What is Passover?
The word comes from the Hebrew (pronunciation): Pessak of Passak: Protect. From Greek: To Paska: Passover – It is always singular in the Bible, never plural as in French.
What is the description of Passover?
This was the last exceptional event that Yahweh created to convince King Pharaoh to let go the children of Israel who were in Egypt. To do that, Yahweh commanded Moses to tell the children of Israel to kill a lamb and shed blood on the lintel and on the two poles of the house of each family. When the exterminating angel (messenger) comes, the family who had executed the order of Yahweh was spared. Passover was the second Jewish feast after Sabbath, but it was the first annual feast that Yahweh gave to the children of Israel (Lev 23: 1-3). Passover was celebrated every 14th Nisan as of jewish calendar (a fixed date between March and April according to our calendar).
We must understand this:
It was Yahweh who instituted the Passover of the Old Testament (Exodus 12). The first time that Passover was celebrated was in 1445 BC. A lamb had to be killed for every house. The family who lived in that house having the blood of the lamb was protected. Whoever was not inside was not protected from the exterminating angel (messenger). Passover was to be celebrated only by the Jews, because only they what to do in order to be spared from the exterminating angel (messenger).
The following questions and answers will help you better understand the topic:
Q1: What did the lamb represent?
R1: The lamb represented Jesus Christ who would come as the world lamb (John 1:29).
Q2: What did the house on which the blood was placed mean ?
R2: The house represented the church of God in a city or village (1 Tim 3:15, Acts 20:28).
Q3: How do Christians of a city or village celebrate Passover nowadays ?
R3: The church celebrates Passover every first DAY of the week (Sunday) - with Sunday breaking of the bread (1 Cor 11:20> Kuriakòn deipnòn) (Luke 22: 14-16, Acts 20: 7, 1 Cor 5: 8). The Breaking of the bread is Passover accomplished or that becomes reality. The unleavened bread represents the body of Jesus Christ and the natural grape juice the blood of Jesus Christ. The group of christians of a city or village celebrate the only feast that Yahweh Elohim approves every Sunday at the worship (1 Cor. 5:8).
Q4: What is the difference between "fulfilled" of Luke 22:16 and John 19:30?
R4: In Luke 22:16> Greek: Plèrothè> executed; In John 19:30> of the Greek: Tetelestai> Completed, become reality / All the figures of the Old Testament became reality.
We remind you that the gospel is not all the Bible as many believe but is defined as the power of Yahweh to save human being. The gospel is described by the following four elements enumerated in 1 Corinthians 15: 1-5: Christ died - he was buried - he was resurrected - he appeared to Cephas (Peter). To believe anything other than that is believe in vain (you are wasting your time and money). A valid baptism comes after listening carefully to those 4 descriptive elements of the gospel.
After listening to the gospel, whoever believes and is baptized in the name (Eis To Onoma) of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit will be saved (Mark 16: 15-16) and Jesus will add (Prostithemi) the new born to the only group of Christians (Epi To Auto) of the city or village (Acts 2:47).