The Feasts of THE LORD celebrate now: The Sacrifice, Resurrection, Giving of THE SPIRIT, Second Coming, Thousand-year Reign and Eternal Dwelling with man of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
We will also celebrate them in The Age To Come.
THE LORD’s Passover
- This Feast celebrates The Sacrifice of CHRIST for our Redemption, deliverance and prosperity;
- It is chiefly celebrated with a Passover Dinner with family at twilight;
- THE LORD Himself ate The Passover with His disciples hours before He was arrested and bound to set us free from the captivity of sin and sickness.
Passover Celebration Actions
- With great reverence, exceedingly thank GOD for THE BLOOD OF JESUS;
- Apply THE BLOOD by faith and prayer to your family household, Church household, and all other things that concern you;
- Eat The Passover Supper with great joy and thanksgiving;
- During The Meal, take The Communion with reverence, GODly fear and thanksgiving;
- Make declarations of provisions of The Covenant, that is, GOD’s Promises by His BLOOD: Eternal Life, good health, protection, provision, prosperity, etc. as well as ask for “articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing.” Ask THE LORD to give you favour in the sight of people;
- Praise and worship THE LORD after The Meal;
- Wash one another’s feet.
“And THE LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of THE LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My Feasts. ‘These are THE Feasts of THE LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is THE LORD’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is The Feast of Unleavened Bread to THE LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. But you shall offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’” Leviticus 23:1-2,4 -8.
How to Celebrate THE LORD’s Passover
We must celebrate The Passover with a reverential (but NOT ‘religious’) dinner, discerning THE LORD’s Body — with reverence and GODly fear, rejoicing, exceedingly, offering sacrifices of thanksgiving to THE LORD.
JESUS said to His disciples:
“With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;” Luke 22:15.
We must likewise with fervent desire, desire to eat The Passover.
Before you eat The Passover Supper (discussed below), exceedingly thank GOD for THE BLOOD, yes, glorify THE LORD for The PRECIOUS THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, and then apply THE BLOOD by faith and prayer to your family household, church household, and all other things that concern you.
“And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire — its head with its legs and its entrails. You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.” Exodus 12:7-10.
Based on Exodus 12 and The Gospels, The Passover dinner (Seder in Hebrew) can be roasted lamb or goat meat with unleavened bread (bread without yeast) and bitter herbs, (Exodus 12:5) . (It is believed that the bitter herbs may be dandelions, horseradish, etc.).
Please be sure to do exactly as commanded by THE LORD: “Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.” Exodus 12:7-10.
If you cannot get a whole animal to roast in fire, then get lamb or goat meat from the supermarket or meat market / a butcher, and roasted in the kitchen oven.
During the meal, as THE LORD Himself did with His disciples on the night in which He was betrayed, take The Communion with reverence and GODly fear and thanksgiving.
With The Bread and The Cup in hand, in JESUS’ NAME, make declarations of provisions of The Covenant, that is, The Promises of GOD by His BLOOD: Eternal Life, good health, protection, provision, prosperity, etc. (3 John 2; 2 Corinthians 1:18 – 20).
And then, as THE LORD and His disciples did after taking The Communion, sing hymns; praise and worship THE LORD in The Beauty of Holiness, (Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26).
“Therefore JESUS also, that He might sanctify the people with His Own BLOOD, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His Reproach. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us continually offer The Sacrifice of Praise to GOD, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His Name.” Hebrews 13:12-15.
Wash One Another’s Feet
There is something else THE LORD did after they had eaten The Passover Supper, which He said is an example for us to do: wash one another’s feet.
(NB. All the events of John 13–18 happened in the same evening, and into all night. Only the latter part of chapter 18 happened the next day on which our LORD was crucified).
“Now before The Feast of The Passover, when JESUS knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to THE FATHER, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, JESUS knowing that THE FATHER had given all things into His Hands, and that He had come from GOD and was going to GOD, rose from Supper and laid aside His Garments, took a Towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with The Towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “LORD, are You washing my feet?” JESUS answered and said to him, “What I AM doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” JESUS answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “LORD, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!” JESUS said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.” So when He had washed their feet, taken His Garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and LORD, and you say well, for so I AM. If I then, your LORD and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”” John 13:1-17.
THE LORD said: “If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” (v.17).
This is SERIOUS! We must know these things and be BLESSED when we do them.
He had earlier exhorted us, saying: “If I then, your LORD and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” (vv. 14-15).
So, to do what THE LORD has commanded, get a basin filled with water to a level deep enough to dip feet in — just above ankle level.
Get clean towels in hand, and then gently, tenderly wash one another’s feet.
Whether celebrating Passover at home with family and friends or as a church, you can pair one-to-one, each taking the turn to wash the other person’s feet.
Wash each other’s one foot at a time in the basin. The person whose feet is being washed can first put his right foot in the water, then washed and wiped by the person doing the washing of the other’s feet. And then the left foot.
It would be a good idea to wear a pair of flip-flops for the washing session.
If you are that many and the water becomes dirty, throw it away, clean the basin and refill it with fresh water.
Do this until everyone has had his feet washed.
During the session, both as a group and as an individual, by Faith, ask THE LORD to wash your feet just as He washed the disciples’ feet.
I guarantee you in JESUS’ NAME, you will experience The Visitation of THE LORD if you believe and pray so.
Like all His Words, there is a very profound importance to note and obey (with GODly fear) in a Statement THE LORD made in response to Peter’s fleshly reaction:
‘Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” JESUS answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” ‘ John 13:8.
When we let THE LORD wash us, we have every part in Him. We achieve this by doing what He has instructed.
The Church must yield to Him and do His Will such as the foregoing, “that He might sanctify and cleanse her with The Washing of Water by The Word, that He might present her to Himself a Glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:26-27.
SO, wash one another’s feet at The Passover Supper as THE LORD has commanded.
Let all be praying (speaking in tongues especially) until everyone has had his feet washed.
NB. Please, as an individual, take care that your feet are not smelly and unsightly, so as not to be off-putting to others. We must always keep clean for GOD and ourselves anyway.
Our body is The Temple of THE HOLY SPIRIT and must be kept clean both physically and Spiritually.
Now, THE LORD JESUS said to Peter: “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet…”
To paraphrase THE LORD and state the obvious, being bathed or having a good shower before attending The Passover Supper/ Celebrations is very important indeed.
Washing one another’s feet at The Passover Seder as instructed by THE LORD JESUS is not the same as the doctrine of demons practiced at Winners’ Chapel. Take heed not to be deceived.
A Note of Serious Caution: Don’t Practice Divination By Tradition
By Jewish tradition, at The Passover Seder, they pour four or five cups of wine. This is not Biblical.
During The Passover Dinner, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST Himself “took The Cup” (Matthew 26:27). There is no indication of four or five cups. Only THE Cup — The “Cup of THE LORD” (1 Corinthians 11:27).
But the most serious aspect of this heresy is the so-called “Elijah’s cup”/ “the cup of Elijah”!
They claim to pour a fifth cup of wine for Elijah as well as open the door to invite him to have their homes graced by his presence!
This is demonic and opens oneself/a family to demonic covenants and oppression.
It is divination – the very evil practice forbidden by The Torah.
There can be no communication between the living and the dead.
We do not invite the spirits of the dead, whether of Elijah or any other deceased person.
The ONLY Man Whose SPIRIT we invite into our life and home, is JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD. He ALONE was dead, but is ALIVE forever! Hallelu-YAH!
The ONLY Spirit we invite is THE HOLY SPIRIT, not the spirit of Elijah or any other spirit.
In celebrating The Feasts of THE LORD, we must only do what THE HOLY SPIRIT says according to The Word of GOD, and not unBiblical and unGODly traditions.
This caring caution is in line with Scripture:
“This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in The Faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from The Truth.” Titus 1:13-14.
THE LORD Celebrated THE LORD’s Passover
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST celebrated The Passover and established The New Covenant in His BLOOD for us at Passover — the first day of Unleavened Bread, (Matthew 26).
And then, later that night, He offered Himself for us as “CHRIST our Passover Lamb,” (1 Corinthians 5:7) exactly as according to Exodus 12.
He did it all for us by The Will of GOD!
Oh, GLORY to GOD, “By THAT Will we have been sanctified through The Offering of The Body of JESUS CHRIST once for all.” (Hebrews 10:10).
By His BLOOD at Passover, THE SON OF GOD ransomed us from the power of the grave. Through His Death, JESUS CHRIST redeemed us from death, eternal death, (Hosea 13:14).
WORTHY is THE LAMB Who was slain! PRAISE THE LORD!
Let us celebrate THE LORD’s Passover to the praise of The Glory of His Grace! Amen. (Ephesians 1:11).
When we celebrate Passover, when we take The Communion, we proclaim THE LORD’s Death till He comes.
Get Your Silver and Gold and GOD’s Power during Passover!
As they were eating The Passover, THE LORD had The Communion with His disciples.
The New Covenant in THE BLOOD OF JESUS was thus cut in a FURNISHED and PREPARED upper room, signifying The AMAZING Life in CHRIST JESUS of “all things are now ready” “furnished and prepared” we have, (Luke 14:17; Mark 14:15).
“Behold, I tell you a mystery” (1 Corinthians 15:51): GOD releases silver and gold (wealth), prepared adornment and His MIGHTY POWER specially during Passover. Hallelu-YAH!
GOD released The Blessing of Abraham upon us at Passover when CHRIST, our Passover LAMB, was sacrificed for us, (Galatians 3:13-14).
And through “THE BLOOD of The Everlasting Covenant” (Hebrews 13:20) shed at Passover, there was the greatest show of The Power of GOD: “the working of His MIGHTY POWER which He worked in CHRIST when He raised Him from the dead…” (Ephesians 1:19-20).
You see, there are three Feasts of THE LORD chain-linked and celebrated at this time: Passover, Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits — all fulfilled by our LORD JESUS CHRIST in The Shedding of His PRECIOUS BLOOD ) on THE CROSS, The Offering of His Body, and His GLORIOUS Resurrection.
As written, “indeed CHRIST, our Passover LAMB, was sacrificed for us.” (1 Corinthians 5:7); His Body is Unleavened Bread (free of the yeast/leaven of sin) which we eat of by faith, in faith (1 Corinthians 5:8;11:23-32); and by His GLORIOUS and POWERFUL Resurrection He is “CHRIST The Firstfruits, afterward those who are CHRIST’s at His Coming.” (1 Corinthians 5:20-23).
The first Passover (faith in and application of lamb’s blood, and the roasted flesh eaten with unleavened bread) by the children of Israel in Egypt saved them from death.
Now also, MUCH MORE, The Ultimate Passover, CHRIST our Passover (faith in and application of His PRECIOUS BLOOD, eating Passover and taking of The Communion and singing praises to Him) saves us from eternal death, sickness, other problems and untimely death, (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:15).
Furthermore, during Passover, GOD releases wealth and adornment and MIGHTY POWER to His people who obey Him and ask.
“Now the children of Israel had done according to The Word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing. And THE LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.” Exodus 12:35-36.
During the first Passover, GOD blessed His people with “articles of silver, articles of gold [representing financial and other wealth], and clothing [representing prepared adornment, indeed, adornment — outside and inside],” (1 Peter 3:3-4; Revelation 21:9-27).
GOD still does this today. He released “The Blessing of Abraham” at Passover, (Galatians 3:13,14). And the greatest manifestation of GOD’s POWERFUL Love was when, during Passover, CHRIST our Passover LAMB “was delivered up because of our offences, and was raised because of our justification.” (Romans 4:25).
The ALMIGHTY GOD, by His GREAT Love and Power, “even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with CHRIST (by Grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in The Heavenly Places in CHRIST JESUS,” (Ephesians 2:5-6).
Oh yes, GOD releases His blessing and powerful Love during Passover. He releases power over sin.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under Grace.” Romans 6:14.
However, we must ASK (pray) for the blessing and the power, just as the children of Israel asked for and received, “articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing. And THE LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. “
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST said: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8).
If you seek THE LORD, if you wait on THE LORD during Passover, He WILL grant you blessings, favour and power beyond your expectation.
“Ask of Me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession.” Psalm 2:8.
During Passover, please prepare to meet THE LORD, (Exodus 19:10).
Seek THE LORD JESUS, His Blessing and His Resurrection Power and The Sharing of The Provisions of His CROSS, yes, THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS, “that [you] may know Him and The POWER of His Resurrection, and The Fellowship of His Sufferings, being conformed to His Death, if, by any means, [you] may attain to The Resurrection from the dead,” (Philippians 3:10-11).
Yes, brethren, let us pray “that just as CHRIST was raised from the dead by The Glory of THE FATHER, even so we also should walk in Newness of Life [Resurrection Life],” (Romans 6:4).
Let’s pray to “see The Kingdom of GOD present with Power”, “The POWER and Coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, [and be] eyewitnesses of His Majesty,” (Mark 9:1; 2 Peter 1:16).
This is the set time to get our blessing. This is the set time to get The Power of GOD.
Let’s get our blessing, let’s get The Power of GOD, during Passover. AMEN!
Let us keep The Passover and REJOICE exceedingly for THE CROSS of CHRIST. Let us REJOICE exceedingly in THE CROSS of CHRIST. Our HOPE is ONLY in THE CROSS. Our BOAST is in THE CROSS!
The world boasts in things that can NEVER save.
“But GOD forbid that I should boast except in THE CROSS of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, by Whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world,” Galatians 6:14.
In Egypt, the children of Israel were protected from death by keeping The Passover and the sprinkling of lamb’s blood on the doorposts and lintel of their houses.
In the world today, The Day of Salvation, (2 Corinthians 6:2), by THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, we have “passed from death to life.” (John 5:24; 1 John 3:14). Oh, Hallelu-YAH! Glory to GOD!
Passover is THE LORD’S Appointed Feast, time and season to bless us in these end times exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.
This is for His Own Plans and Purposes of holiness and the final harvest. It is “the times of restoration of all things,” (Acts 3:22).
Brethren, Passover is a most serious time and season on GOD’s calendar for us. We must take GREAT Spiritual note and act as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT.
In Egypt, after the Divinely-instructed lock-down, the children of Israel came out that same Passover period, asked for and received plenty of silver and gold and clothing (great wealth and Divine promotion/ adornment), as directed by GOD.
So it is playing out right NOW for the believer who will follow GOD’s instruction to get BLESSED, favoured, powered and empowered during Passover.
The whole world is dejected and hopeless right now, “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.” (Obadiah 1:17).
Below are links to Words on The Feasts of THE LORD:
- THE LORD’s Passover
- Unleavened Bread
- The Feast of Firstfruits
- The Feast of Weeks (The Day of Pentecost)
- The Feast of Trumpets
- The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur in Hebrew)
- The Feast of Tabernacles
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“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life Which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire. My will is to do His Will.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves. And like Paul, I am “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, the disciple whom JESUS loves and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He [JESUS] became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.