Passover is the time when Jews remember the “passing over” of the plague in Egypt on the night prior to their exodus out of Egypt. Easter and the associated “Maunday Thursday” and “Good Friday” are a Christian celebration of the death of Y’hoshua. Which one actually has something to do with Y’hoshua? Which one did he acknowledge?
The Passover is absolutely linked to the exodus out of Egypt, but that event and the remembrance of it was a shadow or prophecy for the time of Y’hoshua as well as now! Meanwhile, Easter has nothing to do with Y’hoshua. Easter is a celebration of the pagan goddess Ishtar that was grafted into “Christianity” at the time of Constantine.
Killed on the Passover
For a long time the Crucifixion and Passover were always celebrated on the same day. The 14th day from the first new moon after the spring equinox. Why? That is the time of the Passover called for by God.
“And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be to you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.. In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb… keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening…. It is the Lord’s Passover.”Exodus 12:1-11
Y’hoshua was crucified on the Passover. By his death on that day he was manifesting the death of the sacrificial lamb foreshadowed by the Passover in Egypt. If he had died the day before, or the day after, there would not be this connection. He was fulfilling his part of the Law of the Passover, physically, but more importantly, spiritually.
“Do not think that I am come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. “Matthew 5:17
Keeping the Law
He died not to take away your sins, but because he was exposing what sin actually is. No one can take away your sin, you must change your ways and turn away from it.
“The soul that sins, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”Ezekiel 18:20
Y’hoshua spoke the Words of God in parables to give an explanation of what they were. He was showing how not to sin and how to keep the Law, spiritually, not physically. His Words of Truth, which you are to eat, were a threat to the religious establishments of the time and for that they committed the sin. They murdered Y’hoshua physically. Spiritually, they dashed to pieces the Words of God.
Transgressing The Law
Do religious leaders still dash to pieces the Words of God? Yes. Every time they speak wrongly of His Word, mislead the flock from understanding the Law and put their own interpretation or spin on God’s Words. They sin and cause their flocks to sin.
“Whosoever commits sin also transgresses the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law.”1 John 3:4
“Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? You eat the fat (best), and you clothe you with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock.”Ezekiel 34:2-3
The flock has not been fed with spiritual understanding and knowledge for a very long time. Y’hoshua was here, on time and spoke the Words of God, even to the point that he was killed for it. By this, he exposed the sins of the religious leaders. What’s next? What’s the next step? During the time of the Passover, you must eat the meat of the Lamb, be covered by it’s blood and keep the Feast of Unleavened bread. Where does that lead you? To the Sabbath, in God’s Time.