What is Passover?

  • The Passover (Pesach) is the first of all the annual Feasts.
  • Pesach is NOT a Day.  Pesach is a Sacrifice - The Lamb of YeHoVaH.
  • The Passover lamb could be taken from the sheep or the goat according to Exodus 12:5.
  • Some use “Passover” as a generic term to refer to both the Passover (Evening of the 14th day of the first Biblical month) and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (15th – 21st days of the first Biblical month) which immediately follows Passover.

Scripture References
Exodus 12:1-51
Leviticus 23:5
1 Corinthians 5:7
Hebrews 7:27

What does Passover Commemorate?

  • Pesach commemorates the deliverance of the Hebrew people from Egypt by the Mighty Hand of YeHoVaH.
  • The Passover was not about forgiveness of sin, but about the redemption of the firstborn. In the case of the first Passover, Israel was YeHoVaH’s firstborn.

Scripture References
Exodus 12:1-51
Leviticus 23:5
1 Corinthians 5:7
Hebrews 7:27

Is Easter the Passover?

  • No
  • Pesach, known as Passover, was renamed Easter by the Easter(n) Church. The translators translated Pesach to Easter in Acts 12:4 and incorporated a pagan religious holiday that is celebrated and worshipped around the world.
  • The Church has stopped celebrating the Passover and has changed the name of Passover to Easter which is a pagan holiday mentioned only once in the Bible in Acts 12:4. By substituting (not translating) the word Easter for Passover, the translators redirected the thought from a Holy Day Commanded by YeHoVaH to a church holy day commanded by the Catholic church.
  • The day that Passover is celebrated varies from year to year and could be any day of the week. Easter is always on a Sunday. By cementing the day to a particular Sunday coinciding with the vernal equinox, it removed all association from Passover and gave the Christian Church something that had never been observed in history or the Bible, not by Yeshua, the Apostles, or the Saints of the 1st century.

Scripture References
Acts 12:4

When is Passover Celebrated?

  • It is celebrated in the first Biblical month on the evening of the 14th day of Abib, immediately before the Feast of Unleavened Bread that starts at sunset.
  • The first month is also called by the Babylonian name Nisan, or on the Gregorian calendar, it is during March or April.

Scripture References
Leviticus 23:5

What are the Commanded Instructions for Passover?

  • Keep the Passover on the 14th Day of the first Biblical Month of Aviv or Abib (the evening of the 14th day going into the 15th day which is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.)
  • Evening Meal: Lamb or Goat, Unleavened bread, Bitter herbs (Examples: Parsley, Horseradish, etc.)
  • Do not sacrifice within your gates. Only the Priests were to perform the sacrifices.
  • Not required to assemble. However, we assemble for the meal with our In House and Online Communities.

Scripture References
Exodus 12:3-10
Leviticus 23:5
Numbers 9:14
Deuteronomy 16:1-8

How do I prepare my heart for Passover?

  • You will determine in your heart that you are going to celebrate the Passover.
  • You will look forward to the coming of Passover by looking for news about the sighting of the New Moon and the Aviv Barley in Israel.
  • You will take the necessary time off from work.
  • You will begin saving your money so that you will be prepared financially when Passover comes around.  This is the 2nd Tithe.
  • You will be ready to celebrate when the Passover is celebrated.

Scripture References
Deuteronomy 4:9
Deuteronomy 5:29
Deuteronomy 6:5-6
Deuteronomy 26:16
Matthew 6:21

How do I prepare my house for Passover?

  • Remove all Leaven from your home.
  • Make or purchase unleavened bread to eat for Passover and the seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
  • Many of the products we consume on a daily basis contain leaven/yeast or some sort of leavening agent,  Therefore, we must be diligent to be on the lookout to avoid eating leaven accidentally.
  • We are NOT to eat anything leavened. Remember breaded foods have leaven.

Scripture References
Exodus 12:15
Exodus 12:18-20

How do I prepare my offering for Passover?

  • Every Feast required an Offering.
  • Determine the amount of your Firstfruit Offering you will present during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Scripture References
Exodus 23:14-19
Deuteronomy 16:16
Proverbs 3:9

QUOTES FROM THE TEACHING: Preparing for Passover 2020

  • For Passover, we must prepare our heart, our home, and our offering.
  • How we manage the resources Father gives us, is really part and parcel to our financial success.
  • Father is the only entity in the world that cares about you more than anybody or anything else.
  • Sometimes our sight contradicts our faith.  We are not called to walk by sight; we are called to walk by faith.
  • We are called out of paganism and called to the plan and purpose of the Almighty.
  • When my mind wants to say something contrary to what Father has said, I have to take that thought captive.
  • Dying to self is an everyday, all day job … every day … all day.
  • Falling from grace is when you know better, but you do something other than what you know you should do.

Until next time… Blessings to You and Yours,


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Last Updated on January 28, 2022 by Arthur Bailey Ministries

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