Sing aloud to God our strength; Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.

Raise a song and strike the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the lute. Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, At the full moon, on our solemn feast day. -Psalm 81:1-3 <~Barukh Atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam borei p’ri hagafen Blessed are you Lord, our God, King (Sovereign) of the Universe Who creates the fruit of the vine [If you’re having a hard time studying and learning the feasts, don’t panic, it takes time. Just learn and observe to the ability that you are able to, don’t worry if you don’t understand it yet. The more you study individual festivals and times, the more revelation you get on it. If you don’t understand it now, you eventually will if you don’t give up studying. It could take years to finally ‘click,’ but it’s worth the effort. Print this out and slowly go through it, marking up the margins with your own revelations on the topics. Don’t stress yourself over any of this, you will learn everything in due time. Please send me any comments/concerns/objections you can think of.] ● ● The God of the Bible loves to have celebrations and loves to join in with His children and have a good time. Passover (Pesach) is the celebration that reminds the children of Elohim of their deliverance from Egypt when death passed over their homes. It also reminds us of Y’shua, the Lamb of Elohim, who leads us out of our Egypts through His sacrifice and power. Our Father required all men over twenty years of age to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem during three festivals: Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles (Exodus 23:14-17.) Remembering and honoring all seven festivals meant exemption from work (Leviticus 23.) Passover was the first of these Feasts. Reasons for celebrating the Feasts: 1. Reminders of Dad’s blessings. 2. Rest from labor (Sabbath.) 3. Bringing sons and daughters together for bonding, fellowship and feasting. 4. Encountering Dad’s Presence in the assembly/temple. Although these Feasts had practical and spiritual applications, each identifying a specific event in Israel’s history, the Hebrews knew that each generation must be reminded of Dad’s redemptive power and the Covenant with His people. He enjoys celebrations, and we too should celebrate the redemptive Covenant through Christ and recognize the prophetic implications of the Feasts. This appointed time was very important to our Father. It is mentioned 48 times in the OT and 28 times in the NT. The Passover observance is so important that it is the only Holy Day listed with a provision for observing it exactly one month later if you miss it for the first time. (Numbers 9:10-14) Six times in Israelite history on this day, the fourteenth of Nisan, the evening Passover Supper has marked a milestone in the spiritual and national life of Israel. It was an important day hundreds of years before the giving of the Law and an important day after, it is not confined to the period of the rule of Law. God's Covenant with Abraham – the Promised Land. ● Genesis 15:13-18 ● Exodus 12:40-41 The Passover supper eaten in preparation for the Exodus ● “On this night God concluded the last and most terrible of the ten plagues against Egypt with the “destroyer angel” killing every firstborn of Egypt. The Jews were Divinely protected during this terrible plague by the sacrifice of the Passover lamb and the application of its blood to their doorposts. When the angel saw the blood, he passed over that home to continue his judgment of the Egyptians.” ● Claiming His blood and spreading the Sacrifice of Y’shua across the entryways to our souls causes the Holy Wrath and righteous judgment of HaShem to pass over us. ● Exodus 12:42-49

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The first Passover in Canaan – the Covenant renewed. ● Joshua 5 4. The Book of the Law found and reaffirmed under Josiah. ● “Of all the kings that reigned over the divided kingdom of Judah, King Josiah was one of the most righteous. He began to reign when he was only eight years old and “he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left... He began to seek after the God of David his father” (2 Chronicles 34:2-3.) In the eighteenth year of his reign, he ordered the cleansing and repair of the Temple, which had been neglected over many years by his predecessors. ● During the restoration, “Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the Lord given by Moses” (v14.) When the book (scroll) was read to the king, he took it and read it to the people. He was captivated and convicted by the sacred words: “And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep His commandments, and His testimonies, and His statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book” (v31.) ● One of the first things that Josiah did in obedience to God was to immediately celebrate the Passover Feast on the 14th Day of Nisan. This feast was one of the greatest Passover celebrations in history.” 5. The dedication of the Second Temple. ● “When the Jewish captives returned to Jerusalem under the decree of the Persian King, Cyrus the Great, in 536 B.C., they found the Temple Mountain ruins. When Nebuchadnezzar's soldiers had invaded the city in 587 B.C., “They burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof” (2 Chronicles 36:19.) ● In 520 B.C., the Israelites began to rebuild the Temple, despite great opposition from the Samaritans who had moved into Israel as colonists from Babylon. Finally, after five years of hard work and God's blessing, the Temple was finished in the spring during the month of Adar. On the fourteenth day of Nisan, 515 B.C., the exiles celebrated the Passover by dedicating the rebuilt Temple under the leadership of Ezra and the high priest, Joshua (Ezra 6:16-19.)” 6. The Crucifixion (not the Last Supper as commonly believed.) [Chronology] ● April 4th, 30 AD is Thursday, the 15th of Nisan. ● 9th hour - 3 pm ● “So these high priests, upon the coming of the feast that is called Passover, when they slay their sacrifices, from the ninth hour to the eleventh...” -Josephus ● Matt 27:46 - “About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” that is, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”” [Interesting fact: We have first-century documents that say that the Gospel of Matthew was written in Aramaic. The Aramaic translation has “spared” instead of “forsaken.” - “Eli, Eli, lama azbatani”] [Timeline] ● 9 Nisan - Friday - Y’shua is anointed in Bethany (John 12:1) ● 10 Nisan - Saturday - Palm trees + Hosanna (John 12:12) - Lamb is chosen and paraded about on the 10th Y’shua goes back to Bethany (Mark 11:11) ● 11 Nisan - Sunday - Leaves Bethany and curses fig tree (Mark 11:12-13) - [Interesting fact: It was too early for the fig tree to bear any fruit, it was not yet the time, yet it is cursed for not having fruit] - Also drives out money changers in the temple on this day. ● 12 Nisan - Monday - Mark 11:20 [Fact: Fig trees do not die from the root, they die from the top down because nutrients can’t reach the furthest branches.] -Mark 14:1-3 - “Leper” is not the right word, it’s actually “jarmaker.” If Simon was a leper, it would have been impossible for him to have been where he was. -Matt 26:1-2 - “And it was when that Y’shua finished all of these sayings he said to his disciples, “You know that after two days will be the Pesach, and the Son of man will be betrayed to be put to the execution stake.” (AENT) ● 13 Nisan - Tuesday - Last Supper -John 13:1-2 - “before the Feast of the Passover”; “And supper being ended.”

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-John 13:29 - “For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we have need of for the feast”; or else, that he should give something to the poor.” [Shops aren’t open on any Sabbath, let alone a High Sabbath. Neither would they be open on Passover.] ● 14 Nisan - Wednesday - Preparation day and Passover -John 19:31- “Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day)” -Luke 23:54-55 - “It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin. Now the women who had come with Him out of Galilee followed, and saw the tomb and how His body was laid.” -If the Torah states that the Lamb is supposed to be killed on the 14th at evening, and the lamb is a foreshadow of The Lamb (Y’shua,) then the Lamb of YHWH must be sacrificed on the same day. ● 15 Nisan - Thursday - 1st day of UB, High Sabbath ● 17 Nisan - Saturday - Weekly Sabbath - Resurrection at night/early Sunday morning (Light of the world resurrected through the darkness.) ● 18 Nisan - Sunday -John 20:1 - Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. [The Plan from the Beginning - Genesis 1:14] ● Seasons – Moedim (H4150) - (Not winter/summer/weather but rather anniversary/festival/appointments.) ● Strongs H4150 - “Properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically as a festival; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting.” (+ more) ● Even though she’ll (hopefully) still love you, try missing your wife's anniversary. This is the anniversary of our deliverance from Egypt and of Y'shua's sacrifice. ● Stars are aligned so that you know exactly when the feasts and appointments are. These eternal days of our Father are woven into the very fabric of space and time, they are not inconsequential, unnecessary or forgotten. ● Absolute proof that the Feasts are still important today - youtube: “Mark Biltz; Blood Moons And Solar Eclipses Part 1” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi78PmRX46Y ● Passover always falls on a full moon, the first full moon of spring. ● Passover was the evening meal on the 14th even though this whole Holy Feast season is called Passover (similar to how christmas is both a season and a day.) ● They chose an unblemished lamb on the 10th of the first month, inspected it for four days, and sacrificed it on the 14th between the evenings (3-6pm). They put blood on the entrances to their homes and consumed the entire lamb that night. ● Passover starts the 7 day Feast of Unleavened Bread. The first day of UB was on the 15th of Nisan and the last is on the 21st of Nisan, both of which are High Sabbaths. ● It is recorded in the Talmud that from 30 AD until the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, none of the sacrifices were accepted by the Lord. Many miracles happened between those years at the temple. The crimson-colored strap did not turn white as it had every year before the crucifixion. ○ “The first of these miracles concerns a random choosing of the "lot" which was cast on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). The lot chosen determined which of two goats would be "for the Lord" and which goat would be the "Azazel" or "scapegoat." During the two hundred years before 30 CE, when the High Priest picked one of two stones, again this selection was governed by chance, and each year the priest would select a black stone as often as a white stone. But for forty years in a row, beginning in 30 CE, the High Priest always picked the black stone! The odds against this happening are astronomical (2 to the 40th power). In other words, the chances of this occurring are 1 in approximately 5,479,548,800 or about 5.5 billion to one! By comparison, your chances of winning your local state or municipal-run cash Lottery would be much more favorable! ○ The lot for Azazel, the black stone, contrary to all the laws of chance, came up 40 times in a row from 30 to 70 AD! This was considered a dire event and signified something had fundamentally

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changed in this Yom Kippur ritual.” "The miracle concerns the crimson strip or cloth tied to the Azazel goat. A portion of this red cloth was also removed from the goat and tied to the Temple door. Each year the red cloth on the Temple door turned white as if to signify the atonement of another Yom Kippur was acceptable to the Lord. This annual event happened until 30 CE when the cloth then remained crimson each year to the time of the Temple's destruction. This undoubtedly caused much stir and consternation among the Jews." "The next miracle, which the Jewish authorities acknowledged, was that the Temple doors swung open every night of their own accord. This too occurred for forty years, beginning in 30 CE. The leading Jewish authority of that time, Yohanan ben Zakkai, declared that this was a sign of impending doom, that the Temple itself would be destroyed." “The fourth miracle was that the most important lamp of the seven candle-stick Menorah in the Temple went out, and would not shine. Every night for 40 years (over 12,500 nights in a row) the main lamp of the Temple lampstand (menorah) went out of its own accord no matter what attempts and precautions the priests took to safeguard against this event!” http://www3.telus.net/public/kstam/en/temple/details/evidence.htm This gives evidence from the Talmud. Do not accept the Talmud as truth, it is the writings of men. The Talmud is the leaven of the Pharisees that we are told to get rid of every year. "Leaven" didn't normally represent sin in the Bible, it represented man-made theologies and practices. The Oral Law/Talmud is the second largest incarnation of the leaven of the Pharisees. But nonetheless, it records the history of these odd things happening at the temple. They wouldn't record something weird and embarrassing like these events if it was fabricated.

[Common myths] 1. The Passover is a Jewish holiday. ○ False. The Jews are the only ones celebrating it which is why people consider it a Jewish holiday. ○ ○ 2. The NT believers didn't keep the Passover or the other Feasts. ○ False. Paul commanded us to observe the feast in 1 Corinthians 5:8 and spoke about the spiritual aspects of abstaining from leaven. - “Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” ○ Paul himself eagerly observed the feasts. Acts 18, 20:16 3. Passover has been “fulfilled,” so we don't need to keep it anymore. ○ False. Does “fulfill” mean “to make done away with”? Does fulfilling your wife or family get rid of them or destroy them? ○ Didn't Y'shua fulfill all love when He was here on earth? Does that mean that I don't have to love because He Loved perfectly? ○ Matt 3:15 – “fulfill” - pleroo - “But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”” ○ The next time “pleroo” is used: Matt 5:17-18 - “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill (pleroo.) For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” ○ [Pleroo - 4137] indicates filling a jar to its fullest capacity, to fill up something in order to empower it to reach its fullest potential. Families that are not fulfilled are not reaching their potential. ○ Greek 4137 - to make full, to fill up, to fill to the full, to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally, fill to the brim, to consummate, bring to realization, etc. Polycrates of Ephesus – 190 A.D. - 9th Bishop since Yeshua (James – President of Jerusalem Council.) “We observe the genuine day, neither adding thereto or taking there from... All of these (the disciples)

observed the fourteenth day of the Passover according to the gospel, deviating in no respect, but following” Communion comes from Passover. The Catholic church ritualized it and when the protestants broke off, they never got rid of that tradition. This does not mean that there is anything wrong with modern communion, but the truth is that the original observance of the communion by early believers was a yearly remembrance on Passover.

[Things to keep in mind during your own study and remembrance of the Passover] ● Egypt is a slave mentality. Narrow-mindedness. Primal, carnal ways of thinking. Stronghold of the kingdom of darkness in our lives. ● Israelites were told to create Matza before they left Egypt, indicating that it is not coincidental that Matza became part of the Passover celebration. A blessing is released in the consumption of the Matza bread and with the obedience to the command to eat unleavened bread. There is blessing in doing Bible things in Bible ways. ● “Moses” means “drawn out of the water.” This is representative of the baptized man who begins the journey out of bondage. Even though he led the children out of slavery and was the “new man” that we become, Moses did not make it into the promised land because of his anger problem. ● Song of the Sea - Exodus 15:1-19 ● This isn’t Scripture, so it's not verifiable, but here is some interesting insight from a midrash: "when the Egyptians began to drown in the sea, the angels in heaven started singing songs of praise to God for saving the Israelites. God turned to the angels and said to them, "Silence! How can you sing while my children are drowning?" ● To prepare for Pesach, we empty out and thoroughly clean our shelves and our house, we search for any stray crumbs of chametz (leavened product from one of five grains.) Part of the tradition of Pesach is to do spring cleanings of our physical and spiritual houses. ● Leaven doesn’t represent sin, it represents Phariseeic, legalistic teachings and teachings of men. This is a Biblical yearly audit of our beliefs to see if we hold any unbiblical, tainted traditions of men. ● Luke 22:16 - “I will not eat of the very thing you are preparing.” - “again” is not in the Greek ● Exodus 13 - Even though the Israelites were being led out of bondage and captivity, the Lord saw that they could turn back if they wanted to. Rebellion and sin turn us around and, if unrepentant, we begin walking back to Egypt. Thankfully, it’s a long walk with more than enough time for the power of Elohim to change our hearts. ● As you reread the book of Exodus for the Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread, do not breeze past the verses that do not fit with your perception of YHWH. We are given verses that challenge the common idea of our Father, so think about and digest them. Even though Y’shua is our final authority on the character of our Father, we are given interesting insight into how He operates in ways we aren’t usually aware of. This includes the hardening of Pharoah’s heart and the dismay and concern in how His people were operating, among other things. ● Counting of the Omer - goes from offering foods fit for animals at the beginning of the year and end with food for man at the end of the 50 days. ● “The Israelites taste freedom for the first time in centuries, yet they begin whining and complaining the moment it gets a little hot and dry in the desert. They even beg Moses to take them back to Egypt! Are we to believe the Israelites actually had it pretty good in Egypt? Was life in the desert worse than slavery in Egypt? Something isn’t right. ● As long as they were slaves in Egypt, the Israelites were not accountable or responsible for their own lives. They could remain victims. They did not have to accept blame for any suffering they experienced. It’s much easier to be a victim—a slave—than to accept responsibility for life’s problems. ● It was much easier for the Israelites to be slaves and to blame everything on the Egyptians. That way, negative events were simply beyond their control. The truth is that no event is beyond our control. But our reactive nature blinds us to this freedom. Yet if we can accept this responsibility, we can have the power of

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blessing in the situations and encounters around us. According to the Hebrew calendar, the first night of Pesach opens a unique window of opportunity in the universe. The prison door is suddenly unlocked, and we have the chance to escape from the prison of our ego, fear, and insecurities. This opening was actually created some 3300 years ago when the Israelites were freed from slavery on this date. Freedom was granted to the Israelites in Egypt for one purpose: to create a reservoir of energy for all future generations, so that we could all access the story and the power of freedom in our own lives.” The story of the Passover can’t be found in a single Scripture, but rather it is the whole book of Exodus. Reread it during the feast time, but realize that it is the same story as Joshua (Yehoshua/Y’shua) conquering the promised land. It is also the same story as the High Priest Joshua/Yehoshua/Y’shua cleansing the temple in Zechariah. It is also the same story as Y’shua in the Gospels and the same story of His victory over Babylon in the Book of Revelation. The Bible has a repeating, self-similar sequence of stories and prophecy. In this regard, Scripture could be regarded as a fractal. In certain mystical interpretations of the Seder plate, each food represents a different ideological center (strength, wisdom, victory, kingdom, glory, etc.) and the highest level in the sequence is interpreted as the head. The final ideology is called “kether,” meaning a crown, here represented by our minds and heads, symbolically adding each of us as the last ingredient into the story. Make your observance personal, pour out the offering of the woman with the vial of perfume on Y’shua, bring what you have to the table during the 50-day spring cleaning period of Passover, Unleavened Bread, Counting of the Omer and Pentecost. Removing leaven from your lives is coming out of agreement with lies, false theologies and sin patterns. Use this 50-day period as an intensive sozo “search and destroy” operation. There is blessing in doing Bible things in Bible ways.

[Semi-Bibliography] -The Book of the Jewish Year - Stephen M Wylen -Breaking the Jewish Code - Perry Stone -Truth or Tradition - Jim Staley - youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNuIz63zBjM -Passover (pt. 1, 2, 3) - Jim Staley - youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhsvk7cQq9c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhQWIS3UTlo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPUbjTGDOjs -Armaggedon - Grant Jeffries -Aramaic English New Testament (AENT) - Andrew Gabriel Roth +more [Matthew Chojnacki] mattqatsi@gmail.com facebook.com/mattqatsi youtube channel: mattqatsi mattqatsi.tumblr.com skype: mattqatsi twitter: mattqatsi scribd.com/mchojnacki anything else: probably mattqatsi facebook discussion group: Fractal Eschatology and no holds barred general discussion

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