According to 'The Scriptural Method' for determining Rosh Chodesh (New Moon Day) today, April 12th, 2021, is actually the 15th Day of the 1st New Moon and therefore the 1st Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread!
‘In the first new moon, on the fourteenth day of the new moon, between the evenings, is the Pěsaḥ to יהוה.
‘And on the fifteenth day of this new moon is the Festival of Matzot to יהוה – seven days you eat unleavened bread.
‘On the first day you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.
‘And you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה for seven days. On the seventh day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.’ ” (Leviticus 23:5-8 The Scriptures 2009)
So I observed the Passover as a 'remembrance' yesterday. In the evening I ate a meal of lamb, unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Again, I only keep this as a 'remembrance' of the original Passover in Egypt and the fulfillment of Passover by Messiah Yahusha as The Passover Lamb of Yahuah. In no way, shape or form do I think I am keeping the festival in any sense of legitimacy, the Passover has been fulfilled by Messiah Yahusha 2,000 years ago, there's nothing left to do but to honor Him with our 'remembrance'!
In eating the bitter herbs I am reminded that the bondage of Egypt AND the lands of exile that we live in today is bitter and I look forward to leaving that bondage behind but not only do we need to get out of Egypt, we also need to get the Egypt out of us!
When eating the lamb I'm reminded that an innocent life was sacrificed for my sins, in the case of the original Passover the sacrificed lambs were a temporary fix meant to enable a continued relationship between the Israelites and their El, the sacrifices had to keep being made year after year. Of course Messiah Yahusha was The Passover Lamb of Yahuah that all the animal Passover sacrifices foreshadowed. His sacrifice was once and forever, the payment for our sins, yours, mine and ALL MANKIND'S has been paid in full. It is finished, we have nothing to offer.
The unleavened bread reminds me of the exodus out of Egypt, it was all they ate during their six day trek to freedom across the wilderness toward the Red Sea, actually crossing the Red Sea just before the dawn of the 7th Day. Pharaoh and his army have just been totally destroyed and for the first time the Israelites experience what it is to be free and live without fear and they rejoiced by singing 'The Horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!' I am mindful that there is another 'exodus' yet to come, a "GREATER EXODUS" when people will begin to return to The Promised Land, contrary to popular Jewish belief it has not yet begun but it may not be far off! I look forward to it and the feeling of being truly free and living without fear.
What I'm about to say I qualify with two monumental "IF"s. I am speaking of the return of Messiah Yahusha for His Bride, the 1st Resurrection, The Marriage Supper of The Lamb and the beginning of the Millennial Reign and what must happen before any of the above takes place.
The first "IF" is simply this... "IF" Messiah Yahusha returns on a 'Jubilee Year'.
The second "IF" is logically this... "IF" the Chronicles of Jerome accurately date the 'Jubilee Year' in claiming 29 A.D. would have been a Jubilee Year if they had still been observed.
Jerome's 29 A.D. Jubilee proclamation aligns perfectly with other historical claims that site 172 B.C. as the last known Jubilee to be observed. It also works well with Messiah Yahusha having proclaimed the Jubilee Year in Luke 4:16-21 by reading Isaiah 61:1-3 during His ministry.
So will Messiah Yahusha's return come in the Fall of 2029? Time will tell... my real point here is that "IF" Messiah intends to return in the Fall of 2029 then the 3.5 year GREATER EXODUS will have to begin in the Spring of 2026!!! I don't know if that is the case or not but I do know this... The Great Earthquake of the 6th Seal recorded in Revelation 6:12 triggers all of the end time events including the GREATER EXODUS! So if I'm alive when a worldwide earthquake shakes up this Babylonian land of exile I'm getting out of Dodge and heading back to The Promised Land and I'll be more than happy to do it on foot if need be!
Getting back to the Feast of Unleavened Bread which began with Sunrise this morning I would like to share with you some insights that came my way a few years ago as I contemplated this feast, they're really quite revealing! Here is the article that evolved as the revelations came to me... Insights Into The Exodus & The Feast Of Unleavened Bread
As always, I pray that you've been blessed by this blog and that you're in-dwelt of the Ruach HaQodesh to overflowing leading you to know and keep the Father's ways!