Passover is observed on the beginning of the fourteenth day of the first month. It can fall on either the second, fourth, sixth and (rarely) the seventh, day of the week.

Passover commemorates the deliverance of Israel from Egyptian bondage through the death of Egypt's firstborn, the sacrifice of the Messiah as our Passover lamb for the sins of the whole world, and the present and future deliverance of the Almighty's people

The Passover is made of multiple segments, it includes: Selecting of the Lamb on the 10th day which is the Lamb Selection, It is Killing the Lamb on the 14th day called {Victim Sacrifice} Putting the blood of the Lamb upon the doorpost the 14th { Blood Saves} It is Eating the Lamb in a joyous festival meal of release on the 15th {Eating The Lamb} It is Seven Days of Unleavened Bread from the 15th to the 21st.

On the 10th day of the first month Israel was instructed to select a male Lamb of the first year with out any blemish ,and to pen him up. The Lamb was to be killed by the father of the family as their Passover, on the 14th day of the first month. The Lamb was symbolic of Yahushua, was without blemish and was selected by the Father to be slain, Just as the Lamb was presented to the family, so was our Messiah, presented to Jerusalem on the 10th day of the 1st month, Yahushua was caring on the transfer of the victim lamb to Himself, He came to Jerusalem to be presented to the people as their Lamb Sacrifice, on the 10th day of the 1st month.
John12:1-Remember that the Passover day was the 15th of the 1st month, therefore 6 days prior to the Passover would have placed this on the 9th day of the 1st. month,
John 12:2-On the next day {10th,day of the 1st.month} much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Yahushua was coming to Jerusalem,
Verse13, Took branches of Palm trees, and went forth to meet Him and cried: Hosanna Blessed is the King of Israel that comehth in the Name of the Yahushua,
verse 14th and Yahushua, when He had found a young ass, sat thereon: In keeping with His task of becoming the Passover Lamb, our Mashiach Yahushua too was being set aside by the Father on the 10th day, in the same way that the priest set aside the ceremonial Lamb to be prepared for killing, Yahushua, from the very beginning of the Passover season until He was offered as the first of the first fruits, completed the transition from the four-legged lamb to Himself, the Lamb of the Father on High.

During the Victim sacrifice segment, the family would set aside the ceremonial lamb for four days, and the victim Lamb was killed as the sacrifice pointing to Mashiach, the Lamb. This clearly corresponds to Yahushua.

Yahushua the Lamb of the Father, was murdered because of our sins, Yahushua was without blemish, just as the small male four legged lamb was in ancient times, this was the Victim Sacrifice phase of the Passover. But with out this phase no human could be saved.

Symbolically, the Lamb of ancient Israel was pointing to the very Lamb of Elohim, Yahushua, who was victimized and sacrificed on our behalf, Yahushua was Killed between the two evenings on the 14th day of the 1st month.
Taking the blood of the Lamb and painting it on the doorpost and then eating the flesh of the Lamb. Elohim shows in His substitution of Yahushua for the 4 legged animal of ancient Israel that we are to do exactly the same thing between the two evenings on the 14th day of the 1st month.
The difference is that we symbolically splash the blood of Yahushua over our doorposts when we drink the fruit of the vine and eat Elohim’s Lamb, in the form of the unleavened Bread,
We do this ceremony at the beginning of the 14th named: { With this event Yahushua the Mashiach became our Passover for all time}
{That the Master Yahushua the same night in which he was betrayed took bread}: This same night was the night time or the evening portion beginning the 14th day of the 1st month, and when He had given thanks: He brake the bread and said take eat, this is my body, which is broken for you; Passover, Repentance, baptism, and acceptance of Yahushua Mashiach as our personal savior.

The Wave Shef Offering
This Wave Sheaf Offering is the first of the firstfruits, accompanied by offerings, literally a meal offering of bread and wine. The he-lamb, of course, was our Mashiach.
The offering of the he-lamb and the waving of the firstfruits symbolized our Mashiach as a firstfruits ascending into heaven to his Father. Compare the passage concerning Mary Magdalene. In John 20:1,14-18, we find that Yahushua, It was still yet dark. He was resurrected and he was waiting to ascend to the Father, which took place on the Sunday morning. The resurrection did not take place on Sunday morning at all. It took place on the Saturday night, and Yahushua waited until Sunday morning in readiness to ascend into heaven.
John 20:1 1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. (RSV)
So in the early hours of the morning, while it was dark, that is before first-light on Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found Yahushua already resurrected. The same concept is found in Luke.
Luke 24:1 1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. (KJV) The term here is the deepest dawn (orthros bathus). The term for first day is the one of the week which is from Saturday sunset to Sunday sunset. Mark 16:2 shows it was just on sunrise. Yahushua had already risen. Therefore, his resurrection took place on the Saturday evening, given the time frame and restrictions around the dates of the Passover in 30 CE.
John 20:15-17 15 Yahushua said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." 16 Yahushua said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-bo'ni!" (which means Teacher). 17 Yahushua said to her, "Do not hold me“, She could not touch Him for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my Elohim and your Elohim." (RSV)
The concept here is that he was waiting to ascend. He could not be polluted by anyone of flesh touching him. He was waiting in order to fulfill this sacrifice. He was going to be waved as the firstfruits, so that he could then take his place in heaven as our high priest. To do that, we know from Hebrews, he had to take a blood sacrifice to enter the Holy of Holies. That blood sacrifice was himself, and he was sent here for that purpose.
The Wave Sheaf Offering was harvested during the days of Unleavened Bread. In Old Testament times, the priest took a sheaf of the early barley harvest, cut it, and waved it before Elohim for His acceptance. Only then could the harvest season begin. In like manner, Yahushua had to be "harvested" first by the Father before the rest of mankind could be harvested (John 12:24; 17:1, 19; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22). This Wave Offering commences the countdown to Pentecost. It is from this day that we begin the countdown.

First day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread -
15th day of the 1st month (Abib/Nisan)
Lev 23:7, Num 28:17,
A convocation / Sabbath day.
First born dedicated to Elohim’s service.
Travel to the Sanctuary in Jerusalem required of all men (Exo 23:14,17, Exo 34:22, Deut 16:16).
A celebration of release from bondage in Egypt (Exo 13:6-10). All leaven bread (hametz) removed and replaced by unleavened bread (matzah). This day fell on the seventh day Sabbath, the day after the crucifixion, making it a high Sabbath day - (John 19:31). Yahushua spent the entire day in the tomb, at rest on this Sabbath.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread, was a type of the sinless nature of Yahushua releasing us from the bondage of sin (if we have faith in His atoning death). Yahushua is the sinless bread of life (John 6:32, 48-51) and leavened bread represented the corruption of sin in your life, that Yahushua overcomes - (1 Cor 5:8). Putting away the sin in your life (leavened bread / hametz), and replacing it by accepting sinless Yahushua (unleavened bread / matzah) in its place, is the Gospel Message symbolized in the Passover meal, You participate in the last meal to remember the sacrifice that Yahushua made for you at His death on the stake(Luke 22:19).

This was the time of year of the latter rain (March/April). On this day Israel began to eat from the old corn and the manna ended the following day (Josh 5:11)

"Pentecost" means "50 days after".
The great feast of the "Pentecost" is kept in remembrance of the giving of the Law to Moses at Mount Sinai, 50 days after the liberation of the slavery from Egypt (the Passover). On that day Elohim gave Moses the Ten Commandments engraved with fire on stones, among the roaring sounds of nature, making the Covenant with the People of Elohim (Ex.19,20, Lev.23).

The great feast of the "Pentecost", The gift of Elohim’s Holy Spirit was first made available to mankind in general on the Feast of Pentecost, a little more than seven weeks after Yahushua's crucifixion and resurrection, Acts 2:1-4. This was the beginning of the New Testament or New Covenant.

Pentecost pictures the giving of Elohim’s Holy Spirit.

At Pentecost the Law was given at Mt. Sinai, and the Power to keep the law was given at the first New Testament Pentecost after Yahushua's crucifixion.
At Pentecost: Elohim’s gift of His Holy Spirit to help us overcome our sins.

Rosh Hashanah, Feast of the Trumpets, Civil New Year (Lev.23:23-25):
The Civil New Year of the Jews is the first day of the seventh month, on September or October, and it is the beginning of 10 days of penance, to request pardon, and to begin a new life... and will finish with the Day of Expiation, the Yom Kippur.

For followers of Yahuwah, the trumpets will announce the Second Coming of our Mashiach Yahushua:
For Yahushua himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of Elohim, and the dead in Yahushua will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet our Mashiach in the air. And so we will be with our Master forever. (1.Thess 4,16-17)... see also Mat.24:30-31, 1Cor.15,51-52
Trumpets: Climactic end time Day of the Master and the return of Yahushua Mashiach as King of kings over all the earth, with resurrection of the Saints.

The Feast of Trumpets occurs on the first day of the Hebrew month, Tishri, It would occur at the new moon. Only the slightest crescent would be visible. However, clouds could obscure the moon, and witnesses were required. Watchfulness was a critical ingredient of this feast. This could result in a two day event and occur  on the second day to this feast to make sure it was not missed. This need for watchfulness and preparedness in connection with the Feast of Trumpets is echoed and reechoed throughout the New Testament in connection with the Master's coming: "Watch, therefore; for ye know not what hour your Master doth come." (Matthew 24:42). 


"Therefore, let us not sleep, as do others, but let us watch and be sober-minded." I Thessalonians 5:6 

"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great YHWH and our Savior, Yahshua"

(II Timothy 2:13).  

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
The 10th day of the 7th month (Ethanim / Tishri)
Lev 23:27, Num 29:7, Lev 16
A convocation / Sabbath day. No servile work done.

This was the holiest day of the year and signified a cleansing of sins and reconciliation with Yahuwah (Judgment day). The people were to afflict their souls fast. On this day only the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies to atone for the sins of the people (Lev 16). This was a shadow or type of Yahushua carrying out his role as our High Priest (Heb 9) and entering the Holy of Holies
Banishment of Satan from the earth, allowing unity between all mankind and the Almighty Creator YHWH. The Jubilee year begins on this day (Lev 25:9). 


Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth)
The autumn Holy Days symbolize the events related to the Second Coming of Yahushua:
The first day was the 15th day of the 7th month (Ethanim / Tishri) Exo 34:22, Lev 23:34-36, 39-43, Num 29:12
A convocation / A High Sabbath day. No servile work done.
Travel to the Sanctuary in Jerusalem required of all men (Exo 23:14,17, Exo 34:22, Deut 16:16).

For seven days the people moved out of their homes and lived in temporary shelters called "Sukkah" as a reminder of their wanderings in the desert for forty years. The branches cut from palm, willow and other trees were to be waved in celebration to YHWH during the first seven days of the feast. (Lev 23:40)
This final feast of the year is a celebration of ingathering at the end of the harvest (Exo 23:16) and is a time of rejoicing and fellowship. It symbolizes the final gathering of Elohim's people, before the marriage supper of the Lamb, to be celebrated in heaven after the second coming. Feast of Tabernacles: Israel living in tents in wilderness 40 years, The Millennium

The 8th day (Shemini Atzeret)
Old Testament meaning
A seven-day celebration of the great fall harvest, observed by living in temporary dwellings for the duration of the Feast. (Leviticus 23:33-43) New Testament meaning
Pictures the Millennium, when the earth will be ruled by Yahushua and His saints.
The seven day Feast of Tabernacles is immediately followed by the eighth day. This is the Last Great Day based on these statement from Yahushua in John 7:37-38:
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Yahushua stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
Old Testament meaning
Adjacent to the Feast of Tabernacles, this eighth day is considered a separate Feast. (Leviticus 23:36, 39)
New Testament meaning
Pictures the coming "Great White Throne Judgment" at which all of humanity not previously called will have the chance to hear the True Gospel and accept salvation.
The Last Day - the 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles picturing the later physical resurrection of the vast majority of humanity who were not resurrected to spirit at the Return of Yahushua our Moshiach. (Leviticus 23:39, Revelation 20:5,11-15)

All human beings who have lived and died since Adam and Eve, will be resurrected back to physical life, all mankind will once again be given the opportunity to live again and, this time, come to know the truth, this time, they will be given the opportunity to repent and to become the sons of Elohim in the way that we are given in this age. During the thousand years , the saints in the first resurrection will be preparing the earth to receive the final harvest of all humanity which is pictured by the fall harvest season of the Holy Days. Leviticus 23 speaks of this Last Great Day as the Eighth Day, and in verse 39, in the fifteenth day of the seventh month on the first day shall be a Sabbath to you.
The eighth day is referred to as the Great Day in John 7:37, In the last day that great day of the feast, Yahushua stood and cried, saying, if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink, Truly it will be a great day because it ushers in the resurrection of all human kind that has lived and died and never yet has had the opportunity to be converted, these people are spoken of in Ezekiel 37, Elohim identifies these dead people in verse 11,as the whole house of Israel:, and in verse 12, Therefore prophesy and say unto them thus saith Elohim, Behold, O my people, I will open you graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves,
Elohim will be preparing the earth for 1000 years, to receive these many billions of people that are going to be resurrected in that last Great Day of humanity, It is referred by some as a new beginning. Elohim makes it available to all human kind to receive everlasting life, verse 14, and shall put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live. There are seven annual Holy Days which are called High Day Sabbaths, these annual High Sabbaths teach us the plan of Elohim which is designed to save all humankind, these Sabbath days are of great importance and without observing them it is truly impossible to understand the plan that Elohim is working out, Elohim said: Speak saying, verily My Sabbath ye shall keep it is a sign between Me and thee through out all your generations, that ye may know that I Am Elohim which sanctify you. and of course there is the weekly Sabbath, You shall keep My Sabbath therefore: for it is holy unto you. Everyone that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people, verse 17:, the Sabbath day is a sign between Me and you forever. Your Bible plainly says that the SIGN BETWEEN YHWH AND HIS PEOPLE or the "mark", on Elohim's people is the Sabbath day.

Last Great Day: Resurrection of all the dead who never knew the truth; all will then have an opportunity for salvation.

Pictures the coming "Great White Throne Judgment" at which all of humanity not previously called will have the chance to hear the True Gospel and accept salvation.
The Last Day - the 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles picturing the later physical resurrection of the vast majority of humanity who were not resurrected to spirit at the Return of Yahushua. (Leviticus 23:39, Revelation 20:5,11-15)


FIRST WATCH SUNSET TO 9 P.M.
SECOND WATCH 9 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT
THIRD WATCH MIDNIGHT TO 3 A.M.
FOURTH WATCH 3 A.M. TO SUNRISE
 The Passover Timing To Help You Better Understand His Death &  Resurrection
FIRST WATCH SUNRISE TO 9 A.M.
SECOND WATCH 9 A.M. TO NOON
THIRD WATCH NOON TO 3 P.M.
FOURTH WATCH 3 P.M. TO SUNSET
The Hebrew day was from sunset to sunset and was divided into eight equal parts.

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