PASSOVER: FREEDOM AND LIBERTY
Passover commemorates our freedom from slavery and the birth of the Jewish nation: A healthy, liberating experience for both the body and the soul of the People of Israel. The ancient customs at the Seder and the special foods tell the amazing story of Israel’s freedom. And they help to re-enact those precious moments of liberation, some 3300 years ago.
Marror (bitter herbs) remind us of the harshness and bitterness of slavery. Matzoh, the “poor man’s bread” that we ate as slaves, transforms itself, during the Seder, into the bread of redemption. The four cups of wine are drunk while reclining like kings – a royal beverage of liberation. The Freedom Experience is as alive today in the Land of Israel as it ever was!
Not for only Israel but for all the believers in Yeshua as Messiah. Both Jewish and Gentile, Yeshua is the fulfillment of all the Feast of Passover. He is our Passover lamb that through His blood has been shed so that the death angel has no hold on us. He is the unleavened, spotless lamb without sin, and He is our first fruit that has been resurrected and now intercedes for us at the right hand of the Father. THROUGH YESHUA WE HAVE BEEN DELIVERED FROM BONDAGE OF SIN AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
We invite all our friends in the Memphis and Oxford Area to join us as we celebrate the Passover Seder on Thursday, March 28th at 7pm at Citygate Church in Southaven, Ms and Friday, March 29th at 7pm at the Oasis Church of All Nations in Oxford, MS. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, March 24th.
The month of Nissan is the first Hebrew month of the Biblical Calendar. In Exodus 12 God told the Israelites before the Exodus and Passover, to re-calibrate their calendar to Yahweh’s. This shall be the beginning of the year and the first month. The Hebraic word for this is “Abib” which means First Fruits. It means the seed is as big as it is going to be and is ready. G-d wanted to re-calibrate the Hebrew’s way of thinking because for 400 years they had been in bondage and had a slave mentality. So every year God re-calibrates our year to “put our best foot forward.” To do this we must watch our mouth. Our mouth must have its best foot forward and speak of things as though one is planting for the next 3 months harvest. What you speak in this month is what you will receive in June, July, and August. The Hebrew Mindset is a cyclical mindset. The Greek mindset is the mindset of western culture is linear. Thus, the month of Nissan every year is a new cycle for G-d to begin, so the fruit is fresh and in terms of salvation, redeemed. Here is a quick over view of the Biblical Month of Nissan:
Appointed Times: Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First fruits
Hebrew Alphabet: Hei, Pictures wind, breath, and praise
Tribe: Judah (means praise) The month of thanking G-d for deliverance
Characteristics: Repentance, Redemption, and Beginning of Miracles
Watch your speech which provides the ability to express your deepest feelings and insights. Also the month to put your best foot forward.
Constellation: Aries, the (ram, lamb)- celebrate the Passover Lamb as heaven and earth connect.
Nissan is the month of the beginning of miracles. Be thankful for all the miracles of the past and begin to thank God for the miracles during this month and new year.
As you celebrate Passover this month walk in supernatural insight and fulfillment. Always walk with your foot forward. Shalom and Blessings.
Adar is the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar. The word ADAR means, “strength.” This is the month of good fortune for the Jewish people and is the month of joy.
The “JOY” of Adar is what makes this the “pregnant” month of the year. Seven of the nineteen years of the Jewish calendar are “leap years.” Which are pregnant with an additional month of Adar.
Adar is the month of Naphtali which means “sweetness to me.” This is a time of celebration because any curse is overturned during this month and things become sweet. Adar is a good month but also a dangerous month. Continue reading “The Twelfth Biblical Month of Adar”
Tonight at sundown we begin a 21 day fast. The kind of fast that God will bless is found in Isaiah 58. God has this embarrassing conversation with Israel. They are fasting outwardly but inwardly their heart was not in it. So He reads their mail. These four things he says will not work when you fast. 1. The way you treat people at work and oppress the labor force ( even at home with spouse and children), 2. The way we stir the pot with drama. Always upset or frustrated about someone or something, 3. The anger and bitterness in us to the place we use our fist like the wicked, ie. destructive behavior, and 4. Wickedness in civil arena and wickedness even against our enemies. Continue reading “The Power of the Fast”
One of the curses that blocks blessing in our lives is found in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21, “death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” The number one way a curse can come on your life and block your blessings is in the words you speak to yourself and others. Many times we curse ourselves by the words we speak. Words can release the promises of God, and words can block the promises of God. There is a creative force behind words that are spoken. Continue reading “Curses That Blocks Blessing in the Month of Tevet”
Jacob lived his last 17 years in Egypt. The sages say that they were his best 17 years. (Tov, the Hebrew term for “good,” has the numerical value of 17.) Jacob was a spiritually refined person, who had spent years studying Torah in the Land of Israel (then still called Canaan), the holiest place on earth. Yet his best years were in Egypt, a land of decadence, idolatry and moral depravity. How could that be?Continue reading “Weekly Torah Portion”
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.Continue reading “Whatever you do, Don’t Quit!”
The Month of Tevet is the Tenth Biblical month which started eight days ago on Sundown Wednesday, December 12. It is a month to mature and grow on a path toward destiny and purpose. Here is some of the highlights on this month. We at Wellspring israel have learned to live our lives from month to month according to the focus of the Hebrew calendar. It will help you on how to pray, intercede, and live out your days. Each month corresponds with one of the tribe of Israel.Continue reading “The Biblical Month of Tevet”