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A Blessed Happy Passover & Feast of Unleavened-Bread

Greetings RNCM readers and listeners, Brethren, friends!

   I want to take some time this early AM before we get too busy to say a few encouraging words to those of you who follow along with what we do here through this out-reach.

Today for us is Passover Day (5/21/2024), this evening and entering into the night will be among the highest point of worshipfulness we are encouraged to in the liturgical year, this is the one time a year we partake of the Lord’s Supper, also often called “Communion”.

What is the Lord’s Supper?

The Lord’s Supper is the Christian practice of eating unleavened-bread in remembrance of Christ’s broken body, followed by the drinking of Red Wine in remembrance of Christ’s blood of the New Covenant shed for the remission of sin for many.

We observe what is historically called an exclusive ‘Quartodeciman Communion’, this means that we only  partake of the elements afore mentioned on this day.
As Quartodeciman’s, we believe that the “often as ye do this (ὁσάκις =hosakis” in 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 is a reference to the Lord Jesus’ keeping of the Passover on this day, which is the 14th (Quartodeci-) day of the lunar-month (men) of the first agricultural month called Abib; this day was started last evening as the daylight mixed into the night according to the biblical examples of a lawful ‘day’- “from evening to evening”. Thus last night was as 1Corinthians 11:23  states we have received as delivered in the gospels record, “That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed…”, this night of the ‘Last Supper’, as we often call it, was the 14th day of the month having happened after evening and at night is the day of the month in which we are to keep and celebrate the Lord’s Supper “often”, and we have only this example to identify the “often” reference.

Now, for us as it was with Jesus, we practice the keeping of the Paschal meal in a house together, as a family observation more than a large Church gathering as it is commanded and recorded to be kept in Exodus 12.
The Sabbath which immediately follows on the 15th day, is a day of decent and orderly “Holy Convocation” (see: Lev 23), and serves as a time for usual convocation praise, worship and ministering in the assembly setting, with all the local families of the Church elders and individuals to come out from their common homes or ‘upper-rooms’ and worship together.

So, Communion for us is not encouraged to be kept in the ‘church’ setting, among the greater congregation of the local church, but to be kept by Elders respectively in homes with their own family and “a neighbor or two’s family near unto them (Ex 12:3-4)”, these observations are by the Scripture and the Rule of Faith to not be large ‘Church functions’, but are feast dinners with the Head of the homes family as the congregation with ‘sojourning neighbors joining in’. The Passover meaning being eaten according to the commandment, “in haste (Ex 12:11)” begun in early evening as the dusk starts to just set in (about 7:30-ish (this time of the year) is followed immediately by the Communion service after the Paschal meal’s first course of Roasted Lamb, Bitter herb salad and Unleavened-bread.
In this way, there is time at the very end of the “14th day at evening” to partake of the Lord’s Supper followed by singing of a Paschal Psalm (Psalm 116).

After the Paschal meal’s first course on “the 14th day of the month at evening” is concluded with the Communion of the Body of bread and Blood of the wine is remembered of our Lord Jesus Christ the focus of this feast, the evening turns swiftly into night and the Celebratory Sabbath of the 15th day begins, the Scripture provides for the Lamb dinner to be continually enjoyed  later into the night, and that the lambs carcass to be disposed of by fire by before the morning light, a time culturally enjoyed by all as they often sit around the ‘camp’ like fire and enjoy fellowship with one another in the afterglow of the Paschal experience ‘often keep’ once a year.

I’d like to encourage each and every one of you who are inclined by the words of Scripture to make Passover and the Lord’s Supper as it is written part of your yearly experience, commitment and renewal with your family and your local church fellowship!

Now may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

Yours Truly in Christ and in the Service of His Kingdom,
JS Lowther


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About JS Lowther

Foremost I know that I am a chief sinner saved by Grace. I am a servant of YHWH Almighty the one true God Who is Father, Son and Spirit. I believe in God's only begotten and perfect Son Jesu(s) Christ whose redemption power of my soul I have Faith in and testify of. Having been redeemed by the blood of Christ, I wish to no longer spend my time in the lusts of the flesh and of this world, but to promote the Gospel of the Kingdom by means of the knowledge of the New Covenant, a reNewal of the Covenant God made with his people Israel in the blood of Christ (Jer 31:31 and Heb 8:8) whereby He writes His Law upon the Heart and Mind beside the forgiveness of sin and transgressions. I believe Christ Jesus is the incarnate Son of God as the WORD made flesh, and the son of man born of the virgin Mary conceived of the Holy Spirit: I believe Christ Jesus Lived a perfect life for us as a living sacrifice as well as a pattern of the Sanctified newness of life a believer has in Him, I believe Christ Jesus died a cursed death on the Cross for His people of Covenant who are sinners, and I believe in Christ Jesus who Resurrected with power from Death from the grave to Justify the offenders. This is the same Jesus who is indeed the Son of David and king of Israel, who is both LORD and Christ over all the kings and dominions of the earth! In the fullness of time YHWH will regather his people under the Head of the Church, Jesu(s) Christ to affect his will according to the Lord's prayer, Psalm 2, 8 and 110 as well as Genesis 1:26. The focus of my administration of the Gospel is like unto my Lord's who said "I have come not but for the lost sheep of the house of Israel.."(Mathew 15:24), and so I have come to my European kinsman according to the flesh. It is my mission to show the Israel of God the Salvation which is taught by Scripture Alone and offered in all ages by Grace Alone through Faith Alone in the work of Christ Alone to the Glory of GOD Alone. As a modern day Puritan separatist it is my goal to purify the church of Christ with Faith heretofore stated. I am studying to show my self approved, if you have any questions just ask!

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