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Prophetic Significance of Israels 70th Passover Celebration.


Israel will celebrate its 70th Passover or Pesach since its re-establishment in 1948 on Friday March 30th beginning at Sundown through April 7th.

What is Passover?

Passover or Pesach, is an important, Biblically derived Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Unleavened Bread. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses.

The festival is observed from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, March 30-April 7, 2018 by avoiding yeast, leavened bread, and is accompanied by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.

The Passover Story (short version)

In Genesis 37 the 11 sons of Jacob threw the 12th son Joseph (Joseph and the coat of many colors) into a well in which he ended up being sold into slavery. After a series of several events Joseph became the 2nd in command over all of Egypt for interpreting pharaoh’s dream and saving Egypt from a severe famine. The famine forced Jacob and Joseph’s 11 brothers to go to Egypt and seek food and resources in which Joseph forgives his brothers and they are reconciled. However, the 12 sons of Jacob (the beginning of the 12 tribes of Israel) never went back to their homeland in Israel (technically Israel had not officially been established yet), which lead to the events of Exodus.

God then calls out to Moses through a burning bush (Exodus 3) and sends Moses to Israel as his spokesman along with his brother Aaron to the Pharaoh in Egypt. This is also the very first time God is officially revealed to the Hebrews (Israelites) as I Am.

God then delivers a series of 10 devastating plagues over Egypt ending with the angel of death killing the first born child of anyone who did not have the blood of a sacrificial lamb over their doors (represented by Jesus in the New Testament).

Moses then leads the Hebrews out of Egypt where God majestically parts the Red Sea through Moses staff and drowns the Egyptians behind them. The Hebrews are then lead out into the wilderness through a pillar of fire where they remained for 40 years.

Passover Observances

Passover is divided into two parts:

The first two days and last two days (the latter commemorating the splitting of the Red Sea) are full-fledged holidays. Holiday candles are lit at night, and kiddush and sumptuous holiday meals are enjoyed on both nights and days. Work is not permitted and electronics are not used during this time period.

The middle four days are called Chol Hamoed, semi-festive “intermediate days,” when most forms of work are permitted.

No CHAMETZ

To commemorate the unleavened bread that the Hebrews (Israelites) ate when they left Egypt, they don’t eat—or even keep in their possession—any chametz from midday of the day before Passover until the conclusion of the holiday. Chametz means leavened grain—any food or drink that contains even a trace of wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt or their derivatives, and which wasn’t guarded from leavening or fermentation. This includes bread, cake, cookies, cereal, pasta, and most alcoholic beverages. Moreover, almost any processed food or drink can be assumed to be chametz unless certified otherwise.

Ridding their homes of chametz is an intensive process. It involves a full-out thorough cleaning process during the weeks before Passover, and culminates with a ceremonial search for chametz on the night before Passover, and then a burning of the chametz ceremony on the morning before the holiday. Chametz that cannot be disposed of can be sold to a non-Jewish person (and bought back after the holiday).

Prophetic Significance to Israel’s 70th anniversary

The number 7 in the Bible represents rest, anointing, holy, and completion (7th day of creation where God rested). 7 also represents a week which is symbolically exemplified in Daniel chapter 9 of the 70 week prophecy of the prophetic time line (see our podcast and video on the prophetic timeline here: https://www.tribeofchristians.com/single-post/2018/03/06/The-Prophetic-Timline )

The number 70 in the Bible symbolically represents a generation. This has important significant reference to Matthew 24 where Jesus prophesied of a generation that sees the full restoration of Israel will not pass away until all Biblical end time prophecies are fulfilled. So theoretically a new generation has begun this year and could signify us being the generation that see's the return of Jesus.

Israel is approaching their 70th year anniversary (1948 establishment), 50th anniversary (Jubalee) of Jerusalem (established 1967), and the end of a schemata (7th sabbatical holy year).

It is also the Hebrew year 5778 ( or gentile year 2018) which 8 in the Bible symbolically represents new beginnings and a new journey. The word EXODUS in the Bible actually means "depart" and "way out" and how significant is it that we are seeing the mass movement of Jews moving back to Israel and also the establishing of a fully undivided Jewish Jerusalem ( US Embassy Move). Israel was the name of Jacob representing also God's covenant that was passed on through the 12 tribes which were Jacobs 12 sons.

So when God refers to Israel He isn't speaking just about the condition of the nation but rather the Jewish people that make up the 12 tribes. Therefore the restoration of Israel isn't just about the land of Israel but more so the people of Israel--the Israelites.

We have summarized a series of prophetic implications we believe will occur soon for Israel and the United States based upon the recent series of prophetic occurrences (the 4 blood moons, September 23rd revelation 12 sign, August American Eclipse) which you can check out here: https://www.tribeofchristians.com/single-post/2017/12/21/2018-Prophetic-Season

https://www.tribeofchristians.com/single-post/2017/12/31/10-Major-Prophesies-For-2018

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