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THE LORD'S SUPPER/PASSOVER ARE YOU READY?

Posted by: admin on Fri, Mar 27, 2009

Are there specific Scriptural requirements for participating in the Christian Passover?

Are there specific Scriptural requirements for participating in today's
Christian Passover?

Should anyone who thinks that he or she is a Christian observe this sacred service? Who should partake of the Christian Passover? This question need to be answered.

The New Testament clearly teaches that circumcision in the flesh is not a requirement for the New Covenant relationship with God the Father and Yashua Christ (Gal. 5:6, Rom.2:28-29).

 There is a spiritual circumcision required for the New Covenant Christian of today, as taught in the Bible. Everyone, male or female, must be circumcised spiritually through Yashua Messiah in order to participate in the New Covenant Passover—the Christian Passover. This spiritual circumcision is called "the circumcision of the heart, in the spirit."

During the Old Testament times, one of the ordinances for the observance of the Passover required that all male participants be circumcised in the flesh. Those who were not circumcised were forbidden to participate in the Old Testament Passover (Ex. 12:48).What is Spiritual Circumcision

 The apostle Paul defines spiritual circumcision in: "For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is external in the flesh; rather, he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God."(Romans 2:28-29)

Spiritual circumcision is achieved only in this manner: The first step for each person who answers God's calling is to repent of his or her sins against God the Father and to accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ/Yashua Messiah for the forgiveness of sins.

After repenting the being baptized in water, which signifies the death and burial of the old, sinful self you are spiritually reborn as a child of God. " are you ignorant that we, as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus, were baptized into His death? Therefore, we were buried with Him by baptism into death; so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, in the same way, we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been conjoined together in the likeness of His death, so also shall we be in the likeness of His resurrection. Knowing this, that our old man [the old, sinful self] was crucified with Him [co-crucified] in order that the body of sin might be destroyed, that we should no longer be enslaved to sin; because the one who has died to sin has been justified from sin"

"What is the circumcision of Christ?"
After baptism and receiving of the Holy Spirit from God the Father which is the spiritual circumcision of the heart you become a spiritual child of God

"And you are complete in Him, Who is the Head of all principality and power; in Whom you have also been circumcised with the circumcision not made by hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with Him in baptism, by which you have also been raised with Him through the inner working of God, Who raised Him from the dead. For you, who were once dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, has He now made alive with Him, having forgiven all your trespasses. He has blotted out the note of debt against us, with the decrees of our sins, which was contrary to us; also He has taken it away, having nailed it to the cross"  (Col. 2:10-14).

 The New Testament clearly shows that " no person should partake of the New Covenant Passover until he or she has been baptized"and has been spiritually circumcised in heart by the receiving of the Holy Spirit of God

"But He Who establishes us with you in Christ, and Who has anointed us, is God, Who has also sealed us and has given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts"

To partake of the New Covenant Passover worthily, a person must have been baptized and must have received the Holy Spirit from God the Father. Only those who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit from God the Father should partake of the Christian Passover, because they are the only ones who have been spiritually circumcised in heart and have truly entered into the New Covenant with God the Father and Jesus Christ.

On the 14th day of the 1st month, the Passover day, can rightly be called the Covenant Day.

Jesus Christ-Our Y'shua Messiah did Himself established this day as the Covenant Day by His commands For it was on this day and by His actions on this day! Jesus made the renewal of the New Covenant relationship between each individual Christian and Himself and God the Father.

HOW SHOULD THE CHRISTIAN PASSOVER BE OBSERVED?"For this reason, if anyone shall eat this bread or shall drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, he shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup accordingly" (1Cor.11:27-28) 

Partaking of the Passover worthily?

 

Taken in the proper manner, with the proper symbols and the correct time and with a humble, loving repentant, yielded attitude you are ready. Are you discerning the body of the Lord and trusting in Him for healing and by Discerning the blood of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, you are ready. Have you done all these things?

 

in order to fully realize that it is only through the love and grace of God that this gracious salvation of God the Father has been granted to each one whom God the Father calls to His son Yashua /Jesus. The renewal of the New Covenant Passover is each Christian’s ; solemn pledge to live and walk in the ways of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Children should not partake in these services!!!!
While Christians are commanded to do good works and keep all of God's commandments as a way of life, it can only be accomplished through faith and the love of God.

The Foot washing Part of Service as Shown by Yashua Himself:

Preparations should be made ahead of time for the foot washing so that this service may be conducted as smoothly as possible. A sufficient supply of warm water should be furnished, taking into consideration the number of people participating. Each participant should provide his or her own pan and towel for the foot washing. If the number of participants permits, it is entirely proper for the men and the women to wash feet separately.

All individual Christian’s should read and study the foot washing part of the Passover ceremony, and in faith before God should pray for understanding of the meaning of foot washing the Passover ceremony continues with the eating of the unleavened bread-body of our Lord Yashua.

The Unleavened Bread

For the New Christian Passover,The unleavened bread to be used for distribution to the participants should be placed on a dish or tray and be covered with a clean white cloth. Next the bread will be broken and blessed

The Wine is Jesus' - Yashua’s Blood split for you!

The term "fruit of the vine" in Matthew 26:29, Mark 14:25 and Luke 22:18 is not referring to grape juice. In the spring, at Passover time, "the fruit of the vine" can only refer to wine. The Greek word for unfermented grape juice is trudzand is never used in reference to wine. The Greek word for wine is oinos, which always means wine fermented from the juice of grapes.

In the second chapter of the Gospel of John, it is recorded that Jesus created 180 gallons of wine, or oinos, out of water. He did not create grape juice. Jesus drank oinos, Some who criticized Him, called Him a "winebibber," as recorded in (Matthew 11:19 and Luke 7:34.) The Greek word for "winebibber" is oinopotees from oinos.= wine or wine.

At His last Passover, Jesus told the disciples, "But I say to you, from this time forward I will not drink at all of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew with you in the kingdom of My Father" (Matt. 26:29 and Mark 14:25).

Based on the Scriptural evidence, we can conclude the following: The fruit of the vine which Jesus and the disciples drank at Jesus’ last Passover was oinos, or wine, not trudz, or grape juice. Those who believe that grape juice should be used for the Christian Passover service are following their own beliefs and their self-determined righteousness instead of following the teachings and practices of Jesus Christ. An exception to the Scriptural teaching could be allowed for a person who has a problem and does not drink any alcoholic beverage because he or she is a recovering alcoholic.

 It is our belief that The Use of juice or water that is blessed as it symbolizes the shed blood of Yashua Messiah and is to be thought of as Holy, God would not condemn the use of these in place of wine.In all other cases, wine, and only wine, should be used for the New Covenant Passover...

After the service, the participants should return to their houses or rooms and use additional time that night for study, prayer and meditation upon the awesome meaning and significance of the sacrifice of Yashua-Jesus as the Passover Lamb of God. All who believing in Him may not perish, but may have everlasting life"

This New Covenant relationship can only be entered into by the operation of the grace of God. God’s grace begins with God the Father’s calling. Each individual must respond to God’s calling by repentance, baptism and loving obedience to the Word of God, which is the Truth. When these conditions are fulfilled, God the Father gives the Holy Spirit to each person He calls. The Holy Spirit enables each one to worship God in spirit and in truth! "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father is indeed seeking those who worship Him in this manner. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must

[Greek dei, obligated, under divine compulsion] worship in spirit and in truth" (John 4:23-24.)

 What Jesus is revealing by these words is not a suggestion—
IT IS A COMMAND!

The Greek text is most emphatic—it is an imperative command! Jesus is revealing the ONLY WAY to enter into the New Covenant relationship with God the Father. This New Covenant relationship is offered only to those who are loving God the Father and keeping the commandments and words of Jesus Christ. This is the foundation of Christian faith by God's grace under the New Covenant.

The only way to God the Father is through Jesus Christ! He Himself established the New Covenant with His own blood, and He Himself reveals the ONE TRUE WAY to enter into that special covenant relationship with the Father.

Jesus emphatically stated, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6.)

 God the Father’s plan is revealed in the life and death of Jesus Christ—
Our Passover.

"But we see Jesus, Who was made a little lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor on account of suffering the death, in order that by the grace of God He Himself might taste death for everyone" (Heb 2:9).

No human work can possibly replace or be substituted for this awesome sacrifice of Jesus Christ. His blood alone can reconcile us to God the Father. Once we have been reconciled, it is through the risen Christ, our High Priest at the right hand of God, that we are saved by God’s loving grace.

 "But God, Who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, has made us alive together with Christ. (For you have been saved by grace.) And He has raised us up together [through the operation of baptism] and has caused us to sit together in the heavenly places [through the begettal of God’s Holy Spirit] in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages that are coming He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. and this faith has not [Greek ouk, the impossibility of it originating] come from your own selves; it is the gift of God, not from works, so that no one may boast. For we are His [God the Father’s] workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto the good works [of faith, love and obedience], which God ordained beforehand that we might walk in them" (Eph. 2:4-10).

 True Christians are to continually worship God the Father and Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth. They are in actual, true covenant with God the Father and Jesus Christ! Because they worship God as He commanded, they are faithfully and lovingly keeping the Christian Passover as commanded by Jesus Christ in the New Testament. They are observing it on the correct Covenant Day for the annual renewing of the New Covenant. This means that they annually observe the Christian Passover on the 14th day of the 1st month, the month of Nisan (according to the calculated Hebrew calendar), at the same time of day that Jesus instituted the new sycommanded:

1) participating in the footwashing, 2) eating the unleavened bread, and 3) partaking of the wine.

By partaking of the Christian Passover, as Jesus Christ commanded, they are rededicating their lives to walk in His way and live their lives by Him. "The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood is dwelling in Me, and I in him. As the living Father has sent Me, and I live by the Father; so also the one who eats Me shall live by Me" (John 6:56-57).

 The Christian’s relationship with Jesus Christ and God the Father is renewed each year by participating in the Christian Passover. The true meaning of the Christian Passover goes far beyond understanding the correct day and correct manner for its observance.

 In reality, the Christian Passover is the foundation of God’s plan for our lives—now and for all eternity! May you all be renewed by this special service and day of YASHUA MESSIAH! embols, and in the proper manner as He Himself commanded at His last Passover.

Each year, they fulfill all three parts of the Passover exactly as Jesus did it! Amen and Amen!

only unleavened bread is to be eaten!
IF This Christian Passover—is to be observed in a private home, the room chosen for the ceremony should be completely unleavened prior to the Passover. If the Passover is to be observed in a rented room, those preparing the room should remove any leaven from the confines of that room prior to observing the Passover.
 
 St. Paul clearly teaches that the one perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ replaced and superseded all the animal sacrifices required under the Old Covenant (Heb. 9:12). Jesus Christ is the New Covenant Passover Lamb, the perfect sacrifice of God the Father for the remission of our sins: "For Christ OUR PASSOVER was sacrificed for us" (I Cor. 5:7).

Jesus -Yashua instituted the service of foot washing and instructed His disciples to partake of the unleavened bread and wine as the symbols of His sacrifice. True Christians are commanded by Yashua Messiah to observe His New Covenant Passover—the Christian Passover. 

 
Every Christian should prayerfully examine themself 
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