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Hey, Shalom everyone.

Good evening from the Judean Hills

in between Jerusalem and the mountains and the Mediterranean sea, right on the West.

We are in a beautiful location, a place called Yad HaShmona,

where only Jewish believers and non Jewish believers, but believers in Yeshua lives

and we are here to celebrate with you one of the most important events in the calendar of the Jewish people.

I want to welcome all of you to our Zoom conversation or event here.

And I can clearly see hundreds of people from all around the world.

I’ve got a big screen, I don’t know if you can see, but maybe you can see now right in front of me,

I’ve got a camera on the left, I’ve got a big screen and I can see you. Don’t think that I cannot see you.

I can see all of you and I can see you with the tables that you have prepared and everything.

So I am extremely blessed to see people, by the way,

we’ve got people from nearly 50 different countries altogether around 1000 families.

They were fast enough to register to this very limited chat room.

But we are also live on Facebook and YouTube right now.

And for those of you that are watching us on Facebook and on YouTube,

a very warm welcome although it’s quite freezing here.

And I would like to welcome all of you to this very unique and first of a kind broadcast of Behold Israel.

So I’d like to start this evening with the prayer but not before I’ve interacted with a few of you.

I see Michael and Krista from Germany that are here with us.

I’m going to unmute you and you can say maybe a word or two.

Michael and Christa, you are from Germany.

[Speaking in different language.]

There you go, I’m asking you to unmute and you can unmute yourself.

[ German conversation]

MICHAEL: That’s German, sorry…we are happy to be with you with brothers and sisters from all over the world.

We are very amazed about having the community with you and to hear God’s Word

and to have community in Christ Jesus together.

And thank you very much to have this time.

[German Conversation]

AMIR: What about, I see Nico and Mary Claire. Nico and Mareke, Shalom!

I can see you on the screen.

Can you unmute yourself and we’re going to ask you, where are you from Nico and Mareke?

NICO: We are from Holland, the Netherlands.

AMIR: The Netherlands, so wonderful.

I can see that your table is set and we are very, very excited about it.

So we’re happy to have you here.

What about the Kylie Ferguson? I see the Fergusons here. Can you unmute yourself?

And where are you from?

KYLIE: Hi we’re from Salem, Oregon USA.

AMIR: From the United States, beautiful, wonderful. What’s the time right now over there…8 o’clock?

Wonderful, so you woke up early, just for this one. Okay, well, thank you. Thank you very much.

We’re going to start with a prayer right now, and we’ll jump right into our very busy schedule

with a wonderful, wonderful presentation.

So Father, we thank you so much that You declared the end from the beginning.

You want your children to know You and to understand Your wonderful plan of salvation

that you demonstrated 2000 years ago through the Messiah

and all of those beautiful symbols that are here right before us today

are wonderful picture of Your heart, to save this world that is all around us.

But of course, Father, we ask that through this broadcast today, you will prepare the hearts,

You will change them and You will draw people unto You.

We thank you and we bless You in the matchless name of the Holy One of Israel,

the Messiah, the Redeemer of which all the prophets talked and prophesied.

In the name Yeshua, we pray. Amen, amen.

So again, Shalom everyone. today with me I’ve got your Yaron Cherniak and he will be with me,

doing the musical part of this evening, authentic songs written by him, composed by him.

In fact, most of the lyrics are from the Scriptures,

but we made sure that the lyrics will fit to what we are going to do today.

We’re going to hear from Yaron right after I talk about the different symbols that are right here before us.

And then later on, when we reach at the point in the Passover Seder,

that portion of the praise, The Hallel, Yaron will sing a couple more songs for us.

Yaron is a part of the Macadam, a group and they have wonderful albums.

You can find them all around the social media.

And he’s going to say a few more things later on.

We are going to start with this and I’m super excited about it

because this is why I’m sitting right here as a Jew from the tribe of Judah in the Judean Hills,

this is the tribe of Judas territory right here.

We’re next to the border of the tribe of Benjamin.

And behind me further down is the tribe of Dan.

And we are definitely in a biblical location.

We’re about a mile and a half, less than that actually, from the road to Emmaus

that famous road where 2 disciples, 2000 years ago, on that Sunday morning after the resurrection,

they walked out of Jerusalem on their way down to Emmaus.

They were confused, they were angry, they were sad and they were very frustrated,

all their hopes for a reigning Messiah that will put an end to the Roman empire

and rule and reign from Jerusalem came tumbling down basically.

All they watched is a terrible picture of a crucified person that was taken later on into a tomb.

And they heard the rumor that the tomb on Sunday morning was already empty.

They did not understand, they did not comprehend.

They had no understanding.

And then as they were walking on that road, Jesus appeared, the resurrected Lord

and He asked them, what are those things that you talk about and you are so sad.

And they said: ‘What things?’

He said: ‘The things that you talk about. and they started telling Him how much they were hoping

that Jesus would be that Messiah that they had in mind.

And then He said to them: ‘Oh, foolish ones and slow of heart to believe

which the prophets have said.’

And starting with Moses and Psalms and the prophets,

He expounded everything that is concerning Him.

And that is the beautiful thing. What happened here 2000 years ago just behind me,

is the revelation of the Messiah in the Old Testament to 2 confused, angry, frustrated, and helpless and hopeless disciples.

And the course, once they saw Him there, once they understood Him there,

they were so amazed and they changed in a way that, that same night,

they turned around and they walked back to Jerusalem.

That road was a road of victory, of hope, of future and of great joy.

And this is why we’re here. Now it’s interesting because in the book of Romans,

when Paul wrote to that church in Rome, he’s never been to Rome at the point

and he still, he writes them 16 pack chapters with unbelievable, unbelievable truths.

And then he reached the last few verses of the last chapter

and he says: ‘Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel

and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret

since the world began but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations,

according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith

— to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.

So we can clearly see the Messiah was a mystery until that moment,

it was a mystery that was kept a secret and hidden from every person to the Jews and to the Gentiles alike.

Although the scriptures were there, they didn’t see,

and once He opened it and those 2 disciples realized that’s Him, everything changed.

And this is exactly why 2000 years later, just on the same road,

I can sit here, look straight to a camera and speak to the nations all around the world.

Hundreds of you or families that are right now on this Zoom call

and thousands that are on Facebook and YouTube are watching right now

that which God meant for you to watch and understand.

And that is why I call it – ”The Messiah and the Passover Seder.”

So why don’t we start, first of all, I want you to understand that

in the Bible he says, in Colossians 2, verses 16 and 17:

”So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,

which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is the Messiah.”

He says: ”Everything that you see here, every single holiday festival, Sabbath, new moon

everything is just a shadow, but the substance is the Messiah.

And this is why in Luke, when we read about how the Messiah came with His disciples,

but the Bible says in Luke 22 in verse 14: ”When the hour had come, He sat down,

and the twelve apostles with Him.

Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;

for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

Jesus is telling the disciples, everything that we’re about to do is going to be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

In other words, do not make these things the important thing. These are just a shadow, I am the substance.

Throughout the Scripture, He tried to tell them that quite a few times.

I’m looking at John 6, when He told everyone something that was very hard for them to digest.

He said to them, verse 47: ”Most assuredly, I say to you,

he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life.

Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.

I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever;

and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”

He started talking about His body that has to be broken,

His flesh that has to be offered, already in the very beginning.

He started talking and giving them a message that was so hard for them.

And the Bible says after He said all of that, look at this, He said – here it is –

In verse 60: ‘Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said,

“This is a hard saying; who can understand it?”

Many people just left and He was left with only those who were willing to hear.

This evening is called the Passover Seder.

Seder in Hebrew is a word that is basically “order”.

There’s no mess here, there’s an order here.

There’s no mess. when God created this world, we create the mess.

We bring so much chaos, instability because of our sinful nature.

When He created this world, it was good. It was very good.

But then everything took a very different turn of events in chapter 3 of the first book of the Bible.

But it’s interesting because that Seder, that order, that thing which we are about to do is a traditional thing.

We don’t really read in the Old Testament over everything that is on this table today.

We hear of the matzah bread, the unleavened bread, the Passover sacrifice and we hear about the bitter herbs.

These are the 3 things that we know the Scriptures commanded the people of Israel to be able to eat

every Passover as they remember those days that they left Egypt

and how God with His outstretched hand brought them from the land of bondage

and slavery into that amazing, amazing freedom.

The Bible says in Exodus 12, verses 7 and 8:

”They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.

Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.”

These are the 3 things that we’re commanded to eat.

Then of course, this whole evening is not just about eating.

In fact, I know that there’s no way we can celebrate any festival without food,

but eating is a remembrance of something,

but the most important thing is the telling.

and telling is “Haggadah”, ” Lehagid ” to tell. that’s why we call the booklet that consists of all the order of the Seder,

we call it Haggadah and it includes all the stories and all the things that we need to do in order to remember it.

The Bible says in Exodus 13, verse 8:

”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.’

For every Jew in the history, there is that commandment to tell his son and his children, basically,

‘this was done to me when I came from Egypt.’

Interesting, the first generation went through the wilderness,

most of the generation past before they entered the land.

If you remember that everyone from age 20 and above,

but we know that that was supposed to be remembered for generations.

Here we are almost 3,500 years later, and we’re still celebrating the same thing,

but thankfully, today we can see the shadow and we can believe in the substance.

Now it has to be very clear that in that telling section, we don’t only read the story

but we also sing praise songs, and that is known as the ‘Hallel’.

These are Psalm 113 to Psalm 118, and Passover is also the only festival,

which the Hallel is said at night, normally in the temple,

in the other festivals, we use do the Hallel, the praise during the day.

The story as we read in Deuteronomy 26: ” And you shall answer and say before the Lord your God:

‘My father was a Syrian, about to perish, and he went down to Egypt and dwelt there, few in number;

and there he became a nation,'” that’s, of course, Abraham…

“…great, mighty, and populous. But the Egyptians mistreated us, afflicted us, and laid hard bondage on us.

Then we cried out to the Lord God of our fathers,

and the Lord heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labor and our oppression.

So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm,

with great terror and with signs and wonders.”

That’s what we going to do.

That’s what we’ve been doing for the last 3,500 years.

We are telling our children, we’re telling our offsprings.

That, that God of our fathers is a God that is keeping his promises.

And He’s a God that is hearing the prayers and a God that is not forgetting His nation Israel.

The Bible says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change;
Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.” (Malachi3:6)

He is God. He can not change and that is why the nation of Israel is still here,

I’m here, Yaron is here, we’re 2 Jewish people that represent tonight before you the nation of Israel that is still alive.

Here we are, 73 years ago, the nation was reestablished here, back in the land,

back on the map, we’re celebrating independence in just a few weeks.

And here we are the God of Israel once again, shows to the whole world

that He is a God that fulfills his promises.

Now, as I said, there is the book called Haggadah.

It’s a collection of things that from the last I guess 1500 years or so

in the time of Jesus, we do not know about that specific book in existence.

We know that Jesus told His disciples that He’s longing to eat the Passover.

He didn’t talk about all the rest of the things,

but of course we know that when we examine what they did that evening,

we know that they followed a specific ceremony that much of it is still being done today.

Now I would like to to continue and show you a certain number of things here on this beautiful Passover plate.

We’ve got the shank bones, we’ve got the roasted egg, we’ve got bitter herbs.

We’ve got “Charoset” which is the mixture that is reminding us of mud for the mud breaks.

And of course, we’ve got the Matzo bread, we’ve got wine, we’ve got salt water.

And as you can see, every single thing that is here is a reflection of either the Messiah himself or that, which He has done.

And the shank bone as we all know look, every Jewish group has its own shank bone.

Some are putting smaller ones, some are putting bigger ones, some will show you…

I brought this little thing here….don’t laugh at me!

I’m hearing in the middle of nowhere and I’m not in the house,

the shank bone is a symbol of the Passover lamb that was sacrificed on that evening.

And remember, they ate from its flesh and the bones are just left.

Now, today, there’s no temple in Jerusalem.

The Jewish people cannot sacrifice the Passover lamb and eat of it.

Therefore, what we have here is just the bone itself, the shank bone.

First of all, this bone is not broken, which is super important.

The shank bone is a symbol of the lamb, that lamb that was offered…

I would like to take you back 2000 years ago.

In fact, I’ll take you back to the time of the Exodus of a little lamb

that the Bible said that God ordered the people of Israel to take into their house and to keep it for four days.

Four days, I believe they inspected it and they made sure that it is unblemished.

That was on the 10th day of the month, on the 14th day of the month,

they had to kill it and use that blood to sprinkle it on the doorposts of their house.

The Lord did not say to the angel that was about to kill the firstborns:

”Look for the Jews and see where they are and pass over their house.”

The instruction was very clear, pass over the house of those that have the blood sprinkled on their door posts.

And that is important. The only way we can have judgment passed over us,

the only way we can’t go through the wrath of God, the judgment of God,

is when we apply the blood of that innocent lamb on the doorpost of our hearts.

And it’s interesting because during that night I’m thinking about it:

‘What if the Egyptians would have overheard the instructions that Moses gave to his people?’

I believe that every Egyptian family that would have applied blood,

from that precious lamb on their doors, their firstborns would be spared.

But we know, again, it’s not about affiliation.

It’s not about the blood that runs through your own veins.

It’s not about which ethnic groups you were born to.

It’s about the blood of an innocent lamb, not yours,

but that which died for you, that which was the door for you to come out of slavery,

or bondage into His wonderful light and freedom.

The Bible says in 1st Corinthians 5, in the latter part of verse 7:

“Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened.”

And then he says: …”for indeed Christ, the Messiah, our passover was sacrificed for us.”

The Bible says, and this was written by an ultra Orthodox Pharisee.

This is written by someone who persecuted the church.

This was written by someone who thought that anyone who believes in Yeshua, in those days, was a heretic.

And yet when the scales fell down and the veil was lifted and he could have his eyes open up, he understood:

‘Okay, now finally understand what this whole meaning of Passovers is.

And now I know who was the true Passover.’

Christ, our Passover was sacrificed for us.

That Passover lamb, the Lamb of God, that one that John,

when he saw Him approaching him in the river Jordan said:

‘Behold, the lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.’

That same Passover lamb, He had to die. He had to die for us.

There was no way for the Messiah to reign and rule in Jerusalem

before He sacrifice himself before He offered himself.

That’s why those disciples were so confused.

I mean, a mile and a half from here, 2 people who saw Jesus for the last 3 years,

who walked with Him, celebrated with Him, watched His miracles,

saw everything He said at the money time when He offered himself and He died on that cross

and then was crucified and resurrected on the third day, and they knew that the tomb is empty… still didn’t get it.

When He opened their eyes to understand Him in the Scriptures,

when their eyes were open, they truly understood: He had to die because He was the Passover.

Exodus 12:5 says: ”Your lamb….” these are the instructions. “Your lamb shall be without blemish,

a year-old male, and you may take it from the sheep or the goats.”

And in 1st Peter, we know, see that’s the shadow and we look at the substance…

1st Peter says: “but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1st Peter 1:19)

He fulfilled every criteria. Exodus 12: 46 says: “In one house it shall be eaten;

you shall not carry any of the flesh outside the house, nor shall you break one of its bones.”

So this was offered for you don’t break any of his bones, He has to be unblemished.

And in John 19, verse 33, it says: ‘But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead,”

those Roman soldiers, “they did not break his legs.”

Normally to expedite death because of the holiday so they can obviously bury him before the great Sabbath comes,

they did not have to break any of his bones.

And that is what the shank bone is all about.

It’s not broken and it’s there to understand the flesh that was given to us.

The bones that were supposed to be of a perfect lamb that were not broken.

Then we have bitter herbs.

In fact, I want you to look at the options that we have in the bitter herbs.

We have lettuce which is a little bitter when you eat it all by itself.

And we’ve got the radish. Now we’ve got the radish that has some beets in it.

So that’s why it’s red as you completely see here because, trust me,

when you eat the radish all by itself, man oh man, it is not going to end well.

And so the Jewish people are mixing it with some beets and that’s why it’s a little red,

as you can see, that’s red radish, but the idea of the bitter herbs, of course, is to remind us of that slavery we were taken out of,

the misery, the suffering, the weeping, the crying.

Of course, bitter herbs is not only that they are bitter, but radish brings tears to your eyes when you eat it.

And the Bible says in Matthew 26, verses 37 and 38: “And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,

and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.

Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”

Not only that, those elements on the plates spoke of the bitterness in the agony and the slavery,

the stress that the Hebrew slaves were in in Egypt, but even throughout the 1st century,

when Messiah Jesus was on that day, hours before His crucifixion, He felt that very, very well.

Then we move to this amazing thing, I want you to take a look at this matzah bread.

Okay, this is an unleavened bread. Take a look at it.

It has stripes on it, look at it, and it has holes in it.

Now the Jewish people today mistakenly think that bread is the problem.

They mistakenly think actually that flour is the problem.

Actually, we don’t serve anything with flour right now because we think that flour is the problem.

But honestly, the flour has never been the problem.

The people of Israel had flour, they had water.

The thing they could not use was… of course it was the .. leaven…

The leaven exactly, thank you. The leaven, and we know that leaven, we know what it does…

It makes things sour, Chametz in Hebrew is from the word sour, chamutz – it has nothing to do with flour.

This is a Matzah that is made out of flour and water and take a look at it.

Because this is something that is a great symbol, first of all, it’s the unleavened bread that they ate.

They had no time for the leaven, for the yeast to rise, of course.

But of course we know that leaven in typology is a symbol of sin.

It starts small and it just swells up and it grows and it rises and it takes over you

and it makes everything sour in your life.

And unleavened bread is a symbol of pure sinless life.

And unfortunately it ended with stripes and piercing on it.

The Bible says in 1st Corinthians, in fact, in Luke 22, it says in verse 19:

“And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying…”

– can you imagine Jesus taking unleavened bread

and he broke it and He said to them: ‘Take it.’

And of course, what do they understand?

Okay, that’s the matzah bread we eat every year,

but this time He says ‘Take it…

This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

Isn’t not interesting? He’s not giving them his body yet,

but He’s explaining to them that evening, the body has to be broken and the body is being given to you.

Of course, we’re not cannibals, we don’t eat flesh of a human,

but the most amazing way to symbolize the sinless life of Jesus

and the sinless body of Jesus is that unleavened bread.

The Jewish people are actually having a wonderful tradition.

As most of them are not even aware all of its meaning.

They put a stack of 3 matzah breads one on top of the other,

and they wrap it in the center of the table.

And eventually at some point they take the middle matzah, they break it,

they take half of it and wrap it and hide it and the other half is still staying here.

And we’ll talk about it in just a few minutes.

That’s what the matzah bread is all about, remember 1 thing,

the Bible says that when the Messiah will come back, the Bible says

in the book of Zachariah 12, “Zekaryah” in Hebrew, it says the following thing.

And I will say maybe also in Hebrew and he says: [Hebrew sentences]

And I will read it now in English:

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication;

then they will look on Me whom they pierced.

Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son.”

Who is that only begotten son? Who is the one that was pierced on our behalf?

Who is the one that this Matzha bread is a symbol of his body?

And those piercings that you see here, all these holes in that Matzha bread

are a great reminder, not only of what happened 2000 years ago, but on the fact that based on that,

which happened 2000 years ago, they will recognize Him when He will return.

This is the prophet Zechariah, these are the prophetic Scriptures that Jesus

through the prophet, excuse me, through the apostle Paul in Romans 16 talked about…

How the mystery of the Messiah is now being revealed to all the nations.

Here you are, you understand this had to be broken.

These stripes had to be given or taken upon Him and these piercing had to be there.

And that is, of course, that Passover that was given for us.

Then of course, we have something very interesting. Take a look at this – this is roasted egg.

Egg is always a symbol of a specific sacrifice that every Jewish holiday was…

Sacrifices are called “Hagigah”, celebration.

And the reason why this is a roasted egg and by the way, let me give you a tip…

The best way to reach that brown color is to boil water with teabags and put that egg in it.

It will look very, very dark.

And this roasted egg is of course, the reminder that maybe the temple had celebrations and sacrifices,

but what happened to the temple? It was destroyed.

You know, right here, 25 years ago, I got married.

I got married here. I had 600 guests. I don’t know what went through my mind when I invited that many.

And one thing I remember, I was a fairly new believer,

I was only about 5 years old believer, I was such a stubborn person, I said:

‘I will not do anything that is just traditional – I want to do something biblical!’

And so I refused to take part in a very ancient Jewish custom of what…?

What happened to the Jewish groom when he’s about to kiss his wife…

…just before that – he’s breaking that glass and he declares that he will never forget Jerusalem.

And all of that to remind us of the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem.

I didn’t do that because look, the Bible talks about the temple is as you all know –

and I’m reading now in Matthew 26:61…

Somebody said: ”This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in 3 days,

of course, referring to the fact that He’s going to die and resurrect on the 3rd day.

Ephesians 2, verses 19 to 22, the Bible says: ‘Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners…’

All of you guys, I want all of you that are not Jewish, right now, raise up your hands if you’re not Jewish.

Yes, I guess all of you and I want you to understand I’m talking to you right now.

It says: ‘You are no longer – are you listening to me? – you are no longer strangers and foreigners,

but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets…’

Look the Scriptures, the apostles and the prophets, not on experienced, not on some situation,

not on some modern days people that come in and say things that come to their mind,

we are built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets.

Those who wrote the gospels, those who wrote the epistles and the prophets.

Paul wrote to the Romans, he said that manifestation of that mystery of the Messiah

is of course Him when He came in the Scriptures of the prophets, the prophetic Scriptures.

The Bible says: ‘…having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ…’

Yeshua Hamashiach, Himself being the chief cornerstone, in Him everything stands.

You take away the chief cornerstone – Boom!- everything collapses.

‘…in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord…’

Holy temple, in the Lord, you see the temple in Jerusalem may have been destroyed,

but we are together today, not only that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit,

we together, build together, we build together a whole building,

joined together into a Holy temple in the Lord in whom you also are being built together

for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.’

That which was old, was broken. We are now new creation and we are the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Then take a look, we’ve got the parsley.

This is an amazing thing, guys.

This parsley is a reminder first of the hyssop that the children of Israel dipped in the blood of the lamb

and they sprinkled on the 2 doorposts so the angel will recognize them,

but also it is a reminder of Moses’ staff that hit the Red Sea as it parted.

And in order to do that, what we do, we dip the parsley in a little bowl of salty water.

Water with salt.. now why?…

Water with salt not only reminds us of tears but also remind us of the waters of the Red Sea.

So here we are, parsley is also an important thing, after the parsley…

we’ve got an interesting mix of nuts and dates and apples, we call it “Charoset”.

It’s actually pretty tasty, but it looks not too tasty – I don’t want to say what it looks like sometimes,

but I can tell you that it’s supposed to remind you of mud.

Take a look at this thing right here, this brown thing next to the radish is the Charoset.

And the Charoset is a reminder of the mud bricks, the clay out of which our forefathers made those bricks

to build huge cities in Egypt and I want to remind you in John 14, verses 2-3:

‘In my Father’s house are many mansions;

if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.’

These may have been a reminder of the bricks that the Hebrews built then,

think about all the things that are being built for us right now.

And He said: ‘And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself;

that where I am, there you may be.’

I want you all to take your finger and point at yourself.

And I want you to look at this Charoset and say: Somebody is now preparing a place for me.

And because He goes and prepares a place for me, He will also come and take me and receive me unto Himself.

Not where I am – He will be, where He is, we will be. This is the picture of the rapture of the churches.

And 1st Peter 2: 4-5: ‘Coming to him as a living stone rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God

and precious, you also as living stones are being built up a spiritual house,

a Holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through our Messiah.

Then, take a look, this is wine, sweetened red wine – I’m not promoting alcohol right now.

I’m just telling you, there are four cups of wine that we consume.

I’m not going to drink 4 cups of wine tonight, or else I’m going to need an ambulance

to take me out of here by the end of this evening.

I have very low tolerance to alcohol to begin with, but I just need you to understand

that these 4 cups of wine are a reminder of 4 fold things that God did to Israel in Egypt,

according to Exodus 6, verses 6 and 7 and I’m reading:

‘Therefore say to the children of Israel, I am the Lord.’

And then He says: ‘I will bring you out from under the burden of the Egyptians.

I will rescue you from their bondage.

I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgment.

And then I will take you as my people and be your God.’ – 4 things.

And remember, remember, remember, remember…

there is the redemption in the 3rd, the judgment in the 2nd and of course, take us in the 4th.

And the reason why I’m saying that is because when the Passover came

and Jesus sat with His disciples, He took the 1st one.

We know that He gave them the 1st one, but then the 2nd one for some strange reason, He did not take it with them.

He went to the garden of Gethsemane to take it all by Himself.

That was the cup that He said, if it’s possible, take that cup for me.

That’s the cup of judgment that He had to take upon Himself alone, for us.

The first cup is the cup of the rescue from Egypt.

1st Peter 2:9 says: ‘You are a chosen generation, royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people

that you may proclaim the praise of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

He took you, rescued you…

The 2nd cup, we see Matthew 1:21:

‘And she will bring forth a son and you shall call his name Yeshua,

for He will save His people from their sins, Yoshia m’hatotem

Isaiah 35 says: in verse 4:

‘Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance,

With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.’

You see that saving is there, the 3rd cup, remember, the cup of redemption.

Titus 2:14: ‘He gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed

and purify for Himself, His own people, zealous for good works.

And of course the 4th cup is John 14:3.

‘And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself…’

And of course there, we going to drink that 4th cup in that beautiful, beautiful time.

This is the moment where we are going to stop.

And just before we start our Passover itself, Yaron Cherniak is going to sing to us his first song.

Yaron, can you tell us a little bit about what are you going to sing

and what is it that you’re using to sing it with?

YARON: Sure, so first of all, thank you for inviting me to be part of this special moment.

Its feast is so rich with meetings and symbols and songs as well.

And the verses I chose to start with are from Hosea 6, verse 1-3.

And the reason I chose those verses is that they have a very fundamental ingredient

that we see throughout the Bible, which is returning back to God, returning back to the Lord.

This is something we see as a very fundamental and basic part of the biblical narrative.

AMIR: The Lord says, ‘Return to Me and I will …’
YARON: Exactly.

Hosea 6 verse 1 – [Speaking Hebrew]

Yes, let us return to the Lord, because why?

Because He will heal us, He promised and He shall fulfill.

AMIR: You almost got your doctorate in musicology, I think?
YARON: It’s on the way …

AMIR: And you’re playing a very interesting instrument…what is it.. 3 strings only?

YARON: Yeah, 3 double strings, this one is originally from Turkey.

It’s a, it’s called “Saz” or “Uzun Saz” – it’s a long neck Saz.

Saz in Turkish language means instrument, music instrument and basically what we have here,

or even the composition for those verses is based on a very ancient approach to music

a model music system, which is much more ancient than our tonal-music system that we use today.

AMIR: So hearing this song will take us as far as we can, to the 1st century

with the instrument and the lyrics of course are biblical and the music itself.

[Music playing]

Amen, didn’t you like it, wasn’t that so special?

Look that’s as biblical as it can get music wise, instrument wise, the sound, the song, the lyrics, Beautiful.

Let us begin our Passover Seder, are you all ready back home? Okay…this is when we begin.

So far, I just explained of the different elements on this Passover plate

and on the other things that are here on this table,

at this point if you have all the ingredients, all the symbols, we shall begin.

So let’s start with the1st cup of wine, I’m going to open this bottle…

again, I’m not here to promote alcohol and I’m not here to make people drunk,

but remember there is a meaning to everyone of these cups of wine.

Of course wine is not necessarily as alcoholic as it was then…

Excuse me, then it wasn’t maybe as alcoholic as it is today.

But I can tell you that this cup of wine is the 1st cup and we raise our cup together

and we are saying the traditional blessing,
‘Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu, Melekh ha’olam, bo’re p’ri hagefen.’

Which we say – Blessed are you Adonai, our Lord, the creator, the King of the universe who created the fruit of the vine.

That’s the first cup, and let’s also read Luke 22, 2000 years ago around a table,

Jesus himself took the cup and gave thanks and said: “Take this, and divide it among yourselves.

For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’

And then Mark 14:23 says, then He took the cup and when He had given thanks,’

just what we just did, ‘He gave it to them and they all drank from it.’

Let’s drink from the 1st cup.

Oh, I better drink a little bit less in the other 3.

Yup, that was the first cup.

This is the point where we’re doing something very, very interesting.

That’s the point where normally we are washing hands, according to the order of the Passover,

And by the way, guys, if you have not received our PDF file of The Messiah and the Passover Seder,

where we explain everything, you can always email to us to [email protected].

and we will love to send it to you personally and where everything is being explained.

The next thing we’re going to do is the parsley, as you can clearly see,

the parsley, we dip the parsley in salt water.

Remember we need to at least have 3 things in order to complete Passover.

It’s the Passover sacrifice, which we don’t have, and we have bitter herbs and the Matzha bread.

So now what we do, we take the parsley and we are blessing –

Blessed are you Lord, the God, King of the universe, the creator of the fruit of the earth,

not the fruit of the vine – p’ri ha’adama.

And what we are going to do now, we are going to dip this parsley in the salt water, and we will eat it.

That’s our portion of bitter herbs right now.

Now comes one of my favorite parts of the Passover Seder,

the Jewish people for the longest time, they don’t really quite understand

why traditionally they have 3 matzah breads stacked one on top of the other,

The whole thing has 3 compartments with the matzha breads.

And according to the tradition that we have for at least 2,500 years, look what we normally do.

We take the matzah bread and we take the middle one…

there are 3 of them, remember? And when you ask a Jew what are these 3 for?

And he says the priest, the Levi’s and the rest of the people.

But I have a problem with that because we take the middle one and we break it.

So what’s the point of breaking the Levites unless it’s not about the Levites.

So we take the middle one from right here and apparently I hid it pretty well.

And look what we are doing.

The middle one is the only one that we take out, we divide and look what we’re doing with that half…

we’re taking another new compartment, we take that half, we wrap it separately….

It’s called “afikoman” and we hide it in the house somewhere.

Later on, the kids will have to run – we don’t have egg hunting –

we have afikoman hunting and they have to find it.

But the reason why I think it’s beautiful,

is when you look at God, the Father, God, the son and God, the Holy Spirit,

the only one that had to have His body broken is of course the Messiah, the Son.

And the interesting thing is that half of Him is revealed to those who are receiving.

And He is still hidden from His own people.

Most of the Jewish people around the world and in this land do not know Him.

They have not yet found Him.

The Bible said, we just read in Zachariah, eventually when He comes back,

they will see him whom they pierced.

But it takes a birth from above, as Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3,

You must be born again, born from above…

and Nicodemus said: ‘How can that be? Should I go to my mother’s womb?’

And Jesus said, you are a teacher in Israel and you don’t know that…

salvation is not by affiliation!

Everyone is born of the water, but you also have to be born from the Spirit.

And when a Jew finds his Messiah, that’s when he finds that treasure

for which you get reward -the afikoman.

And so it’s normally being kept away from the rest of the family until the end of the evening

and the children, that’s the funnest part for them.

I’d like to read to you about that part, Romans 11:11 says:

‘I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall?

Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.’

I want to see a huge smile on your face right now because salvation came to you.

And now through the fact that you’ve been saved, you need to provoke them to jealousy.

It’s not about religion, it’s about relationship.

Romans 11:25 says:

‘For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery,

lest you should be wise in your own opinion,

that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.’

I think it’s amazing. All of you now,

the thousands of Gentiles that are watching it right now live, you’re fulfilling an amazing prophecy.

The fullness of the gentle has to come in.

There’s a set number, but we don’t know, but there’s a set time and there is a set way.

and there are people that eventually from among the gentiles,

that once they hear the gospel and they respond to it then they’re being saved,

they’re fulfilling that times of the gentiles.

And the Bible says that when that is going to come in,

be fulfilled, this is when all Israel eventually will be saved.

But unfortunately, as we already heard and know from our last production ‘Israel and the Tribulation’

those 7 years of tribulation that the prophet Daniel speaks of in chapter 9, that last week,

the one that the prophet Jeremiah calls it “ṣā·rāh hî lə-ya-‘ă-qōḇ” Jacob’s trouble.

The one that the prophet Daniel in chapter 12 says – it’s a time unlike any other time,

since the nation of Israel was formed,

but then they shall be saved out of it.

And then Daniel says all those whose name is written in the Book.

Now, after we divided the Matzha, we can clearly see there is another,

there is a point where we recite this, the part where we talk to the children.

We ask them question, they ask questions, we answered their questions

such as ‘why is this night different from any other night?’

All the children are singing- “Mah nishtanah, ha-laylah ha-zeh,
mi-kol ha-leylot” –

why is this different?, this night different from every, any other night?

This is also the part where we remind them of what happened that night,

what happened that time period.

And we do some amazing things such as we sing songs with them, we read Psalms with them.

We have the duty to thank – Psalm 113 and 114,

and we remember all the 10 plagues that the Lord sent upon Egypt.

I’m not going to do it right now.

It involves with taking your finger and dripping drops of this wine into a plate

and mentioning each and every one of those 10 plagues…

but then comes the 2nd cup of wine.

And that’s the time for us to pour one more cup together.

Don’t overdo it or else by the end of this evening, you’re gonna talk nonsense.

This is the time we remember.

If you remember, this is about a cup that was not taken by Jesus.

This is a cup that was ignorant during the last supper.

And why do we know that?

Because the next cup that the New Testament is talking about,

is the cup after supper, which is the cup that eventually He instituted with the Lord’s supper.

He took the 1st cup and divided between them.

But then the 2nd cup from some strange reason, the cup of judgment,

the judgment that originally we talked about that should have come upon the Egyptians, and did come.

The judgment, this was not part of that Passover Seder that Jesus had with his disciples.

He didn’t want them to take the judgment because that’s why He came.

Isaiah chapter 53, the chapter that changed my life, talked about the fact that the Lord put on Him,

the chastisements of us, all, all of us have gone astray each and every one of us to his own way.

And the Lord put on Him, everything…

He took, He bore our sins, He took the judgment upon Himself.

We read in Luke 4: ‘He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up.

And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day,

and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah.

And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor;

He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives

And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down.

And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.’

We know Jesus stop right there, He didn’t continue about judgment.

He didn’t continue about the vengeance of the Lord. He could’ve, but he stopped,

rolled it back and gave it to the attendant.

Because the 1st coming of the Messiah is not to judge the world, but to save the world.

And that is why He needed to take that 2nd cup all by Himself,

all alone by the garden of Gethsemane.

The cup of judgement, may have not been a real cup of wine,

but it was the judgment. And it was so heavy and it was so stressful,

that hematohidrosis happened to Him, that point where blood comes out of your pores

and falls on the floor because the heaviness of the sins of the world on Him.

He said: Father, if it’s possible, take that cup from me.

Not my will though, but your will be done.’

He almost like He knew there is no other way or else He would have taken it.

There has to be judgment. That has to be price.

That has to be sacrifice on behalf of all of those sins that were committed by all of us,

…were committed in the past, are committed and will ever be committed.

And of course He took it upon Himself.

And this is why we do not see how the 2nd cup, the cup of judgment, was taken in that Seder 2000 years ago.

And it’s very interesting because then we moved to the point in the Hebrew Passover,

where we call it to wash, washing.

This is an interesting thing.

At this point, not only that He stunned them by not even sharing the cup of judgment,

but at this point, Jesus is doing something with very unusual.

John 13, recorded that and says: ‘Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands,

and that He had come from God and was going to God,

rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel…’

Now, I’ve got this modern days towel.

I’m not sure what that towel looked like then, but I know that He girded Himself with that towel.

He tied it right onto Him and look what He did.

The Bible says: ‘He poured water into a basin…’

I’m pouring water into the basin and I’m thinking to myself,

Okay, this is probably – they’re going to wash hands, faces or something, but look what He’s doing.

The Bible says: ‘After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet,

and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.’

He went all the way from the very one next to Him, which were on one side John,

whom Jesus loved and on the other side, Judas.

And then He moved on all the way and Peter was the last one, which by the way, bothered him.

But we know he was the last one because they were not sitting like we do.

They were reclining on a triclinium, a U shape, low table and they were all on mattresses.

And we know that Peter and John were having eye connection because John was the last

on this side next to Jesus and Peter was the last, on the other side.

And Jesus went through all of the disciples washing their feet

and He reached Peter and Peter that very, very proud Galilean Jew,

he said to Him, the following thin: ‘You shall never wash my feet!’

In other words, Hey, you’re the Messiah, you’re the King, you don’t wash my feet!

That’s not for you!!

And Jesus said,

‘Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

And when Peter heard that, knowing that Jesus is everything in his life,

Peter answered and said: “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!” That’s… everything.

Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet,

but is completely clean; and you are clean…”

then He said, “but not all of you.” For He knew who would betray Him;

therefore He said, “You are not all clean.”

So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again,

He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?

You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”‘

That’s a lesson, that’s a token of amazing life experience of –

don’t seek to be served, but seek to be a servant.

‘”For I have given you an example… Most assuredly, I say to you,

a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.

If you know these things…”‘ Now look what He says:

“If you know these things, it’s good but blessed are you if you do them.”

It’s not enough to know the blessing will follow only if you do… Interesting.

At this point, we take the upper Matzah bread from the 3 that we had.

Take a Matzah bread, all of you, the one that we didn’t break, remember? the upper one.

And we give a piece to all the people around the table.

You can take it, I’m going to take a piece as you can see and look what we do.

What we do here, we combine the bitter herbs and also the sweet Charoset, that mud like mixture.

We put them together, we combine them and then we eat.

I’m going to take a little bit of the radish, okay and I’m gonna take a little bit of the Charoset.

You put them together and you bless it,

but I want to remind you something happened during the last supper, during that Passover Seder 2000 years ago,

when you dip the bread in those things, the Bible says in John6:35:

‘Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger.”‘

And then the Jews complained on him because he said:

‘I am the bread, which came down from heaven.’

But I want you to remember also when they combined….

In Exodus 12, it says: ‘Then they shall eat the flesh on that night;

roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.’

So we eat it all together.

Now I want to remind you in John 13, what happened: ‘When Jesus had said these things,

He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said,

“Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.”

Then the disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom He spoke.

Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.’

That’s John, he’s talking, he’s writing and he said:

‘Simon Peter therefore motioned to him…’

Remember I told you, Simon Peter was across on the other side of the triclinium

and motion, if he’s here, he can’t motion…

the only place because of the way that we’re leaning and eating,

they would lean on the left and eat with the right.

So if he’s here, Simon Peter is here, John can’t see him,

but the only way Simon Peter can motion to John is if he, John, is on the right side of Jesus,

leaning in His bosom and Peter is on the other side, across

and he’s motioning to him and he said: ‘Who it was of whom He spoke.

Then, leaning back on Jesus’ breast, he said to Him, “Lord, who is it?”’

It’s like Peter said, John asked him what’s going on? Who is the betrayer?

And John says: ‘Who is this?’ And look what Jesus answered.

He said: “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it.”

That’s what we just did.

We’re at the point where we just dip the bread and guess who He gave that piece to.

Probably He put more radish than the Charoset, I would do that.

Then the Bible says: ‘having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him,

‘“What you do, do quickly.”’

Let’s eat it.

I should’ve never put so much radish on mine…

I’m almost passing out.

Okay, Lord, help me…

Now comes the hidden piece, but before that, this is the point where the Israelis

and all the Jews around the world are happy.

You know why? This is the point where we all eat our meal.

Every family, cook whatever it is, is now serving the food to the table.

And we eat and we eat and we eat and we eat and we eat so much.

now we get to the point where we can hardly function and complete the rest of the Passover Seder.

After the meal, we see that children are looking for the hidden piece.

And I would remind you, John 6:35 Jesus said to them:

“I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

If you find me, you’ll have everlasting life – finding the Messiah who had no sin,

who had stripes, who had piercing, who broke His body for us, who gave Himself for us,

so we will have salvation, finding Him, gives us eternal life. And then comes the 3rd cup.

Remember we skipped the 2nd cup?

The 3rd cup is the cup of redemption – the cup of salvation.

The 3rd cup is the one that He took after supper.

And I’m going to read to you a portion of Scriptures that many of you have heard almost every week.

First, I’m going to read it to you from Luke 22, but then 1st Corinthians 11.

And as we do that, I want you to understand what we do here in light of Him.

Luke 22: 14 to 20: ‘When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.

Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;

for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said,

“Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying,

“This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

Likewise, He also took the cup after supper…’

See, the 1st cup was divided given to them, but then He took the cup after supper

saying, this cup, the 3rd cup…

the cup of redemption, the cup of salvation, is the new covenant in My blood…’

I have to shed my blood. I am the one of whom Isaiah 53 spoke of.

I am now giving you a new covenant of which Jeremiah chapter 31 speaks,

“bə-rîṯ ḥă-ḏā-šāh”, a new covenant, which is shed for you.

So that’s why in 1st Corinthians, when Paul is writing to the Corinthians,

he writes and says: ‘For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you:

that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;

and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat;

this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

In the same manner He also took the cup after supper,’ the third cup,

‘saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

The only time Jesus said, I want you to keep doing something in remembrance of me, is this.

‘For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim,’ not only the Lord’s death

but also until He comes, there is the remembrance of the price that was paid for us

and the expectation for His return.

So in our households right now, maybe Israel is having a Matzah bread and a cup of wine.

But this from a Seder meal has become for us right now, a way to remember the price that was paid

the blood that was shed, the body that was broken.

‘Do that in remembrance of Me.’

So we are in a sense partaking communion right now, remembering the price that was paid for us.

Let’s take the bread, eat it.

And so take that cup and drink of it.

As you can see, communion is not a Christian thing that was invented in Christianity.

It is something that was absolutely taken from every Jewish home on Passover.

He didn’t bring a new thing.

He said: ‘Now you understand which is before…

This is by the way, the point where we remember Elijah,

the prophet, Elijah – Jewish people have a cup for him, they have a place for him,

they have a seat for him because the prophet Malakai in chapter 4 says:

‘Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,

Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

And since the Jewish people never received Messiah Yeshua, 2000 years ago,

they still have the expectation of who? of the prophet that has to come before the Messiah.

Do you understand that? By the way, many people throughout the New Testament during the time of Jesus

thought He is the prophet, they thought, okay, maybe he is the one that is going to…

point at the coming of the Messiah.

We know that it says in Luke 1, verse 17, ‘He will also go’ – speaking of John – whom you call the Baptist.

Well, he is a Jew, he is not a Baptist, he came from priestly family, not from a Baptist church,

He says, look, ‘”He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah,

‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’

and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

In Matthew 17, after the Mount of the Transfiguration,

Jesus’s disciples ask Him: ‘“Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

Why? And Jesus said.

‘Jesus answered and said to them,

“Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things.

But I say to you that Elijah has come already,

and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished.

Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.”’

We can see not only that they misunderstood and didn’t recognize that John came,

the spirit of Elijah, but later on, because they didn’t recognize that who said

prepare the way for the Lord they missed the visitation.

And of course they have definitely missed the Lord.

The Bible says that the 4th cup is the cup of blessing.

This is for generations, the blessing that we always say – ‘Next year in Jerusalem!’…

but, of course, we are already having Jerusalem.

This is where we normally read Isaiah 66: ‘For thus says the Lord’. verses 12 to 13.

‘For thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,

And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream.

Then you shall feed; On her sides shall you be carried, And be dandled on her knees.

As one whom his mother comforts, So I will comfort you; And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

Jerusalem is where not only He was crucified, this is where God is going to restore all things.

This is where He will bring back the Messiah to have a thousand years Millennial Kingdom,

and eventually the new city will be called the new Jerusalem as well.

At this point, I’m going to call Yaron again.

We reached the point where this is almost a conclusion where we sing praises.

I didn’t want you to drink from the 4th cup, you can actually drink from it if you want,

but some of you are already kind of moving from right side to another.

But this is the point where we all at the house drink, the 4th cup, we bless and drink it.

And we move to the latter part, which is Hallel, the praise.

And we know one thing which is quite interesting in Matthew 26, verse 30,

you would think that hours before Jesus was crucified, the last thing He would want to do is sing praises.

But the Bible says: ‘And when they had sung a hymn,

they went out to the Mount of Olives,’ all of them, including Jesus.

From that upper room on Mount Zion of today, Jerusalem,

they went down to the Kidron and went up to the Mount of Olives, to that area of Gethsemane.

After they had sung a hymn, remember the Hallel, Psalms 113 and 118,

Yaron, you have, to the best of my knowledge, a song that fits exactly that portion of Scripture.

YARON: Exactly. So we’re going to sing Psalm 114:

‘When Israel went out of Egypt,
The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

Judah became God’s sanctuary, And Israel His dominion.

And it is amazing, because one of the verses that I really like in this chapter,

is that the mountains leaped like rams, the hills like the lambs.

Why was it, sea, that you fled, why Jordan, did you turned back,

why mountains, did you leaped like rams, you hills, like lambs…

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord.’

And as we are here in the midst of this Judaean mountains,

and it’s just very special moment to sing this.

AMIR: Guys, we are right on the heels at the mountains of the tribe of Judah, few miles away from Jerusalem.

Emmaus is below us. We’re singing Hebrew songs from Psalm 114.

This is another instrument that I haven’t seen.

YARON: Yeah. This one called Ud. It’s very familiar with like a Kurdish music, Turkish, Arabic,

all sorts of cultures are using this and also in Jewish tradition as well from Israel…

AMIR: All right, perfect. Psalm 114.

[Music playing]

YARON: Yeah, that was Psalm 114.
AMIR: Psalm 114. Thank you.

We’re going to do now the last song.

And you’re up for an interesting thing, take a look at this instrument that Yaron is now pulling out.

This guy has every single string instrument that I’ve seen… I mean

I’ve never seen that many types, what is this one?

YARON: So this one’s called Lyre with sympathetic strings, we have 23 strings all together.

Three strings are melody strings, and 20 are just sympathetic strings.

Just resonate to the different overtones.

So when I play, I have some kind of a natural echo or reverb.

Of course, Lira is mentioned in the Bible, a harp and Lyre

Back in the days, 4,000 years ago, there was layers that have been found in Iraq.

Actually in Mesopotamia and Ur Kasdim, they found like a 4,000 years old Lyre and it was totally different.

It was not a bow instrument, more like a strumming instrument, but over the years, it changed

and develop into a bow instrument which has the same name.

AMIR: Now I’m trying to think of what David played on the Lyre was it without a bow?

YARON: It was without the bow, mainly like strumming with some kind of platform

while he was holding the strings with his fingers and opened the string you want to vibrate, he opened the finger.

He put the finger away from the string while he’s strumming.

So then you have the rhythm of the right hand and the melody of the string, of course.

AMIR: Right. So you’d do it your way, he did it his way.. Let’s see here…this is another new song.

YARON: This psalm is Psalm 116…

AMIR: Psalm 116 is, remember, it’s a Psalm that is part of the Hallel.

And this is where the cup of salvation is mentioned.

That 3rd cup, the cup that He took with them. And I’m reading to you, it says:

He says: ‘I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice

and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me,

Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. The pains of death surrounded me,

And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me;

I found trouble and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul!”

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful. The Lord preserves the simple;

I was brought low, and He saved me. Return to your rest, O my soul, For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

For You have delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.

I will walk before the Lord
In the land of the living.

I believed, therefore I spoke,
“I am greatly afflicted.”
I said in my haste,
“All men are liars.”

What shall I render to the Lord
For all His benefits toward me?

I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows to the Lord
Now in the presence of all His people.

Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His saints.

O Lord, truly I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant;

You have loosed my bonds.
I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving,

And will call upon the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows to the Lord
Now in the presence of all His people,

In the courts of the Lord’s house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord!’

[Music playing]

AMIR: Thank you, Yaron. Forks, the last part of the Passover Seder is it’s called accepted

which means we brought the offering to the Lord,

we brought the sacrifice, we participated in what He wanted us to do,

but thankfully these are the shadow and tonight we remember the substance as well.

And I believe it is accepted. I believe this is what He wants.

He is not into religion. He is into relationship.

The Lord does not desire in any sacrifice when there is no obedience first.

So I would like to encourage all of you, hopefully what you’ve learned tonight

connects you even more to what the price that was paid for us was, 2000 years ago,

and to the fact that there was nothing, nothing in the Old Testament that has not been

is not or will not be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.

We know that we were promised that, and we can clearly see that:

‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him

will not perish, but he will have eternal life.’

Father, I thank you for this amazing, beautiful way to see the shadow, but remember the substance.

And we ask now that you will help us taking this amazing truth

that we’ve learned today and share it with others.

So their eyes will be open to understand the wonders of Your Word.

We thank you for this evening. We thank you for the symbols,

but again, we thank you even more so for the substance,

we thank you that you love the world so much.

We ask Father that you will walk before us and that we will continue to occupy until you come.

And we pray for the nation of Israel as two nights from right now on the Shabbat Saturday night,

they’ll sit around a table and they will just see the Matzah bread.

See the bitter herbs, see the shank bone.

See the 3 breads break, the middle one and understand this is a shadow of a much greater thing,

the mystery of the Messiah that now is manifested and revealed through the Scriptures of the prophets.

We ask that you will open their eyes to see their Messiah through all of this.

We pray for Israel, we pray for the nation of Israel that is right now in so much uncertainty, the political chaos,

we ask your interference, your presence, your guidance.

We thank you for your wonderful plans.

And we thank you that You, You are God, You do not change.

And therefore the children of Jacob are not consumed.

We thank you and we bless you in the name of the Holy one of Israel,

the Lamb of God, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,

the Prince of Peace, Emmanuel, in the name of Yeshua,

our salvation, we pray all of God’s people say – Amen.

We’re going to unmute all of you right now.

So all of you simultaneously can say Shalom and happy Passover.

God bless you! And see you next time.