The Broken Matzah

THE BROKEN MATZAH
CENTURIES JEWS CELEBRATED SEDER WITH 3 PIECES OF UNLEAVENED BREAD
MIDDLE ONE BROKEN, WRAPPED IN A NAPKIN, HIDDEN TO BE RETRIEVED LATER CALLED THE AFIKOMEN, SYMBOLIZES THE PASSOVER LAMB
JEWS DO NOT EAT LAMB WITH SEDER, SINCE THE DESTRUCTION OF TEMPLE LAMBS COULD NOT BE PREPARED PROPERLY
SOME FAMILIES HIDE IT, CHILDREN SEARCH FOR IT AND FINDER REWARDED
SOME SEE 3 MATZAHS REPRESENTING PATRIARCHS: ABRAHAM, ISAAC & JACOB
ISAAC WAS MIDDLE, BROKEN ONE…
AFIKOMEN, GREEK WORD, MEANING “THAT WHICH IS COMING” OR PERHAPS “HE WHO IS COMING”
JEWISH TRADITION: MESSIAH WILL COME AT PASSOVER TO BRING REDEMPTION TO ISRAEL
A GENERATION BEFORE JEWISH TEMPLE DESTROYED, JESUS GATHERED WITH HIS DISCIPLES IN THE UPPER ROOM TO CELEBRATE THE PASSOVER: “HE TOOK THE BREAD AND GAVE THANKS AND SAID THIS IS MY BODY WHICH IS BROKEN FOR YOU, THIS DO IN REMBERANCE OF ME.
THE MESSIAH FULFILLED THE PASSOVER. HE WAS THE LAMB OF GOD CHOSEN BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.
BY BELIEVING UPON CHRIST, THE LORD’S MESSIAH, THE WRATH OF GOD “PASSES OVER THOSE WHO TRUST HIM. COL 1:12 -14: “HE HAS RESCUED US FROM THE DOMINION OF DARKNESS AND BROUGHT US INTO THE KINGDOM OF THE SONE HE LOVES, IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
LET US REMBER THESE THINGS AS WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER. GOD’S PERFECT LAMB HAS COME , 1COR 5:7-8: “THEREFORE PURGE OUT THE OLD LEAVEN, THAT YOU MAY BE A NEW LUMP, SINCE YOU TRULY ARE UNLEAVENED. FOR INDEED CHRIST, OUT PASSOVER WAS SACRIFIED FOR US. THEREFORE KEEEP THE FEAST, NOT WITH THEOLD LEAVEN OF MALICE AND WICKEDNESS, BUT WITH THE UNLEAVENED BREAD OF SINCERITY AND TRUTH.”

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