From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that will keep His Holy Convocations.
. the holy convocations are when the congregation gathers together. the public meetings. do not forsake or neglect the assembling of yourselves together as believers, as is the habit of some people, but admonishing, warning, urging, and encouraging one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25. Amplified.
. Leviticus 23. KJV and Tanakh. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts…These are the feasts of the Lord, the set times of the Lord. even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. you shall celebrate each at it’s appointed time. In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord’s Passover. and on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Lord’s feast of unleavened bread. you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days. in the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall not work at your occupations. but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall not work at your occupations.
. Exodus 12. they ate the lamb on Passover night. with their loins girded, their shoes on their feet, their staff in their hand. they ate the lamb in haste. it was the Lord’s Passover. He passed through the land that night and smote the firstborn in all the land of Egypt. both man and beast. against all the god’s of Egypt He executed judgement: He is the Lord. the blood was a token upon the houses where they were. when He saw the blood, He passed over them. the plague was not on them to destroy them, when He smote the land of Egypt. so this day (Passover) is a memorial to us. we keep it a feast to the Lord throughout our generations; we celebrate it as an institution for all time.
. THEN. seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread;…in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you. no work shall be done on them, only what every person is to eat, that may be done of you. and ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for on this very day I brought your divisions out of Egypt. celebrate this day in your generations by an ordinance forever.
. this feast is a yearly reminder that Israel left Egypt in haste. even before their bread dough could rise. just like when we realized that He had paid the price of His blood for our sins, we took that blood and applied it to the doorpost, the lintel of our hearts! and ran, as fast as we could! we hurried out of the world! we wasted no time! we hurried to come out of the world and serve our God! and follow Him!
. this feast was prophetically fulfilled with the burial of Yeshua our Messiah. they laid Him in the tomb on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread. the night before He died, that same night in which He was betrayed He took bread, and broke it. He broke the unleavened bread and said: Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. unleavened bread. always sacred in scripture. His body. holy and sin free. broken for us.
. He was born in Bethlehem. the house of bread.
. He called Himself the bread of Life.
. His body was broken like the Passover matza. pierced for our transgressions. bruised for our iniquities. striped for our healing.
. how can I help but Love Him? He did it all for me.
. beloved Jesus.