Keeping Passover on Abib 14th

Passover is an appointment time of the LORD God to celebrate and commemorate his great power and might in delivering the children of Israel out of the house of bondage, out of the land of Egypt. It is celebrated on Abib 14th. Abib is the name of the first month of God's calendar.

When is Passover?

The month Abib is the first month of God's year. See Exodus 12:1+

Exodus 12:1  And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying this month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb...

The date God appointed for passover is on Abib 14th, in the evening.

First, we know from Exodus 9:31 that the barley was in the ear. This is near spring time. We know that Passover was before the feast of first fruits by at least 50 days, because that is the amount of days to be counted after Passover for the time of the feast of first fruits.

Abib 14 is around the time the moon is black, when we look at the dark side of it, when it is between the sun and the moon. We know this because there was a solar eclipse, a time of darkness over the land when Jesus Christ was crucified on Passover.

Passover is around spring equinox, which is March 21st on the Catholic calendar of Pope Gregory.

Recently, Passover was on March 3rd, 2019. If you learn God's calendar you will find that Passover doesn't fall on any day of the week, but according to barley harvest and the new moon day.

Finding the Lamb on Abib 10th

Exodus 12:3  Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

Keeping Passover on Abib 14th

Numbers 9:2  Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season. In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it. And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover. And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.

Unleavened Bread Not to be Eaten from Abib 14th to 21st

Exo 12:18  In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.

There were 7 days to not eat unleavened bread. On the 14th in the evening, the Passover was killed. So the next day would be the 15th then 16th, 17th, 18, 19th, 20th, 21st. That's seven days. And it stops at even of the 21st day.

Jesus Christ, Our Passover Lamb

Jesus Christ celebrated Passover with his disciples. Then he went to the garden with Peter, James and John. He was then betrayed by Judas. He was then condemned by the priests and denied by Peter. Passover morning (after night had passed), he was tried by Pontius Pilate. Jesus Christ was scourged and then crucified and died around the 9th hour (what we would call 3 PM).

Passover is a preparation day. After Jesus Christ was crucified, then Joseph of Arimethea received the body from Pontius Pilate and put it in his own new tomb.

Passover was celebrated on the evening or the 14th day of Abib by the Jews, on which they crucified our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Blessings of Keeping Passover

Since Christ is the last sacrifice, I don't take a lamb on the tenth of Abib and slay it on the 14th of Abib. I am not opposed to people that do, in that you can kill a lamb and eat it any day you wish.

Blessings From Keeping Passover

Here are ways I've been blessed by keeping passover and the feast of unleavened bread.

Passover reminds me that God is faithful and keeps his word. The LORD had a covenant with Abraham, kept his word and brought the children of Israel out of the house of bondage. In Genesis 15, we read that the LORD told Abraham that his seed would be a stranger in a a land that is not theirs and they would serve them. This affliction would be 400 years. This period of 400 years began with the affliction of Isaac by Ishmael in Genesis 21:9. For four hundred years the children of Israel were in Canaan and in Egypt. And then delivered in Exodus 6:5

Exodus 6:5  And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.

Passover reminds me of the power of God to deliver. He took over a million children of Israel and redeemed them from slavery and brought them out of the house of bondage.

Passover reminds me of the freedom I have in Christ by being delivered.

Passover reminds me that God sees everything. And he is a faithful judge. The LORD God judged Egypt and slew all their firstborn. God said the affliction by the Egyptians on the children of Israel.

God is faithful to keep his word, and deliver his own. Do we remember him? Are we thankful for his deliverance. God is jealous and wants to be loved above all others. He is worthy of this love. He is faithful to us. It is great to have this day to specially remember God's faithfulness, his justice, righteousness and power to deliver.


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