Did the apostle Paul keep the Passover
in the scriptures that follow, Apostle Paul who wrote most of the books of the new testament instructs us on how to keep the Passover to show the Lords death till he comes back for us and I'm pretty certain the Lord hasn’t came back for us yet.
1st Corinthians 11:20 when ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.21: For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22: What? Have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. 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
in the new testament in luke 22:14 the Lord instructs us to keep the Passover in remembrance of him.
luke22:14- and when the hour was come he sat down and the 12 apostles with him.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. 17: And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 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.
Hebrews 9: starting with 19 explains to us how the Lord Jesus was offered once to bear the sins of many
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This [is] the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you 21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 23 [It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
in conclusion we no longer have to sacrifice animals to make an atonement for our sins since Jesus was that atonement on the cross, but he does want us to keep the Passover - the breaking and sharing of unleavened bread (representing his body that was broken for us), and the drinking of grape juice (representing his blood that he shed for our sins) among ourselves on Passover.
A quick history on the origination of Passover… Passover is a Jewish festival originating hundreds of years before Christ. Passover commemorates the Jews deliverance (from being in slavery to the Egyptians) led by Moses who was sent by God. Coincidentally or not, The Lord Jesus was crucified on Passover. Passover is supposed to fall on the 14th day of the first month of the year. The first Passover that the lord commanded Moses and the children of Israel to keep was in Egypt, the night before their exodus. They would take a lamb without blemish, a male of the first year. They would kill the lamb and take of the blood and strike it on the 2 side posts, and on the upper doorposts of the house where they were going to eat. They would then roast the lamb with fire and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. They would eat all of it that night and if anything remained until the morning they would burn it with fire. They ate the Passover lamb with their loins girded, their shoes on their feet, and their staff in their hand, and ate it in haste, for it was the Lords Passover. (Exodus 1-14). On this same night in Egypt the angel of death passed thru the land and smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt both man and beast. 13- When I see the blood of the lamb on the doorposts, i will Passover you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of egypt.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 forever. Leviticus 16:30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD. email@example.com