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How is Jesus/Yeshua seen in the Passover? (Ex 12:1-15)
« on: Fri Apr 15, 2022 - 20:08:41 »
                                                 MESSIAH YESHUA IN THE PASSOVER (Exodus 12:1-13)                                                                   
 

Vs 2; “THIS MONTH SHALL BE THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS, IT SHALL BE THE FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR TO YOU”   

     So where does January 1st fit in? It doesn’t!  This was an invention of man, to change the calendar that God had already given us.  God operates on a lunar calendar, and the Gregorian calendar uses the sun.  But if we are going to understand the events and dates that events occur in the Bible, we need to be familiar with the lunar calendar. The month of “Nisan” which usually starts in April, is the “New Year” for us.  This year, 2022, “New Year’s Day” was on April 2nd

Vss 3-5; ON THE TENTH OF THIS MONTH, EVERY MAN SHALL TAKE FOR HIMSELF A LAMB.... YOUR LAMB WILL BE WITHOUT BLEMISH...FROM THE SHEEP OR FROM THE GOATS.   

    Something tremendous is about to happen, a joyous occasion, an event of “Thanksgiving” sort of speaking.  In the USA we are accustomed to celebrate “Thanksgiving” in November, with turkeys, and we invite all family and relatives over to eat.  In Egypt, the Israelites were slaves, and were about to be freed.  This “Thanksgiving” occasion called for “lambs” perfect lambs without illness, or deformities, one of the names of “Yeshua” our Messiah is the “Lamb of God” who was also, and still is “without blemish” what happened on the 10th day of the month of Nisan two thousand years ago? Yeshua entered Jerusalem on a donkey, to be known as Messiah, to heal the sick, and teach the Torah, to be known by the people, everyone greeted him with palm branches and shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David” and five days later shouted “Crucify him” (well, not all shouted that) many wept and many understood Daniel's prophecy that the “Messiah would be “cut off” (crucified) in Daniel chapter 8.  This date is commonly known as “Palm Sunday” in the Christian communities.  “Palm Sunday” was on the 10th of April this year. 

Vss 6-7; YOU SHALL KEEP IT UNTIL THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF THE SAME MONTH, THEN THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY OF THE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL SHALL KILL IT AT TWILIGHT. AND THEY SHALL TAKE SOME OF THE BLOOD AND PUT IT ON THE TWO DOORPOSTS AND ON THE LINTEL OF THE HOUSES WHERE THEY EAT IT” 

     A day begins at “twilight” when the sun goes down, it is the start of a new day.  So, five days after the lamb was in the houses, being inspected to see if it had any blemishes, it was slaughtered at “twilight” and the blood was placed on the two side beams of the houses, and on the top beam.

When we see Yeshua in this, we see him in Jerusalem, comes in on the tenth of Nisan, then on the 14th day of Nisan, five days later (ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, and fourteen).  When we count from Sunday, we get Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.  In the year 30 A.D. the 14th of Nissan was on a Thursday, and he was three days and three nights in the grave, then, he arose from the dead on the first day of the week.  It works out.   Thursday, Friday, Saturday, to be arisen on Sunday, the first day of the week.  Or we could say;  from Thursday to Friday, from Friday to Saturday, from Saturday to Resurrection Day Sunday.

    he is crucified on the cross of Calvary, for our sins, once and for all time,  The blood on the doorposts and lintel form a “cross” we can imagine the head of Yeshua at the top, wet with the blood from his head where the crown of thorns was, and the two side posts where his hands were nailed, and the blood ran down to the base of the cross. 

Vs 8; AND THEY SHALL EAT THE FLESH ON THAT NIGHT, ROASTED WITH FIRE, AND WITH UNLEAVENED BREAD AND WITH BITTER HERBS, THEY SHALL EAT IT” 

    We often see this done in parks, on BBQ pits, families bring hamburgers, hot dogs, fajitas, sausage, etc and roast them over an open fire, well in Goshen, the lambs were roasted over open fires on spits, we look at the symbolism of “fire” and we are reminded of “heat, light, destruction, purification, zeal, and judgment.  Yeshua was “roasted” on Calvary's cross in the "fire of judgment", being judged for all of our sins, past, present, and future.  Yeshua is also known by the name “The Bread of Life” who was born in the “House of Bread” (Beit-Lechem) or in English “Bethlehem” it is only fitting that the “Bread of Life” would be born in the “House of Bread” Unleavened bread symbolizes “without sin” leaven symbolizes “sin” as “leaven or yeast” puffs up the dough, and so we get bread made with flour and yeast, sin often makes us “swell or puff up with false pride” .

 The “bitter herbs” remind us of the slavery that the Israelites went through in Egypt for 400 years.  We are reminded of the “slavery to sin” being bound to Ha Satan.  We don't know exactly what kind of bitter herbs were used back then, but today, we use horse radish.  The bitterness of sin is passed when we come to Yeshua and accept Him as LORD and Savior.

  Yeshua was the "Seh Elohim" (The Lamb of God) that took away the sins of the world.  Here there is symbolism in the "Flesh" and the "blood" Yeshua's flesh was ripped apart with the Roman whips, and poured out his blood.  In the Last Supper, Yeshua shared the last meal he had with his Talmidim, mentioning his "Blood" and his "flesh" which were illustrated by the "bread" and the "wine". 

    We see "bread" and "wine" also symbolized in the story of Joseph when he was in the prison in Egypt.  He interpreted the dreams of the cup-bearer, and the baker.  in "Three days" the cup-bearer would regain employment with Pharaoh, while the baker would lose his head (death).  What did the cup-bearer bring Pharaoh?   WINE of course.  What did the baker make for Pharaoh?  BREAD of course. 

     Joseph said that the "birds would pick at the bread from the basket on the baker's head"  and the baker would die.  Just as the bread was "torn apart" by the birds, so was the body of Yeshua "torn apart" by the Roman whips.  The baker was put to death in "three days" yet in "three days" Yeshua came back to life!   

Vss 11-13:  …...” YOU SHALL EAT IT IN HASTE, IT IS THE LORD'S PASSOVER, FOR I WILL PASS THROUGH THE LAND OF EGYPT ON THAT NIGHT AND WILL STRIKE ALL THE FIRST BORN OF EGYPT, BOTH MAN AND BEAST, AND AGAINST ALL THE GODS OF EGYPT, I WILL EXECUTE JUDGMENT, I AM YHVH. NOW THE BLOOD WILL BE A SIGN FOR YOU ON THE HOUSES WHERE YOU ARE, AND WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD, I WILL “PASS OVER” YOU, AND THE PLAGUE SHALL NOT BE ON YOU TO DESTROY YOU WHEN I STRIKE THE LAND OF EGYPT” 

  This is the night when the Egyptians get paid back for all their abuse and cruelty.  In one night, Egypt was ruined. And a few days later, Egypt's army found itself on the bottom of the Red Sea. Egypt never quite recovered from the blow.  Adonai-Elohim was saying to Pharaoh “I AM the LORD God, and YOU are not ME!” nor were the gods, any kind of gods, if anything, demonic entities.  Each plague was against one of the many gods.  “darkness” came against “Ra” the sun god.  The death of the cattle came against “Apis” a god with the head of a bull.  The Nile turned to blood, against the Nile goddess, and so forth.  But the “Blood Standard” would “save” all who found themselves behind the closed doors of the houses where the blood was.  Even the Egyptians who chose to believe.  In this way, Adonai is being fair to ALL peoples.  There would be no distinction between Hebrew and Egyptian.  BOTH PEOPLE groups would be saved if they put the blood of the lambs on their doorposts.

     Many who “woke up and smelled the coffee” sort of speaking, who realized they were on the losing side, if they put blood on their doors, they would also be saved.  This shows that we serve a just God who is not racist.  He accepts ALL people of ALL NATIONS who would trust in the shed blood of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus the Christ).  We see a “mixed multitude” that left Egypt together with the Israelites, it consisted of Egyptians and Nubians (people from Ethiopia and Sudan) who were living in Egypt at that time.  The LORD would PASS OVER those houses where the blood of the lambs was placed.  Today when we trust in the one-time sacrifice of Yeshua (Jesus) who shed his blood on Calvary's cross, we are saved from eternal destruction, eternal death, and separation from our creator.  Just as the blood standard was in effect back then, it is still in effect NOW, and always will be.

VS 14:  AND THIS DAY SHALL BECOME TO YOU A REMEMBRANCE. AND YOU SHALL OBSERVE IT AS A FESTIVAL TO  YHVH  THROUGHOUT YOUR GENERATIONS.  OBSERVE IT AS A FESTIVAL, AN EVERLASTING COMMANDMENT.   

   Is the WORD of God is saying that this would be a festival to the Jews? as many believe Passover to be a "Jewish Festival" yet it says a festival to "YHVH" to the LORD!!.  It is the LORD's festival, for ALL believers to celebrate. Yes, it started with the Jewish people, the "Ivrim" (the Hebrews) as they were known then, and now, the Community of Israel has opened its doors to receive ALL believers from ALL parts of the world.  We ALL have been "grafted in" to the natural olive tree.

VS 15:  SEVEN DAYS YOU SHALL EAT UNLEAVEN BREAD....

     Unleavened bread symbolizes "no sin" or "sinless bread".  We should eat this type of bread, being Matzah, you can buy it is some grocery stores, or you can make it yourself at home.  Some consider "saltine crackers" unleavened bread.  Well, as long as the box doesn't read "yeast" as one of the ingredients.  When we eat unleavened bread for 7 days, it symbolizes that we are aware of our sin nature and we are consciously avoiding sin in our lives.  For some people, it really takes self-discipline.  We look at the unleavened bread and we are reminded of Yeshua who was and is the "Bread of Life" and when we eat the bread, it is like inviting the living Messiah into our bodies, to "check us out" from the inside out.  That's one way we can think of it. 

Shalom    Hag Sameach Pesach  (Happy Passover and Happy Resurrection Day)   Remember that if the Passover Lamb had not been slain, there wouldn't have been a Resurrection Day.

Ben Avraham