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A LOOK AT THE FIRST CENTURY CHURCH

Part 10

Review

Heb 4:12

12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.      AMP

So if the emphasis of God is on His Word then it would stand to reason that words are extremely important. Thus a study of specific words and their origins is essential to understanding the importance of not only their meaning but the implications that they have on our lives and how we respond to what we believe to be true.

Andy taught on Pesach from a Messianic perspective. The following pages are  a guideline to use if you would like to celebrate Passover at the appropriate time. Andy and his family have been observing the festivals outlined in the Torah for approximately 18 years. His website has some valuable information regarding some of the things we have been discussing. You can go to http://www.grafted-promise.net/index.html and read up on these times and seasons.

Take a walk through this Messianic version of the Passover and look to see the prophetic nature of the "moed" or appointed times. This is a family activity and there are special items used during this remembrance of God delivering the children of Israel and also of our own freedom from the bondage to this world through the shed blood of Jesus.

Thank you to Andy Talsma and his family for the following guide for a Passover celebration for Christians.

 

+ Preparing for Pesach - Bedikat Chametz

Father:

During the days before Pesach, leaven would be removed from the home and the house thoroughly cleaned. Then Bedikat Chametz, a ceremonial search for leaven, would be done. It was on this night of removing leaven that Yeshua gathered His disciples together in the upper room to share with them the meaning of Pesach fulfilled in Himself.

Yeshua warned of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducess, a leaven of "self"-righteousness through and of religion and works. That is why, in the ceremonial search for leaven, Yeshua is like the light which exposes this leaven. Ruach HaKodesh is like the feather which helps sweep this leaven from our lives. The wood bearing the leaven reminds us of the cross of wood which Yeshua Himself bore. And the wrapping cloth is like His burial cloth.

Yeshua HaMashiach said to His disciples, "Ihave eagerly desired to eat this Pesach with you before I suffer." (Luke 22:15)He passed the foods among them. It was in the contextof Pesach, that Yeshua revealed to them the mystery of YHVH's plan of redemption. He spoke to them of His Body and Blood. He explained to them that He would have to die. Through the sacrifice of the Pesach Lamb Yeshua prepared His disciples for the happenings of the confusing hours that were to follow. As we participate in this Pesach, may we once again experience YHVH's great redemption plan and know His wonderful provisions for us in Yeshua, our Beloved Kinsman Redeemer.

Upon the table we see the plate holding the ceremonial items of Pesach. There are parsley sprigs, matzah, horseradish, a sweet apple mixture, a lamb shank bone, and a roasted egg. Curious things, yet all part of the telling. With all our senses we will participate in Pesach, taking in the sights and smells, tasting each ingredient, listening to every word, and experiencing the truth of YHVH's love.

Let us now begin.

+ The Candles Blessing - Birkat HaNer

Mother rises to light the candles and says:

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, Who has set us apart by Your Word, and in Whose Name we light the festival lights.

Father:

As light for this festival of redemption is kindled by the hand of a woman, we remember our Kinsman Redeemer, the Light of the world, came into the world as the promised seed of a woman.       (Genesis 3:15)

+ The Four Cups of Wine for Pesach

Father:

As YHVH spoke these words of encouragement to Moses, He revealed to His servant the plan by which He would redeem the Children of Israel.

* Response *

"I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians --I will free you from being slaves,

I will redeem you with an outstretched arm --I will take you as My own people, and I will be your GOD"

Father:

At Pesach, we celebrate by drinking from our cups four times. The first cup is Sanctification, showing that we set ourselves aside for YHVH's purpose only. The second cup is Deliverance, the third is Redemption, and the fourth is the Praisecup of the Kingdom. With each cup, we will remember the intimate union that YHVH desires with each of us.

+ The Cup of Sanctification - Kiddush

Father:

Water was added to the wine of Yeshua's day.  As we add water to this first cup we remember the blood and water that flowed from the altar of YHVH into the Kidron Valley as the priests washed the altar after the sacrifices.

( The first cup of wine and water is poured, and in Elijah's cup. )

We lift our first cup and bless the name of YHVH!

* Response *

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, Who creates the fruit of the vine.

( All drink. )

+ Washing the Hands - Rachtzah

Father:

( Lifts the basin of water. )

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, Who has sanctified us through Yeshua Your Son, in Whom is our Righteousness. Let us share in the washing ceremony.

( Pass the bowl of water and towel. )

We remember that Yeshua fulfilled a conditionof the Blood Covenant, when at His Last Meal, He laid aside His garments and girded Himself with a towel, the garment of a servant. "After that, He poured water into a basin andbegan to wash His disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him. Yeshua said...'He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.' 'Do you understand what I have done for you?' , He asked them. 'You call Me "Teacher" and "LORD", and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your LORD and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.'"

(John 13:5, 10, 12-14)

+ Parsley - Karpas

Father:

( Lifts up the parsley. )

Pesach is celebrated in the spring time, when the earth greens with life. Let this green vegetable remind us of life, created and sustained by YHVH. Let it also remind us of the hyssop used to apply the blood to the door posts at the first Pesach.

( Lifts up the salt water. )

Life in Egypt for the Children of Israel had become a life of pain, suffering, and tears,  represented by this salt water. We take the Karpas and dip it into the salt water, remembering that life is immersed in tears.

( Karpas and salt water, for dipping, are distributed. )

* Response *

( Lift the dipped Karpas. )

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, Who creates the fruit of the earth.

Father:

Now let us eat the salt-dipped Karpas.

( All eat the salt-dipped Karpas. )

+ Breaking the Matzah - Yachatz

Father:

( Lifts the three wrapped Matzah. )

This is the Unleavened Bread which the Children of Israel ate as they left the land of Egypt.

At Pesach three Matzah are wrapped together. There are various explanations for this ceremony. The rabbiscall these three a "Unity". Some consider it a unity of patriarchs --Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Others explain it as a unity of worship -- the Priests, the Levites, and the peopleof Israel.

We who know Yeshua realize the tri-unity of YHVH --Father, Son, and Spirit. Three in One. Two-thousand years of time for the work of The Father; two-thousand years of time for the work of Yeshua; two-thousand years of time for the work of Ruach HaKodesh.

In the Matzah we see a picture of Yeshua HaMashiach, born in the "house of bread", Beit Lechem.

( Removes the middle Matzah to show for examination. )

Father:

See how the Matzah is striped.

* Response *

"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of ourpeace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 5:35)

Father:

See how the Matzah is pierced.

* Response *

"And I will pour upon the house of David, upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced,and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son..."

(Zechariah 12:10)

Father:

As our LORD Yeshua gave up His life, an earthquake shook the Temple, splitting the very foundation stones. ( Breaks the middle Matzah in half. )

The veil of the Holy of Holies separating YHVH from man was split from top to bottom. We can rejoice that our eyes are open to see Yeshua as our Redemption! Sadly a spiritual veil surrounds and separates those who refuse Yeshua as their Redemption. But in the future may they too be ransomed back by the strong arm of YHVH!

( Wraps one-half of the broken Matzah to be the Afikomen. )

If you will cover your eyes, I will hide the Afikomen.

( Does so. )

( Breaks pieces of Matzah from the other half of the middle piece and distributes them. )

* Response *

( Lift up the Matzah pieces. )

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, Who brings forth bread from the earth.

( All eat the Matzah pieces. )

+ The Four Questions - Maggid

The Youngest asks the four questions saying:

How different this night is from all other nights!

On this night why do we eat only Matzah?

On this night why do we eat only bitter herbs?

On this night why do we dip our vegetables twice?

On this night why do we eat only in great leisure?

+ The Four Answers "

            ...The Matzah - The Unleavened Bread"

Father:

It is both a duty and a privilege to answer the four questions of Pesach and recite the mighty works of our faithful GOD.

On this night we eat only Matzah, remembering how the Children of Israel left Egypt in haste. Their bread had no time to take in leaven.

We also remember that Scriptures teach us that leaven symbolizes corruption of self-righteousness and the world.

* Response *

"Don't you know that a little yeast works through the whole dough? Get rid of the old yeast that you maybe a new batch without yeast -- as you really are. For HaMashiach, our Pesach Lamb, has been sacrificed." (I Corinthians 5:7)

During this season of Pesach, we turn from disobedience and selfishness and begin a fresh, new, and holy life.

            "...The Maror - The Bitter Herbs"

Father:

On this night we remember how bitter life became for the Children of Israel in the land of Egypt.

( Lifts up the horseradish. )

"...so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly. They made their lives bitter withhard labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields..."

(Exodus 1:12-14)

As we scoop some Maror onto a piece of Matzah, we remember how bitter were the lives of the Children of Israel in their slavery in Egypt.

( Matzah and Maror are distributed. )

* Response *

( Lift the Matzah with Maror on it. )

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, Who has set us apart by Your Word and commanded us to eat bitter herbs.

( All eat. )

            "...Why We Dip Twice - The Kharoset"

Father:

On this night we remember how the Children of Israel toiled in slavery for Pharaoh, working in brick and clay.

( Lifts the Kharoset, the brown apple mixture. )

We remember this task in the Kharoset, made from chopped apples, honey, nuts, and wine. We place Maror onto another piece of Matzah but this time we "dip" it with the sweet Kharoset.

( Matzah, Maror, and Kharoset are distributed. )

* Response *

( Lift the Matzah with Maror and Kharoset. )

We dip the Maror into the Kharoset to remind ourselves that even the most bitter circumstances can be sweetened by the hope we have in YHVH, our GOD.

( All eat. )

Father:

"While they were reclining at the table eating, Yeshua said, 'I tell you the truth, one of you will betray Me -- one who is eating with Me.' They were saddened and one by one they said to Him, 'Surely, not I?' 'It is one of the Twelve,' He replied, 'one who dips bread into the bowl with Me.'" (Mark 14:18-20)

Of all Yeshua's disciples, it was these twelve who had been chosen personally by Him.

            "...Why Tonight We Eat in Leisure"

Father:

On this night we eat in leisure, in contrast to those at the first Pesach who were a people enslaved and eating in great haste.

* Response *

Once we were slaves, but now we are free in Yeshua!

Father:

The Children of Israel were instructed to eat the Pesach in haste, their loins girded, their staffs in their hands, their sandals upon their feet, awaiting departure from the bondage of Egypt. Today we eat leisurely because of our relationship to our Beloved Kinsman Redeemer Yeshua.

* Response *

Yeshua HaMashiach said, "Come unto Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

+ The Account of Pesach

Father:

In the Pesach account we see the meaning of the word Pesach, to "leap over and show mercy". We see the miracles, the redemption, and the mighty power of YHVH to overcome evil.

Reader 1:

YHVH had promised the land of Israel to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Yet their children were in Egypt. The Pharaoh who had come to power feared them. "These foreigners in our midst are prospering and have grown numerous," he thought. "Suppose they join with our enemies and turn against us!" Pharaoh decided to exert greater control over the Israelites, imposing harsh and bitter slavery upon them. Still, YHVH blessed His people in strength and number.

Reader 2:

Pharaoh grew more frightened and ordered that every new-born Israelite baby boy of Moses' generation be killed. One Israelite couple hid their little boy for three months. Finally, entrusting his future to YHVH, they set him in a basket, placing it upon the Nile River. His sister Miriam watched as it floated down stream. Coming upon the basket, Pharaoh's daughter took pity on the child inside and raised him as her own son. She called him Moses, meaning "drawn from the water."

Reader 3:

Moses grew and became aware of the travail of his people. One day, in a rage, he lost control of himself and killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew slave. Fleeing the palace and the eye of Pharaoh, Moses became a shepherd in the land of Midian far from the cries of his suffering brothers.

Reader 4:

YHVH however saw the affliction of the Children of Israel and heard their groaning. He would raise up a deliverer to lead them out of bondage. It was then that He appeared to Moses in the midst of a bush that burned with fire yet was not consumed. Moses drew close and listened as YHVH commissioned him to go to Pharaoh. Fearful and reluctant, still Moses agreed to bring YHVH's message to the king of Egypt, "Let My people go!"

+ The Cup of Deliverance - The Ten Plagues

Father:

Moses left the Wilderness to return to Pharaoh's palace, the place where he had been raised. He returned with the message YHVH had given him. But YHVH Himself told Moses of the resistance that he would encounter.

* Response *

"But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. So I will stretch out My Hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go."  (Exodus 3:19, 20)

Father:

YHVH sent plagues, one by one. Yet with each plague, Pharaoh hardened his heart. The Egyptians were severely afflicted and still, Pharaoh would not relent. With the tenth and most awful plague, YHVH pierced through the hardness of  Pharaoh's heart.

* Response *

"On that same night I will pass through Egyptand strike down every firstborn -- both men and animals -- andI will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt; I am YHVH." (Exodus 12:12)

Father:

We fill our cups a second time. A full cup is a symbol of joy and on this occasion we rejoice at YHVH's mighty deliverance. But we remember how this redemption was brought about. Lives were sacrificed to bring about the release of YHVH's people from the slavery of Egypt. But a far greater price purchased our redemption from the slavery of sin -- the death of HaMashiach. As we add water to this our second cup we remember how at Yeshua's death the blood and water flowed from His side when the soldier pierced it. (John 19:34)

( The second cup of wine and water is poured, and in Elijah's cup.)

As we recite each plague three times, let us dip a finger into the cup, allowing the drops of liquid to fall onto our plates, reducing the fullness of our cup of joy this night.

( DO NOT drink the filled cup now. )

* Response *

( Drop wine from cup with finger during each response. )

Blood! Blood! Blood!

            Frogs! Frogs! Frogs!

                        Flies! Flies! Flies!

Swarms! Swarms! Swarms!

            Livestock Disease! Livestock Disease! Livestock Disease!

                        Boils! Boils! Boils!

Hail! Hail! Hail!

            Locusts! Locusts! Locusts!

                        Darkness! Darkness! Darkness!

Death of Firstborn! Death of Firstborn! Death of Firstborn!

( DO NOT drink the cup yet. )

+ The Passover Lamb

Father:

Three things are important in the Pesach story - The Matzah, The Maror, and The Pesach Lamb.

* Response *

We have eaten the Matzah to remember the haste of the Children of Israel fleeing Egypt. We have tasted the Maror to remember the bitter slavery they experienced there.

Father:

( Lifts the shank bone. )

Sacrifices can no longer be made at YHVH's House because it has been destroyed. This roasted shank bone reminds us of the lamb's blood which marked the houses of the Children of Israel, in obedience to YHVH's command

Reader 1:

"...on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.

"The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect...

"Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.

"Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and top of the door frames of the houses where they eat the lambs." (Exodus 12:3, 5-7)

Reader 2:

"That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with the bitter herbs and bread made without yeast.

"This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is YHVH's Pesach.

"The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt." (Exodus 12:8, 11, 13)

Father:

We are reminded by Moses that it was YHVH Himself who redeemed the Children of Israel from slavery.

"So YHVH brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with miraculous signs and wonders." (Deuteronomy 26:8)

"On that same night I will pass through Egypt...

* Response *  I , and not an angel.

"and strike down every firstborn -- both men and animals --

* Response *I , and not a seraph.

"and I will bring judgment on all the gods ofEgypt;

* Response *I , and not a messenger.

"I am YHVH."

* Response *I Myself and none other.

And it is with great joy that we can say:

* Response *

We trust Yeshua HaMashiach, and believe He isthe Lamb of YHVH, our Pesach. Like the ancient Israelites, we know that it was YHVH Himself, and not a messenger, who achieved final redemption from sin and death. And it is YHVH Himself, through Yeshua, Who redeems the world from sin!

Father:

( Lifts the egg. )

A roasted egg has been added to the Seder Plate. It is called Khagiagh, a name signifying the special holiday offering. The egg can also be a symbol of mourning, reminding us of the destruction of the second House of YHVH. Let this roasted egg remind us that YHVH is Holy and He will purify the earth, burning up that which is sinful. Worshipping anyone or anything other than Him is an abomination.

+ Dayenu - It Would Have Been Enough

Father:

How great is YHVH's goodness to us! For His acts of mercy and kindness we declare dayenu -- it would have been enough. If YHVH had merely rescued the Children of Israel, but had not judged the Egyptians,

* Response *Dayenu!

If He had only destroyed their gods,

but not parted the Red Sea,

* Response *Dayenu!

If He had only drowned their enemies,

but not fed them with manna,

* Response *Dayenu!

If He had only led them through the desert,

but had not given them the Sabbath,

* Response *Dayenu!

If He had only given the Torah, but not the land of Israel,

* Response *Dayenu!

But YHVH provided all of these blessings in the past.

And not only these, but so many more.

* Response *

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, for You in mercy supply all our needs. You have given us HaMashiach, forgiveness for sin, life abundant and life  everlasting. Hallelujah!

( Now all drink the second cup. )

Remove the Seder Plate

( leave the egg for eating )

The Pesach Meal is served -- Shulchan Orech

( Father offers the Blessing for the meal. )

After the meal is finished,

Return the Seder Plate

+ The Afikomen - Tzaphum - "I Come"

( The hidden Afikomen is located, and Father ransoms it back. )

Father:

The Afikomen has now been ransomed back. So too will the separated of Israel and all mankind be ransomed back when they call out for, recognize, and accept Yeshua as their Savior. As we share the Afikomen, the final food eaten at Pesach, we share it as if it were the Pesach Lamb. Let us remember what Yeshua, our Kinsman Redeemer, said.

( Lifts and breaks the Afikomen. )

Yeshua HaMashiach broke the Matzah and gave thanks to YHVH.

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, Who brings forth bread from the earth.

It was then that Yeshua added the words, "Thisis My Body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." (Luke 22:19)

Let us now eat the Afikomen, meditating on the Body of the

Lamb of YHVH who takes away the sin of the world. And let us remember the warning of Rabbi Paul, an Apostle, who tells of the healing or judgment in the Body and Blood of Yeshua, our Kinsman Redeemer. He said, "For as often as you eat this Bread and drink this Cup, you proclaim Yeshua's death till He comes. Therefore whoever eats this Bread or drinksthis Cup of the LORD Yeshua in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the Body and Blood of the LORD Yeshua. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the Bread and drink of the Cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the LORD's Body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep." (I Corinthians 11:26-30)

Allow the taste of the Afikomen to linger in our mouths.

( The Afikomen is distributed and all eat. )

+ The Cup of Redemption

Father:

As we add the water to this our third cup we remember the wedding at Cana where Yeshua changed the water into wine. (John 2:7-10)

( The third cup of wine and water is poured, and in Elijah's cup. )

We lift our filled cups for the third time this evening. This cupof Redemption symbolizes the Pesach lamb's blood.  When an engaged couple sealed their engagement, they drank from a cup of engagement, also called a Cup of Redemption.

* Response *

"I will redeem you with an outstretched arm..."

Father:

The prophet Isaiah reminds us, "Surely the arm of YHVH is not too short to save...." (Isaiah 59:1)  Though our arms tire as we hold this cup, it is not so with YHVH.

It is our own righteousness that falls short.

"Though YHVH searched, He could find no one to intercede. ...so His own arm worked salvation for Him, and His own righteousness sustained Him."  (Isaiah 59:16)

Yeshua HaMashiach lifted this cup saying, "This Cup is the new covenant in My Blood, which is poured out for you." (Luke 22:20)

At Yeshua's final Pesach, He shared this cup with His disciples and said, "Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of YHVH comes." (Luke 22:17-18)

As the blood of the lamb brought salvation in Egypt, so Yeshua's atoning death brings salvation to all who believe He is The Kinsman Redeemer. On the cross Yeshua did indeed drink the cup of Redemption in the sour wine He was given.

* Response *

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, Who creates the fruit of the vine. Let us gratefully drink.

( All drink the third cup. )

+ The Coming of the Prophet Elijah -"Eliyahu HaNavi"

Father:

( Lifts the cup from Elijah's place. )

This cup is for Elijah the Prophet, Eliyahu HaNavi. At this time the youngest will open the door to welcome Elijah to our Pesach.

( The youngest attends to the door, then returns to the table. )

* Response *

"See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of YHVH comes." (Malachi 4:5)

( Elijah's cup is passed, shared, and set aside. )

Father:

Enoch who lived before the flood at Noah's time did not see death but was taken by YHVH. (Genesis 5:21-24)

Elijah who lived after that flood also did not see death, but was swept up to heaven by a great whirlwind, in a chariot of fire. (2 Kings 2:11-12)

Before the birth of John the Immerser, an angel of YHVH said, "And he will go on before YHVH, in the spirit and power of Elijah...to make ready a people prepared for YHVH." (Luke 1:17)

Later Yeshua spoke of John, "And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. (Matthew 11:14)  It was this same John who saw Yeshua and declared, "Look, the Lamb of YHVH, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29)

+ The Cup of the Kingdom and Praise -Father:

We fill our cups for the fourth and last time.

This last time let the wine be strong and undiluted as we give thanks to YHVH.

( The fourth cup of wine is poured, without adding water. )

Give thanks to YHVH, for He is good!

* Response *  His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the GOD of gods.

* Response *  His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the LORD of lords;

* Response *  His love endures forever.

to Him Who alone does great wonders,

* Response *  His love endures forever.

Who by His understanding made the heavens,

* Response *  His love endures forever.

Who spread out the earth upon the waters,

* Response *  His love endures forever.

Who made the great lights --

* Response *  His love endures forever.

the sun to govern the day,

* Response *  His love endures forever.

the moon and stars to govern the night;

* Response *  His love endures forever.

to Him Who struck down the firstborn of Egypt

* Response *  His love endures forever.

and brought Israel out from among them

* Response *  His love endures forever.

with a Mighty Hand and Outstretched Arm;

* Response *  His love endures forever.

to Him Who divided the Red Sea asunder

* Response *  His love endures forever.

and brought Israel through the midst of it,

* Response *  His love endures forever.

but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;

* Response *  His love endures forever.

to Him Who led His people through the desert,

* Response *  His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the GOD of Heaven!

* Response *  His love endures forever! (Psalm 136:1-16, 26)

Father:

( Lifts the fourth and final cup. )

A time is coming when Yeshua HaMashiach, our Kinsman Redeemer, will drink this cup with us and His Kingdom will be established forever! Let us lift our cups and bless the Name of YHVH!

* Response *

Blessed are You, O YHVH our GOD, King of the universe and eternity, Who creates the fruit of the vine.

( All drink. )

Father:

Our Pesach is now complete, just as our redemption is now forever complete. Our Bridegroom has departed, but His Spirit is with us continually. May it be soon that The Father sends Yeshua for us. Let us conclude with the wish that we may celebrate Pesach with our Beloved Kinsman Redeemer in our Father's House.

* Response *

Come, LORD Yeshua --Our Beloved Kinsman Redeemer!

Amen!

 

 

 

This is only the beginning of this journey with our living God.

                DO NOT TELL ANYONE "Bob Berning said to leave your church." That is not what this is about!

o   Am I telling you to convert to Judaism?                                Absolutely not!

o   Am I suggesting leaving your current fellowship?                 Absolutely not!

o   Am I suggesting maybe looking into the scriptures to learn for yourself and seek the fellowship of like minded believers?                                                YES

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