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Lifted Hands During Worship… Wait Is That Even Biblical?

A husband, a worship leader, who calls himself also a child of God constantly in pursuit of His heart, has a lot of ideas kicking around inside his heart and head and he enjoys sharing them with others.

He is currently a full-time worship leader and producer at Liquid Church in New Jersey just outside of New York City, having 5 locations and around 75 worship team members who play all across the state at their various campuses.

As a graduate from McNally Smith College of Music in 2012 with a Bachelors of Music degree in Guitar Performance his interest goes also to music and from that point of view his blog Children of pursuit is to open up some things he has learned through his  journeys in the church about worship, music, leadership and anything else really.

On one of his blog articles he warns for the danger just to pick some enjoyable songs or music for fun.

As worship leaders its very easy to pick a whole bunch of songs that are fun for us.  “Hey, we haven’t done that in a while” or “This song has an awesome guitar part”.  That can work at times but have you ever wondered why sometimes a song feels right but another time the same song feels… wrong. {5 ways worship leaders can create more engagement}

Every time when we re confronted by newly produced  ‘church music‘, and when we buy it, we should be listening to every song and check if the text is according to biblical Truth and giving praise to the ‘right person’ as well that it would not distract the people or carrying them away from the main part of the service. we always should wonder how it does fit in the service of that day.

The wrong set can really hinder engagement in your set and also hinder you as a leader leading that set.  A good worship set always creates movement, flow, and space for people to experience God. {5 ways worship leaders can create more engagement}

He writes

I have played worship sets before where when I was done and off stage realized I never really had that break through moment because the set never had a space for it. {5 ways worship leaders can create more engagement}

and concludes

There is no perfect formula for a perfect Sunday morning set, you will have to get to know your church and also lean on the holy spirit for direction as well.  Other than that the obvious advice is, don’t do too many new songs, but don’t hammer them with the same old songs either. Don’t pound them with too many fast songs but make sure things still stay exciting and joyful.  Find a happy medium with your song selection. This one can be harder than it sounds, but when its on your radar you are on the right track and engagement with change for the positive. {5 ways worship leaders can create more engagement}

Too often people forget the service their joining in at one or another denomination should be about worshipping God and studying His Word.

It is all about an attitude to be present in the heart, a state of mind, which should be willing to come as close as possible to God.

English: Healing Service

Healing Service (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is not about doing like all others do. So if a person does not feel to bring up his hands high up in the air, he should not? When people would feel it would not be appropriate to such a thin in a particular service, they should not. The same about saying “Amen” or giving a voice to approving something. When you are at a gathering where there are more people who do so or where it looks all right to do so, you may do so; but when it does not feel right do not do so and do not interrupt the speaker(s).

What is important when going to a particular worship service is to feel the atmosphere at that place and to behave accordingly, always having in mind that God should be the focus of everything.

According to the blogger there are many instances in the bible where the scriptures reference that act of a person lifting their hands in prayer and worship. He also points out to David and his psalms were is mentioned about upraised hands as an evening offering.

David was one of the earliest worship leaders we know of and that’s why so many worship songs borrow language directly from the Psalms.

In our services those psalms are often used. For us it is best to use the Words God has provided Himself for our education and for prayer and meditation.

They are powerful, honest and so vulnerably and beautifully written.

The psalms also are given us as an example and we get such a sense of who David was just by reading through his numerous cries to the Most High Divine Creator.

David lifted his hands in times of deep prayer and worship, he also danced, clapped and shouted.

In Scriptures we do have many examples given where music was offered to honour the Most High. From those writings people also may have the impression that expressions of praise are important to God as well as expression in worship being crucial.

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Preceding articles

Random Observations From My Most Recent JW Convention Experience

Our views on Christian Worship Music

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Additional reading

  1. Many forgot how Christ should be our anchor and our focus
  2. On the Affirmation of Scripture
  3. Necessity of a revelation of creation 14 Searching the scriptures
  4. Reasons why you may not miss the opportunity to go to a Small Church
  5. Praise and give thanks to God the Most Highest
  6. What Jesus sang
  7. What is important?
  8. Music and young people in Christadelphia
  9. A small rant…music, young people and Christadelphia
  10. Art and other taboos
  11. Performing music

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Children Of Pursuit

If you have ever been into a church service during worship, chances are you have seen people lifting up their hands during the musical worship portion of the service.  When the chorus of the song everyone knows drops you see the hands fly up; but why are they doing this?  If you have been to multiple churches in your life you have probably noticed that some churches might even have more of this activity than others do.  Why are these people lifting up their hands during the music as if there is some sort of magical thing that happens?  Is this in the Bible?  What are they trying to accomplish by making me feel uncomfortable?  Don’t they know their hands are right in the way of the lyrics screen from where I am standing?  Hello, trying to sing here… your hand is flapping dangerously close to my eyes, thank you… move it over sister…

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Most important weekend of the year 2016

Assembled together on the night before he died, Jeshua and his disciples and closest friends came together in an upper room to celebrate the Passover meal.  They recalled the great story of deliverance: how the people of Israel had been freed from bondage and slavery by God’s power through the prophet Moses.  They remembered how the blood of the lamb marked the lintel and doorposts so that the Angel of Death would pass by the people as it brought devastation to the land of Egypt.  They ate the unleavened bread, mindful that the Israelites were in such a hurry to depart Egypt that their own bread had not yet risen.

That night the 14th of Nisan is one Jesus wanted to be remembered for an other occasion as well. Not only had his followers to remember the deliverance of God’s Chosen People, the Israelites, but now their rabbi had opened they way for others than Jews.

By his own example the sent one from God showed how his followers had to become servants for God and for the People of God. Like Jesus had called for people to follow him, the apostles had to come to do so too. They too had to become as humble as Christ was. As a sign of humbleness Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. The work which is reserved for servants Jesus did and he also asked them to do the same for one another.  There is no ambiguity in this moment, no chance to say it is merely a symbol.  Christ shows them what to do and tells them to do it (John 13:1-15); the path that leads to freedom from sin and death is marked by our care for our brothers and sisters.  Simply put, our lives are meant to be offered for others – giving ourselves in service.

In the end, in life which passes so quickly and everything is vanity (like Solomon writes in today’s reading – Ecclesiastes 1) everything turns around “Giving and Receiving”.  We all have received the Grace of God by the sent one from God, who is the son of man and the son of God, who gave his life for our sins.

Like Jesus offered himself as a lamb of God to have his blood as a signpost to deliver us from the punishment of death, we too should offer our lives as we are strengthened by the Messiah and are giving life-spirit by the blood of Christ, being partakers in the Body of Christ.

Thanks to the ransom offer brought by Jesus God blesses us with the gift of life and faith so that we in turn might be a gift to those around us.

As God commanded to remember the night the firstborns of Israel where saved so also Jesus asked his followers to remember the day he gave his body and poured out his blood for the salvation of mankind.

Long before the Mosaic Law covenant was altered, Jehovah foretold through the prophet Jeremiah that He would make with the nation of Israel “a new covenant.”

32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day I took hold of their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt,+ ‘my covenant that they broke,+ although I was their true master,’* declares Jehovah.”

33 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares Jehovah. “I will put my law within them,+ and in their heart I will write it.+ And I will become their God, and they will become my people.”+(Jeremiah 31:32, 33)

English: Stained glass image of the Lamb of Go...

Stained glass image of the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei) with a Christian banner. photo by John Workman in St. Ignatius church in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Throughout history we have seen how God made Himself a people. For a very long time it was for the People of Israel that there was a covenant on which they could count. One of the regulations or demands was to remember how the exodus from Egypt was made possible. That putting of blood at the doorposts could also considered as a signature of choosing for God, which made it possible to be passed over for damnation or destruction. After that event there was still a need of offers to be brought to the temple or synagogue. But on the 14th of Nisan Jesus spoke about an other offer which would not have to be repeated any more and which would be sufficient for all times. though that offer would not take away the remembrance of the liberation marks.

Jesus came to institute and Evening Meal on Nisan 14, 33 C.E. Speaking of the cup of wine, he told his 11 faithful apostles:

“This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in your behalf.” (Luke 22:20)

Matthew’s account quotes Jesus as saying regarding the wine:

“This means my ‘blood of the covenant,’ which is to be poured out in behalf of many for forgiveness of sins.” (Matt. 26:27, 28)

Jesus’ shed blood validates the new covenant. That blood also makes possible the forgiveness of sins once and for all time.

A few years later the apostle Paul would remind the new followers

14 Therefore, my beloved ones, flee from idolatry.+ 15 I speak as to men with discernment; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of the Christ?+ The loaf that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of the Christ?+ 17 Because there is one loaf, we, although many, are one body,+ for we are all partaking of that one loaf. (1 Corinthians 10: 16-17)

On that special intimate night rabbi Jeshua had taken the bread and the wine.

26 As they continued eating, Jesus took a loaf, and after saying a blessing, he broke it,+ and giving it to the disciples, he said: “Take, eat. This means my body.”+(Matthew 26:26)

19 Also, he took a loaf,+ gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: “This means my body,+ which is to be given in your behalf.+ Keep doing this in remembrance of me.”+(Luke 22:19)

Notice how Jesus says

Keep doing this in remembrance of me.

The blood+ of the covenant,+ which is to be poured out in behalf of many+ for forgiveness of sins + should, like the blood of the lambs for the liberation of the Jews from the Egyptian slavery, be contributed to the heathen or pagan people who are willing to come under the blood of Christ, whitewashed from sin. But they should remember it and come together, more than once in a year, because Jesus asks it to do it often and whenever we do it to do it in remembrance of him.

23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night+ on which he was going to be betrayed took a loaf, 24 and after giving thanks, he broke it and said: “This means my body,+ which is in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me.”+ 25 He did the same with the cup+ also, after they had the evening meal, saying: “This cup means the new covenant+ by virtue of my blood.+ Keep doing this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1 Chorinthians 11: 23-26)

For that reason we should come together today and remember the Exodus out of Egypt, out of slavery of the worldly work, but also the exodus from the slavery of sin and death.

14 “‘This day will serve as a memorial for you, and you must celebrate it as a festival to Jehovah throughout your generations. As a lasting statute, you should celebrate it.(Exodus 12:14)

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Please read also the related articles concerning this special weekend, 14 Nisan and following days:

  1. 1 -15 Nisan
  2. Yom Hey, Eve of Passover and liberation of many people
  3. This day shall be unto you for a memorial and you shall keep it a feast to the Most High God
  4. 14-15 Nisan and Easter
  5. Days of Nisan, Pesach, Pasach, Pascha and Easter
  6. Getting out of the dark corners of this world
  7. A Holy week in remembrance of the Blood of life
  8. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  9. The son of David and the first day of the feast of unleavened bread
  10. Day of remembrance coming near
  11. A new exodus and offering of a Lamb
  12. Observance of a day to Remember
  13. Jesus memorial
  14. Holidays, holy days and traditions
  15. Seven Bible Feasts of JHWH
  16. White Privilege Conference (WPC) wanting to keep the press out for obvious reasons
  17. First month of the year and predictions
  18. Entrance of a king to question our position #2 Who do we want to see and to be
  19. Death of Christ on the day of preparation
  20. A Great Gift commemorated
  21. Shabbat Pesach service reading 1/2
  22. Passover and Liberation Theology
  23. Seven days of Passover
  24. Kingdom Visions of Rainbowed angel, Lamb in Mount Zion
  25. Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb
  26. The Song of The Lamb #2 Sevens
  27. The Song of The Lamb #7 Revelation 15
  28. Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #3 Days to be kept holy or set apart
  29. Easter holiday, fun and rejoicing
  30. Like grasshoppers
  31. Peter Cottontail and a Bunny laying Eastereggs
  32. Who Would You Rather Listen To?
  33. Focus on outward appearances
  34. After darkness a moment of life renewal
  35. Deliverance and establishment of a theocracy

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We wish you a nice memorial day and a holy Pesach

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Johannes de Doper wijst Christus aan als het Lam Gods. Ca. 1500-1510 – Saint John the Baptist Pointing Out Christ as the Lamb of God Philadelphia Museum of Art – Master of the Saint John Altarpiece

For the Will of Him who is greater than Jesus

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Christ in Gethsemane. The Angel – 1850, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806–1858)

“14 When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. 15 He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; 18 for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” (Luke 22:14-20 NRSV)

“6  Now these things occurred as examples for us, so that we might not desire evil as they did. 7 Do not become idolaters as some of them did; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and they rose up to play.” 8 We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 9 We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by serpents. 10 And do not complain as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11 These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.” (1 Corinthians 10:6-11 NRSV)

“31 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the LORD,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. 35  Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the LORD of hosts is his name: 36 If this fixed order were ever to cease from my presence, says the LORD, then also the offspring of Israel would cease to be a nation before me forever.” (Jeremiah 31:31-36 NRSV)

“15  For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant. 16 Where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. 17 For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. 18 Hence not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. 19 For when every commandment had been told to all the people by Moses in accordance with the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the scroll itself and all the people, 20 saying, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has ordained for you.” 21 And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. 22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. 23  Thus it was necessary for the sketches of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves need better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself again and again, as the high priest enters the Holy Place year after year with blood that is not his own; 26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:15-28 NRSV)

“1  Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered year after year, make perfect those who approach. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased being offered, since the worshipers, cleansed once for all, would no longer have any consciousness of sin? 3 But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sin year after year. 4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body you have prepared for me; 6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. 7  Then I said, ‘See, God, I have come to do your will, O God’ (in the scroll of the book it is written of me).” 8 When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), 9 then he added, “See, I have come to do your will.” He abolishes the first in order to establish the second. 10 And it is by God’s will that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10:1-10 NRSV)

“39  He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. 40 When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” 41 Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” 43 Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. 44 In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.” (Luke 22:39-44 NRSV)

“34 And said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.” 35 And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36 He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.”” (Mark 14:34-36 NRSV)

“29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; 38 for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.”” (John 6:29-40 NRSV)

“7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; 9 and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, 10  having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 5:7-10 NRSV)

“8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:8-11 NRSV)

“25 “Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; 27 and he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28 Do not be astonished at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and will come out—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. 30 “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 31  “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that his testimony to me is true.” (John 5:25-32 NRSV)

“28  You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me; 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us be on our way.” (John 14:28-31 NRSV)

“1  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:1-5 NRSV)

“9  As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.” (John 15:9-16 NRSV)

“45 When he got up from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping because of grief, 46 and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” 47  While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him; 48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, is it with a kiss that you are betraying the Son of Man?” 49 When those who were around him saw what was coming, they asked, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?” 50 Then one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51 But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him. 52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple police, and the elders who had come for him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as if I were a bandit? 53 When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness!”” (Luke 22:45-53 NRSV)

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”” (Genesis 3:15 NRSV)

“13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. 14 But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you. 17 “And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer.” (Acts 3:13-18 NRSV)

“29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than any human authority. 30 The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”” (Acts 5:29-32 NRSV)

“3 how can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? It was declared at first through the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him, 4 while God added his testimony by signs and wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, distributed according to his will. 5  Now God did not subject the coming world, about which we are speaking, to angels. 6 But someone has testified somewhere, “What are human beings that you are mindful of them, or mortals, that you care for them? 7 You have made them for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned them with glory and honor, 8 subjecting all things under their feet.” Now in subjecting all things to them, God left nothing outside their control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to them, 9 but we do see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10  It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, 12 saying, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.” 13 And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again, “Here am I and the children whom God has given me.”” (Hebrews 2:3-13 NRSV)

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Preceding: On the first day for matzah

Servant for the truth of God

The Anointed One and the first day of No Fermentation

In Dutch / In het Nederlands: Voor de Wil van Hem die groter is dan Jezus

In French / En Français:  Pour la Volonté de Celui qui est plus grand que Jésus

In German / In Deutsch: Für den Willen dessen, der größer ist als Jesu

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    During the Passover meal, He used both the gesture and the words of the traditional Jewish betrothal: drinking from a cup of wine and then handing it to His followers, He said, “This is my blood of the covenant.”
  • Day 88: 2 Samuel 4-7; The Ark and The Covenant (orcministries.wordpress.com)
    Well, if you have been reading the stories of David over the past week or so you have seen that all that David does, he does following what God tells him to.  Even today, as the now rightful king of all of Israel, David still inquires of God as to whether he should attack the Philistines.
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    God establishes a covenant with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses… each time we hear the covenant it evolves a little bit.  With Adam, we hear that humanity will not be left in sin but one will come to save us from our sins.
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    We have come now to the “Davidic Covenant.”  This is the latest building and addition to the covenant.  We read here that God’s covenant with David is an everlasting covenant and that David’s house will rule over Israel.  We also find out here the family line of the coming savior.  First we found out he would come as a human through Adam.  We then learned that He would come from the people of Israel.  Now we learn that the coming “Messiah” would be “of the house and line of David.”  We also learn that this is how God will keep his covenant with David, placing who we now know as Jesus as King and Lord of this world and of all things!
  • The Christ Hymn (conjecturesguilty.wordpress.com)

On the first day for matzah

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Miniature of the Last Supper from the Rossano Gospels

 

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“1  it was now two days before Pesach (that is, the festival of matzah), and the head cohanim and the torah-teachers were trying to find some way to arrest Yeshua surreptitiously and have him put to death; 2 for they said, “not during the festival, or the people will riot.”” (Mark 14:1-2 CJB)

“10 then Y’hudah from K’riot, who was one of the twelve, went to the head cohanim in order to betray Yeshua to them. 11 they were pleased to hear this and promised to give him money. and he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Yeshua.” (Mark 14:10-11 CJB)

“6 (22:7) but I am a worm, not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. 7 (22:8) all who see me jeer at me; they sneer and shake their heads:” (Psalms 22:6-7 CJB)

“I said to them, “if it seems good to you, give me my wages; if not, don’t.” so they weighed out my wages, thirty silver (shekel s, that is, twelve ounces).” (Zechariah 11:12 CJB)

“for the love of money is a root of all the evils; because of this craving, some people have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves to the heart with many pains.” (1 Timothy 6:10 CJB)

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“12  on the first day for matzah, when they slaughtered the lamb for Pesach, Yeshua’s talmidim asked him, “where do you want us to go and prepare your Seder?” 13 he sent two of his talmidim with these instructions: “go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. follow him; 14 and whichever house he enters, tell him that the rabbi says, ‘where is the guest room for me, where I am to eat the Pesach meal with my talmidim?’ 15 he will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. make the preparations there.” 16 the talmidim went off, came to the city and found things just as he had told them they would be; and they prepared the Seder. 17 when evening came, Yeshua arrived with the twelve. 18 as they were reclining and eating, Yeshua said, “yes! I tell you that one of you is going to betray me.” 19 they became upset and began asking him, one after the other, “you don’t mean me, do you?” 20 “it’s one of the twelve,” he said to them, “someone dipping matzah in the dish with me. 21 for the son of man will die, just as the Tanakh says he will; but woe to that man by whom the son of man is betrayed! it would have been better for him had he never been born!” 22 while they were eating, Yeshua took a piece of matzah, made the b’rakhah, broke it, gave it to them and said, “take it! this is my body.” 23 also he took a cup of wine, made the b’rakhah, and gave it to them; and they all drank. 24 he said to them, “this is my blood, which ratifies the new covenant, my blood shed on behalf of many people.” (Mark 14:12-24 CJB)“14 when the time came, Yeshua and the emissaries reclined at the table, 15 and he said to them, “I have really wanted so much to celebrate this Seder with you before I die! 16 for I tell you, it is certain that I will not celebrate it again until it is given its full meaning in the kingdom of god.” 17 then, taking a cup of wine, he made the b’rakhah and said, “take this and share it among yourselves. 18 for I tell you that from now on, I will not drink the ‘fruit of the vine’ until the kingdom of god comes.” 19 also, taking a piece of matzah, he made the b’rakhah, broke it, gave it to them and said, “this is my body, which is being given for you; do this in memory of me.” 20 he did the same with the cup after the meal, saying, “this cup is the new covenant, ratified by my blood, which is being poured out for you.” (Luke 22:14-20 CJB)

“the “cup of blessing” over which we make the b’rakhah —isn’t it a sharing in the bloody sacrificial death of the Messiah? the bread we break, isn’t it a sharing in the body of the Messiah?” (1 Corinthians 10:16 CJB)

“21  “but look! the person who is betraying me is here at the table with me! 22 the son of man is going to his death according to god’s plan, but woe to that man by whom he is being betrayed!”” (Luke 22:21-22 CJB)

“17 when evening came, Yeshua arrived with the twelve. 18 as they were reclining and eating, Yeshua said, “yes! I tell you that one of you is going to betray me.” 19 they became upset and began asking him, one after the other, “you don’t mean me, do you?” 20 “it’s one of the twelve,” he said to them, “someone dipping matzah in the dish with me. 21 for the son of man will die, just as the Tanakh says he will; but woe to that man by whom the son of man is betrayed! it would have been better for him had he never been born!” 22 while they were eating, Yeshua took a piece of matzah, made the b’rakhah, broke it, gave it to them and said, “take it! this is my body.” 23 also he took a cup of wine, made the b’rakhah, and gave it to them; and they all drank. 24 he said to them, “this is my blood, which ratifies the new covenant, my blood shed on behalf of many people. 25 yes! I tell you, I will not drink this ‘fruit of the vine’ again until the day I drink new wine in the kingdom of god.”” (Mark 14:17-25 CJB)

“24 an argument arose among them as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 25 but Yeshua said to them, “the kings of the Goyim lord it over them; and those in authority over them are given the title, ‘Benefactor.’ 26 but not so with you! on the contrary, let the greater among you become like the younger, and one who rules like one who serves. 27 for who is greater? the one reclining at the table? or the one who serves? it’s the one reclining at the table, isn’t it? but I myself am among you like one who serves. 28 “you are the ones who have stayed with me throughout my trials. 29 just as my father gave me the right to rule, so I give you an appointment, 30 namely, to eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and to sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Isra’el.” (Luke 22:24-30 CJB)

“26 after singing the Hallel, they went out to the mount of olives. 27 Yeshua said to them, “you will all lose faith in me, for theTanakh says, ‘I will strike the shepherd dead, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 but after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you into the Galil.”” (Mark 14:26-28 CJB)

““awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me,” says ADONAI-Tzva’ot. “strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the young ones.” (Zechariah 13:7 CJB)

“31  Yeshua then said to them, “tonight you will all lose faith in me, as theTanakh says, ‘I will strike the shepherd dead, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ 32 but after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you into the Galil.” 33 “I will never lose faith in you,” Kefa answered, “even if everyone else does.” 34 Yeshua said to him, “yes! I tell you that tonight before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!” 35 “even if I must die with you,” Kefa replied, “I will never disown you!” and all the talmidim said the same thing.” (Matthew 26:31-35 CJB)

“31 Yeshua answered, “now you do believe. 32 but a time is coming—indeed it has come already—when you will be scattered, each one looking out for himself; and you will leave me all alone. yet I am not alone; because the father is with me. 33 “I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. in the world, you have tsuris. but be brave! I have conquered the world!”” (John 16:31-33 CJB)

“1  after Yeshua had said these things, he looked up toward heaven and said, “father, the time has come. glorify your son, so that the son may glorify you— 2 just as you gave him authority over all mankind, so that he might give eternal life to all those whom you have given him. 3 and eternal life is this: to know you, the one true god, and him whom you sent, Yeshua the Messiah. 4 “I glorified you on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 now, father, glorify me alongside yourself. give me the same glory I had with you before the world existed. 6  “I made your name known to the people you gave me out of the world. they were yours, you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 now they know that everything you have given me is from you, 8 because the words you gave me I have given to them, and they have received them. they have really come to know that I came from you, and they have come to trust that you sent me.” (John 17:1-8 CJB)

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Please do also find to read about the Last Supper:
  1. Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy
  2. 14 Nisan a day to remember #1 Inception
  3. 14 Nisan a day to remember #2 Time of Jesus
  4. 14 Nisan a day to remember #3 Before the Passover-feast
  5. 14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain
  6. 14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate
  7. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  8. High Holidays not only for Israel
  9. Festival of Freedom and persecutions
  • Gethsemane (beautyfromchaos.wordpress.com)
    It was the evening of Passover. Yeshua had sent Shimon and Yochanan to prepare the meal. We had escaped the crowds that had followed us from Bethany after the miracle at Eleazar’s tomb, and had lined the streets as Yeshua rode into the city on a borrowed donkey.
  • Yeshua Tells How Peter Will Lie about Him (rocksolidministry.wordpress.com)
    Yeshua said to them, “All of you will be ashamed of Me and leave Me tonight. For it is written, ‘I will kill the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be spread everywhere.’ 32 After I am raised from the dead, I will go before you to the country of Galilee.”
  • Happy Passover! (jewishvoice.wordpress.com)
    History repeats itself . . .
    First there were the Israelites in Bible times, who were saved from sudden slaughter when they obeyed God by putting blood on the lintels and doorposts of their home. The Angel of Death passed over, and the Hebrew children lived to tell their great story of God’s faithfulness.
  • March 25, 2013 (netzerremnant.com)
    With family and friends gathered around the table, God’s miraculous, divine rescue operation to deliver the ancient Israelites from oppression, bondage and slavery will be told at the Passover Seder, a special ritual meal held on the first two nights of Passover.
  • Tears of the Anointed (beautyfromchaos.wordpress.com)
    Yudah hated the Romans. None of us were particularly happy about their presence, but we put up with them and by and large they didn’t bother us too much. Yudah wanted an armed uprising, and thought that Yeshua was the way to achieve it; he wouldn’t let it go, however many times Yeshua patiently explained to him that that wasn’t what his teaching was about.
  • The Unanticipated Passover Seder (ghostriverstudios.wordpress.com)
    If there are aspects of the Passover seder from which all people can learn, how much more so is this true for believers in Messiah? After all, our Master Yeshua chose the wine and the matzah of a Passover Seder to represent his body and blood.
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    The Unanticipated Passover Seder
    I cannot be considered as one of the members of humanity who marched out of Egypt and left behind my slavery, and certainly I cannot project myself into the masses who stood at the foot of Mount Sinai and personally received the Torah from Hashem, as does every person who is Jewish.
  • The Unanticipated Passover Seder (mymorningmeditations.com)
    our Master Yeshua chose the wine and the matzah of a Passover Seder to represent his body and blood. More than just learning about and celebrating the concept of freedom from oppression and exile, for disciples of Messiah, the seder celebrates Yeshua’s atoning death and resurrection while remaining firmly grounded and centered on God’s deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt.
  • Peter Said He Did Not Know Yeshua (rocksolidministry.wordpress.com)
    She looked at him and said, “You were with Yeshua of Nazareth.” Peter lied, saying, “I do not know Yeshua and do not understand what you are talking about.”

 

Serious lovers of God and Biblestudents do want to live according to the Law of God and are grateful that they may remember one of the most important happenings in the history of Israel, the People of God, and the liberation of the whole world by the instalment of the New Covenant.

The Belgian government may be looking to take away some paid holidays. They think of anulating Whit Monday, where the question still can be if they are going to leave Whit Sunday as a paid holiday, being Pentecost. As Marcus Ampe a fiew year ago already warned for taking away those two days it will do more economical damage than good, because for Jews and non-trinitarian Christians it is the Festival of Weeks or Shabuot, where they take three days to study the Torah.

Luckily they did not think of taking away the two free days for the feast of unleavened bread, 14-15 Nisan, Pesach or Easter. so we still can take two days free of work and concentrate on the wonders of God and the liberation of His people.

Those who have enough money would like to see the ones who have to be careful with their money and savings to work more hours for the same or even less money and with lesser free days. Strangely enough it is a so called Catholic or Christian party (CD&V) who proposes to get rid of the Holy days. For them financial gain seems to be more important than spiritual gain.

Today being a day of feast let us remember what God has done to His people and how we ought to honour Him and keep His Laws and Feasts.

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Please do read also:
  1. Is it wise to annul the Pentecostweekend
  2. 11 November, a day to remember #1 Until Industrialisation
  3. 11 November, a day to remember #2 From the Industrialisation
  4. Victims and Seekers of Peace
  5. 1 -15 Nisan
  6. Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy
  7. Day of remembrance coming near
  8. 14 Nisan a day to remember #1 Inception
  9. 14 Nisan a day to remember #2 Time of Jesus
  10. 14 Nisan a day to remember #3 Before the Passover-feast
  11. 14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain
  12. 14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate
  13. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  14. High Holidays not only for Israel
  15. Observance of a day to Remember
  16. Festival of Freedom and persecutions

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  • The Worm Moon- Nisan 14, and Happy Passover (ireport.cnn.com)
    Passover commences on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan.
    In Judaism, a “day” commences from dusk to dusk, thus the first day of Passover only begins after dusk of the 14th of Nisan and ends at dusk of the 15th day of the month of Nisan.
  • Not giving a eulogy in Nisan (thejc.com)
    Nisan is the month of Pesach, the holiday celebrating our freedom from Egypt. It’s the beginning of spring (though not necessarily in England), a month of renewal and rebirth.The custom, therefore, at a funeral during Nisan is to not give a full hesped, eulogy. Although the funeral is a time of grief for the family, the hope and optimism that this time of year naturally awakens partially override their obligation to mourn.
  • Our Passover Lamb (eternalchrist.wordpress.com)
    It is a notable observation that before the New Testament was written people learned of Jesus Christ from reading the Law and prophets.
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    YHWH established appointed times that the nation of Israel would meet with Him in worship and thanksgiving. There were three feasts in the Spring (Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits); one in the Summer (Pentecost); and three in the Fall (Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacle).
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    Matzah is traditionally eaten during the Passover Seder meal. The dough is striped and pricked with holes representing the scourging and piercing of our Lord Jesus Christ. When Yeshua broke matzah (at the Last Supper) He was passing to His disciples what represented His sinless (unleavened), broken body offered as the sacrificial Lamb of God.
  • This day in History…the 10th of Nisan (spiritualdimension.wordpress.com)
    On this very day, over 1900 years ago, the people of Israel congregated inside the city walls of Jerusalem to celebrate Pesach (Passover).  The people watched as a Man rode on a donkey into the city and His disciples began to direct the people in shouting…

    Hosanna to the Son of David! How blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!   Matthew 21:9 ISV

  • Preparations for the Passover Meal – Luke 22: 7-13 (shalommysticwind.wordpress.com)
    The story of the preparations for the Passover Meal is itself introductory to the account of the Last Supper in Luke 22: 14-23. Except for certain redaction changes, the Lukan passage is a reproduction of its parallel in Mark 14: 12-16. Already in Luke 22: 1 the evangelist had identified the feast of the Unleavened Bread and the feast of the Passover, an identification which is not entirely wrong. In Luke 22: 7 too the author retains an echo of this identification.
  • Pesach is here! (teenainjerusalem.wordpress.com)
    We have been preparing for this holiday for more than a month! Finishing all our leaven. Cleaning our whole houses. Scrubbing our pots and ovens. Burning our last leaven. Cooking food for the holiday. Decorating the house and ourselves. ;) Calling friends and relatives to wish them a joyous and kosher Pesach.  And the long awaited holiday is finally here!! Baruch ata she hechianu… Thanking God for having brought us to this time!
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    This Jewish holiday can be summed up the same way almost all the Jewish holidays can: “They tried to kill us. The didn’t succeed. Let’s EAT!!” And yes, we celebrate by eating, – lots of symbolic foods, four cups of wine and a very yummy holiday meal. We eat bitter herbs to remember slavery in Egypt, unleavened bread to remember the haste in which we had to leave, we have a lamb bone to remind us of the blood that was put on the doorposts which saved the firstborns from the angel of death, we dip vegetables in salt water to remind us of our tears, we eat a sweet mixture of fruits and nuts to reminds us of mortar we used to put the bricks together in building, etc.
  • Our Passover (Pesach) 2013 (yahuahshomemaker.wordpress.com)
    The Knight created a video which goes through our Passover night and it has more pictures, you can see it Pesach 2013
  • The Seven Feasts of Israel: (Part I) (bibletim.wordpress.com)
    a series …  on the Seven Feasts of Israel.
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    The disciples of old, as are the Christians of today, were instructed to “drink of this cup!” So, the Christian celebrates Passover by participating in the sacrifice of the Lord! In Egypt the Jew marked his house with the blood of the lamb. Today the Christian (Jew and Gentile alike) marks his house- his body, “the house of the spirit”- with the blood of Christ! The Angel of Death will pass over each Christian as surely as he passed over the Israelite in Egypt.
  • Pesach rolls (wimshulcooks.wordpress.com)
    When an American friend first introduced me to Pesach rolls I thought they were such a cheat – surely something soft and fluffy with air in it couldn’t be kosher unleaven bread? But when they taste this good – why not?
  • End Time Prophecies Hidden in the 7 Feasts of Israel (vineoflife.net)
    Have you ever wondered why seven feasts were given to the Israelite‘s in the book of Leviticus? Or why God would give such specific instructions on how to celebrate and commemorate events? Obviously He had a reason, otherwise he wouldn’t have put them in the Bible. ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.” Lev. 23:2Here God calls the feasts, His feasts, he makes it personal and claims them as his own. Not only that, but he uses the words, “holy convocations,” to describe them. In other words, these are sacred celebrations with purpose and meaning. They were given not only to the Israelite’s in Biblical times, but are for believers today.

Said to Myself

I am excited. Tonight we will begin celebrating Chag Ha Aviv – Passover, our spring holiday – also named Chag HaMatzot the holiday of unleavened bread. But why do we eat unleavened bread –matzah –  on Passover? We read in the Haggadah:

Because the dough of our fathers did not have time to become leavened before the King of the kings, the Holy One, blessed be God, revealed God’s self to them and redeemed them. Thus it is said: “They baked Matzah-cakes from the dough that they had brought out of Egypt, because it was not leavened; for they had been driven out of Egypt and could not delay, and they had also not prepared any [other] provisions.” (DIY Haggadah)

aviSo yes, as the Haggadah says, when the time came for the Jews to finally leave, they did not delay. Yet, the final plague was…

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Le fils de David et le premier jour des pains sans levain

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“13  Jésus, étant arrivé dans le territoire de Césarée de Philippe, demanda à ses disciples : qui suis-je aux dires des hommes, moi le fils de l’homme ? 14 ils répondirent : les uns disent que tu es Jean-Baptiste ; les autres, Elie ; les autres, Jérémie, ou l’un des prophètes. 15 et vous, leur dit-il, qui dites-vous que je suis ? 16 Simon pierre répondit : tu es le Christ, le fils du dieu vivant. 17 Jésus, reprenant la parole, lui dit : tu es heureux, Simon, fils de Jonas ; car ce ne sont pas la chair et le sang qui t’ont révélé cela, mais c’est mon père qui est dans les cieux. 18 et moi, je te dis que tu es pierre, et que sur ce roc je bâtirai mon Eglise, et que les portes du séjour des morts ne prévaudront point contre elle. 19 je te donnerai les clés du royaume des cieux : ce que tu lieras sur la terre sera lié dans les cieux, et ce que tu délieras sur la terre sera délié dans les cieux. 20 alors il recommanda aux disciples de ne dire à personne qu’il était le Christ. 21  dès lors Jésus commença à faire connaître à ses disciples qu’il fallait qu’il aille à Jérusalem, qu’il souffre beaucoup de la part des anciens, des principaux sacrificateurs et des scribes, qu’il soit mis à mort, et qu’il ressuscite le troisième jour.” (Matthieu 16:13-21 NEG)

“17  pendant que Jésus montait à Jérusalem, il prit à part les douze disciples, et il leur dit en chemin : 18 voici, nous montons à Jérusalem, et le fils de l’homme sera livré aux principaux sacrificateurs et aux scribes. ils le condamneront à mort, 19 et ils le livreront aux païens, pour qu’ils se moquent de lui, le battent de verges, et le crucifient ; et le troisième jour il ressuscitera.” (Matthieu 20:17-19 NEG)

“1  lorsqu’ils approchèrent de Jérusalem, et qu’ils furent arrivés à Bethphagé, vers la montagne des oliviers, Jésus envoya deux disciples, 2 en leur disant : allez au village qui est devant vous ; vous trouverez aussitôt une ânesse attachée, et un ânon avec elle ; détachez-les, et amenez-les-moi. 3 si, quelqu’un vous dit quelque chose, vous répondrez : le seigneur en a besoin. et à l’instant il les laissera aller. 4 or, ceci arriva afin que s’accomplisse ce qui avait été annoncé par le prophète : 5 dites à la fille de Sion : voici, ton roi vient à toi, plein de douceur, et monté sur un âne, sur un ânon, le petit d’une ânesse. 6 les disciples allèrent, et firent ce que Jésus leur avait ordonné. 7 ils amenèrent l’ânesse et l’ânon, mirent sur eux leurs vêtements, et le firent asseoir dessus. 8 la plupart des gens de la foule étendirent leurs vêtements sur le chemin ; d’autres coupèrent des branches d’arbres, et en jonchèrent la route. 9 ceux qui précédaient et ceux qui suivaient Jésus criaient : Hosanna au fils de David ! béni soit celui qui vient au nom du seigneur ! Hosanna dans les lieux très hauts ! 10 lorsqu’il entra dans Jérusalem, toute la ville fut émue, et l’on disait : qui est celui-ci ? 11 la foule répondait : C’est Jésus, le prophète, de Nazareth en Galilée.” (Matthieu 21:1-11 NEG)

“1  lorsque Jésus eut achevé tous ces discours, il dit à ses disciples : 2 vous savez que la Pâque a lieu dans deux jours, et que le fils de l’homme sera livré pour être crucifié. 3 alors les principaux sacrificateurs et les anciens du peuple se réunirent dans la cour du souverain sacrificateur, appelé Caïphe ; 4 et ils délibérèrent sur les moyens d’arrêter Jésus par ruse, et de le faire mourir. 5 mais ils dirent : que ce ne soit pas pendant la fête, afin qu’il n’y ait pas de tumulte parmi le peuple.” (Matthieu 26:1-5 NEG)

“17  le premier jour des pains sans levain, les disciples s’adressèrent à Jésus, pour lui dire : où veux-tu que nous te préparions le repas de la Pâque ? 18 il répondit : allez à la ville chez un tel, et vous lui direz : le maître dit : mon temps est proche ; je ferai chez toi la Pâque avec mes disciples. 19 les disciples firent ce que Jésus leur avait ordonné, et ils préparèrent la Pâque. 20 le soir étant venu, il se mit à table avec les douze. 21 pendant qu’ils mangeaient, il dit : je vous le dis en vérité, l’un de vous me livrera. 22 ils furent profondément attristés, et chacun se mit à lui dire : est-ce moi, seigneur ? 23 il répondit : celui qui a mis avec moi la main dans le plat, c’est celui qui me livrera. 24 le fils de l’homme s’en va, selon ce qui est écrit de lui. mais malheur à l’homme par qui le fils de l’homme est livré ! mieux vaudrait pour cet homme qu’il ne soit pas né. 25 Judas, qui le livrait, prit la parole et dit : est-ce moi, Rabbi ? Jésus lui répondit : tu l’as dit. 26  pendant qu’ils mangeaient, Jésus prit du pain ; et, après avoir rendu grâces, il le rompit, et le donna aux disciples, en disant : prenez, mangez, ceci est mon corps. 27 il prit ensuite une coupe ; et, après avoir rendu grâces, il la leur donna, en disant : buvez-en tous ; 28 car ceci est mon sang, le sang de l’alliance, qui est répandu pour beaucoup, pour le pardon des péchés. 29 je vous le dis, je ne boirai plus désormais de ce fruit de la vigne, jusqu’au jour où j’en boirai du nouveau avec vous dans le royaume de mon père. 30 après voir chanté les cantiques, ils se rendirent à la montagne des oliviers. 31  alors Jésus leur dit : je serai pour vous tous, cette nuit, une occasion de chute ; car il est écrit : je frapperai le berger, et les brebis du troupeau seront dispersées. 32 mais, après que je serai ressuscité, je vous précèderai en Galilée. 33 pierre, prenant la parole, lui dit : même si tu étais pour tous une occasion de chute, tu ne le seras jamais pour moi. 34 Jésus lui dit : je te le dis en vérité, cette nuit même, avant que le coq chante, tu me renieras trois fois. 35 pierre lui répondit : même s’il me fallait mourir avec toi, je ne te renierai pas. et tous les disciples dirent la même chose. 36  là-dessus, Jésus alla avec eux dans un lieu appelé Gethsémané, et il dit aux disciples : Asseyez-vous ici, pendant que je m’éloignerai pour prier.” (Matthieu 26:17-36 NEG)

“20 donc lorsque vous vous réunissez, ce n’est pas pour manger le repas du seigneur ; 21 car, quand on se met à table, chacun commence par prendre son propre repas, et l’un a faim, tandis que l’autre est ivre. 22 N’avez-vous pas des maisons pour y manger et boire ? ou méprisez-vous l’Eglise de dieu, et faites-vous honte à ceux qui n’ont rien ? que vous dirai-je ? vous louerai-je ? en cela je ne vous loue point. 23  car j’ai reçu du seigneur ce que je vous ai enseigné ; c’est que le seigneur Jésus, dans la nuit où il fut livré, prit du pain, 24 et, après avoir rendu grâces, le rompit, et dit : ceci est mon corps, qui est rompu pour vous ; faites ceci en mémoire de moi. 25 de même, après avoir soupé, il prit la coupe, et dit : cette coupe est la nouvelle alliance en mon sang ; faites ceci en mémoire de moi toutes les fois que vous en boirez. 26 car toutes les fois que vous mangez ce pain et que vous buvez cette coupe, vous annoncez la mort du seigneur, jusqu’à ce qu’il vienne. 27 C’est pourquoi celui qui mangera le pain ou boira la coupe du seigneur indignement, sera coupable envers le corps et le sang du seigneur. 28 que chacun donc s’éprouve soi-même, et qu’ainsi il mange du pain et boive de la coupe ; 29 car celui qui mange et boit sans discerner le corps du seigneur, mange et boit un jugement contre lui-même. 30 C’est pour cela qu’il y a parmi vous beaucoup d’infirmes et de malades, et qu’un grand nombre sont morts. 31 si nous nous jugions nous-mêmes, nous ne serions pas jugés. 32 mais quand nous sommes jugés, nous sommes châtiés par le seigneur, afin que nous ne soyons pas condamnés avec le monde. 33 ainsi, mes frères, lorsque vous vous réunissez pour le repas, attendez-vous les uns les autres. 34 si quelqu’un a faim, qu’il mange chez lui, afin que vous ne vous réunissiez pas pour attirer un jugement sur vous. je réglerai les autres choses quand je serai arrivé.” (1 Corinthiens 11:20-34 NEG)

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Sainte-Cène – Alsace, Haut-Rhin, Colmar, Eglise gothique Saint-Martin, Sculpture en bois

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English version: The Anointed One and the first day of No Fermentation

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The Anointed One and the first day of No Fermentation


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Then, when he went to Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked his disciples, ‘Who are people saying the Son of Man is?’  And they replied, ‘Some say you’re John the Baptist, others EliJah, and still others say you are JeremiAh or one of the Prophets.’  And he asked, ‘But, who do you say that I am?’  And Simon Peter answered: ‘You’re the Anointed; the Son of the Living God.’  Then Jesus said to him, ‘You are blest, Simon, son of JonAh, because this wasn’t shown to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in the heavens.  ‘I also tell you this: You are Rock (Peter); but I will build my congregation on this bedrock so that the gates of the place of the dead won’t overpower it.  I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in the heavens. And whatever you set free on the earth will be set free in the heavens.’  Then he sternly warned the disciples not to tell anyone that he is the Anointed One.  And that’s when Jesus (the Anointed) started showing his disciples that he would have to go to JeruSalem and suffer many things at [the hands of] the elders, Chief Priests, and scribes. Then he would be killed, but [he would be] raised on the third day.
(Matthew 16:13-21 2001)Then, starting on the road to JeruSalem, Jesus took the twelve disciples off privately and explained this to them:  ‘Look, we’re going up to JeruSalem where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the Chief Priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death.  Then they will hand him over to the ethnics, who will make fun of him, whip him, and impale him. But on the third day, he will be raised!’
(Matthew 20:17-19 2001)Well, when they got close to JeruSalem and arrived at BethPhage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples ahead,  telling them, ‘Go to the village, the one that’s across from us, and you will immediately find a burro that’s tied with its colt. Untie them and bring them to me.  And if anyone says anything, just tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will immediately send them with you.’  The reason why this happened is so the thing spoken through the Prophet might be fulfilled, ‘Tell this to the daughter of Zion:
Look! Your King is coming to you!
[He’s] gentle and comes riding the colt of a burro;
The son of an animal that labors.’  So, the disciples went and did just as Jesus told them.  They brought the burro and its colt, put a robe [over its’ back], and he sat on it.  And as most of the crowd spread their robes on the road, others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  Then, part of the crowd walked ahead of him, and the rest who followed behind were shouting: ‘[God] save the Son of David! Praise the one who comes in Jehovah’s Name… may [God] in the highest places save him!’  Well, when he entered JeruSalem, the whole city was stirred up [as people asked], ‘Who is this?’  But the crowd [that was with Jesus] answered, ‘He’s Jesus, the Prophet from NazarEth of GaliLee!’
(Matthew 21:1-11 2001)Now, when Jesus had finished saying all these things, he told his disciples:  ‘You know that the Passover will be here in just two days, and the Son of Man is going to be betrayed and hung on a pole.’  Then the Chief Priests and the peoples’ elders gathered in the courtyard of the High Priest (who was called CaiAphas)  to discuss sneaky ways to grab Jesus and kill him.  However, they decided not [to do it] at the festival, because that would have created a commotion among the people.
(Matthew 26:1-5 2001)

It was on the first day of No Fermentation that the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?’  And he said: ‘Go into the city to (a certain person), and tell him that the Teacher says, My appointed time is near, so I will celebrate the Passover with my disciples in your home.’  Then the disciples did just as Jesus ordered and got things ready for the Passover.  It was that evening, while [Jesus] was reclining at the table  eating with the twelve disciples, that he said: ‘I tell you the truth; One of you will betray me.’  And deeply saddened at this, they all asked him, ‘Lord, it isn’t me, is it?’  And he answered, ‘One who has dipped his hand in this bowl with me will betray me.  Indeed, the Son of Man will go, just as it was written about him. But woe to the one through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born!’  Then Judas (the one who was about to betray him) asked, ‘That isn’t what I am, is it Rabbi?’ And [Jesus] replied, ‘You said it yourself.’  Then, as they ate, Jesus took a loaf, and after giving thanks, broke it and gave it to the disciples saying: ‘Take some and eat it, because this is my body.’  He also took a cup [of wine], and after giving thanks, gave it to them saying, ‘All of you drink from it,  because this is my blood of the New Sacred Agreement, which will be poured out for many to forgive [their] sins.  But I tell you that I definitely won’t drink of this product of the vine anymore, until that day when I will drink it new with you in the Kingdom of my Father.’  Finally, after singing songs of praise, they went out to the Mount of Olives.  [It was there that] Jesus said to them: ‘All of you will be stumbled [by what will happen to] me tonight, because it’s written: I will beat the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.  But after I wake up, I will go ahead of you into GaliLee.’  However, Peter said to him: ‘Although all the others may be stumbled, I’ll never be trapped!’  Then Jesus said: ‘I tell you the truth; Before a rooster crows tonight, you will have denied knowing me three times.’  But Peter said: ‘Even if I have to die with you, I’ll never deny knowing you!’ And all the other disciples said the same thing.  Then Jesus went with them to the spot called GethSemane (the Oil Press), and he told his disciples: ‘Sit here while I go over there to pray.’
(Matthew 26:17-36 2001)

Now, when you meet together in one place, it isn’t to eat the Lord’s Supper,  for, you’re all [bringing] your own meals to eat before you partake. So, who knows who’s still hungry and who’s already had too much to drink?  Don’t you have homes where you can eat and drink? Or do you condemn the congregation of God and shame those who are poor? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? In this, I don’t praise you.  I received this from the Lord and I’ve also shared it with you… that the Lord Jesus (on the very night that he was going to be handed over) took a loaf,  and after giving thanks, broke it and said, ‘This is my body [which is given] for you. Keep on doing this in memory of me.’  And after supper, he did the same thing with the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new Sacred Agreement of my blood. Keep on doing this… and as often as you drink it, think of me.’  So, as often as you eat the loaf and drink from the cup, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord until he arrives.  But whoever eats the loaf and drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily, will be held responsible to the Lord’s body and blood.  So, each man should prove what he is first; then he can eat from the loaf and drink from the cup.  For, those who eat and drink, eat and drink judgment on themselves if they don’t judge [the worthiness of] their bodies.  That’s why many of you are weak and unhealthy, and quite a few are asleep!  However, if we would judge ourselves, we wouldn’t have to be judged.  Yet, when we are judged, we have to be disciplined by the Lord, so we aren’t condemned along with the world.  So, my brothers; When you come together to eat, wait for each other!  And if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so you don’t meet for judgment. As for the rest of the matters; I’ll straighten them out when I get there.
(1 Corinthians 11:20-34 2001)



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Last Supper – Embroidery ca 1890 by Amandus Vaandel

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Please do find to read:

  1. 1 -15 Nisan
  2. Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy
  3. Day of remembrance coming near
  4. 14 Nisan a day to remember #1 Inception
  5. 14 Nisan a day to remember #2 Time of Jesus
  6. 14 Nisan a day to remember #3 Before the Passover-feast
  7. 14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain
  8. 14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate
  9. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  10. High Holidays not only for Israel
  11. Observance of a day to Remember
  12. Festival of Freedom and persecutions

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  • Jesus is anointed (myeverydaygod.com)
    Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, the one Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for Him there; Martha was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
  • Jesus celebrates Passover (myeverydaygod.com)
    Tonight we spread a blanket on the floor, cut a slab of homemade bread, poured a glass of juice and celebrated Communion.My husband Matt took the bread and blessed it. He broke off pieces that he gave to each of us. We talked about what the bread symbolized, Jesus’s broken body, and how when we eat it, we must remember and thank God for His amazing sacrifice for us.
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    Palm Sunday would be in any case a great and holy day, as it commemorates the last triumph of Our Lord Jesus Christ on earth and opens the Holy Week.
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    Holy week? I haven’t been digging any holes lately.
  • “The Bible” Mini-Series recap Ep.8 Betrayal (outersparkle.com)
    In the week before Passover, Jerusalem is full of pilgrims, celebrating the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. The desire for freedom from their oppressors, the Romans, burns strong. Now, Jesus makes his entrance riding on a donkey – a declaration that he is the Messiah. The crowd rejoices. But High Priest Caiaphas recoils in horror – any unrest and Pilate will shut down the Temple. Now, Jesus confounds all in a protest against hypocrisy by turning on the money- changers in the Temple.
  • New Palm Sunday Narrative W/imagery on Audio (toolsforspirituallivingbarbarahsblog.com)
    The Anointing at Bethany is one of the examples FutureChurch gives of gospels that focus on women moved out of their chronological order to a weekday, when most of a church’s congregation is not present.  As a result, the role of women in church history is marginalized, and  efforts to regain equality between women and men in church leadership is resisted to the highest levels.
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    As you read about The Anointing At Bethany notice how it illustrates Jesus’ support of women disciples’ desire to learn about God; how the story contrasts the concern of Mary for Jesus with those of Judas for money.
  • Tree of Jesus Life, the Suffering Christ, Passion Week (jharbin77.wordpress.com)
    ‘Behold your King is coming to you,
    Gentle, and mounted on a donkey,
    Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
  • The Lord has Need of Them – remix (mrbnd.wordpress.com)
    So, a few decades ago there was a popular hymn in church. It actually dates back to the late 1800′s. it was called “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.” It actually carries a fine message.
  • The Gospel of Luke – The Time of Testing (friarmusings.wordpress.com)
    Throughout Luke, Jesus is portrayed as entering prayer before key moment – and this holds true here also.
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    After the Passover feast, Jesus and his disciples go “to the Mount of Olives” (22:39). Luke situates this dramatic prayer of Jesus on that mountain where Judaism expected the end of the world to take place.  Luke has streamlined and simplified Mark’s account of the agony in the garden. The scene is focused on Jesus and not the disciples (as Luke does not include Jesus’ repeated trips back to the apostles).
  • Palm Sunday (pastorjohnkeller.org)
    Are you a follower who shouts Hosanna or a stone-cold skeptic that keeps your mouth shut? Or a stone that longs to sing?

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