Spring is an exciting time for a Yeshua follower! Passover followed, by the Feast of Unleavened Bread, provides ample opportunity to draw closer to our Messiah, as well as to our families.
I love walking out a faith that requires physical, do-able displays like getting the leaven out of our homes, eating unleavened bread, and getting the table ready.
These physical actions solidify, and mirror, the work in our hearts to get rid of anything that is not of GOD and seek more of our Messiah.
It is all too easy, however, to get caught up in traditions of men rather than biblical instruction. In an attempt to get everything “right”, we often get tripped up by things that are not required by our Heavenly Father.
This truly is the antithesis of the shalom that HE provides when we humbly seek Him and celebrate His Ways with His Holy Spirit as our guide. It is my desire to encourage you to keep things simple and keep the main thing (Yeshua) the main thing.
We must not be believers in intellect only or take on the burden of extra-biblical instruction. For there are times when the Holy Spirit will override our minds. We must speak Spirit. For GOD seeks those who would come to Him with faith like a child. (see Matthew 18:1-5)
The rabbinic seders, of today, were not commanded by YHWH. The actual instructions, for a Passover celebration (followed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread) are very simple. Please read Exodus 12, Leviticus 23, and other Bible passages and do as the Holy Spirit leads you according to the Word of GOD.
“Therefore, purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore, let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” – 1 Corinthians 5:7-8
Below, is a simple, but meaningful, Passover Service that I have written. Feel free to download it and/or print it out. There are a few supplies that you will need to gather ahead of time, and it is encouraged to share in a meal, after this service has been completed.
I pray that you will slow down this Passover season. Simplify your preparations and keep them in accordance with how scripture instructs. May we turn to Yeshua, with our whole hearts, as we make room for Him at our tables.
For more information, on Passover, check out this previous blog post: https://shalomtotalwellness.com/2020/04/09/passover-season-of-miracles/
Have a blessed Passover season!