The Haggadah is a collection of texts that have been used to guide the Passover Seder meal for centuries. Haggadah means ‘telling’ in Hebrew. The Passover Haggadah tells the story of the Israelites’ exodus out of Egypt. It reflects their story, and yours, of freedom and provision by the protective hand of the Lord.
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Passover | A Spiritual and Physical Story of Freedom
The first Passover, as described in Exodus 12 and 13, reveals the events and rich heritage of how God birthed the nation of Israel. He brought them out of slavery, bondage, oppression, and death.
And it foreshadowed your born-again experience.
While Rosh Hashanah is considered the “head of the year” on the Jewish calendar, beginning on the first day of Tishrei, Passover—or Pesach in Hebrew—the “beginning of months,” marks the birth of something spiritually and physically significant.
The events of Passover are a spiritual and physical representation of how the Lord so intricately weaved together events that would lead to divine freedom.
Passover | A Spiritual and Physical Event…
The Story of Freedom and Rebirth
- Passover—Israel was birthed as a nation.
- Passover—Jesus’ death opened the door for you to experience a spiritual rebirth. “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’”—John 3:3
The Story of Freedom and New Beginnings
- Passover—God told Moses and Aaron, “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you” (Exodus 12:2).
- Passover—When you accept Jesus’ sacrifice given on Passover, it marks the new beginning of your life. The old is gone, and you are made new (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).
Your Story of Freedom and Rest
- Passover—The Lord told Moses and Aaron that during the seven days of Passover, there should be no work done except for preparing the food that would be eaten (see Exodus 12:16).
- Passover—Hebrews 4 tells us that the promise of rest is given to us by faith. When we accept by faith that the Passover story of freedom is part of our inheritance, we find rest from religious spirits that keep us trapped. We get to place our feet beneath the Father’s table to worship and commune with Him and others in unity. Unbelief keeps us out of resting in the Lord. Faith guides us into His rest.
Your Story of Freedom and Protection
- Passover—Moses told the people to commemorate this day of freedom. This was the day the Lord delivered the Israelites out of their bondage and slavery. This was done by the strength of His mighty hand.
- Passover—The moment Jesus died on the cross, He conquered the slavery and bondage of death and oppression. When you “partake of flesh and blood” He enters the courts and prisons on your behalf and frees you. “… that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”—Hebrews 2:14-15
The Retelling of Your Story of Freedom
- Passover—Moses reminded the Israelites to retell this story to the next generation. The purpose was not only to remember what the Lord had done, but that this tradition and its significance would be passed down to the next generation, producing a harvest of belief year after year.
“And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what the Lord did for me when I came up from Egypt.’ It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt. You shall, therefore, keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.”—Exodus 13:8-10
- Passover—After Jesus’ resurrection, “a young man clothed in a long white robe” (Mark 16:5) told the women who came to the tomb that it was empty. They were told to “… go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you” (Mark 16:7).
Retell the story of freedom revealed through Passover. Recount your personal testimony to the next generation of how God brought you out of the darkness and into His light. This is God’s will. He does not want us to forget how He brings to life what seemed to once be dead. He said, “keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance” (Exodus 12:14) for a reason!
If we don’t tell the next generation of God’s mighty deliverance, who will?
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The Passover Haggadah—Go and Tell the Story of Your Freedom!
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