WINE in Paul’s Epistles
Rom_14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine (Greek 3631, see below), nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Eph_5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
1Ti_3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
1Ti_3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine  (G 3943) not greedy of filthy lucre;
1Ti_5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
Tit_1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of YaHVaH; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine (G 3943) no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
Tit_2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine (G 3631) teachers of good things;
1 Pe 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine (Greek 3632), revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 
Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine (oinos 3631) of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 
Greek Word for Wine G3631
οἶνος oinos oy'-nos
A primary word (or perhaps of Hebrew origin [H3196]); “wine” (literally or figuratively): - wine. Total KJV NT occurrences: 33 occur.

G3943 Greek Word for Drinker
Πάροινος paroinos par'-oy-nos
From G3844 and G3631; staying near wine, that is, tippling (a toper): - given to wine. Total KJV occurrences: 2
While it is very important that we get the leaven out of our borders, Exodus 12, and 1Corinthians 5, I believe it is possible to neglect the spiritual application if we become overloaded by the physical preparations for the Feast.  While at the Passover pilgrimage we can work at becoming more and more unleavened in a material sense as well as a spiritual sense.
We need Messiah's perfect offering for our sins.  No matter how hard we try to become perfect, we may fall short of it.  Still, the symbolism of attempting to get leaven out is quite clear.


Psalm 51 Create in Me a Clean Heart (Ps 50-57)
55:22 Cast thy burden upon YaHVaH and He shall sustain thee:  He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved..
Be merciful Psalm 56; PSALMS 58-68:
Rejoicing; Seeking YaH Ps 63; 
Prayer of thanks 65; Joyful 66; 
Messiah, Save me Ps 69 to 74.  
History 78; Mercy, truth, joy 98; History 106
Passover Psalm 111-116
State of the Dead: Psalm 115-116

1 Corinthians 15  Resurrection    30 min


                Three Resurrections:
 Belief in three (instead of two) resurrections is virtually unheard of in theology.  However, history records that some Sabbatarians in the Second Century believed in three resurrections: 
 These groups, referred to by Epiphanius (Williams, 1987) as Nazarenes or Elkasaites, professed the following beliefs: They proclaimed Messiah, Son of YaHVaH as prophet-Messiah; insisted upon the validity of the Torah & laws of ritual purity; spoke of three resurrections; professed a millennarian eschatology; looked forward to the restoration of the Temple; observed the feast of Sukkoth (Tabernacles), celebrated Passover, and observed the Sabbath; affirmed the primacy of James, brother of Messiah over Peter in the leadership of the church; and preferred the designation Nazarene over Christian (Early Judaism by Eric Meyers).
If it is indeed true that the Nazarenes of the Second Century are our spiritual ancestors, it would appear from the above quote that they believed in three resurrections. One can assume that they believed in three resurrections in similitude to what the old WCG taught 
(viz., 1st resurrection of the saints; 2nd resurrection of the majority of mankind who were not called to salvation in this life; 3rd resurrection to eternal death of the wicked). 

Alternatively, they may have meant that YaHOSHA’s resurrection was the first, the resurrection of the saints was the second, and the resurrection at the end of the millennium was the third.  More investigation is required in this regard to ascertain with certainty exactly what they believed pertaining to the third resurrection. 
There were three Old Testament resurrections (I Kings 17:17-24; II Kings 4:32-37, 13:20-21); three by YaHOSHA (Luke 7:11-17; Mark 5:35-43; John 11); and three after YaHOSHA’s death (Matthew 27:51-53; Acts 9:36-41, 20:9-10).  Bullinger, in "Number in Scripture" goes so far as to state: three is the number of resurrection (page 111) because YaHOSHA rose the third day; He was perfected on the third day; He was crucified at the third hour or 9 AM; for three hours darkness shrouded the region at the time of His crucifixion (of the six hour period); He raised three persons from the dead; and it was on the Third day that the earth was caused to rise up out of the waters in Genesis.  From                          contributed by Craig White

The Feast of Tabernacles pictures the Millennium, the time of abundance, the great harvest time. Everyone wants to be in YaH's Kingdom. Passover is the chief pilgrimage Feast of the three Feasts for many people.

Look forward to New Jerusalem. Through the sacrifice of the Messiah and His blood, putting sin out of our lives, obeying YaH, receiving His Spirit and overcoming, pictured by Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, and Pentecost. This requires work. No great fall harvest is reaped without work. The carnal-minded person wants the benefits of YaH's Kingdom (Tabernacles) without going through the work to obtain it (Passover Feast).

It takes YaHVaH's Spirit working in us, to be a living sacrifice, Romans 12:1-2, properly keeping Passover. It takes work to put sin out of our lives that so easily besets us, truly being Unleavened Believers. It takes work to be spiritually minded. The Pure Spirit is given only as we obey Him, Acts 5:32, those who keep the true Pentecost.

Several have said, why put a burden upon YaHVaH people? Man's burdens are heavy, but the Messiah's burdens are light. Messiah said that whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it. Those who give up their lives in service and obedience to YaHVaH, seeking Him, shall save their lives.

The day of wrath is soon coming. Will we be spared as the Israelites were in Egypt, when the death angel passed at midnight? Is the blood of the Lamb sprinkled on our doorposts? Read Isaiah 26:20-21 and 31:5. Then decide for yourself what it will be: Will you keep only the High Days and not all of His Feast Days? Or, will you instead keep all of High Days and Feast Days, including the three annual Pilgrimage Feasts? 

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Are Passover and Pentecost Minor Feasts?

Is one of the Three Pilgrimage Feasts more important than all the others? This is what some would have us believe. They say, "The Feast of Tabernacles is the only time when YaHVaH's people should all be together." Is this true? Messiah example, Luke 2:41-43, and that of the New Testament Church, Acts 2:1 show that Passover and Unleavened Bread and Pentecost were equally as important as the Feast of Tabernacles, John 7:2, 10, 37.

Why do some people celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles as a pilgrimage Feast, and not Passover and Pentecost?  Tradition!


The “Last Supper” Not on Passover Aviv 14? Think again! Did He mean Aviv 15? 
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Passover in Psalms; Passover and You: 
Did Messiah keep the Passover? Not a Passover meal? See below link.
(They use common names instead of Hebrew) The (?) Question Mark often represents an apostrophe mark. 

Did Messiah Keep the Passover?

In spite of clear Scriptural teaching on the matter, some still persist in the fanciful notion that Messiah's "Last Supper" was not a Passover meal, and that He observed it twenty-four hours earlier than the proper time.
See Mark 14:12, And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover, His disciples said unto Him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the Passover?  This was Tuesday evening, the beginning of Nisan (Abib) 14. This was the proper time for killing the Passover lambs, which the Jews were doing at that very time, not at 3:00 in the afternoon of Nisan 14.
In John 18:28, it says that during the trial of Messiah, early, toward the morning of Nisan 14, the Jewish leaders went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover. 
There are two possibilities here: the Jewish leaders kept the Passover a day later than Messiah did, or "eat the Passover" refers to the Passover haggagah, the sacrificial offerings of the Passover, eaten at the beginning of Nisan 15, mentioned in Deuteronomy 16. This latter is perhaps the best explanation of John 18:28.
There is no scriptural evidence that the Last Supper was anything but a legitimate Passover meal at the proper time. 
There is no scriptural evidence that Passover lambs were to be sacrificed in the afternoon. Matthew 26:17-21 makes it very clear, Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread [first of the unleavened] the disciples came to Messiah, saying unto Him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for Thee to eat the Passover? And He said . . . I will keep the Passover at thy house with My disciples. And the disciples did as Messiah had appointed them; and they made ready the Passover. Now when the even was come, He sat down with the twelve. And as they did eat . . . . See also Mark 14:16-18; Luke 22:7-15. Luke 22:7, Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the Passover must be killed. Not at 3:00 P.M., but shortly after sunset. Note that in Luke 22:15, Messiah says, "With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer." Messiah was not a lawbreaker who kept the Passover too early.
Those who keep the New Testament Passover service with foot washing, unleavened bread, and wine, may wish to obtain enough cups for this service. For those who keep the Passover on the beginning of Nisan 14, using YaHVaH's Calendar (Genesis 1:14

​      Drink the Pure Blood of the Grape

Fermented wine, and not grape juice, is to be used for the ordinance of the Scriptural Passover. This article shows why.
Deuteronomy 32:9-10, 14, "For YaHVaH's portion is His people; Jacob is the lot of His inheritance. He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He led him about, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye . . . . thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape." 
How YaHVaH has blessed us! The greatest blessing is to drink the pure blood of the grape, a symbol of the perfect shed blood of our Savior. That is why at the Messiahian Passover we symbolically partake of the blood (the life) of the Messiah. We are shown to be the Almighty's inheritance by partaking of the annual Passover. Partaking of our Savior's body and blood at His table is proof we are His. 
Many of Israel (Jeshurun) wax fat, forget the Eternal, lack faith, and worship other YaHVaHs, Deuteronomy 32:15-31. Verses 32-33, "For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps." The result is the Eternal's judgment, verses 34-43. 
Genesis 49:10-12, "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes; His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk." Shiloh is a type of the Messiah, the perfect sacrifice for our sins. 
Grapes are Symbolic of the Fruits of Men's Lives 
Matthew 7:16, "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?" Luke 6:44-46 shows that the fruits have much to do with what a man says, and whether or not he obeys YaHVaH. 
Revelation 14:14-20, YaHVaH will reap for His winepress of wrath the "grapes," i.e. the rebellious people, whose lives have produced bitter fruit. 
Messiah is the Vine, We Are the Fruitful Branches 
John 15:1-16, YaHVaH the Father is the husbandman, Messiah is the vine, and we are the branches. Fruit borne on the branches comes from the vine. Pruning is necessary to produce much fruit. Branches die if disconnected from the vine. They will be burned. Producing fruits depends on keeping the Commandments. Lasting fruit is the reason why the husbandman (YaHVaH) works with the branches. 
Messiah To Abstain From the Fruit of the Vine -- For a Time 
Matthew 26:29, Mark 14:25, Luke 22:18, "For I say unto you I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the Kingdom of YaHVaH shall come." 
Why? Because, like the High Priest, He is serving in the Eternal's Temple, Leviticus 10:8-11.
Fermented Wine Represents Shed Blood of Our Savior 
Wine was offered along with the daily sacrifice (morning and evening) as a drink offering, Exodus 29:38-40. Also Numbers 15:5, 7, 10, 28:14. (Note: 1 hin = 6 quarts, 1/4 hin would be about l l/2 quarts, or l liter.) Wine was also part of the wavesheaf offering, Leviticus 23:13. Notice the different quantities of wine offered with different animals. 
The various offerings show in detail the many aspects of the sacrifice of our Savior. The living wine symbolizes the shed blood of our Savior, giving us the lesson that it was not by His death that we are saved, but by His life, Romans 5:9-10. The life is in the blood. Note: the Hebrew word used for wine in these references is yayin, which elsewhere is proved to be fermented wine.
Wine Is Fermented 
Genesis 9:20-21, Noah planted a vineyard, drank of the wine, and was drunken. 
Proverbs 20:1, Much wine makes you lose control of your mind; whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 
Proverbs 23:20-21, Don't be an alcoholic, for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty. 
Proverbs 31:4-5, Kings and those in authority should take special care not to imbibe too much wine lest they forget the law and pervert judgment. 
There is a time when wine should be used by those of a heavy heart or who are ready to perish, Proverbs 31:6-7, and those with stomach problems, I Timothy 5:23. 
Use of Wine During the Feasts 
Wine is an important part of joyful observance of the Eternal's Feasts. Judges 9:13, wine cheers YaHVaH and Man. 
Tithes of wine are to be paid, Deuteronomy 14:22-27. The priest was to receive firstfruits of the wine, Deuteronomy 18:3-5, Exodus 22:29. 
Deuteronomy 16:13-15, the Feast of Tabernacles is a time of rejoicing after you have gathered in your corn and wine. Zechariah 9:16-17, 10:7 also shows the use of wine. 
We are warned against drinking to excess, Isaiah 5:20-25. Verse 12: "the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Eternal, neither consider the operation of His hands." Because some abuse wine, the Almighty says "I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell your solemn assemblies," Amos 5:21. The Eternal doesn't want anything to do with a drunken orgy. To those who "drink bowls of wine," Amos 6:6, He says, "I will turn your feasts into mourning," Amos 8:10. 
Wine in the Millennium 
Amos 9:13-15 (Living Scriptures) "The time will come when there will be such abundance of crops, that the harvest time will scarcely end before the farmer starts again to sow another crop, and the terraces of grapes upon the hills of Israel will drip sweet wine! I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild their ruined cities, and live in them again, and they shall plant vineyards and gardens and eat their crops and drink their wine. I will firmly plant them there upon the land that I have given them; they shall not be pulled up again, says YaHVaH your YaHVaH." See also Jeremiah 31:12-13. 
Wine is the "Fruit of the Vine" 
During the Savior's last Passover meal with His disciples, He instituted the New Testament Passover. He took the emblems of "bread" and "the cup" and made them represent His body and shed blood sacrificed for our sins. Contents of "the cup" are called the "fruit of the vine," Matthew 26:17-30. 
From an understanding of the Scriptures and history, we know that the "bread" was unleavened bread, which is used with Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Exodus 12:1-20. 
What was the "cup" containing the "fruit of the vine"? Although the laws describing the Old Testament Passover do not mention the commanded use of wine, we have seen how wine is a part of the joyful observance of the Eternal's Feasts. The Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread are joyful feasts, of which wine is an important part. 
All reliable commentators agree that wine with the Passover meal was an established custom as early as Ezra's time. Here is what Peloubet's Scriptures Dictionary, article "wine," states: 
The use of wine at the paschal feast [Passover] was not enjoined by the law, but had become an established custom, at all events in the post-Babylonian [500 BC] period. No unfermented wine is now known in Palestine, and there is no evidence of its use at any time. The fermentation of wine was not at all considered a similar substance to the leaven of bread, and was not at any time prohibited to the Jews[unless they were under a Nazarite vow]. Most probably the simple wines of antiquity were incomparably less deadly than the stupefying and ardent beverages of western nations . . . . A great attempt has been made to prove the wine drunk at YaHVaH's Supper unfermented, by and for the sake of the temperance workers of our day and nation. Such attempts are apt to do more harm than good, among those familiar with eastern customs today, or the history of those nations. 
At the Passover meal of the Jews, there were 3-4 cups of wine. It was one of these that the Messiah attached special significance to, in making it the symbol of His shed blood. 
What Is the Cup of Blessing? 
I Corinthians 10:16, "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Messiah? . . . ." 
Psalms 116:13, "I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Eternal." 
Luke 22:17-18, "And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the Kingdom of YaHVaH shall come." 
Psalms 16:4-5, "Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another YaHVaH: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. YaHVaH is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot." 
The drink offerings of wine, which represented blood, were poured out on the burnt offering, and burnt along with it, Numbers 15:10, in the Holy Place, Numbers 28:7. 
Isaiah 65:8 is closely related to I Corinthians 10:16. Protection is promised to those who drink the cup of blessing. "Thus saith the Eternal, As the new wine [Hebrew: tirosh] is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes that I may not destroy them all." Those who drink this cup of blessing have the Messiah in them and the Holy Spirit of life. They are promised protection and life, for wine represents the Holy Spirit, Ephesians 5:18. 
Is Tirosh Grape Juice? 
In a futile effort to prove that grape juice is to be used with the New Testament Passover, some have said that tirosh means grape juice, not fermented wine. 
Yayin is the common Biblical Hebrew word for wine, used 138 times, of which 83 references positively are referring to fermented grape juice and the remainder may fairly be presumed to be likewise. 
Shekar is used 23 times, and means "strong drink" made from substances other than grapes. It is more potent than grape wine. 
Tirosh is used 38 times, and is translated either "wine" or "new wine." It is used in Judges 9:13 as cheering the heart of YaHVaH and man. Psalms 104:15 states that "wine [yayin] maketh glad the heart of man." See also Zechariah 9:17, " . . . corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids." So tirosh does the same thing as yayin. Too much of it does the same as yayin, it intoxicates, Hosea 4:11, "wine [yayin] and new wine [tirosh] take away the understanding," (RSV). "New wine," is the wine that has fermented and been separated from the dregs, freshly bottled. Through further aging it becomes yayin. Some commentators say tirosh is the fermented product of the "must," the juice from the wine press that flows out by the weight of the grapes, before treading. Tirosh cheers the heart! 
So the tirosh of Isaiah 65:8, the new wine of the cup of blessing, is intoxicating. We have shown this from the Scriptures. 
Symbol of Unity, Holy Spirit, Sacrifice 
In addition to typifying the shed blood of our Savior, the cup we drink symbolizes our sharing of His suffering and sacrifice. It is the means whereby we express our attachment to the Savior and to our fellow believers. It shows our union with Him and each other, because it represents the shed blood that makes this all possible, I Corinthians 10:16. 
The Apostle Paul exhorted us to be a living sacrifice, Romans 12:1-2. He wrote that he was poured out like a drink offering for the sacrifice and service that he gladly performed for the brethren, Philippians 2:17. Toward the end of his life, he said that he was ready to be poured out like a drink offering, II Timothy 4:6. He was willing to sacrifice his whole being for the cause of the Messiah. 
We are to do likewise. The Savior "poured out his soul unto death," Isaiah 53:12. He is our drink offering, our burnt offering, our Passover Lamb. Just as the wine was poured over sacrifices, and covered them, so the Holy Spirit (of which wine is a type, Ephesians 5:18) is bestowed upon those who have their sins covered by the blood of our Savior. Could the symbolism be any more powerful? Wine, pure fermented wine representing the living blood of the Messiah, is the "fruit of the vine." That is what Deuteronomy 32:14 means in the literal Hebrew, "of the blood of the grape, you shall drink wine." The word for "wine" here is chemer, or chamar regarded by Jewish scholars as equivalent with tirosh. It is the same word used in Daniel 5:1, 2, 4, 23 for the liquid drunk at Belshazzar's feast. Also the same word is used in Ezra 6:9 as part of the appointment of the priests, associated with the offerings. 
A Last Argument Falls 
One of the most powerful arguments given in support of the use of grape juice for the Memorial Supper (New Testament Passover) is the use of Leviticus 10:9, "Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: . . . ." The priest, in performing service in the tabernacle, was not to drink wine (yayin) or strong drink (shekar). This principle is certainly valid today. An elder or minister, when delivering a sermon or study, or counseling people in spiritual matters, is not to consume alcoholic beverages. 
However, some would extend this prohibition to the partaking of the cup of the fruit of the vine at the Memorial Supper. THEY SAY we are standing in the presence of the Eternal doing a religious service and should therefore use grape juice and not wine. 
What do the scriptures say? Our Savior, in drinking that last cup before His death, said that He would not drink of the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom comes, Luke 22:17-18. Why? Because He was to ascend to Heaven to be our High Priest, Hebrews 4:14. Leviticus 10:9 says that a priest, when officiating, cannot drink wine nor strong drink. So, until His return, our Savior will not drink wine. This absolutely proves that the Last Supper did have fermented wine, and not grape juice. Otherwise our Savior's statement in Luke 22:17-18 is not true. Rather than being a powerful argument in favor of grape juice, Leviticus 10:9 with our Messiah's own words proves wine is the proper emblem for the annual commemoration of His death. 
The Cup of Wrath 
There is the cup of blessing containing the blood of the grape, and there is an evil cup of the wine of fornication. 
Babylon has a golden evil cup, and all nations are drunken with the "wine" of her false doctrines, Jeremiah 51:7, Revelation 17:1-4, 18:6. If we worship this beastly system, taking its mark, we shall drink the wine of the wrath of the Almighty, poured out with fury from "the cup of his indignation," Revelation 14:8-10. This evil city and it's system will fall, being given "the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath," Revelation 16:19. 
What about us? Will we "drink of the wrath of the Almighty," Job 21:20, or the "wine of astonishment," Psalms 60:3, or the "cup of his fury," or "cup of trembling," Isaiah 51:17-23, or the "wine cup of this fury," Jeremiah 25:15-31? The wicked shall drink of this cup, Psalms 75:8, 11:6, Obadiah 15-16. 
What will it be, the cup of wrath, or the cup of blessing? Let us drink the pure blood of the grape, in commemorating the death, burial and resurrection of our Savior. 
Let us use fermented grape wine for the annual New Testament Passover, as the Scriptures clearly commands. 
A Consideration 
Proverbs 20:1 tells us that "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." Some, even in the Churches have had problems in the past with alcoholism, becoming addicted to alcoholic beverages. The physical and mental addiction to alcohol is a mighty strong temptation. If, through the help of the Almighty, one has overcome alcohol addiction, normally he must abstain completely from alcohol or he could lapse into his former habit. For a former addict, even one drink could possibly drag him back into alcoholism. 
Should a former alcoholic be required to take fermented grape wine for the Scriptural Passover service? The Creator is more powerful than the most enslaving addiction. 
According to the former alcoholic's faith should it be. If he has the faith, the Eternal can give him the strength to take the little wine for Passover, and not return to alcoholic addition. If he does not have the faith, he should consult the ministry, who in compassion should make available a non-alcoholic alternative. This in no way is a compromise with YaHVaH's Truth. The ministry should help build up the members' faith, not destroy it! It is a shame that some Sabbath-keeping ministers have actually promoted alcoholism, by putting pressure on former alcoholics to drink wine. This should not be done. 
However, this consideration should not lead us to create a "multiple choice" Passover service, with wine and grape juice regularly available as the members so desire. If one does not have a problem with alcoholism, there is no other valid consideration, since the Scriptures is abundantly clear that YaHVaH intends us to use wine for Passover. 

Additional Articles: 
Passover & Feast of Unleavened Bread Part 1
Passover & Feast of Unleavened Bread Part 2 
Passover -- 14th or 15th? 
Passover, Lord's Supper, or Communion? 
The Order and Meaning of Passover 
Instructions for Keeping the New Covenant Passover
Why Do We Take the New Testament Passover? 
The New Testament Passover Ceremony 
Feast of Unleavened Bread: Putting Sin Out 
Polluted Bread for Passover? 
Recipes for the Days of Unleavened Bread
Let a Man Examine Himself 
Observance of the Passover.
Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread Quiz 
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WINE in Paul’s Epistles
Rom_14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine (Greek 3631, see below), nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Eph_5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
1Ti_3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
1Ti_3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine (G 3943) not greedy of filthy lucre;
1Ti_5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
Tit_1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of YaHVaH; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine (G 3943) no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
Tit_2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine (G 3631) teachers of good things;

Greek Word for Wine G3631
A primary word (or perhaps of Hebrew origin [H3196]); “wine” (literally or figuratively): - wine. Total KJV NT occurrences: 33

G3943 Greek Word for Drinker
From G3844 and G3631; staying near wine, that is, tippling (a toper): - given to wine. Total KJV occurrences: 2
It is suggested a believing adult should not drink more than one small glass, on average. Shalom.


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Paul said "Therefore let us KEEP the Feast." 
1 Corinthians 5:8.  Acts 18:21 regarding a Feast of YaHVaH, "I must by ALL MEANS KEEP this Feast" Pentecost/Shavout.  
Scriptural New Year of YaHVaH Aviv 1 --- Numbers 10:10. All Dates begin evening before. Not a High Day. It takes more time for some to learn correct Names, Sabbaths, Calendar, New Moon, New Year. Study and have mercy. Believers grow at different levels. 
These dates are normally for the Northern areas of the Earth including Jerusalem.
We need to draw attention to inadvertent errors. It really seems pathetic when a ministry or person makes a big show about their predictions and information. If and when they are in error, frequently they make no retraction. Further they cover-up their errors and invent a new theory about the date. Cover-ups do not sneak-past the attention of YaHVaH. He says 'Liars (chronic ones) shall wind-up in the lake of fire'.
After we have served our family and our own health, the Highest Spiritual priority, once we are saved, is Keep the Feast of Pesach/Passover.  Search for fellowships and leaders who are more Torah obedient and hopefully are filled with the Spirit, the Ruach ha Kadosh.

Acts 20:16-31 During the era of the Emissaries, the time of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread was the high point of the spiritual year, the most important and well-attended of the Three Annual Pilgrimage Feasts. the Feast of Unleavened Bread still kept 27 years after the Savior’s resurrection and now thousands of years.

Passover evening Aviv 14 Exodus 12. Vs 6 "shall kill it in the evening (or 'between the evenings') does not change the Passover (commonly 'lord's day) to Aviv 15.  If YaHVaH intended the Passover meal to be observed later than the evening of Aviv 14, then He would have stated "Aviv 15".  When He said Aviv 14, did He really mean to say, Aviv 15, and 'listen to the sages' with secret info." :14 And this day shall be unto you for a MEMORIAL to YHVH..forever.  Vs 15: "Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread, even the first day (Aviv 15)..." Ex 12:42 'It is a night to be much observed unto YHVH for bringing them out of bondage..This is the ordinance of the Passover (week) no stranger shall eat thereof but..."

We ask the Ruach ha Kadosh to reveal hidden sin in our lives. As we physically clean-up our home, car and property we become aware that we are not able to fully remove ALL leaven. The world has imitated Unleavened Bread and substitute Spring Cleaning. So it is if we are striving to repent of all sin. Without the Ruach or Spirit of 
YaHVaH, in our human power we cannot KNOW what sin is. First we ought to study the Torah in the Scriptures, especially Leviticus and Deuteronomy: Laws about sexual, relational and other behaviors. Once the Spirit opens our heart and ears to YaHVaH’s truth, and He enables us to overcome sin, and we ask for the unmerited favor and forgiveness by the shed blood of YaHOSHA Messiah, we are confident that our tabernacle is clean. YaHVaH through His Son, YaHOSHA makes us clean, white as snow. 

Festival/Feast Days OUTLINEfrom Lev.23 & Exodus 23

PassoverMessiah's Sacrifice Begins YaHVaH's Master Plan. Egypt is a TYPE of sin. Leavening of pride and sin. YaHVaH’s memorial: Bread, wine, foot-washing. Passover pictures the death of Messiah, Son of YaHVah, our Passover Lamb for the remission of sins that are past. Pilgrimage command to travel to the Feast. Ex 23:14.
Feast of Unleavened Bread- Repentance in YaHVaH's Master Plan. Repentance from dead works and unlawfulness, then do baptism. First and last days are high days with cooking allowed but no other work during high days..

WHEN do we keep the Feast? Passover Night Aviv 14.
Unleavened Bread Aviv 15 through 21 (also called Nisan). Resurrection Day Aviv 17.
Unleavened Bread-Passover season.  The Scriptural Calendar New Year: Aviv 1-1 2020

Please note that the Equinox 3/20 and therefore the 1st New Moon - New Year will follow it . Ex12:1 they teach Equinox method, then New Moon - New Year. 
Hear the study Firstfruits MP3. Firstfruits MP3  10 min


IsaiYah 66:22 and ZechariYah 14 "..ALL flesh shall go up" Exodus 23:14  "Three times a year shall keep a feast unto me.  All men shall appear before me."

We shall all go up to Feast with YaHVaH at Passover!

New Year of YaHVaH Numbers 10:10. (All Dates begin evening before.  Depends on sighting of moon, which is not Astrology; it is Astronomy, two different things.)
Astrology is idolotry.  Astronomy is study of stars.

All dates depend on the sighting of the NEW MOON. The conjunction is considered to be "No Moon At All".  Genesis 1:14, Exodus 12:1-2.

Keep the FEAST of PASSOVER 2 Kings 23,  
First pilgrimage of the New Year of 3 pilgrimages.
Unleavened Bread Aviv 15 through 21 (also called Nisan)
beginning at sunset - 1st High Day

2nd Passover Service: One month later.. for New Moon times in the Southern area. Northern area is often day later. Northern Hemisphere from Equator to North Pole. (Read about this Second Feast farther below.)
FEAST OF WEEKS starting the evening before. The correct day when the fifty days are completed FROM true Wavesheaf of the new wheat crop. Second pilgrimage of the New Year. In 7th Roman month. Count begins FROM 'day zero' until the omer is completely counted.
KEEP THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES or Succot. ZechariYah 14, Leviticus 23:33, IsaiYah 66:22 and Col 2:16.

Yom Teruah, Feast of Trumpets, the New Moon of the Seventh Month, a high day. Depends on the sighting of the New (not old) Moon Crescent. See above.

The Feast (Day) of Atonement starts the night going into Tishrei 10. There is no working, and no eating or drinking on that day, for those whose health will allow a total fast.
Feast of Trumpets, Yom Teruah/Trumpets; Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur; Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles and Last Great Day. Set aside the second tithe (10%) if you have income, into a separate place. This is for pilgrimage Feasts and Levites. See Debarim 14:22.

        The Feast of Tabernacles-Sukkot
Join us for eight days studying, praising, praying, feasting, and preparing to sup with the Savior. He will return soon. This is a rehearsal for the consummation with the Messiah. This High Day called That Last Great Day. John 7.  Will be announced at same location for Tabernacles.

Funding is from the "second tithe". See Deuteronomy 14:22-27 and WWW.Giveshare.Org. Proof for keeping the Feasts of YaHVaH given on this site and above.

Keep the Feast of Passover (Hag) Feast see 2 Kings 23.  

Unleavening in MS Word TEXT 

Three Pilgrimage Feasts of YaHVaH click left button.

Although man uses many calendars, HezekiYah offers with a PDF calendar, using the Aviv in Israel (not Egypt)  He reckons dates from Tzion Jerusalem from where The Law goes forth..

Pesach/Passover Unleavened Bread Audio in MP3
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Luke 2:34 “And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Miriam His mother, ‘Behold,this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in The Chosen Land; and for
Matthew 12:40 “ sign shall be given to it but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Counting from the end of Aviv (Nisan) 14 to the end of Aviv 17, Aviv 14 to 17 were those three nights and three days. 
Although there are formulas to calculate the Mashiach death, burial and resurrection, here is a plain formula: YaHOSHA was impaled on Aviv 14
and was buried in the tomb, he was dead three days and three nights, and he arose three days later on Aviv 17, Matthew 12:38-40 and 28:1. Savior’s death was the end of Aviv 14, His resurrection end of Aviv 17.
Each year, Aviv 14 and 17 fall on certain dates of the month, not on certain days of week. YaHOSHA rose from the grave giving eternal life to those who will receive Him.
The sequence also involves the "buying of spices", "preparing and bringing of spices". The spices to anoint Mashiach were bought on the sixth day. They
brought the spices to the tomb, on the first day of the week, Sunday, after YAHOSHA the Son arose on Aviv 17. Go to WWW.GiveShare.Org
for full and complete details. Remember to mentally change any pagan names to YHVH on that site (such as J.C.).
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth YaHOSHA Mashiach and shalt believe in thine heart that YaHVaH hath raised Him from the DEAD, thou shalt be saved."
Romans 10:9 The Son of YaHVaH really WAS dead.
1 Cor 15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel...for I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that YaHOSHA died for our sins according to the scriptures (found in Matthew 12:38): And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
His burial and resurrection: That type is found here in 1 Cor 10:2 “...All were immersed unto Moshe in the cloud and in the sea...and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed, and that Rock was Messiah.” That is one of the many simple proofs that YHVH of the so-called “Old Testament” is YHVH of the so-called NT, newer Testament or new Testament of YaHVaH.
A clue about the timing is Yochanon 11:9, "Are there not twelve hours in the day?"
Luke 2:34; Jonah 1:17; Dan 9:26; Hosea 6:2; Acts 9:9. Think of whether Shaul was three days without sight or like everything else today, is this also allegorical and was it only a day and a half?
Prophecy: There isn't any scripture that foretells that His death burial or resurrection would change His Separated rest day, the Seventh Day Shabbat (Sabbath) to Sunday. But actually some TRIED to change YHVH’s set-apart day! Yereboam attempted to change the Feastday. 1 Kings 12:32a "And Yereboam ordained a feast in the eight month, on the fifteenth day of the month, LIKE UNTO THE FEAST THAT IS IN YAHUDAH
and he offered upon the altar”. Sukkoth in seventh month.

Danieyl (Daniel) 7:25: “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws...” Ha Satan uses world leaders to cast error into teaching.
Next was the official change of the Fourth Commandment by the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) from Sabbath to Sunday, the venerable day of the sun.
YaHVah beckons us to His Feasts in Vayyiqra/Lev 23. 
If you have never celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles, you are in for a real blessing and eye-opener! See ZecharYah 14, too. The Feasts of YaHVah are for our learning, enjoyment, and for being equipped to reign with Him in His

The main current dilemna is man fixes a "day" rather than the proper "date" for Messiah's resurrection.  They erroneously say that Easter Sunday does away with the Sabbath and the Torah of YaHVaH.
If we properly understand that Messiah died on the tree at Calvary and was buried in the tomb three nights and three days (Matthew 12:38-40) from Aviv 14 to 17 then you know the resurrection date was not a day of the week (S-day) but a date of the month, Aviv 17.  "Easter Sunday" would be Aviv 18, or for some Aviv 16 not AVIV 17 of the Scriptural Month.  Did Messiah come to do away with the Torah, or to magnify the Torah?

Passover - "How to Lead this Feast in Your Assembly" 
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   SECOND CHANCE Feast of Unleavened Bread

In certain situations there is a second Passover.  Study  Scriptures in Numbers 9:5-14. Then 2 Chronicles 30.
This second chance is for Passover and Unleavened Bread Feast only and does not apply to all the other Feast days.  YaHOSHA is the Messiah, the merciful Mighty One of the Second Chance.

New Moon lesser-light.  Gen 1:14.

        Seven Sins in the Congregation
The answer has little to do with Feast keeping and has everything to do with our behavior and attitudes right now. Read the whole page before you leave us please.

Polluted bread for Passover **

Giving and Sharing's Best Offering is Part Two:

Part One is also very good.

Feast of Unleavened Bread is also called Passover:
Ezekiel 45:21 "In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten." 

Matthew 26:17 "Now the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Messiah, saying unto Him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the Passover?"

1 Corinthians 5:7-8 "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah our Passover is a slaughter-offering for us: Therefore let us keep the Feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."

Colossians 2:16-17 refers to the Feast Days as "a shadow of the things to come."  "Let no man judge you in the keeping of the New Moons, Feasts and Sabbath which ARE a shadow of things to come, but the body of Messiah".

Mankind does not like to come to grips with his own sin. It is time to reckon to YaHOSHA.  Repent, confess that your sins and all your guilt are washed away.

Yoshua 5:10
2 Chronicles 30 and 35
1 Corinthians 5 Keeping the Feast
1 Corinthians 11:13, 30; 15:5-6 Separation and spirit of
2 Corinthians 6:14
James 5:16
Hosea 12:5 YaHosha our Passover
Ezekieyl 16:49
Matthew 26
Mark 14
Luke 22:16 Footwashing - We are joyful when you do this.
John 13 Foot-washing; 19:14

Feast of Pentecost Filling of the Pure Spirit; being enabled to keep His Torah. Laying on of hands for receipt of Pure Spirit. Being filled with the Ruach ha Kadosh. Desiring spiritual gifts. No work. Counting FROM Wavesheaf-Sunday 50 days and 7 weeks. The count finishes at END of the Sunday or First Day; count is complete and following day celebrated. Pilgrimage travel.
​Day of TrumpetsMessiah Must Come Again; Seven Last Trumps. The Last Trumpet announcing the millennium. Resurrection of the dead; No work: This is a High Day of Scripture Lev. 23
​Day of Atonement -One with YaHVaH.Emphasizes Savior's Atoning Blood. Day of Atonements; Eternal judgment. Hebrew “Yom Kippurim ”fasting 24 hours" Prayer, Bible Study, meditation, and spiritual fellowship are our spiritual food during this annual "Sabbath of Sabbaths." It is a Divine Appointment; Moed;
Sabbath of Sabbaths, Hebrew “Shabbat “
Pure Convocation Mikra Kodesh and 
Most Pure Kodesh Kodeshim
Solemn Assembly (Hebrew) Atsereth
Afflicting the Soul, Fasting = No Food or Drink, no work, Day of Cleansing From Sin, Climax of Ten Days of Repentance (by tradition), Initiates 50th Jubilee Year, Turning Back, Return, Azazel, Putting Away of Satan, At-one-ment, Man is Made at One with YaHVaH. Reconciliation of Yah to His People after putting away the Deceiver and Adversary -- Satan the Devil.
Psalm 32:1, "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered."

​Feast of TabernaclesProphecy, a shadow of "Things to Come", TABERNACLE, DWELL with Messiah; Perfection. The principles of the doctrine of Messiah are taught. Build sukkot or booths and dwell in them seven days. First and last are High Days with no work allowed. Pilgrimage travel. Zech 14. Work okay on non highs.
​Last Great Day. The final Judgment period. The unlearned shall be taught. IsaiYah 65. Most Feast references are in IsaiYah. 
(Fill in the blanks:) "In the last day, that _____ ___ of the feast, Messiah stood and cried, saying, If any man ______, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his _____ shall flow ______ of ______ water," John 7:37-39. New Beginnings! Resurrection to life of all the dead who never knew the truth; for them to have their opportunity for salvation and being set-apart.
Three Feast Times, Chag. 


TsephanYah would like to join others in our local area for Feast days.  I invite other like-minded believers and seekers to meet together in spirit and in truth. In praising YaHVaH, we should not have to be distant from each other.  Email and contact us about future Feasts.

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** Here is our disclaimer about all ministries: "No ministry is completely perfect.  It is up to you to become mature in the Faith and to study it out. You are responsible for what you study."  I hope your Feast is a real blessing!

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Writer, Pastor since 1988 -TsephanYah Eber

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