"In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord's Passover" Leviticus 23:5
"Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night." Deuteronomy 16:1
Passover is the foremost Holy Day of the Nation of Israel. In the observation we are brought into the remembrance of THE MOST HIGH GODS mercy in bringing us out of Egypt and "passing over" the children of Israel saving them from the plague of the death of the first born brought upon the Egyptians. Read Exodus 12 for a bit more history.
If you are able to follow the ceremonial law as it is written (meaning you have access to a whole lamb and can keep it with you until it is time to kill it) then all praises to THE FATHER however, most of Israel does not so below will give you alternatives to that.
The observance is as follows:
Menu (Lamb, Bitter Herbs, Wine, & Unleavened Bread ONLY)
Passover can be kept with song and dance as with our forefather Josiah but this was at the time Israel had a temple so many of the ceremonial observances are not the same today as we no longer have the Temple and we have been scattered in captivity. This does not mean you don't have to keep the feast it just means that the Levitical Order is no longer present in Israel.
Purchase your lamb from your farmers market or butcher, try to get a leg of lamb if possible if that is not possible find whatever type you can afford to purchase, (lamb chops are fine as well). What is important is that you KEEP the Passover.
If you can wait until even to cook it that will closely relate to the original observance. If you are not able to start at even try to finish cooking it as close to even as possible.
You will roast the lamb over fire, DO NOT fry, boil or bake the lamb.
Unleavened bread is to be eaten (bread free from leavening agents)
Bitter Herbs are to be eaten with the lamb
* Wild lettuce
Here are some of the precepts that help us understand the true significance of the Passover.
1st Corinthians 5:7
Remember the Passover always precedes the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
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