Biblical Holiday & History of Passover in March and Early April
by Angela Doreathy Watkins
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My reference is taken from the King James Version of different Bibles that you may see the reference at the end of this article.
Passover: A feast of the Jews in a call to remember/serve as a memorial of the time when God, smiting the 1st born of the Egyptians, passed over the dwelling/residence of the Hebrews (Exodus 12).
Biblical History on The Book of Exodus:
The second Book of the Law or Pentateuch. It may be divided into two prinicipal parts: (1) Historical and (2) Legislative.
A little history of the Exodus commences with the close of the 10 Plagues. At midnight, the first-born were slain. (Exodus 12:29). They at once set forth from Ramses (verse 37, 39) and during the night (verse 42) going into the morning, on the 15th day of the first month (Number 33:3).
They made three journeys and encamped by the Red Sea. ( The prophecy of Isaiah has been fulfilled 11:15; 14:5).
This is where Pharaoh overtook them, and the great miracle occurred by which they were saved, while the purser and his army was destroyed.
March/Early April: Nisan
Abib: Exodus 12:2, 13:4; 23:15; 34:18
Exodus 12:2 --- Sacred Seasons, Historical Sacred Seasons - The Passover -- It Marks the Beginning of the Year
Exodus 13:4, 34:18 --- Sacred Seasons, Historical Sacred Seasons - The Passover -- The Days of Unleavened Bread
Exodus 23:15 --- Sacred Seasons, Of The Hebrew Sacred Seasons In General -- Their Divine Appointment
EXODUS 12:2...BEGINNING OF YEAR CHANGED
Exodus 12:2...Historical Sacred Seasons - THE PASSOVER - MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR - The Hebrew Civil Year began with Tishri (October). At the Exodus the Ecclesiastical Year was made to began with Abib (April) which after the captivity, was called NISAN.
Exodus 13:4, 34:18...Sacred Seasons. THE PASSOVER - THE DAYS OF UNLEAVENED BREAD - Bread (unmixed I Corinthians 5:7, 8) Made Without Any Formented Dough, Eaten at Passover.
I CORINTHIANS 5:7, 8 --- Historical Sacred Seasons --- The Passover Becomes A Christian Festival
Safety from all Harm and Danger Promised -- Pardon for Sins and Iniquities Promised (Exodus 12:13).
Safety from all Harm and Danger Promised (Exodus 12:23).
MARK - A HARMONY OF THE FOUR GOSPELS
Mark 6:1-6 - Part IV - From The 2nd PASSOVER Until The 3rd
Jesus Christ/Yeshua teaches in his own country, and is rejected...NAZARETH
A PROPHET WITHOUT HONOR
VERSE 1...AND he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
Christ's Travels & Sojournings - The Next Two Years, Again in Galilee
verse 2...And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogues: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
Christ's Ministry - Preaches in the Synagogus
verse 3...Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, adn Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended of him.
Jesus Christ/Yeshua Family History By Others
verse 4...But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin and in his own house.
Mediums & Methods of Revelation - The Prophet's Reception By The People - Without Honour In His Own Country
verse 5...And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
MIRACLES - FAITH REQUIRED
verse 6...And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
CHRIST'S HUMAN FEELINGS & RELATIONSHIPS
I want to share something that happened with me I broke/chipped off my back tooth while I was eating and I am very horrified of needles.
So on last week I had told some friends what had happened and I needed prayer for the work that was to be done.
We really did not know how the dental appointment would go on yesterday (4/15/03) but I did wish to share this, we did not know whether the tooth would/could be pulled or whether it would have to be cut out.
But before leaving home I grabbed a prayer book and took with me I will not worry you long but I just had to share this.
In the beginning of the book it starts off with a scripture from John 15:5
When I read further in the book this is what I read next: This is the place where He will share His heart with you and you will know His will.
The last thing I read before the dentist came in was from: II Samuel 22:7 In my distress I called upon the Lord, Yes, I cried to my God; And from His temple He heard my voice, And my cry for help (came) into His ears.
Now the dentist tells me Angela open your mouth, I did and she used the instrument to touch all my teeth to see if when she touched them did any more hurt and they did not.
Then she looked at me and said If we take this tooth out you are really going to miss it, for you need it then she said I am looking at talking with you about a root canal and crown but first I need to put you on antibotics and I will also write you a prescription for pain.
And In a way tears began to roll down my face...for I thought it was not as bad as I had expected...thank God for answered prayer.
Scripture text/reference/history taken from:
The SouthWestern Company 1934 Edition. "KJV"
Copyright 1895/1902 by J R Jones, 1926 by National Publishing. Nashville, Tn
Crusade @ Bible Publishers, Inc. "KJV" 1970, Mt.Juliet, Tn, USA, 37122
New Devotional "KJV" & Explanatory Bible, Old & New Testaments, Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1879, by J R Jones, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington
The Precious Promise Holy Bible "KJV", "INTERNATIONAL" Copyright 1915/1908 By The John C. Winston Co., Entered 1908/1915 At Stationers Hall, ALL Rights Reserved, Printed in USA... ( 1923 my late grandparents purchased this Bible from Saleman Rev. Solomon Nash)
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