Yesterday had me at the Jewish Passover
It was not just Jewish but Messianic
I’ve heard of them but never had an opportunity to visit or worship with them.
The worship was good, we sang in Hebrew, French, Russian (although I couldn’t get the words right, I sang along), and English (my best part because it was more home to me).
The most interesting part of yesterday’s fellowship with the Messianic Jews was that, every bit of the Passover feast had a very strong significance to the death of Christ and the cross.
Here are some interesting points based on the ‘meal’. Apparently, this was what Jesus Christ had before his death:
The wine as we all know depicts the blood of Christ. This is the usual communion wine but this wine tasted differently though. I guess it was probably kosher or something like that. The interesting part of this was about the story of the Passover. We all know that the Children of Israel had to put on their doorpost the blood of a lamb, so that the death angel past them at night and killed only the first born sons of the Egyptians. This blood was specifically put on the top of their door post and the right and left sides of it… You draw a line at these points and it makes a Cross!
The horse raddish is meant to be eaten with the unleavened bread (the unleavened bread is in bits because you eat each portion with something different).
Horse raddish is very strong! you have to put in enough on the leavened bread to get enough tears, so you can tear up as Christ did in the garden where he prayed before his death.
Salt water is used to depict his tears, you can use vinegar as that was the drink given to Christ when he was thirsty on the cross. Christ ate ‘parsley’ with salt water. Seems the Hebrew parsley is celery. We dipped the celery sticks in salt water.
Then came the unleavened bread again, this time with the sweet mixture and horse raddish. The interesting part of the unleavened bread is the holes in it. A good unleavened bread should not be fermented and to keep it from fermentation, they pierce it for air to get through overnight and prepare it the next day. This signifies the piercing of the sides of Jesus Christ.
Pictures from the Passover and the random flutist