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Home or Group Passover Seder

Greetings from Netzari Virtual Yahad, Vero Beach, Florida (www.NEVY.us).

TOPICS OF THIS BLOG

THE MYSTERY OF YAHSHUA’S FAMILY
THE NEED
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE SCRIPTURAL NEW YEAR
ALSO TO THE PASSOVER
AT HOME OR IN A LOCAL GROUP
FOR YOU, HERE IS MY SOUVENIR
EUCHARIST BAD FOR YOU?
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THE MYSTERY OF YAHSHUA’S FAMILY

I have been away from the keyboard for awhile, giving me time read and think more about my favorite Scriptural subject, which is “The Mystery of Yahshua’s Family.”  I heard a very well known archaeologist confess that he never considered that the Master had any family at all.  However, the Brit Chadasha (New Covenant) tells us plainly that he had uncle and aunt, cousins, brothers, sisters, and, of course, mother.  Yet these family members are shrouded by the authors, probably because at the time of the Scripture’s publication, kings and even the Roman emperor (Trajan) were still looking for family members.  Why?  Because they were in the Davidic line and had a claim to power.  I will be doing a series of short essays to show you what we know about these people from the earliest histories, traditions, and even hard evidence in the archaeological record.  But first, let me bring to you a NEED and then a little bit on Scriptural NEW YEAR.

THE NEED

I learned yesterday that there is a local woman, retired, who is in stage 4 cancer and now in a home awaiting the inevitable.  Her only access to the outside world is her laptop computer, which is now irreparable and falling apart.  It could be that several who read this note have and older model laptop in the closet – one that is in great working order but is just gathering dust.  I can FIX computer operating systems or virus attacks, if that is the trouble with your laptop (I started troubleshooting computers in 1978), and the laptop I have is far too sophisticated for many to use.  New, full use laptops cost as little as $300 these days.  Perhaps someone reading will get a notion to get that laptop out and send it to me for her.  If so, I will give you complete details and a tax receipt if necessary.  In the meantime, this lady will at least have a connection for the time she has left.  Thank you.

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE SCRIPTURAL NEW YEAR

More and more, believers are turning back to the Scriptures to learn how to live like the earliest followers of Yahshua, who were called Nazoreans (or Nazarenes), but who called themselves “Those on THE WAY” (Acts 9:2).  If you are upon THE WAY, then it would profit you to know that some very important days in the apostolic life are approaching. We are expecting the NEW YEAR to begin the night of March 16.  The first new moon after spotting green ears on the barley plant is the Scriptural New Year.  Yahweh made it easy for anybody to discover when the Scriptural year begins by this method – just spot the new moon after the plants display green grains.  It is important that Yahweh shows us in two kind;, so we never need to be confused about when the cycle of Holy Days begins.

ALSO TO THE PASSOVER

Vayikra (Leviticus) 23: 5.  In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, is Yahweh’s Passover.   So to find the evening of Passover, we simply count 14 days from the “green ears new moon.”  If the small crescent of new moon arrives March 16th, then Passover will arrive March 30 (remembering that Scriptural days begin at sunset).  Notice also that this text makes it clear that Passover is not a “Jewish Holiday.” Father Yahweh says that the holidays of Leviticus 23 are HIS HOLIDAYS, to be observed by ALL BELIEVERS  “forever throughout your generations in all your homes” (v.14).  PASSOVER is kept primarily in the home among family and friends with a ceremonial meal.  The Master of Ceremonies may be anyone in the house who has worked through the Passover service (or, “Seder”).  I challenge you to read through the Seder now.  This is a quick way for the newbie to uncover its riches and understand why it is worth changing one’s lifestyle to take the family through.

AT HOME OR IN A LOCAL GROUP

It is not my intention to get into the background of the Passover – because if you do a home or group Passover, or read the Seder, you will know it all.  What I want to offer you is encouragement: you can keep this feast in your home with your family – you can be obedient to the desires of the Father – and receive favor and fond memories that will last a lifetime eand beyond..  Passover, though it is a remembrance of hardship, is a delight to participate in – it’s the best kind of family fun.  Best of all, the Spirit of Messiah will be there, and you will be doing what he pleases instead of the Easter egg thing, which is pagan to the core.

FOR YOU, HERE IS MY SOUVENIR

Let me offer you my home Passover service; I have used it for many years, refining it, and finally publishing it. Even if you do not have the meal, simply reading through the Passover Seder will awaken you to why Yahweh’s incredibly deeds are so important for your spiritual life.

You may download the service from my server at this link:  Nazorean Passover Seder.

http://www.jacksonsnyder.com/yah/passover09/yahpop.us-seder-041109.pdf

You may copy this text, or you may purchase paperback booklets at my cost from this link: Booklet Passover Seder.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/true-names-passover-seder/6303692

If the notice is too short to do the Passover at home this year, then you may alternatively do a Nazorean Communion Seder.

The Communion Seder (Eucharist) used by the Apostles of the Nazorean is at this link.

http://www.jacksonsnyder.com/yah/articles/eucharist_from_didache.htm

EUCHARIST BAD FOR YOU?

Some people are offended by the word “eucharist,” but there is no reason to be put off.  We call the supper “The Great Thanksgiving” in English, and that is what “eucharist” means in Greek, just like the words “todah rabbah” in Hebrew.  The Eucharist was something wonderful until certain Christian churches caused the word to be wrapped up with superstition, obsession, and blood curses.  True Believers should take the word and the way back, practicing it like the earliest disciples of the Nazorean did.  And we have tried to make that so in this next link to a far more authentic act of worship:

Nazorean Communion Seder, more formal and longer, you may find at this link.

http://www.jacksonsnyder.com/yah/siddur/todah-rabbah-commuinion.htm

Finally, you can learn about the Yahweh’s other holidays at my new website, www.NEVY.us.

If you need help, let me know.

Yours in the Scripture,

Jackson Snyder

www.JacksonSnyder.org

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Previous essays may be found here: https://netzer.wordpress.com/.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment