Sabbath Day (Ex.20: 8 – 11) Word by r. a. Sat., Mar.31, 2018
Yesterday (Fri.Mar.30/18), most Sabbath-keeping assemblies observed the Passover – the killing of the lamb, which foreshadowed the actual killing-crucifixion of Messiah who symbolizes our Passover Lamb.
On the Babylonian-Hebrew calendar that date is known as Nisan 14. The name “Nisan” is the first month of the Hebrew year and beginning of Spring as indicated In Exodus12: 2.
Today (Sat. Mar.31/18) is Nisan 15 and it is the first day of the feast of unleavened bread. This day is a high holy feast day – a Sabbath day. It just so happens, this high holy Sabbath day falls on a regular weekly Sabbath day.
Here’s the reason why this feast occurs on a regular weekly Sabbath day.
The dates on the Babylonian-Hebrew calendar vary from year to year according to our Gregorian calendar and can fall on any day of the week. That is, Nisan 14 or 15 can fall on any day of the week on our Gregorian calendar. This year they fell on Friday and Saturday. Last year they fell on a Tues. and Wed.
In most of the Hebrew Bible, the months of the year are only numbered and hardly ever named. However, after the Babylonian exile, in the books of Zechariah, Esther, Ezra, and Nehemiah, Babylonian month names appear.
In Messiah’s Name: for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
As stated above, today is the first day of the feast of unleavened and it is a seven day feast. The first day and last day are high holy day Sabbaths – no work is to be done on the first and last day.
No leaven bread is to be found in our homes during the 7 days. (Ex.13: 7)
Here’s the scripts regarding this law. — Lev. chpt. 23 verses 5 – 8
5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the Lord’s Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. 8 But you shall present a food offering to the Lord for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.”
Here’s the reason for eating unleavened bread for seven days. (Ex.13: 9 – 10)
9 And it shall be to you as a sign on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth. For with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt. 10 You shall therefore keep this statute at its appointed time from year to year.
In short, the true followers of the Messiah observe these 7 days of Unleavened Bread as did Messiah and as ordained by the Creator.
All glory, honor and praise to our Father, the great I AM, the Creator-God of all that exists.
Peace, blessings and protection to all those who love the truth and hate the lies and deception,