Passover Observance

This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast. Exodus 12:14

A feast implies a special occasion. Now is the time to get out the good dishes and set a festive table for a few friends and family. You might even try a special cut of meat. The point is to create a celebratory atmosphere.

 

Night to be Much Observed

Use the meal as an opportunity to observe that the wine and unleavened bread eaten now symbolize the broken body and shed blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who fulfilled the Passover sacrifice. At His last meal on earth He told his disciples He longed to eat the Passover meal with them in the Kingdom–we, too, look forward to that happy occasion.


We are told that the feast of Passover will still be observed in the Millennium, “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall celebrate the Feast of the Passover, and for seven days unleavened bread shall be eaten.” Ezek 45:21


This night is also an anticipatory reflection that God will soon set His hand to redeem His people yet again (Isa 43:4) in a Second Passover, which wall cause the first to be forgotten (Jer 16:14-15; 23:7-8).

“In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall celebrate the Feast of the Passover, and for seven days unleavened bread shall be eaten.” Ezekiel 45:21

Passover to be reinstituted after the return of temple service.