Passover or Pesach is God’s first biblical feast, between mid-March and mid-April. On this day, God freed His people from slavery in the Exodus. Every day in their prayers, the Jewish people honor God as the God who brought them out of slavery in Egypt.
Passover is also the day when the Roman government crucified Jesus or Yeshua as the Passover Lamb. He died at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, just as men were slaughtering their Passover lambs in the Temple. The picture is unmistakable. He died on Passover as the Passover Lamb, fulfilling scripture.
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth. —Isaiah 53:7 [NASB]
On this day of the year, God redeemed Israel from slavery in Egypt and Christian believers from slavery to sin!
The Passover chapter in the Feast Book delights readers with colorful, holy day descriptions from the ancient Temple. Passover is the first feast that the Israelites celebrated in the Promised Land, in Joshua 5:10. Yeshua’s final supper on earth was a memorial Passover meal. He said in Luke 22:15, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” He will celebrate it again with believers when He returns (Mark 14:25). Passover is a celebration for every generation.
Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance. —Exodus 12:14 [NASB]
This chapter contains a God-glorifying Passover Seder or service that readers can copy and give to their Passover guests. It gives complete, step-by-step instructions, prayers, menus, and recipes.
5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the LORD’s Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. 8 But you shall present a food offering to the LORD for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.” —Leviticus 23:5-8 [ESV]