Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Messianic Passover

A Delightsome Life

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And he said, "Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples."


This week Passover is celebrated,  to  commemorate  God's deliverance of the Jews from  their  slavery in Egypt....  It  is  in remembrance of how  He  told them to  sacrifice a  spotless lamb and  paint its blood over the lintels of their homes  so the death angel  would pass over them when he came to kill every  first born son of  Egypt including  the son of Pharoah....   a Messianic Passover  is the fulfilment of this   blood sacrifice  through the  spilled blood of Jesus Christ on the cross   to  deliver those who   will believe  He is who He says  He is, the son of God, from their  sins  and   give them the gift of   eternal life...When God instituted  Passover,  he told the people to keep it  forever....  I believe that  since   we are grafted into    family of God's  chosen  people  it   is beneficial for us to   keep it, too,   in Messianic form...  which  ritual  is  found here.


  I  am  not  able to    be prepared  for this   this year,  but I wanted to  repost last year's Seder.

"Because it was such a special celebration I enjoyed with   Lynn , and because our dear Amanda and Joshua were not able to be with us, I did take some photos to commemorate this wonderful experience.
I am always excited to use Lynn's mother's china which I love so much!


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Lynn's placesetting included the 4 cups for the fruit of the vine.
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The Seder plate included the parsley for dipping into the salt water representing new life mixed with tears and sorrow.
Also the bitter herbs, Maror, (horseradish) along with the sweet, fruity charoset ( a mortar-like paste made of ground apples, nuts, honey, dates, dried cherries, and wine. Again, the dipping of the bitter and sweet, which comprises the Christian experience. A roasted egg represented new life.

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At the far end of the table are the basin water and towel for the ceremonial hand washing.
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Lynn explained the importance of the matza.
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 You  can see   we both had  copies of the Haggadah  with   speaking parts for  us both...   This is especially  a wonderful family   practice as there are wonderful   passages for  children  and  the  Holy Story becomes   so  much  more alive  in their hearts...

The first cup celebrated our deliverance from bondage!
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Later we enjoyed the actual meal.
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We enjoyed a Mediterranean roast chicken  with     fruits and  veggies , deviled eggs, roasted asparagus, and the remaining charoset.


In celebration of the sabbath we enjoyed lighting the menorah and just resting in its festive light!
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 I purchased this candelabra    just for these special occasions....  "


3 comments:

  1. I think it's lovely, the ceremony and the traditions that cause us to remember all that God has done for us. I learned a lot about the Messianic Passover rituals from the link you included in your post. Thank you for sharing this!

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  2. This is wonderful - so glad you linked to "Open House"!!

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  3. This is wonderful - beautifully put sharing the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and bringing understanding to this marvelous feast of remembrance. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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