Can the Church of Christ observe annually the celebration of Passover?

On behalf of your brother Octave, called to be a prisoner of Christ by the will of God, may grace and peace be given to you by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

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Solemnly to praise Jesus Christ, to celebrate and proclaim his name, his strength, his love, his victory, his greatness, his reign, his glory, is to honor the sacrifice of Jesus Christ made on the cross of Golgotha ​​for him who will believe in him. .

Thanksgiving with gratitude, to Jesus Christ even seeing how to say thank you was written in the law of Moses as a perpetual ordinance to put it into practice.

Yes in the Old Testament the Jews celebrated their liberation from Egypt.

<These are the feasts of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you will publish in their appointed times.

The first month, the fourteenth day of the month, between the two evenings, will be the Passover of the Lord.

And on the fifteenth day of this month shall be the feast of unleavened bread in honor of the LORD; you will eat unleavened bread for seven days (Leviticus 23: 4-6).

<On the fourteenth day of the first month, you will have Passover. The party will last seven days; we will eat unleavened bread. The prince will offer that day, for himself and for all the people of the land, a bull for a sin offering. During the seven days of the feast he shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD seven bulls and seven rams without blemish, every seven days, and one goat for a sin offering every day (Ezekiel 45: 21-24).

Yes, in the New Testament, there were Easter celebrations.

<After seizing him and throwing him into prison, he put him under the care of four squads of four soldiers each, with the intention of bringing him before the people after the Passover (Acts 12: 4).

Passover is the Jewish holiday that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper from now on. The newly born again commemorates the death of Christ who offered Himself as our Passover lamb for our sins.

<The first day of the unleavened bread, where the Passover was immolated, the disciples of Jesus said to him, Where do you want us to prepare the Passover? And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, Go to the city; you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him. Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, The master said, Where is the place where I will eat the passover with my disciples? (Mark 14: 12-16).

Christ instituting the memorial meal of his death and resurrection, specifying how will be commemorated his death by the newborn who are his church

<For I have received from the Lord what I taught you; it is because the Lord Jesus, on the night he was delivered, took bread, and, having given thanks, broke it, and said, « This is my body, which is broken for you; do this in memory of me.

Likewise, after supping, he took the cup and said, « This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this in memory of me whenever you drink it.

For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you announce the Lord’s death until He comes (1 Corinthians 11: 23-26).

Any observation of an annual holiday is based on the human tradition according to the gospel Christ.

<Jesus answered them, « You hypocrites, Isaiah prophesied well over you, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

In vain do they honor Me, giving precepts which are commandments of men.

You give up the command of God, and you observe the tradition of men.

He says to them again, « You destroy the commandment of God very well, to keep your tradition. » (Mark 7.6 – 9)

The gospel of Christ is against every annual observation of the death and resurrection of Christ

<Formerly, not knowing God, you served gods who are not of their nature; but now that you have known God, or rather that you have been known to God, how do you return to those feeble and poor rudiments, to whom you again want to enslave yourself? You observe the days, the months, the times and the years!

I am afraid that I have worked needlessly for you (Galatians 4.8 – 11)

 

<Let no one judge you about eating or drinking, or about a feast, a new moon, or sabbaths: it was the shadow of things to come, but the body is in Christ .

Let no man, under the appearance of humility and worship of angels, rob you of the price of the race at his pleasure, while he abandons himself to his visions and is swollen by a vain pride in his carnal thoughts, without attaching himself to the chief, whose whole body, assisted and firmly assembled by knuckles and bonds, draws the increase which God gives.

If you died with Christ at the rudiments of the world, why, as if you lived in the world, do you impose these precepts: Do not take! do not taste! do not touch! precepts which all become pernicious by abuse, and which are founded only on the ordinances and doctrines of men? They have, indeed, an appearance of wisdom, in that they indicate a willful worship, humility, and contempt for the body, but they have no merit and contribute to the satisfaction of the flesh. (Colossians 2.16 – 23).

 

So we should give thanks to Christ every day through thanksgiving

<Treat yourself by psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and celebrating with all your heart the praises of the Lord, give thanks to God the Father for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you submitting to one another in the fear of Christ (Ephesians 5:19 – 21)

 

– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be in joy, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.

Live in peace, in love and in full agreement with Jesus Christ.

Greet all saints and all my readers.

May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!

 

 

The Passover

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Introduction

The people of Jesus Christ, his inheritance, his turtledove, his wife, his betrothed, are caught by the devil who represented ancient Egypt, subjected to forced labor and misery, so one day according to the plan of Jesus Christ, whom he had already revealed to Abraham, Jesus Christ decided to deliver his people.

 

Passover according to the Old Testament is the deliverance.

<I have come down to deliver him out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring him up from this land into a good and vast land, into a land flowing with milk and honey, into the places where the Canaanites dwell, the Hittites. the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Behold, the cries of Israel have come to me, and I have seen the oppression that the Egyptians cause them to suffer (Exous 3.8 – 9).

<When you have entered into the land which the LORD will give you, according to his promise, you will observe this sacred use. And when your children will say to you: What does this use mean to you? And ye shall say, This is the sacrifice of the passover in the honor of the LORD, which passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote Egypt, and saved our houses. The people bowed and bowed down (Exodus 12: 25-27).

 

It is a sacrifice of frankness.

<And God spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD.

I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as Almighty God; but I was not known to them in my name, the LORD.

I also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimages, in which they stayed.

I heard the groans of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians hold in bondage, and I remembered my covenant.

Therefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Jehovah; I will deliver you from the works which the Egyptians charge you, and I will deliver you from their bondage, and I will save you with extended arm and great judgments.

I will take you for my people, and I will be your God, and you will know that it is I, the LORD your God, who have set you free from the works with which the Egyptians charge you.

I will bring you into the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; I will give it to you in the possession of me, the LORD (Exodus 6.2 – 8).

 

Passover according to the New Testament is Jesus Christ.

<You are wrong to glory. Do not you know that a little leaven raises all the dough?

Make the old leaven disappear, so that you are a new dough, since

you are unleavened, because Christ, our Passover, was slain.

Let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, not with leaven of mischief

and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of purity and truth (1 Corinthians 5: 7-8).

 

<The next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and he said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world (John 1.29)

So let no one judge you about eating or drinking, or about a feast, a new moon, or sabbaths:

it was the shadow of things to come, but the body is in Christ (Colossians 2: 16-17).

 

It is Jesus Christ who freed himself

Jesus said to them, « When you have raised the Son of man, then you will know what I am, and do not do anything about myself, but speak according to what the Father has taught me.

He who sent me is with me; he did not leave me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.

As Jesus spoke thus, many believed in him.

And he said to the Jews who believed in him, If ye abide in my word, ye are really my disciples;

you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8: 28-32).

 

It is Jesus Christ who liberates and delivers.

If therefore the Son enfranchises you, you will be truly free (John 8.32).

 

– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be in joy, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.

Live in peace, in love and in full agreement with Jesus Christ.

Greet the saints and my readers.

May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!

How to celebrate Christian Passover

On behalf of your brother Octave ngoma luti, called to be a prisoner of Christ by the will of God, may grace and peace be given to you by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

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First of all, emphasize the gratitude of their liberation and always seek sanctification, because without sanctification, no one can be saved, but salvation implies the new birth.
The celebration of Easter is to be aware of his deliverance, and to be grateful to Jesus Christ who freed him from the power of darkness and expressed his joy with thanksgiving, but the acceptable sacrifice for Jesus Christ is a broken heart

To say thank you to Jesus Christ for liberation is to adore him.

Through him, he offers without ceasing to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of the lips that confess his name. And do not forget about beneficence and liberality, because it is to such sacrifices that God is pleased (Hebrews 13:15).
– I will celebrate the name of God with hymns, I will exalt him with praise. This is acceptable to the Lord, more than a bull with horns and hooves. (Psalm 69:30)

-I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and I will call on the name of the LORD; I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people (Psalm 116: 17).

– But the hour is coming, and it has come, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; because these are the worshipers that the Father asks.
God is a Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4: 23-24).

Honoring Jesus Christ for liberation is to pray, meditate and study the Bible every day.

-Keep yourselves with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing and celebrating with all your heart the praises of the Lord;
give continually thanks for all things to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
submitting to one another in the fear of Christ (Ephesians 5:19 – 21).

– May the word of Christ dwell abundantly among you; teach and admonish others with all wisdom, through psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, singing to God in their hearts under the inspiration of grace (Colossians 3:16).
– Do not you worry about anything; but in everything, make your needs known to God with prayers and supplications, with thanksgiving (Philippians 4: 6).
Offer sacrifices to God thanks, and fulfill your vows to the Most High.
And call me in the day of anguish; I will deliver you, and you will glorify me (Psalm 50.14-15).
– He who offers thanks for my sacrifice glorifies me, and he who watches over his way will show the salvation of God (Psalm 50:23).

– I urge first of all, to offer prayers, supplications, petitions, thanksgiving, for all men, for kings and all those who are in eminence, so that we can lead a peaceful and quiet life, in all piety and honesty.
This is good and nice before God our Savior,
who wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2: 1-4).

To thank Jesus Christ for enrichment implies having a life of sanctification.

The sacrifices that please God are a broken spirit: Oh God! do not despise a broken and contrite heart (Psalm 51:19).

– Therefore, to receive an unshakeable kingdom, we have to make God worship him, with fear and reverence, because our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:28)
« Therefore, I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer to your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which will be your reasonable service (Romans 12: 1).
– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be joyful, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.
Live in peace, in love and according to Jesus Christ.
Greet all the saints and all my readers.
May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen!

The condition for the celebration of Easter to take place.

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Introduction.

For the party to happen, one must comply with the conditions required for this celebration, in any area of ​​life, respect for the law is imprescriptible in the general will of the human being.

The Christian Passover must be celebrated in accordance with all the laws and ordinances established in the Bible.

<Jehovah spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai the first month of the second year after they left the land of Egypt. He says: Let the children of Israel celebrate the Passover at the appointed time. You will celebrate it at the appointed time, on the fourteenth of this month, between the two nights; you celebrate it in accordance with all the laws and ordinances related to it (Number 9.1 – 5).

<Watch the month of the ears, and celebrate the Passover in honor of Jehovah your God; for it was in the month of the ears that Jehovah your God brought you out of Egypt during the night. And you shall sacrifice the passover to the LORD your God, to your victims of flocks and herds, in the place that the LORD chooses to make his name there. During the feast, you will not eat leavened bread, but you will eat unleavened bread for seven days, the bread of affliction, because it is with great haste that you left the land of Egypt: so it will be, remember all your life from the day in that you came out of the land of Egypt (Deuteronomy 16: 1-8).

According to the laws established in the Old Testament, one eats unleavened bread, bitter herbs and the sacrifice of the Christian Passover will not be kept overnight until morning.

<You will not offer with fermented bread the blood of the sacrifice immolated in my honor; and the sacrifice of the feast of the passover will not be maintained overnight until morning (Exodus 34.25).

According to the laws established in the Old Testament, the Christian Passover belongs to the people of God and to the converted to God.

<There were men who, being unclean because of a death, could not celebrate the Passover that day. They appeared the same day before Moses and Aaron; and these men said to Moses: We are unclean because of death; Why not present us at the appointed time the Lord’s offering among the children of Israel? And Moses said to them, Wait till I know what the LORD commands you.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any of you, or of your offspring, is unclean because of a dead man, or is on a journey in the distance, he shall keep the passover in honor to Jehovah

It is in the second month that they will celebrate it, on the fourteenth day, between the two nights; They will eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

They will not leave anything until morning and they will not break any bones. They will celebrate according to all the ordinances of the Passover.

If he who is pure and does not travel abstains from the Passover, he will be cut off from his people; because he has not presented the Lord’s offering at the appointed time, this man will have the penalty of his sin (Numbers 9: 6-13).

<And Jehovah said to Moses and Aaron: This is an ordinance concerning the Passover: no stranger shall eat of it. You will circumcise any slave purchased at a price of money; then he will eat it. The inhabitant and the mercenary will not eat of it (Exodus 12: 43-45).

<If a stranger who stays at home celebrates the Lord’s Passover, he will obey the laws and ordinances of Passover. There will be a law between you for the foreigner and the native (Number 9.14).

In the New Testament it focuses on the new birth to eat the Passover.

<The Passover of the Jews was near. And many people went up to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves (John 11:55).

<Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knowing that his time had come to pass from this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, put the final touch to his love for eux.Pendant dinner, the devil had already inspired in the heart of Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, the plan to set him free, Jesus, who knew that the Father had put all things in his hands, that he had come from God, and that he was going to God, He got up from the table, took off his clothes and took a cloth that he put on. Then, he poured water into a bowl, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to clean them with him was girded. He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to him: Lord, you wash my feet Jesus said to him: What I do, you do not understand now, but you will understand it bientôt.Pierre said: No, you will never wash my feet. Jesus replied: If I wash you, you will have no part with me. Simon Peter said to him: Lord, not only the feet, but also the hands and the head. Jesus said to him: He who is washed, only needs to wash his feet so that they are completely pure; and you are pure, but not everything. He knew the one who delivered him; wherefore he says: « You are not all pure. » After washing their feet and taking their clothes, he sat down again and said, « Do you understand what I do? » You have finished? You call me Master and Lord; and you say well, because I am. Then, if I have washed my feet, I, the Lord and the Master, should wash my feet, because I gave you an example, so that you may do what I have done to you (John 13: 1-15).

<You’re wrong to glory. Do you not know that a little leaven increases the whole dough?

Make the old leaven disappear, so that you may be a new lump, since you have no leaven, because Christ, our Passover, has been killed.

So let’s celebrate the feast, not with the old leaven, not with leaven of malice and iniquity, but with the unleavened bread of purity and truth (1 Corinthians 5: 6-8).

According to the laws established in the Old Testament, the Christian Passover will be eaten in the house in no way outside the home.

<It will only be eaten at home; you shall not take flesh out of the house, nor break bone (Exodus 12:46).

In the New Testament Jesus Christ to celebrate Easter in the house.

<The day of unleavened bread, where the Passover would be sacrificed, came and Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, « Go, prepare us Easter, that we may eat it. »

They said: Where do you want us to prepare it? And he said to them: Behold, when you enter the city, you will find a man carrying a pitcher of water; Follow him to the house where he will enter, and say to the master of the house: The master says to you: Where is the place where I will eat the Passover with my disciples? And he will show you a large and furnished upper room, where he will prepare Easter.

They left, and found things as he had told them; and they prepared the passover (Luke 22: 7-13).

According to the law of the Christian Passover in the New Testament, we eat human flesh of Jesus Christ, represented by the unleavened bread and drink human blood of Jesus Christ as a symbol, in memory of grape juice the sacrifice of liberation to the cross of Golgotha because of our sins to free us from the power of darkness.

<Because I received from the Lord what I taught you; it is because the Lord Jesus, on the night he was released, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said: This is my body, which is broken for you; do this in memory of me.

Likewise, after eating, he took the cup and said: « This cup is the new covenant in my blood, do this in memory of me every time you drink it.

Because as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you will proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes (1 Corinthians 11: 23-26).

<I am the bread of life.

Your parents ate the manna in the desert, and they died.

This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that whoever eats it does not die.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If someone eats this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Then the Jews disputed among themselves, saying: How can he give us his flesh to eat?

Jesus said to them, « Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life; and I will raise it on the last day.

Because my flesh is really food, and my blood is really a drink.

He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I remain in him.

As the living Father sent me and I live for the Father, he who eats me will live for me.

This is the bread that came down from heaven. It is not like your parents who have eaten the manna and are dead: anyone who eats this bread will live forever (John 6:48 – 58)

N.B:

1) Jesus Christ says that I am the bread of life, the life that came down from heaven.

<Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never hunger, and he who believes in me will never thirst (John 6:35).

<I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If someone eats this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. (John 6.51)

2) But Jesus Christ is the word.

<In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

She was in the beginning with God.

All things were done by her, and nothing that was done was done without her.

In it was life, and life was the light of men.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not received it.

There was a man sent by God: his name was John.

He came as a witness, to bear witness to the light, that everyone should believe through him.

He was not the light, but he seemed to bear witness to the light.

This light was the true light that, coming to the world, illuminates every man.

She was in the world, and the world was created by her, and the world did not know her.

She came to her family and her family did not receive her.

But to all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave them the power to become children of God, who were born, not the blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but of God.

And the word became flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; and we have seen his glory, a glory like the glory of the only begotten Son of the Father. (John 1.1-14)

3) Then

« Faith comes from what we hear, and what we hear comes from the word of Christ (Romans 10.17).

4) Under these conditions.

<Man will not live by bread alone, but by every word that out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4.4).

5) Therefore, in the word of Christ, there are laws and commandments that must be respected.

< If you love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15).

< If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept the commandments of my Father and remain in his love. (John 15.10).

< He who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father; I will love him, and I will manifest myself to him.

Judas, not Iscariot, said to him: « Lord, where does it come from, that you will make yourself known to us, and not to the world? » Jesus answered him: « If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him; we will come to him, and we will make our home at home.

He who does not love me does not keep my words. And the word they hear is not mine, but the Father who sent me (John 14: 21-24).

<If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask me what you will do and I will grant it to you (John 15: 7).

<If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept the commandments of my Father, and remain in his love (John 15:10).

<Because the love of God is to keep his commandments. And his commandments are not painful, because everything that is born of God triumphs over the world; and the victory that triumphs over the world is our faith (John 5.3 – 4).

6) Meanwhile.

Eating the flesh of the son of man and drinking his blood makes sense to nourish the word of Christ.

7) Then

For the celebration of the Christian Passover to occur in your life, you must be a new creature, otherwise there will be a serious consequence in your personal and physical life.

<That is why anyone who eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

Let each one prove himself, and thus eat bread and drink from the cup; For he who eats and drinks without discerning the Lord’s body eats and drinks judgment against himself.

That is why there are many among you who are sick and sick, and many are dead (1 Corinthians 11:27 – 30).

 

– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be joyful, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.

Live in peace, in love and according to Jesus Christ.

Greet all the saints and all my readers.

May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen!