Passover Then and Now
Today, 8 April 2020, in the Land of Israel, the Festival of the Unleavened Breads is about to begin at sunset.
On that day 3,531 years ago, there was no festival in Egypt. That day was then known as the day of Pesach (the Passover lamb), while YHVH was passing over His people to protect them from death. It was a day of distress and fear—fear of the unknown.
We were eating the Pesach with unleavened bread in haste and fear, while there was a great cry throughout all Egypt, such as had never been or ever shall be again. But against any of us no dog moved its tongue.
And Yehovah spoke to us to set apart to Him all the first-born among the children of our father Israel and remember that day in which we went out of Egypt. For by strength of His hand Yehovah brought us out of the slavery. This day we are all going out of our “Egypt”, in the month of the Aviv.
The Festival of the Unleavened Bread was set as a day that should be as a reminder on our hands and between our eyes, that the Torah of Yehovah is to be in our mouth and mind, for with a strong hand Yehovah has brought us out of Egypt.
It is because of what Yehovah did for me, when I came up from Egypt, I shall guard this law at its appointed time from year to year.
3,531 years later, another distress and fear of the unknown is out there, while we are inside our homes preparing for the Festival of Unleavened Bread. It may not be like a festival, but we will place it between our eyes to remind us of what Yehovah did for us in Egypt.
Remarkably, that night in Egypt fell on the same day as it is today—the fourth day of the week. And about 2,000 years ago, the Pesach of Yehovah died on the same day in which we slaughtered the lambs in Egypt. But the Pesach came back to life in three days and three nights on the Festival of the First fruits, which then and now, fell on the first day of the week.
Then and now, we eat the Passover lamb with unleavened bread in our homes, while another plague is going throughout the land of “Egypt”.
May we merit seeing the coming of our Mashiach speedily in our days.