Woodmont Hills church of Christ andd Jewish Passover

Dean Barham  -  John Mark Hicks

John Mark Hicks on Amos 5 failed to mention the Wine (piped down with the flute or drunk on passion), Women and Instrumental Performance. Their worship in the Holy Place perverted their lives in the Market Place."
John Mark Hicks Women in the Assembly: restoring the Mad Women of Corinth i 1 Corinthians 11;1-16 but failing to note that the ASSEMBLIES (which did more harm than good) begins in verse 17.  The available history about Corinth and other pagan cities make it certain that demoting the elders as Pastor-Teachers commanded to "teach that which has been taught" to a dominant "pastor" system produces religious OBSERVATIONS to which Jesus said the Kingdom does not come. The "using" of women, worship teams singing effeminate songs, clapping, gyrating and the use of instrumentall noises REPRODUCES what Paul is outlawing in 1 Corinthians 11:1-6 which produced a public assembly which "does more harm than good."

ALL Jewish practices were IMPOSED because of Musical Idolatry which proved that they repudiated The Book of The Covenant of Grace.  They were turned over to worship the starry host (Acts 7, Amos) and sentenced to BEYOND BABYLON which meant no return or no redemption.  Christ in the prophets repudiates the Jew's Religion because it was Babylonish. Therefore, these festivals to remind them of their evil has NO place in the School (only) of Christ (only) through the Prophets and Apostles made known as a memory for us.  If you OBSERVE one ritual of the Law you are GUILTY of all 613 and you might as well remove the public confession of CHRIST from your house in which God will not dwell.

Festival of Passover
Yeshuat Yisrael & Woodmont Hills
Celebrating the Festival of Passover

Sunday, March 24, 2013
6:00 pm
Great Hall - 3710 Franklin Road

Rabbi Ken Gibbs and his congregation, Yeshuah Yisrael, will be at Woodmont Hills for a Messianic Passover Seder on Sunday, March 24. Rabbi Gibbs and his congregation are coordinating the event this year so you may purchase tickets on line at the link below or in the lobby at 3710 on Sundays, March 10 &17. All ticket sales will close on March 20 so get yours now!

Click HERE for tickets and more information 
Matthew 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
Matthew 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Because of musical Idolatry, God turned the Israelites over to worship the Starry Host. Later when the NOT COMMANDED Civil-Military-Clergy had the king of Tyre build them a Temple, God QUARANTINED all of the RESTRAINING RITUALS to the City of Jerusalem.  Not even religious singing or the Levites performing soothsaying with instruments was permitted OUTSIDE of the city.

John Chrysostom Against the Jews

So then, one who still clings to the Law is doing nothing but disbelieving in the skill of the doctor, and denying that baptism is sufficient to take away his trespasses.  

For running to the law is the mark of one who is afraid that Christ is not strong enough to free us from our prior sins through his own grace—and this is proof of the worst unbelief:  such people are committing outrage on both the Law and on Christ, disbelieving both the one and the other.  

By clinging to the Law, they are disbelieving in Christ's grace; but by clinging to it only in part, they have charged it with great weakness

Hosea notes below: But they, like Adam, have broken the Covenant (vi, 7)
Its interpretation... they have forsaken God and walked according to the decrees of the Gentiles....

"I shall first demonstrate that even if they had not been deprived of their ancestral way of life, even so their fast would be polluted and impure and I shall provide the proofs from the Law itself, and from Moses.
        For if it was lawless when it was observed while the Law was in effect and in power,
        so much the more now that the Law has ceased.
And I shall demonstrate that not only the fast, but also all the other practices which they observe sacrifices and purifications and festivals are all abominable. And when the very manner of purification is illegal as practiced, and would be rejected as loathsome,[10] which of their other [rituals] can purify them thereafter?

Note: it was BECAUSE of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai that God turned them over to worship the starry host: there is nothing recorded of the Jews--especially the Levites who performed as Soothsayers with instruments to EXECUTE any simple minded godly person who came near or into the horrors which God QUARANTINED behind city walls.

10. Gk. ὅταν...παράνομοςᾖ[or ᾗ -- in the Greek text, Pradels et al. seem to have smooth breathing, but the translation assumes rough breathing] γινόμενοςκαὶβδελυρὸςὢνἀπελεχθείη...  Pradels et al. interpret ἀπελεχθείη as a form of ἀπολέγω (with augment anomalously retained in the optative) and further, presumably reading and treating γινόμενος as equivalent to a finite verb, translate, "Wenn…in der Art und Weise, wie es vollzogen wird, widergesetzlich ist und, weil es greulich ist, hätte verboten werden können…"  I would probably be more inclined to correct ἀπελεχθείηtoἀπελεγχθείη, and translate, "and would be condemned as abominable / loathsome…"  In that case, the remaining anomaly would be the switch from subjunctive to optative.

"The best starting point for the demonstration will be their observance with regard to the place. For God led them out of the whole world and confined them in a single place, Jerusalem.
        And in no other place were they permitted to fast, to sacrifice, to celebrate festivals or tabernacles,
        or indeed to read the Law, at the time when the Law was in force.

Luke 2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
John  2:13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
John 2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day,
        many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
John 6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

"And if back then, whenever these rites were conducted outside Jerusalem, the procedure constituted transgression, all the more so now. If you wish, I will read the laws that were set down for them concerning these matters.

Note: 2 Chronicles 29 is used as the PATTERN for instrumental music. However, just before Hezekiah's Plague Stopping exorcism with NOT COMMANDED sacrifices, the king had taken the sacrifices OUTSIDE of the city walls. This brought on a plague and the temple was so polluted with Assyrian idols and instruments that they could not eve slaughter innocent animals.  A Levite singer or instrument player was NOT permitted to go into the holy place (type of church) without getting executed.

"First, let me recite the law set down concerning the festival of Passover: "For you shall not be able to celebrate the Passover in any of the cities which the Lord your God gives you, but at the place which the Lord your God chooses for his name to be called [p. 34] there

Deut. 16.5-6. See Pradels et al., p. 35 n. 3, regarding the Greek and Hebrew expressions used here for calling a name 'over / upon' someone or something  i.e., in English idiom, calling someone 'by' a certain name.

"meaning Jerusalem (for his name had been called over that city, as Daniel also made plain when he prayed and said, "Look at the destruction of us and of your city, upon which your name has been called over it Dan. 9.18. He used this term for the city not because God has a city of course not! but in order to make the place more awesome by virtue of the fear inherent in the appellation.

"So then, this law is one that prohibits them from carrying out the sacrifices of the Passover [anywhere outside Jerusalem], not only in Syria and Cilicia and among other peoples, but even in Palestine itself. "For you shall not be able to celebrate the Passover in any of the cities which the Lord your God gives you"and the cities he gave were in Judaea. Do you see how they have been forced out, not out of the world, but out of the [rest of the] province itself, into one single place? Again, concerning the festival which is now imminent, he warns, "For seven days you shall celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, when you gather in from your threshing-floor and your wine-vat Deut. 16.13.
        For because they were ungrateful and unmindful of their benefactor,
        he bound their remembrances of the kindness of God into the necessities of their festivals.

These festivals were for Muster Age Males Only: David lowered the age from 30 years to 20 years. This was the time and place which was mandatory for these warriors. 

The sabbath which means REST and not Saturday for worship was to give those who WORKED 6 days during planting and harvest to get ONE DAY for rest. This was to protect them from tyrant land owners. "Work" prohibits "sending out ministers of God."

And at the same time, they would learn the reason for the festival:
        For when the harvest is complete, he says,
        celebrate days of thanksgiving to the giver of the requested sustenance"
        For seven days you shall celebrate the festival, you and your son and your daughter,
        your male servant and your female servant, the proselyte / foreigner who is attached to you,
        the orphan and the widow; for seven days you shall keep the festival unto the Lord God
        in the place which the Lord your God chooses." Deut. 16.14-15.

The Godly Jews never WORSHIPPED on the REST Day: They Rested. The Synagogue of Christ authorized reading the Word and EXCLUDED any kind of vocal or instrumental rejoicing.

SUMMARY: The Passover happened in Egypt: it was IMPOSED because the people REPUDIATED God's Grace in The Book of The Covenant.  Because they refused to listen to God and demanded a human mediator they were made blind and deaf to the Covenant until "Another Prophet" like Moses came.

They fell into musical idolatry of the Egyptian etal trinity and fell from Grace: the Law was given to regulate the lawless while the godly people were quarantined to the local qahal, synagogue, ekklesia or synagogue where such "vocal or instrumental rejoicing including rhetoric" was outlawed.

 God sentenced them to captivity and death "beyond Babylon." He turned them over to "worship the starry host" (Acts 7) and the Jews worshipped the starry host. God did not command sacrifices or burnt offerings.

it was rarely observed and was merged with the Feast of Unleavened BreadJesus did not institute the Lord's Supper by the Roast Lamb.

Jesus Christ is OUR Passover and He died JUSTONCE and the Passover is a VIRTUAL slaughter of the Lamb of God.

Jesus met with the disciples for the LASTPassover which was NOT bread and wine but ROAST LAMB and no wine. Jesus REPUDIATED the Jewish Passover which was BABYLONIAN where everyone was forced to GET DRUNK.

It was AFTER the Passover that the Feast of Unleavened Bread was the time when Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper: He paid the price and NOT the blood of a Lamb.

Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

PASSOVER IN EGYPT: Their sins had to be covered before they could escape. Why  would a Christian fall into this rejection of the sacrifice of Jesus as the true Lamb of God?

The Passover was given ONLY to the Israelites (No Jews yet) as a type of the shed blood of the Lamb of God. The Jews killed the TRUE PASSOVER as prophesied in the Prophetic Type. They must obey that PATTERN to escape death. Christians do NOT join in what Christ called:
Isaiah 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Exodus 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish,
        a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
Exodus 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.
Exodus 12:7 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.
Exodus 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread;
        and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Jews who observe Passover with all of the traditions of mumbo-jumbo are still doing a VIRTUAL sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Those who deny His right to Command and Example are also guilty of using MUSIC to silence the voice of the VICTIM: that is proven by most sermons and all songs which violate the direct command to uss that which is written for our learning.

The Spirit OF christ ordained the Qahal, Synagogue, Ekklesia or Church of Christ in the Wilderness.

The Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned tribe of Levi were ordered to conduct the Worship of the Starry Host on their way back to Babylon where they began as robbers of caravans. Messianic Jews depend on the Babylonian Talmud.

Stand in the gate of the Lords house [courts], and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. Jeremiah 7:2

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,
        Amend your ways and your doings,
        and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Jeremiah 7:3 


Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are these. Jeremiah 7:4

For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings;
        if ye thoroughly
execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; Jeremiah 7:5


If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow,
shed not innocent blood in this place,
        neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Jeremiah 7:6 

Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever. Jeremiah 7:7
Behold, ye
trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Jeremiah 7:8

Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on John,  
And Messianic Jews still claim tha non-Jews cannot understand the Word

That the Pharisees puffed up unto strange boasting,
        were wont to pretend that the Divine Word was with them and in them,
        and therefore foolishly affirmed that they had advanced to marvellous wisdom, 
        the Spirit Itself will testify, 
        since Christ says by the Prophet Jeremiah unto them, 
                How do ye say, WE are wise, and the word of the Lord is with us?
                For nought to the scribes became their lying pen;
                the wise
men were ashamed, were dismayed and taken;
                what wisdom
is in them? because they rejected the word of the Lord.

For how are they not taken rejecting the Living and Hypostatic Word of God, receiving not the faith to Him-ward, 
        but dishonouring the Impress of God the Father, and refusing to behold His most true Form (so to say)
        through His God-befitting Authority and Power?

Isaiah 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge:
        and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
Isaiah 5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory,
        and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
Isaiah 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me;
        they are sottish children, and they have none understanding:
        they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Sapio orationem sophos] To suggest, be inspired by: “
sophos , ē, on, A.skilled in any handicraft or art, clever
A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatēlatas s. Pi.P.5.115, cf. N.7.17; “kubernētēsA.Supp.770; “mantisId.Th.382; “oiōnothetasS.OT484 (lyr.); of a sculptor, E.Fr.372; even of hedgers and ditchers, Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896 (lyr.)
For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor  commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
         concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22
BUT this thing commanded I them, saying,
         Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: (CENI)
         and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, (CENI)
         that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

Jer 23:17 They say still unto them that despise me,
        The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace;
        and they say unto every one that walketh
        after the imagination of his own heart,
        No evil shall come upon you.  "You can SOW discord and steal from the owners"

In the same way, the institution of the Lord's Supper repudiates the false PASSOVER developed in Babylon as Esther tried to mitigate the evils. The result of the FOUR CUPS is that

God turned the TRAITOR Haman over to be HANGED in place of Mordecai.

They were called FESTIVALS OF WINE and not the Jewish Passover.

Jesus used the FIFTH CUP to fulfill expectations to prove that John had become the forerunner and that He would institute the "New Testament in His blood" and not the blood of animals.

Jesus turned the TRAITOR Judas over to Satan and to be hanged.

The INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC mystery is dispensed with along with the drunken Passover.

As to the Babylonian- induced Passover the wine was not spiritual: they added four cups of intoxicants to GET DRUNK.

IF Jesus approved this the He commanded us to GET DRUNK.

"a man is bound to get so drunk with wine at Purim as not to know the difference between, 'Cursed is Naaman and Blessed is Mordecai.'" (Talmud, Megillah 2:7)

"There is no mention of wine in connection with Passover in the Pentateuch; but the Mishna strictly enjoins that there should not be less than 4 cups.

Two of these are mentioned in Lk. 22:17,20. 'The cup of blessing' I Cor 10:16 is probably the latter of these." (Smith's Dictionary of the Bible).

However, later Jews corrupted the Passover to make it into a literal wineskins Passover. For instance, there was "the tradition of the clergy" and there was the teaching by Jesus. They always differed radically.

The story of Esther leads to a FEAST to the Defeat of Jehovah. The Jews participated as much as they could.

Read the story of how the WINE FEAST which REPLACED the regular feast was a Triumph over the defeat of Jehovah:

"To add insult to injury, Achashverosh invited the Jews to the feast as well. He told them: "Torah is proven false, so give up your hope and join us." Unfortunately, many Jews succumbed to this challenge of faith and attended the party

6 The third day of Esther's fast was the 15th of Nissan -- the night of the Passover Seder (Rashi 5:1). Because of the dire situation,

the regular Seder could be forfeited.
Still, Esther kept as much as she could and served matzah at the banquets.
Additionally, the
banquets are called "mishteh ha-yayin" -- a wine feast (5:6, 7:2, 7:7) -- alluding to the four cups of wine drunk at the seder

The Bible Calls them BANQUETS OF WINE. The king drank the wine, flew into a rage, and went looking for HAMAN. Haman just fell on the queen's bed. So the king had Haman hanged on the gallows made for Mordecai. Al, don't you get the JUDAS connection?

Because God had abandoned the Israelites to pagan idolatry, we know that they continued in Bacchus or Dionysus worship.  Plutarch, who connects SEXUAL PERVERSION to all of the PSALLO proof texts wrote:

When all the company requested and earnestly begged it of him; first of all (says he), the time and manner of the greatest and most holy solemnity of the Jews is exactly agreeable to the holy rites of Bacchus; for that which they call the Fast they celebrate in the midst of the vintage, furnishing their tables with all sorts of fruits while they sit under tabernacles made of vines and ivy; and the day which immediately goes before this they call the day of Tabernacles.

Within a few days after they celebrate another feast, not darkly but openly, dedicated to Bacchus, for they have a feast amongst them called Kradephoria, from carrying palm-trees, and Thyrsophoria, when they enter into the temple carrying thyrsi.

What they do within I know not; but it is very probable that they perform the rites of Bacchus. First they have little trumpets, such as the Grecians used to have at their Bacchanalia to call upon their gods withal.

Others go before them playing upon harps, which they call Levites, whether so named from Lusius or Evius,--either word agrees with Bacchus.

And I suppose that their Sabbaths have some relation to Bacchus; for even now many call the Bacchi by the name of Sabbi, and they make use of that word at the celebration of Bacchus's orgies.

And this may be discovered out of Demosthenes and Menander. Nor would it be out of place, were any one to say that the name Sabbath was given to this feast from the agitation and excitement [Greek omitted] which the priests of Bacchus display.

Enthousi-astikos A. inspired, phusis by music, Arist.Pol.1340a11; hê e. sophia divination, Plu.Sol.12 ; e. ekstasis Iamb. Myst.3.8 ; to e. excitement, Pl.Phdr. 263d : Sup. -ôtatos Sch.Iamb.Protr.p.129 P. Adv. -kôs, diatithenai tina Plu.2.433c : Comp. -ôteron Marin.Procl.6 .

II. Act., inspiring, exciting, of certain kinds of music, Arist.Pol.1341b34; nosêmata manika kai e. Id.Pr.954a36 : Comp. -ôtera, akousmata Pl.Ep. 314a .
Outlawed for the Synagogue in Romans 15

The Jews themselves witness no less; for when they keep the Sabbath, they invite one another to drink till they are drunk; or if they chance to be hindered by some more weighty business, it is the fashion at least to taste the wine.

Some perhaps may surmise that these are mere conjectures. But there are other arguments which will clearly evince the truth of what I assert. The first may be drawn from their High-priest, who on holidays enters their temple with his mitre on, arrayed in a skin of a hind embroidered with gold, wearing buskins, and a coat hanging down to his ankles;besides, he has a great many little bells depending from his garment which make a noise as he walks. So in the nocturnal ceremonies of Bacchus (as the fashion is amongst us), they make use of music, and call the god's nurses [Greek omitted]. High up on the wall of their temple [Ezekiel 8] is a representation of the thyrsus and timbrels, which surely suits no other god than Bacchus.

Moreover, they are forbidden the use of honey in their sacrifices, because they suppose that a mixture of honey corrupts and deads the wine. And honey was used for a libation in former days and with it the ancients were wont to make themselves drunk, before the vine was known.

And at this day barbarous people who want wine drink metheglin, allaying the sweetness of the honey by bitter roots, much of the taste of our wine.

When served with the MATZAH: Passover lasted all week. However, when serving the UNLEAVENED BREAD one view is that:

"Chametz is symbolic of sin. Chametz (leaven) rises teaching us pride, arrogance, and self-will. Matzah (unleaven) is flat teaching us humility, selflessness and love. As we work to remove all traces of Chametz from our homes, we are aware of the deeper meaning of Chametz and endeavor to remove the spiritual Chametz from within ourselves.

"You may not serve lamb, roast beef, roasted meat, or pork because of its resemblance to the Passover sacrifice. You may not serve rice or any food that swells up as it cooks (the swelling is symbolic of sin). Try also to avoid cheese and meat in the same dinner. Stuffing is made from raised bread, but you may make Matzah stuffing if you choose. Several recipes are included in this guide.

If you serve wine, be sure that it is kosher wine. Wine that is not kosher contains yeast. Yeast is symbolic of leaven or sin. Therefore, kosher or non-alcoholic wine should be served. Grapejuice is also acceptable. Passover Guide.

JESUS marked the Scribes and Pharisees as HYPOCRITES: In Ezekiel 33 Christ calls them false preachers, singers and instrument players.

The Spirit OF Christ Spoke ONLY through the Prophets and Apostles. There is no notice of Passover in the Prophets where Christ defined His future SCHOOL (only) of the Word (only) of God (0nly)

When Solomon's "music grove" was turned into topheth because the tabret and other musical instruments were played there as the children were burned in the red-hot arms of Molech, God's violence would make the temples again look like gardens:

And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden; he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the Lord hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest. Lam 2:6

The Lord hath cast off his altar (candlestick), he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the Lord, as in the day of a solemn feast. Lam 2:7

The Spirit OF Christ promised that the evil of Judaism would cease:

Hosea 2:11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
DSS 4Q166 (4QpHosa) Dead Sea Scrolls, (Plus, pg. 276-7 Vermes)

The interpretation of it is that they make [the fe]asts go according to the appointed times of the nation. And [all] [joy] has been turned for them into mourning.
        "I will put an end to her rejoicing, her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths, and all her festivals (Hosea ii,11).

"Interpreted, this means that they have rejected the ruling of the law,
and have followed the festivals of the nations.

But their rejoicing shall come to an end and shall be changed into mourning. I will ravage her vines and her fig trees, of which she said, 'They are my wage which my lovers have given me'. I wall make them a thicked and the will beasts shall eat them...ii, 12

But they, like Adam, have broken the Covenant (vi, 7)
Its interpretation... they have forsaken God and walked according to the decrees of the Gentiles....
Rabbi Ken Gibbs does not follow the Hebrew Text but the BABYLONIAN TALMUD and the traditions of Judaism. Messianic Jews are still Jews and believe that the New Testament must be interpreted according to the traditions of the elders.

TO KEEP THE JEWISH PASSOVER IS TO JUDAIZE: God's Righteous judgment was to leave them in Egypt to self destruct: they were worse than the nations around them.
Mark 14:1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread:
         and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.
Mark 14:13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.

Mark 14:2 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.

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?
Luke 22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh,
        which is called the Passover
Mark 14:17 And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.
Mark 14:18 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you,
        One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.
Mark 14:19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?
Mark 14:20 And he answered and said unto them,
        It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.
Mark 14:21 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him:
        but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed!
        good were it for that man if he had never been born.

Mark 14:22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed,
        and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
Mark 14:23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
Mark 14:24 And he said unto them,
         This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
Mark 14:25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine,
        until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
Mark 14:26 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

1Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good.
        Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
1Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven,
        that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.
        For even Christ OUT PASSOVER is sacrificed for us:
1Corinthians 5:8 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.

See the Musical Idolatry of the Women while the men held the first SUN-RISE ritual. Why not, God had turned them over to worship the starry host. Still, what is approved by the Lying Pen of the Scribes is repudiated by the Spirit OF Christ in the prophets.
Ezek 8:13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.

Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lords house which was toward the north;
         and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Ezek 8:14

Ezek 8:15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man?
        turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.

Ezek 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the Lords house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch
        and the altar, were about five and twenty men,
        with their backs toward the temple of the Lord,
        and their faces toward the east;
        and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

Not to worry too much: because of the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai they had already been abandoned to worship the heavenly HOST. STARS always meant important functionaries.

Ezek 8:17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man?
        Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that
        they commit the abominations which they commit here?
        for they have filled the land with violence,
        and have returned to provoke me to anger:
        and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

Ezek 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury:
        mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity:
        and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice,
        yet will I not hear them.

   “The Tammuz cult in the temple was being practised by women, and it appears that they must bear their full share of responsibility for introducing heathen practices into Israel.  For example, as Jeremiah protested, they were worshipping the Queen of Heaven (Astarte) at small incense alters in the streets of Jerusalem.  To the bad record of the women may be added the activities of Solomon’s wives, who imported the worship of the gods of Moab and Ammon, and of Jezebel, the wife of Ahab, who brought with her from Phoenicia the cult of the Tyrian Baal.” (Heaton, p. 232).
lysias 6

[51] For this man donned a ceremonial robe, and in imitation of the rites he revealed the sacred things to the uninitiated, and spoke with his lips the forbidden words: those deities whom we worship, and to whom with our devotions and purifications we sacrifice and pray, he mutilated. And for such a deed priestesses and priests stood up and cursed him, facing the west,1 and shook out their purple vestments according to the ancient and time-honored custom. He has admitted this action.

1 Cf. the solemn cursing of Alcibiades described by Plut. Alc. 22. In prayers and vows addressed to the celestial gods the speaker faced the east, but in those addressed to the infernal gods, the west.

Interesting since God turned Israel (Jews) over to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry of the Egyptian (etal) trinity at Mount Sinia.
2Chronicles 29:6 For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of the LORD, and turned their backs.

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