Today is Shabbat HaGadol!

Aviv 10     Shabbat HaGadol     “The Great Sabbath”, no matter which day it falls on.

2020:  sunset Friday, April 3 – sunset Saturday, April 4

In ancient Israel, today was the day that the head of each household would select a perfect, unblemished lamb for the family’s Passover sacrifice and meal.

This is the day that Yeshua made His “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem. He was greeted by throngs of people jubilantly welcoming Him as King of the Jews and shouting “Hosanna!” which means “Please! Save us!” They had no idea that they were “selecting the true Passover Lamb”.   As Yeshua rode on the back of a young donkey into the city and toward the Temple, the selected Passover lambs for Israel were being herded into the city before Him.  (Those who traveled great distances to be in Jerusalem for Passover selected and bought their perfect lambs when they arrived.) Imagine what might have been going through His thoughts on this day.

Today, Jews mark this day on the regular Sabbath preceding Passover. (This is a rabbinical tradition, not in accordance with the written Word of God.)

Followers of Yeshua may want to mark the actual day – Aviv 10 – is some way meaningful to them. Read the corresponding Scriptures, sing some choruses or hymns, and teach about this day to your family. Congregations may want to hold a special service marking the event…often called by Christians “Palm Sunday” as in the year of Yeshua’s death and resurrection, the date of Aviv 10 did fall on a Sunday.

Today’s Bible Readings:  

Exodus 12:3-6    Isaiah 62:10-12     Zechariah 9:9     Malachi 3:4 -4:6    Matthew 21:1-10    Mark 11:1-11    Luke 19:28-44    John 12:12-19

Published by Pastor Deb

I am so thrilled to be able to share with others what I have been discovering and embracing about the Hebrew roots of my faith walk with Yeshua, my Messiah and King. Having grown up in Montana, I've always sensed a deep connection between God's Word, His creation, and my life as His child. Imagine my delight when I came to understand that this has always been His desire -- for us to see our life in Him as a beautifully crafted whole and full existence. His Sovereignty, His Word, His Land and His People are completely intertwined! With Springs of Shiloh, it is my heart to help others step into the full and abundant life available to all who embrace God's covenants and the joy of His salvation through Messiah. The very name, Springs of Shiloh, means "a natural flow of life-giving water that comes from deep places; belonging to the one whom the rod of kingship belongs". As for my background and credentials, I am an ordained pastor and teacher in the Messianic/Hebrew Restoration vein. I have been a follower of Yeshua since age 11. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Education and have been in full-time ministry most of my adult life (including four years in Russia as a missionary back in the 1990's). My Hebrew awakening came while in Israel in 2009 as I struggled with understanding the Kingdom of God and also with my own lost Jewish heritage. My faith in and love for Messiah Yeshua has never been stronger! The freedom I walk in has never been greater! I have an amazing Creator Father in whose hands the universe and my very existence firmly rest! My journey with Him will never end. Amen!

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