All I could acquire this year were bitter herbs (dandelions and green onions) from the yard.
I had the mind to make some red liquid with a bit of baking soda to alkaline the liquid and then add turmeric and cayenne pepper powder.
(Turmeric turns deep red in the presence of an alkaline solution).
After tonight the feast of unleavened bread continues for seven days. Ends on the twenty first (21) of the month.
So I stepped outside the gate and ate my “passover” meal of eggs cooked in a pan with onions and ginger and with bitter herbs on the side with a staff in hand with shoes and lions girt with a fringe on the garments.
Returned and sprinkled the “blood” onto the door posts and lintils of all the exterior doors of the house except the exterior door that is screwed shut on the second floor that is not accessible from the outside.
And now to remain inside the house till sunrise.
My observation of the Passover 2014.
At midnight the Angel of Yhwh smote all the first born of the Egyptians as per the Scripture.
From the book of Exodus: (Exod 12:11) And thus shall ye eat it; [with] your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it [is] the LORD’S passover.
(Exod 12:21) Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
(Exod 12:27) That ye shall say, It [is] the sacrifice of the LORD’S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
(Exod 12:43) And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This [is] the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
(Exod 12:48) And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
(Exod 34:25) Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.
And from Leviticus: Leviticus 23 verse four to Leviticus twenty three verse eight.
(Lev 23:4) These [are] the feasts of the LORD, [even] holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.(Lev 23:5) In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at even [is] the LORD’S passover.(Lev 23:6) And on the fifteenth day of the same month [is] the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.(Lev 23:7) In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.(Lev 23:8) But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day [is] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein].
And from the book of Numbers King James Version of the Bible it says:
(Num 9:2) Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season.(Num 9:3) In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.(Num 9:4) And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover.(Num 9:5) And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.(Num 9:6) And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:(Num 9:7) And those men said unto him, We [are] defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel?(Num 9:8) And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.(Num 9:9) And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,(Num 9:10) Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or [be] in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto the LORD.(Num 9:11) The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, [and] eat it with unleavened bread and bitter [herbs].(Num 9:12) They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.(Num 9:13) But the man that [is] clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.(Num 9:14) And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.
And the Passover is also clear in Deuteronomy where it says the following:
(Deut 16:1) Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.(Deut 16:2) Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there.(Deut 16:3) Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, [even] the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.(Deut 16:4) And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there [any thing] of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.(Deut 16:5) Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:(Deut 16:6) But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.(Deut 16:7) And thou shalt roast and eat [it] in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.(Deut 16:8) Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day [shall be] a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work [therein].
And King Josiah kept the Passover in a great way:
(2Kgs 23:21) And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as [it is] written in the book of this covenant.(2Kgs 23:22) Surely there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;(2Kgs 23:23) But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, [wherein] this passover was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.
(2Chr 35:7) And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these [were] of the king’s substance.
There is much more in the Scripture concerning the Passover and even the Messiah, Lord, kept the Passover.