Pesach (Passover) is quickly upon us. But why remember an event that happened 4500 years ago? Is it simply cultural, is it just a religious practice? Why, and why should believers in Yeshua (Jesus) observe this day as well?
When instituting the celebration Adonai said this, “Remember this day in which you went out from Egypt, from the house of slaver; for by a powerful hand Adonai brought you out from this place.” And again, “And you shall tell your son on that day, saying, ‘It is because of what Adonai did for me, when I came out of Egypt.'” (Exodus 13:3,8).
We do these things, first and foremost because Elohim commanded them. He made no restrictions on culture, or class, just that all those who came under His covenant should remember.
We celebrate because we are no longer slaves, either in Egypt or to the sin that has held us captive for so long. We were dead in our trespasses, and Elohim made us alive together with Him (Col 2:13).
We celebrate because we have much to be joyful for. Because Adonai saved us then, because Yeshua saved us then, we can be assured that we will see His continuing salvation.