SID: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it’s naturally supernatural. When a Christian looks at Passover, the Christian says, “I don’t see anything Christian in Passover.” And when the Jewish person looks at Resurrection Sunday they say, “I don’t see anything Jewish about Resurrection Sunday.” Could there be a diabolical reason to keep these two people groups separate, especially in light of the Book of Ephesians, which tells us the reason Jesus came was to break down this middle wall of separation between Jew and Gentile to form one new man? Is there a reason to separate these two groups, because the result will be, Paul goes on to say about this one new man, the reason Jesus came was to break down the wall of separation between Jew and Gentile to form one new man, one new humanity, one new special being, because this will form the dwelling place, or the complete dwelling place for God. I say there is a diabolical reason. That’s why I’ve asked my guests, Bob and Janie DuVall to be with me. They’re on staff, The Messianic Vision and It’s Supernatural. And Bob comes from a gentile. Janie comes from a Jewish background, a perfect example of the one new man. I say that Resurrection Sunday is the most Jewish feast in the world. I say that Passover is the most Christian feast in the world. Let me give you a couple of examples. For instance, four days before Passover they take a lamb, an unblemished lamb, a lamb without broken bones. And isn’t it interesting? Not one of the Messiah’s bones were broken, because if the bones were broken this would not be an acceptable lamb. So four days before they inspect this lamb to make sure that it’s perfect without blemish. Four days before Passover the Sanhedrin inspected Jesus to see if he had any blemishes on him. At Passover the lamb is killed. At Passover Jesus died. At Feast of Unleavened Bread Jesus was buried. At First Fruits, Jesus rose from the dead. The thing is so Jewish. Janie, tell me a bit about feast.
JANIE: You know, people will say, “Okay, that’s really nice. The Feast, Jesus fulfilled itself. Okay, that’s for back then.” But there’s very supernatural about the Feast. In Leviticus it says God calls it “My Feasts.” He calls the feasts holy congregation rehearsals. The first church, I’m sorry, the Jewish believers, they knew that they were expecting Messiah to come. A lot of them were in the first church. They were rehearsing the spring feasts. Jesus was the fulfillment of the spring feasts. We have to be rehearsing the feasts for the Second Coming. And so that’s why they didn’t miss it back then. But there’s something very supernatural. This week is Passover, and it’s very supernatural to celebrate the feasts. I mean, again, God calls it “My Feasts”. It’s not the Jewish feasts. There are very supernatural things on those days that happen. When we rehearse those feasts, Pesach, Passover, when they ate, when the Israelis ate the whole lamb they were totally physically healed. So when we’re rehearsing Passover and we’re having that appointment with God, we’re rehearsing the healing. And the other feasts, then you have when he’s resurrected three days later, Jesus is resurrected. That’s the First Fruits. But 50 days later which were leading up to that time, that’s the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Shavuot. That feast, Pentecost, people were having dreams, visions, miracles.
SID: Well you know what’s so amazing to me is God says, “These are My feasts.” In the Hebrew, the word “feast” means appointments. I mean, there’s a Hebrew word. It’s called meshuga, crazy. You’d have to be meshuga. You’d have to be crazy to miss an appointment with God. He promises to attend. Bob, tell us about the Last Supper or what Christians called Communion and we Jews call a Passover Seder.
BOB: Absolutely. Well to put the Last Supper in context, it happened, like you said, during a Passover Seder, the Last Supper. And let’s look back at the first Passover. What happened? Well they were, the Jewish people, Israel was instructed to kill the lamb, to put the blood on the door post and to eat the whole lamb. And what was the result? Well their first born was protected and they were brought out of slavery. They were set free from bondage. And it also tells us in Psalm 105, “God brought them out with silver and gold. There was great provision for them.” And also, it says, “There was none feeble among them.” So I think that one of the things that many of us miss when we take Communion, because we don’t understand the full context of the Passover and what Yeshua did for us is everything that he provided for us in that he provided healing. “By his stripes,” by Jesus’ stripes we were healed and we know about forgiveness of sin. But then also, this financial provision there were all sorts of things that Yeshua, Jesus provided when he sacrificed himself as the Passover lamb. Everything was pointing toward Jesus. Everything was a shadow, and when he came he said this to his disciples at that Passover, that Last Supper, “This is my body. This is my blood of the New Covenant” and announced that he was what everything was pointing toward.
SID: You know, Bob and Janie, what I believe is we take Communion, which is very Jewish. I even know the prayers that Jesus prayed at that Last Supper, that Passover Seder, because we Jewish people do it every year. The Messiah took the grape juice and he took, and by the way, according to the Talmud, it doesn’t say “grape juice”. It says “wine” and it not only says “wine” it says “red wine” because the red wine represents the blood of the Messiah, and the matzah represents his broken body. As we participate in this right now watch what God is going to do in your physical body. Watch how God is going to touch you. [chanting-Hebrew] Thank you, Lord, for the bread that you’ve given us, your body that was broken for us. And when his body was broken for us, his blood shed, and this wine represents the blood of the Messiah. In the Book of Leviticus 17:11 says, “I’ve given the blood upon the altar as atonement for your sin. It is the blood that makes atonement for your sin.” [chanting-Hebrew] There are six blessings in participating in what the Messiah did for us. I want to pray a blessing over you that Moses was given from God Himself for Aaron to pray over the Jewish people so that His name would be on the Jewish people. “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord calls His countenance to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord grant you His shalom.” That’s his completeness in your spirit, in your soul, and in your body, in the name of the Sar Shalom, the Prince of Peace, Yeshua, [Hebrew], Jesus the Messiah, our righteousness. Jesus is coming back soon. Don’t go away. You come back after this word and you’ll find out why.© Copyright 2010 sidroth, All rights Reserved. Written For: Sid Roth