“These are the appointed seasons of HaShem, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their appointed season. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at dusk, is HaShem’s passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto HaShem; seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work. And ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto HaShem seven days; in the seventh day is a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work. And HaShem spoke unto Moses saying: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When ye are come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring the sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest unto the priest. And he shall wave the sheaf before HaShem, to be accepted for you; on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.”  breslov.com Leviticus 23:4-11

Passover (Heb. Pesach pronounced peh’–sakh) the first of the spring feasts of Israel begins this evening.  Keeping Passover is an important part of Israel’s relationship with God and there is great celebration among our Jewish brothers on this feast day. Leviticus 23:4-8, NLT

Especially during this Passover season, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We also pray safety for those in Israel as they commemorate this historic event, when God brought the Hebrew nation out of Egypt, a type of the world, and into the Promised Land, a type of God’s Kingdom.

The land of promise then is the same land appointed to Israel’s possession today – both the land and people of Israel are irreversibly the apple of God’s eye. Ezekiel 20:41-42

Christianity’s spiritual roots are in Israel and we share from our hearts in this joyful time, especially since the Passover season coincides with our Resurrection season—our joyful, thankful celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, the Lamb of God who still today takes away the sin of the world. Those who embrace His lordship celebrate crossing from darkness into Light, from spiritual oppression to true spiritual freedom and eternal life!  

Thanks be to God! 

Amen. 

Ref: 
www.bible.ort.org
www.chabad.org