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Chapter 7

The Day of Passover

 

The Preparation Day for Passover (Abib 14th)
The sinful broken body offered as a living sacrifice.

As we have discussed already, at the end of the 13th Day and beginning of the 14th Day, is the Chagigah or “remembrance meal” eaten with leavened bread that represents Yahusha’s sinful broken body. Then, after the Chagigah remembrance fellowship meal, the Passover begins with The Preparation Day, which ends with the Passover Meal. After the Chagigah meal, as the day turned from the 13th to the 14th of Abib, and The Preparation Day began; we see Yahusha go through the Mikveh ritual to prepare himself and his disciples. Then the lambs are slaughtered on the altar and prepared for dinner by roasting over an open flame.

However, the Passover Meal begins just prior to dusk on the 14th of Abib after The Day of Preparation; usually near sunset at the end of the day, which (in Jerusalem) is approximately thirty to forty minutes prior the beginning of the 15th of Abib.

Leviticus 23:4-8 a commanded observance

4 These [are] the feasts of Yahuah, [even] holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their seasons. 5 In (during) the fourteenth [day] of the first month (Abib 14th) at evening (dusk) [is] (the beginning of) Yahuah’s Passover (Preparation Day, and then the Passover Meal is eaten at sunset to begin The Feast of Unleavened Bread). 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month (Abib 15th) [is] the Feast of Unleavened bread unto Yahuah: seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 In (during) the first day (of Unleavened Bread) you shall have a holy convocation (after dawn): you shall do no servile work on that day. 8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire (grilled) unto Yahuah [for] seven days: in (during) the seventh day [is] a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work [on that day].

Traditionally, the preparation of the Passover Meal begins after dawn during the fourteenth day of the first month (Abib 14th). Josephus records that during the first century, the Passover Lambs were slaughtered "from the ninth hour (since Dawn) till the eleventh" (Book 6, chapter 9, section 3), which corresponds closely to our 3:00-5:00 pm, which still allowed time for roasting over fire at the TEMPLE in Jerusalem (See Luke 23:44 below).

Exodus 12:5-6 as it originally commanded

5 Your (own Spiritually symbolic) lamb shall be without blemish (a symbolic Righteousness Seeker), a male a year old (as a child or children). You shall take it from (among) the sheep or from the goats: 6 and you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it during (not at, but during) the evening tide (Strong's H6153 - ereb, pronounced eh'-reb, which is a period of time for dusk, evening, even tide, and night).

Luke 23:44-45  Darkness on the Preparation Day

44 And it was about the sixth hour (3 hours before the slaughter started), and there was a darkness over all the Earth (Jerusalem area) until the ninth hour. 45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent (ripped) in the midst (in two).

From Earth, a solar eclipse can only occur when the New Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, and the New Moon fully or partially covers the Sun. This could never naturally occur during a "Full Moon" Feast Day. Therefore, this is not a "Solar Eclipse". Probably heavy cloud cover and or even heavy smoke from a multitude (thousands) of roasting fires that were just being kindled to ultimately provide hot coals for roasting. Messiah was nailed on the torture stake, during "The Preparation Day"; literally "In Like Manner" as the "Sacrificial Lambs" were, also, being "Prepared"; as a perfect "Physical to Spiritual Parallel" for Sacrifice.

Yahuah commanded that each man bring his own Passover Lamb without spot or blemish. That individual lamb was to be sacrifice in the Temple on the 14th in preparation for the upcoming High Sabbath of The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Each household was to take the lamb they offered (on the Altar in the Temple, then cooked on an open fire) home to eat it to celebrate the beginning of The Feast of Unleavened Bread.

 

 

How to Celebrate in The Yahushaic Covenant

In The Yahushaic Covenant, we are to understand the spiritual application of this physical rehearsal, and apply it to the beginning of Passover (with The Chagigah and then the Preparation Day). On the beginning of the 14th (dusk on the 13th) we are to gather together for a “remembrance meal” to honor Yahusha’s example and remember his sacrifice on Passover. We are to discuss the upcoming events and what they mean and our role in fulfilling theses moedim.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26
23 For I received from the Messiah what I also passed on to you: The Messiah Yahusha, on the night (as 13th turns to 14th of Abib that begins the Day of Preparation/ Passover Day) he was betrayed, took (leavened) bread (Artos), 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is My body (sinful flesh/leavened bread), which is (given as an example) for you (as THE Passover Lamb to rip the veil and provide YOU access to the Altar so that you too can make your own living sacrifice); do this in remembrance (Chagigah meal as we offer our own broken sinful bodies looking back remembering Yahusha’s example) of me (each year before Passover).” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant (consummated) in My blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance (Chagigah meal where we re-affirm our belief in and commitment to The Yahushaic Covenant) of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim (Chagigah or remembrance) the Messiah’s death (of his sinful flesh) until he comes (you proclaim his resurrected sinless life the next night using unleavened bread!). 

Then we are to “prepare ourselves” on the 14th for the coming High Sabbath on the Feast of Unleavened Bread. We are to prepare our body through the ritual of Mikveh and self-examination, to ensure we are without spot or blemish. We are to follow Yahusha’s example on Passover as we each are “lambs” and Yahusha is the Shepherd whom we follow:

1 John 2:6
Whoever says he abides in (covenant with) him (Yahusha) ought to walk in the same way in which he walked (follow Yahusha’s example).

John 10:1-6 The Good Shepherd and His Sheep who enter through the Passover
“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate (to the Altar whereby the Passover Lamb has granted us access), but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate (Passover) is the Shepherd of the (rest of the) sheep. The gatekeeper (Yahuah) opens the gate for him (the Shepherd Yahusha), and the sheep (we too are lambs of Yahuah) listen to his (Yahusha’s) voice (follow his example). He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out (of this physical world and into The Kingdom of Yahuah through Passover). When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them (offering his life as a living sacrifice and suffering at the stake on Passover), and his sheep follow him (in the Passover example he set) because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”  Yahusha used this figure of speech (Mystery Language Alert!), but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.

We do this by examining ourselves as Passover Lambs to be offered to Yahuah on His Altar. We are to examine our “Passover Lambs” for spots and blemishes just like Yahuah commanded (Exodus 12:3):

2 Peter 3:14-15
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Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things (Passover), be diligent to be found (faithful to the Spiritual Truth of Passover) by Him in peace, without spot and blameless (giving your lives as living sacrificial lambs Romans 12:1);
15 and consider that the longsuffering of our King is salvation (through THE Passover Lamb who has granted us access to the Altar (Hebrews 10:20)

Offering “physical lambs” was a shadow, a teaching tool that has passed away, we missed the point:

Isaiah 1:11
"The multitude of your sacrifices--what are they to me?" says Yahuah. "I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats

True sacrifice in a Spiritual Kingdom within The Yahushaic Covenant is giving our lives in humble submission and loving obedience to the Will of Yahuah:

Psalm 51:16-17
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For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The (true spiritual) sacrifices of Yahuah are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O Yahuah, thou wilt not despise.

1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied: "Does Yahuah delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying Yahuah (obedience is the spiritual attitude of our hearts)? To obey (spiritual sacrifice) is better than (physical) sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

This type of sacrifice is “symbolized” each year on Passover. We are to offer our lives as sacrificial lambs on Passover as Yahusha did. Yahusha’s example was not his physical death, but rather his reverent submission to the Will of Yahuah and we are to obey that example:

Hebrews 5:7-10
During the days of Yahusha’s (human) life on Earth (while he offered himself as a LIVING sacrifice), he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one (Yahuah) who could save him from death (on Passover), and he (Yahusha) was heard (by Yahuah) because of his reverent submission (to the will of Yahuah which is true sacrifice). (Future) Son (of the Resurrection) though he was (not a god), he learned obedience (again it was Yahusha’s submission and obedience that was the TRUE sacrifice that got Yahuah’s attention. Yahusha wasn’t born perfect or obedient he learned it) from what he suffered (at the stake on Passover) and, once made perfect (after his final Passover suffering on the torture stake), he (his sinful flesh) became (after his suffering on the stake and resurrection) the source of eternal salvation (The fulfillment of the Passover Lamb) for all who obey him (and follow his example and offer themselves as living sacrifices and lambs on Passover) 10 and was designated by Yahuah to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek (the eternal High Priest who ripped the veil and provided once for all the sons of Yahuah access to His Altar Hebrews 10:20).

Hebrews 10:20
20 by the way which he dedicated for us (
to offer our own sacrifice of) a new and living (sacrificial) way (living sacrifices), through the veil (he tore the veil so we can approach the Altar with our own offering), that is to say, his flesh (his sacrifice gives us direct access to the Altar of Yahuah); Our “sacrifice” each year on Passover is that we offer our lives as living sacrifices

Romans 12:1
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Yahuah’s mercy (to save you from death like Yahusha), to offer your bodies (Spotless Lambs of Yahuah) as a living sacrifice (to Yahuah on Passover), holy and pleasing to Yahuah--this is (symbolic of) your true and proper worship (all year long as we reverently submit to Yahuah’s will).

Once we have honored Yahusha’s role and the meaning of Passover at the Chagigah (at the end of the 13th of Abib to begin the 14th of Abib), we then prepare our bodies through Mikveh and washing of feet. We look inwardly at our lives to identify sin (leaven/spot/blemish), then we offer that “broken sinful body” to Yahuah on His Altar on the preparation day (Passover day). Then at the close of the 14th of Abib…we eat the Passover dinner (symbolized by eating lamb) to begin The Feast of Unleavened Bread. This is done at home with our families to celebrate the Millennial Kingdom. We eat the lamb (which symbolize the death of our flesh) and unleavened bread (to symbolize our resurrected bodies in that kingdom).

 

 

 

The Passover Meal

(late Abib 14th & early Abib 15th) The resurrected perfect body

The Passover occurs (at or near sunset) immediately prior to the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (UB occurs at Dusk), and which (UB) is a both a High Holy Annual Sabbath and a Holy Convocation because it symbolizes the “rest” in the Millennial Kingdom.

1 Corinthians 5:7-8
Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch (after offering yourselves as living sacrifices on Passover) —as you really are (destined to become. The 7 day Feast of Unleavened Bread is a shadow of the Millennial Kingdom. The number 7 symbolizes perfection). For Yahusha, our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed (as our example and to tear the veil that we may enter and make our own Passover offerings - our lives as living sacrificial lambs). Therefore let us keep the Festival (of Unleavened Bread), not with the old bread (eaten on the eve of the 14thof Abib during the Chagigah meal the night before representing the old body of flesh) leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the (hope of the heavenly resurrected body of) unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

It should be remembered that prior to dusk (prior to UB) "Leavened Bread" (Artos) may be eaten, however, once the "Sacrificial Lamb symbolic of each or our own bodies offered as living sacrifices without spot or blemish" is served, then the Passover Meal (evening of or close of Abib 14th) is eaten with unleavened bread then once dusk occurs all leavened bread not already consumed must be burned right away. This is to symbolize that during the Kingdom Reign there will be no sin.

The "Passover" meal (now without leavened bread) may continue well into the night (after Dusk), but the meal must end prior to dawn and in plenty of time to burn any leftover lamb and or discovered uneaten leaven (crumbs, etc.). This act of purging “leaven” is symbolic of the purging of all “sinners” from Earth prior to the establishment The Kingdom of Yahuah on Earth.

Matthew 13:41 - English Standard Version
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of His Kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers

No leavened bread must be eaten once dusk has occurred until after the Feast of Unleavened Bread is complete (seven full nights and seven full daylight periods later). Under no circumstances must the Passover Preparation Day ever be allowed to occur on a Seventh Day Shabbat. Any food or sacrifice that would normally be prepared during the Preparation Days (the daylight hours prior to Passover and UB) that occasionally falls on a weekly Shabbat must be moved up one day earlier. Moreover, whenever a fire will be needed for burning leavening or left over sacrifice (IF UB begins on a 7th day Shabbat), then that fire must be kindled prior to the beginning of Shabbat, and that fire must be maintained for as long as it is needed to burn the uneaten sacrifice and leaven. This burning (fire) must never extend into the dawn (morning twilight) of Abib 15th because it is symbolic of Yahuah’s wrath. This burning fire is symbolic of The Word of Yahuah which consumes all those who are disobedient i.e. sinners PRIOR to the Millennial Kingdom:

Jeremiah 5:14
"Because you have spoken this word, Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire And this people wood, and it will consume them. 

This consuming wrath of Yahuah ends as we enter His Kingdom and all sinners (leaven) has been purged. Therefore, the restriction on “kindling a fire” on Sabbath which are weekly rehearsals of the coming Kingdom.

Dan Love, author of The Spiritual Jew:

The Physical Passover Sacrifice of the lamb itself (symbolically represented by Leavened Bread) is not without sin, but is without Spiritual Blemish (symbolically represented by a Lamb without spots), because of "Repentance" (Rejection of Self); in fact Yahuah does not seek the sinless at all (no such thing anyway). Yahuah seeks those that seek after His Righteousness (Spiritual Perfection) through reverent submission and obedience to His Commandments and Will; there is no such thing as sinless people, and that includes Messiah. However, Messiah was ultimately without Spiritual Blemish (Perfected through suffering and Mikveh to fulfill the righteous requirements of the Law Matthew 3:15).

Again, a look at the Apostle Sha’ul’s teaching in Hebrews;

Hebrews 5:7-10
During the days of Yahusha’s life on Earth (while he offered himself as a LIVING sacrifice), he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one (Yahuah) who could save him from death (on Passover), and he (Yahusha) was heard (by Yahuah) because of his reverent submission (to the will of Yahuah which is true sacrifice). Son though he was (not a god), he learned obedience (again it was Yahusha’s submission and obedience that was the TRUE sacrifice that got Yahuah’s attention. Yahusha wasn’t born perfect or obedient, he learned it) from what he suffered (ultimately death on Passover) and, once made perfect (after his final Passover suffering on the torture stake), he (his sinful flesh) became (after his suffering on the stake through resurrection) the source of eternal salvation (The fulfillment of the Passover Lamb) for all who obey him (and follow his example and offer themselves as living sacrifices and lambs on Passover) 10 and was designated by Yahuah to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek (the eternal High Priest).

Dan Love, author of The Spiritual Jew:

We too can be without Spiritual Blemish by making YAHUAH's Righteousness our greatest desire in life through Mikveh and obedience. Remember, those that seek Salvation do so for "Self" (Self is Sin), but those that seek YAHUAH's Righteousness do so to become "Like YAHUAH” (a Spiritually procreated IMAGE of YAHUAH), and YAHUAH recognizes His own; just the same as Messiah recognizes his own (imitators or followers).

John 10:11 - The Good Shepherd and His Sheep who enter through the Passover

 

John 10:3-4
He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out (of this physical world and into The Kingdom of Yahuah through Passover). When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them (offering his life as a living sacrifice and suffering death at the stake on Passover), and his sheep follow him (in the Passover example he set) because they know his voice.

John 13:15
For I have given you an example (Spiritual Path), that you should do as I have done (offer our own lives as living sacrificial lambs).

1 Peter 2
20 But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it (you will be perfected just like Yahusha was perfected through suffering ultimately perfected on Passover), this is commendable before Yahuah. 21 To this (giving your own lives as living sacrificial lambs on Passover) you were called, because the Messiah suffered (on Passover) for you (and tore the veil giving you access to the Altar of Yahuah), leaving you an example (of what to do as he fulfilled the spiritual meaning of Passover), that you should follow in his steps (and bring your own offering on Passover to the Altar of Yahuah).

Dan Love, author of The Spiritual Jew:

It is not The Covenant (Marriage Vow) that is new, it is The People, with whom YAHUAH has made His covenant "In Blood" (symbolic personal sacrifice), that are new. Both Covenants require man to Love and Obey Torah (The Marriage Covenant).

Therefore, he (Messiah) did not eat "the Passover Meal" (but chose personal sacrifice instead and Made HIMSELF The Symbolic Passover), and he will not eat of it until it can be administered in the Kingdom of YAHUAH on Earth.

Okay, again "We" see that even Luke is speaking in generalities (verse seven), however, it is plain to see that verse seven is still not speaking of the actual First (Holy) Day of Unleavened Bread, because "Unleavened Bread" is commanded by YAHUAH to follow "Passover" and "The preparation Day". "Passover" actually occurs at the end of "The Preparation Day" (Abib 14th), and "The First day of Unleavened Bread" immediately follows it as soon as "Dusk" occurs (beginning of Abib 15th). Therefore, the majority of the rhetoric concerning Passover and Unleavened Bread is just that . . . "Rhetoric".

rhetoric |ˈretərik|

noun

the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.

• informal language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but may not be accurate in content.

Therefore, "We" are forced to assume that, while the people in general were all caught up in the festivities, the Levitical priests were following the commanded observance.

There appears to be an awful lot of Mystery and confusion concerning the Scriptural accounts of the Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Messiah's crucifixion. Is there a deliberate cover up of the events on that day? Quite possibly, but the lack of strict Scriptural obedience doesn't help matters either.

For example; symbolically speaking an obedient follower should not become unleavened a day prior to the symbolic sacrifice of the "Passover Meal" and the seven days of "Unleavened Bread". These occurrences should symbolically demonstrate the point in time when Righteousness Seeking men and women become a "New Person" and "Self” is sacrificed for "Righteousness Sake". Therefore, symbolically becoming "Unleavened" prior to Messiah's sacrifice is nonsense that makes of "No Effect" the symbolism used to teach YAHUAH's "Plan of Salvation".

Additionally, a "Full White Moon" symbolizes "Pure Righteous Perfection". While "The Feast of Unleavened Bread" itself symbolizes "The Sabbath Millennium" in which Satan (human nature) will be bound and no unrighteousness will even exist, except in theory. Even so, some removal of excess leaven (sin of human nature) prior to the beginning of the fifteenth day (Full Moon) of the first month (Abib 15th) is symbolically permissible, as long as some symbolic sin (leaven) is still available to be burned immediately after the end of "the Passover Meal". However, do not consume any of “the Passover Meal" with leavened bread once dusk (Twilight with the Full Moon) has begun.

The symbolism is that it is after Passover at twilight with the "Full Moon", that "We" become (symbolically) unleavened (perfected); then "We" burn all remaining leaven (throw it into the existing fire)!  This same fire will later be used to burn any and or all remaining (uneaten) lamb prior to dawn.

Now that we have kept the Chagigah in remembrance of what it is all about and then eaten the Passover Dinner we begin the celebration of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

 


The True Way that Leads to Life

John 13:15
For I have given you an example (Spiritual Path), that you should do as I have done (offer our own lives as living sacrificial lambs on Passover).

1 Peter 2:20-21
20 But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it (you will be perfected just like Yahusha was perfected through suffering ultimately perfected on Passover), this is commendable before Yahuah. 21 To this (giving your own lives as living sacrificial lambs on Passover) you were called, because the Messiah suffered (on Passover) for you (and tore the veil giving you access to the Altar of Yahuah), leaving you an example (of what to do as he fulfilled the spiritual meaning of Passover), that you should follow in his steps (and bring your own body as an offering on Passover to the Altar of Yahuah).

What is that example? There is a very specific “way” that we become members of the family of Yahuah. It is through “The Narrow Gate” of Passover and it has never changed. It has simply been transposed in The Yahushaic Covenant just like the Altar, the Temple, The Law, the Priesthood, etc.

It is the spiritual equivalent of the Torah requirements in which you make the transition from a pagan gentile to a member of the commonwealth of Israel. The requirements for a pagan gentile to become a full member of the commonwealth of Israel was that they had to be circumcised, Mikveh’d, and bring a lamb to sacrifice on the altar. Nothing changed, you still must be circumcised Mikveh’d, and bring an offering to Yahuah and sacrifice it on His Altar. Yahusha elevated the physical requirements to become a member of the family of Yahuah to their true meaning in The Yahushaic Covenant and gave us the example that we are to follow each year on Passover:

Yahusha was Mikveh’d on Passover

John 13:2-5 – the Mikveh on the Chagigah in preparation for the beginning of Passover
2 And (the Chagigah) supper (on the eve of the 13th of Abib with leavened bread) being ended (and the 14th of Abib began which is Day of Preparation or Passover Day) … 4 He (Yahusha) arose from supper, and laid aside his garments (took off his clothes and Mikveh’d himself); and (then) took a towel (to dry himself off), and girded himself (wrapped the towel around his waist). 5 After that (he cleansed himself through Mikveh, dried himself off, and wrapped a towel around his waist) he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet (Mikveh his disciple’s feet they had already been immersed), and to wipe [them] with the towel he was girded with.

 

Yahusha was circumcised

Yahusha demonstrate a contrite heart and reverent submission to the Will of Yahuah which is true circumcision of heart:

Luke 22:41-42
…41 And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, 42 saying, "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done."

 

Yahusha brought an offering on the Altar of Yahuah

Yahusha brought an offering of a lamb on Passover. He offered his own broken body as a living sacrifice to Yahuah. This is the way and example that Yahusha set that we are to follow each Passover. We are all to:

1.      Mikveh our bodies ritually clean with Living Water

2.      Be circumcised of heart or “have a heart for His Laws” and do His will not our own

3.      We are to offer our lives as living sacrifices on the Altar of Yahuah with our hearts

In Ephesians we see Sha’ul use the spiritual truth of Passover, circumcision, and the Mikveh to prepare the Bride to meet her husband for the “appointed time” as spotless Passover Lambs. We see below, the 3 requirements again which are Mikveh, circumcision, and offering (the same ancient requirements to being joined to the commonwealth of Israel):

Ephesians 5:25-27Mikveh, Circumcision, and Offering
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved the body and gave himself up for her (as the Passover Lamb) 26 to make her holy, (ritually) cleansing her by the washing with water through the commandments (Mikveh), 27 to present her (with a circumcised heart) to himself as a radiant assembly, without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless (as a spotless Passover Lamb of Yahuah).

 

Romans 12:1 Mikveh, Circumcision, and Offering

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Yahuah’ mercy (who offered His first born son, Yahusha, as a sacrifice on Passover which tore the veil giving us all access to the mercy seat), to offer your (own) bodies (Exodus 12:1-6 not just Yahusha, we too must follow in his footsteps) as a living sacrifice (living sacrificial lamb on the Altar of Yahuah each Passover as commanded 2 Peter 3:14), holy (set apart and prepared through Mikveh) and pleasing to Yahuah (with a circumcised heart for His Law)—this is your true and proper worship (on Passover as commanded by Yahuah that each man should bring his own Passover Lamb to the altar Exodus 12:3).

 

Hebrews 10:16-23  Mikveh, Circumcision, and Offering
16 "This is the covenant (marriage vow) that I will make with them: 'After those days,' says Yahuah, 'I will put My laws on their heart, I will also write them on their mind; '"(circumcision of heart) then, 17 "I will remember their sins and their iniquities no more." (Because they will be Spiritually Perfected and purified through Mikveh) 18 Now where there is remission of sin (through Mikveh), there is no more offering for sin. 19 Having therefore, brothers, (being Mikveh’d clean we have) boldness to enter into the holy place (and offer your life as a living sacrifice on the Altar of Yahuah) by the blood (Living Sacrifice) of Yahusha, 20 by the way (example) which he dedicated for us (to follow), a new and living (sacrificial) way (a living sacrifice), through the veil, that is to say, (the veil was torn in two by the offering of) his flesh (providing us bold access to the mercy seat of Yahuah); 21 and having a great (High) priest (Yahusha) over the house of Yahuah; 22 let us draw near (to the mercy seat of Yahuah to offer our lives as living sacrifices) with a true (circumcised) heart in fullness of faith (that we have been granted access to the Altar of Yahuah through Yahusha’s sacrifice which tore the veil to the Holy of Holies), having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience (sanctified), and having our body washed with pure water (Spiritual Cleansing through Mikveh), 23 let us hold fast the confession of our hope (that Yahuah will accept our living sacrifice). For He Who promised is faithful.

Our sin is forgiven in covenant with Yahusha the same way it has always been forgiven, through the ritual cleansing of Living Water or Mikveh. We look forward to the fulfillment of Mikveh when Yahusha returns and fulfills the pictograph of Aquarius the Water Bearer in The Heavenly Scroll, more on that later in this book.

Zechariah 14:4
 On that day his (Yahusha the Messiah’s) feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives

Zechariah 14: 8
On that day Living Waters shall flow out from Jerusalem (to Mikveh the land), half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea. It shall continue in summer as in winter.

Zechariah 13:1
“In that day there shall be a fountain (of Living Water) opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem (to Mikveh) for sin and for uncleanness.”

 

 

Summary of Yahusha’s Example

So, Each Passover we are all to follow Yahusha’s example:

1.      Present ourselves to our King properly through Mikveh

2.      Demonstrate a circumcised heart for His Law

3.      Present our own bodies as living sacrificial lambs on the Altar of Yahuah (our hearts).

This is the “Narrow Gate” that leads us out of our life of sin (broken body/leavened bread) and into a new and living way (our new bodies with sin forgiven represented by unleavened bread). So once we have walked through the Passover Gate, we then inter into The Kingdom of Yahuah, which is a High Holy Sabbath that begins with The Feast of Unleavened Bread.

I want to provide a quick easy to understand overview of the Passover (the Chagigah, preparation day, and meal) before we get into the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

The evening of the 13th moving into the 14th

This is a remembrance meal (“do this in remembrance of me”) also known as the Last Supper. We eat leavened bread symbolizing each of us offering our own sinful bodies as living sacrifices. We discuss the meaning of the Spring Feasts and how they are training aids. We discuss our role as the Bride in the engagement celebration that is the Spring Feasts.

The day of the 14th

We prepare our bodies through Mikveh and our minds by inwardly inspecting our lives for spot or blemish. We reverently submit to the Will of our Father demonstrating a circumcised heart.

 

The night of the 14th as the day turns to the 15th

We eat the Passover Lamb to symbolize the death of our sinful flesh and unleavened bread to symbolize our risen bodies during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

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