grateful for all the traditional Seders that are being held as believers from
the nations are being restored to the biblical Jewish roots of our faith. I
encourage you to participate in them as the Lord leads. Gather your family and
friends together for a meal and “remember this day”—the Passover and
the “last supper.” Passover began at sundown yesterday, April 18.
choose to use a Haggadah (traditional Jewish way of remembering the evening).
Or you may choose simply to read the Passover story from Exodus 12 and the
account of the Passover evening meal with Yeshua and His disciples on the night
of His betrayal (see Matt. 26:17-30) and to celebrate your own deliverance from
slavery through the blood of Yeshua.
Scripture speaks of “bitter herbs and
bread made without yeast” (Ex. 12:8) as a part of the meal. The important
thing is to remember. And let the Holy Spirit guide your evening.
point during the evening, go outside and look for the full moon. Passover comes
always on the 14th of the biblical month of Nisan (also called Abib), always a
full moon. Israel needed no lighted torches on the night of their
deliverance—nor did the Roman soldiers on the night of Jesus’ betrayal.
the night of Israel’s deliverance and remember the night of Jesus’ betrayal
when He sat with His close friends for the last time.
is my body which is for you,” He said as He took the bread (1 Cor. 11:24).
cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in
remembrance of me,” He said as He took the wine (v. 25).
will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I
drink it anew with you in the Father’s kingdom,” He told His disciples
point in the evening you may also want to read aloud the following selection
from one of our Speaking Life e-mails several years ago:
this day, 3,500 years ago, lambs were slaughtered throughout Goshen in Egypt,
brushes stroked Jewish doorposts with lamb’s blood.
children of Israel met quietly,
behind their bloodstained doors,
to be delivered from 400 years of slavery.
this night, 3,500 years ago, the Lord went through the land looking for blood
was a great deliverance, a pass-over.
and mourning was heard when judgment came in Egypt.
this night, 3,500 years ago, freedom was proclaimed in Israel.
sons of believing Israel were spared through the blood of the lamb.
lamb’s blood painted on doorposts brought freedom.
wealth of Egypt became the wealth of Israel.
of joy were heard as Moses led Israel out of Egypt.
this night, 3,500 years ago, the exodus from Egypt came suddenly.
3,500 years faithful servants of God have remembered this night.
this day, 2,000 years ago, another Lamb was slain,
hearts were stroked with Lamb’s blood and freed from centuries of slavery.
this day, 2,000 years ago, the Lord began to look for Lamb’s blood on the
doorposts of hearts.
was a great deliverance—a passing over.
this day, 2,000 years ago, wealth was restored to the sons of Adam,
Moses led another Israel out of another Egypt.
this day, 2,000 years ago, Lamb’s blood on the doorposts of hearts brought
Lamb’s blood is still found on human hearts.
is found behind a blood-stained door.
the doorpost of your heart is stained with Lamb’s blood, have a glorious
not, grab quickly the hyssop and look for the Lamb’s blood.
exodus will come suddenly!
Lamb who was slain has risen and will return as King of kings and Lord of
About the author: Don Finto is the founder of The Caleb Company (calebcompany.com),
a prophetic fathering ministry named after Israel’s fearless warrior
whom the Bible describes as a man with a “different spirit,” who was
still conquering territory into old age and whose descendants inherited
the land. Don was pastor of Belmont Church in Nashville, Tenn., for more
than 25 years where, during the height of the Jesus movement, his own
personal encounter with the Holy Spirit enabled him to be a leader for
many who were turning to Jesus during that time, including some of the
early contemporary Christian music artists and Jewish young people.