This episode features the topic of Passover. Before we start, I would like to preface this with just one statement: If you can give me one Biblical reason I should celebrate Easter, I will give you at least 10 why you should celebrate Passover.
The Topic can be dealt with in short if I do it in the form of a comparative graph. So here goes.
1. Invented by Constantine in 325 AD as a substitute for Passover at the council of Nicaea.
2. To be celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon of the spring equinox.
3. Full of pagan ritual synchronized into the holiday.
4. Co-opted by the world as a holiday to celebrate spring with all of itscommercial non Biblical practices.
5. Declares Yeshua Dies on Friday and Raised on Sunday. This invalidates Yeshua’s claim to be raised in 3 days and 3 nights.
6. Named after the Chaldean fertility goddess Ishtar
7. Still holds on to all of its pagan customs, eggs, lilies, spring, sunriseservice, bunnies, hot cross buns, all of which are still very much a part of the spring fertility rituals of the pagan religions.
8. Yeshua nor anyone else in the Bible celebrated Easter.
9. If we celebrate the resurrection on Easter, we are specifically denying the prophetic display that God set up through the Passover. This prophetic display alone proves the resurrection, not Easter. Celebrating the resurrection on Easter is no different than the practice of worshiping false gods on the High Places.
10. Replacing Passover with Easter is another attempt by Satan to discredit the truth of the resurrection with fables.
1. Decreed by God to celebrate Israel’s redemption from slavery by the Passover lamb, Ex 12:25-27
2. Ordained by God as one of the appointed times and seasons, Lev 23:4-5
3. Full of Prophetic display of the final Passover lamb, Yeshua, 1st Cor5:7.
4. Still remains pure in its practice, based upon a very clear Biblicalprescription by God, Ex 12:3-11.
5. Shows very clearly Yeshua Dies after the 9Th hr 3:00pm before the beginning of the Shabbat and raised on Saturday after the 9th hour before the end of the Shabbat. Mt 12:40 and 27:46-50.
6. Named to commemorate the act of the Angel of death passing over the children of Israel, Ex 12:12-13.
7. Every symbol/custom used in the Passover points directly in prophetic display to the death and resurrection of Yeshua, Mt 26:2, Mk 14:1, Lk22:3-7.
8. Yeshua and the disciples celebrated Passover and Yeshua pointed to this event as being fulfilled by Him exclusively. All of the elements of the Passover meal pointed to his death burial and resurrection. Lk 22:15-20.
9. We were commanded to have nothing to do with the practices of the pagans, Num 33:51, Duet 12:1-7, 1st Ki 3:3, 1st Ki 12:26-33, 1st Ki 14:22-2.
10. Worshiping in spirit and truth means worshiping according to God’s prescription not our own. Jn 4:24, Mk 7:5-8.
So you decide, will you celebrate Easter or the prophesied and fulfilled resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah. Come join us for Passover and celebrate according to God’s prescription.