Understanding Passover – Part 3

03/24/18 (01/06) Video Broadcast

Understanding Passover - Part 3 - Study
We are ready to begin chapter 3, or part 3, segment 3 of our study understanding Passover. Very important observance, very sombre observance, very serious observance, we don't want to take it lightly. And this third segment we're going to be talking about the Passover Seder. Seder is the Hebrew word for order and basically it's what you do to observe Passover, to remember the things that Yahweh did, when he spared
the children of Israel from death in Exodus
chapter 12 and brought them out of Egypt and into the wilderness. But we're going to examine various ways that can
demonstrate to be our Passover lamb that we
partake of. Many people observe what's called the Eucharist or the Lord's Supper so quote. Maybe they'll do it once a month, maybe they'll do it once a week, and maybe they'll do it once a year. Most of them do it once a week or once a month they don't really know when to do it. And we do it on the night he told us that, he told disciples to do this remembrance of me for a reason, he did it for a reason he said that, he is going to be the Passover, he's our Passover. 1 Corinthians 5:7 says, says Messiah our Passover sacrificed for us, now you don't eat the Passover before you kill the Passover, you know. You have to kill the Passover then you partake of the Passover and doesn't happen in any other way. So on the day he died, Passover day, we wait until that night and then we partake of the body and blood of Messiah symbolized in the unleavened bread and fruit of the vine, and that's how we do it. If you may have missed parts 1 and 2, there were some things we covered, I'll just go over them really quickly. Some principles to consider number one, we are Israel, Hallelujah we are the seed of Abraham, Ephesians 2, Romans 11, and Galatians 3:29. And we are also, we were in bondage to Pharaoh, Satan, we're not in bondage anymore, praise
And Yahweh demonstrates his superiority over the idols of this world to us and to Israel and to the Egyptians, right. Because all the things of this world are not sovereign over him, he is sovereign over all. We were offered grace and deliverance just like Israel was offered grace and deliverance from their bondage. So we have the same experience each of us individually that the nation of Israel experienced in ancient times. They set aside a lamb of the, 15, our Lamb the Messiah was anointed for his burial and selected on Abib number 10, that is the Nisun 10 or the 10th day of the first month. Also, eat a regular meal before partaking of the..., okay here we go. Their lamb was offered on Passover day, our lamb also offered on Passover day. Messiah is our Passover 1 Corinthians 5:7 is our Passover and partaking of him is partaking of Passover. And we must examine ourselves before we partake of him and we should eat a regular meal before partaking of him because of 1 Corinthians 11:34. And the bread that we partake of must be unleavened bread because that's the beginning of the feast of unleavened bread. The bread represents the word; the fruit of the vine represents the Messiah's sacrifice. You'll notice when you partake of unleavened bread it's very dry; it kind of makes you thirsty. Yeah I know when we read the word we realize, we thirst for redemption because we have sinned against Yahweh and we need the blood of the lamb to cleanse us don't we? Unique thing happening here; So Exodus chapter 12 verses 2-4; this month shall be your beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, on the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. So when the woman poured expensive perfume on, Messiah Yahushua said that she was anointing him for his burial. Well that's actually the same day that this tenth day of Abib, they were selecting Passover lamb, so she selected him and he told the disciples that what this woman has done will be a memorial for all generations. And it turned out as the case and this is one of the reasons why. And if the household is too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, you may take it from the sheep, or from the goats.
Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day
the same month: then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it between in the evenings. That's Ben Ha Arbayim in Hebrew, between the evenings. 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. And when we partake Messiah Yahushua, we partake with him and his blood is on our dwelling place, right. Then they shall eat the flesh on that night, roast it in fire, with unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat of it. And so we partake of Messiah Yahushua with bitter herbs. But what are bitter herbs? Some people use parsley, some people use horseradish, but we're trying to find the truth, we're trying to find out what Yahweh is talking about when he says bitter herbs, right. We're not just following man and what man says, so let's look at the Hebrew and find out what bitter herbs might be. It's translated Maror, it's from the word Maror, bitter thing, bitter herb, bitterness and you'll notice that it's from 4843, coming from Mar and Marah is where we get the word myrrh and myrrh is a bitter herb so to speak. And it's translated morra, Maror is bitterness and so on and so forth. I like to get back to our Hebrew roots, so we're going to go with myrrh, I think it is the herb that he's talking about, trying to get as close to scripture as we possibly can. So go and find yourself some health food stores carry it, some myrrh. We get some on the Internet and let that be your bitter herb and you'll find yeah it's pretty bitter. It does have a little bit of a nice taste to it, but there's also some bitterness to it as well. And, you know anyway it's myrrh and it's, you could even get some fresh growing myrrh in your house.
But the Egyptians made the children of Israel served
with rigor. Exodus 1:13; And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor. And made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, in which they made them serve, with rigor. So Yahweh delivered us from this bitterness you
know, better life, yucky life, before we came and
we were delivered by the blood of the lamb. When you're partaking on the blood of the lamb, all of our sin was placed on him, right. So we partake of him with bitter herbs and he's a reminder of our former life that was laid on him, and our former lives before we were delivered from Egypt, delivered from the world was all about bondage. Bondage to the fear of man the fear of death all kinds of sins. And I think inside there's this little part of us that goes, what Yahushua had to do for me. And a feeling of regret for what we have done and so we make the bitter herbs, myrrh as part of our observance. So then it says; do not eat it raw, nor boil at all with water but roast it in fire, its head, its legs, its entrails. Now we understand that Yahushua went through a fiery trial, right. He was brought through the fire and yet came out completely pure. There were no impurities at all, he was without blemish. He says, you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire. And thus shall you eat it; with a belt in your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; so you shall eat it in haste: it is the YAHWEH'S Passover. Well you know Yahushua was not left on the tree overnight, it was forbidden in the Torah to leave a man hanging overnight. And so they took him down from the tree. So that he would not be remaining there overnight. And that's the reason why Yahweh commanded the Passover, he said don't let any of it remain until morning. It's Yahweh's Passover, eat it in haste, the haste describing the quickness with which we want Messiah
to cleanse us of our sins and the haste with which
we want to leave Egypt, leave the world and the things that it is sought to corrupt us with right.
We want to quickly leave the world and we also need
to make sure that the bread we eat is unleavened because it says; Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; on the first day you shall move leaven from your houses: for whosoever eats leavened bread from the first day to the seventh day, that person should be cut off from Israel. So for 7 days we eat unleavened bread in the night in which we observe the memorial of Yahushua. We're partaking of bread, it must be unleavened. So he is without sin, he is the unleavened person,
the lamb itself is the Passover and so if you're
partaking of him and he says eat in haste. You shall eat it in haste, right quickly. So when we partake of the body of Messiah, the blood of Messiah symbolized in the fruit of the vine and the unleavened bread. We instruct our children of Israel with this, eat it quickly. And so because he is our Passover, we are partaking of him our Passover lamb, we eat in haste. So we want to partake of the Messiah Yahushua, quickly symbolizing the haste with which we want to leave Egypt, the haste with which we are readily wanting to accept him. And be cleansed of our sins and therefore the unleavened Messiah entering us, becoming a part of us, feeding us, representing him, we eat
in haste and we do quickly.
All right, so now it says eat with the belt on our waist, sandals on our feet, and staff in our hand. What's that? Well we go out in the woods and we have woods here and we actually get staff and we have it in our hand when we eat the Passover lamb, we partake the Messiah with the staff in our hands, sandals on her feet. I even went to the store and got me some sandals one year; I use sandals once a year. And this is the only time I use sandals. But then I get a belt, I don't normally wear a belt either. But I'll put a belt around my waist and I'm ready to leave the world, ready to leave Egypt, hastily desirous to enter that Promised Land. And so we partake of Messiah Yahushua in haste, the belt on our waist, sandals on our feet, staff in hand ready to go, it's an object lesson we explain. The whole thing is an object lesson, a parable mind you. Some people think well we're going too far, you don't have to do all that. Well he told them to do it; this is a memorial of
what they did: and what we've done and so let's
complete the picture, its right out of scripture. We know baptism is an object lesson of the physical lesson what's happening inside of us or man's death the demands living in us.
The same way this belt on our waste and sandals on
our feet and staff in our hand, all commanded parts of the first Passover, this reasoning, this resolve in our hearts to depart Egypt has nothing to do with it. And say Yahweh is before us and the words before us and the world is behind us with all its yuck. And just as we go down the baptismal waters, and let the old man die. A new man rises up, a new creation in Messiah Yahushua, we're ready to go. And that's why as soon as they exited the land of Egypt, made a decision they're gonna follow Yahweh and they're gonna trust in the blood of the lamb. We also have done that, what did they do immediately after that? They crossed the sea and they crossed the sea and they were under the water in a sense, the water was a wall on both sides. One scripture in the New Testament says, they were baptized into Moshe and went into this water, then
to the cloud, they were baptized likewise we were
baptized. You see the picture just completing all the way through our journey into Yahweh's presence, it's very similar to what they went through as a nation. So we put the things before, the things of the spirit, we are in the wilderness after that time of baptism and we are learning the Torah, we're learning the law of Yahweh, the things that he has to teach us and we're ready to go. Here's why we don't come to Passover service hungry, he says; and if any man hunger, let him eat at home; lest you come together for judgment. And the rest will I set in order when I come. This is chapter 11 of 1 Corinthians contextually talking about the partaking of the body and blood of Messiah unworthily and using as something to fill your belly, he says don't even treat Yahushua's body and blood that way, and so we don't go there. So we made our separation from the carnal things, right? We made a separation and we partake of bitter
herbs, so I'm just trying to get you to look at
these, think about him while we do them, it all makes sense, it all comes together as principles that we practice as part of our Passover service.
So we eat with a belt on our waste sandals on our
feet, staff in hand, signifying the haste with which we want to leave the world. Otherwise we become adulterers and adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world's enmity with Elohim. Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of Elohim. We do not want to be an enemy of Elohim but therefore don't be a friend of the world, your buddy with the world and the worldly things. We're walking away from that junk, all the things the world has to offer and now we're following the cloud, calm by day, fire by night as we enter that the Red Sea the baptismal waters, we begin that journey and we're on that journey right now, were we're being tested and tried in this wilderness this land is not our own and Yahweh is writing the Torah on our hearts. It is ultimately a man named Yahushua who's gonna to take us across to Jordan.
Yahushua said let your waist girded in your lambs
burning. And you yourselves be like man who waits for their Master when he'll return from the wedding that when he comes and knocks then we open immediately. So as we run this journey in the wilderness be ready, put your belt around your waist, get your lambs burning, be ready, waist girded, it's only for the Passover here. And when Messiah comes, be ready, I have wondered about that, you know when Yahushua comes back, looks like they're gonna be people on the earth he's reigning over and so how's he going to decide he will be killed, who will be taken, who will be left and all that stuff, obviously those who are believers in Messiah will be the ones who will be left. That means that we will be allowed to remain on the earth, those who are taken are like those of Noah's flood, those who were taken away, those who were destroyed, if you really study that whole thing it's not a rapture, but that's another subject. So therefore gird up the loins of your mind and be sober and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Yahushua Messiah, 1 Peter 13. As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts as in your ignorance: But is he who called you is holy you also be holy in all your conduct because it is written be holy for I am holy. So in a spiritual sense especially at Passover we gird up the belt around the waist, make sure you do it with your mind as well, it's not just a ritual, do it with your mind as well. Stand therefore Ephesians 6:14, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness having shot your feet with the preparation of the good news the gospel of peace. So that's the sandals on our feet right there brothers and sisters, got good news with this as we travel toward the Promised Land. Inviting others to the journey, we've got our feet shod with the preparation of the good news of peace. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news (how beautiful are the feet of the one who brings good news? Why? because you shod your feet with the preparation of the good news of peace, Hallelujah. That's why your feet are so lion looking), who proclaims peace; that brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation; who says to Zion, your Elohim reigns! Your Mighty One reigns, hallelujah. We need someone to reign over us, who are a lot smarter than Donald Trump or Barack Obama and these other presidents, or any king who ever lived. Well if you want him to be your king then let him rule your life now, so that when he comes you'll be found worthy, because you're showing him that you're willing to follow him. Yahushua said in Matthew 10:38; He who does not take his stake or cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
This word I translated, cross so often is the
Greek word Stauros, it means a stake or post. Why did they translate a cross? That's all tradition. but you know just as ancient Israel was taking their staff and making their trek toward the promised land, Yahushua says you must take up your staff your stake, and follow him wherever he leads you. Wherever the cloud takes you, where the spirit leads you must go. And if you do not do that, he says you are not worthy of him. So the stake you're taking is a staff.
And you're following after him.

Yahushua said to his disciples, Matthew 16:24;
If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross or stake, and follow him. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it: whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man, if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? What will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Are you willing to lay down your former things,
that really had you in slavery and follow Yahushua? That's what he wants to know, Mark 6 verse 7; And
he called the twelve of them, and began to send
them two by two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; He commanded them to take nothing for their journey, except a staff only; no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts: But to wear sandals; and not put on two tunics. Like he commanded the sandals there, they're being sent out as presenters or messengers for the good news. We have good news to share and so we're on this journey to the wilderness, though this land is not our own that we manifest this hope in us and Messiah Yahushua HaMashiach. And so we're on that journey, sharing the good news at how beautiful on the mountains are the feet of them that bring it. Are we willing to be among those who bring it? To be laborers in the harvest? I hope so. Exodus chapter 12 verse 12 says; I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; against all the deities or Elohim of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am Yahweh. Now, the blood shall be a sign for on the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.
Guess what, if you walk in Egypt's ways, then you
will be destroyed on the final day. You don't have the blood of the lamb on the doorposts of your heart. Then you will be struck and you'll be destroyed. So we need the lamb, he's the way the truth and the life no one comes to the father, except through him. So this day shall be to you for a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to Yahweh throughout your generations; you shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. Now Yahushua HaMashiach instructed us to take the
bread, to give thanks, he took bread, he gave thanks
and he broke it and gave it to them, he said this is my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me a memorial.
What does this say?
This shall be a memorial to remember, remember what our Savior did for us, it's a memorial. So, just as they had a memorial where they were delivered from a physical Egypt, a physical place of bondage, we also have a memorial so that we remember that we were also delivered from bondage and from slavery. So we're gonna eat with belts on our waists, sandals on our feet, staff in the hand, ready to go, giving thanks for the bread. Yahushua gave thanks, he broke it, gave thanks. And so when we partake of the Messiah Yahushua we
give thanks for what he's done for us.
And for the broken body of Messiah Yahushua, we give thanks for it. Don't slice it ahead of time, break it after the prayer and then distribute because that's what he did. He says he gave thanks and then broke, so we are following his example we break it after the prayer and then we distribute to those who are in need or those who want it. Alright, so this day shall be to you for a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to Yahweh throughout your generations; you shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; on the first day you shall remove the leaven from your houses: for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. We read this earlier, on the first day there shall
be a holy convocation, on the seventh day there
shall be a holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done on them, but that which everyone must eat, that only may be prepared by you. So on this first day and the seventh day, it says those are holy days which we can find on eliyah.com/calendar for the particular year you happen to be watching this study, you can look that up. So you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for on this same day I would have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance.
Are we ready?
Are we ready? Cease from work on first and seventh days of the feast. Do not work on those days these are holy days, just like the Sabbath is a holy day, these are also holy days. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at evening. He's specifying more exactly the starting point and ending point of the time we can eat, we must eat unleavened bread. So you know why unleavened bread? Well we know that leavening throughout scripture is symbolized in a sin. And sin is that way, a little leaven, leavens the whole lot. And so, we know that when we partake of the Messiah
Yahushua, he cleanses us of all sin.
He's an unleavened person and so when we partake of him we become unleavened. And so we continue to partake of unleavened bread throughout the seven days: seven days of the feast symbolizing a 7000 year time period in which men would need the Messiah to make them unleavened.
Now, he says; in the first month, on the fourteenth
day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. Seven days no leaven shall found in your houses: since whoever eats what is leavened, even that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or a native in the land. You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread. So that's what we do, simple as that.
So no leavening in all dwelling places.
Does he even want to be around us. Eat no leavening bread on seven days of the feast; in fact don't even have leavening in your house, that's the command so that's what we want to do. Now, it says, Seven days you shall eat unleavend bread. The first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. for whoever eats leavended bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cutoff from the land of Israel. All right. What's leavened? From the Hebrew word Seor.
And so we're gonna look up 7604 and it comes from the

Hebrew word Shaar, to remain, to be left over,
to be left behind, to remain. And so what is this remnant? What's he talking about here? Has to do with the..., some people are thinking leftovers wait a minute. But what he's talking about is there are two words here actually, 2557 as well whoever eats leavened bread. And so there are two words being described here one is talking about something left over, and the second one is talking about chametz which means the thing leavened or leaven, it's from 2556, which means to be leavened or to be sour.
And so it's interesting actually the way they used
to do leavened bread, you couldn't just go down to Wal-Mart and buy a little packet of yeast you know and put in the bread is for making bread. They had to find ways to bring the leavening out of the air and into the bread. Well they would have, when they are baking their bread and you can still do it to this day, you cut off a little piece of the unleavened bread, and you set it aside. And you just let that set out in the air. And what happens is that the yeast likes that bread, so it comes in and it causes that, yeast will all start to cause that bread to smell kind of sour. And so the leavening it's in the air goes into the bread. And so what they would do is. The next loaf that they made they would take that sourdough ball and they put it there with the unleavened bread in the yeast from that leavened piece of bread, but then transferred to the other piece of bread through the air and cause that piece of bread to be leavened before they bake it. So that's actually some ancient cultures still do it that way. And so that's, but we do it differently we go down to Wal-Mart or whatever store nearby and buy a pack of the yeast but they didn't have that in those days. So really for them is pretty simple and just take the sourdough ball toss it out sweep out the house done. Today we got ingredients, got a set of ingredients yeast or whatever other. So we have to do it differently because we've complicated everything. So anyway it's translated as Cruel, in this particular verse cruel man, Chamets. Thus my heart was grieved Chamets, I was vexed in my mind. What's going on here? How do you line all this up with the meaning leavening. Like I said that; leavening is always in the air, the uses in the air. And so it would become a sourdough ball, something
sour kinda doesn't really taste very good.
Especially little dough ball doesn't taste very good. And so they would do it that way and so that's kind of how the word came about the way it did. So now today we have some Jewish people, they'll sell their house for a dollar to a gentile. I always thought would happen if the gentile decided to keep it for himself. He didn't sell it back. But then they buy it back after the end of Passover that way you don't have to go to the trouble of getting the leavening out of their houses, see. They're really missing the whole principle in my opinion. The principle is we're trying to learn, to get rid of the sin out of our life, when you start going through the ingredients of the things that are in your house you know just realize how complicated our world is and how more complicated is to live a holy life. Even with all this stuff everywhere. And none of this living in Egypt basically trying to be an Israelite living in Egypt. But you know we gotta fall not just the precepts but also the principles of the Torah and we don't treat it like some rigid legal code. We are trying to find some loophole in Yahweh's law and so I actually go further than just yeast. Because of modern man has come up with other things with which he could leaven bread and almost pretty much look the same like baking powder and baking soda and a whole bunch of other things that would be yeast substitutes, where you can still enjoy, essentially it will be like leavened bread. And so I don't know, I just I look for anything that would be a leavening agent. Because we're trying to do our best to please our heavenly father to the best of our understanding not because we're a bunch of legalists, but because we're trying to follow the principles of the last not just the legal code, spiral law. So there a whole lot of leavening agents out there today and I will leave it to your conscience what you do. But, we try to do our best to get rid of every one of them that might be in our cupboards. So you can go to eliyah.com/leaven.html and find a list of leavening agents, there's a bunch of them, be warned. And then as far as an unleavened bread recipe you keep it simple, flour, oil and water. And you might wanna add salt because every offering was made with salt. But the old salt would be okay too I think, and you
can find this particular recipe at
eliyah.com/passoverservice. html and also a full Passover service done on the video where you can follow along, really easy to do you can even download the video and put it on your TV if you want. Many people don't have a TV in the kitchen, but you can put on a laptop or even getting your smart-phone if you want to. But you can download the video and then just follow along, if you want to do that or you can just print out the service and follow along there. And we don't have a live broadcast of the Seder service here, I think it would be a distraction for one, and two you be waiting on us to wash our feet. And we might have more people than you and all this kind of difficult. Anyway, back to scripture Exodus chapter 12 Verse 21; Then Moshe called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you should take a bunch of hyssops, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you should go out at the door of his house until the morning. Now notice that the lamb itself, it's called the Passover, he says kill the Passover. The lamb is called the Passover, because Yahushua is our lamb and Yahushua is our Passover.
For Yahweh will pass through to strike the
Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the lintel, and on the two side posts, Yahweh will pass over the door, and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. And you shall observe this thing as the ordinance for you and your sons forever. It will come to pass, when you come to the land which Yahweh will give you, just as he promised, that you shall keep this service.
So they had to be within the house, so that when
the angel passed over, the blood would be there and he would not be destroyed when Yahweh passed over I should say. In the destroyer came which Yahweh sent. And it shall be, when your children say to you, What do you mean by this service? That you shall say, It is the Passover sacrifice of the Yahweh, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians, and delivered our households. So the people bowed their heads and worshiped.
Now we can relate our own personal Passover story to
our children, maybe you have a testimony of how Yahweh saved you from your Egypt and delivered you by
the blood of the lamb.
And you can share with your children what it means to you to have Yahushua delivering you from death, from your Egypt, and brought you into a relationship with him and with Messiah. And a lot of these things put a whole reason why Yahweh commanded the Passover in some areas, because he wanted our children, he wants the children to know and to remember what Yahweh had done. And we need to let our children know what Yahweh has done in our life. And these are all object lessons, and we can find ways, these are instructions for the next generation. So make that a part of your Passover service. It says; Then the children of Israel went away, and did so just as Yahweh commanded Moshe and Aaron, so they did. And it came to pass, at midnight that Yahweh struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon; all the firstborn of the livestock. So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
So the people took their dough before it was
leavened having their needing bowls bound up in their clothes and on their shoulders. And now the children had done according to the word
of Moses; and they asked from the Egyptians oracles
of silver, oracles of gold, and oracles in clothing. And Yahweh had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians. They didn't have to take up a single sword, they plundered the Egyptian without a fight, interesting. Plundered the Egyptians without a fight, he put the fear of Yahweh in them. Now Yahushua disarmed principalities and powers without a fight, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in what he did.
The word disarmed means to strip away what belongs to
another. He completely disarmed them, the enemy and all that he had. So that he can no longer harm us, but anyway verse
37; the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to
Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. And a mixed multitude went up with them also; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. Notice here it was not just Israel that made the axes, it was also gentiles who went with him.
Some people don't catch that.
And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were driven out of Egypt, and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves. They weren't even ready to go yet, out you go, not even enough time for them to leaven their bread, they had to go. They had the staff in their hands, some were on their feet, get out of the door no time to waste. And that's the whole purpose of the unleavened bread is to show you don't have time to leaven any bread, then you go quickly, driven out. So they weren't ready and they had to go. So in that sense, but they were ready with staff in their hands, same as in their feet, ready to go. But there wasn't enough time to leaven bread, in bread, so mixed multitude gone up with them and the same is true about today. Today we have to understand that the new covenant is not with gentiles, it's ultimately with Israel and with Judah. He says; Behold, the days are coming, says Yahweh, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, we're the gentiles. If you distance yourself from the old covenant because you think it was only with Israel and Judah, then you must distance yourself from the new covenant because it's also with Israel and Judah. He says; not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them (who is them? Israel and Judah) by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; my covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them, says Yahweh. o some people call this new covenant, a renewed covenant. How can it be a renewal of an old covenant? It was not according to that covenant he made with their fathers, you can't have both. It's not a renewed covenant. It's a new covenant. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; after those days, says Yahweh, I will put my law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and that I will be the Elohim, and they should be my people. o how can a gentile join into this new covenant? They're not one of the named parties, there's only one way and that is through Yahushua the Messiah, you and I, whoever else becomes Israel. Though you're a gentile you may take on a new identity now, it's no longer you who live, it's Messiah living in you, and you're a new creation in him. And so even though both covenants were with Israel and Judah others from other nations are free to join in from every tribe and tongue and be a part of this grand exodus out of Egypt. And we all can relate to this Exodus from Egypt. We've left it we're gonna if we're out here. The worlds behind us, the word of Yahweh is before us, and so we join in with Israel on this journey, just as the mixed multitude joined in with Israel on the journey. We also join in on the journey, understand? So the old covenant and new covenant are both based on Exodus, the former Exodus and the latter Exodus. The day will come he will gather all of us from every place in the world, and we will make our journey through the air as we meet Yahushua HaMashiach in the air to the promised land. And that will be the final sign of our Exodus and we've done it already in our hearts, so in our minds we're already there. Exodus chapter 12 verse 40 says; Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who lived in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, on that very same day it came to pass, that all the armies of Yahweh went out from the land of Egypt. It is a night of solemn observance to Yahweh for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of Yahweh a solemn observance for all the children of Israel throughout their generations. So to the day I presume taking his family came to Egypt around that time, 430 years.
And Yahweh said to Moshe and Aaron, this is the
ordinance of the Passover: no foreigner shall eat it. No foreigner shall eat it; But every man's servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then he may eat it. A sojourner and hired servants shall not eat it. A foreigner would be one who chose not to join themselves to Israel. We choose to join ourselves to Israel through the Messiah Yahushua. And we are circumcised, with the circumcision of the Messiah to partake of a spiritual lamb. Now if you're going to partake of a physical lamb, you would need to be circumcised in a physical way. But if you're gonna partake of a spiritual lamb, then you must be circumcised in a spiritual way. It says; In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry any flesh outside the house; nor shall you break one of its bones. Why? Yahushua's bones were not broken; even though that was normal custom. His bones were not broken. All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. And when a stranger dwells with you, he wants to keep the Passover to Yahweh, let all his males become circumcised, and let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of the land (no different, just as the native): for no uncircumcised person shall eat it. One law shall be for native-born, and for the stranger who dwells among you. Same law for both, regardless of your heritage. And Yahushua did not have his bones broken, they went along breaking the prisoner's legs and those who were hanging on the tree broken legs, did not break Yahushua's bones. for us to partake of the Passover we should be circumcised if we're eating a physical Passover. Yahushua is our spiritual Passover, so what would be the circumcision which we will encounter and perform prior to partaking of the body and blood of Yahushua? Here's the answer, in Colossians 2:11; in him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Messiah. Buried with him in baptism, in which you also are raised with him through the work of faith in the working of Elohim, who raised him from the dead. So it appears to me baptism is a representation, putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, and so that's what I would see as a circumcision that must be performed prior to the partaking of Yahushua. So if you've never been baptized, I encourage you do get baptized and if you choose to go and partake the body and blood of Yahushua, I'm not going to condemn you but it seems to me that there is something to that, baptism. Anyway, now what about physical circumcision?
Paul said in Romans chapter 2 verse 25; says
circumcision is indeed profitable if you keep the law. So if you're willing to commit yourself at a point where you're ready yeah you can get circumcised, but if you're just learning, these other things are more important, because you're breaking the law, your circumcision becomes on uncircumcision. He says therefore if an uncircumcised man keeps righteous requirements the law, will not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision, because his heart is circumcised, in a sense. He's talking to a particular assembly, and so I don't think that we are in violation if we're partaking of the body and blood of Yahushua while being uncircumcised physically. But we do need to be circumcised spiritually, cannot be rebellious, we have to make sure that we are eating and drinking the cup of our Master Yahushua in a worthy manner. Because it says therefore whosoever eats this bread, and drink this cup of the Master, in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Master. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner, eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Master's body. So we need Yahushua's circumcision when I gather
I don't believe we have to partake of, we don't have
to be physically circumcised before partaking of him. There are a lot of people here in 1 Corinthians who were not physically circumcised yet. So baptism seems to fit the mold, baptism let's be sincere, and when you take the time to examine ourselves. But other than that if you've done that you move forward. Number 9:10; Speak to children of Israel, saying, If any one of you or if your posterity is unclean because of a corpse, or it's far away in a journey, he may still keep the Yahweh's Passover on the fourteenth day of the second month, between the evenings they may keep it, and shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. They shall leave none of it to morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it. So if you have not been baptized, you can actually keep it in the second month. So go find someone who baptize you in Yahushua's name, a believer, a male, but doesn't have to be a pastor, minister or someone of special position or anything.
But the man who is clean, is not on a journey, and
ceases to keep the Passover, that same person should be cut off from among his people: because he is not bringing an offering of Yahweh at its appointed time, that man shall bear his sin. If a stranger dwells among you, and will keep Yahweh's Passover; he's must do so according to the right of the Passover, and according to a ceremony, you shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and the native of the land.
So this actually was done I believe in 2 Chronicles 30.
For there were many in the assembly who had not sanctified themselves: therefore the Levites had the charge the slaughter of the Passover lambs for everyone who was not clean, to sanctify them to Yahweh. For a multitude of the people, many from Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the Passover contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, May the good Yahweh provides atonement for everyone. And so they actually were healed because they,
prepares his heart to seek Elohim, Yahweh Elohim
whose fathers, though he's not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary. Yahweh listened, and healed the people. Interesting is the connection here of not properly preparing for partaking of the Passover and not properly preparing for partaking of the body of Messiah and examining yourself. And the physical cleanness had to take place. But their heart was spiritually clean; they had prepared their heart to seek Elohim, right. And so Hezekiah thought it would be alright since their heart was in the right place to go ahead even though they weren't clean, partake of the Passover lamb. And they were not clean physically. There was a sign they weren't really clean spiritually either most the time. And so Yahweh would not allow an unclean person to partake of that lamb. And so was a big deal but when Yahushua gave us this ordinance of partaking of his body, his blood he knew in 78 years the temple was going to be destroyed. And there's even physical evidence, historical evidence that Yahweh departed from the temple in the Jewish writings they can figure out why certain things started happening, what stopped happening the last 40 years before the temple was destroyed. Certain miracles, scarlet thread, turning colors, and different things that all stopped. Anyway I think Yahushua when he gave the orders he was allowing a way for us to still keep Passover, no matter where we were. Just like he said John 4:23, time is coming, and now is, when we will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (so not just on this mountain or in Jerusalem). Now Deuteronomy 16 says; Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to Yahweh your Elohim: for in the month of Abib Yahweh your Elohim brought you out of Egypt by night. Therefore you should sacrifice the Passover to Yahweh your Elohim, from the flock and the herd, in the place which Yahweh chooses to put his name. Now, interesting well he didn't say Jerusalem. He said in the place where Yahweh chooses to put his name. You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it, that is the bread of affliction; for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste: that you may remember the day in which you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. And no leaven shall be seen among you and all your territory for seven days; nor shall any of the meat, which you have sacrificed the first day between the evenings, remain overnight until morning.
Verse 5; You may not sacrifice the Passover
within any of your gates, which Yahweh your Elohim gives you. They're not allowed to, But at the place where Yahweh your Elohim chooses to make his name abide, there you shall sacrifice the Passover between the evenings, at the going down of the sun, at the time you came out of Egypt. You shall roast and eat it in the place which Yahweh, Elohim chooses: and in the morning you shall turn, and go to your tents. So actually after Exodus 12, they were told that they had to go to the place were Yahweh put his name and keep Passover there. Josiah was one of those kings; he discovered the book of the law. And you decide to keep Passover in the place where Yahweh chose to put his name. In that case, being Jerusalem he says a service was prepared, the Levites stood in their places, the Levites into divisions according to the king's commandment. They started Passover offerings and the priests sprinkled the blood with their hands. Now this is the way Passover was done after Exodus chapter 12, they would bring their offering to the priest, a priest would sprinkle the blood on the altar. Josephus also recorded this as the way it was done in the first century. Leviticus 17:8-9, there is a reason you shall say to them whatever man in the house of Israel, the strangers will dwell among you, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice. And does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of the meeting, to offer it to Yahweh; that man should be cut off from among his people. So after this Exodus 12 Passover it was forbidden
for one to bring their Passover lamb into their
own dwelling place and slaughter it there at their house were they really happen to live, they had to go to Jerusalem and bring it to the temple, after that time period. So the Exodus 12 Passover has, there was no Leviticle priesthood of the Aaronic priesthood in place and so the common people, heads of household did this but once that temple was set up and the priesthood was developed they were not allowed to do it after that. There are some people today out there who were actually taking a lamb, sacrificing it and thinking they can do that but Yahweh says No to the practice of Josiah. And even here in the book of Ezra were it says, the sons of the captivity kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month. For the priests and the Levites have purified themselves, all of them ritually clean, and the saw the Passover lambs for all the descendants of the captivity, for their brethren and the priests, and for themselves. And so who he did it? The priests and Levites, so that's who is in charge of it after this. Now Messiah being our Passover, being already sacrificed for us, he's of Melchizadek, can we keep it in our personal location? Being a spiritual lamp he was offered in Jerusalem, and so that requirement has been satisfied for us. We don't have to wonder. And so where does Yahweh's name abide? It's where ever Yahushua dwells, he says wherever two or three are gathered in my name there am I in the midst of them, right. And says Revelation 14; Then I looked, and behold a Lamb standing upon Zion, and with him 144,000, having His Father's name written on their foreheads. And so where does his name abide now? Wherever Yahushua dwells, his name abides. So we don't have to go to Jerusalem to observe this or any other feast, we are where his name abides, within us.
Now when Messiah returns we will all go to
Jerusalem? That's where the festivals will be held, of course at that time we will be doing, you know a worldwide gathering in one place. And so that's fine, but there is another scripture which shows we can keep the feast in different places. For instance Acts chapter 20 verse 6; we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and in five days to Troas; we stayed seven days. So where are they doing the festival Passover? They were in the feast of unleavened bread, they were in Philippi. So you didn't have to be in Jerusalem to partake of a spiritual Lamb which is what the physical Lamp represented anyway. Physical represent the spiritual, that's just how it is, so he's a reality of everything. But they were in Philippi and they waited until the feast was over. And so they feel like they had to go to Jerusalem to observe it. They could observe in their location. So, some might say well they kept it a month later because they're on a far journey. But you know Philippi is 1000 miles from Israel from Jerusalem. It took them a lot longer than a month to go 1000 miles, okay. So they couldn't have kept it the second month. It will take you 50 days to walk there at least. So anyway the following chapter, there's no mention of whether they went to Jerusalem. Acts chapter 18 says; when they asked him to stay a longer time, He says I must keep this. Coming face in Jerusalem I will return to you Elohim willing, he sailed from Ephesus. He was already in Ephesus, and so I don't think there's any need, I'm sorry Acts 20 is before
18, 18 has nothing to do with 20 my mistake.
You keep reading Acts 20 there's nothing like Oh then they went to Jerusalem afterward. But this verse here shows, well I gonna keep this feast in Jerusalem. If it was required at this time to go to Jerusalem. Then why didn't he say, you gotta come with me? You know we all have to go to Jerusalem. He's indicating, well, this time I'm gonna keep it in Jerusalem. So it's kind of in a roundabout way is telling us that there were times they didn't go to Jerusalem and not everybody had to go to Jerusalem. He did want to go to Jerusalem; he was called to go there for the feast.
So he planned to come back later, Yahweh willing.
But we know how that turned out. Yahushua expects us to observe this night.
So I receive from the Master which I delivered
to you, Master Yahushua the same night he was betrayed took bread: When he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: do this in remembrance of me. The same manner you took the cup, after supper, saying, this cup is a new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. It's a memorial of his death. For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you proclaim the Master's death till he comes. Therefore whoever eats this bread, and drink this cup of the Master, in an unworthy manner, will be guilty of the body and blood of the Master.
There's one other element of this feast, since
supped being ended, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son to betray him. Yahushua knowing the Father had given all things into his hands; he had come from Elohim, is going to Elohim; rose from supper, and laid aside his garments; took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. Then he came to Simon Peter: and Peter said to him, Master, you are washing my feet? Yahushua answered and said to him, what I'm doing you do not understand now; but you will know after this. Peter said to him, You should never wash my feet. Yahushua answered him, If I do not wash you, you have to part with me. Simon Peter said to him, Master, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Yahushua said to him, He that is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean: and you are clean, but not all of you. For he knew who would betray him; and therefore he said, you are not all clean. So Judas was still there, and not yet betrayed Joshua. But he washed, it was in his heart though, he washed the feet of the one he knew was going to betray him, amazing Savior we have. So when he had washed their feet, taken his garments, and set down again, he said to them, do you know what I have done to you? You call me teacher and Master: and you say it well; for so I am. If I then, your Master and teacher, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. So Yahushua gave an example of what should be done toward one another washing one of those feet and so we actually do this, on the night we partake of the body and blood of the Messiah, we do wash one another's feet. And so that's part of our service that we do on that night as part of our Passover service that we have on the website. So I encourage you to practice that as well. And I think washing one another's feet prior to partaking of Yahushua, puts us in a position of humility. And I find the older I get, you know the more.. And I don't know for the heart kind of grows prideful or what happens. But I started noticing that I'm like okay. Then I got to thinking, you know I should be excited to do this. In fact, I will intentionally choose someone that I'm ministering to because I want them to understand that this is important and this is what I want to do for my brothers. He seeks to be a servant to them, that's what we are servants to each other. All right, so if you want to partake of Yahushua our Passover you must examine yourself before you partake of him. He regularly mainly for partaking of him, the bread must be unleavened. That bread represents the word, the fruit of the vine represents the Messiah's sacrifice. We partake of it with bitter herbs and with Mar and we eat in haste. Letting none remain until morning, no leavening in our dwelling places, eat with belts on our waist, sandals on our feet staff in hand give thanks for the Messiah the bread. Don't slice it ahead of time. Break it after you had prayed, after your prayer and then distribute it. Cease from work on first and seventh days of the feast, eat no leavened bread during the 7 days of the feast, give thanks for the cup and then drink from it. And that sums up our principles for Passover. And again we wash one another's feet in preparation for examining ourselves and our service to Yahweh and his people; you do this prior to partaking of the Messiah. It's part of what we do that night, you can now again download, watch the video, print out the Passover page if you want, you can go through the whole Passover service step by step, we go through scripture, we explain the bread, we explain the fruit of the vine. Scripture talks about the blood of grapes. Scripture talks about how the word and bread are interrelated. Yahushua is the man that came down from heaven and says that his body was broken for us and so the bread representing his body there's so many things, I mean it comes from wheat, the wheat harvest from the year before is what we're using to make our unleavened bread. And that bread was leavened that they offered up the 2 loaves for Pentecost was leavened bread that the priest offered up and then Yahushua takes that bread that was leavened that was us and makes us unleavened by his sacrifice. There are layers upon layers of imagery and beautiful, beautiful things that Passover has to teach us. Now if this is all new to you, even if you're just brand new to this again follow the video it'll take you step by step through that Passover service. Just get the things you need ready, get your leavening out of your house, eliyah.com/leaven.html. And make this a part of your yearly practice. You know it's part of what we're called to do, it's part of what we're commanded to do. And so I encourage you look at the Passover service page, and look through it, read through it, prepare for it. And most importantly let your heart be prepared, we're in a new year now, time to turn over a new leaf if you need to. And realize we are impaled or crucified with Messiah. It's not we who live anymore, Yahushua living in us and we want his presence in us, when his presence is in us mighty things can take place. And this is not just some old tired ritualistic religion. You can't come to Yahushua just merely with your intellect and accept him intellectually. It's a relationship; it's a friendship with the one who is giving you everything you have. And the one to whom you owe everything.
And so with these things in mind Passover is not
just some Old Testament ceremonial laws some would call it. It has a lot to teach us about our walk, much to teach us about our Savior that we love. It's for that reason I encourage you, let's partake of Messiah, our Passover. Just as he commanded at the time in which he commanded it be done. Once a year during this feast of unleavened bread and Passover and remember what Yahushua did for you that are what this is all about. And for that we thank him. Let's pray.
Thank you father Yahweh, thank you Father Yahweh,
thank you for your love toward us, for Yahushua whom you've sent. What makes his death so amazing he wasn't just another man that died and was crucified.
He's the king of glory, your only begotten son.
The most precious man that ever walked the earth, a perfect man, the king of kings. For that we praise you and we desire Father Yahweh to remember this momentous event in the way that you commanded us to remember it. Forgive us father if we failed in the areas help us to prepare for the Passover. As we remove the leavening out of our homes. Let it be that we are able to get sins out of our lives. We don't want those things anymore. A part of us, in our dwelling places; we want Yahushua to be the Master of our dwelling place. Raining from the throne of our hearts. For truly yours is the kingdom and power and glory and majesty. And all praise honor and worship belongs to you Yahweh Elohim, Yahweh All Mighty one. Forever and ever in Yahushua's great name we pray. Amein.

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