Exodus 12:14, “This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to YHWH; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast.”
The Hebrew word translated as “forever” is olam (Strongs H5769). Not surprisingly it actually means…forever. As in: not temporary. Not stoppable. Never ending. To make it even more clear, YHWH adds “throughout your generations”, also meaning forever and without end.
This word is first used in Genesis 3:22 regarding the benefits of eating from the Tree of Life. Eat from that tree and live forever. If olam means “for a limited time”, or “until YHWH changes his mind”, then the entire hopeful vision offered to mankind is just a bait-and-switch sales pitch. Thankfully, olam means “forever”, and Pesach is to be kept olam.
Olam is used for signs like the rainbow. Genesis 9:16, “When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” If olam meant “temporary” then every time it rained we’d all panic and head for the life-rafts. Thankfully, olam means “forever”, and Pesach is to be kept olam.
One of YHWH’s titles, used in Genesis 21:33 is “YHWH El Olam“, the Everlasting God. In Exodus 3:15, YHWH says that His own name is olam. David literally doubles down on YHWH’s everlasting nature: Psalm 41:13, “Blessed be YHWH, the God of Israel, from olam to olam!” Only YHWH could double infinity. If olam meant “until further notice” we’d have a faith like Hinduism, where there’s a new god born every day. If His name was unstable, or wishy-washy, or now-and-then, then our faith is certainly misplaced. Thankfully, olam means “everlasting”, and Pesach is also everlasting.
YHWH isn’t only everlasting, so is His Kingship. Exodus 15:18, “YHWH will reign forever and ever.” He’ll reign olam v’owd. He doesn’t reign until His replacement arrives, or until His term is over, or until the next election. YHWH has always reigned, He is currently reigning, and He will always reign. His role as king lasts forever, and Pesach is also forever.
It would seem ludicrous to think or assume that Messiah would come to erase anything that His Father declared to be olam. Apparently, even in Yeshua’s day, there were hoards of ignorant folks who somehow thought that forever meant temporary. Messiah set that straight during the Sermon on the Mount.
Matthew 5:18, “For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Pesach is olam, and the Messiah says that the Law exists until heaven and earth pass away. Just in case that’s not clear, he again Messiah reminds us in Matthew 24:35, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
How in the world did Christianity get deceived into believing that Pesach was a thing of the past, a shadow, a relic, or a vestigial celebration discarded during our evolution. Compared with unfathomable olam, how did the Church get fooled into exchanging the focus of spring to bunnies laying eggs? Christianity claims the Cross as a symbol of their faith. How did they miss that YHWH chose Pesach to transform death on a roman execution stake into a sign of everlasting life?
If these questions hit the bullseye in your spirit, you don’t have to join the masses in the centuries-old deception. YHWH and Yeshua are olam, and they have been calling the lost back to themselves through the themes of Pesach from the very beginning. The spirit of Pesach has existed since Noah built the ark, and when Abraham left Ur, reaffirmed when Moses left Egypt, through Joshua’s entrance into the Promised Land, past Messiah on the cross, and right up to this very moment–right up to us. Pesach will be here long after we are gone, and maintain it’s power even through our Resurrection. This is your chance for your family to enter into olam with YHWH El Olam. This door is opened once a year, and that open door will be in your own home.