Melchizedek Passover Seder



Melchizedek Passover Seder

Melchizedek Passover Seder outline – Order of Melchizedek/Melchisedec

A Genesis 24 Day (Yom) starts with 12hrs of Night followed by 12hrs of Light ie Day

Ex 13:4 This day (The day *after* Passover Abib 15th – Ex.12:15 -17, Num.33:3, Lev.23:6, Dt.16:1) came ye out in the month Abib.

Ex 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 7 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. 8 And they shall eat the flesh in **that night** (v:6 – the 14th), roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Where’d they get the blood? There is NO other mention of any other date or day for the next 9 verses – It had to be Abib/Aviv 14th. Ex.12:8 **that night** presupposes a prior instruction – v:6 “And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day…”

Passover by Ex.12:6 and Lev.23:5 is Abib 14th [Ex.13:4]. ‘Nissan’ is the pagan month name adopted, retained and brought back after 70yrs of Jewish Babylonian captivity along with many other non-Torah similar anomalies (Mk.7:7-9).

The most overlooked point of Passover – Especially the Passover of Ex.12; for this is the only Melchizedek Passover in the entire Bible/Scriptures (OT/NT – OC/NC) (Save the Passover of Yahshua at Mt.26, Mk.14, Lk.22 & Jn.13 – That He Officiates as Melkizedeq High Priest Initiating and Ratifying the Melkizedeq New Covenant prophesied at Jer.31:31-33/Heb.7:11-12; 8:8-10)

Melchizedek is 1st made known to us at Gen.14. Heb.7:3 reveals the Melkizedeq ‘Order / Priesthood’ (Ex.19:5-6 = 1Ptr.2:9) as Eternal. Israel breaks (Ex.32:1-10 – Jer.31:32) the Book of the Covenant (Ex.19:5-24:8); loses their Melkizedeq standing and is placed under the Levitical Priesthood (Num.3:12/Heb.7:11). Until; Yahshua restores the Melkizedeq Priesthood (Heb.7:12) ratifying the Melkizedeq New Covenant at His last Passover and Crucifixion; Yahshua being freed from the law (Gal.4:4/Rom.7:1/Heb.7:13-14) by His Death to become our Melkizedeq High Priest (Ps.110/(Heb.5:5; 7:21)

Passover actually begins by way of the Gen.15 Covenant – YHWH did say;

“Gen 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;”

And also that

“Gen 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: …”

The Apostle Paul tells us at; Gal.3:17 it “was four hundred and thirty years” (Ex.12:41) – In the 4th generation (Gen.15:16).

Jacob/Israel left Canaan and went to Egypt. Initially – he lives a very comfortable
life before his death and so did all the Israelites – But things changed for the worse.

They came as honored guests; they wound up (400+yrs later) as labor slaves under Pharaoh; most made bricks in the hot sun (Ex.5:6-19). Then YHWH acts on His Covenant with Abraham (Ex.2:24).

The events of Passover include;

The selection of the lamb on Abib 10th – the lamb would be killed as the 13th closed and started the 14th (on the 14th). The lamb would then be roasted and the blood applied to the door-posts to be ready for the Midnite passing of the Death Angel (on the 14th). They were to stay in their houses till morning (still the 14th). Then they get the command to leave (still the 14th). They looted the Egyptians (still the 14th). They readied themselves by clans/armies (still the 14th) – Then they left Egypt (the day after Passover) by night as it turned to (began) the 15th just as Num 33:3 & Deut 16:1 tell it.

1st – the selection of the lamb on Abib 10th (Ex.12:3) kept “until” <H5704> the 14th (Ex.12:6)

H5704 ‛ad – Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); asfar (or long, or much) as, …

That’s the point – ‘until’ means up to but not including the 14th; the 13th close at ‘even’ is the start of the 14th. So – they were to select the lamb on Abib 10th, keep it alive ‘till’ the close of the 13th BUT “until” the 14th – Killing it at sunset – ‘even’ – beginning Abib 14th.

This is all under the Melchizedek Priesthood (Heb.7:3/Gen.14:18).

Passover is about the “death” of the Lamb – But the dead Lamb did not Pass – over anything. It was also about the Passing-Over of the Death Angel – The picture of Passing-over our trespasses and sin because of our acceptance of Yahshua’s Blood Atonement (Rom.5:11) Sacrifice on our behalf.

Ex 12:14 ‘So this *day* (Abib 14th – v:6) shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to YHWH throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.

To do otherwise is to violate this Torah “everlasting ordinance”!

The meaning that is correct is the one that best fits all the evidence.

Now let’s reason this out [Isa.1:18]

A Genesis 24hr ‘Day’ (Yom) is 12hrs of Night before 12hrs of Light ie ‘Day’

How could the lamb be killed on Abib 14th afternoon – when the Midnite (Ex.11:4) passing of the Death Angel had to be on Midnite (Ex.12:29) the 14th (Lev.23:5)– that precedes (is before) that 14th afternoon (3pm by popular account) by some 15hrs?

How could the Israelites be eating in their homes on the 15th? – when Num 33:3 & Deut 16:1 both say they left Egypt on the 15th by night the day after Passover? – either they were eating (staying in their homes till morning – which insures them leaving that night of the 16th) or leaving the 15th by night after Passover- You can not have it both ways.

How could the Death Angel pass-over at Midnite Abib 15th? (staying in their homes till morning), when – Num 33:3 & Deut 16:1 both say they already left the 15th by night the day after Passover (Lev.23:6) before the 15th midnite before the 15th morning)? ; Again You can not have it both ways

How could they have stayed in their homes ‘until morning’ Abib 15th? – When Num 33:3 & Deut 16:1 both say they already left the 15th by night the day after Passover?; night precedes day (Lev.23:6) – Again You can not have it both ways

How could they have looted the Egyptians on the day of the 15th?, when – Num 33:3 & Deut 16:1 both say they already left the 15th by night (beginning the 15th) the day after Passover? (Lev.23:6); night precedes day – Again You can not have it both ways

How could they have left the Egyptians on the day of the 15th as it went to the night of the 16th?, when – Num 33:3 & Deut 16:1 both say they already left the 15th by night the day after Passover the 14th? (Lev.23:5 ‘Day’ vs :6 ‘Days’); night precedes day – Again You can not have it both ways

Ex 12:14 ‘So this *day* (the 14th – Ex.12:6 / Lev.23:5) shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to YHWH throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.

To do otherwise is to violate this Torah “everlasting ordinance”!

We; You / I are keeping this Passover because we want to be obedient. We by 2Tim 2:15 are to “study to show ourselves approved … rightly dividing the word of truth. And by Acts 17:11 we are to “search the scriptures daily, [to see] whether these things are so.”

The single commodity above all others; Yahweh has chosen for His memorial is; Time.

Lev.23:2 and :4 says “these are feasts (mow`edim) of YHWH/Yahweh” – He is allowing us to keep His Set-Apart Appointed Times – this includes the 7th Day Shabbat & the Mow`edim ie Appointed Times ie Feastdays

So instead of the begrudging attitude of we having to do this – It should be from a heart that wants to obey realizing that we are allowed to – Grateful that we even get to do this


The connection between the Passover lamb and Yahshua as the Lamb of
Yah is found in that: Yahshua came to be King, Prophet and High Priest.

You cannot be:

•King – without a kingdom (Yahshua sits at the Right Hand of the Father).
•Prophet – without a message (Yahshua taught His Father’s Doctrine – Jn.7:16).
•Priest – accept you were a Levite (Num.3:12)

The tribe of Levi were priests; But – even a Levite could not be High Priest except for a Son of Aaron!

Now – Yahshua being neither (Heb.7:13-14) came to the river Jordan to be baptised. John the Baptist’s lineage was a descendant from the sons of Aaron (Luke 1:5)

John being a Son of Aaron confesses that he is not worthy – Mt 3:14/Heb 7:7

Transfer of Authority: As one priest exits the priesthood, he goes down to Mikvah (baptism). Then the new priest comes up from the water, we have transferred AUTHORITY. The mantle was passed on by immersion in the Mikvah

Similarly, the priesthood passed from Levi back to Melchizedek at the Jordan (Mt.3:13-15)

In Matt 26:57-63 Yahshua is brought before the Sanhedrin where the high priest of the time (not the correct linage/a usurped Aaronic authority) calls on Yahshua to swear by an oath (v:63). Yahshua replied: “It is as you said….”, which refers back to John 11:51-53 where he (the high priest) prophesied not of his own authority (i.e. the prophecy flowed notwithstanding the man) that Yahshua would die for the nation. The high priest got so irate / angry that he tore his clothes and therefore, in terms of Lev 21:10, is now unclean and needs to go through a ritual cleansing lasting seven days. All the Sanhedrin knew that they could not have Passover on the next day (the wrong day – Abib 15th) – but YHWH/Yahweh had provided Yahshua as His new perfect Lamb and a new Melkizedeq High Priest in Yahshua (Ps.110:1-4/Heb.7:21) on the proper day – Abib 14 (Ex.12:6)

But did He have an altar?

The Old Testament describes the altar as wood overlaid with brass (Ex 27:1-6). The cross was wood and the nails were made of bronze (a brass alloy). The High Priest (not the correct linage/a usurped Aaronic authority) would stand (Heb 10:11) from 9 am until 3 pm (a non-Torah tradition) with his arms outstretched, and he could not sit down. When it was over he would pronounce “Nicmar”, meaning “it is finished”. Yahshua’s Torah illegal crucifixion mocks their usurped authority – illegal process exactly.


Melkizedeq Explained

Mt 2:2 [The Maggi at His birth came] Saying, Where is he that is born King (<Melek> in Hebrew) of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.


Mt 3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Yahshua answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness (<tzedeq> in Hebrew). Then he suffered him.

Mt 27:37 [At His death] Pilate – set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS [YAHSHUA] THE KING OF THE JEWS. (Mk 15:26; Lk 23:38; Jn 19:19)

Melek/King – tzedeq/righteousness – Melkizedeq – King of Righteousness

Abib 14th (the evening start) – Lk.22:14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. (Mt 26:20; Mk14:17) 15 And he (Yahshua) said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this **Passover** with you before I suffer:

Are you really prepared to say Yahshua Melkizedeq High Priest Son of YHWH was confused?

‘before I suffer’ is the qualifier – His crucifixion was later on this same day – Passover afternoon (the 9th hour / 3pm) Abib 14th

This last Passover ‘memorial’ supper of Yahshua has all the earmarks of the 1st Melkizedeq Passover of Ex.12 including Yahshua (the Lamb) instituting the substitute of the Bread as His Body and the Wine as His Blood (being applied – ‘eat & drink ye’) during that last Passover ‘memorial’ meal.

The Passover Lamb even from Ex.12 always was a foreshadowing substitute projecting forward to the time of Yahshua. Yahshua then substitutes the substitute of which we still have today. All within that last Passover ‘memorial’ meal – All eaten before morning with nothing left.

Also what most do not realize is that this last Passover ‘memorial’ meal with this same substitute of the Bread as His Body and the Wine as His Blood; also confirms the New Covenant (Lk.22:19-20) prophesied at Jer.31:31-33 – Ratified in His Blood on the Cross on that same Abib 14th; at the close of Passover Abib 14th that afternoon before sunset ie Abib 15th. Therefore this is the Covenant Confirming Meal of the New Covenant – And by rights should be included in all of our Passover ‘memorial’ proceedings.

“It is finished!” from Galgotha/Calvary to Everlasting!

All four Gospels agree that Yahshua was crucified between two criminals (also see Mk 15:27; Lk 23:33; Jn 19:18), but Luke is the only Gospel writer to include the story of the penitent criminal. Yahshua is situated between two men on an elevation with His arms outstretched on the Cross, commanding the climactic battle between good and evil. The scene is reminiscent of Moses standing on a hill with outstretched arms between Aaron and Hur in the Israelite’s battle with the wicked Amalekites (Ex 17:8-13). However, unlike the temporal earthly consequences of Moses’ battle, the outcome of Yahshua’s battle has cosmic and everlasting implications.

The priestly robe is describe it as “a woven piece” in Exodus 28:32. The word seamless (Hebrew – arraphos) is not found in the Greek (Septuagint) translation but Flavius Josephus describes the ankle-length tunic of the high priest as one seamless woven cloth: Now this vesture was not composed of two pieces, nor was it sewed together upon the shoulders and the sides, but it was one long vestment so woven as to have an aperture for the neck {…}; it was also parted where the hands were to come out (Antiquities of the Jews, 3.7.4 [161]; also see The Jewish Wars, 5.5.7 [231]).

Question: Why is it significant that Yahshua wore the seamless garment of a High Priest at both His Last Passover Supper and His crucifixion? See Ex 28:4; Lev 16:4; Ez 42:14; Heb 2:17; 5:10; 6:20; 7:26; 8:1-3; 9:11, 25.

Answer: Yahshua wore this high priestly garment at the Last Passover Supper implies that it was also a liturgical worship service at which Yahshua officiated as the New Covenant High Priest of this New Covenant ratifying with a mow`edim kadosh Passover Covenant Confirming meal. Yahshua wearing this same garment at His crucifixion implies that He was acting as the New Covenant High Priest officiating at the offering of His sacrifice on the altar of the Cross for the atonement sanctification of all Israel and the Hebrew-Israelite Commonwealth (Rom.11:25/Eph.2:12/Gen.48:19).


You will recall that at the Last Passover Supper the disciples washed their hands (part of the ritual of the meal) and feet (washed by Yahshua in Jn 13:5). Josephus records that before performing their ministerial duties, priests washed both their hands and feet (Antiquities of the Jews, 3.6.2 [114]), information that adds another liturgical element to the events of the Last Passover Supper/Covenant Confirming Meal

Luke 23:44-49 ~ The death of Yahshua Messiah
Luke 23:44 And it was about the sixth hour (noon), and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour (3pm). 45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 46 And when Yahshua had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up His Spirit. 47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified [‘God’], saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. 48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. 49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

Yahshua was crucified at 9 AM (Mk 15:25) and now darkness engulfs the “whole land” until 3 PM. Luke’s account of the eclipse from noon to 3 PM is in agreement with the Gospels of Matthew (Mt 27:45-50) and Mark (Mk 15:33-37). These events are all unfolding on the 14th day of the month of Abib ie Passover

Question: Why was an eclipse of the sun at this time an unexplainable phenomenon?
Answer: There normally cannot be an eclipse during a full moon cycle.

Yahshua even fulfills the Tamid (continual) sacrifice of the atonement and sanctification:
1. He was condemned at dawn as the first lamb was led to the altar.
2. He was crucified at the third hour/9 AM as the first lamb was sacrificed.
3. Darkness came over the whole land at noon as the second lamb was led to the altar.
4. The second Tamid lamb was sacrificed at the ninth hour/3 PM as Yahshua gave up His life on the altar of the Cross.
5. The Tamid was the single sacrifice of two lambs; Yahshua, the Lamb of Yah is the single sacrifice of He who is fully human and fully divine. In answer to the ‘death position’ of the Abraham Covenant of Gen.15.

Melkizedeq (Gen.14/Heb.7:3; 7) Significance

Gen 15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, *and* a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

This ‘passing between the (halved) pieces’ was signifying two main pledges 1] agreement to keep the covenant being made, 2] acceptance of death should this covenant ever be broken (Ex.32 *:10*). The paramount question is; if the covenant at Gen.15 is in fact an unconditional covenant (as is widely taught and unquestioningly accepted) – Why is it attached to a condition? For nothing? Why is it attached to the most serve penalty possible – death? We must realize that Father Yahweh needed that Covenant Condition; it was part of His plan from the start – That culminated with the Death of Yahshua on a Roman cross – that He accepted at Gen 15:17 as our ‘Goel’ (kinsmen redeemer – Lev.25:25; 49).

When we hear the phrase ‘Lamb of God’ we have an instantaneous mental picture of what we think we know. This ‘Lamb of YHWH (“God”)’ is called ‘the Lamb of YHWH’ for a good reason. At no time is this ‘Lamb of YHWH’ ever called the “Lamb of Israel” or “Lamb of the people” or “Lamb of the world”, etc. – we tend to think it’s all about us; however; it was all *for* us.

John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Yahshua coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb ‘of’ Yahweh, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

But aren’t we to accept this Lamb to be our blood covering? Yes – and rightly so. Rightly so because; (and for most will be a shock) YHWH accepts that death in our place, directly because (this is the ‘shock’ part) He accepts this same death in His (Yahweh’s) own place – that’s right – if the Covenant was ever broken – remember? – regardless of who broke it (Gen.15). As stated at Jer.31:32; Abraham’s descendants did break it. Now YHWH had to die. Yah’weh sent His Son Yah’shua (also being of YHWH) as the ‘go`el kinsmen redeemer’ (His – Yahweh’s ‘go`el kinsmen redeemer’) as the ‘proxy’ both to cover the descendants who actually broke the Covenant and to be the payment in place of Father YHWH who had gracefully accepted that death penalty (though Guiltless) of Himself. This is G R A C E! So; when John the Baptist exclaimed; “Behold the Lamb *of* Yahweh”, Yahshua that Messianic Lamb was as much the Lamb *for* Yahweh; in Father Yahweh’s place; His ‘go`el’ and because we were party to that same Covenant though Abraham – our Covenanted ‘go`el kinsmen redeemer’ as well.

Yahshua was uniquely and singularly placed to be the ‘go`el kinsmen redeemer’ for all parties involved of the Gen.15 Covenant. Let’s reason this out; on one hand it would seem highly inconceivable that Father Yahweh could ever die – But – on the other hand we accept that Yahshua – Son of Yahweh – Fully of the Yah-Head, Yahweh the Son; did.

Mat 26:39 And he (Yahshua) went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. (Mk.14:36; Lk.22:42; Jn.5:30; 6:38; 12:27; Php.2:8)

It was not possible – there was only the ‘one way’ that all the prophecies could be fulfilled. We must realize that many things intersected at the cross; Yahshua’s one death simultaneously in confluence satisfied several scripturally prophetic issues. Not limited to – Yahshua died the death of the ‘adulterous bride’; He died the death of the ‘rebellious son’; He died the death for the ‘sins of the whole world’ and He died the death for the breaking of the Gen.15 covenant. But most importantly; He died as the spotless lamb of YHWH; His (Yahshua’s) Blood shed (by scourging and crucifixion) did blood ratify the ‘New Covenant’ (Mt.26:24, Mk.14:26, Lk.22:20 – Jer.31:31-33/Heb.8:8-10; 9:12).

This observation is one that the Orthodox Jews should and need to know. This observation is one that the Christian Church and the Messianic Assembly should fully embrace and know to tell them. For among the premier objections of Orthodox Jews that bar their acceptance of Israel’s New Covenant Messiah, is the repugnancy of a ‘God’ that would demand and exact a human sacrifice. Without this ‘Lamb of/for YHWH – Abraham’s Covenant’ understanding there is no satisfactory ‘human sacrifice’ answer to a devout Jew. On the other hand if the Messianic and Orthodox Rabbis and Sages believed their own prophecies and understood their own Scriptures; this is what they would be able to teach – That YHWH did not demand a ‘human sacrifice’. What we actually see is a YHWH in divested humble textbook ‘Grace’ relinquishing His exalted place and position of Himself; knowing the outcome from the beginning – that stepped in – in our place, position and penalty of (then) future broken Covenant breach (Ex.32:1-10 / Jer.31:31-33) of Himself accepting that inevitable broken Covenant death penalty. Yahweh did not ‘exact’ a human sacrifice, He of Himself (with Yahshua) ‘accepted’ that ‘death penalty’.

John 20:31 “but these are written that you may believe that Yah`shua is the Messiah, the Son of Yah`weh, and that believing you may have life in His name.”

Gen.15:17 “And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, *and* a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.18 In the same day YHWH made a covenant with Abram, …” (Gen.12:2; 17:5)

For the believers of the New Covenant the extended awareness of this comes most to bear on the 40 days Yahshua was tempted in the wilderness (Mt.4:1-11). If Yahshua would have fallen to haSatan in any way, He would have been eliminated – found to be ineligible to be “the Lamb of Yahweh” or more accurately the Lamb *for * Yahweh / in the place of YHWH. The stakes were much higher than just ‘us’ lowly created beings as commonly taught. At stake was Creation and the very Creator Himself. In a very real sense Father Yahweh had put it all on the line. For Satan knew that if Yahshua was shown to be ineligible – blemished in any way; Yahshua would not be eligible to die the death Yahweh had accepted in Covenant with Abraham (including his descendants – us). Yahshua would not be eligible to die the death as the ‘go`el kinsmen redeemer’ – as YHWH’s Kin – in Yahweh’s place or our’s. If that would have happened; Yahweh the Father would have had to die himself and so would we – and he (haSatan) would have won right there – And we would have no Passover.

Preparation of the Passover Seder Meal (Traditional)

1] A Seder Plate or a fancy plate-like dish.
2] For the Seder Plate, A lamb shank-bone (some leave off as Yahshua is our lamb), Bitter Herbs (Horseradish), Charoset (A mixture of apples, nuts, grape juice, and cinnamon), and Green Vegetable (Either parsley or celery)
3] A small basin of water for hand washing.
4] Two candles and candle sticks to light at beginning.
5] Extra amounts of all the above if celebrating with a large family or group.

1st – Haggadah means ‘the telling’ or ‘the story’. It is the narrative of the Exodus story.

Originally the Haggadah of the Ex.12 Passover meal was simple and brief – consisting of; The Roasted Lamb, Unleavened Bread and Bitter Herbs – This is the Melkizedeq Original/Model

Ex 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in **that night** (Abib 14 – v:6), roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Over the centuries, people being what they are; there have been 100’s of 100’s of tradition variants including – Candle lighting, Afikoman (Greek), Traditional Prayers, a Place for Elijah, Songs, Desserts, Pageants, Programs, Games, even Eggs, and on and on. Most of which are not found in Torah ie Ex.12; including ‘wine’ (or unfermented grape juice).

Any Haggadah should tell the story of Yahweh’s redemption for the Ex.12 Israelites. And also; of Yahweh’s redemption for the Eph.2:12 ‘commonwealth’ Israelites including those ‘grafted in’ (Gen.48:19/Rom.11:25) through the Death and Resurrection of Yahshua our High Priest after the order of Melkizedeq.

Bedikat Hametz – The search for leaven

Ex 12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, …

Once the leaven is gathered it is to be burnt

Ex 12:10 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.

The Passover Seder Begins

Prayer – Father YHWH; we want to honor who You are and lift up praising your Name, and thank You for sending Your Son Yahshua to make a way of Salvation. We humbly ask that you forgive us of all sin, of ever breaking Your Covenant; of ever turning our backs and not hearing Your way. As King David – Please re-new a right spirit and a clean heart; a circumcized heart within each one of us through your Son Yahshua – Amen

Ex 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast
to YHWH throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever.

This is a memorial; This is not an account by account – Lockstep re-enactment; there are going to be embellishments that have turned into traditions – But they/we should not speak for YHWH / Yahweh where He did not command any such thing (Isa 1:12).

1] Sounding of the Shofar – (tradition not in Ex.12)

2] Lighting of Festival Candles – (tradition not in Ex.12) traditionally done by the Ladies

Leader: The woman of the home traditionally lights the two candles that brings light to the Passover celebration. It was a woman who sinned first and removed the “Light” from the world and it was a woman who brought the “Light” back into the world. It reminds us that Messiah Yahshua, the Light of the World, is the seed of the woman.

Woman with head covered lights the candles and says : Baruch Atah Yahweh Elohim Melech ha’olam, asher kidshanu b’ Yahshua HaMashiach, Or ha’olam v’Pesach shelanu.

Blessed are You Yahweh Elohim King of the universe, who has sanctified us in Yahshua the Messiah, the Light of the World and our Passover Lamb.

3] The 1st of 4 Cups – The Cup of Set-Apartness (ie Sanctification)
(Tradition – from Ex.6:6 not in the Ex.12 Torah instruction)

Everyone stands to partake of the first cup. All will lift their cup as the Leader recites the blessing (Kiddush) over the wine ie grape juice.

Leader: With this Kadosh Set-Apart cup we set this night aside, as different than all other nights. Sanctification means to be set apart as Yah set apart His people from Egypt. In the same way we have been sanctified (set apart) from sin by accepting Yahshua as our Savior. We drink while leaning to symbolize freedom as the Son has set us free!

Leader: (All lifting the cup of juice) Baruch Atah Yahweh Elohim Mel-ikh Ha-o-lam Borei a P’ri Hagefen, B’shem Yahshua, Amen

Blessed art Thou, Yahweh Elohim, ruler of the universe, creator of the fruit of the vine, in the name of Yahshua, Amen.

Lean to the left and drink the Cup. (Tradition – not in Torah ie Ex.12) Pour the second cup but do not drink it.

4] UR’CHATZ – THE WASHING OF HANDS (Tradition – not in Ex.12)
Leader: We wash our hands as Aaron was commanded to wash his hands and feet before coming to the altar. We desire to become cleansed and live a clean life that’s pleasing to our Father so we may approach the Spiritual altar (Hebrews 13:10-15). Now for the Washing of Hands: (Exodus 40:30-32). Yahshua humbled Himself that night as He washed the feet of the Talmidim (Disciples) John 13:4-12 “4 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, 5 and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel he had around him. 6 When he came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, “Master, why are you going to wash my feet?” 7 Yahshua replied, “You don’t understand now why I am doing it; someday you will.” 8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never wash my feet! ” Yahshua replied, “But if I don’t wash you, you won’t belong to me.” 9 Simon Peter exclaimed, “Then wash my hands and head as well, Master, not just my feet!” 10 Yahshua replied, “A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean. And you are clean, but that isn’t true of everyone here.” 11 For Yahshua knew who would betray him. That is what he meant when he said, “Not all of you are clean.” 12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing?”‘

Blessed art thou, Yahweh Elohim, king of the universe, who has sanctified us with Thy commandments and commanded us to wash the hands. (Tradition – not in Ex.12)

Leader: Parsley or Celery dipped in salt water is to remind us of the tears shed as a result of slavery in Egypt. Green is also a symbol of life and renewal. With hyssop branches they sprinkled the blood of the lamb to their doorpost (Exodus 12:22). May we remember the tears shed by Yahshua over his people. This is the appetizer of the meal.


Leader: Baruch Atah Yahweh Elohim Mel-ikh Ha-o-lam Borei a P’ri Ha Ertez, B’shem Yahshua, Amen

Blessed art Thou, Yahweh Elohim, ruler of the universe, creator of the fruit of the earth, in the name of Yahshua, Amen.

All eat Karpas (green Vegetable), parsley dipped in salt water. (Tradition – not in Ex.12)

6] YACHATZ – BREAKING THE MIDDLE MATZAH (Tradition – not in Torah ie Ex.12)

The introduction of the Afikoman (Greek – a tradition not found in Torah ie Ex.12)

Leader: (Holding the Matzah) This bread is called unleavened bread or matzah. See how it has holes in it just as Yahshua was pierced, it is striped, just as Yahshua bore 39 stripes, and it has no leaven, just as Yahshua was without sin. It is the bread of affliction that our Fathers ate in the land of Egypt. It is the Bread of Life done in “Remembrance” of Messiah Yahshua’s sacrifice for our sins, He is the “Bread of Life”. (John 6:48-51).

The Afikoman – (Tradition – not in Ex.12) The leader – Now comes one of the most interesting parts of the Seder for believers in Yahshua, the breaking of the middle matzah. Three matzos are placed under a special white covering (called the “matzo toff” or Matzo Tosh). The middle matzah is removed and broken – one piece larger than the other.. The larger piece is covered/wrapped and hidden, it is called the afikoman meaning “that which comes later”. The Afikoman is hidden or buried, and is to be found and redeemed later for a reward. (children hide their eyes while this is done). The smaller piece is eaten before the meal. Why are there three matzos? Some rabbis say it represents ABRAHAM, ISAAC and JACOB but that does not explain why the middle matzah is broken. This tradition has been celebrated for thousands of years by Orthodox Jews who don’t know the profound truth of Messiah Yahshua, the “Bread of Life”. For us who believe in Yahshua, it is no mystery. It is a representation of Yahshua’s broken body which was wrapped in the burial cloth, buried, and brought forth again in three days. The three matzah’s are a symbol of the Tri-une Nature of Elohim (Elohims) – Father, Son, and Set-Apart Spirit. The middle matzah (the Son) is broken, buried, and brought back, allowing us to escape the sting of death, giving us Eternal Life.

7] THE FOUR QUESTIONS (Mah Nishtanah – Tradition – not in Torah ie Ex.12)

Passover gives us a yearly opportunity to come together as a family and teach our children Yah’s plan of redemption, through His Son Messiah Yahshua. It is written in the Torah: You shall observe this service. And it will come about when your children will say to you, “What does this service mean to you?” that you shall say, “It is the Passover service to Yahweh.” To make sure that the children fulfill this Scripture, there are four questions that the youngest son is to ask on Passover.

Mah Nishtanah halailah hazeh mikol haleilot?
Why is this night different from all other nights?

1. On all other nights we eat leavened bread; but on this night why only unleavened bread?
2. On all other nights we eat herbs of any kind; but on this night why only bitter herbs?
3. On all other nights we do not dip our herbs even once; but on this night why do we dip them twice?
4. On all other nights we eat our meals sitting or reclining; but on this night why do we eat in a reclining position?

Leader: Answers (Uncover the matzah).
1. We eat matzah because when our ancestors were told by Yahweh to make their bread without leaven as they would be leaving Egypt quickly, they had no time to bake bread with leaven, so they baked it without leaven.
2. During the Seder, we eat bitter herbs to remind us of the bitterness and sorrow our ancestors experienced when enslaved by the Egyptian taskmasters.
3. During the Seder, we dip food twice: the parsley or celery in salt water, as we have already explained, and the matzah into bitter herbs, as we shall later explain.
4. As a sign of freedom, we lean to the left when we partake of the cup. In ancient times, slaves ate hurriedly, standing, while royalty, and the wealthy in Egypt, and other empires, reclined on pillows. To show that Israel was now free, they too reclined while eating


The leader – recites the ‘Maggid’ among the oldest prayers; before the destruction of the Temple. Setting aside ‘the Matzah of Hope’ for those in bondage not able to celebrate Passover.

Maggid – Retelling the Passover Story – Raise the tray with the matzot and say:

This is the bread of affliction that our fathers ate in the land of Egypt. Whoever is hungry, let him come and eat; whoever is in need, let him come and celebrate the Passover. This year [we are] here; next year in [your Melkizedeq Kingdom]. This year [we are] slaves; next year [we will be] free men.

Leader: This entire evening, this whole Seder, this Pesach celebration (Hebrew for Passover) is based upon the command from Elohim to us calling us to celebrate His Passover, His redemption plan for all generations. It is done to teach our children about Elohim’s might, sovereignty, power, and love for us. Explaining to them how Elohim delivered us from bondage in Egypt. Telling how Messiah Yahshua was crucified during Passover, to free us again from bondage, the bondage of sin. He was and is the “Perfect Lamb”. Yahshua’s crucifixion is a continuation of the Passover saga. It’s a story of how Elohim manifest himself in human flesh to deliver us from sin, and free us once and for all. This story is about the salvation of the world through the blood of Messiah Yahshua. Isaiah 53, written hundreds of years before Yahshua foretold the suffering the human lamb would experience for us.

The children of Israel went down to Egypt in the time of Joseph. Elohim used Joseph to save both the children of Israel and the children of Egypt. But years later a new Pharaoh arose who did not remember Joseph. Instead of showing gratitude he enslaved our people. Yahweh raised up Moses who went to Pharaoh and demanded that he let the Jewish people go. Pharaoh was stubborn and refused to let Israel go. Elohim poured out ten plagues on the land of Egypt.

Everyone please recite the names of the ten plaques together with me. We will dip our finger in the second cup of juice and place one drop of juice on our plate for each plaque while naming the affliction: (Tradition – juice drops not in Ex.12)

1. Blood, 2. Frogs, 3. Lice, 4. Wild Beast, 5. Blight
6. Boils,7. Hail, 8. Locusts, 9. Darkness, 10. Death of First born

The tenth plague was the worst one of them all: death for all the first-born throughout the land of Egypt, both the first-born of Israel and the first-born of Egypt, both the first-born of man and the first-born of beast. After the nine plaques Elohim told Moses to tell the Hebrew people to take a lamb for each family, perfect ones without blemish. They were to kill these lambs, take some of the blood and spread it on the lintels of their doors with hyssop branches. That same Passover 14th evening they were to eat the lamb roasted over a fire along with bitter herbs and bread made without leaven. They were to eat the meal with their travel clothes on and hurriedly. Elohim said that very night (the 14th – Ex 12:6) the angel of death would pass through Egypt and the first born of both men and animals would die. Elohim said He would pass over the houses of His children that were marked with the blood of the lamb. That night death came to Egypt, including the Pharaoh’s son. During that Passover night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and told them to depart Egypt with all their flocks and herds. The Hebrew children were freed!

Centuries later Yahshua celebrated Passover with His disciples. He proclaimed that one of them would betray Him (Judas), He blessed the wine and matzah (unleavened bread), and proclaimed the “New Covenant” with the third cup of wine (the cup of redemption), and read from the Torah. After the meal he went to the garden of Gethsemane to pray with three of his disciples (Peter, James, and John). Yahshua visited there often but this night was different. Turning to the three disciples, Yahshua said “watch and pray”. Having just eaten, the three disciples could not stay awake. Yahshua, on His knees praying and interceding with Father, was in the middle of a spiritual battle with the enemy. The garden was overrun with demonic forces trying to persuade the “Son of Yah” to turn, run, and flee from what was to come. They taunted him and mocked him, knowing that all eternity was at stake. Three times the Messiah woke up the disciples, but they could not remain alert. Evil surrounded them. With full knowledge of the pain, agony, and suffering that He was about to endure, Yahshua prayed out loud “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” Luke 22:42. The battle was over and already won!

Judas (Iscariot) arrived with the soldiers, he kissed Yahshua at which Yahshua was promptly arrested. Placed on trial, He was found to be without guilt despite many false testimonies. Placed in chains He was handed over to Pontius Pilate the Roman Governor. As was the custom of that day, Pontius would free one convict for the festival of Passover as a gesture of goodwill. When Yahshua was offered to the people for release they refused crying out “Crucify Him”. Pontius Pilate washed his hands of this and had Yahshua whipped and handed over to the local authorities be executed. Yahshua’s clothes were stripped off and a scarlet robe was placed on Him, a woven crown of thorn branches was placed over His head and a stick put in His right hand. The soldiers kneeled down in front of Him and mocked Him saying “Hail to the King of the Jews”. They spit on Him and beat Him about the head with a stick. After ridiculing Him, they removed the scarlet robe, placed His clothes back on Him and led Him away to be crucified. The soldiers nailed Him to the Cross and divided His clothes among themselves. Yahshua died as the lambs for the Jews error Abib 15th Passover meal were being slain.

During Passover a sign was hung around the neck of the Lambs naming the owner of the lamb. Yahshua was crucified with a sign hanging over His head with the name of His Father. The message “Yahshua of Nazareth, King of the Jews” was written on this sign in three languages. The message was written using the first letter from each word. The Hebrew initials for “Yahshua of Nazareth, King of the Jews” is YHWH. This is why the priest asked Pilate to change the writing (John 19:21-22). Placed in a tomb before that evening (Abib 15th), Yahshua rose from death and was resurrected three days later to sit at the right hand throne of Elohim. During this “three day” period, Yahshua went to hell and retrieved the keys of death from haSatan, granting all who profess Yahshua as savior eternal life. Yahshua’s death and resurrection set us who accept and believe free from sin. Yahshua is our Passover Lamb.

(Tradition – from Ex.6:6 not in the Ex.12 Torah instruction)

Leader: During the last Passover Seder Yahshua celebrated before His crucifixion, Yahshua stated “For this is My blood, which ratifies the New Covenant, My blood shed on behalf of many, so that they may have their sins forgiven.” Yahshua drank of this cup of judgment so we won’t have to!

Leader: (All lifting the cup of juice) Baruch Atah Yahweh Elohim Mel-ikh Ha-o-lam Borei a P’ri Hagefen, B’shem Yahshua, Amen

Blessed art Thou, Yahweh Elohim, ruler of the universe, creator of the fruit of the vine, in the name of Yahshua, Amen.

Lean to the left and drink the Cup. Pour the third cup but do not drink it

10] EATING THE MATZAH.- haMotzi v’Matzah

Leader: We will all share in the unleavened bread just as Yahshua did, as described by Luke ” Also, taking a piece of matzah, He made the blessing, broke it, gave it to them and said, “This is My body, which is being given for you; do this in memory of Me.'” Luke 22:19

Baruch Atah Yahweh Elohim Melech Ha Olam, Ha Motzi Lechem Min Ha Eretz.

Blessed are you, Yahweh Elohim, King of the universe, Who brings forth the bread from the earth.

Leader: These bitter herbs represent the bitterness of slavery, the bitterness of sin, and the bitterness Yahshua went through while being crucified.

Blessed art Thou, Yahweh Elohim, King of the universe, Who made us holy with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the eating of bitter herbs.(Exodus 12:8 & Numbers 9:11)

All eat the bitter herbs. (MATZAH dipped in bitter herbs – traditionally Horseradish)

12] EATING THE CHAROSET. (Tradition – not in the Ex.12 Torah instruction)
Leader: We will next eat matzah and bitter herbs together as a sandwich, in order to observe literally the words of the Torah: “They shall eat it [the Passover offering] with matzah and bitter herbs. (Exodus 12:8 & Numbers 9:11) The Charoset represents the mortar used by the Israelites in building while they were slaves in Egypt. This mixture of bitterness and sweetness shows us how the sweetness of Yahshua can overcome the bitterness of sin.

Blessed art Thou, Yahweh Elohim, King of the universe, Who commands us to celebrate Passover. Help us O Mighty One of Israel to see the profound correlation between these two covenants and Your powerful plan of Salvation for us!


14] HUNT FOR THE AFIKOMAN (Tradition – not in the Ex.12 Torah instruction)

Leader: Dinner is over but the Seder is not, the children may now hunt for the Afikoman. Classically even among Jews that reject Yahshua, His Melkizedeq High Priest standing and the New Covenant – Oddly enough the Afikoman is be placed behind a round pillow – The pillow is then ‘rolled away’ – The Messianic symbolizm cannot be denied. The child that finds the Afikoman may return it for a prize.

(Tradition – 3rd cup from Ex.6:6 not in the Ex.12 Torah instruction)

Leader: (Ensure everyone has both Unleavened Bread and juice in their cup!) Blessed are you, Yahweh Elohim, who in goodness and grace nourishes us and the entire world. Have mercy, Yahweh Elohim, on your people of your commonwealth Israel, and on Jerusalem Your city. May You continue to bless us by Your Oath to Abraham and the New Covenant and make us worthy to receive the second coming of Messiah Yahshua. Blessed are you, Yahweh Elohim who has given us the way of salvation in Messiah Yahshua, the only one who fulfilled the Torah and ratified the New Covenant in His Blood. We are in Him, may His spirit empower us: may new life be ours with Joy and Peace, Amen!

Leader: (and All) Lifting a piece of Unleavened Bread and Lifting the third cup, (Tradition – taken from Ex.6:6 – the cup of redemption). Yahshua and the disciples ate Unleavened Bread and drank of this (presumed) third cup that ratified the New Melkizedeq Covenant (Lk.22:19-20). Making the Bread and Wine the Covenant Confirming Meal of this Melkizedeq New Covenant – That we still keep today – It by rights should be observed during and part of every subsequent Passover Seder Memorial Meal. He became our redemption that afternoon (Abib 14th) when He died for our sins. Yahshua is our Redemption and Mediator of the Melkizedeq New Covenant! (Heb 9:15)

Leader: Baruch Atah Yahweh Elohim Mel-ikh Ha-o-lam Ha Motzi Lechem Min Ha Eretz – Borei a P’ri Hagefen, B’shem Yahshua, Amen

Blessed art Thou, Yahweh Elohim, King of the universe, Who brings forth the bread from the earth – Creator of the fruit of the vine, Who has commanded us (‘this do’ – 1Cor.11:24-25) through Yahshua that we should remember Him as He confirmed the Melkizedeq New Covenant / the Brit haDasha; in the name of Yahshua, Amen.

Lean to the left (Tradition – not in the Ex.12 Torah instruction) eat the bread and drink the Cup (The Melkizedeq New Covenant/Covenant Confirming Meal – Lk.22:19-20).
Pour the fourth cup but do not drink it.

Leader: Yahshua never drank the fourth cup (Tradition – taken from Ex.6:6 – the cup of Praise or Thanksgiving). Leaving the Seder, He proceeded to Gethsemane to pray were He was betrayed and arrested. As they arrived at His place of crucifixion “they gave Him wine mixed with gall to drink; but after He tasted it, He would not drink it.” Matthew 27:34.

Let us drink of the fourth cup giving the praise of thanksgiving. Let us also expectantly wait and anticipate to drink of the “New Wine” with Yahshua in our Father’s Kingdom. (Matthew26:29).

Leader: Baruch Atah Yahweh Elohim Mel-ikh Ha-o-lam Borei a P’ri Hagefen, B’shem Yahshua, Amen

Blessed art Thou, Yahweh Elohim, King of the universe, creator of the fruit of the vine, in the name of Yahshua, Amen.

Lean to the left and drink the Cup. (Tradition – not in the Ex.12 Torah instruction)
This is the last of the four cups.

We have just had Pesach (Passover – Ex.12:6-8). The upcoming feasts – Hag haMatzah (Unleavened Bread – Ex.12:15) and Hag haBikkurim (First Fruits/Fristborn – Ex 13:2) are also tied to Ex.12 and therefore are also Melkizedeq commands under that Priesthood. Yahshua’s 1st day as Melkizedeq High Priest after His resurrection was First Fruits (Lev.23:10-11). Yahshua is the “firstborn among many brethren” (Rom.8:29). Amein.

Leader: Thus ends this Passover Seder

The Washing of Feet

John 13:4 He riseth from [Passover] supper (being ended v:2), and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. 5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

John 13:5 “Then Yahshua poured water in to the basin, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was wearing…

: 13 then Yahshua said to them, “You call me teacher and Master; and rightfully so, for so I am :14 If then, the Master and Teacher washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did for you.”

John 13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his Master; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. 17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

This also has Melkizedeq Priesthood Covenant significance

Gen. 18:2 And he (Abraham) lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground.

These were Not just ‘three men’; one was shown worship “… (Abraham) bowed himself toward the ground.”

Angels/Messengers from Yahweh Do Not allow or receive worship (Rev.19:10; 22:9)

Abraham goes on to say;

Gen. 18:3 And said, My Adonai (Master), if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and **wash your feet**, and rest yourselves under the tree:

Gen 18:7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. 8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

This is the Covenant Confirming Meal of the Gen.15 Melkizedeq Covenant of Promise

This complete with the Oath of Gen.12, the Covenant of Gen.15, the original 1st Melkizedeq command to circumcize of Gen.17 and the ‘washing of feet’ Gen.18

(See – – and –

“For I (Yahshua) gave you an example that you also should do as I did for you.”

Leader: Baruch Atah Yahweh Elohim Mel-ikh Ha-o-lam

Blessed are You, Yahweh Elohim, King of the universe, who has given us command and example through Yahshua that we should wash one another’s feet.

You will need basins and towels and a servant’s mindset

* – Men should wash Mens feet – Ladies should wash Ladies feet – Unless Married

Leader: Baruch Atah Yahweh Elohim Mel-ikh Ha-o-lam

Blessed are You, Yahweh Elohim, King of the universe, who has shown us the way of salvation through Your Son, Messiah Yahshua. O Mighty One, we thank you that you provided the eternal “Perfect Lamb”. That through His blood, the angel of death will “Passover us”. We thank You, O Holy One You bless us with Your Kadosh Set-Apart Feasts, that we may teach our children for all generations the miracle of Your redemption plan. We thank you Father that through the blood of Your Son, Messiah Yahshua, You will “Know our sins no more”. Amen.

All: This year we are here; next year may we be in Your Melkizedeq Kingdom – the New Yerushalayim.

Continue celebration with Song, Dance, Games, Pageant, Fellowship, etc.



3 thoughts on “Melchizedek Passover Seder

  1. So accordingly as you have written above and in keeping with Torah, what day does this fall on in 2014. I have seen so many different dates that it has confused me. April 12th at sunset do we eat the passover or April 13th at sunset. Please help me as I want to be in Obedience to His Word, not mans. Thank you

    • Jun Feb .. April … are Grego/Julian calendar months – Abib is Yah’s 1st Month – The New Moon has to be sighted (in Israel) – it is still 4 to 6 days away – No one can say for sure – You will have to count – There are sources (just for sighting purposes) – –, etc.

      By Torah – we are to eat the Passover on the 14th at sunset (Below the Horizon – Beginning) not the 13th at sundown (Still Above the Horizon – close)

      Hope this Helps – Shalom

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