The Passover — Introduction

Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1 Corinthians 5:7-8

LORD Jesus, we praise You for You have made us free indeed. Forgive us, O LORD, whenever we look back into our Egypt longing for the things that we once had. Help us to break free from the slavery that came while we were living in Egypt. Enable us to keep our focus on You, O God, and to press on whenever we bump into the mighty sea in front of us. Give us faith to pass through the Red Sea, to reach forth to the things which are ahead, and to forget those things which are behind. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

In 2021 the Jewish Passover will begin at sunset on the 27th of March (this coming Saturday). It is also called The Feast of Freedom because the Israelites were freed from bondage in Egypt. On that day, which is also known as Pesach, they are reminding themselves of the freedom that God has given to them.

Yes, you are right, as Christians we are celebrating the risen Christ on Easter, and so we do not celebrate The Passover in the sense like the Jews do.

Born a Jew, however, our LORD shares His genealogy with the Jews. He was born a Jew and would have known and kept the Jewish holidays. If we want to know more about this, or any other feast which had been installed in the Old Testament, then it is good for us to learn more about it and its meaning in the Old as well as in the New Testament.

“The new is in the old concealed; the old is in the new revealed.”

Augustine

Choose faith over enjoyment of earthly pleasures of sin.

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