Ten Facts about Passover
- Passover is on the 14th day of the first month of the Biblical Calendar, usually in the middle of March to the middle of April. This is the day of the Seder which remembers Israel’s Exodus from Egypt. Passover is the day that Yeshua was crucified. Yeshua also tells us that we are to remember Him at the Seder, when the Afikoman is broken, and when the Cup of Redemption is blessed. ( NOTE: see our information about preparing the Seder.)
- Passover is not a Sabbath day, but a day of preparation for the feast of Unleavened Bread.
- Today, the 7 day Feast of Unleavened Bread is also called Passover, which is part of the Passover Season. This is the 15th day of the first month.
- On the day of preparation one goes throughout their home and cleans it of any leaven (yeast) that may have fallen in the way of crumbs. All leavened foods are removed from the home. This represents one removing sin from their lives. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, “Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Messiah, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.Therefore let us keep the feast, not with the old bread, leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and of truth.…” (NOTE: The Corinthians were not Jews, but Gentiles.)
- On the 16th day of the first month is a feast called the Feast of First-Fruits. This was the day that Yeshua rose from the dead. In 1 Corinthians 15:20 Paul tells us this, “But Messiah has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.”
- It is on this day that we begin to countdown to the day of Pentecost, which ends the Passover Season. This time is called the “Counting of the Omer.”
- Every day you say, “Today is the __ day of the omer. Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who has commanded us to count the omer.” It can be a great family time of reading a Scripture and singing a song as you countdown the days. (NOTE: you can get a copy of this year’s count on our website.)
- There are many good non leaven recipes online for meals and desserts. You would be surprised how they taste really good. (see transcript for Passover Brownies)
- These feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and later Pentecost are called the Spring Feasts and they have all been fulfilled, but not so with the Fall Feasts, they are all about Yeshua’s second coming.
- Believers should be keeping God’s Biblical Appointed Times, they are for all of God’s children. We remember birthdays and special occasions, well God has special occasions that He wants us to keep at His appointed times, not man’s. Man changed God’s times back in the Fourth Century, and we have been made to believe that this was God’s doing, when in fact, it was not. God never changes. God’s times are not about Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny…God’s times are holy as He is holy.
Passover Unleavened Brownies
Ingredients: 3/4 cup cake meal… (many stores carry cake meal for Passover, otherwise it may have to be ordered online.)
1 cup butter or margarine
4oz of bitter chocolate
2 cups sugar
4 eggs well beaten
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (maybe excluded)
Mix: Melt chocolate, butter in a saucepan, low heat. Add sugar gradually, add beaten eggs and vanilla and stir in the cake meal. Remove from heat, and add nuts.
Bake: Bake in a greased 9×9 pan at 400 degrees for 20-40 minutes or until done.
Check with a toothpick.
Frost or powder sugar or leave plain, according to your preference.