Our Schedule is DIFFERENT for the next 2 weeks!!
OPEN Monday & Tuesday, April 3-4
CLOSED Wednesday & Thursday, April 5-6
OPEN Monday & Tuesday, April 10-11
CLOSED Wednesday & Thursday, April 12-13
If you’ve been at Clearview long enough, you know that my family & I celebrate the holidays that are found in the Bible! If you care to know why we do this, I’ve written just a little bit about the significance of Passover and the Feasts of Unleavened Bread and First Fruits below…as a follower of Yeshua (Jesus) we want our lives to closely reflect His ways as possible! Do we love like He loved? Do we walk like He walked? Do we celebrate what He celebrated? Do we eat how He ate? Do we lay our lives down the way He laid His life down for the sake of others? Do we stand firm for the Truth?
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 reminds us that there is a season for everything. Genesis chapter 1 tells us that when God created the sun, moon, and stars that they are for times and seasons; the Hebrew word “moedim” actually infers they are for His appointed times. In the very next book, Exodus, we find out the story of this ‘appointed time’ which is on our calendars this very week! The first Passover was when God led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. The ten plagues of judgement on Egypt wrapped up with the Israelites being commanded to kill a Passover Lamb. The blood of the lamb on the doorpost with everyone inside the house saved them from death. They left in haste the very next day, without enough time to let their bread dough rise! Yehovah began leading them out of Egypt to the Red Sea, where they were cornered by the Egyptian army & Pharoah; unless God had parted the Red Sea that day, they would’ve certainly perished! This week we celebrate Passover on Wednesday evening, commemorating not only the Israelites who were spared and set free from slavery…Yeshua (Jesus) on that very day laid His own life down, as the Lamb of God (who was slain before the foundation of the world the Bible says), so that whosoever would believe in Him would no perish but have eternal life. But, that’s not the only moedim or appointed day on God’s calendar this week. The Passover meal kicks off the Feast of Unleavened Bread lasting 7 days, where we are commanded to physically get all the “leaven” out of our homes; a beautiful object-lesson of a season where we are to get false-doctrines & false-teachings out of our lives. When we throw out the leavened bread from our home for 7 days and choose to eat “unleavened bread,” it’s a representation of the cleansing of man-made traditions and getting back to the simplicity of what God actually commanded His people to do and how we are to live in light of what Yeshua (Jesus) did to set us free from the power of sin and death. Because Yeshua (Jesus) laid His life down for us, we then act according to His Ways and no longer our own. In the middle of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (on the 1st day of the week following Passover) comes the Feast of First Fruits on God’s calendar. There are no coincidences…Yeshua showed Himself RISEN and ALIVE to His followers on this first day of the week called: The Feast of First Fruits. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:20 that Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. I don’t think there’s any accident that Paul uses that phrase to describe Yeshua…it’s because He was resurrected on the meodim or appointed time of “First Fruits” where the High Priest goes to wave the first fruits of the barley harvest before Yehovah. We celebrate the Feast of First Fruits and Yeshua’s (Jesus’s) resurrection to life on the 1st day of the week next week (on our American calendars: this coming Sunday). All praises to our King!!!
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