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Chapter 5

The Passover lamb and the daily sacrifces


The Law requires that all the sins of the people be transferred onto the Passover Lamb (which is a yearly substitute for the death of the first born son), by the laying on of hands by a Zadokite High Priest. This was accomplished at Yahusha's Mikveh by John (making Yahusha the Passover Lamb).  The Law also requires the Passover Lamb be of about a year old or “yearling”. From the time of Yahusha's Mikveh by John (in AD 27), to the Passover Sacrifice Yahusha made as Melchizedek, was just over a year in AD 28. It was not 3.5 years as taught by Christianity.  Again, we find yet another way to disqualify Yahusha as The Messiah by the Christian Church. Yahusha was "a lamb of about a year or a yearling". The Passover Lambs were chosen from a flock outside of Bethlehem. Just like Yahusha was from Bethlehem. The Passover Lambs were then paraded down the streets of Jerusalem; with all the cities inhabitants throwing palm branches in front of the parade, shouting "blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahuah". Again, another rehearsal for the coming Messiah, who “came in the name of Yahuah”. 

The Messiah’s name must bear the name Yahuah and embody the idea of Salvation.  His name is Yahu’sha which is a contraction of the sentence “Yahuah is Salvation” or YAHUah-yahSHA.  It is at this time, that Yahusha chose to ride into Jerusalem on a donkey in fulfillment of this yearly “rehearsal”.  All of Israel shouted "blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahuah". You may know this event as Palm Sunday. The Lamb is then put on display and inspected for blemish for 4 days, just like Yahusha was inspected in the Temple the days leading up to Passover, and then tried and found innocent before Pilot.

The High Priest in the Temple, after slaughtering all the lambs on Passover would finally come to The Passover Lamb and tradition holds that he would yell out in a loud voice “I thirst"; and the High Priest would be given a drink. Then the High Priest would offer up The Passover Lamb. After slaying the Passover Lamb, the High Priest would yell out “It is finished” and the sins of the people would be covered. Yahusha as High Priest just before he made the Passover Sacrifice (gave up his life), cried out "I THIRST!", at the exact time the High Priest in The Temple cried out “I THIRST”. Yahusha then exclaimed "IT IS FINISHED", exactly as the High Priests did in The Temple.  He then died as the final sacrificial Lamb of God.




Did Yahusha have Need of a Sacrifice for Sin?

The question concerning Yahusha is this: “was he literally Yahuah of the Old Testament in the flesh?”  Was he the second member of triune God? Or was he a human High Priest, filled completely with the fullness of the deity of Yahuah (filled with the Holy Spirit)?

The sticking point… is the qualification to serve as Passover Lamb and take away the sins of the world.

To be the Passover Lamb, Yahusha would have to be "spotless and without sin" for about a year as the Passover Lambs were yearlings. However, does that mean he must live a sinless life from birth? And does that imply that he must be born somehow outside the seed of his father Yahseph to avoid “original sin”?  If so, then Miriam would have to be born somehow outside of her father’s seed too, or she then would pass sin onto her son genetically!  This is categorically UNTRUE!  Sin is NOT passed down genetically.  This false doctrine of “original sin” is why Yahseph is denied his rightful place as the biological father of Yahusha.

This all leads to the "Doctrine of the Virgin Birth". But then, since he must have been born through the womb and seed of his mother, then we have to deal with her; because she was born through the seed of a man and genetically pre-disposed to sin as well, and would have passed her father's sin to Yahusha genetically (if that were even true that sin is passed on genetically). This leads us to the "Doctrine of Original Sin". This then leads to the “Doctrine of Immaculate Conception” and the lies go on and on, one on top of the other to cover the previous lie; which is all based on the false claim that “sin is passed on through the father at birth”.  And so goes human doctrines.

The problem is, if Mary was immaculately conceived to avoid original sin, so that she was “qualified” to give a “virgin birth” and be impregnated by Yahuah (blasphemy, and incest) … what about her mother's father’s seed? Genetics is a difficult reality to escape; we’d have to come up with some farfetched “doctrine” to explain how Mary’s parents avoided original sin! If Adam passed sin down, then there is no way of escaping being born into sin, no matter how many "fathers" you deny; because every mother carries the blood of her father. You would have to come up with some doctrine like "Yahusha just showed up from Heaven one day" to avoid “sin”, if it were true that sin is passed genetically! Humanity has gone down a very slippery slope, because of the misconception that Yahusha had to be sin free from birth. This is funny to me, because “sin” isn’t passed down genetically, DEATH is:

Romans 5:12
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned"

So Christianity got into this “pickle”, and came up with all these false doctrines to avoid sin being passed on to Yahusha; when it was never sin passed through birth anyway! Death is passed on… even to Yahusha as he died proving he was not an immortal god but a mortal man. So maybe Yahseph was his biological father after all; because Yahuah is Spirit, not flesh, and His seed (imparted at resurrection, not human birth) cannot die!

Luke 20:36
36 for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

Yahusha was declared the son of God at his resurrection NOT human birth:

Romans 1:3-4
3 concerning His son Yahusha the Messiah our King, who was born of the seed of David (
both Mary/Joseph) according to the flesh (i.e. born to both parents like everyone else... was a human hence he DIED as death is passed on to ALL MEN), 4 and declared to be the son of Yahuah (begotten Divine) with power according to the Spirit of Holiness (the life giving Rauch of Yahuah or Breath of God), by the resurrection from the dead.

Conclusion, only men die not “Gods”, death (not sin) is passed on through the father, so Yahseph’s seed was used in the miracle of giving a virgin a child. There is no way Yahusha was “the begotten son of Yahuah” at that point as fully begotten sons are sons of the resurrection where the Spiritual Seed of Yahuah (the Ruach) is imparted, and they cannot die being sons of the resurrection not human birth.

We see clearly taught in Scripture that Yahusha was born NOT of the Spiritual Seed of the Ruach upon his human birth, but the “seed of David” through Yahseph as all men are born “according to the flesh”:

Romans 1
 …2 concerning Yahusha, which Yahuah promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures (both The Heavenly and Earthly Scrolls, he did not pre-exist, he was predetermined and foretold), 3 concerning His Son, who was born of the seed of David (through both parents) according to the flesh (idiom for human being, it takes both a human male and female to produce a human being “according to the flesh”), 4 who was declared (Divine) the Son of Yahuah with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of Holiness (Yahuah’s Spiritual Seed), Yahusha the Messiah, …

So while “all men have sinned”, and die as a result (Yahusha included being a sin offering), sin, however, can be ERASED through Mikveh making the Messiah “without sin” at his execution and qualified as The Passover Lamb. He was a "yearling" because from his Mikveh to execution was 70 weeks, just over 1 year. This is why the Apostle Sha’ul listed the Mikveh of Yahusha as the fundamental teaching about Yahusha.

Hebrews 6

1 Therefore let us move forward and mature in our understanding about the things concerning Yahusha, not laying again (having to relearn over and over) the basic teaching about Yahusha (everything mentioned next is talking “about Yahusha”):

     Yahusha's foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death (referring to Yahusha’s Mikveh for repentance by John)

     And of Yahusha's Faith in Yahuah (to wipe away his sin through Mikveh)

     2 Instructions about cleansing rites (i.e. we must know Torah requirements concerning Mikveh)

     And (Torah requirements) of washing and the laying on of hands (at Yahusha's Mikveh, the ritual to transfer priestly authority and pass the sins of the world on to Yahusha as The Passover Lamb through the laying on of hands)

     How Yahusha was resurrected from the dead by Yahuah who heard his cries because of his piety in life (Hebrews 5:7)

     And how Yahusha now reigns as Eternal Judge over the House of Yahuah (Zechariah 3:7)

3 And Yahuah will only permit us to move on to maturity once we lay this foundation firmly.

Sha’ul stressed Yahusha’s Mikveh in Hebrews 6:1, because Yahuah had established that He would ritually cleanse the High Priest by Mikveh; making the High Priest "spotless without blemish" and "without sin" in the eyes of Yahuah. So if we would simply "believe" in the promises of Yahuah (as did Yahusha), then no longer would Yahusha have to be born outside of his father's sinful seed (although the Doctrine of Original Sin is false, it is death not sin that is passed from Adam).

Yahusha would simply have to be Mikveh'd and consecrated a High Priest, and his sin would be "taken away" by Yahuah exactly as stated in Zechariah Chapter 3 concerning Yahusha's anointing as High Priest.

Zechariah 3 - Clean Garments for the High Priest, Yahusha

1 Then he showed me Yahusha the High Priest standing before the Angel of Yahuah, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. 2 Yahuah (through His proxy The Angel before whom stood Yahusha and Satan) said to Satan, “Yahuah rebuke you, Satan! Yahuah, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?” 3 Now Yahusha was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the Angel. 4 The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then Yahuah said to Yahusha, “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.”

We covered all of this in chapters 3 and 4 of this book, I just wanted to refresh our memories before I continue. Now, from the point of Yahusha’s Mikveh, he would have to live sin free; which is exactly the case. Why do you think Yahuah established Mikveh in the first place... for the Messiah! It was a "rehearsal" for all High Priests to be consecrated that way to offer sacrifices before Yahuah.

Could Yahusha have sinned and be qualified as The Passover Lamb?

Is it possible that Yahusha was not born perfect, and over his lifetime achieve a state of perfection? Yes. In fact, we read concerning Yahusha, this is exactly the case. Below, we see that Yahusha was "perfected" over the course of his life through suffering discipline for disobedience, then washed clean through Mikveh in the eyes of Yahuah (the only judge that matters). It is the same process of perfection that we all go through to learn obedience to Yahuah. Remember, Yahusha set the example and that example is The True Way. Yahusha IS NOT THE EXCEPTION… he is the rule.  It was only After having been made perfect, did he then become the source (sin offering) of Eternal Life to those who obey.

Hebrews 5:8-9
8 though He was a son, yet He
learned obedience (to Yahuah) by the things (discipline... Hebrews 12:6, Proverbs 3:12, Acts 17:11) which He suffered (for disobedience). 9 And having been perfected (through discipline, suffering, Mikveh), he became (was not born that way) the author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him

We see below, that Yahusha had to be a human Messiah to qualify as the blood sacrifice for the human race. He had to be fully human in every way, another way of saying this is “he was in no way anything other than human”, or in no way was he a God, demi-god, or Yahuah in the flesh. Yahusha had to "become" a merciful and faithful High Priest in service to Yahuah and all High Priests (including Yahusha) are chosen among men not gods.

Hebrews 2
For this reason he (Yahusha) had to be made like them (he was made human), fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and Faithful High Priest (who are chosen from among men) in service to Yahuah.

We see that Yahusha was chosen High Priest from among men and in that role as High Priest made sacrifices for himself as well as for the people:

Hebrews 5
1 For every High Priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; 2 he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness; 3 and because of it
he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself

We see that it was Yahuah who "made" Yahusha perfect through suffering and then Mikveh, not that Yahusha in his own right was born and lived that way:

Hebrews 2:10
In bringing many sons and daughters to Glory, it was fitting that Yahuah, for whom and through whom everything exists, (Yahuah) should make the pioneer of their Salvation (Yahusha) perfect through what he suffered.

When Scripture is understood outside of the context of the pagan trinity and the false doctrine of “incarnation”, we not only find the Trinity is not taught anywhere is Scripture, but we find the emergence of a human High Priest. That should be quite obvious after reading this book. The High Priest Yahusha, as spoken of by Zechariah (who had been cleansed of sin through Mikveh), was "made perfect" by Yahuah then qualified as The Spotless Passover Lamb by living sinless for about a year (yearling lamb).

Is there Evidence that Yahusha's Conscience Convicted Him?

If it is the case, as the Bible declares, that Yahusha had to be perfected and was not born perfect. If it is true, as the Bible declares, that Yahusha did not live his entire life in a state of perfection. Then is there evidence that Yahusha's conscience did convict him of his imperfection?

Matthew 19
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have Eternal Life? 17And he said unto him, why do you call me good? There is none good but one, that is, Yahuah: but if you want to enter into Eternal Life, keep the Commandments (of Yahuah).

Sounds like the promise of Eternal Life is conditional to us and based on our obedience to The Law just like it was to Yahusha. We don't escape that part of "The Way" no matter what Christianity would teach us.

We see again below, Yahusha's own will seemingly standing in the way of Yahuah's, and Yahusha being convicted by it. Having "second thoughts" about the whole Passover Lamb situation, Yahusha began to be very sorry and very unhappy with himself. His own will even got the best of him here, he knew it was Yahuah's Will and his destiny to die as Passover Lamb and still... Yahusha asked if there was any way out of it, because it was not his will that he die like that:

Matthew 26
37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death (
another way of saying "I'm scared to death" because he knew he had not lived a “sin free life”). Stay here and keep watch with me. (While I go try and get out of it)” 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.”

But... the Bible Claims Yahusha was without Sin!

We must come to grips with the reality in the Bible, that Yahusha was not born perfect, but perfected. That Yahusha had to learn obedience to Yahuah. That Yahusha did not consider himself to be "good". That Yahusha's conscience convicted him of his sinful past that was not in obedience to Yahuah's Will. Once we accept that Yahusha was indeed a "fully human in every way", High Priest (Hebrews 2:17), chosen from among men (being of the House of Zadok), then we must harmonize Scripture that states Yahusha was “without sin”.

The doctrine that Yahusha was sinless, because he was born outside of "Original Sin", and lived a sin-free life is not Scriptural.

Adam did not pass sin genetically, he passed death on to all men. And the Bible says ALL men have sinned (no exception). Yahusha was a man and he died, you do the math. I have already shown that Yahusha was not born perfect, but perfected.

So what about:

Hebrews 4
Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has ascended into heaven, Yahusha ben Yahuah, let us hold firmly to the Faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one (a High Priest in context) who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet he did not sin (as High Priest). 16 Let us then approach Yahuah’s Throne of Grace with confidence (because Yahusha showed us The Way to be cleansed of our sin through Mikveh, Circumcision, and Offering), so that we may receive Mercy and find Grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4 says we "have a High Priest" who was tempted and did not sin. Yahusha became a High Priest when he was Mikveh'd by John, and his sins taken away. Yahusha was not a High Priest from birth. It was from the point of his Mikveh foreword, that in the office of High Priest, Yahusha was tempted and did not sin. Hebrews 4 only makes the case of Yahuah’s Plan of Salvation through a human High Priest, who Yahuah perfected through a life of suffering then cleansed of sin at Mikveh.

1 Peter 2
“He committed no violence, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the stake, so that we might die to sins and live for Righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

1 Peter 2 above, quotes from the Prophet Isaiah who said (Isaiah 53:9) that he committed no violence, and did not lie. Isaiah and 1 Peter are addressing the accusations brought against Yahusha when he was tried. They tried him for insurrection against the Roman Emperor (inciting violence), and lying that he was Yahuah (blasphemy). Yahusha was innocent of both charges (he committed no violence and did not lie because he said he was Yahuah’s son, not Yahuah). Isaiah was stating nothing about Yahusha's state of sin from birth either. The point of 1 Peter 2 is that he bore our sins in his own body (sin offering) on the stake as The Passover Lamb, not that he was born and lived sin free his entire life. Yahusha was found innocent at his trial, and executed anyway as they executed an innocent man. Again, he was ritually cleansed of his own sin, then the sins of the world were placed on his shoulders at Mikveh, and then those filthy rags (the sin of the world) were removed by Yahuah. The charges leveled against Yahusha were false. So is the doctrine that he had to live free of sin from birth. Nowhere in Scripture does it make that claim or require that of The Messiah.

The point I am making, is that we are to understand the "elementary teachings" about the Messiah concerning his Mikveh; as Sha’ul teaches in Hebrews 6:1. In THAT context, we put all statements that he was without sin as being from the point of Mikveh forward, as both Sha’ul states in Hebrews 6 and Zechariah 3 shows us. The only requirement to meet concerning sin, was that, in the eyes of Yahuah, he was ritually clean of all sin… through Mikveh.

There is no requirement to be Messiah, that he must have been born free from sin (which is true of everyone, no one is born into sin, they are born into sinful or sin prone flesh), and that he must live a life completely sin free (as no one can for ALL have sinned); however, since "all" have sinned and is impossible even for Yahusha to live an entire lifetime without sin, then we fall back on Torah requirements concerning Mikveh. Yahusha did, however, live without sin after Mikveh for 70 weeks. He was a Spotless Lamb of about a year!

Daily Sacrifices of Oblation and the High Priest Yahusha

Sha’ul discusses the difference between Yahusha and other High Priests who went before him. The main difference Sha’ul points out is that the other Priests died and no longer are in service to offer sacrifices. Yahusha, however, defeated death, and lives Eternally in the office of High Priest which he inherited as the fulfillment of the Zadok Priesthood.

Hebrews 7
Now there have been many of those priests (who, like Yahusha, were chosen from among MEN), since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Yahusha lives forever (being begotten Divine through resurrection), he has a permanent Priesthood (because he inherited that office from the promise Yahuah made to the line of Zadok through Phineas Numbers 25:13). 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to Yahuah through him, because he always lives (a living sacrifice) to intercede for them. 26 Such a High Priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens (post resurrection). 27 Unlike the other High Priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their (he and the people's) sins once for all (time) when he offered himself. 28 For the law appoints as High Priests, men in all their weakness; but the oath (Yahuah made to Phineas Numbers 25:13), which came after the Law, appointed the son (who is the progeny of Phineas, the fulfillment of that promise), who has been made perfect forever.

Numbers 25:13
The Zadok Priest) Phineas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron (through Zadok) the Priest. Behold I give to him My Covenant of Peace, and will be his, and his progeny after him, (a) Covenant of Everlasting Priesthood in turn of his zealousness for his God, and he atoned for the sons of Israel

So, we see Yahusha did not have to be a “god” to atone, but inherited that right along with the Eternal Priesthood and the right to mediate the Covenant of Peace!

To understand what Sha’ul, a Pharisee (expert in the Torah), is writing in this letter; we must understand the Torah, and put his letters in context of everything he said. Sha’ul says Yahusha was a High Priest who was Holy, blameless, pure, and set apart from sinners. Again referring back to Yahusha's Mikveh, when he was ordained and purified ritually and then in that perfect state resurrected Eternal. Sha’ul said that Yahusha was "unlike the other High Priest" in the sense that he holds a permanent Priesthood because he conquered death (not because Yahusha was god).

All High Priests were Mikveh'd and supposed to be Holy, blameless, pure, and set apart from sinners who offered the Passover and Atonement. The only difference is they died and stayed dead and Yahusha died and rose again.

In context of Yahusha being a "living Eternal sacrifice" who held a permanent position as High Priest, Yahusha did not need to offer the daily sacrifice of oblation for the sins of the people and himself. He WAS the sacrifice.

Sha’ul uses an "interjection", which is a short phrase inserted between commas to clarify a sentence. The interjection here that is set apart by commas was "first for his own sins". An interjection can be taken out of the sentence and the sentence is still a complete thought. The sentence reads "Unlike the other High Priests, he does not need to offer the daily sacrifice for the people". Why did Sha’ul think it necessary to further clarify that the daily sacrifices were also for the High Priest? He was speaking about the Daily Oblation. The point Sha’ul was making had nothing to do with Yahusha having no need for sacrifices because he was perfect. He was addressing the Torah requirements for the daily oblation, and explaining that because Yahusha defeated death, his sacrificed body would stand as a living sacrifice meeting the Torah requirements of the Daily Oblation for himself and the people. Again alleviating Yahusha from having to live his entire life without sin, as his sacrifice was "for himself and for the people". No matter how you look at this, Yahusha is covered by Mikveh and his own sacrifice. When Sha’ul states in Hebrews 7 above that Yahusha sacrificed for "their sins" he is referring back to "their" which he defined in the previous verse as "his own sin and then for the people". Sha’ul then ends with the same declaration he made on several other occasions that The Law appoints all high priests from among men in all their weaknesses including Yahusha (they are Mikveh'd ritually clean before Yahuah).

However, Sha’ul sets Yahusha apart from the rest because of an Oath that came after (in addition to) The Law that applies only to Yahusha the High Priest, this Oath he is referring to what he wrote about a few verses prior in Hebrew 7:14. That Oath he was talking about, is that Yahusha would be the Ruling Zadok or Ruling High Priest in Psalms:

Psalm 110:4
Yahuah has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a Priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

This is confirmation of the promise made to Phineas in the line of Zadok Priests. So Sha’ul is saying here in

Hebrews 7
28 For the Law appoints as High Priests men in all their weakness; but the Oath, which came after the Law, appointed the son, who has been made perfect forever as THE RULING ZADOK "Melchizedek."

 Sha’ul is simply stating that, by The Law, Yahusha was Consecrated a High Priest with all his weaknesses just like every other High Priest, and then set apart from sinners through Mikveh and Consecration. But in Yahusha's unique case, he was further made the Ruling Zadok forever by an Oath made to him by Yahuah. Again, demonstrating exactly why John said to Yahusha "I have need to be Mikveh'd by you" because Yahusha was the greater High Priest in the Order of Zadok. Yahusha held the title "Melchizedek" and is the Eternal High Priest by an Oath to him made by Yahuah.



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