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5 - The Grace Five Meetings - COVENANT MEETING

JESUS, THE HEALER FOR AN AGE IN NEED OF HEALING


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FIVE MEETINGS NEED TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO MEET THE

NEEDS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST.

THESE 5 MEETINGS FORM THE BASIC STRUCTURE FOR A CHRISTIAN STRONGHOLD IN

ANY COMMUNITY.

BLESS YOU


NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AT EVERY MEETING, THE HANDBOOK IS TO HELP

THE LEADER OF THE MEETING MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE, UNDER THE GUIDANCE

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.


THE DETAIL HERE SERVES AS AN OVERVIEW. THE GLORY OF OUR BIBLE IS THAT THE

OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT ARE ONE. THE OLD TESTAMENT PRESAGES

THE NEW TESTAMENT. THE OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES  ARE GIVEN SO THAT WE

CAN UNDERSTAND THE COVENANT THAT JESUS HAS WITH US.

IF WE PRACTICE THE SPIRIT OF ROMANS 12:1 BELOW THE LAW HAS NO HOLD ON US.

 

THE COVENANT MEETING HANDBOOK

Jesus said:

But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:

for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

                                                                                    Matthew 9:13 [1898 Young’s Literal translation]


Everything that follows in these handbooks must be considered in the light of the above scripture,

and it would do well to remember that Christians also commit sin.

Having experienced mercy it will be our joy to do the spiritual sacrifices detailed in the handbooks.


Cell Church Meeting 1

is a

BURNT OFFERING MEETING

FEAST OF THE PASSOVER MEETING

COVENANT MEETING


"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your

bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your

spiritual act of worship."

                                                                                          Romans 12:1. [New International Version]


The burnt offering sacrifice is voluntary, and the New Testament equivalent is the giving of our bodies.

In Leviticus Chapter 1, 6:8 - 13 we find the burnt offering where blood and flesh are all consumed,

thus the whole sacrifice is burnt inside and outside.


In the scriptures below, we look at them to begin to understand the connection between the Old and New Testaments,and that the Old Testament lays the foundation,while the New Testament brings the fulfilment of the offering, through Jesus.


Leviticus 1 [New International Version]

The LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting. He said,

"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: `When any of you brings an offering to the LORD, bring as your offering

an animal from either the herd or the flock.

"`If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he is to offer a male without defect. He must present it at the

entrance to the Tent of Meeting so that it {or he} will be acceptable to the LORD.

He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for

him.

He is to slaughter the young bull before the LORD, and then Aaron's sons the priests shall bring the blood and

sprinkle it against the altar on all sides at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

He is to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.

The sons of Aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.

Then Aaron's sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, including the head and the fat, on the burning wood that

is on the altar.

He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with water, and the priest is to burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt

offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

"`If the offering is a burnt offering from the flock, from either the sheep or the goats, he is to offer a male without

defect.

He is to slaughter it at the north side of the altar before the LORD, and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle its

blood against the altar on all sides.

He is to cut it into pieces, and the priest shall arrange them, including the head and the fat, on the burning wood

that is on the altar.

He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with water, and the priest is to bring all of it and burn it on the altar.

It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

"`If the offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, he is to offer a dove or a young pigeon.

The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off the head and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out on

the side of the altar.

He is to remove the crop with its contents {or crop and the feathers; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is

uncertain.} and throw it to the east side of the altar, where the ashes are.

He shall tear it open by the wings, not severing it completely, and then the priest shall burn it on the wood that

is on the fire on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

                                                                                Leviticus 6:8 – 13 [New International Version]

also

The LORD said to Moses:

"Give Aaron and his sons this command: `These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar.

The priest shall then put on his linen clothes, with linen undergarments next to his body, and shall remove the ashes of the burnt offering that the fire has consumed on the altar and place them beside the altar.

Then he is to take off these clothes and put on others, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a place that is ceremonially

clean.

The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings {Traditionally peace offerings} on it.

The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.


and we see the

The New Testament equivalent is

Romans 7:4 – 8:39 [New International Version]

So, my brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who

was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.

For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, {or the flesh; also in verse 25} the sinful passions aroused by the

law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death.

But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of

the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through

the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "Do not covet." {Exodus 20:17;

Deut. 5:21}

But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For

apart from law, sin is dead.

Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.

I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.

For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.

So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognised as sin,

it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.

We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.

As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.

I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. {Or my flesh} For I have the desire to do what is

good, but I cannot carry it out.

For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing.

Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.

For in my inner being I delight in God's law;

but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me

a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.

What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?

Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in the

sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, {Some later manuscripts Jesus, who do

not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit,}

because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, {Or the flesh; also in verses

4, 5, 8, 9, 12 and 13} God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. {Or man,

for sin} And so he condemned sin in sinful man, {Or in the flesh} in order that the righteous requirements of the

law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.

Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live

in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

The mind of sinful man {Or mind set on the flesh} is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;

the sinful mind {Or the mind set on the flesh} is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.

Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone

does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also

give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.

Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation--but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.

For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body,

you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.

{Or adoption} And by him we cry, "Abba, {Aramaic for Father} Father."

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings

in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the

glory that will be revealed in us.

The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.

For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in

hope that {Or subjected it in hope.

For} the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the

children of God.

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our

adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the

Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in

accordance with God's will.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, {Some manuscripts And we know

that all things work together for good to those who love God} who {Or works together with those who love him

to bring about what is good--with those who} have been called according to his purpose.

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the

firstborn among many brothers.

And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously

give us all things?

Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.

Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand

of God and is also interceding for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness

or danger or sword?

As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."

{Psalm 44:22} No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, {Or not heavenly rulers} neither the

present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

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Read and internalise ROMANS 7:4 - 8:39

and Matthew 25:14-28

And Jesus having come forth, saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion upon them, and did heal

their infirm;

and evening having come, his disciples came to him, saying, `The place is desolate, and the hour hath now

past, let away the multitudes that, having gone to the villages, they may buy to themselves food.'

And Jesus said to them, `They have no need to go away--give ye them to eat.'

And they say to him, `We have not here except five loaves, and two fishes.'

And he said, `Bring ye them to me hither.'

And having commanded the multitudes to recline upon the grass, and having taken the five loaves and the

two fishes, having looked up to the heaven, he did bless, and having broken, he gave the loaves to the disciples,

and the disciples to the multitudes, and they did all eat, and were filled, and they took up what was over of the

broken pieces twelve hand-baskets full; and those eating were about five thousand men, apart from women and

children.

And immediately Jesus constrained his disciples to go into the boat, and to go before him to the other side, till

he might let away the multitudes; and having let away the multitudes, he went up to the mountain by himself to

pray, and evening having come, he was there alone,

and the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went away to them, walking upon the sea,

and the disciples having seen him walking upon the sea, were troubled saying--`It is an apparition,' and from the

fear they cried out;

and immediately Jesus spake to them, saying, `Be of good courage, I am he , be not afraid.'

And Peter answering him said, `Sir, if it is thou, bid me come to thee upon the waters;'

                                                                                                           [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]


So the pattern becomes


# Inside --- Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the

renewing of your mind.

                                                                                    Romans 12:2. [New International Version]


# Outside --- ... do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with

sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you

                                                                                    Romans 12:3 {New International Version]

 

and so we come back to the New Testament equivalent offering, thus: -

I call upon you, therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a sacrifice--living,

sanctified, acceptable to God--your intelligent service;

and be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for your proving what is the

will of God--the good, and acceptable, and perfect.

For I say, through the grace that was given to me, to every one who is among you, not to think above what it

behoveth to think; but to think so as to think wisely, as to each God did deal a measure of faith,

for as in one body we have many members, and all the members have not the same office,

so we, the many, one body are in Christ, and members each one of one another.

And having gifts, different according to the grace that was given to us; whether prophecy--`According to the

proportion of faith!'

or ministration--`In the ministration!' or he who is teaching--`In the teaching!'

or he who is exhorting--`In the exhortation!' he who is sharing--`In simplicity!' he who is leading--`In diligence?'

he who is doing kindness-- `In cheerfulness.'

The love unfeigned: abhorring the evil; cleaving to the good;

in the love of brethren, to one another kindly affectioned: in the honour going before one another;

in the diligence not slothful; in the spirit fervent; the Lord serving;

in the hope rejoicing; in the tribulation enduring; in the prayer persevering;

to the necessities of the saints communicating; the hospitality pursuing.

Bless those persecuting you; bless, and curse not;

to rejoice with the rejoicing, and to weep with the weeping,

of the same mind one toward another, not minding the high things, but with the lowly going along; become not

wise in your own conceit;

giving back to no one evil for evil; providing right things before all men.

If possible--so far as in you--with all men being in peace;

not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to the wrath, for it hath been written, `Vengeance is Mine,

I will recompense again, saith the Lord;' if, then, thine enemy doth hunger, feed him; if he doth thirst, give him

drink; for this doing, coals of fire thou shalt heap upon his head;

Be not overcome by the evil, but overcome, in the good, the evil.

Romans 12 :1 - 21... [1898 Young’s literal Translation]


The message always is that we become in order to give: -

In order that we may give to God at the level at which we have; and not at the level what we have not

got; God allowed for 3 forms of sacrifice: -


1. Bullock - the more gifts you have the more you give. = 5 talents in the New Testament.


2. Sheep or goat - medium gifts, you give what you have. = 2 talents in the New Testament.


3. Pigeons or doves - if that is the only gift you have, give it. = 1 talent in the New Testament.


The New Testament equivalents for those 3 different types of burnt offerings are the talents

described in the scriptures below.

Matthew 25:14 – 28 [New International Version]

"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.

To one he gave five talents {A talent was worth several hundred pounds.} of money, to another two talents,

and to another one talent, each according to his ability.

Then he went on his journey.

The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more.

So also, the one with the two talents gained two more.

But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.

"After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.

The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. `Master,' he said, `you entrusted me with

five talents. See, I have gained five more.'

"His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put

you in charge of many things.

Come and share your master's happiness!'

"The man with the two talents also came. `Master,' he said, `you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have

gained two more.'

"His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put

you in charge of many things.

Come and share your master's happiness!'

"Then the man who had received the one talent came. `Master,' he said, `I knew that you are a hard man,

harvesting where you have not

sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.

So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'

"His master replied, `You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather

where I have not scattered seed?

Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have

received it back with interest.

"`Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.


The burnt offering sacrifice is expressed through the COVENANT meeting.

In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, “This is the new covenant in my blood, which is

poured out for you………………….”              

                                                                           Luke 22:20 [New International Version]

 

Thus the very epitome of the burnt offering lies with the Lords Supper, the Passover -

- Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the

bread we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we who are many, are one body,

for we all partake of one loaf. Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in

the altar?

                                                                      1 Corinthians 10:16, 17, 18.  [New International Version]

 

and they were continuing stedfastly in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of the

bread, and  the prayers.

And on the first of the week, the disciples having been gathered together to break bread, Paul was

discoursing to them, about to depart on the morrow, he was also continuing the discourse till midnight,

                                                                                 Acts 2:42, 20:7. [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]

 

Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have

no life in you. Whoever eat s my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I

live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down

from heaven. Our forefathers ate [manna] and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live for ever."

                                                                                     John 6:53-58. [New International Version]

 

  • - We come to remember the Lord, which is the whole purpose of the meeting.

".........; do this in remembrance of Me."

                                                                                    Luke 22:19b. [New International Version]

 

Jesus answered them and said, `Verily, verily, I say to you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but

because ye did eat of the loaves, and were satisfied;

work not for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to life age-during, which the Son of

Man will give to  you, for him did the Father seal-- even God.'

They said therefore unto him, `What may we do that we may work the works of God?'

Jesus answered and said to them, `This is the work of God, that ye may believe in him whom He did send.'

They said therefore to him, `What sign, then, dost thou, that we may see and may believe thee? what dost

thou work?

our fathers the manna did eat in the wilderness, according as it is having been written, Bread out of the

heaven He gave them to eat.'

Jesus, therefore, said to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread out of the heaven;

but my Father doth give you the true bread out of the heaven;

for the bread of God is that which is coming down out of the heaven, and giving life to the world.'

They said, therefore, unto him, `Sir, always give us this bread.'

And Jesus said to them, `I am the bread of the life; he who is coming unto me may not hunger, and he who is

believing in me may not thirst--at any time; but I said to you, that ye also have seen me, and ye believe not;

all that the Father doth give to me will come unto me; and him who is coming unto me, I may in no wise cast

without, because I have come down out of the heaven, not that I may do my will, but the will of Him who sent

me.

`And this is the will of the Father who sent me, that all that He hath given to me I may not lose of it, but may

raise it up in the last day;

and this is the will of Him who sent me, that every one who is beholding the Son, and is believing in him, may

have life age-during, and I will raise him up in the last day.'

The Jews, therefore, were murmuring at him, because he said, `I am the bread that came down out of the heaven;'

and they said, `Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we have known? how then saith this

one- Out of the heaven I have come down?'

Jesus answered, therefore, and said to them, `Murmur not one with another;

no one is able to come unto me, if the Father who sent me may not draw him, and I will raise him up in the last day;

it is having been written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God; every one therefore who heard from

the Father, and learned, cometh to me;

not that any one hath seen the Father, except he who is from God, he hath seen the Father.

`Verily, verily, I say to you, He who is believing in me, hath life age-during;

I am the bread of the life; your fathers did eat the manna in the wilderness, and they died;

this is the bread that out of the heaven is coming down, that any one may eat of it, and not die.

`I am the living bread that came down out of the heaven; if any one may eat of this bread he shall live--to the

age; and the bread also that I will give is my flesh, that I will give for the life of the world.'

The Jews, therefore, were striving with one another, saying, `How is this one able to give us his flesh to eat?'

Jesus, therefore, said to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you, If ye may not eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and

may not drink his blood, ye have no life in yourselves;

he who is eating my flesh, and is drinking my blood, hath life age-during, and I will raise him up in the last day;

for my flesh truly is food, and my blood truly is drink;

he who is eating my flesh, and is drinking my blood, doth remain in me, and I in him.

`According as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, he also who is eating me, even that

one shall live because of me;

this is the bread that came down out of the heaven; not as your fathers did eat the manna, and died; he who is

eating this bread shall live--to the age.'

These things he said in a synagogue, teaching in Capernaum;

                                                                        [John 6:25 - 59.] [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]

 

The following scriptures point the way for our bodies becoming a living sacrifice devoted

to activating the New Covenant through the Spirit of Jesus Christ: -

`This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in

your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord's Passover. On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike every

firstborn - both men and animals and I will bring judgement on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood

will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood,

I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.

This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord

- a lasting ordinance...........'

"Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt.

Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come."............

"Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants. When you enter the land that the

Lord will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. And when your children ask you, `What does this

ceremony mean to you?' then tell them, ` It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses

of the Israelites and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.'" The people bowed down and

worshipped......

                                                          [Various scriptures from Exodus 12.] [New International Version]

 

The very first Breaking of Bread meeting took place on the `day of unleavened bread on which

the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed'. It is thus symbolic of all that the unleavened bread and

the Passover represent.

Jesus is our unleavened bread and our Passover. He provides that the angel of death will

`pass over' us.


Read

Matthew 26:17 -36, [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]

And on the first day of the unleavened food came the disciples near to Jesus, saying to him, `Where wilt

thou that we may prepare for thee to eat the passover?'

and he said, `Go away to the city, unto such a one, and say to him, The Teacher saith, My time is nigh; near 

thee I keep the passover, with my disciples;'

and the disciples did as Jesus appointed them, and prepared the passover.

And evening having come, he was reclining (at meat) with the twelve,

and while they are eating, he said, `Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.'

And being grieved exceedingly, they began to say to him, each of them, `Is it I, Sir?'

And he answering said, `He who did dip with me the hand in the dish, he will deliver me up;

the Son of Man doth indeed go, as it hath been written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom

the Son of Man is delivered up!

good it were for him if that man had not been born.'

And Judas--he who delivered him up--answering said, `Is it I, Rabbi?' He saith to him, `Thou hast said.'

And while they were eating, Jesus having taken the bread, and having blessed, did brake, and was giving

to the disciples, and said, `Take, eat, this is my body;'

and having taken the cup, and having given thanks, he gave to them, saying, `Drink ye of it--all;

for this is my blood of the new covenant, that for many is being poured out--to remission of sins;

and I say to you, that I may not drink henceforth on this produce of the vine, till that day when I may drink

it with you new in the reign of my Father.'

And having sung a hymn, they went forth to the mount of the Olives;

then saith Jesus to them, `All ye shall be stumbled at me this night; for it hath been written, I will smite the

shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad;

but, after my having risen, I will go before you to Galilee.'

And Peter answering said to him, `Even if all shall be stumbled at thee, I will never be stumbled.'

Jesus said to him, `Verily I say to thee, that, this night, before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me.'

Peter saith to him, `Even if it may be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee;' in like

manner also said all the disciples.

Then come with them doth Jesus to a place called Gethsemane, and he saith to the disciples, `Sit ye here,

till having gone away, I shall pray yonder.

                                                                           Mark 14:12 - 26, [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]

 

And the first day of the unleavened food, when they were killing the passover, his disciples say to him,

`Where wilt thou, that, having gone,

we may prepare, that thou mayest eat the passover?'

And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith to them, `Go ye away to the city, and there shall meet

you a man bearing a pitcher of water, follow him;

and wherever he may go in, say ye to the master of the house--The Teacher saith, Where is the guest-chamber,

where the passover, with my disciples, I may eat?

and he will shew you a large upper room, furnished, prepared--there make ready for us.'

And his disciples went forth, and came to the city, and found as he said to them, and they made ready the

passover. And evening having come, he cometh with the twelve,

and as they are reclining, and eating, Jesus said, `Verily I say to you--one of you, who is eating with me--

shall deliver me up.'

And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him, one by one, `Is it I?' and another, `Is it I?'

And he answering said to them, `One of the twelve who is dipping with me in the dish;

the Son of Man doth indeed go, as it hath been written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom

the Son of Man is delivered up;

good were it to him if that man had not been born.'

And as they are eating, Jesus having taken bread, having blessed, brake, and gave to them, and said,

`Take, eat; this is my body.'

And having taken the cup, having given thanks, he gave to them, and they drank of it--all;

and he said to them, `This is my blood of the new covenant, which for many is being poured out;

verily I say to you, that no more may I drink of the produce of the vine till that day when I may drink it new

in the reign of God.'

And having sung an hymn, they went forth to the mount of the Olives,

                                                               Luke 22:7 - 38, [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]

 

And having taken a cup, having given thanks, he said, `Take this and divide to yourselves,

for I say to you that I may not drink of the produce of the vine till the reign of God may come.'

And having taken bread, having given thanks, he brake and gave to them, saying, `This is my body, that for

you is being given, this do ye--to remembrance of me.'

In like manner, also, the cup after the supping, saying, `This cup is the new covenant in my blood, that for you

is being poured forth.

`But, lo, the hand of him delivering me up is with me on the table,

and indeed the Son of Man doth go according to what hath been determined; but woe to that man through

whom he is being delivered up.'

And they began to reason among themselves, who then of them it may be, who is about to do this thing.

And there happened also a strife among them--who of them is accounted to be greater.

And he said to them, `The kings of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those exercising authority

upon them are called benefactors;

but ye are not so, but he who is greater among you--let him be as the younger; and he who is leading, as he

who is ministering;

for who is greater? he who is reclining (at meat), or he who is ministering? is it not he who is reclining (at meat)?

and I--I am in your midst as he who is ministering.

`And ye--ye are those who have remained with me in my temptations,

and I appoint to you, as my Father did appoint to me, a kingdom,

that ye may eat and may drink at my table, in my kingdom, and may sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes

of Israel.'

And the Lord said, `Simon, Simon, lo, the Adversary did ask you for himself to sift as the wheat,

and I besought for thee, that thy faith may not fail; and thou, when thou didst turn, strengthen thy brethren.'

And he said to him, `Sir, with thee I am ready both to prison and to death to go;'

and he said, `I say to thee, Peter, a cock shall not crow to-day, before thrice thou mayest disown knowing me.'

And he said to them, `When I sent you without bag, and scrip, and sandals, did ye lack anything?' and they said, `

Nothing.'

Then said he to them, `But, now, he who is having a bag, let him take it up, and in like manner also a scrip; and

he who is not having, let him sell his garment, and buy a sword,

for I say to you, that yet this that hath been written it behoveth to be fulfilled in me: And with lawless ones

he was reckoned, for also the things concerning me have an end.'

And they said, `Sir, lo, here are two swords;' and he said to them, `It is sufficient.'

                                                                               John 13:1 - 18:1, [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]

 

And before the feast of the passover, Jesus knowing that his hour hath come, that he may remove out of this

world unto the Father, having loved his own who are in the world--to the end he loved them.

These things having said, Jesus went forth with his disciples beyond the brook of Kedron, where was a garden,

into which he entered,

himself and his disciples,

                                                                 1 Corinthians 11:17 & 33. [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]

 

And this declaring, I give no praise, because not for the better, but for the worse ye come together;

for first, indeed, ye coming together in an assembly, I hear of divisions being among you, and partly I believe it ,

for it behoveth sects also to be among you, that those approved may become manifest among you;

ye, then, coming together at the same place--it is not to eat the Lord's supper;

or each his own supper doth take before in the eating, and one is hungry, and another is drunk;

why, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or the assembly of God do ye despise, and shame those not having?

what may I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I do not praise!

For I--I received from the Lord that which also I did deliver to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he

was delivered up, took bread,

and having given thanks, he brake, and said, `Take ye, eat ye, this is my body, that for you is being broken;

this do ye--to the remembrance

of me.'

In like manner also the cup after the supping, saying, `This cup is the new covenant in my blood; this do ye, as

often as ye may drink it --to the remembrance of me;'

for as often as ye may eat this bread, and this cup may drink, the death of the Lord ye do shew forth--till he

may come;

so that whoever may eat this bread or may drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, guilty he shall be of the body

and blood of the Lord:

and let a man be proving himself, and so of the bread let him eat, and of the cup let him drink;

for he who is eating and drinking unworthily, judgment to himself he doth eat and drink--not discerning the

body of the Lord.

Because of this, among you many are weak and sickly, and sleep do many;

for if ourselves we were discerning, we would not be being judged,

and being judged by the Lord, we are chastened, that with the world we may not be condemned;

so then, my brethren, coming together to eat, for one another wait ye;

                                                                 1 Corinthians 11:25 - 34 [1898 Young's Literal Translation]

 

The cup of the new covenant has the potential to solve almost all of
the problems of the Body of Christ.



 25  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this,
      whenever you drink it, in
remembrance of me."

 26  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.


 27  Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning
       against the body and
  blood of the Lord.
 
 28  A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.

 
 29  For anyone who eats and drinks without recognising the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.

 
 30  That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.

 
 31  But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.

 
 32  When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.

 
 33  So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other.

 
 34  If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment.
      And when I come I will 
give further directions.
                                                                         1 Corinthians 11:25 – 34 [New International Version]

"The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or

the goats."

                                                                                    Exodus 12:5 [New International Version]


We can only understand the Passover by the Holy Spirit, and that is why we look at these

scriptures:

`and asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They answered, "No, we have not even

heard that here is a Holy Spirit."

                                                                                    Acts 19.2. [New International Version]

 

......., how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those that ask him!"

                                                                                    Luke 11:13. [New International Version]

 

God, who knows the heart , showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he 

did to us.

                                                                                    Acts 15:8. [New International Version]

 

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

                                                                                    1 Corinthians 12:7. [New International Version]

 

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will

speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

                                                                                     John 16:13. [New International Version]

 

`because those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes

you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit

himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

                                                                                  Romans 8:14, 15, 16. [New International Version]

 

Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our

adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

                                                                                    Romans 8:23. [New International Version]

 

Don't you know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?

                                                                                   1 Corinthians 16:16. [New International Version]

 

So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. They are in conflict

with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the

law..................But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,

kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control............Since we live by the Spirit let us keep

in step with the Spirit.

                                                                    Galatians 5:16-18, 22, 23, 25. [New International Version]

 

Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us,

and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

                                                                                    2 Corinthians 1:22. [New International Version]

 

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed,

you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the

redemption.......

                                                                                    Ephesians 1:13.  [New International Version]

 

Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ABBA, Father. So you

are no longer a slave, but a son, and since you are a son, God has also made you an heir.

                                                                                    Galatians 4:6, 7. [New International Version]

 

.......the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

                                                                                    Romans 6:8b. [New International Version]

 

Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it

by the Spirit he gave us.

We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

..........And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the

water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

                                                                               1 John 3:24, 4:13, 5:6. [New International Version]

 

We cannot observe the New Covenant with leaven in our lives, we need to be quiet before the Lord

Jesus Christ  and repent in our hearts.


Yeast in the Scriptures is a type of the leaven in our OLD TESTAMENT, which is a symbol of any

immoral influence in our lives.

We have leaven in our lives, and this leaven needs to be removed in 3 areas; with the Holy Spirits

guidance: -

1. As individuals.

2. As family. [Husband/priest]

3. As church.


We need to remove 5 types of leaven: -

* [1]. Of the Pharisees - HYPOCRISY

....., Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees,

which is hypocrisy

                                    .                                               Luke 21:1  [New International Version]


* [2]. Of the Sadducees - NO MIRACULOUS POWER

Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.

                                                                                    Mark 12:18. [New International Version]


*[3.] Of the Herodians - LOVE OF THE WORLD

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

                                                                                                 1 John 2:15 [New International Version]

 

"Be careful," Jesus warned them. Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod."

                                                                                    Mark 8:15. [New International Version]


* [4.] Of the Galatians - LEGALISM, WORKS WITHOUT FAITH, BONDAGE.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a

yoke of slavery. ................

" A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."   

                                                                                    Galatians 5:1 & 9. [New International Version]


* [5.] Of the Corinthians - SINS OF THE FLESH - IMMORALITY.

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you ...Get rid of the old yeast that you may be new

batch without yeast--

as you really are. For Christ our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with

the old yeast,

the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.

                                                                                 Galatians 5:1a, 7, 8. [New International Version]

That is why

THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME TIME GIVEN TO MAKE RIGHT WITH THE LORD IN TERMS OF THE

LEAVEN/YEAST.    

I.E POINTS 1 TO 5 ABOVE.

Also

Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of

sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man aught to examine himself before he eats of the bread and

drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks

judgement on himself.

                                                                              1 Corinthians 11:27 -29 [New International Version]


Particular note should be taken of 1 Corinthians 11:30 which states

`That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.'


Asleep in this scripture means to have died! A very obvious reference to the angel of death!

1 Corinthians 11:31 explains

But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgement.

                                                                                        [New International Version]


So we need to notice the exact parallel between the New Testament Holy Communion, and the Passover in the

Old Testament where the Angel of death is active in both cases.


We need to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in practising the covenantburnt-offering meeting

[- See 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14. Also Romans 12:4 - 8.]

- This meeting receives us all into the body of Christ.

- This meeting causes us to become concerned with the UNITY of the Body of Christ and the UNITY of

   the meetings.

-  We are not concerned with asking, interceding or with personal issues. Those will be dealt with

   in the Prayer Meeting.

- Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the

bread we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we who are many, are one body,

for we all partake of one loaf.

Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

                                                                       1 Corinthians 10:16, 17, 18. [New International Version]

 

Also Acts 2:42, 20:7. [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]

and they were continuing stedfastly in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of

the bread, and the prayers.

And on the first of the week, the disciples having been gathered together to break bread, Paul was discoursing

to them, about to depart on the morrow, he was also continuing the discourse till midnight,

Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood; you have

no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I

live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down

from heaven. Our forefathers ate [manna] and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live for ever."

                                                                                     John 6:53-58. [New International Version]


This verse sums up the incredible importance of the COVENANT MEETING; and need for this to be shared

with us by someone who has an apostolic anointing and ministry to provide us with the spirit and truth of

what covenants are all about.

Biblical type = Paul & John the Baptist.


The pattern in the Godhead is the Son, Who speaks and takes part in actions to bring about the Will of the

Father, and acts always in the interests of the family.


THUS THE APOSTLE’S FUNCTION IS TO HELP THE SAINTS THROUGHOUT THE BODY OF CHRIST

GAIN AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF THE MEANING OF WHAT A COVENANT IS; AND THE IMPACT

THIS HAS ON THE NEW COVENANT THAT IS DEALT WITH IN THIS HANDBOOK.


The Apostle should have major input into this area in terms of `equipping' the saints `to do the work of

ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church).'


WE SUGGEST YOU REFRESH YOUR MEMORY BY LOOKING AT THE ROLE OF THE APOSTLE IN PAGE 4.

THANKS.


We need to look at the feasts and their celebration as the scripture below indicates : -

 15  Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.
 16  They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
 17  For you are their glory and strength, and by your favour you exalt our horn.
                                                                    Psalm 89:15 - 17 

However it needs to be understood that what we celebrate is their New Testament equivalent.


The `Three Feasts' mentioned in Leviticus, Exodus & Deuteronomy could be shown to have the following

characteristics: -

HISTORICAL

Look for an expression in natural historical Israel

The Law was established

 

PROPHETICAL

Look for an experiential fulfilment in Jesus

Jesus fulfilled every single requirement of the law

 

SPIRITUAL

Look for an experiential fulfilment in the Body of Jesus - the Church today.

In the new covenant the Holy Spirit is writing `His Law' in our minds and hearts; this being possible

because Jesus fulfilled every single requirement of old Testament covenant law.

Jesus also said


for, verily I say to you, till that the heaven and the earth may pass away, one iota or one tittle may not

pass away from the law, till that all may come to pass.

                                                                    Matthew 5:18 [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]


So we need to understand the New Testament equivalent of the feasts.

We observe throughout the scriptures that whenever the feasts, etc, were restored and observed

- great defeats of Israel's enemies; and great prosperity were the result for Israel.

                                                                              Psalm 89:15 [See Amplified Bible Version]

 

The Lord said to Moses, Speak to the Israelites and say to them: "These are my appointed feasts, the appointed

feasts of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.

                                                                                                Leviticus 23:1,2. [New International Version]

 

These are the Lord's appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: The

Lord's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day of that month

the Lord's Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. On the first

day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. For seven days present an offering made to the Lord by fire.

And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.

                                                                                                Leviticus 23:4-8. [New International Version]

 

King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out in prayer to heaven about this.

And the Lord sent an angel, who annihilated all the fighting men and the leaders and the officers in the camp of

the Assyrian king. So he withdrew to his own land in disgrace. And when he went into the temple of his god,

some of his sons cut him down with the sword.

So the Lord saved Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib king of Assyria and from

the hand of all the others.

He took care of them on every side.

Many brought offerings to Jerusalem for the Lord and valuable gifts for Hezekiah king of Judah. From then on he

was highly regarded by all the nations.

                                                                      2 Chronicles 32:18-22. [New International Version]

 

Mark 7:7 - 9 [New International Version]

They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'

 

Isaiah 29:13 [New International Version]

You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."

And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe

{Some manuscripts set up} your own traditions!

 

Mt 5:17 - 45 [New Intrenational Version]

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but

to fulfil them.

I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen,

will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called

least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practises and teaches these commands will be called great in the

kingdom of heaven.

For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you

will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, `Do not murder, {Exodus 20:13} and anyone who

murders will be subject to judgment.'

But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother {Some manuscripts brother without cause} will be

subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, `Raca,' {An Aramaic term of contempt} is

answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, `You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something

against you,

leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer

your gift.

"Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on

the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may

be thrown into prison.

I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny. {Greek kodrantes}

"You have heard that it was said, `Do not commit adultery.' {Exodus 20:14}

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in

his heart.

If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of

your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part

of your body than for your whole

body to go into hell.

"It has been said, `Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.' {Deut. 24:1}

But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become

an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.

"Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, `Do not break your oath, but keep the

oaths you have made to the Lord.'

But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne;

or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.

And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.

Simply let your `Yes' be `Yes', and your `No', `No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

"You have heard that it was said, `Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' {Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20 and

Deut. 19:21}

But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the

other also.

And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.

If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

"You have heard that it was said, `Love your neighbour {Lev. 19:18} and hate your enemy.'

But I tell you: Love your enemies {Some late manuscripts enemies, bless those who curse you, do good

to those who hate you} and pray for those who persecute you,

that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and

sends rain on the righteous and the unright

Leviticus 23: 1 -24 [New International Version]

The LORD said to Moses,

"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: `These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the LORD,

which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.

"`There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly.

You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.

"`These are the LORD's appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times:

The LORD's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.

On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD's Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must

eat bread made without yeast.

On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.

For seven days present an offering made to the LORD by fire. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly

and do no regular work.'"

The LORD said to Moses,

"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: `When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its

harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest.

He is to wave the sheaf before the LORD so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the

day after the Sabbath.

On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the LORD a lamb a year old without

defect,

together with its grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah {That is, probably about 7 1/2 pints (about 4.5 litres);

also in verse 17} of fine flour mixed with oil--an offering made to the LORD by fire, a pleasing aroma--and its

drink offering of a quarter of a hin {That is, probably about 1 1/2 pints (about 1 litre)} of wine.

You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain, until the very day you bring this offering to your God. This

is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.

"`From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks.

Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to the LORD.

From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour, baked with yeast, as a

wave offering of firstfruits to the LORD.

Present with this bread seven male lambs, each a year old and without defect, one young bull and two rams.

They will be a burnt offering to the LORD, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings--an offering made

by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin offering and two lambs, each a year old, for a fellowship offering.

{Traditionally peace offering}

The priest is to wave the two lambs before the LORD as a wave offering, together with the bread of the firstfruits.

They are a sacred offering to the LORD for the priest.

On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly and do no regular work. This is to be a lasting ordinance

for the generations to come, wherever you live.

"`When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your

harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.'"

The LORD said to Moses,

"Say to the Israelites: `On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly

commemorated with trumpet blasts.

Do no regular work, but present an offering made to the LORD by fire.'"

The LORD said to Moses,

"The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves,

{Or and fast; also in verses 29 and 32} and present an offering made to the LORD by fire.

Do no work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the

LORD your God.

Anyone who does not deny himself on that day must be cut off from his people.

I will destroy from among his people anyone who does any work on that day.

You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.

It is a sabbath of rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month

until the following evening you are to observe your sabbath."

The LORD said to Moses,

"Say to the Israelites: `On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD's Feast of Tabernacles begins, and

it lasts for seven days.

The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work.

For seven days present offerings made to the LORD by fire, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and

present an offering made to the LORD by fire. It is the closing assembly; do no regular work.

("`These are the LORD's appointed feasts, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for bringing offerings

made to the LORD by fire--the burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings required for

each day.

These offerings are in addition to those for the LORD's Sabbaths and {Or These feasts are in addition to the

LORD's Sabbaths, and these offerings are} in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the

freewill offerings you give to the LORD.)

"`So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land,

celebrate the festival to the LORD for seven days; the first day is a day of rest, and the eighth day also is a

day of rest.

On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and

rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

Celebrate this as a festival to the LORD for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the

generations to come;

celebrate it in the seventh month.

Live in booths for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in booths

so that your descendants will know that I made the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of Egypt.

I am the LORD your God.'"

So Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed feasts of the LORD.

 

Daniel &:22 - 28

until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favour of the saints of the Most High, and the time

came when they possessed the kingdom.

"He gave me this explanation: `The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different

from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it.

The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from

the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings.

He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The

saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. {Or for a year, two years and half a year}

"`But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed for ever.

Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the

saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and

obey him.'

"This is the end of the matter. I, Daniel, was deeply troubled by my thoughts, and my face turned pale, but I

kept the matter to myself."

Zechariah 14:1 - 21 [New International Version]

A day of the LORD is coming when your plunder will be divided among you.

I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and

the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.

Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle.

On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in

two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.

You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake

{Or 5 My mountain valley will be blocked and will extend to Azel. It will be blocked as it was blocked because

of the earthquake} in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones

with him.

On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost.

It will be a unique day, without daytime or night-time--a day known to the LORD. When evening comes, there

will be light.

On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea {That is, the Dead Sea} and half to

the western sea, {That is, the Mediterranean} in summer and in winter.

The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be

raised up and remain in its place, from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and

from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses.

It will be inhabited; never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.

This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot

while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

On that day men will be stricken by the LORD with great panic. Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will

attack each other.

Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected--great quantities of gold

and silver and clothing.

A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.

Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King,

the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have

no rain.

If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD {Or part, then the LORD} will

bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the

Feast of Tabernacles.

On that day HOLY TO THE LORD will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the LORD's

house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar.

Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the LORD Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some

of the pots and cook in them.

And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite {Or merchant} in the house of the LORD Almighty.


I write to you, dear children,

because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.

I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning.

I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.

I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father.

I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning.

I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you,

and you have overcome the evil one.

                                                              1 John 2:12,13,14. [New International Version]

 

DEAR CHILDREN

because you have known the Father. Born again-new birth

Symbology is as follows

Feast = appointed meeting, celebration, festal sacrifice.

Assemblies = gathering, company

Passover = Type and symbol of deliverance by the Lamb of God from bondage of Satan and sin

Twilight = the waning of light

14th day = ten, human responsibility, four, earth, world four corners, four winds.

first month = source of divine government

15th day = ten, human responsibility. Five, grace & ministry.

Unleavened Bread = Symbol of purity, sinlessness of Christ. Meal offering with no leaven in it.

7th day = perfection

bread = Symbol of the staff of life. “Crushing, kneading”

east = leaven

sacred = consecrated to God

no work = sabbath

offering = bringing to

fire = purify, consume


FEAST OF PASSOVER............................................COVENANT MEETING

The 1st month of the year of historical Israel's calendar was when the Feast of the Passover took place.

In terms of our modern calendar that would be the 15th April [for the first day] and the 22nd April [for

the eighth day], depending whether the year is a leap year or not.

The Feast of the Passover is the foundation experience of the Christian as we go through salvation from

eternal death.


After meeting Jesus at the east gate of the tabernacle; and beginning to know Who He is; at the brazen

altar [where with Jesus as the sacrificial lamb] within our hearts we meet the salvation experience of

eternal life, and by His blood we are given life.


This however is only a 30 fold experience in the soul [the Outer court in the tabernacle] as the

Holy Spirit helps us have our first contact with the knowledge that we are `sinful' before being

`born again'; and that Jesus died to save us from our sins. We come under the conviction that in

the world we were dead to our God.

We need to flee from Egypt [symbolic as a type in the scriptures as a type of the world] in haste.

Then he [Jesus] told them many things in parables, saying: " A farmer went out to sow his seed. And as

he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

                                                                       Matthew 13:3,4. [New International Version]

 

[Jesus said] Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about

the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.

This is the seed sown along the path.

                                                                       Matthew 13:18,19. [New International Version]


The New Testament fulfilment historically is Calvary where Jesus paid with His body, blood and life

for our redemption. As we partake of the unleavened bread and the wine at the Lord's Table; the wine

is a symbolic remembrance that our sins -past, present and future have been dealt with.


However sanctification [or healing] of our souls still needs to take place, and with the bread of the

Presence:

Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times

                                                                       (Exodus 25:30) [New International Version]


and the bread begins to deal with our souls as we partake of the Lord's Supper on an ongoing basis.

Then healing for our body is the inevitable result.

We need to show gratitude for what Jesus has done for us.


FIRST FRUITS

   * 3 days after Passover

The Lord said to Moses, "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: `When you enter the land I am going to

give you and reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. He is to wave the sheaf

before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. On

the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the Lord a lamb a year old

without defect, together with its grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil - an

offering made to the Lord by fire, a pleasing aroma-and its drink offering of a quarter of a hin of wine. You must

not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain, until the very day you bring this offering to your God. This is to be a

lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.

                                                                                    Leviticus 23:9-14. [New International Version]


* WAVE SHEAF

- But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since

death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam we all die,

so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn:

Christ the firstfruits, then when he comes, those who belong to him. Then the end will come, when he hands

over the kingdom to God the

Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his

enemies under his feet.

                                                                           1 Corinthians 15:20-25. [New International Version]

 

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were

dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with

him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable

riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

                                                                             Ephesians 2:4-7. [New International Version]

 

For in Christ all the fullness of the deity lives in bodily from, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is

the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in putting off the sinful nature, not

with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with

him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

                                                                              Colossians 2:9-12. [New International Version]

 

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and

make disciples of all nations,

baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Sprit, and teaching them to obey

everything I have commanded.

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

                                                                               Matthew 28:8. [New International Version]


Thus we can see that water baptism is part of Passover.

Jesus Christ died on the cross to restore to us everything that satan had stolen from us.

He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning.

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.

                                                                                            1 John 3:8b. [New International Version]

 

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to

devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers around the world are

undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while,

will himself restore you and make

you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

                                                                                         1 Peter 5:8 – 11 [New International Version]


The Christian at this stage is not automatically protected from satan's machinations; and has to work

together with the five-fold ministry to build a stronghold in a fivefold configuration; as dealt with particularly

in Chapter 6 and various other chapters of the book SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG by the author of this

website.


Psalm 91 manifests itself increasingly as the stronghold is built. Continual increasing protection from

satan's darts is only available as the stronghold is constructed and completed as shown in the bible gate

study in Chapter 6.


This being the place of the brazen laver; it means a continual washing in the water of the Word to arrive

at Psalm 91, or else the following scripture will apply.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!" declares the Lord Almighty, "Strike

the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones. In the whole land,'

declares the Lord, two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it. This third I will bring

into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on

my name and I will answer them; I will say, `They are my people,' and they will say, The Lord is our God.'"

                                                                                    Zechariah 13:7-9. [New International Version]

 

From the preceding scripture it can be seen that God is in the business of our refinement - `So that we can

be revealed to creation as His son - the sons of God.'

YOUNG MEN

because you are strong and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

                                                                                             1 John 2:14 [New International Version]

 

"From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks.

Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord.

From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of an ephah of fine flour, baked with yeast, as wave offering of first

fruits to the Lord. Present with this bread seven male lambs, each a year old and without defect, one young bull and

two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the Lord, together with their grain offerings and drink

offerings - an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the Lord. Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin offering

and two lambs, each a year old,

for a fellowship offering. The priest is to wave the two lambs before the Lord as a wave offering, together with the

bread of the first fruits. They are a sacred offering to the Lord for the priest. On that same day you are to proclaim

a sacred assembly and do no regular work. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever

you live.

When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your

harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the Lord your God."

                                                                                  Leviticus 23:15-22. [New International Version]


An excellent example of a covenant in action is found in the following scriptures:

And it cometh to pass, when he finisheth to speak unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan hath been bound to the

soul of David, and Jonathan loveth him as his own soul.

                                                                                  1 Samuel 18:1 [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]


Below  is an indication of a wonderful example of a covenant relationship given expression.

And David saith, `Is there yet any left to the house of Saul, and I do with him kindness because of Jonathan?'

And the house of Saul hath a servant, and his name is Ziba, and they call for him unto David; and the king

saith unto him,

`Art thou Ziba?' and he saith, `Thy servant.'

And the king saith, `Is there not yet a man to the house of Saul, and I do with him the kindness of God?'

And Ziba saith unto the king,

`Jonathan hath yet a son--lame.'

And the king saith to him, `Where is he?' and Ziba saith unto the king, `Lo, he is in the house of Machir,

son of Ammiel, in Lo-Debar.'

And king David sendeth, and taketh him out of the house of Machir son of Ammiel, of Lo-Debar,

and Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, son of Saul, cometh unto David, and falleth on his face, and doth

obeisance, and David saith, `Mephibosheth;' and he saith, `Lo, thy servant.'

And David saith to him, `Be not afraid; for I certainly do with thee kindness because of Jonathan thy father,

and have given back to thee all the field of Saul thy father, and thou dost eat bread at my table continually.'

And he boweth himself, and saith, `What is thy servant, that thou hast turned unto the dead dog--such as I?'

And the king calleth unto Ziba servant of Saul, and saith unto him, `All that was to Saul and to all his house, I

have given to the son of thy lord, and thou hast served for him the land, thou and thy sons, and thy servants,

and hast brought in, and there hath been to the son of thy lord bread, and he hath eaten it; and Mephibosheth

son of thy lord doth eat

continually bread at my table;' and Ziba hath fifteen sons and twenty servants.

And Ziba saith unto the king, `According to all that my lord the king commandeth his servant, so doth thy servant;'

as to Mephibosheth, `he is eating at my table ( saith the king ) as one of the sons of the king.'

And Mephibosheth hath a young son, and his name is Micha, and every one dwelling in the house of Ziba are

servants to Mephibosheth.

And Mephibosheth is dwelling in Jerusalem, for at the table of the king he is eating continually, and he is lame

of his two feet.

                                                                                    2 Samuel 9:1 – 13 [Young’s literal Translation]


MAY WE ALL GROW IN COVENANT RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS, AND THUS WITH EACH OTHER.

BLESS YOU.

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