My wife and I participated in Jonathon Cahn’s live Passover last night. It blessed us in many ways! And I learned some really beautiful aspects of the Lord’s Supper I did not know, one of which is the “Hidden Matzah”.
I did not know the Matzah bread was actually “3”, stacked upon each other. So you have 3 Matzah bread in a stack, and at a certain point of the meal, the “middle” Matzah is pulled out of the stack, this representing our Lord. I’ve always heard the phrase Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus always seems to be the middle of the holy Trinity. This is a very interesting detail, but the analogy continues.
The other two Matzahs are laid aside, but the middle one that has been pulled from the stack is then broken in half, signifying our Lord’s suffering to pay our price of redemption, but the most fascinating detail at this point is that half of the Matzah is then put in a cloth, shroud, and “HIDDEN” away!
Now this was of particular interest to me. At my other site, the Willow Tree, I have done much teaching about living in our Father’s House, and how Jesus IS our Father’s House!
“He that dwelleth in the ‘SECRET’ place of the most High shall abide under the shadow (the cloud) of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my ‘REFUGE’ and my ‘FORTRESS’…” (Psalms 91) and also… “Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my REFUGE, even the most High, thy HABITATION…” (Vrs. 9)
Jesus was always the great mystery hidden, the great secret of the coming salvation. Satan never understood that God was planning to put his children into Christ, like a mighty fortress of salvation, our Father’s House! We are born-again to dwell in Christ! And this house is mobile, like the tents the children of Israel lived in on their way to the Promised Land!
So the beauty of this detail of HIDING half of the middle Matzah, like a SECRET place. Later in the meal the HIDDEN Matzah is to be found! Sometimes they have the children look for it and make real significance of it being HIDDEN! Even today, salvation is a great mystery to many people. Even the nation Israel, as a whole, has not discovered the HIDDEN Matzah yet, as they still do not realize who Jesus is!
People search for fulfillment and salvation in many many ways, yet fail to find the true hidden Matzah. He seems to be hidden to them, like a vale over their eyes, they do not see him. Yet he is there all the time, just waiting for them to believe and unwrap his body from that shroud and enter into eternal resurrection!
Another aspect of this, sad to say, for many Christians, they fail to live a life of dwelling in Christ. The “will of God”, the personal assignment for them is lost, as if hidden, because they fail to dwell under God’s shadow, walking in Spirit! We are called to live as tents! When the cloud moves we move too, staying in the will of God for us! But people grow careless, lazy, distracted, or in a set program, and the cloud moves but they are not paying attention to the cloud! They are not looking up! They don’t pray, they don’t listen, they don’t care! God is a living Being who moves! His Presence moves and they fail to move with Him. Now they are no longer under the shadow and can’t seem to find that SECRET place again, of His strong Presence for them. And yet He is still there.
God’s perfect will for each of us is SECRET to us. We are meant to hear His voice and follow His will that is individual to us. He is a very “personal” God. He is the only one who can have a huge congregation and yet still be intimate with each member! But if we are too preoccupied with other things higher on our priority list, then we lose the shadow, and if we’re not careful, we can actually become the prodigal who has left the Father’s House under less than desirable terms. Beware the pig pen coming!
Our habits become our habitation. I have written much of this at my Willow site, but I am slowly moving it all to this site. Yes, a transition is going on. Please continue visiting our Willow tree here at Path Without End as God is moving mightily in our time and we all need to hear ye Him!
“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.” (Psalms 137)