One in Messiah Congregation

Shabbat Shalom

April 12, 2008

God has His own calendar

ha Aviv - Nisan, 5th day

Parshah (portion): Metzora - leper - Verses: Leviticus 14:1-15:33, 2Ki. 7:3-20
Lev
.14

[1] And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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2] This shall be the law of the leper
in the day of his cleansing:

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Why are we here today?

The 4th Commandment is a part of the covenant given to us at mount Sinai

We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath.

Sixth times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath.

Acts 13 [13] Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. [14] But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. [15] And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.

[27] For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

[42] And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

[44]And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God

Acts 15 [21] For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Luke 4 [16] And he, Yeshua / Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.[17] And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.

Part of a Torah Portion - KI TISA ( When thou take- to lift, bear up, carry)

Exod. 31 [13] Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep : for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

[16] Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant . [17] It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

Ezek. 20 [12] Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

[20] And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

Luke 23 [56] And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Messiah Yeshua speaking of the future: Matt.24 [20] But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:

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Recap of the Spring Feasts and Holy Days coming

***Remember all days start in the evening before

New Year - 1st Month of God (ha Aviv / Nisan) was April 8th (April 7th at evening - 4%)

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Passover - ha Aviv 14th is on Monday, April 21st (Holy Day) ( we will be at our location at 6:00 PM for the Passover Haggadah, meaning "telling" and meal.) We will not be online.

First day of Unleavened bread will be Tuesday, April 22nd (Sabbath)

First Fruits is on Sunday, April 27th - Aviv 20

Last day of Unleavened Bread (Aviv 21) will be Monday, April 28th (Sabbath)

2nd Month of God (Zif / Ziv) will be May 7th

3rd Month of God Sivan will be on Friday, June 6th

Feast of Weeks will be Sunday, June 15th (Sabbath)

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Let's begin:

Topic: Things "not to do" at a Passover Seder

The Passover Seder done by some Messianics and Judaism is not scriptural.

"The Cup" - Not 5 cups - scripture never says "the cups"

There is only "one cup" of the New Testament in Yeshua's Blood.

Tit.1 [14] Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

There are no Rabbis in TaNaKh.

Rabbis made up the "Four Cups at the Pesach Seder" because they reject the Gospels and letters.

Rabbis don't recognize Yeshua the Messiah as "Our Passover".

This is why we tell people not to follow Rabbis and Judaism. (They have at rejected the Hebrew scriptures about Messiah)

Rabbis always "add and diminish" from God's Word.

Deut.4[ 2] Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Deut.12[ 32] What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Prov.30[ 6] Add thou not unto his words , lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Read only the Word of God and not commentaries, otherwise you will be - As Paul puts it - 2Tim.3 [7] Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

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If you are going to do "Four" Expressions of Redemption,

why not do "Seven"?

I see "SEVEN"

Exod.6

[1] Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
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2] And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
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3] And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
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4] And I have also established my covenant with them , to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
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5] And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant .

Verse [6] Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and

1 - I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and

2 - I will rid you out of their bondage , and

3 - I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

4 - [ 7] And I will take you to me for a people , and

5 - I will be to you a God : and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

6 - [8 ] And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and

7 - I will give it you for an heritage : I am the LORD

We don't believe these men below are great Torah scholars.

2Cor.10[ 12] For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some "that commend themselves:"

"but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise".

This below is what Judaism made up:

in the "11th to 16th centuries"

***The Chumash, page 319 - 6-7

These "four stages" are the basis for the Rabbinic requirement of the Four Cups at the Pesach Seder.

The expressions, as explained by Rabbi Bachya . Rabbi Bachaya Ibn Pakuda - (Eleventh Century)

The "four expressions" of redemption (represented at the Passover seder by the "Four Cups of wine") relate to the four aspects of our liberation from Egypt:

I will bring you out

I will save you

I will redeem you

I will take you (6:6-7)

(Nachmanides; Soforno)

**Rabbis made this up because they don't recognize Yeshua the Messiah as "Our Passover"**

1Cor.5[ 7] Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah / Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

We don't believe this man below is a great Torah scholar. He missed the Messiah in the Hebrew scriptures.

Nachmanides/Ramban (1194-1270)

(Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman)

Nachmanides was a Spaniard who was both a physician and a so-called great Torah scholar. ( However he missed the Messiah in the Hebrew scriptures. Still think he is a great Torah scholar? )

Nachmanides had a "strong mystical bent". His biblical commentaries are the first ones to incorporate "the mystical teachings".

We don't believe this man below is a great Torah scholar. He missed the Messiah in the Hebrew scriptures.

Rabbi Ovadya Seforno

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Now the Truth from Scripture:

One Blood, cup - One Bread

Matt.26[26] And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.[27] And he took "the cup", and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of "it";[28] For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.[29] But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

Mark.14 :[22] And as they did eat, Yeshua / Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.[23] And he took "the cup", and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of "it".[24] And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.[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.[26] And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Luke.22 [15] And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:[16] For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
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17] And he took "the cup", and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
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18] For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
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19] And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.[20] Likewise also "the cup" after supper, saying,

"This cup" is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

1Cor.10 [16] "The cup" of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Messiah / Christ? [17] For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1Cor.11 [23] For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:[24] And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.[25] After the same manner also he took "the cup", when he had supped, saying, "This cup" is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.[26] For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink "this cup", ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.[27] Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink "this cup" of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.[28] But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of "that cup".[29] For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.[30] For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.[31] For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.[32] But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

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"next thing not to do"

Don't leave the door open for Elijah or set a cup of wine for him

Elijah / Elias // John The Baptist

Why at Passover Seders are people leaving the door open and setting a cup of wine for Elijah to come?

Yeshua said He IS come!!!

Who did God say He would send?

I will send my messenger

I will send you Elijah the prophet

What was he going to do?

he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of

the children to their fathers

truly shall first come, and restore all things

Isa. 40 [3] The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Matt. 3 [1] In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
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2] And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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3] For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, (40:3) saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
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4] And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1 [1] The beginning of the gospel of Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of God;
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2] As it is written in the prophets, ( Malachi 3:1) Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

[3] The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. ( Isa. 40:3)
[4] John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.


Mal. 3[1] Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to this temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

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Matt. 3 [1] In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
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2] And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

[3] For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias (40:3), saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

[4] And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

2Kgs. 1 [8] And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.

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What was he going to do?

Mal. 4 [5] Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:[6] And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Luke 1

[1] Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
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2] Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
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3] It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
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4] That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
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5] There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
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6] And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
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7] And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
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8] And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
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9] According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
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10] And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.
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11] And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
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12] And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
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13] But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
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14] And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
[15] For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
[16] And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
[17] And he (John) shall go before him (Messiah) in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. ( Malachi 4:5 above)

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What Yehsua said about John The Baptist:

Matt. 11:9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

[10] For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. (Mal. 3:1 and 4:5)

[11] Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. [12] And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. [13] For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. [14] And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. (Mal. 3:1 and 4:5)

[15] He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
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Matt.17[10] And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?

[11] And Yeshua answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

[12] But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

[13] Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

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Mark 9[11] And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

[12] And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. [13] But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.

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"next thing not to do"

Where does it say to have special Passover plates and silverware? (someone is making allot of money)

"next things not to do"

Tell me, what's with the egg (sounds like pagan Easter eggs), shank bone that they have on a plate?

Why not have what the Scriptures say? Is this to easy?

Exod. 12 [8] And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast (lamb) with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

We do this day as a memorial:

Exod. 12 [14] And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

"next thing not to do"

Dont charge people money to attend a Seder. Where did they get that from?

This makes me sad. What about the people who can't afford to attend?

This is not a game........

"next thing not to do"

Many people attend more then one seder.

Some boast of 2 or more they attended. Passover is on a specific day, not days.

This is all adding to the Word of God.
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"next thing not to do"

It is not wise to tell God what to do or how to do it

In stanza three Dayanu means, "It would have sufficed"-in other words: "Enough already!" is an unscriptural traditional song.

Read below:

If He had merely rescued us from Egypt, but had not punished the Egyptians. DAYENU

If He had merely punished the Egyptians, but had not destroyed their gods. DAYENU

If He had merely destroyed their gods, but had not slain their first born. DAYENU

If He had merely slain their first born, but had not given us their property. DAYENU

If He had merely given us their property, but had not split the sea for us. DAYENU

If He had merely split the sea for us, but had not brought us through on dry ground. DAYENU

If He had merely brought us through on dry ground, but had not drowned our oppressors. DAYENU

If He had merely drowned our oppressors, but had not supplied us in the desert for forty years. DAYENU

If He had merely supplied us in the desert for forty years, but had not fed us with manna. DAYENU

If He had merely fed us with manna, but had not given us the Shabbat. DAYENU

If He had merely given us the Shabbat, but had not brought us to Mount Sinai. DAYENU

If He had merely brought us to Mount Sinai, but had not given us the Torah. DAYENU

If He had merely given us the Torah, but had not brought us to the land of Israel. DAYENU

If He had merely brought us to the land of Israel, but had not built us the Temple. DAYENU

We would have been satisfied, it would have been enough.

This sounds terrible to me .............

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"next thing not to do"

afikoman?

Manischewitz matzahs?

Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz, was born in Lithuania and immigrated to Cincinnati in 1886. He started out by supplying matzah to newly arrived Jewish immigrants who were heading west to seek a new and better life in America. It was very important to Rabbi Manischewitz that every Jew, even those in transit, be provided with matzah at Passover.

Remember:

Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz' immigrated to Cincinnati in 1886.

Try not to use Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz's matzah at Passover. (even though they are good other times)

Moses did not use Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz's matzah at Passover - he was not born yet!

Yeshua did not use Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz's matzah at Passover - he was not born yet!

Yeshua is not a Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz's matzah. ( so many stories made up about that)

We make unleavened bread, that simple.

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NEAR THE BEGINNING of a Passover Seder, a piece of matzah is broken in half.

The larger of the two pieces is hidden away until the end of the meal.

When it is brought back from concealment it is shared by everyone at the table as their final morsel. This broken and hidden piece of matzah is called the afikoman.

All this ceremony and the name afikoman are shrouded in mystery.

None of it is explained by the Haggadah.

Nor is it mentioned in Scripture.

The term appears first in the Mishnah (tractate Pesahim 10:8), the earliest collection of rabbinic legal rulings, codified around 200 AD. Though afikoman is written in Hebrew letters in rabbinic texts, it is actually a Greek word.

Jewish historians disagree why a Greek term entered the Passover liturgical tradition or what it means. As one of them said, "It is of uncertain etymology." Some think it is derived from epikomoi ("dessert") or from epi komon (a call for after dinner pastime, entertainment), or from epikomion ("festal song").

Over the centuries, its meaning has been lost or forgotten.

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Matt. 15[2] Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. [3] But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

Mark 7[1] Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
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2] And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
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3] For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
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4] And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
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5] Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
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6] He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
[7] Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctines the commandments of men.
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8] For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the
washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
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9] And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

[13] Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

Please follow scripture, not made up traditions. Let loose of Gentile and Jewish traditions that change the Word of The Lord

Shalom

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