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This is what we have been taught

Easter commemorates the resurrection of our Messiah. This holiday is considered the most important in the Christian year. Easter marks the end of the Holy Week. Holy Week in turn serves as the last week in Lent, a six-week period of spiritual preparation for the celebration of the Messiahs resurrection.

We have been taught wrong!

Source: The Folklore of American Holidays. 2nd Edition. (1991). p.52: The most important holy day in the Christian calendar, Easter, commemorates the Resurrection of Christ, but its celebration incorporates pre-Christian rites of seasonal regeneration. The Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. determined that Easter should be observed on the Sunday after the first full moon on or following the vernal (spring) equinox, a range of thirty-five days. This set the date of Lent and determines the dates of Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday; of Palm Sunday and the Holy Week immediately preceding Easter; and Ascension Day. In many countries, Easter is a time of fairs, fiestas, promenades, and pilgrimages. The Easter parade and the wearing of bright, new clothes to church exemplify some of these customs. The flowers and the eggs associated with Easter are fertility symbols, reflecting ancient spring renewal rites and beliefs that have been absorbed into paschal tradition. The fact that the eggs are brought by a rabbit, another fertility symbol, underscores the pagan elements that remain part of Easter. The rabbit was the escort of the Germanic goddess Ostara who gave her name to a holiday which fell at the time of vernal (spring) equinox.

Easter is not biblical nor scriptural!

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The following information is what we have NOT been taught

Easter is NOT a commanded feast (moed) of Yahuah! Lets see what the Scriptures has to say: Shamuth (Exodus) Chapter 12 KJV (in its entirety): And Yahuah spake unto Mosheh and Aharon in the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt) saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Yisrael (Israel), saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Yisrael (Israel) shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is Yahuahs Pasach (Passover). For I will pass through the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt) this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt), both man and beast; and against all the gods of Mitsrayim (Egypt) I will execute judgment: I am Yahuah. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt). And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to Yahuah throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even

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the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Yisrael (Israel). And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you. And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of (Mitsrayim) Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Yisrael (Israel), whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread. Then Mosheh (Moses) called for all the elders of Yisrael (Israel), and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the Pasach (Passover). And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For Yahuah will pass through to smite the Mitsrites (Egyptians); and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, Yahuah will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons FOR EVER. And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which Yahuah will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of Yahuahs Pasach (Passover), who passed over the houses of the children of Yisrael (Israel) in Mitsrayim (Egypt), when he smote the Mitsrites (Egyptians), and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. And the children of Yisrael (Israel) went away, and did as Yahuah had commanded Mosheh and Aharon, so did they. And it came to pass, that at midnight Yahuah smote all the firstborn in the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt), from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Mitsrites (Egyptians); and there was a great cry in Mitsrayim (Egypt); for there was not a house where there was not one dead. And he called for

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Mosheh and Aharon by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Yisrael (Israel); and go, serve Yahuah, as ye have said. Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and barukh (bless) me so. And the Mitsrites (Egyptians) were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men. And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. And the children of Yisrael (Israel) did according to the word of Mosheh; and they borrowed (asked) of the Mitsrites (Egyptians) jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: And Yahuah gave the people favour in the sight of the Mitsrites (Egyptians), so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the (Mitsrites) Egyptians.

The Pasach and the Days of Matsuth IS Scriptural and IS a Commandment of Yahuah!

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And many more!!!

The Pasach was a type of Yahusha, HaMashyach!!!

Lets look at more Scriptures

U Yaqra (Leviticus) 23:4-8 (KJV) These are the feasts Yahuah, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is Yahuahs Pasach (Passover). And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the (Days of Matsuth) feast of unleavened bread unto Yahuah: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahuah seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

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Shamuth 12:15-20 (The Scriptures Version here on out) Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. Indeed on the first day you cause leavened to cease from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that being shall be cut off from Yisrael. And on the first day is a set-apart gathering, and on the seventh day you have a set-apart gathering. No work at all is done on them, only that which is eaten by every being, that alone is prepared by you. And you shall guard the Festival of Matsuth (Unleavened Bread), for on this same day I brought your divisions out of the land of Mitsrayim. And you shall guard this day THROUGHOUT YOUR GENERATIONS, AN EVERLASTING LAW. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the new moon, in the evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the new moon in the evening. For seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, that same being shall be cut off from the congregation of Yisrael, whether sojourner or native of the land. Do not eat that which is leavened in all your dwellings you are to eat unleavened bread.

Alah Dabarym (Deuteronomy) 16:1-4, 8 Guard the new moon of Abyb (Abib), and perform the Pasach (Passover) to Yahuah your Alahym, for in the new moon of Abyb Yahuah your Alahym brought you out of Mitsrayim (Egypt) by night. And you shall slaughter the Pasach to Yahuah your Alahym, from the flock and the herd, in the place where Yahuah chooses to put His Name. Eat no unleavened bread with it. For seven days you eat unleavened bread with it, bread of affliction, because you came out of the land of Mitsraym (Egypt) in haste so that you can remember the day in which you came out of the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt), all the days of your life. And no leaven should be seen with you in all your border for seven days, neither should any of the meat which you slaughter in the evening on the first day stay all night until morning. (Verse 8) Six days you eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there is a closing festival to Yahuah your Alahym you do no work.

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Lets now look in the Brit Chadasha or the Writings (New Testament):

MathathYahu (Matthew) 26:17 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread the taught ones came to Yahusha, saying to Him, Where do you wish us to prepare for You to eat the Pasach (Passover)? Wow!!! In the above verse, we read that even Yahusha, the Mashyach (Messiah) kept the Pasach! That should tell us something, I would think. Mark 14:1 Now the Pasach, and the Festival of Matsuth (The Days of Unleavened Bread) was after two days. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to take Him (Yahusha) through treachery and put Him to death. Acts 12:3 And seeing that it was pleasing to the Yehudim (Jews), he proceeded further to arrest Kaph (Peter) as well and they were the days of Unleavened Bread. 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the entire lump? Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you are a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Mashyach (Messiah) our Pasach was slaughtered for us. So then let us celebrate the festival, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

After reading many Scriptures, both in the Turah (Torah - the first five books in the Old Covenant) and the Brit Chadasha or the Writings (New Testament), it is very obvious to those who want to see that we have been commanded by Yahuah, our Alahym to keep the (Pasach) Passover followed by the Matsuth (The Days of Unleavened Bread).

Lets pause for a second and look at the word leaven.

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Funk & Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary defines leaven as an agent of fermentation, as yeast, added to dough or batter to produce a light texture. So unleavened means the exact opposite: unleavened; contains no yeast. This is what Worlds Bible Dictionary had to say: Among the Hebrews, leaven (or yeast) was very important. It had a practical use in making bread and a symbolic significance in religious rituals. People made leaven by mixing the flour of certain cereals with water, and allowing the mixture to stand still till it fermented. When making leavened bread leavened bread, they mixed this fermented portion with dough, so that when the dough was baked in the oven the bread would rise. Leavened bread was light and rounded, unleavened bread heavy and flat. Strongs H #7603 (she-ore); from 7604; A masculine noun meaning leaven, yeast. It refers to a fungus that ferments sugars. It used to cause dough to rise and in other kinds of food productions. It leavens dough, causing it to rise. It was not used in the unleavened bread of the Passover Feast (Ex. 12:15, 19; Deut. 16:4); and it was forbidden in grain offerings (Lev. 2:11). Source: The Complete Word Study Dictionary Old Testament Strongs H # 7604 (shaw-ar); a primitive root; prop. To swell up. So the word, leaven represents something great in the above Scriptures. When Yisrael left Mitsrayim they had no time for the leaven to swell their bread. They had to eat it unleavened. From a symbolic point of view, the leaven bread represented sin. It represented corruption. The unleavened bread represented humility. When we keep the Pasach and the days of Matsuth, not only are we commemorating the deliverance of Yisrael from Mitsrayim, but it too, represents the sin and corruption we have in our lives and it further shows the need to humble ourselves to the instruction of Yahuahs word by walking and living in obedience.

So now that we have a better understanding of the word, leaven, lets go back to our original study, Easter versus Pasach

But wait a minute! This next part is an eye-opener! For all those who say we are to observe Eastercheck this out:

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When we search the Scriptures for the word, Easter, we find ONLY ONE occurrence: Acts 12:4. Lets go there for a minute. Acts 12: 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternion of soldiers to keep him, intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. Easter: Strongs Greek #3957 (occur one time in Scriptures). Root Word Etymology: of Aramaic origin. From Hebrew # 6453. Transliteration: pascha

Again the Strongs Concordance Hebrew #6453 (49x) (Peh-sakh); from 6452; a pretermission, i.e. exemption. Passover (the festival or the victim): Passover (46x), passover offerings (3x).

Hebrew #6452 (paw-sakh); a primitive root. to hop, i.e. (fig) skip over (or spare).

Source: Blue Letter Bible: (1)The paschal sacrifice (which was accustomed to be offered for the peoples deliverance of old from Egypt). (2)The paschal lamb, i.e. the lamb the Israelites were accustomed to slay and eat on the 14th day of Nisan (the first month of the year) in memory of the day on which their fathers, preparing to depart from Egypt, were bidden by Yahuah to slay and eat the lamb (without any imperfections), and to sprinkle their door posts with its blood, that the destroying angel (messenger), seeing the blood, might pass over their dwellings; the Mashyach (Messiah) was a type of the slain paschal lamb. (3)The paschal supper (4)The paschal feast, the feast of the Passover, extending from the 14th to the 20th day of the month Nisan (Abyb).

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Hmmm.So the term Easter we see in Acts 12:4 is NOT supposed to be there. It should be translated as Passover, and not Easter. Wow!!! Lets dig a little further!

This is what Vines has to say about this situation

Vines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words: Strongs Number G3957 Greek: pascha Mistranslated Easter in Acts 12:4. AV, denotes the Passover (RV). The phrase after the Passover signifies after the whole festival was at an end. The term Easter is not of Christian origin. It is another form of Astarte, one of the titles of the Chaldean goddess, the queen of heaven. The festival of Pasch held by Christians in post-apostolic times was a continuation of the Jewish (an incorrect term, should render Israelite) feast, but was not instituted by Christ, nor was it connected with Lent. From this Pasch, the pagan festival of Easter was quite distinct and was introduced into the apostate Western religion, as part of the attempt to adopt pagan Festivals to Christianity. *** (Bold, italicizing, parenthesis, and underlining throughout this study are mine)

If you noticed in the paragraph we just read, we see the following initials, AV and RV. Well, what exactly do they mean? AV is abbreviated for Authorized Version. Authorized Version of what you may ask? The Authorized Version of the King James Bible. RV is abbreviated for Revised Version. Thats rightthe Revised Version of the King James Bible. Well, what does all this mean? In the Authorized Version of the King James Bible in Acts 12:4 we read the word, Easter, however, in the Revised Version of the same Bible, we will not find Easter. Guess what we will find? Thats right, we will find the correct term, Passover. Amazing! In all actuality, all modern bible versions uses the correct translation except KJV (Cambridge Edition) and the American KJV. Dont believe

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me? Get your hands on a New International Version and what do you see? As a matter of fact, read an English Standard Version and tell what you read? You will find the word Passover, but you will not find this in a King James Version unless it has been revised. An example of a revised KJV would be a King James 2000 Bible or a New King James Version Bible. Another notation I would like to make is that the Douay-Rheims Bible is the only version that uses the actual Hebrew term, Pasch.

Source: Online Etymology Dictionary: Easter: Old English Easterdaeg, from Eastre (Northumbrian Eostre), from Proto_germanic *Austron, a goddess of fertility and spring, probably originally of sunrise whose feast was celebrated at the Spring Equinox, from *austra-, from PIE *aus- to shine (especially of the dawn).

Why did Easter replace the Pasach? It was easier to draw pagan worshippers into Christianity and maintain their devotion by identifying the time-honored spring resurrection (spring equinox) feast of the pagan mystery religions with the resurrection of Yahusha, the Mashyach. This is a deep subject which requires a lot of time, which I do not have. I strongly suggest that you take the time and conduct your own research and find out how deeply Christianity is rooted in paganism. If you will do this, what you find out will blow your mind.

The Conclusion of the Matter The roots of the Easter celebration date long before the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Yahusha, the Mashyach. Many Easter customs can be traced back to ancient spring celebrations surrounding Astarte, the goddess of spring and fertility. The Scriptures refer to her as Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians. Read 2 Malakym (Kings) 23:13 for yourself. YaramYahu (Jeremiah) 7:18; 44:24-28 refers to her as the Queen of Heaven. The popular customs that are so associated with the Easter celebration have nothing to do with the Pasach and

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the Days of Matsuth we read about in the Scriptures and that we have been commanded to keep by Yahuah, our Creator, from year to year, as an everlasting law (instruction). It is very imperative that we search the Scriptures for truth and walk in accordance to this truth. This truth is not what I say it should be or how I feel it should be. This truth is the word of the Most High Yahuah, the one true Alahym. If He said it, then it is our duty to walk in accordance, if we love Him. Its just that simple. We are not to add anything to His word nor take anything away from it. However, in my time of reading and studying the Scriptures, I have come to find out that we are participating in celebrations and many other things that has absolutely nothing to do with Yahuah. Absolutely nothing! I will leave you with this...dont take my word for it, search it out and see if what I say is true!

Shalum Family and Yahuah barukh you & keep you!