always remember, that THIS about cleaning the INSIDE of YOUR CUP/YOU ..... that matters the most.

    Blessed art Thou, El-Elohe-Israel, King of the universe, who has sanctified us through Your commandments and instructed us concerning the washing of hands and the cleaning of the inside of our cup. We dedicate our hands and our BODIES/selves to You.

    (The man pours water from the pitcher for everyone to wash their hands.)

     

  4. Bread
    (In Leviticus 24:5-9, bread was to be set on the altar each Sabbath as a lasting covenant. The two loaves on the table are symbolic of the double portion of manna which ELOHIM YAHUWAH provided on Fridays for the children of Israel when they wandered in the wilderness. The bread is covered with a cloth, which symbolizes the dew that was around the camp when the Israelites woke up in the desert. When the dew evaporated, the manna, YAHUWAH's provision of bread was on the ground.

    Traditionally, Challah (pronounced "Halla") is used as the bread (see related recipe). Challah is a braided bread formed by braiding strips of dough. This braid is said to represent folded arms, as in rest.)

    The bread represents Jesus/Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, the Bread of Life. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA said "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world." -- John 6:51.

    Baruch atah El-Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, ha-motzee lechem min haaretz

    Blessed art Thou ELOHIM YAHUWAH, the ELOHIM's/YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.

    (Starting with the man, everyone breaks off a piece of bread to eat. A tradition is to sprinkle a little salt on the second bite, recalling Genesis 3:19: "By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food.")

     

  5. The Dinner is served
    (A special dinner should be served.)

     

  6. Grace after the meal
    (Deuteronomy 8:10 says, "When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise ELOHIM your YAHUWAH for the good land He has given you".)

    ABBA Father, I thank You for the blessings You have given us. I thank You for the blessing of this family to me. I ask that You strengthen our love for each other and that You fill us with Your Holy Spirit as we continue to enjoy Your Sabbath, Your rest. I thank You in the name of ELOHIM YAHUWAH Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, Ha Mashiach, who came, died for our salvation, was raised from the dead and will return to receive all who call upon His Name. Amen.

     

  7. Rest!
    (The remainder of the evening and the next day, until sundown are for rest and enjoying YHWH's world!)

    RECIPE FOR CHALLAH  
    (Dough can also be made in a bread baking machine)
    1/2 c. lukewarm water
    1/2 c. milk
    1/4 c. butter or margarine (melted)
    I Tbsp. sugar
    1 pkg dry yeast
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 tsp. salt
    3 to 3 1/2 c. white flour
    2 Tbsp gluten flour
     

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add milk, melted margarine, sugar and beaten eggs. Add flour and salt. Mix well, then knead in bowl until smooth. Put dough on floured board and knead until firm, smooth and not sticky. Add more flour if needed. Shape into ball. Place in greased bowl. Brush with oil, cover with towel and let rise about 2 hours until double in bulk. Punch down dough and knead briefly. Let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough in half. Divide each half into three equal pieces. Roll each piece into a strip about 12" long. For each loaf, braid three pieces. Put on a cookie sheet. Brush with beaten egg yolk, sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. Cover with towel and let rise 1 hour. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Makes two small loaves.

                                         HAVDALAH, THE CLOSE OF THE SABBATH


At sundown on Saturday evening as the Sabbath draws to a close, it is customary to celebrate the Havdalah service. Havdalah means separation, a time to separate the holy from the mundane.

                                             WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO CELEBRATE!

  1. A pair of long thin white candles twisted together and matches. You can make these by taking two long, thin tapered candles, holding them together over the spout of a boiling tea kettle and gradually twisting or wrapping them around each other, starting at the base. Be careful not to burn yourself!

  2. Small jar or box containing a fragrant spice. The fragrant spice can contain cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, dried grated orange peel, or whatever you enjoy.

  3. Small wine glass placed on a plate or bowl.

  4. Wine/Juice.

  5. Bible/Concordance

                                                  HOW TO CELEBRATE


 Late Saturday afternoon, the family should gather for a meal that can be easily prepared, in keeping with the Sabbath rest. Traditionally, the Sabbath is said to end when the first three stars are visible. Following the meal, if it is a clear day, the family can gather outside to try to spot the first three stars. After the stars have been spotted, the woman says a prayer that is a farewell to the day, and begins the Havdalah celebration.

 Traditionally, the man and woman lead their family in the Havdalah celebration, however anyone can perform the service. The man's part and woman's part have been described separately for easy reference. Explanations for each step are given in parenthesis For people not familiar with celebrating Havdalah, it is useful and edifying to read the explanations aloud as the celebration is being performed.

       WOMAN

  1. Farewell Prayer
    (The woman says a prayer that is a farewell to the day, and begins the Havdalah celebration.)

    ABBA Father, we thank You for Your rest. We thank You for Your Blessed Messiah ELOHIM YAHUWAH Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA,, Who is the Light of the World and Who came into the darkness of the world to redeem it into the light. May Your love fill us this night and may we bring Your light to the world. Amen.

     

  2. Lighting the Candles
    (As the woman lights the candles remember that YHWH chose another woman, Mary, to bring forth "The Light of the World" (John 8:12).)

    The two candles represent Creation/Redemption and the two Houses of Israel. They have been twisted together symbolically linking our Creation and Redemption as one nation through Jesus.

    Baruch atah El-Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, boaray mloray haaysh.

    Blessed art Thou ELOHIM YAHUWAH, the ELOHIM's/YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe, who creates the light of the fire. YAHUWAH brings light to darkness and into our lives.

    (Present the light to everyone to feel the warmth and see the brightness.)

       MAN

  1. Scripture
    (The man reads appropriate Scripture. A suggested reading is John 1:1-14.)

    John 1:1-14: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with YAHUWAH, and the Word was YAHUWAH. He was with YAHUWAH in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. There came a man who was sent from YAHUWAH; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of YAHUWAH - children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of YAHUWAH. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

     

  2. Wine/Juice
    (The man says the blessing for the wine before pouring it. It will be poured until it overflows to show the fullness and completion of the week and the fullness and completion of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA's work. It also indicates the abundance of blessings we have through Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA "'Test me in this,' says YAHUWAH ELOHIM Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."' -- Mal 3:10.)

    The wine symbolizes Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA's shed blood. In Matthew 26:27, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA "took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them saying, 'Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins"'

    Baruch atah El- Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, boaray peree ha-gofen.

    Blessed are You, ELOHIM YAHUWAH, the ELOHIM's/YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

    (Fill the wine glass until it overflows onto a plate. When Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was on the cross, "...one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water". -- John 19:34.)

     

  3. Extinguish the Candles
    (The candle will be extinguished in the spilled wine. This is symbolic of the darkness that came over the world when Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA died on the cross.)

    Luke 23:44-46 - "It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land... for the sun stopped shining... ELOHIM YAHUWAH Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA called out with a loud voice, 'Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit"

    (Put out the flame in the spilled wine.)

     

  4. Spices
    (As the spice box is passed, each one should take a deep breath and try to remember the fragrance.)

    In John 19:40 - "Taking Jesus'/ YEHOWSHUA's body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Judaic burial customs." The spices signify the sweetness of life experienced in ELOHIM YAHUWAH Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. He said "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (,John 10:10).

    (Pass the spice box.)

     

  5. The 23rd Psalm
    (The man leads his family in saying the 23rd Psalm.)

    YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA forever.

     

  6. Conclusion of Havdalah


    ABBA Father, thank You for the blessings given to us. Thank You for sending Your Son, SHILOH
    MALKI TZEDIK YEHOWSHUA,   YAHUWAH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA.  Watch over my family as they go about this week. Place a guard on each of them against Santa/Satan and His followers. Bless us as we follow Your commandments and go into the world to share the Good News of our Messiah. In ELOHIM YAHUWAH Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA's  Name we pray, thank you RUACH haKODESH for hearing me, always. RIGHT ON.

    It is TODAY that WE end with Isaiah 52:7: "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those that bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation (Hebrew for YEHOWSHUA), who say to Tziyon/Zion OUR ELOHIM YAHUWAH REIGNS..... FROM THE WOOD/TREE."

                                                            

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